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by Solar
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Discrepancy between console and X11 environments
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Discrepancy between console and X11 environments

I am working with a privage user group setting, where each user "foo" has a group of the same name (i.e. /home/foo is owned by foo:foo instead of foo:users). For this to work properly, I need umask 002. I did edit /etc/login.defs, setting UMASK to 002 there. This works fine for any console logins (i...
by Solar
Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password-less local login for the kids?
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Password-less local login for the kids?

I would like to set up my Linux boxes so that my kids can log in to their accounts without having to type their passwords. In the Control Center, I chose a Login Screen that provides a user list (Arc-Brave-Userlist to be precise). Then, I went to Users And Groups in the Control Center, and indeed fo...
by Solar
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Proxy handling (Mint 13 MATE)
Replies: 3
Views: 5851

Proxy handling (Mint 13 MATE)

I just returned from a lengthy trial & error trying to set up a Mint 13 behind a corporate firewall / proxy, and unfortunately, I have to say that proxy handling in Mint 13 / MATE fails to impress. The following issues were found: Global proxy settings (Menu / Control Center / Network Proxy) are not...
by Solar
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to set higher res, was: Sup. regr. S3 Unichrome
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Support regression S3 Unichrome Pro?

OK, one part of the question has been answered: From the Mesa3D 8.0 release notes : Removed all DRI drivers that did not support DRI2. Specifically, i810, mach64, mga, r128, savage, sis, tdfx, and unichrome were removed. So, I'll rephrase: 1) Why does the 2D driver still look for the DRI/3D driver i...
by Solar
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to set higher res, was: Sup. regr. S3 Unichrome
Replies: 1
Views: 724

How to set higher res, was: Sup. regr. S3 Unichrome

DISCLAIMER: I have administrated Linux boxes for many years now, but X11 has always been a notoriously murky corner of the system in my eyes, so please excuse if I sound like a complete noob. I have a laptop of the Acer Aspire 1360 series here, with a S3 Unichrome Pro graphics chip. I've been runni...
by Solar
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems installing/booting liveCD
Replies: 10
Views: 1527

Re: Problems installing/booting liveCD

Just saying that mint/ubuntu is optimised for 586/686 architecture and you processor is old. That is... ahem... wrong. The CPU in that machine is a Conroe / Allendale (Core 2). I am running Mint successfully on a Yonah (Core) and an Acer Aspire of even older manufacture (Centrino), and even that is...

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