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by sanmig
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED IMAC Passwd & USB Reinstall
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: IMAC Passwd & USB Reinstall

Please note. My wife was able to get into Grub, change password. I used the L/H Shift Key, she used the R/H Shift Key on a USB Keyboard Tricky however. Took about 20 tries. She said to wait 1 second after pressing power on, THEN press Shift. (or esc) too long more than 1.1 seconds (she said, hehe) ...
by sanmig
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Default graphic drivers
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Default graphic drivers

I have a GTX 750, the Administration/Driver Manager shows the available nvidia drivers, confirms 390.116 is in use, no probs. (albeit 435 is marked as “recommended” but doesn’t work with my card). A search in Synaptic Package Manager “nvidia-kernel” also lists available versions, with additionally s...
by sanmig
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED IMAC Passwd & USB Reinstall
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: IMAC Passwd & USB Reinstall

- You’ve used a USB keyboard directly connected to the back of the iMac, not via a hub, and removed all other HW, even the mouse, before trying? Also Snow Leopard DVD doesn’t boot, and it doesn’t boot over the Internet? [ I couldn’t find it in the Net, but I somehow recall a certain iMac (HW?) issue...
by sanmig
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED IMAC Passwd & USB Reinstall
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: IMAC Passwd & USB Reinstall

Hmm, you don’t have a Security Chip in your iMac (pro)? :shock: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208198 Did you try the macOS Recovery (Command-R)? The keys are HW+FW functions, no OS, tried another keyboard? To USB boot you need the BIOS FW function and a bootable device, is it connected and OK? T...
by sanmig
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Edit: A workaround for this issue seems to be not telling anyone when it isn't happening to you. The very next time I locked my computer this happened again. Yesterday I realised you have edited your post! Your issue was on suspend (only?), so I tried that but can’t reproduce “it” here. However, wi...
by sanmig
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 19.3 Cinnamon, change Power Management Setting needs restart?
Replies: 0
Views: 45

19.3 Cinnamon, change Power Management Setting needs restart?

When changing Power Management to turn off the screen e.g. from “30 minutes” to “Never” or back say to “5 minutes” it doesn’t take effect immediately, it needs a restart. Logout/in doesn’t work here, too. No GUI hint, nada? Is this the intended behaviour - Just asking, may that happen on other Mint ...
by sanmig
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

After several updates now I have: Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 Cinnamon: 4.4.8, muffin 4.4.2 - And “it” didn’t happen anymore on my system since roughly two days!!! That is, the screensaver / unlock seems to work also with wake up on mouse movements immediately at any system time. Even with acti...
by sanmig
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Nope. It remains in the same place. Nothing changes, nothing moves, nothing at all except the mouse pointer. Strange! E.g. I saw my clock stopping at xx:xx:23, at the full minute change position and time to :00. Then it jumps around “mostly randomly” (interval “mostly” 30s), seconds stuck at :00, m...
by sanmig
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Hmm, I guess we are all still in the same boat. The caus(es) are the same, only our different HW will result in slightly different symptoms. Seems to be a very old issue, though: https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-screensaver/issues/263 - Likely they know more, but don’t wan’t/can’t touch that (u...
by sanmig
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: What an idi** I am! After I asked @soprano to watch his Screensaver clock with customized seconds displayed I've tried that myself - So I re...
by sanmig
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

... Though it appears to me that we might be discussing two or even three different issues here. I agree, that's very likely, with strange issues it may need several postings to group symptoms. But it seems only @ewqstar and you report of a completely dead clock display (and obviously frozen system...
by sanmig
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

I don't see the cursor on my system when the screensaver is running ... Just to be clear: Out of 10 Screensaver entries the cursor was visible only one or two times, most of the time it vanished with the clock showing up. But: Since I've disabled the powersave I can't recall to have seen the cursor...
by sanmig
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

The read me is quite informative - https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-screensaver Thanks, not a design paper but a start. Very complex system! (Sorry, I don't github. When Mi$o is in, I'm out :x ) However, the readme is a bit fuzzy: "Running" - Cursor should be visible or not isn't mentioned - B...
by sanmig
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Nope these are unrelated issues. OK, thanks, now I realize the other thread is about the login field (username on left side) whereas the screensaver unlock field has the username on the right margin above the pwd field. Also I should have realized that the text is different, while the login rudely ...
by sanmig
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Shouldn't this thread be moved out of Cinnamon? At least I'd suggest to change the thread title to remove "Cinnamon 19.1" and link to Sometimes password input is missing on login screen (probably it has the same root, I've seen that, too), to keep the screensaver issues together. Or do we need a new...
by sanmig
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.3

I've updated to 19.3 and 5.0.0.32,, no probs so far. However, the screensaver issue is still there in all flavours, esp. the funny things (e.g. no reaction at all) mostly happening from 10" to 55" after full minute tick. BUT: lightdm logs are there! How could we n00bs help to catch that bug - Or is ...
by sanmig
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Sometimes password input is missing on login screen
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Sometimes password input is missing on login screen

Grrrr -
Some min later I had my issue again, pwd box was there with text, but key input did not show up, wild typing with enter ... no reaction.
Some secs later "wrong pwd", gave correct pwd + enter (blindly) and was logged in immediately.

However, both files from /lightdm are empty! :?:
by sanmig
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Sometimes password input is missing on login screen
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Sometimes password input is missing on login screen

I think what dev0 reported may be connected to the following thread, I had the missing pwd field also on my system (page 2):
viewtopic.php?f=208&t=289125

Believe it or not, the bug doesn't show up today! :evil:
by sanmig
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Hi - this particular issue has been reported recently and has had some notice from the devs - https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues/8992 Thanks, what they report seems to be part of the same issue! However, it’s not only repainting (graphics, I have Nvidia, too). Close to Mint I have a Mac w...
by sanmig
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 69
Views: 7692

Re: Lock screen UI freezes in Cinnamon 19.1

Pls add me to this party! Since updating to 19.2 a couple of days ago I have a similar (the same?) problem with the screensaver. I didn't use this machine for months, never have seen that problem before in 19.1. Now, with a lot of updates coming with 19.2, this "strange behaviour after screensaver" ...

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