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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#231 Postby brokera » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:23 pm

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$ inxi -F
System:    Host: andy2 Kernel: 4.13.0-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 bits: 32 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
           Distro: MX-17.b2_386 Horizon November 20, 2017
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: ME051 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0RJ272 serial: N/A BIOS: Dell v: A10 date: 11/07/2006
Battery    BAT0: charge: 31.0 Wh 366.3% condition: 8.5/31.0 Wh (27%)
CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron M (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB speed: 1596 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 ) drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 version: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6
Audio:     Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-0.bpo.1-686-pae
Network:   Card: Broadcom Limited BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:15:c5:61:3a:0c
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (10.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500BEVE size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 37G used: 5.3G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: /home size: 78G used: 17G (23%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.14GB used: 0.02GB (1%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 154 Uptime: 1:32 Memory: 572.2/2011.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.43


Hello. I have the following problems: I can not configure the wifi, and I periodically lose normal display of the laptop monitor. Vertical color bars appear on the monitor and I have to turn it off forcibly.
I will be very grateful for any help.

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#232 Postby mmontz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:16 pm

jerry525 wrote:
Has anyone tried to install the Private Internet Access Open VPN Application?
MX 16 worked a treat with the Version 68. (https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/)
I tried installing the latest version but did not work.
I tried installing earlier versions but no luck also, just got messages that I had the latest version.
I've now done a full reinstall of MX17 beta so am ready to try something.


I can confirm this.

Even following the manual instructions here: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/f ... -debian/p1

Connecting with Network Manager errors with 'The VPN connection failed because the VPN service failed to start'

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#233 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:35 pm

I'm not an expert but could you try something to see if it helps? Install these 3 packages:

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pptpd
ppp
pptp-linux


and reboot to try again.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#234 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:36 pm

BTW: did you also follow the directions in the section
(optional manual OpenVPN config)
Now Configure Network Manager (Manual config)
I ask b/c openvpn is installed in MX by default.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#235 Postby mmontz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:46 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:BTW: did you also follow the directions in the section
(optional manual OpenVPN config)
Now Configure Network Manager (Manual config)
I ask b/c openvpn is installed in MX by default.


I see nothing in the manual about OpenVPN.

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#236 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:14 pm

It's down the page you linked to:
(optional manual OpenVPN config)
Now Configure Network Manager (Manual config)
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- Right click the Network Manager on the menu bar
- and click "Edit Connections..."
- then click "Add" (...or if you see and "VPN" tab click it then click "Add")
- choose "OpenVPN" for the connection type from the drop down menu
- then click "Create..."
- for the "Connection name:" type in "Private Internet Access VPN"
- for the "Gateway:" type in "us-west.privateinternetaccess.com" or...
- whatever Hostname you would like to use from...
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/network/
- Ex. "brazil.privateinternetaccess.com"
- Ex. "mexico.privateinternetaccess.com"
- for the "Type:" select "Password" from the dropdown menu
- for the "User name:" type in your "p1234567" username
- for the "Password:" type in the password that goes with your "p-xxxxx" username
- for the "CA Certificate:" browse and select the CA Certificate from ~/OpenVPN-setup-PIA folder
- now click on "Advanced..."
- Check "Use custom gateway port:" and set it to "1198"
- Put a check in "Use LZO compression"
- Click on the "Security" tab
- Set the "Cipher:" to "AES-128-CBC"
- Set the "HMAC Authentication:" to "SHA-1"
- Click "OK"
- Click "Save"
- You may get asked to save a keyring password (you can leave this blank)

Reboot the computer now! (optional but recommended )

Now connect to the VPN
=============================================
- Now Left click the Network Manager on the menu bar
- click "VPN Connections"
- click "Private Internet Access"
- wait for it to connect

- Test by opening your Internet browser and going to...
https://ipleak.net/
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#237 Postby mmontz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:03 pm

Following those instructions for VPN worked.

Thanks!

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#238 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:09 pm

Excellent--you're welcome.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#239 Postby danielson » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:14 pm

Btw, don't know who to thank for the desktop backgrounds (especially the wavy curtain kind) but they are just superb!
Hope to see more colors of same pattern.
Distro: MX-17_x64 Horizon
Laptop: HP EliteBook 8460p
CPU: Dual core Intel i5-2520M.
Office: LibreOffice.
Browser: Firefox (Quantum), Vivaldi (Snapshot).

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Re: MX-17 Beta 2 Feedback

#240 Postby richb » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:15 pm

I have been messing with this as well How does one obtain a username and password.

for the "User name:" type in your "p1234567" username
- for the "Password:" type in the password that goes with your "p-xxxxx" username
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