Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Howto install Citrix receiver 13.2 on ubuntu - lubuntu 16.04 using chrome browser

Howto install Citrix receiver 13 on ubuntu 16.04 using chrome browser

Most of it is from here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CitrixICAClientHowTo
Using this commands was able to install on an ASUS T100TAF runnung lubuntu 16.04

What I did was

1) Install chrome, that is easy. Go here https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/features.html then click download and it does this automatically, you'll just need to select what package you want that for ubbuntu 16.04 64 bit it will say 64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)

2) Download this package, should be as the figure shows 64 bit version:

        from here: https://www.citrix.com/downloads/citrix-receiver/legacy-receiver-for-linux/receiver-for-linux-13-2.html

Then open a terminal and type these commands (you could copy paste)

   1  sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
   2  sudo apt-get update
   3  sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/icaclient_*.deb
   4  sudo apt-get -f install
   5  sudo ln -s /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/* /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/
   6  sudo c_rehash /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/keystore/cacerts/
   7  /opt/Citrix/ICAClient/util/configmgr &
   8  xdg-mime default wfica.desktop application/x-ica
last line will ask you answer yes and that is ti done

Then should work, open chrome go to the website that will get you your ica file, when clicking on link you can set to always open this will save you a step. Hope it helps

Monday, May 8, 2017

Install lubuntu, ubuntu or xubuntu on ASUS T100TAF

T100TAF is a small asus pc with detachable keyboard using Winblows 8 or 10, with either OS the system is SLOOOOOW.

So with the purpose of making it faster I set o get a version of ubuntu to work on this thing, I was able to get ubuntu, ubuntu installed and loading but I went with lubuntu thinking do not need any major software to do word processing etc, just wanted browsing (for netflix, amazon) and KODI for my home mythtv box. This PC is 64bit so to maximize use I've installed 64bit which makes things a bit trickier in terms of booting but with this will be simple enough to get it done, I think. To be able to do this I've googled left and right this blog help a bit to get things going but the wifi instructions in my case didn't work, nor the rest

So first thing is get lubuntu on a USB, from windows or linux the simplest is unetbootin, you don't know how to do that for ubuntu look at this: https://askubuntu.com/questions/217981/how-to-install-and-run-unetbootin, but the commands to do this is:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install unetbootin

Then start the program (should be in one of the menus) select lubuntu distro live (I grabbed 16.04), to make the 64 version boot you'll need a file called bootia32.efi you can download this from someone (but being myself a bit paranoid and because I'm not familiar with the complexity of these files) I downloaded first the 32 bit version on the folder EFI/Boot there is the file copy somewhere you'll need this is a bit.

Then get the 64 bit version by the same process and copy the bootia32.efi into the EFI/Boot you'll know you are putting in the right place because there sould be 64but version. (this is needed because apparently this pc has a 32 bit efi)

Now boot the tablet, quickly press esc key that will bring the boot menu select enter setup (right now I think maybe f2 will get you in the bios but can't remember with certainty so press esc and enter setup)

Go to the boot section and disable secure boot, then reboot, pres esc select your USB and wait

I like to have the installer get the files it needs, you need to make wifi work and it doesn't out of the bos therefore, once you have the initial lubuntu or any other distro boot menu, do not select install select try first, this should load the OS (from now on will refer only to lubuntu but it works the same for xubuntu or ubuntu)

OK lets make wifi work, a bit of context: there is a text file in the pc's memory that is needed for wifi to work but in can be copied to the OS and then used. You do this by doing the following:
1) Open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t)

2) Copy file with this command: sudo cp /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/nvram******** /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43340-sdio.txt

2a) To get the full name when you get to nv press the Tab key an it will autocomplete the name of the file

3) Then do these command:
sudo modprobe -r brcmfmac
sudo modprobe brcmfmac

Apparently these commands load and unload the module so it resets, I think

4) The above step should have enabled your wifi (is not instantaneous so wait 5-10 secs at most) and therefore go to the icon for networks and a list of APs should be available select and connect

5) Go through the installation and that should get lubuntu on your T100TAF (I erased the disk but made a full backup image with clonezilla)

6) Unfortunately I do not know how to make the installer, install the drivers for the wifi and despite the system at that moment being able to use wifi it won't get installed so therefore repeat step # 2 to #3 and the driver will be installed. This will make it available after reboot but might need to be repeated when installing/updating anything that would change your kernel or so I think, but don't despair just repeat those steps

7) Some say they've been able to get audio going but I followed instructions and it has not worked

8)Also bluetooth doesn't work despite supposedly having the broadcom driver, not sure what it is but the bluetooth manager doesn't seem to fin any adapter and using hcionfig shows a MAC address with only zeros which I think is related to the problem but I have not been able to figure that one out so far.

BTW Do not enable the additional intel microcode driver it makes it freeze

For some reason the intel drivers do not install properly as some will some won't be already installed for the i915 as i understand or baytrail or something like that. I noticed this while updating the kernel and other things where it goes to the process of creating the kernel or something like that. Well any way go here: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/firmware
This intel website will provide with the drivers missing, if you look into the folder /lib/firmware/i915

download the ones you think you need and then unzip from your file manager or however you usually extract files

cd to directory where you extracted and run the script within the directory with

sudo ./install.sh

sound or bluetooth won't work despite doing this

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The immoral compass of humanity

I see some have been talking about the misfortune of kids in Syria. While the crimes being committed are unimaginable and unforgivable, the US should not go in. This will eventually evolve to boots in the ground where again the US is not welcomed and shot by both sides. This is evident as they demand US to go in kill the other side, but is there manifestations of support for US to go in? You know Us flags in the streets, cheering US/Obama to go in? Easy to later see the US flag and/or president effigy burning.

Why other Muslim countries are not going in, or speaking up and backing the US to go in? (Saudis are doing it but silently). Are people in other countries demonstrating support for US intervention? Right now children in Syria are either being killed or their parents, leaving them orphans. This is very sad and unforgivable, but soldiers also have children and those children also would hate to not have a father or mother. Soldiers that eventually go in, will end up being shot by both sides! Intervention without thinking of the consequences would be an action that would irresponsible to our country.

Syrians should demand help from countries they do like, like Iran, Iraq, Russia, and go burn their flag and called them cowards for not only not going in and helping, but for helping to keep a mass murderer like Assad in power and blocking efforts from countries willing to assist. Where is the flag and effigy burning for Putin, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Hassan Rouhani, and many others or their flags.

The moral compass of the world is messed up, but that does not make it right for kids here to grow without parents too. Want to see views of each country take a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_reactions_to_the_Syrian_civil_war

Although this commentary (http://www.theglobalist.com/selective-morality-syria/) is right, in regards of who is the US to talk about wrong doing; that is a weak argument for not intervening. They have done wrong therefore should not intervene when a crime is being done? The wrongdoing of Assad is unforgivable but US involvement at this time in that place is not helpful and will only cause more agitation and death. Countries that in the past have provided support to Syria, have to assist Syria and stop their silence and cooperation. Not sure who thinks the regime can get itself back to normal business and continue benefiting from their misfortune? I would think the Syrian population thinks it has gone to far for the population to move on. Well I know my blabbering will not accomplish anything but I do wish someone had a magic wand and was able to fix this. Could requiring a higher level of education to people in government help avoid this disasters?

Labor pains... can congress act?

For low income jobs is better to be unemployed, there has to be a change? Maybe a congress with a bit more of either intelligence or common sense (I know likely asking for a miracle), that could right this wrong! Oh yeah but let's go attack another country while our house is falling apart?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

To think Obama got a novel prize?

To think Obama got a novel prize?
What a disappointment!

Religious freedom or privilege!

I am so happy this group is suing the IRS. Catholic, mormon, or other churches and other religious groups spending money in politics without consequences is unfair.
  They want to have a voice on political discussions pay your taxes! Remember no taxation without representation? they have representation without taxation! That is a good deal for them but not for others.
Religious groups come out in support of a candidate, then the general population due to fanaticism or laziness and without thinking vote for that candidate based on religion not on merit. Leading to election of a politician, that is due to religion and because of the narrow views that the religious group has and not the good of the majority

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Accomplices to the recession, will they be held accountable an pay?

Finally will get to see if any of the accomplices of the investment banks and mortgage lenders are held accountable.  I hope this trial gives more information in the collusion that exist between investment banks, mortgage lenders and the agencies that rate them.  Which kept saying this investments were AAA all the way until it was too late....well I suppose it could have been all the way to a depression. 

Despite the importance of this issue the main media has not even brushed the news. Why? 

Additionally with the light shed on this issue, hopefully some regulation could be put in place, to prevent banks paying rating agencies for the grade they get. Is like you paying your teacher so he grades you as you like, then you pay them generously.  Which teacher would not give you an A+?