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by obscenic
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is my password doing in plaintex in environment variables
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: What is my password doing in plaintex in environment variables

Sorry somehow reply notifications got turned off for this. I ran printenv, which is how I discovered my password was stored there. It was in the vars LANG and MDM_LANG. Plain as day. LANG=herewasmypassword MDM_LANG=herewasalsomypassword I had never manually touched env variables before that. Obvious...
by obscenic
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [GUIDE] How to encrypt your new installation when dual booting
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: [GUIDE] How to encrypt your new installation when dual booting

Followed your instructions to a T, but after creating the encrypted partition and selecting it to use as "/", all of the buttons (+, -, and "change") are greyed out. The partition type is reported as "unknown".

Follow up: This was somehow fixed by a reboot and trying again...
by obscenic
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgraded to Mint 19.2 now getting black screen after login [RESOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1834

Re: Upgraded to Mint 19.2 now getting black screen after login [RESOLVED]

obscenic wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:54 pm
Just a note of thanks - I tried the "log-in-as-a-new-user" method above and this fixed the black screen with nvidia drivers for me on 19.3 with an NVS 3100M.
I take it back. It worked once, but didn't work after a restore back to an earlier point using timeshift....
by obscenic
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgraded to Mint 19.2 now getting black screen after login [RESOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1834

Re: Upgraded to Mint 19.2 now getting black screen after login [RESOLVED]

Just a note of thanks - I tried the "log-in-as-a-new-user" method above and this fixed the black screen with nvidia drivers for me on 19.3 with an NVS 3100M.
by obscenic
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Downgrade to 4.4 kernel in Mint 19.3
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Downgrade to 4.4 kernel in Mint 19.3

What's the correct process for downgrading to a 4.4 kernel in mint 19.3? Kernel manager only shows kernels back to 4.15 available, but for hardware support I need to go back to the last one I know was working.
Thanks in advance!
by obscenic
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is my password doing in plaintex in environment variables
Replies: 5
Views: 265

What is my password doing in plaintex in environment variables

Command printenv works. Except, my password is stored in it TWICE, in PLAIN TEXT. It's in both the LANG and MDM_LANG variable. This is both totally wrong (and causing applications to misfire) and also a huge security hole.

Why, how and what?
by obscenic
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Problem with Banshee 2.6.3 and LM18 Cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 3244

Re: [SOLVED] Problem with Banshee 2.6.3 and LM18 Cinnamon

Thanks for the solution (it also went from unusable to useable for me), but now banshee won't minimize to anywhere but the taskbar/window list. Any chance you found a workaround for that?
by obscenic
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Brightness Control
Replies: 9
Views: 10501

Re: Brightness Control

This also worked for me (Lenovo T510) on Mint 17 too. Thank you!

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