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by ultranol
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on lock screen after idle
Replies: 11
Views: 13449

Re: Stuck on lock screen after idle

Unfortunately it is a desktop, an old Dell Inspiron.

If this keeps happening I'll just try another desktop. I have a partition just for trying distros.

Thank you, once again!
by ultranol
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on lock screen after idle
Replies: 11
Views: 13449

Re: Stuck on lock screen after idle

Hi WharfRat, I don't have that on my Startup Applications. I have mintUpdate, mintUpload, mintWelcome and a couple of applications I added there for other purposes. Would Power Management and Screensaver be embedded on any of those? I have returned the "turn off monitor when idle" setting ...
by ultranol
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on lock screen after idle
Replies: 11
Views: 13449

Re: Stuck on lock screen after idle

I'm back... disabled the "monitor to sleep after 10 minutes idle" thing and now what happens is that the screen is not locked, but it is completely unresponsible.

Ctrl+Alt+F1, restart mdm, all the time.

This sucks.
by ultranol
Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on lock screen after idle
Replies: 11
Views: 13449

Re: Stuck on lock screen after idle

Oh sorry, yeah, I use Cinnamon.

I have just increased the "inactive time" to "Never". If the issue goes away, that could be it.

Thanks for the tip.
by ultranol
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on lock screen after idle
Replies: 11
Views: 13449

Re: Stuck on lock screen after idle

I couldn't find that screen on my system, my Screensaver config screen is like the attachment to this post. Luckily the "sudo service mdm restart" thing works like a charm. At least I don't have to reboot it anymore. Still, it puzzles me how the lock screen can come up if I have it complet...
by ultranol
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on lock screen after idle
Replies: 11
Views: 13449

Re: Stuck on lock screen after idle

Always you, WharfRat. You are awesome. I don't remember seeing this screen yet, so the answer may be there. I'll try it and see how it goes. Thank you!
by ultranol
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on lock screen after idle
Replies: 11
Views: 13449

Stuck on lock screen after idle

Hi there, I've posted this in the past and haven't got any responses, I'm posting it again to see if someone else is having this problem now. I have my screen lock turned off, I have it disabled also via dconf-editor, but still, every now and then I'll turn on my monitor and have the lock screen the...
by ultranol
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on clock screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Stuck on clock screen

That's exactly what I did when I turned it off.

Isn't there a way to unlock the screen? Some keyboard shortcut?
by ultranol
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on clock screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: Stuck on clock screen

Yeah, that's what I did, and it didn't work apparently. I mean, it's not asking for the pwd anymore, but it's locking the screen.
by ultranol
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck on clock screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Stuck on clock screen

I've installed LM16 today and everything is going smooth - except for the fact that if I leave the computer unattended for a while, it gets locked with a dimmed screen with the time and date. First it would ask for the password, then I provided it, the password box would be gone and nothing would ha...
by ultranol
Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: SOLVED- Mint 16 - no HDMI Output sound (Acer Aspire 6930g)
Replies: 17
Views: 53499

Re: SOLVED- Mint 16 - no HDMI Output sound (Acer Aspire 6930

I did everything on this thread and the problem persists. Actually when I click on the sound icon on the system tray, the HDMI device shows up. I can select it, but no sound happens. If I open the Sound Settings window, the HDMI will not be there. Edit: fixed the problem. I actually upgraded from LM...
by ultranol
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

Same thing. I deleted one or two of those 0-byte files just to see if they were indeed being restored as files every time or if they were restored as files once and for some reason tar wasn't restoring them again. Turns out they are being extracted every time as files, not as symbolic links. If I is...
by ultranol
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

Damn, it's root/root but with no permissions (000?)

I did some research and it seems all of the files like that were symbolic links before. They appear as symbolic links on the tar file, but were extracted as simple files.
by ultranol
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

Hey! So, new developments. I was able to restore my old backup file, skipping the corruptions. Turns out the corrupted file was something really irrelevant. Now, I have logged in recovery mode and ran "tar xvpf backup.tar". Everything looked great. Rebooted it. Again, X errors, but this ti...
by ultranol
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

Great! I didn't get at first the loop mount thing, that would serve to my purpose.

Thank you for all the help WharfRat, cheers!
by ultranol
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

What's the advantage of this method? The speed? Because with the method I'm using I would be able to restore a bunch of files only, I think it's more flexible.

Of course, if the file is not corrupted :) but that could happen with any file.
by ultranol
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

Thanks WharfRat, yeah, I didn't think I would get away with this. Lesson learned: *test* your backup files from now on. :) By the way, I already had a separate /home partition. If I go for a clean install on a formatted / , having the old /home would get me some of my old program configurations back...
by ultranol
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

When I said the system was brought up I meant that I was able to login and use it graphically, sorry for not being more clear. Edit: and by using it graphically I mean it brings up the "software rendering mode", which is really slow, but still usable. Yeah, so that kernel header package is...
by ultranol
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

Oh, boy. Things are just a mess. Couldn't do much about the video problem, so I thought I would restore the backup file. The file was corrupted. Tried bzip2restore but it has a limit of 50000 blocks and I would need to recompile bzip2recover with a different value for the max_blocks variable. Google...
by ultranol
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Can't login after distr-upgrade from 15 to 16

Thank you so much, WharfRat. I'll post here with the results later.

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