The Windows Update service will provide you with drivers for the Asus USB-N13 adapter, but in my experience, none of these drivers function reliably. They all suffer from the “limited connection disease” thus forcing me to reattach the dongle and play an endless game of connect and disconnect.
The message in question as shown below made its appearance while I was trying to shut down my laptop. The job went on for about a minute before completing its task.
Dump MySQL rdbms … mysqldump: Error 2020: Got packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes when dumping table ‘article_plain’ at row: 8704 … failed
The shadow.service unit reported that it had failed and threw the following error message: “user ‘colord’: directory ‘/var/lib/colord’ does not exist”. I had no recollection of housing such a user, but by issuing the command below there was hard proof (image to the right) that colord was indeed a homeless user on my system, and her home was supposed to have been /var/lib/colord.