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by re-pute.it
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: All forums user should reset their password
Replies: 129
Views: 15252

Re: All forums user should reset their password

I was able to connect to the forums over tor, however when I tried to change my password, I was blocked by Sucuri.

I hope that there is not going to be an ongoing policy of forcing users off the tor network? Please advise.

Thanks,
Mark
by re-pute.it
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: battery monitor suddenly drops from full to empty
Replies: 0
Views: 222

battery monitor suddenly drops from full to empty

Hi folks, I'm trying to install Mint 17.3 Mate on an HP DV9700 "entertainment laptop". All is good except that when disconnected from the mains, the machine will run for about 90 minutes on the battery during which the battery monitor stays at 100%, then suddenly the indicator goes red, drops to 0%,...
by re-pute.it
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nvidia Problem-monitor unsupported mode
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Nvidia Problem-monitor unsupported mode

did you try the

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
?
by re-pute.it
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: OEM installation broken by updates
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: OEM installation broken by updates

Thanks thepoorguy, I tried repairing packages and I get: debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) oem@oem-ThinkPad-X200s ~ $ sudo fuser /var/cache/debconf/config.da...
by re-pute.it
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: forensics-kernel panic, posible security exploit-logs-bios
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: forensics-kernel panic, posible security exploit-logs-bi

you'll find the log files in /var/log/

I'd start with something like

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sudo less /var/log/syslog
by re-pute.it
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: User Currently Used By Process
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: User Currently Used By Process

Just to clarify, the process linked to in the post above shows how to reset a password, however the OP is asking how to change their username. usermod is failing because you can't change your username whilst your user is running a process, so you need to log in as root (which is what the linked post...
by re-pute.it
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: no color changes with theme changes?
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: no color changes with theme changes?

It would help if you said which desktop environment you're using - cinnamon, mate, xfce, something else? They have different ways of dealing with themes & appearances.

Also, tell us exactly what you want to achieve.

Cheers!
by re-pute.it
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nvidia Problem-monitor unsupported mode
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Nvidia Problem-monitor unsupported mode

I don't have a system with an nvidia chip, however I've come across similar behaviour with other graphics chips before. It turned out that the proprietary driver had written a configuration file at /etc/X11/ which was had some invalid settings in it. The solution in my case was to delete this file (...
by re-pute.it
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: OEM installation broken by updates
Replies: 2
Views: 450

OEM installation broken by updates

I'm trying to install the OEM MATE 64-bit edition of Mint 17.2 There seems to be a problem that installing updates breaks the oem-config process. If I install, then without making any changes to the system, hit the 'prepare for shipping to end user' and reboot, it works as expected. However, if I in...
by re-pute.it
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lenovo X220 FN Keys not working [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Re: Lenovo X220 FN Keys not working

Generally I look on thinkwiki.org for problems like this

It could be that you need to install tp-smapi

Here is an example of what someone else did under a different OS. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Installin ... nkPad_X220

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