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Ubuntu 18.10 hotspot not working
Please forgive me as I am a novice Linux user and new to this forum.

Hi all - I have the original TB and have installed Ubuntu 18.10. I plan to use it for Astronomy photography using Kstars and attached to my telescope. Consequently I need to connect to it remotely, and generally out if in the field where there is no network service ie it needs to run standalone.

I can get the TB to work via a network cable and via WiFi to my home network, and I can remote from my Windows 10 laptop using RDP (via wifi), but I can't get the TB to work in hotspot mode. Also I can wire both the TB and my laptop to a surplus modem/router and remote in that way - this is my plan-B for the moment. When I enable hotspot I get a blank screen, no options and no settings, and I am lost as to what to do next.

Can you provide some advice/tests/changes I can carry out to resolve my problem please.

(09-26-2019, 12:01 AM)Hava Wrote: ...When I enable hotspot I get a blank screen, no options and no settings, and I am lost as to what to do next...


hi Hava,
I'm not sure if its the same for 18.10.. 
but for 18.04.. 
After creating a hotspot for the first time, 
a file called Hotspot is created in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections, 
which holds some settings.

see if you can open a terminal and run..
sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Hotspot

In this file you can configure the network SSID (it appears as ssid= under [wifi]), 
password (the Wi-Fi password is the value of psk= under [wifi-security]), 
and other settings.

After making changes to the Hotspot file, save it 
(to save the file in Nano command line text editor, press Ctrl + O, then Enter, and then exit using Ctrl + X).

After making changes to the hotspot configuration file you'll need to restart Network Manager:
sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager

Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot using command line on Ubuntu 18.04
sudo nmcli connection up <SSID>

hope it helps
ps.. i got this info from here...
Thanks k - I will try a few things out this evening after work.

Or perhaps this (proven) way:
Armbian. Lightweight Debian Stretch or Ubuntu Bionic for Tinker Board.

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