Fix for Plugable bluetooth dongle in Ubuntu Linux 17.10 / 18.10 Bluetooth Headsets mic not working

ID 0a5c:21e8 Broadcom Corp. BCM20702A0 Bluetooth 4.0 Run the commands: wget s3.amazonaws.com/plugabl… sudo mv fw-0a5c_21e8.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM20702A0-0a5c-21e8.hcd sudo cp /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM20702A0-0a5c-21e8.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM20702A1-0a5c-21e8.hcd   From: Plugable USB Bluetooth Adapter: Solving HFP/HSP and A2DP Profile Issues on Linux Tags: Amazon, Linux, Ubuntu

pfsense OpenVPN Ubuntu client bug and fix

The OpenVPN export package in pfsense does not work out of the box for Ubuntu linux clients.  The fix lies with editing the VPN configuration after importing it. You can do this with the following tool: nm-connection-editor click on the connection then click the cog: Edit the selected connection Click “Advanced” Click the “TLS Authentication” Read more about pfsense OpenVPN Ubuntu client bug and fix[…]

How to add an USB 3.0 port to your laptop for $5 (Windows or Linux)

You can get it on Amazon here. In Ubuntu 16.10 it is plug and play. It comes with both a USB power cable, and a AC wall power supply. You’ll need the wall one for power hungry devices like a USB hard drive. It comes with 2 ports, but I’m skeptical you could use them Read more about How to add an USB 3.0 port to your laptop for $5 (Windows or Linux)[…]

How to check which Name Servers your computer is using in Ubuntu

If you have Dekstop version with network manager installed: nmcli dev show | grep DNS A better way for servers: systemd-resolve –status Not cat /etc/resolv.conf will give you nameserver 127.0.0.1 or nameserver 127.0.0.53 because Ubuntu uses dnsmasq, resolvconf, or more recently systemd to get it’s name servers from Network Manager. Tags: How To, Ubuntu

Am I using propriety software? How to find out.

I prefer open source software. It’s free. Here is a list of software to avoid if you want the most flexibility and economy. If you have to use it. Please consider running a M$ Windows Virtual Machine that serves it using RemoteApp. Proprietary software that does not play nicely with native Ubuntu Linux. Adobe Acrobat Read more about Am I using propriety software? How to find out.[…]

How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play!

InWatch Z Smartwatch aka inWatch Z2G This guide is written for the original inWatch Z that came with Andriod 4.2.2, and has the bone conductivity speaker. Not the later version (Z3G) that shipped with Android 4.4. These instructions may work with the later one, but I have not tested it. Chipset: MediaTek (MTK) MT6572 Why Read more about How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play![…]

Windows 10 VDI deployment: Architecture and Taxonomy

  Virtual server mirror. Serving Windows 10 pro desktops to 20x thin clients. Mirror Server: 2x Dell r710 12 cores @ 3GHz, 64GB RAM, w/ Intel 2x 10GBE port and dual 850W Power Storage per server: 2x300GB SSD, 4x146GB SAS 15K, 2x1TB SAS 7.2K Software: M$ Windows 2012r2 Datacenter or Ubuntu Linux 16.04 Architecture: ~20x Read more about Windows 10 VDI deployment: Architecture and Taxonomy[…]

Howto run Windows 2012R2 Server under KVM with high performance networking, hard drive, and display drivers. on Ubuntu 16.04 xenial.

Get your win2kr2 ISO ready. Download the drivers iso here: virtio-win.iso Download KVM config file here: win2kr2.xml Import the xml file into “Virtual Machine Manager” Edit win2k12r2 machine in “Virtual Machine Manager” Add new 25GB virtio storage drive. Make sure to change type from “IDE” to “VirtIO”. Add cdrom drive connected to virtio-win.iso Connect your install Read more about Howto run Windows 2012R2 Server under KVM with high performance networking, hard drive, and display drivers. on Ubuntu 16.04 xenial.[…]