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More Adventures in Networking

Today, 08:30 AM

Posted by raymac46 in Security & Networking
One of the boys in the 'hood called me yesterday. Seems he switched ISPs, got a new gateway and his printer didn't work anymore.
"Are you wired in or is it wireless?"
He assured me it was wired - right next to the desktop. So I went over to check it out.
When I got there I discovered that the only connecting wire was a power cord. The wireless light was flashing - no connection.
So we hunted up his new password and entered it into the printer. The light went steady and a test page printed.
Then he wanted to scan using the push button on the printer but the scan failed. I checked the computer and couldn't find any scanning software. So I downloaded the latest HP printer driver package. After a reboot he could scan from the printer or command a scan from the computer.
I don't know why the tech who came in to install his new gateway didn't get it right, but there you go. Another case where technology is too difficult for the user.

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Oracle Java™ Critical Security Updates Released

Today, 12:00 PM

Posted by Corrine in Security & Networking
Oracle released the scheduled critical security updates for its Java SE Runtime Environment software.  This Critical Patch Update contains 10 new security fixes for Oracle Java SE.  Nine (9) of these vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.  The English text form of this Risk Matrix can be found here. The update also includes numerous Bug Fixes.


If Java is still installed on your computer, it is recommended that this update be applied as soon as possible due to the threat posed by a successful attack.

    Download Information

Java SE 8u221
Java SE 12.0.2 Development Kit (64-bit only)
  • UNcheck any pre-checked toolbar and/or software options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

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Now Playing In VirtualBox

Yesterday, 06:33 PM

Posted by raymac46 in Bruno's All Things Linux
I got tired of Ubuntu MATE in my Windows VirtualBox so I'm auditioning a couple of new candidates:
  • MX Linux 18 - I run this on the rails in old equipment and Xfce is always a good choice in virtual machines. It installed easily and I had to run the Guest Additions CD to get the full screen and other goodies, but it looks great now.
  • Mageia 7 - It is my favorite RPM distro and again was easy to install. I'm using the lovely KDE Plasma here. I had to work harder to install the Guest Additions. Although it claimed to have a package installed it didn't work, so I had to install the kernel development package and then build the modules from the Guest Additions CD. It appears to have worked because I'm typing this from a nice full screen in Mageia running in VBox. I am not 100% confident though as Mageia has a habit of breaking in VBox after updates.

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