I traded my Samsung SCX4200 forÂ my parents old Canon LaserBase MF5650 as its not supported under Windows 7/10 and the Samsung is still supported.
I had hoped that my Ubuntu Xenial Linux desktop would have drivers and it would all just work, unfortunately the Canon MF* series of printers are not supported as they use a different communication protocol for printing.
Luckily someone on Internet has reversed the protocol and written drivers for Linux (and possibly other OSes that make use of CUPS printing)
Usually I use a SSH connection forwarded through my ADSL router to one of my home servers for remote access to my network.Â The server in question though had become un-responsive so I had no way remotely into myÂ network.
For fun I nmap’d the public IP of my ADSL router and found the following interesting port open:
80/tcp Â open Â http
I thought I had switched off all the “remote” control methods on my router but clearly not, visiting the page gave me the following (scary) login screen. Continue reading →
By default Ubuntu is configured to load the floppy kernel driver on start-up, if you don’t have a floppy drive though this can be annoying because the icon will appear asÂ a un-mounted drive on your system. In Xubuntu on my machine the icon and entry in thunar (the file manager) looked like this.
The fix is to unload the floppy driver from memory, thankfully on Ubuntu its a module so you canÂ unload the module with the following command:
sudo rmmod floppy
If you want to permanently stop it from loading on boot you can blacklist the driver as follows:
Panoboter Bender Awesome hardware that can be used to create virtual tours and panoramic photos
School of cooking – Pick n Pay I keep meaning to go try this, I would love to learn to cook a few different things and I know a few people who tried this out and said it was pretty cool. When I have some free time and money I am definitely gonna give it a go, try drag the wife along.