Wireshark on Kali Linux 2008

If you encounter this issue running Wireshark on Kali Linux:


Perform the following:

  1. Edit /usr/share/wireshark/init.lua with your favourite editor
  2. Find the line (near the top) which has “disable_lua = false”
  3. Change it to “disable_lua = true”
  4. Save and close the editor
  5. Voila 🙂

Lucid Code Examples

I figured that instead of creating a blog entry of each little Lucid program I make I’ll keep uploading them to Github. They should be fairly easy to understand. I’ll make a blog entry for any complex programs I make that require a little explanation.

You can find them here: https://github.com/coytar/Snippets/tree/master/Lucid/

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions 🙂

Binary Counter (updated)

Here’s a simple binary counter using the onboard LEDs on the Mojo V3:


Source code: https://github.com/coytar/Snippets/tree/master/Lucid/BinaryCounter

I found an even simpler code:


Source code: https://github.com/coytar/Snippets/tree/master/Lucid/BinaryCounterV2

Bluetooth Headphones with Dell XPS 9550 & Dell Wireless 1830 Card

I have a Dell XPS 9550 laptop with Windows 10, which uses the Dell Wireless 1830 Wifi + Bluetooth card. My bluetooth mouse connected and worked fine. I tried to connect a Plantronics Backbeat 505 bluetooth headphones to the laptop, it would pair but not connect. After much trial & error the solution is this:

  1. Download and install Dell Wireless 1830 Bluetooth Application (Communications_Application_8R3ND_WN32_12.0.1.720_A00.EXE) 
  2. Update the drivers for Dell Wireless 1830 Bluetooth via Windows Update

And this worked! Hurray!

Update 1: The bluetooth headphones are still working but the audio is a bit choppy. I don’t have a solution for that yet.

Windows 8 on Asus U36JC

Here’s what I learnt about upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 on my Asus U36JC (even though the Asus Support website says it hasn’t been tested):

  • It all works! 🙂 (Except for the bluetooth module)
  • At the start of the upgrade I had to uninstall the Atheros WLAN Bluetooth Client Application (and drivers) because the Windows 8 upgrade program said it was incompatible. I did uninstall it and proceeded with the upgrade.
  • I used the Ethernet connection in the interim.
  • After the upgrade the wireless drivers didn’t install at first. I tried installing drivers in compatibility mode but no luck.
  • After doing a Windows Update, the WLAN drivers worked.
  • Bluetooth still not functional, which I don’t really need.

And, Windows 8 is pretty cool!

Windows 8

So I was bored and I decided to upgrade to Windows 8. I struggled a bit trying to backup my drive which didn’t work as I expected and ended up using the built-in backup service in Windows 7. The Windows 8 download didn’t take too long, 2GB download, and it is being installed as I post this. This should be interesting…