Icaros 2.2.4 troobleshooting (smb share with ubuntu 18.04, protrekkr crash, surfing with OWB…)

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This troobleshooting guide could be called “what should i do after installing Icaros 2.2.4 ? how do i make it work with the last ubuntu 2.2.4 ?”

First, let me tell that icaros 2.2.4 is the best version today (November 2018).

The troubles :

1) Protrekkr blank window crash (in RTG mode)

Symptom : You are in RTG mode, when you click on the icon of Protrekkr, you get a blank window

2) SMB share with ubuntu 18.04 does not work

Symptoms : you followed this article to configure your samba service on ubuntu, and you still get stuck. The share doesn’t want to appear on wanderer.

If you set samba “log level = 3” in /etc/samba/smb.conf you get this result in /var/log/log.nameofyourmachine

[2018/11/11 08:44:40.078547, 2] ../source3/auth/auth.c:332(auth_check_ntlm_password)
check_ntlm_password: Authentication for user [JESS] -> [JESS] FAILED with error NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD, authoritative=1


[2018/11/11 08:44:40.078267, 2] ../libcli/auth/ntlm_check.c:430(ntlm_password_check)
ntlm_password_check: NTLMv1 passwords NOT PERMITTED for user jess

3) Surfing on Facebook and youtube with OWEB Oddussey Web Browser is difficult (window freezes, or no video or blank video or black video)

Symptoms : when you surf on facebook you get a freeze of the window (sometimes of the whole system), or get no video, or black square instead of the window on youtube.

The solutions :

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1) Protrekkr blank window crash in RTG mode

You should use the one that is included in aros-archives that works perfectly.

the link here : http://archives.aros-exec.org/share/audio/protrekkr.i386-aros.lha

In general, when a software does not work in the last version of icaros, you should get the one in aros-archives. Icaros is a so huge distribution, and peoples that maintain it and test it are so few, that stuffs can cross the cracks.


2) SMB share with ubuntu 18.04 does not work

The reason is that samba does not allow old samba protocols by default for security reasons. In fact, it is so simple to get the password from the hash in old NTLM V1 passwords protocol, that samba now disable it by default.

To enable it again, you must force samba to allow NTLM V1 passwords, you must add this into /etc/samba/smb.conf

ntlm auth = yes

On the icaros side : Don’t forget to use the right L:smb.handler (read this article and this article for help on configuring samba on the icaros and ubuntu side)

3) Surfing on Facebook and youtube with OWEB Oddussey Web Browser is difficult (window freezes, or no video or blank video or black video)

Some settings are necessary. Unfortunately, no setting is perfect and works for every web site.

It is a cooking with “spoof as“, number of “active connections” and “media configuration“.

My advice is :

for all

  • use 8 connections in the preferences / network

for facebook

  • spoof as ipad for the bestsurfing experience
  • connect to m.facebook.com, the mobile version of facebook

but personnally, i prefer staying in the config for youtube (see bellow) and use the html UI of facebook. It looks old, but it is more stable and less intrusive

the settings / network window, you can see the default “spoof as” setting and the “active connections” one
how to “spoof as”

for youtube

  • spoof as Firefox 3.6
  • check all the videos protocols in the preferences / media
  • Choose “Skip All but Reference Frames
the settings, medias window : you must check all the protocols and choose how OWB manage the video frames

tadaaa !

OWB playing youtube videos perfectly
protrekkr is working perfectly under icaros 2.2.4 in RTG mode if you follow my advice

Ofcourse, If you have better ideas, please tell me in the comments !

Author: jess

for a long time amiga, aros & demos lover and musician (linux musician, drummer, modules in protracker and octamed, recording and mastering in ardour)