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by randomguy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [Security issue] LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 22
Views: 2156

Re: [Security issue] LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend

As @smurphos said above, Mate is also affected. It happens to me on a fresh install of 19.1 Mate. This is such a critical bug, totally opening my laptop to everyone since I'm working in a large office. Steps: I work on my laptop, then I connect it to an external screen, then I put it to sleep via t...
by randomguy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] kernel 4.18.0.18.68 offered 2x: installed, now network gone ! HELP.
Replies: 26
Views: 753

Re: kernel 4.18.0.18.68 offered 2x: installed, now network gone ! HELP.

Klaas Vaak wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:20 am
I am on 4.18.0.17 and the Update Manager lists 4.18.0.18.68 twice for updating?
How is this possible? What does it mean?

It means you didn't read the description.

1) linux-headers-generic-hwe-18.04 linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04
2) linux-generic-hwe-18.04
by randomguy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Periodic system freezes, interrupt took too long in dmesg
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Periodic system freezes, interrupt took too long in dmesg

Did you check what entries precede those "interrupt took too long" messages?
by randomguy
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: LM MATE 19 Screensaver (1.20.0-1) Unlocks When Monitor is Switched Off
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: LM MATE 19 Screensaver (1.20.0-1) Unlocks When Monitor is Switched Off

A proposed DEB package for Ubuntu 18.04 can be found here: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-security-proposed/+archive/ubuntu/ppa/+build/15713894 I had 1.20.0-1 and MATE 19.1 screen wouldn't lock upon closing the lid of my laptop and Menu > Lock Screen wouldn't do anything. (Strangely, I think I didn't...
by randomguy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ugh. WIFI network panel icon gone
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: ugh. WIFI network panel icon gone

Spearmint2 wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 12:58 pm
Add the "notification area" to your panel.
^^ This. Mint 19 (Mate). nm-applet I have, but nothing happened when I executed it.

This issue drove me crazy with Mint 18, and now again with Mint 19 (I had forgot how I solved it a year ago).

Keywords: wifi, icon, panel, tray, network
by randomguy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: No authentication on resume from sleep with display change.
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: No authentication on resume from sleep with display change.

I posted the same feedback here a while months ago (slightly different situation - single screen, but with RDP session, and the cursor remains within the RDP screen). It seems this didn't concern many folks.
by randomguy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WIFi disappeared after kernel upgrade to 4.13.0-26-generic
Replies: 11
Views: 2969

Re: WIFi disappeared after kernel upgrade to 4.13.0-26-generic

Ran into this after recent updates (don't know of which exactly, perhaps intel-microcode 3.20180425. Not only wlan0 interface disappeared, but also Enable/Disable WiFi (in NM-Applet). I tried downgrading an older package, didn't help. Then I discovered that I didn't have the latest kernel. That's re...
by randomguy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Screen saver locks the screen too late
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Screen saver locks the screen too late

I found a way to duplicate this - if I work in RDP session, it seems Mint isn't aware that I'm actually using my PC. Windows doesn't do that, obviously, even if you're in MSTSC to a remote computer.

I'm quite sure there is more than one way this happens, but the above is one of them.
by randomguy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Screen saver locks the screen too late
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Screen saver locks the screen too late

And why is this a problem? If you want to be sure, lock your screen manually and wait until it's locked. Then leave your computer. Problem isn't only that doesn't lock, but also that it locks when it shouldn't. If it hasn't yet locked and I'm back at my desktop and start using it, then it shouldn't...
by randomguy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Why Xenial "Restricted" isn't in Mint 18.3 repos?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Why Xenial "Restricted" isn't in Mint 18.3 repos?

It is here. You must have disabled it or you're misreading the information. Share the output of this command run from the terminal: inxi -Sr I know they aren't there. But I thought I didn't remove any of that. But that's helpful - now I think I know where I made it happen - a while ago I used the R...
by randomguy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Crowding of windows on vertical panel (because "nobody does that"?)
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Crowding of windows on vertical panel (because "nobody does that"?)

Like with my other problem (URL below) I managed to make progress by dragging my vertical panel to a horizontal position, troubleshooting there, and then pulling it back. The problem was the damn divider at the "right" corder (in my vertical panel, "bottom") of the panel - it serves to separate tabs...
by randomguy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Screen saver locks the screen too late
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Re: Screen saver locks the screen too late

orschiro wrote:You mean it doesn't lock it after 3 minutes but 3 minutes and 10 seconds (or whatever value that is)?
Yes. Like, you can actually use MATE for a few seconds, then you get locked out.
by randomguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Why Xenial "Restricted" isn't in Mint 18.3 repos?
Replies: 2
Views: 200

[SOLVED] Why Xenial "Restricted" isn't in Mint 18.3 repos?

I noticed "restricted" isn't in Mint 18.3's list of Xenial repos.

Is that an omission or on purpose?
Is it okay to add it in?
by randomguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Screen saver locks the screen too late
Replies: 5
Views: 667

Screen saver locks the screen too late

This is a mild security risk, actually, so I just want to share this: on my 18.3 I have Screensaver set to blank screen, with 3 min of idleness before it activates. But it often lets me use it for a few seconds and only then does it lock the screen. That's quite funny, but probably not as funny for ...
by randomguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Crowding of windows on vertical panel (because "nobody does that"?)
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Crowding of windows on vertical panel (because "nobody does that"?)

Is Window List the panel app that is causing the compaction problem? If so, you can remove it and add in its place Window Selector. When you click on the Window Selector icon a pop up window appears that lists the open windows. Then click on the one you want to activate. Window Selector isn't as ni...
by randomguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: <Solved?> Mate panel items spontaneously rearrange
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Mate panel items spontaneously rearrange

I saw this too when I had them in the center - that was with my current setup, Mint 18.3 but also Ubuntu MATE Desktop 16.04. Couldn't figure it out. Ultimately I gave up on trying to do that. Now I moved all my items to the other end of the panel (concretely, in top panel, to the very left and to th...
by randomguy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Crowding of windows on vertical panel (because "nobody does that"?)
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Crowding of windows on vertical panel (because "nobody does that"?)

I use MATE (that's why I posted here) on 18.3. I should add that this problem seems to manifest more easily by using two monitors of unequal resolution: a) With only external (high res) display active, open 8 windows with only higher resolution monitor active b) Suspend notebook c) Resume without ex...
by randomguy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Crowding of windows on vertical panel (because "nobody does that"?)
Replies: 6
Views: 552

[SOLVED] Crowding of windows on vertical panel (because "nobody does that"?)

I use vertical panels and as you can see from the attachment (or https://imgur.com/a/7y6yY), I have a bunch of shortcut icons followed by a "windows tabs" strip. Now, I can't seem to tell it to use more space, and on top of that it appears it does some weird math so with plenty of space left above i...
by randomguy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 18.3 MATE update - regret!
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: Mint 18.3 MATE update - regret!

Schultz wrote:
rbeltz48 wrote:
I agree that FF has been going downhill, for quite a while now.
The morons even shipped the latest release with a pre-installed hidden extension (Looking Glass 1.0.3).

Another option to continue reckless behavior is to run old FF from Docker.
by randomguy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Panel annoyance: "strip" with icons of open windows appears twice, can't get rid of it

Wow, that did work. What an incredible ordeal...

In my case (top-down side panel) that would probably be top-left corner.
But I dragged my panel down to horizontal to eliminate guesswork.

Thank you!

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