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by gm10
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enabling Auto Login
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Enabling Auto Login

Home folder encryption is transparent to processes so just leave it then.
by gm10
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Random update manager errors: repository no longer has a Release file
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Random update manager errors: repository no longer has a Release file

Are you on an unstable connection? I could imagine you're getting timeouts on some of them, or you've got a slow proxy that takes a while to populate the cache, that's why the issue eventually resolves itself. I should imagine apt update would produce errors as well if you were to run it first.
by gm10
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Network Manager icon appears disconnected
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Network Manager icon appears disconnected

The errors are probably normal, that widget is notoriously buggy, it fills up your error log even on a good day. I'm afraid I'm out of good ideas for now. I suggest you go through the bug reports I linked and see if they offer any other workarounds and try them out. Or otherwise just live with it I ...
by gm10
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Network Manager icon appears disconnected
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Network Manager icon appears disconnected

So restarting NetworkManager is hit or miss. Interesting. You didn't say whether reloading the applet alone was of any use?
by gm10
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Network Manager icon appears disconnected
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Network Manager icon appears disconnected

Only the first screenshot is correct, all the other examples have the -r parameter as the last command, which means you end up with a disabled network driver. Only try the example I posted and then one where the post) has both of them but in this order: modprobe -r rt61pci modprobe rt61pci If it doe...
by gm10
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desktop shortcuts opened using Caja, not by preferred application
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Desktop shortcuts opened using Caja, not by preferred application

If the above works, then great. As far as I recall it probably won't, thought, so what you can do instead is create launchers to point to your folders. Right click the desktop to create a launcher, keep it of the default Application type and in the command line enter xdg-open /full/path/to/your/fold...
by gm10
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Network Manager icon appears disconnected
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Network Manager icon appears disconnected

ifupdown should be unmanaged actually, probably best to revert that. Your wireless settings are fine, it's no problem to disable the power saving there. Also I seem to have glossed over the fact that you're getting the issue only after a resume, so it's something else, anyway. Sounds like a bug with...
by gm10
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: My biggest pet peeve
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: My biggest pet peeve

I know, right? Did the same thing yesterday. It's not even that you don't read it I think, it's how the brain works. Pattern recognition. If it sounds like 1000 other posts the brain just skips over the one word making it different sometimes. At least that's the excuse I decided to go with. :lol:
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting root.disk images...
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Mounting root.disk images...

I'm not sure what's going wrong with the mounting but if all you want is to get the files out of there then have a look at the testdisk package, that one reads just about every file system and file format known to man (I exaggerate ;)) and should be able to get you what you want. You can point it di...
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Network Manager icon appears disconnected
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Network Manager icon appears disconnected

Check this file, there's a good chance the network device you're using is listed as unmanaged (managed=false):

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/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
Set it to true and restart the service or your computer and you should be fine.
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Damaged my other Linux OS using Mint installer
Replies: 36
Views: 574

Re: Damaged my other Linux OS using Mint installer

So should we close it here with a smile or is there enough to file a bug for the GRUBers? Both I think? Not much else to do around here but definitely sounds like a bug. Should be filed against the os-prober package https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/os-prober if you want. I see there is already on...
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enabling Auto Login
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Enabling Auto Login

Don't recall selecting home encryption but I do have an .ecryptfs file in my home folder so that may very well be the problem. The fix (copying all my files to a new user) looks to be painful. Will research more and see if this issue can be [SOLVED]. That would indeed be the case then, you wouldn't...
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Damaged my other Linux OS using Mint installer
Replies: 36
Views: 574

Re: Damaged my other Linux OS using Mint installer

I see it as a basic GRUB design flaw to copy from the other OS's cfg file. Why not use the other boot/grub system directly? In PCLOS I had a nice (custom) GRUB menu and could select which kernel version I'd want to boot, that's all lost - while it is still there. Strange. Or would it be possible to...
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Resetting name and password.
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Resetting name and password.

You could just switch the layout back to enter that password. Otherwise, if you have no other account, you need to boot into recovery mode (hold shift during boot to bring up the GRUB menu, select Advanced > recovery, then finally root. Run mount -o rw,remount / passwd USERNAME with USERNAME being t...
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Launching Synaptic Package Manager from CLI produces Gtk-CRITICAL **
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Launching Synaptic Package Manager from CLI produces Gtk-CRITICAL **

You are welcome. Unfortunately I also cannot tell you how this happened if it wasn't a manual modification, but what I can tell you are the default contents of that file on 19.1 in case you want to restore them (you should):

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# /etc/shells: valid login shells
/bin/sh
/bin/bash
/bin/rbash
/bin/dash
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update manager error message
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Update manager error message

Next time mark the text before pressing the button for the code tags. But it's ok.

Go Mint menu > Software Sources > Maintenance > Remove duplicate entries
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] fix for fix E:The package linux-headers-4.15.0-43 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: fix for fix E:The package linux-headers-4.15.0-43 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

1. What are you actually trying to do and what did you do that got you into this position? 2. Also as a first step go Mint menu > Software Sources > Restore the default settings, then still in same tool, on go Maintenance tab > Fix MergeList problems. Finally click OK to update the APT cache. That m...
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Command Line with Nemo?
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: [SOLVED] Using Command Line with Nemo?

You're welcome. Since I saw this other thread bouncing around about a free book about the Linux command line I'll link it to you: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1581405#p1581405 I haven't looked at it myself so I don't know if the question would have been answered there but if you're w...
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Using Command Line with Nemo?
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Using Command Line with Nemo?

Thanks - I am using 19.1 Tessa. So there's nothing inherently wrong with using nemo from the terminal? I could also use it to say, open a text file with geany, etc. If you just want to open a file with its associated application from the command line then the easier way is this: xdg-open file No ne...
by gm10
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enabling Auto Login
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Enabling Auto Login

That looks correct. Are you using an encrypted home folder? Because that would also prevent an automatic login, that's the whole point of it. :)

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