Tag Archive: Ubuntu

Well I’m on 8.10 and still got wifi isses ( constantly disconnecting) but I solved my speed issues.
By issueing pre-up iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M and restarting the networking my speed went form 24 to 54M, Now that one issue solved.

Kworld crap
Well got a Kworld tv/monitor adapter used in twice and its stopped working ! upon exploring I found the PSU adapter has literally blown ! several components on it have blown apart !!
I’ve tryed to contact Kworld but had no response and like with the noontec jobbie I’ve lost the receipt.
Oh and Yahoo geocities are terminating there free and pay web hosting so its time to go shopping for a new host.

Ubuntu 7.10 & IPV6

Well all the networking issues with Ubuntu all seem to fall down to the same issue – IPV6 Its realience on this causes DNS and a whole lot of other issues with networking.

My tips for sorting out the networking?

1 Disable IPV6 in Firefox by typing about:config in the address bar and set network.dns.disableIPv6 to true.

2 Black list IPV6 in Ubuntu global by opening a terminal, typing sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
and adding blacklist ipv6 to the end of the file.

3 Don’t use the Gnome network monitor or nm_applet. Uninstall them and use Wifi Radar or WICD to select network.

4 Use Open DNS buy visiting www.opendns.com

5 Try seting up a DNS cache.


Wayhay I have one of these blog things, now I just need to fill it.

Well this blog will mainly be for my thoughts on Linux (mainly Ubuntu) and photography but may contain the odd rant about the standereds of driving in the South West of england.

I hope to have some Information this will be of interest to readers.

My current setup consists of the following

  • Acer Aspire 3690 laptop,
  • Ubuntu 7.10,
  • Fuji S5500+wide lens+GP2700 Batteries+2GB XD card,
  • Medion titanium mini tower running Ubuntu 7.10+Windows XP.