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by OlivierM
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry
Replies: 60
Views: 2956

Re: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry

> implying I've been making industrial-grade dedicated systems using various linux distributions (from ubuntu server to gentoo) for a few years now. Just to clear the ad hominem. Look, if you don't care about feedback different from bootlicking, it's ok, but it doesn't remove the fact this upgrade i...
by OlivierM
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry
Replies: 60
Views: 2956

Re: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry

And seemingly more to the point, this is by now the umpteenth report of upgrade failure, especially the ones where even 19 was upgraded from 18. [...] Not speaking for Mint in case that wasn't obvious. Just for sanity. On my other laptop, a W540, I upgraded Devuan from Ascii to Beowulf. I had to re...
by OlivierM
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry
Replies: 60
Views: 2956

Re: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry

To those who have similar problems, I could finally salvage my laptop by reflashing the bios. (yes, as incredible as it sounds, I had to do this to unbork my machine).
by OlivierM
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry
Replies: 60
Views: 2956

Re: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry

Yes, it's the user's fault. Especially the UEFI part.
Are you for real ?
by OlivierM
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry
Replies: 60
Views: 2956

19.3 to 20 - complete failure, extremely angry

Hey, I have an Asus UX 333 laptop. For some reason only linux mint booted on that pc so I installed it (I normally use devuan) so i've been using it for a year. So today I saw the update to install in my notification zone. Let's try that. What can go wrong, right ? 0. installation completely failed ...
by OlivierM
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to remove systemd ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Is it possible to remove systemd ?

Hi,
Is it possible to remove systemd's autism or should I stop using Mint after 17.3 goes unsupported ?

And before "systemd is well maintained, proprely designed software": no thanks, i want control over my system. Otherwise I'd be using windows.
by OlivierM
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about update manager
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Question about update manager

Yeah but no. I'm on a work trip and I can't risk to kill my system now.
Anyway, from what I've read, the fixes implemented so far are basically useless.
by OlivierM
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about update manager
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Question about update manager

So I took the leap of faith.
I installed -141 so it removed -137
Then I deleted -141, with the update manager ,manually updated grub, then rebooted
It seems the only kernel left is the 4.4.0-98.

Funnily enough,
Image

Oh well.
by OlivierM
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about update manager
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Question about update manager

Hi, I have three kernels installed on my computer. > 3.13.0-137 > 3.19.0-32 > 4.4.0-98 http://imgur.com/cyLyOCAl.png In my update manager, I have this: http://imgur.com/C1fRvQ9l.png When I try to delete the old kernels, starting with 3.13.0-137, the update manager starts to download 3.13.0-141, whic...
by OlivierM
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: create_ap and iptable rules
Replies: 1
Views: 349

create_ap and iptable rules

Hello, I have been testing create_ap recently, but I have noticed one disturbing thing ; When starting a new AP with let's say: sudo create_ap wlan0 eth0 MyAP MyPassword, the rules set in iptables are completely modified without asking. That comes from prerouting and all, but that leaves an open acc...
by OlivierM
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to launch a python script at startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 2694

Re: How to launch a python script at startup?

Also wasted a few hours on crontab. I even tried something transparent like @reboot firefox in crontab, and nothing happened. Perhaps someone enlightened could make a tutorial updated to the recent versions of Mint ? *Edit* Yeah stuff like that works like a charm in Ubuntu Server. This definitely is...
by OlivierM
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to launch a python script at startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 2694

Re: How to launch a python script at startup?

After one day wasted, the only thing that seemed to work was a

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xterm -hold -e "echo password | sudo -S script.sh"
in the sesion & startup menu, as an automatically started application.

Which is a real problem. Someone should make a tutorial about this issue.
by OlivierM
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to launch a python script at startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 2694

Re: How to launch a python script at startup?

the script works fine from inside a terminal, with sudo.

otherwise, nothing works at all.

The only thing that doesn't do absolutely nil is adding it to startup & session, but then it doesn't run as root, so it's useless as well.
by OlivierM
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to launch a python script at startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 2694

Re: How to launch a python script at startup?

Doesn't work either. Still getting the "you must run it as root" message.
Do the children (inside the called python program) inherit the elevated privileges, or do I have to do something else ?
I'm balding at light speed now. lol
by OlivierM
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to launch a python script at startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 2694

Re: How to launch a python script at startup?

Sorry for not being clear enough.
I need some sort of sudo so the commands inside the python script (subprocesses which need sudo) can be executed.

If I drop the sudo in the "startup and session" menu, I get a "you must be root" message in the console later.
by OlivierM
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to launch a python script at startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 2694

How to launch a python script at startup?

Hello all, So I'm on 18.1 64 bits XFCE. I'm currently facing tremendous difficulties trying to launch a python script as root at startup, without needing to enter the password. Basically I would like to know where to write : sudo ./program.py so that the python script automatically runs as root, wit...
by OlivierM
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Postponed writing to USB keys
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: Postponed writing to USB keys

Thanks a lot for that hint.

I have just noticed that if I plugged the USB3 key on a USB2 slot, I didn't get that issue.
Does it mean that USB3 slots are irrelevant for USB3 keys ? That might explain the situation at least.
by OlivierM
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Postponed writing to USB keys
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: Postponed writing to USB keys

No, it's not a bug, it's a user error. Wait until you are told it is safe. The data is cached, and takes (much) longer to write out via a USB port. That was a rhetorical question. If data is cached and not copied, but the file explorer says the copy is done and reports the correct size, it's a crit...
by OlivierM
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Postponed writing to USB keys
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: Postponed writing to USB keys

Thanks for your insight. I know of sync but I am copying files using Thunar (sorry, I forgot to mention it, my apologies). The issue is the copy seems to be complete (just tested it again), but the fact is only 634 MB out of 2.3GB were copied on the USB key. At least that's what seems to be when plu...
by OlivierM
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Postponed writing to USB keys
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Postponed writing to USB keys

Hello all, I have noticed that when I mount a NTFS or FAT32 usb key and copy stuff to it, the copy gets done; but is it done really ? I have already screwed up two keys' contents because when unmounting, I forget that I have to wait (sometimes several minutes) because some data has to be writen to t...

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