Ubuntu Update – Started Update UTMP About System Runlevel Changes

I recently installed a Ubuntu Update on a desktop computer running Ubuntu Linux 16.04. I typed in apt-get install dist-upgrade. These updates caused this Ubuntu desktop to no longer be able to browse a local windows network.

I decided to upgrade this version of Ubuntu Linux 16.04 to 17.04. I used the Ubuntu software updater. After the installation completed, this desktop computer kept hanging at “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes”.

Apparently, this upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 17.04 fucked up the video drivers. I have a dual core desktop computer with integrated Intel video. I found an Ask Ubuntu forum post pertaining to this Ubuntu update problem that had my solution.

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When this desktop would hang at this “Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes” I pressed Ctrl + Shift + F1 keys. A command prompt login appeared. I logged in with my linux credentials. I elevated to root privileges.

I went ahead and installed Intel video drivers for linux with this command.

# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

I rebooted this Ubuntu linux destkop with 17.04 and now X windows loaded properly. The graphical user interface worked normally and I was able to log into my Linux desktop. Also, I was able to successfully access the Windows network computers.

You see I have an old Dell desktop computer with Windows Vista, that I use for a file server. This Ubuntu desktop computer now with 17.04 is my data recovery computer.

How to Install RAM in iMac – G5 With Power Button Blinking Twice

I recently obtained three power pc G5 Apple Macintosh desktop computers. The first one I diagnosed as not posting and booting properly. I noticed that the power button light would flash twice every five to ten seconds or so.

Also, I noticed that this Power PC G5 had only one memory module installed. This computer is compatible with older school DDR 184 pin modules. I am going to describe to you how to install RAM in iMac G5. You must install this memory in pairs.

There are a total of eight random access memory slots in this Power Macintosh computer. There are two sets of memory slots labeld 1-4. You must install at least two memory modules in order to get this machine to boot properly.

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Also, you need to use the correct random access memory. PC3200 184 pin double data rate synchronous dynamic random access memory. Install one memory stick in each numbered one slot. You can install up to 8 gigabytes of total memory.

However, they must be in pairs and the same size. For example I installed two 512 Megabytes DDR SDRAM in this computer using both labeled slots 1. I powered on this computer and I heard the proverbial apple chime sound.

Also, I looked up the flash codes for this Power PC G5 Macinstoh and found out that when the power button flashes twice it is generally a random access memory problem. In order to open this system case there is a latch on the rear. You just pull the latch towards you and that releases the system cover.

You do NOT need to fuck with any screws with this older type of Power PC Macintosh computer. Also, the memory is located under neath two fans. The fans are removed by pulling up towards you on a plastic handle.

I was able to salvage this Apple A1047 EMC 2061 power personal computer.

Firefox Software Updater – Mozilla Version 57.0.3

Mozilla Corporation on December twenty eight two thousand seventeen officially released Mozilla web browser version 57.0.3 which they have named Quantum. This latest version includes one bug fix via Firefox software updater. There are no new features or improvements with Mozilla Firefox version 57.0.3.

* crash reports sent to mozilla without user opting in

This version of Mozilla Firefox includes multiple operating system processes, which is supposed to increase speed of this web browser. You can install Mozilla FireFox 57.0.3 manually by selecting “Help” then select “About Firefox”. In about Mozilla Firefox you will either see that your web browser is up to date or click on an “Update to 57.0.3” button.

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You can download and install Mozilla FireFox version 57.0.3 Quantum. Another way to upgrade Mozilla FireFox is with automatic updates. Click on “Tools” then select “Options”.

Click on “Advanced” tab. Select an “Update” tab. In update you have three options:

* Automatically install updates
* Check for updates
* Never check for updates

Ths brand new Mozilla Firefox Quantum web browser version 57.0.3 was developed for Microsoft Windows, Apple MACintosh, Linux, Google Android, and Apple iOS operating systems.

Cloud Data Storage – Upload Tool Cyberduck

Cloud data storage file upload utility Cyberduck version has been released. This version includes one new feature and five bug fixes. Cyberduck allows you to upload files to cloud data storage providers like BackBlaze, Amazon S3, Dropbox etc.

