Friday, December 9, 2022

Minor Upgrade Issues With Kubuntu

 Not fatal, but very annoying. I have a Netgear "Nighthawk" USB WiFi adapter plugged into it, and while it supports Mac, and by extension Linux, it's cranky to get set up. I should have plugged an Ethernet cable directly into the router and ran that to this PC, as I think it may have borked the drivers for the WiFi adapter last night, losing connectivity.

Running things on Good Old Ethernet for now until I get the driver issues sorted out. I like the new menu layouts, but as with all "upgrades" a few things got moved (simplified, really) so it'll take me a few days to get used to it.

And it definitely borked all the user info in my Ham Radio programs, so now I have to go back and set them up again for my station, Again, annoying but not fatal, and I now have all the newest versions of the software I run.

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  1. I empathize with you. Having had to start from ground zero many times myself, I can assert that it is, indeed, a pain in the backside.

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    1. The wireless is back on-the-air, and it was much easier than the last time I did this 3 years ago. Still have to sort out the Ham apps that talk to the Yaesu. wsjtx works 100% after the upgrade but fldigi and my logging program still need configuring, and MMSSTV has completely disappeared, along with a couple of older apps I built from scratch. Oh, well....

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  2. I use Linux Mint instead of Kubuntu. So far the only difficulties have been self inflicted, such at stupidly doing an install instead of an upgrade.

    I have a dual boot with Windows 7, but only use Windows for a couple of programs that wouldn't run using Wine. I now have a virtual machine in Linux that runs Windows 7 so I don't have to reboot to switch between Linux and Windows.

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  3. Got fldigi running correctly, but only using flrig. It has an option to use hamlib, but it's not working. And CQRLOG is now working after I added the numerical hamlib model number for the rig. The drop-down box doesn't show any choices, so I guess you had to enter it. Been a few years since I did this, and THIS time I'm writing it all down!

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  4. I should have had it on a cabled connection during the upgrade. Me Bad...real bad!

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  5. Not sure if you've tried it, but I have had decent success with Ethernet Over Power.

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    1. I have a Powerline Ethernet adapter that I use for a few things, and I'm astounded you can do 100MB/s over the AC lines.

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