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by twolf
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Systemd automount ignores timeouts on disconnected devices: processes hang forever
Replies: 0
Views: 1518

Systemd automount ignores timeouts on disconnected devices: processes hang forever

I'm trying to manage an external usb disk (which I use as destination for automatic backups in a multi-user installation) by systemd automount feature. This is how I coded its line in /etc/fstab: /dev/disk/by-uuid/68d4697d-5748-40a6-a68b-b66f9ecc0e4c /media/BACKUP auto noauto,x-systemd.automount,x-s...
by twolf
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen

One more update: I made another attempt with odd results. Suspecting the issue may concern my Nvidia graphic card and/or its proprietary driver, I disabled it switching back to Nouveau open source driver. First of all, after rebooting I found myself in front of a black screen (it's the second time i...
by twolf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen

Thanks Pjotr, but it's exactly what I already do. This hides but does not fix the issue, being forced to log out is quite a different situation. Unfortunately it does not equal at all the benefit to switch session without worrying about closing/saving other users' applications and open files: that's...
by twolf
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen

Hi, just an update.

I tried replacing MDM with LightDM (removing MDM to avoid any conflict). LightDM works but gives the same issue when trying user switching.
So I'm thinking MDM might not be accused.

I'm confused :(

This is a very annoying issue, having a multi-user installation.
by twolf
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Italiano (Italian)
Topic: Ultimo arrivato!
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Ultimo arrivato!

Ciao
Non mi è chiara la tua intenzione: vuoi cambiare l'hostname ?
Se è così il modo più semplice è da terminale, utilizzando appunto il comando hostname. Digita da terminale:

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man hostname
come per ogni comando ti farà vedere il manuale, con descritta la sintassi e le varie opzioni.
by twolf
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen

Hi Chrisonmint Unfortunately no progress yet. As also reported here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=173115 the cause could lie in the combination of MDM and some (how many?) nvidia cards. Would you confirm ? Actually these were my recent test: - Lenovo G500s + Nvidia Geforce + LM ...
by twolf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen

Hi Chrisonmint I forgot to mention my Mint version: I recently installed 18.1 (XFCE). Unfortunately none of the workaround you suggested work for me, except for hard reboot. I also suppose it's a MDM issue, regardless of desktop environment. I activated NDM debug logging in its preferences, but I do...
by twolf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Xfce: switching user causes frozen black screen

Clicking Switch User lead to a black screen with a cursor in the top left corner. It stays that way forever. Happens every time. Also, clicking New Login in the administration menu has the same effect. This happens also with fresh new users. Loggin off users works instead. I read a post debating the...
by twolf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: switch user goes to frozen black screen
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: switch user goes to frozen black screen

@Cosmo

Sorry, what ? Hijack who ? :shock:
I just thought it could be useful considering an issue seems to be shared between different DE.
I was moved by a sprit of collaboration and synergy and didn't mean to make confusion or hurt anyone's sensibility...
by twolf
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: switch user goes to frozen black screen
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: switch user goes to frozen black screen

Hi
I have exactly the same issue, with XFCE edition.

Cosmo, I did the test you suggested: I created 2 new user accounts, then logged in as the first (all other users logged off) and the first attempt to switch user gave the same issue.

Quite annoying :roll:
by twolf
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Exaile: no suitable plugin found from decodebin20
Replies: 0
Views: 485

Exaile: no suitable plugin found from decodebin20

I always loved Exaile, in my opinion the best music player ever (I really can't get completely satsfied by any others). Starting from Mint 18 and the current Exaile version available, I can't play mp3 files anymore, getting the following error: INFO : Loading Exaile 3.4.5 on Python 2.7.12... INFO : ...
by twolf
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Italiano (Italian)
Topic: cpu al 100% quando inserisco pennetta huawei
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: cpu al 100% quando inserisco pennetta huawei

Ciao e benvenuto
Innanzitutto potresti aprire un terminale quando si presenta il problema e digitare il comando:

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top
per capire esattamente quale sia il processo che divora la cpu, se sekis3g o qualcos'altro.
Ciao
by twolf
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Italiano (Italian)
Topic: cambiamento motore di ricerca dopo ultimo aggiornamento Firefox
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: cambiamento motore di ricerca dopo ultimo aggiornamento Firefox

Accedi alle opzioni di Firefox, sulla sezione Ricerca potrai scegliere quello predefinito. Se non compare quello che desideri più in basso dovrebbe esserci il tasto "Aggiungi altri motori di ricerca".
Scegli pure Google ...se non ami la tua privacy :P
Ciao
by twolf
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Re: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18

Thank you zoraun, but unfortunately startx didn't work for me: X.Org X Server 1.18.3 Release Date: 2016-04-04 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.13.0-85-generic i686 Ubuntu Current Operating System: Linux lupo-VirtualBox 4.4.0-21-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 18:34...
by twolf
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Re: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18

Hi Flemur
After installing meta pacakges mint-meta-xfce and xfce4, I already had all the packages you listed, except for mint-info-xfce and mint-user-guide-xfce, which I manually installed.

Would you kindly post me the steps you followed to remove MATE ?

Thank you very much
by twolf
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Re: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18

I installed both meta packages.

It didn't worked: choosing xfce session gives only black screen and mouse pointer, as happened to several people, I read. :|
Falling back to MATE session works.

I suspect some conflict...some MATE component wich should be removed or at least inhibited.
by twolf
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Re: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18

Ok, so as I want a Linux Mint XFCE Desktop, right as it would be if had installed the XFCE edition, I'm choosing the mint-meta-xfce package, instead of xfce4. Just one more doubt, if I'll succeed: in order to avoid any conflict with MATE components, is it safe removing MATE ? What's the best way ? O...
by twolf
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Re: Installing Xfce4 over Mate for LM18

Hi to both I have the same purpose: I have a LM 18 MATE installation, I repented and would like to completely switch to XFCE, possibly without a whole fresh installation, and without troubles of course. I am going to test the process on a virtual machine before trying with my real installation. Rich...
by twolf
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Dosbox segmentation fault
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

[SOLVED] Dosbox segmentation fault

Finally ! I found a dosbox 0.74 unsupported patched version here: https://code.launchpad.net/~i30817/+archive/dosbox-patched As described, just add the untrusted PPA and update your repositories. It creates and uses a different configuration file named dosbox-SVN.conf, in which you may retrieve your...
by twolf
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Dosbox segmentation fault
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

Re: Dosbox segmentation fault

Shared Experience, many thanks for your verification,I feel less alone now :roll: It is clearly something introduced by a new kernel version. It would seem anyway related to some hardware, as a virtualized installation of 18.0 (by Virtual Box) running on the same real machine is not affected (but it...

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