DoD CAC Reader | Solus

This page is woefully out of date and needs to be updated. This will happen at some point but for the time being, use it as a reference to aid you in the process. Preface US Department of Defense (DoD) now limits access to many of its websites to be via a smart Common Access … Continue reading DoD CAC Reader | Solus

DoD CAC Reader | Fedora

This is a guide that has been tested and working on Fedora 33 and later. Preface US Department of Defense (DoD) now limits access to many of its websites to be via a smart Common Access Card (CAC) authenticated with a Personal Identification Number (PIN). The following is a guide to assist in setting up … Continue reading DoD CAC Reader | Fedora

Noodlings 36 | The Wires and Tubes

The holiday season hustle and bustle is through and I am able to concentrate on reorganizing the messes I have made in getting ready for the season. As the fall time projects finished up, the Christmastime projects kicked into full gear between programming my Christmas light display, baking cookies and making Gingerbread houses with the kids. There come a bunch of other miserable cold weather chores that go along with living on a subsistence farm.

DoD Common Access Card (CAC) Reader

For those that need to access to Department of Defense web sites that are SmartCard protected. If you just need the SmartCard to work, just skip the DoD requirements to complete the process. You can also check out MilitaryCAC.Com Linux page for more information. openSUSE Leap and Tumbleweed Ubuntu and derivatives including Linux Mint Fedora … Continue reading DoD Common Access Card (CAC) Reader

DoD CAC Reader | Ubuntu, Derivatives and Linux Mint

This is a guide that is tested to work with Ubuntu and its Derivatives including Linux Mint. Note that not all derivatives were tested. If you test this against an Ubuntu derivative and it works or does not work, please contact me or leave a comment to let me know. Last updated 10 Jan 2022 … Continue reading DoD CAC Reader | Ubuntu, Derivatives and Linux Mint

Utilities

KDE Connect KDE Connect is a project that aims to allow intercommunication of all your network enabled devices. You can receive your phone or tablet notifications on your computer, receive notifications from your computer onto your phone or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop. KDE Connect implements a secure communication … Continue reading Utilities

Pop!_OS | Review from an openSUSE User

As part of a kind of challenge, I have decided to kick the tires on Pop!_OS Since I don’t have the extra hardware to install it on “bare metal” so I have chosen to put it in a Virtual Machine. Pop!_OS can be downloaded from here. I chose the 2GB sized Intel/AMD version for this … Continue reading Pop!_OS | Review from an openSUSE User

NeptuneOS | Review from an openSUSE User

I am not a “distro hopper” but it is good to experience some of the other Linux distributions out there. It gives you a good understanding of what you like and what you like less and keeps things colorful. This time it is NeptuneOS, a Debian based distro. Most of my Debian experience as of … Continue reading NeptuneOS | Review from an openSUSE User