Changing SSH IP address in developer mode [answered]

asked 2017-09-28 14:54:57 +0300

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updated 2017-09-29 14:38:39 +0300

EDIT: Thanks @Mario @coderus for hints/clues - my problem was solved by simply removing Adobe Acrobat Reader Pro DC (which had expired) and replaced it with a standard free Adobe Acrobat - conflict gone, now my print dialog page opens when my Jolla1 is connected via SSH........weird.

When my phone is connected to my PC via USB and an SSH session is running, my printers print dialog page is very slow to react when called for printing, even producing a "not responding" notice in the head of the print dialog window. As soon as I remove the USB from my Jolla1, the printers dialog springs to life and is operable as expected.

My computer, Jolla1 and printer are all connected everyday and in constant use. It's a real PITA to unplug the USB just to let the print dialog function correctly.

I've tried changing the IP address in Developer Mode, set a new puTTY profile and assigned the new IP address, but I still end up not getting connected, the puTTY screen just stays black/blank.

How do I actually go about changing/removing the existing IP address on my Jolla1 to create a new IP address?

Also, do I have to stick within 192.168.. ~ what is the lowest/highest ip range I can use

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You can set anything allowed in UI

coderus ( 2017-09-28 15:40:08 +0300 )edit

Good to know, so why do any changes I make not allow me to actually connect with SSH? - ........nevermind, I've tried many different numbers now and only a few within the range of the original IP are working, so I think you are wrong @coderus. It seems that at minimum, 192.168 must be used. My original IP was - I tried replacing the 2 for 1, it didn't work, I replaced 2 for 3, that doesn't work, but now I have, which still causes conflict with my printer. I didn't imagine this would be so fkin complicated! :D

Edz ( 2017-09-28 15:52:48 +0300 )edit

What is the IP address of your printer? Your PC<-->Jolla connection should not use the same subnet (i.e., aka as your PC<-->[WLan]-Router<-->Printer connection. Can you change the subnet of within the WLan-Router, e.g. to (/24 is the subnet mask, sometimes also

Mario ( 2017-09-29 00:14:52 +0300 )edit

Hi @Mario, I don't have a wlan router (no telephone landline), my internet connection is via BT Openzone, a cloud type connection. My printer is also about 20 years old and is connected by USB to my PC.

Ultimately, I thought it would be easy to assign a new USB IP address for Jolla<-->PC and get on with things, but it seems that I can only set 192.168.2.## where '##' is up to 99 ~ if I try to set any other IP I don't get connected to SSH.

Edz ( 2017-09-29 01:05:53 +0300 )edit

Are you sure that a conflicting IP address is actually your problem? My guess is that a 20 year old USB printer does not use IP at all. Also, changing the IP of the Jolla to anything else (even in 192.168.2.##) should fix a conflicting IP address. It could still be a routing problem, but only if your printer actually uses IP (if so, what's the IP address of the printer?). Maybe the problem is something completely different.

Mario ( 2017-09-29 09:31:31 +0300 )edit