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by killer de bug
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint boot disk password
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Linux Mint boot disk password

turtlebay wrote: that is normal on all Linux systems. You enter a password but nothing seems to be writing anything, not even any asterisks, is a security feature of Linux.

This is not true. In a gui, you see some dots when you type in your password.
by killer de bug
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding a program
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Finding a program

JoeH wrote:Hi thanks for reply, but have looked in graphics and all of the menu, yet according to the software manager it is installed. So it must not be enabled. So how do I enable it? Cheers.

In the menu editor, just check the box in front of the name and it will be visible in your menu.
by killer de bug
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unexpected "passwd" result for root [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Unexpected "passwd" result for root

Root account is available in a Linux Mint install. I have it on my 18.1 system. :wink:
by killer de bug
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

ok then it's not installed. Let's install it:

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apt install libreoffice-base
by killer de bug
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After update, now stuck on shell type screen
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: After update, now stuck on shell type screen

but as so few replies have appeared could it be my fault for not posting the the ideal forum or that my wording and request don't communicate my issue well? Or maybe you just posted in the middle of the night for Europe. So people are simply sleeping. A forum is not IRC, you should expect some dela...
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password fault after hibernate
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Password fault after hibernate

Assuming you have Cinnamon, you can remove the password after the screensaver in the control center --> Screensaver --> parameter tab --> uncheck both options where it is mentioned "lock system when..."
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

Could you please post the output of apt policy libreoffice-base KDB@KDB-N24-25JU ~ $ apt policy libreoffice-base libreoffice-base: Installé : 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1 Candidat : 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1 Table de version : *** 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1 500 500 http://ftp.tudelft.nl/archive...
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon Sticks on Boot (Mint 18.1, 64bit)
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Cinnamon Sticks on Boot (Mint 18.1, 64bit)

in /var/log you can check the syslog and kern.log files.
You can past the last 20 lines here next time you observe this behavior.
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After update, now stuck on shell type screen
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: After update, now stuck on shell type screen

does the grub menu appear when you boot? If not, please try to make it appear by pushing and holding "Shift". Then try to boot on an older kernel. If it works, we will help you to solve definitely your issue.
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What standard programs do you NEVER use ?
Replies: 30
Views: 559

Re: What standard programs do you NEVER use ?

For encryption, it is easier and safer to use Evolution or Thunderbird than a browser.
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need Help Installing Please
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Need Help Installing Please

Bad quality picture. I think you need to append a nomodset in the boot parameters. Please refer to the link dougal95 gave you.
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware

I have a username and password that appears on the "too obvious to bother with, surely nobody is THAT stupid" list. username: admin password: password That's fine, right ? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: You're definitely safe. You have nothing to worry with such password. :mrgreen:
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint boot disk password
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Linux Mint boot disk password

He has the 18.1 iso, and there on my Cinnamon install the screensaver asks for a password by default.
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows comedy hour
Replies: 34
Views: 559

Re: Windows comedy hour

I dont know KDB, vista was pretty darn nice compared to working on a ME computer. Warning, exe files may be dangerous. Do you want to execute it. Yes... Warning. Do you have admin right to execute this file? Yes... :shock: Updates are available, I will reboot in 59 minutes.... You can postpone it. ...
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint boot disk password
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Linux Mint boot disk password

I think he is confronted to the password request from the screensaver.
by killer de bug
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager won't remember preferences [ SOLVED - this rabbit hole runs deep ]
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Update Manager won't remember preferences [ SOLVED - this rabbit hole runs deep ]

I'm glad you solved this. :wink:
If you have issues with your audio, please open a new thread and we will look into it. :wink:
by killer de bug
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do not install Mint 18.1 on Samsung SSD?
Replies: 20
Views: 487

Re: Do not install Mint 18.1 on Samsung SSD?

Different kernel I guess. Which kernel do you use now?

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KDB@KDB-N24-25JU ~ $ uname -r
4.10.0-20-generic
by killer de bug
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint boot disk password
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Linux Mint boot disk password

There is no password for the live session. The user is "mint" and the password is nothing (blank, null, empty...).
by killer de bug
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager won't remember preferences [ SOLVED - this rabbit hole runs deep ]
Replies: 38
Views: 349

Re: Update Manager won't remember preferences [ :( ]

Are you really sure? Comparing the results from the post, the OP, austin.texas and myself, I think it is worth to be tried. Additionally, if it doesn't work, it can be reverted in 2 seconds. Use the test account or create it new, if it does no longer exist. Do you get the memory GS backend message ...

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