* save password option in command line interface version
* machine list directory permissions parser failure
* uniform resource locator incorrect signed links
* secure file transfer protocol keychain passwords not saved
* uploaded files modification date
* private key login prompt authentication

Cloud data storage file upload tool Cyberduck is FREE and open source software. This software supports both x86 32 bit and x64 64 bit platforms. Also, this cloud data storage upload tool supports Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.

Linux is only supported with the command line version. Apple Macintosh operating system OS X 10.2 Jaguar or newer is supported. Microsoft Windows Vista x86 32 bit or x64 64 bit version or newer is supported.

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In order to use this cloud data storage software on older operating systems you may need to install an older version of Cyberduck. Cyberduck supports the following cloud data storage services.

* amazon s3
* backblaze b2
* microsoft azure
* microsoft onedrive
* google drive
* dropbox

You can upgrade this software by browsing to “Help” then selecting “Check for Update…”. Also, you can browse to “Help” then choose “About” which has a “Check for Update…” button. You will be notified that either your Cyberduck software is up to date or that a newer version is available.

Finally, you can use this software as a stand alone file transfer protocol utility to upload files to an FTP, web server, etc. Secure or secure shell file transfer protocol is also supported.

Google Adwords Management – Editor Version 12.2.1

Google Adwords management editor version 12.2.1 has been released. I was not able to find specific details about Google Adwords editor version 12.2.1 from Google so I will cover what is new in version 12.2. However, just so you know version 12.2.1 is available for install.

There are basically nine feature changes in this version of Google Adwords management editor. Google Adwords editor is the computer version of their pay per click system called Adwords. You can bid on keywords and run advertisements on Google’s network including google.com.

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The desktop Google Adwords editor allows you to create and maintain your advertisements without using their online system. Google Adwords management editor is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 or newer and Apple Macintosh OS X 10.7 Lion or newer operating systems. This free software is not compatible with any Linux distributions.

* gmail asset based ads support
* video ad campaigns total budgets
* custom rules update
* target locations with semantics
* promotion extension support
* audience targeting life events
* video campaign extension support
* ad groups ads rotation
* bengali, tamil, and telugu campaign languages support

You can upgrade Google Adwords management editor by simply just opening this application. You will receive a notification that there is a newer version of Google Adwords editor available. You can cancel this by choosing to get notified later.

Also, you can go ahead and choose to complete the install of the update which will restart Google Adwords editor.

iTunes Software Download For Windows – Version

iTunes software download for windows version is now available from Apple. I only use iTunes for data recovery or upgrading iOS updates as a paid for service with my computer repair business. You can also backup your iOS device using iTunes software download for windows.

You can restore your iOS device using Apple iTunes. Also, you can upgrade and install security updates using Apple iTunes. There are five major changes to Apple iTunes in version

* download previous iOS applications
* iTunes U content listed under podcasts
* internet radio listed in music library sidebar
* download previous ringtones
* microsoft windows books listed under iBooks

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iTunes software download for windows supports Microsoft Windows 7 or newer operating systems. Apple iTunes supports Apple Macintosh version 10.10.5 Yosemite or newer operating systems. iTunes software download for windows is compatible with x64 64 bit operating systems, but you must install the x64 64 bit installer.

iTunes is NOT ported to Linux operating systems. You can always download the most recent version of Apple iTunes from this static link. If you are using x64 64 bit hardware and operating system, I recommend that you download an x64 64 bit version of iTunes that is available via the static download link.

Nvidia GPU Drivers – No Longer Support 32 Bit X86 Hardware

Nvidia GPU drivers will no longer be developed to support 32 bit x86 hardware. Nvidia Corporation made this announcement on December twenty first two thousand seventeen. Nvidia GPU drivers version 390 will be the last drivers to support x86 32 bit hardware.

This includes the following operating systems.

* microsoft windows 7
* microsoft windows 8
* microsoft windows 8.1
* microsoft windows 10
* linux distributions
* berkeley software disribution

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All future Nvidia GPU drivers will not support any x86 32 bit hardware or operating systems. You will not be able to install future Nvidia graphics processing unit drivers on x86 32 bit computers with 32 bit operating systems. You will be able to install older versions up to and including version 390 on 32 bit architecture.

