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by cabbagetreemo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making a user account 'secure'
Replies: 4
Views: 175

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: 119

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: 119

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: 119

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: 119

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: 119

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: 700

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: 700

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: 732

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: 700

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: 700

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: 732

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: 732

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: 732

[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: 215

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...
by cabbagetreemo
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Shutdown takes a long time [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Shutdown takes a long time [Solved]

Recently my computer is taking a long time to shutdown and seems to get stuck at the mint logo with the flashing dots for quite a while. I've seen a similar recent thread here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=270232&p=1475675&hilit=slow+shutdown#p1475675 which is marked as solved ...
by cabbagetreemo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Getting a Peavey Ampkit Link to work with guitarix
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Getting a Peavey Ampkit Link to work with guitarix

Hi MrEen, Just been playing with guitarix since my last post, the sound are comparable to the paid software from Peavey (Linux, you've done it again). Re: a more elegant method I agree with your implied use of the mantra "if it ain't broke don't fix it" but I also elieve that if there is something t...
by cabbagetreemo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Getting a Peavey Ampkit Link to work with guitarix
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Getting a Peavey Ampkit Link to work with guitarix

OK, I figured it out.

The trick was that I needed to enter pulseaudio --kill in the terminal then open qjackctl then click start then open guitarix.

This works but if anyone has a more elegant solution that would be even better.
by cabbagetreemo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Getting a Peavey Ampkit Link to work with guitarix
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Getting a Peavey Ampkit Link to work with guitarix

Sorry if some of this gets double posted, I can't see the reply I just typed. MrEen I didn't have Qjackctl installed but I just installed it, without changing the setting things seems to be as they should be (see screenshots) Connections.png Setup.png I now don't have any sound from the Ampkit (I di...
by cabbagetreemo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Getting a Peavey Ampkit Link to work with guitarix
Replies: 8
Views: 188

[solved] Getting a Peavey Ampkit Link to work with guitarix

Hi, for a long time I have been using a Peavey ampkit link with an iPod touch (4th gen) as a guitar amp (mostly because I need to play with headphones and I have been moving a lot so don't want to carry a proper amp around). Recently the battery on that iPod has gone kaput, the battery going bad isn...

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