Philip Reynolds wrote:
> On 01/08/07, Michael Watterson <ei9feb at eircom.net> wrote:
>>> Though strangely on Kubuntu Fiesty Fawn I appear to be missing traceroute.
>> When I try to add the obvious by apt-get install traceroute it finds it
>> but times on on download
>> Using the GUI package manager it has a little "unbuntu" icon and is
>> available, but package manager insisted that it can't be downloaded.
>>>> Ubuntu have replaced traceroute with tracepath in the base system.
> traceroute-nanog is another variant of traceroute, but if you can
> connect to download from your repos, that probably won't work either.
> Have you tried other sources?
>Tracepath is fine. I suspected what I wanted had simply got a different
Though on my laptop:
The WiFi won't stay on when I want it on between boots and won't stay
disabled when I make changes to eth0 in KNetwork manager (Kubuntu Fiesty
The eth0 (cabled ethernet) or eth1 (wiFi) loses its gw if I change
anything, The gw is not preserved sometimes without edit the file
someplace (I forget where). setting it using route command or
KNetworkManager is erratic in remembering .
The Startup tick boxs for KNetworkManager for eth0 & eth1 don't make any
To get the Shared Key WEP WiFi to connect at home at all, I had to add
the "Wireless Assistant (Wireless LAN Manager)" package, but you have
to manually open it every time you boot and double click the airpoint.
Is there some packages I should install / remove or setup files to edit
to fix all this?
I have eth0 as static 192.168.0.140 but sometimes is reverts to
169.xx.xx.xx I believe an MS auto config Pseudo dynamic IP when users
have no DHCP server and don't understand private static IPs.
>>> Seems strange I can do this on XP and not Linux or have they renamed it
>> since my UNIX days?
>> MS can't spell they call it tracert
>>>> tracert is a hark back to the 8 character limit on filenames I would imagine.
>That's what you get for robbing your OS from CP/M. I think originally a
limitation of storage on ISIS (desiged before CP/M for Intel development
system. I had the misfortune in 1983 to have to use ISISII with *REAL*
hard drives, the removeable cake cover kind of thing (Winchester?).
Definitely backward from CP/M 80 which I had 4 years experience of by then.
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