However, future bugs, security issues, and improvements will no longer be developed for 32 bit architecture. Most if not all new laptop and desktops are manufactured with x64 64 bit hardware. This might be a problem if you have an older laptop or desktop computer.

It has been since around 2006 that Intel quit developing new 32 bit processors. Advanced Micro Devices I believe quit developing new 32 bit processors around 2004.

Optimize System Performance – With CCleaner Version 5.38.6357

You can optimize system performance with Ccleaner. Ccleaner is developed by Piriform Limited. This company has released Ccleaner version 5.38.6357.

Seven issues have been fixed in this latest version.

* microsoft edge browser cleaning set aside tabs no longer removed
* google chrome local storage cleaning cookies
* google chrome storage cookies managed from local storage
* ccleaner does not clean list of renamed files
* “Error opening file for writing”
* windows xp library dependancy
* ccleaner check for updates in short time period

Ccleaner supports both x86 32 bit and x64 64 bit operating systems. Ccleaner is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, server 2003, server 2008, server 2008 release 2, server 2012 operating systems. Macintosh OS 10.6 snow leopard to 10.11 el capitan x64 64 bit operating systems.

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You can update Ccleaner via its interface. Click on a “Check for updates” link in lower right hand corner. This will take you to a web page at Piriform.com that will tell you whether or not a new version is available.

You will see a message similar to this “A new version, 5.38.6357 is available to download!”. You can upgrade to the paid for version of Ccleaner at this time or scroll down to the bottom and click on “No thanks”. You have an option to download the free version, download the trial version, or buy the professional plus.

Also, you can always visit a static link and download the most recent version of Ccleaner optimize system performance. The professional version of Ccleaner has automatic updates. Finally, there is a portable version and Google Android version available.

Thunderbird Email Program – Version 52.5.2 Released

Thunderbird email program version 52.5.2 has been released. This update was released to the public on December twenty second two thousand seventeen. No new features are included in this Thunderbird email program version 52.5.2.

One major issue has been fixed.

* mailsploit vulnerability

You can update Mozilla Thunderbird email program to version 52.5.2 via automatic updates. Also, you can configure your email program to notify you instead. Click on “Tools” from main menu and then choose “Options”.

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Then you want to click on an “Advanced” tab. Click on an “Update” tab. Choose “Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them”.

Finally, click on “OK” to save these settings. You must be using Microsoft Windows XP service pack 3 or later, Windows server 2003 or later, Apple Macintosh OS X 10.9 or later, and Linux GTK+ 3.4 or higher. You can always download and manually install Mozilla Thunderbird email program version 52.5.2.

Thunderbird email program is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP service pack 3, Vista, 7, 8, 10, server 2003 service pack one, server 2003 release two, server 2008, and server 2008 release two.

Apple Technical Support – Slows Down Phones Instead of Fixing Bug

Apple technical support have been caught intentionally slowing down older iPhones because of a bug either with the actual phone handset or batteries. Technology corporation Primate Labs Incorporated helped to blow the wistle so to speak on Apple. With the help of a reddit post pertaining to this Apple Technical Support public relations debacle, Apple has now admitted that they have been intentionally and knowningly throttling Central Processing Unit usage on certain iPhone devices running iOS 10.2.1.

Instead of permanently fixing this bug either with faulty batteries and or handsets, Apple choose to remain secretive. Also, Apple technical support denied earlier claims that they were intentionally slowing down Apple iPhones. Now we know that Apple Incorporated lied about this fact.

Apple claims that some older iPhone 6 devices will unexpectedly power down because of faulty batteries. Apple did issue replacement batteries to those customers that qualified. However, now that Apple Technical Support admits what they denied before, they claim that in the future they might throttle central processing unit time on the Apple iPhone 7.

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Here is Apple’s statement admitting what people have claimed for years that was happening:

“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components. Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions.

We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”

There is discussions on the Internet that this is just another Apple Corporation marketing scheme to get their loyal customers to purchase newer devices. I am a bit suspicious because why in the fuck has Apple technical support not fixed this issue yet if it is indeed a hardware flaw or bug? They alluded to using this same tactic of manipulating the amount of processor usage on future devices to include the iOS 7. According to GeekBench utility data, there is noticeable patterns between iOS 10.2 and iOS 10.2.1.