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by markfilipak
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [RESOLVED] Is MATE compiled or scripted?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Is MATE compiled or scripted?

I don't know the answer to your question, but this may be helpful: ctrl+alt+escape restarts Cinnamon without ending your current session. In other words, othr programs keep running. In some cases, this is enough to get things back on the rails. Thanks for that, but the system locks up tighter than ...
by markfilipak
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Invoking terminal session with extended environment
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Invoking terminal session with extended environment

smurphos wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:44 am
Just run sudo -i once in your regular terminal instance. ...
That's what I thought, but it didn't work out that way.

Revision: sudo -i, eh? I didn't have the -i switch.
by markfilipak
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED] Is Xfce compiled or scripted?
Replies: 22
Views: 569

[RESOLVED] Is Xfce compiled or scripted?

RESOLUTION: viewtopic.php?p=1698712#p1698728

The title says it all.

Cinnamon is scripted (javascript, I think), and I've run into quite a few deadlocks in which Cinnamon just trashed for minutes and I couldn't even shut down or raise System Monitor to kill the process.
by markfilipak
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [RESOLVED] Is MATE compiled or scripted?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

[RESOLVED] Is MATE compiled or scripted?

RESOLUTION: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=206&t=303246&p=1698731#p1698731 The title says it all. Cinnamon is scripted (javascript, I think), and I've run into quite a few deadlocks in which Cinnamon just trashed for minutes and I couldn't even shut down or raise System Monitor to kill...
by markfilipak
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Invoking terminal session with extended environment
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Invoking terminal session with extended environment

Now, I'm sure you agree that there's many reasons why I might want to run Terminal with elevated credentials (to straighten out permissions for VBox shared directories, for example). I can't think of any good reason to run a terminal with elevated privileges either. ... Well, if I have a tarball wi...
by markfilipak
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Invoking terminal session with extended environment
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Invoking terminal session with extended environment

gm10 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:37 am
He just needs to start reading the manuals, then he'd know he needs to add his vbox guest user to the vboxsf group. Also sudo -s.
I do read the manuals. I know all about vboxsf.
by markfilipak
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Invoking terminal session with extended environment
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Invoking terminal session with extended environment

There is no reason to run your terminal as root (and several reasons not to). Instead start a normal terminal, then use sudo if you need to run a command with elevated privileges. Hi. I appreciate your answer, and I do understand, but it's not responsive to my post. For example, if I run 'gksu gnom...
by markfilipak
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Invoking terminal session with extended environment
Replies: 36
Views: 688

[SOLVED] Invoking terminal session with extended environment

SOLUTION: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=303229&p=1699214#p1699214 I need assistance from a guru. I'm compiling the differences between various forms of terminal invocations: 'gnome-terminal' 'gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator' 'sudo gnome-terminal' 'gksu gnome-terminal' ...there ...
by markfilipak
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: root terminal - What do you make of this?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: root terminal - What do you make of this?

I fired up 'root terminal'. Can you clarify how you did that? There are 2 ways: 1, Expose "Root Terminal" in the Cinnamon Menu and then click it, or 2, Run 'gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator'. You probably know why I did that... What do you make of the terminal output when I attempted to launch nemo?
by markfilipak
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: root terminal - What do you make of this?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: root terminal - What do you make of this?

I ran sudo nemo So you evoked a graphical application with sudo. I believe that is not recommended because it will cause ownership problems. I know that now. I didn't then. A safe way to do the same thing is to open Nemo and then rightclick on an empty part of the background, and choose 'open as ro...
by markfilipak
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 'sudo nemo' terminal - GLib-GIO-CRITICAL
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: 'sudo nemo' terminal - GLib-GIO-CRITICAL

smurphos wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:09 am
markfilipak wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:55 am
I'm going to move in next door. :wink:
Do you like cats? ...
It's one of my favorite musical stage plays. :wink: :wink:
by markfilipak
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 'sudo nemo' terminal - GLib-GIO-CRITICAL
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: 'sudo nemo' terminal - GLib-GIO-CRITICAL

I read the manual - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo Seriously there were loads of threads about the deprecation of gksudo around the time on Mint 19's release along with plenty of technical discussion of pros / cons / dangers etc. Looks like you've run pale moon with sudo at some point. ...
by markfilipak
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 'sudo nemo' terminal - GLib-GIO-CRITICAL
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: 'sudo nemo' terminal - GLib-GIO-CRITICAL

Well the errors are telling you it's not a file so can't be renamed. Not really a surprise as the name is set when the device is formatted. As an aside you really don't wanting be using sudo for GUI applications. sudo without parameters still uses the calling users environment, and thus various fil...
by markfilipak
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: root terminal - What do you make of this?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

root terminal - What do you make of this?

I changed the ownership of a particular directory from 'root:root' to 'root:vboxsf'. I suceeded. Then, in order to write files to the directory, I ran sudo nemo & tried to change permissions from -rwxr-xr-x to -rwxrwxr-x . I failed. I don't understand how that could fail. ... but no matter ... I fir...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?

Well, I got the job done. mark-VirtualBox ~ # e2label /dev/sdb1 "TBird Linux" mark-VirtualBox ~ # sudo blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="aa3104a6-4128-478e-ab91-9f097e0c8235" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="cb0f8543-01" /dev/sda5: UUID="c60c8e20-81e1-42f8-8a44-81f681b0c885" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="cb0f8543-05" /dev/sdb1: ...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?

Look at this: mark-VirtualBox ~ # sudo blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="aa3104a6-4128-478e-ab91-9f097e0c8235" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="cb0f8543-01" /dev/sda5: UUID="c60c8e20-81e1-42f8-8a44-81f681b0c885" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="cb0f8543-05" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="Thunderbird Linu" UUID="64c4b59e-c5c6-4830-bdca-ac63222ff...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?

WharfRat wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:44 pm
The blkiid utility will show the label name so what does sudo blkid|grep sdc1 return :?:

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mark-VirtualBox ~ # sudo blkid|grep sdc1
/dev/sdc1: PARTLABEL="Microsoft reserved partition" PARTUUID="b0fd932a-aab7-45ca-b285-8059c409dd6b"
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?

... For an automount it'll use the LABEL if there is one; if no LABEL, then it uses the UUID. The LABEL is a lot nicer. I persisted, over and over with nemo. Then I rebooted and discovered that the mount name HAD been changed from the UUID to "Thunderbird Linu" -- 16 chars <gasp!> Now I'm trying to...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: /dev/sdc1 - Rename, Auto-mount - How?

Label names are limited to 16 characers and I would recommend not using a space. You can use sudo sudo tune2fs /dev/sdc1 -L Thunderbird to set the name or the gui gparted will also do it. Are you sure? The current name, '64c4b59e-c5c6-4830-bdca-ac63222ff1b1', has 36 chars. Another virtual USB HD th...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 'sudo nemo' terminal - GLib-GIO-CRITICAL
Replies: 6
Views: 157

'sudo nemo' terminal - GLib-GIO-CRITICAL

1, Trying to rename a mounted drive in nemo fails. 2, Running nemo with root permissions results in the terminal output below. Are 1 & 2 related? I don't know. Can you explain the lines below? I'd be very grateful - Mark. mark@mark-VirtualBox ~ $ sudo nemo [sudo] password for mark: (nemo:3627): Gtk-...

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