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answered What is the CVE-2014-6271 bash vulnerability (Shellshock) and how do I fix it?
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comment Restarted computer during update; “the system network service is not compatible with this version”
@jeremiah it's basically a workaround that could be done at a more appropriate time such as one of many initialization boot scripts (although determining which to use is sometimes not trivial)
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Aug
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reviewed Approve How can I show all kernels in the Grub2 menu, ie disable submenu (“Previous Linux Versions”)?
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reviewed Approve How to mount an SD card reader
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May
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accepted Is it possible to sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, 2.0 in I already signed 1.1?
May
25
revised What does “sudo apt-get update” do?
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May
19
comment Downgrade Java 1.7 to Java 1.5
One of Oracle's primary goals in moving forward was complete backward-compatibility, so I'd assume that if 1.7 doesn't work but 1.5 does, then there is a deeper problem.
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
It is working stably now. Bitrate is forced to 18M auto, twpower 17, retry long and retry short are both 31 (as opposed to 21). Thanks!
May
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accepted Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
May
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comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
Long and short retries seem to help greatly, I'll see how stable it is and report back. Can you tell me what the number 21 means? Is it just the number of retries?
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
How would this be related? I can't send any 802.11 frames, at a lower level than IP addressing.
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
USB 2.0, being a Toshiba Satellite L755
May
3
comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
Windows: Virtually endlessly (as in, hours of un-interrupted communication) vs a few seconds on Ubuntu. Reconnect gives a few more seconds. I'll try the clean disconnect later tomorrow as it is fairly late in my timezone
May
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comment Rtl8187 wireless card drops signal within seconds
I've tried values as low as 64 (powers of 2), to no avail.