Search found 54 matches

by cabbagetreemo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How to restore default DNS settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: How to restore default DNS settings?

I managed to restore internet connection (and it survived a reboot) by readding the line dns=dnsmasq to the file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf I received an email from NordVPN customer support suggesting to try sudo iptables -F INPUT && sudo iptables -F OUTPUT && sudo iptables -P INPUT ACC...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How to restore default DNS settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: How to restore default DNS settings?

Now I set the methid for both Wired connection 1 and the wifi connection to Automatic (DHCP) without the addresses only part. When I restarted the network manager it created another connection called enp0s25 with additional DNS servers 212.231.6.7 and 8.8.8.8 I believe the second one is Google but t...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How to restore default DNS settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: How to restore default DNS settings?

I changed the settings in the GUI for both wired and wireless connection. After restarting the network manager I still have no internet access on both wired and wireless. The output of cat /etc/resolv.conf is unchanged nameserver 127.0.1.1 The output of nmcli device show wlp3s0 is GENERAL.DEVICE: wl...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How to restore default DNS settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: How to restore default DNS settings?

Thanks for your response. I don't understand exactly what I have to do. I was briefly able to restore my internet connection by editing /etc/resolv.conf and restarting network manager but something that I did did not persist through a reboot. I would appreciate if you could explain the steps I need ...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How to restore default DNS settings?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

How to restore default DNS settings?

I was trying to set up a VPN (NordVPN) but I found that after folloqing the instructions on the providers' website I could connect to the VPN (as far as the terminal told me) but with the VPN connected I could not load any web content. I first tried to disable ufw to see if there was some conflict b...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making a user account 'secure'
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Making a user account 'secure'

As I understand it, there is (at least) one way to change any users password on Linux Mint or Ubuntu without knowing any passwords - All that is needed is physical access to a machine and the list of steps which Mr. Google can easily find for us. This is all because there is no root password by defa...
by cabbagetreemo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot System Clock Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dual Boot System Clock Issue

Also I just realised why the problem happened after I changed time zone. I also changed hemisphere so Linux has DLS figured out but Windows is using old local time hence two hour offset.
by cabbagetreemo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot System Clock Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dual Boot System Clock Issue

because Linux is perfect And here I thought the reason we weren't allowed to freely mess around with Windows was because Microsoft was so sure that it is perfect that we shouldn't need to :wink: From the link: "the advantage of having the hardware clock as UTC is that you don't need to change the h...
by cabbagetreemo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot System Clock Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dual Boot System Clock Issue

I dislike changing registry in Windows since there is basically no recourse if it goes wrong. Would it be feasible to get Linux to agree with Windows instead?
by cabbagetreemo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot System Clock Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Dual Boot System Clock Issue

Yes, they are also set to network time.

I should say that the problem started when I recently changed time zone.
by cabbagetreemo
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot System Clock Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Dual Boot System Clock Issue

I have a dual booted laptop (Mint 18.2/Windows 7). If I switch operating system the clock seems to end up out by 2 hours and changing it to the correct time causes the other OS to change (Linux is always 2 hours ahead of Windows). I assume it has to be the operating systems changing the BIOS clock b...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Shutdown takes a long time [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: Shutdown takes a long time

That's a reasonable method but I guess it subverts the problem rather than solving it. I discovered that in the advanced settings of Chromium there is an option which is selected by default to "keep background processes running when closed" disabling this solves the problem with Chromium. Even thoug...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Shutdown takes a long time [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: Shutdown takes a long time

I learned that killall chromium doesn't work because of subtle differences in process names. After a while of no problems I experienced that shutdown delay again but this time I actually got the 'a stop job is running...' message. The count down timer was set to a whopping 10 minutes and it seemed t...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] Run a script at shutdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Run a script at shutdown

As I understand the scripts in the /etc/systemd/system/ folder are run in ASCIIbetical order so you can force scripts t be run first by prepending zeros to the file name.
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Shutdown takes a long time [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: Shutdown takes a long time

I don't see the "a stop job is running..." message with the counter other people mention but it does wait 90 seconds before moving on. I don't think I fixed it because I didn't change anything between the hanging and not hanging the dmesg will depend on whether the hang comes before or after unmount...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Shutdown takes a long time [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 2168

Re: Shutdown takes a long time

I haven't made much progress but I recorded a slow motion video of the shutdown messages and went through frame by frame to discover that the hanging process was session c2 of user I found a few forum posts which suggest using loginctl session-status c2 > /root/session-c2.txt to find the process wit...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] Run a script at shutdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Run a script at shutdown

Actually, after running systemctl start shutdownTB I get ● shutdownTB.service - Kill Thunderbird on shutdown Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/shutdownTB.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (exited) since Sat 2018-06-16 21:52:49 NZST; 2s ago Process: 4617 ExecStart=/bin/true (...
by cabbagetreemo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] Run a script at shutdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Run a script at shutdown

@ trytip and @ Flemur, that's probably a good idea but I like to make things more 'foolproof' i.e. I don't want to use the regular shutdown command instead of running my script one day out of habit and end up with a 90 s delay - plus doing it with systemd seems like an opportunity to learn something...
by cabbagetreemo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] Run a script at shutdown
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

[Solved] Run a script at shutdown

I want to run a fairly simple script at shutdown. I have a script running at startup which opens Thunderbird in Kdocker so that my Google calendar gets synced. Sometimes systemd is starting a 90 second count down when I shutdown and I suspect it is because either kdocker or thunderbird is not gettin...
by cabbagetreemo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Anybody else constantly getting : "Device or resource busy" when doing routine updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Anybody else constantly getting : "Device or resource busy" when doing routine updates?

Might have nothing to do with it but try making sure you don't have sudo locked down in the terminal or the software manager at the same time i.e. If you are currently installing something then you won't be able to install updates until it is done and vice versa - just having the software manager op...

Go to advanced search