I have read that Apple devices are supposed to work nice together, and maybe other devices are not so important. Eventually, I would like to get moved onto an Ubuntu or FreeBSD computer. I've had this iMac since new 2007. Thanks for the reply.
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RE: Nexus 5 wifi hotspot operation with password has issues.
Nexus 5 wifi hotspot operation with password has issues.
My wifi hotspot with Nexus 5 works great with an open (no password) wifi signal and my computer picks it up and locks on with no problems. The password for the wifi setup is entered in the configuration without a problem, but my iMac doesn't lock on and keeps asking for the password. What type of password is required (WPA2, etc.)? I've tried different settings, but am curious what has worked for others.
RE: GSM SIM for Ubuntu touch on Nexus 5
I've been using H2O Wireless for years and just started it on my Ubuntu Touch Nexus 5. I set it up manually and it works fine. I get unlimited data, text, etc. for $28 a month. H2O Wireless uses the AT&T towers. I transferred the nano SIM from my iphone 6 with a micro SIM adapter with no problems. Call quality and data has always been good. There is no contract.
RE: Edit VPN settings file
I edited the file that was created specific to the VPN server I was using.
After you navigate to the file as described in your post, type at the prompt:
sudo nano filename
"filename" will be that file name specific to the VPN server that was created. Change my generic "filename" to your specific filename. My VPN uses alot of servers in various places and I have to modify each Terminal file created if I want to use them.
After you type that, you will be prompted for your password. I type in the password and press enter. Then I press enter again and the file appears using the editor app "nano".
To the left of my Terminal screen near the bottom there are control keys that include an option to use "nano" specific keys. The option menu appears as three rows of horizontal short dashes stacked on each other. Press this, and while holding it down, slide your finger on the screen to select "nano" at the top. This will give you the control keys you can use for nano. I just use the control-x key to save and eventually exit. Follow the directions on the screen after your selections. It was described elsewhere that you cannot use your VPN editor to make changes after you save the Terminal file because it will write over the file and you have to start over. I did the VPN editor setup first, then the Terminal file mod and it has worked fine so far. You can use your finger on the screen to control the cursor. It took a little practice for me to get it right.
RE: WebRTC test fails with Morph browser, etc.
The WebRTC test passes (no IP info given out) for certain servers with PIA VPN. There have been no connection issues. I used the VPN Editor app on Open Store and edited the system-connections file in Terminal as described elsewhere. The VPN still will not work with wifi, but I'm happy it works with the cell data part of the phone.
WebRTC test fails with Morph browser, etc.
I have PIA VPN working on my Nexus 5 and have been using the Morph browser, but the VPN only works with cell data. I edited the file created by the VPN in "/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections". The VPN worked immediately after this except only with cell data. The edit I did was from information I found on the UBports site. If I try to use an internet connection with wifi, the VPN fails in a few seconds. The cell data connection works fine, but fails the security check at a WebRTC test site. It reveals my local IP address. I use a plug in for Firefox on my Mac to disable WebRTC. DuckDuckGo has a browser, too, now and it works fine on my Mac. I haven't been able to get the free version of ProtonVPN to work at all on the Nexus 5. I contacted PIA about this and the information they keep sending me is general information that does not help. I contacted ProtonVPN and they said they are considering supporting Ubuntu Touch in the future, but there were no specific details. I like DuckDuckGo very much and have been using the search engine for years. The DuckDuckGo browser is easy and I may like it better than Firefox.
Has anyone found a way to disable WebRTC with Morph?
Purism told me that the Librem 5 is using Gnome Web and WebRTC is not supported at all in their browser. Is there any development on Gnome Web for Ubuntu Touch?
Has anyone found a way to use a VPN with the wifi connection?
I read that the Morph browser was being heavily developed. Are there any details on what it may look like in the future?
I like Ubuntu Touch and my Nexus 5. I have gotten compliments about the call quality. The "Launcher-modular" app from Open-Store configures the appearance of my apps, etc. with high quality. There was an incident a little while back that made me more interested in privacy and I also want to get away from the seemed "planned obsolescence" of phones. Thanks for the work involved in this phone.
RE: Ubuntu Touch Q&A 42 - Saturday, January 5, 2019
I set up PIA VPN (cell data only works, wifi VPN still does not work) on my Nexus 5 and am using the Morph browser. It passes tests, but not for WebRTC. There is no point in having a VPN with no way to disable WebRTC. Has anyone figured out how to disable WebRTC? Firefox has extensions and I have those on another computer.