The Techno-Bleg Thread

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by dhex » 11 Jan 2019, 09:10

so chrome has decided i can't upload files anymore. not in gmail, or my cms, or basecamp or anything. been turning off all extensions and nothing works. updated to latest version. can drag to upload but upload file buttons are all broken across all sites.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Warren » 11 Jan 2019, 11:49

dhex wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 09:10
so chrome has decided i can't upload files anymore. not in gmail, or my cms, or basecamp or anything. been turning off all extensions and nothing works. updated to latest version. can drag to upload but upload file buttons are all broken across all sites.
But it works with other browser?
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by dhex » 11 Jan 2019, 11:51

Yuh.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Eric the .5b » 11 Jan 2019, 20:08

Weird. I'd suggest making sure Chrome is fully updated and restarting it. If it's still a problem and you use any extensions, try disabling all of them. If it works them, try re-enabling until you identify the extension that breaks it.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by dhex » 14 Jan 2019, 19:01

i prepared to start the extension turnoff cha cha cha (i'd already tried adblock and ghostery and even https everywhere) this AM but lo and behold everything in chrome is working again.

it was up to date on friday so i got nuttin
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Warren » 22 Apr 2019, 09:44

ARGGH iMac only a few years old and wifi died.
Anyone have experience/advice for wireless adapters?
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by dbcooper » 22 Apr 2019, 09:54

Warren wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 09:44
ARGGH iMac only a few years old and wifi died.
Anyone have experience/advice for wireless adapters?
I've found this site useful:

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/
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Post by Warren » 22 Apr 2019, 10:21

dbcooper wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 09:54
Warren wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 09:44
ARGGH iMac only a few years old and wifi died.
Anyone have experience/advice for wireless adapters?
I've found this site useful:

https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/
That's too much for me. I'm hoping I can just plug this in and problem solved.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Highway » 22 Apr 2019, 11:05

That should work. Don't know how well, or for how long, but it should work.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by lunchstealer » 22 Apr 2019, 17:02

There do exist wireless USB adapters, IIRC. Could be wrong, but pretty sure.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Warren » 22 Apr 2019, 17:52

The trouble started shortly after I started charging the remote for a 'made in China' selfie stick.
Coincidence?

Yeah got to be a coincidence. Whoever got malware from a selfie remote?
Run a Sophos scan just to be sure... System looks clean. wifi definitely shit the bed tho.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Warren » 04 May 2019, 02:07

Do two positives make a negative?
I bought the wifi adapter, and fortunately I have an external CD drive to run the install program, and with a minimum of fuss everything worked fine.
Only thing is, between the time I ordered it, and the time it arrived, my computer fixed itself.

That's twice this year some tech hard faulted and then came back like nothing had happened. I fear I have been chosen by the tech gods as the designated "let's fuck with this guy for shits and giggles".
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by tr0g » 08 May 2019, 10:11

So, I need (for stupid reasons I'm not getting into) to install linux on an old box. I need a graphical interface, a VPN and a web browser. What's my best bet for a distro in terms of least fuss/muss? When setup, it will be used by the borderline technically illiterate.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by JD » 08 May 2019, 10:16

tr0g wrote:
08 May 2019, 10:11
So, I need (for stupid reasons I'm not getting into) to install linux on an old box. I need a graphical interface, a VPN and a web browser. What's my best bet for a distro in terms of least fuss/muss? When setup, it will be used by the borderline technically illiterate.
CentOS, probably. Pretty much everything is in CentOS and they've done a decent job of making it pretty easy to use. The VPN may be the hardest part, mostly because there are about fifty billion variants of VPNs.
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