I recently had a friend lose access to his Night Owl WNVR201 device. He said he lost his password, and I said I'd see what I could do. Through a long day of reverse engineering it, I found out how to reset the password on the device.
Ever wonder what Linux version is running on your machine? I commonly connect to friend's machines, or to one of my servers and I have no clue. This can make a huge difference, as some distributions use
apt, and some use
yum. There are two super helpful commands to accomplish figuring this out.
I find myself fairly regularly hearing about new features in the Linux kernel (the core of Linux operating systems), getting excited, and checking to see if my distribution's repository of packages has the latest kernel built. Unfortunately, Ubuntu's repositories don't have the most recent versions of the kernel available for some time.
Fortunately, the Linux kernel is open source, so we can freely download the kernel's source code, compile it, and install it.
This article details the steps necessary on a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine).