I hit a problem when attempting to upgrade to kernel 3.17.2 on a
Some time between 3.13 and 3.17, the bonding driver has stopped
accepting ppp devices, instead throwing an error that the MAC address
cannot be changed.
(And does not allow this to be forced)
I suspect it's unlikely.. but has anyone here encountered this issue
and found a solution?
Alternatively.. do you know where the right place to file bug report
about this would be? It's been a while since I've filed anything
against the linux kernel itself.
can anyone think of any reason why on one of my systems I can't login
with lightdm? as soon as I do (with any account, including a brand new
one without any weird/old/obsolete dotfiles), it seems to login OK but
then logs out again immediately.
my normal desktop environment is xfce, but the same thing happens if i
tell lightdm to use lxde or gnome or anything else.
logging in on a text VT and running startx works perfectly, and is how
i've had to login for the last few months.
I have four other very similar systems where lightdm works without a
problem, including a mythtv box set to auto-login as the mythtv user.
two of them are sysvinit, two of them are systemd.
i can't see anything in the logs to indicate any problem, even the
auth.log just shows that the session was started and then the session
terminated immediately afterwards. any hints on what to look for in
the logs or where/how to increase debug log levels would also be
craig sanders <cas(a)taz.net.au>
Anyone heard of a way of splitting your terminal into 2 columns (newspaper
style columns) where your eg. 180x49 sized xterm then becomes an emulated
eg. 90x98 sized xterm? Preferably supporting the full ansi escape
On my newly installed Debian 7.8.0, Iceweasel plays video clips on the
ABC news site without any problems. But if the clip is from youtube or
the BBC, then no dice. On youtube, after clicking the "play" triangle,
the playing time indicator moves, but the screen remains black, and
there is no sound.
The little grey two-bump-lego-block in Iceweasel's TLH corner says:
"Adobe Flash" is enabled on www.youtube.com
and clicking on "Continue Allowing" does nothing to start allowing,
On the BBC, the "play" triangle doesn't show, and clicking on the
initial image does nothing - mostly. Once in a dozen tries, a "you need
to download FlashPlayer" message appears. Following the links to:
doesn't show anything for Debian, and Ubuntu isn't binary compatible,
In case a bit of non-free might provide the missing functionality, I
added to sources.lst:
# non-free multimedia stuff. Mirror for http://deb-multimedia.org/
deb http://mirror.optus.net/deb-multimedia/ stable main
deb-src http://mirror.optus.net/deb-multimedia/ stable main
And then as root:
# apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade
The latter includes a new iceweasel, but no change in behaviour.
If there's a debian-compatible package for firefox anywhere, then that'd
perhaps be the best way around this mess. If not, does anyone know
how iceweasel might be coaxed to perform this basic function?
Personally I love having sole control of the TV. I can stay up until 2am binge
watching my favourite shows and not be worried about disturbing anyone. I can
sleep in to 10am the next morning and no one wakes me. I can eat porridge for
dinner and not have to cook for anyone else. No one steals my chocolate supply.
I don't have to put up with someone else's dodgy friends or relatives. I can
decorate the way I like without having to compromise.
Oh the bliss of living alone. I love, love love it. - LK
And so it continues to consume Linux as we knew it, it most definitely
is becoming "Lennart Linux" .. through and through, just read the story.
NB: The story doesn't really give much of an opinion, it just shows what
is going on.
Martin Harris, who spoke at our meeting earlier this month, wanted me to
pass on to the members that he heard someone from LUV travelled to
Wooranna Park on Sunday the 15th only to discover that CoderDojo was not
being held that weekend. He asked me to pass on his apologies. The
next CoderDojo meeting will be Sunday 12 April.
On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:44:27
Craig Sanders said,
>i was kind of hoping that someone would know something really obvious
>and stupid about X / lightdm / x sessions / xfce / whatever that i
>didn't. no such luck.
Do not know if this will help but............
The Xserver requires a child process under control of the user in order to
stay up, this process is usually the window manager. If this process exits
for any reason the Xserver shuts down.
Try another window manager with something like, In the file
~/.Xsession a line like "/usr/bin/fvwm2", Note no ampersand, this is
required. Note the Xserver config may have the exicuting of this line
disabled. This is enabled in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc with the line
I run fvwm window manager this way no problems.
Forwarded in case anyone knows someone who would be interested in this
work, or somewhere they could pass on the information.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Work for the Dole at Computerbank
From: Computerbank Victoria <info(a)computerbank.org.au>
Computerbank can now offer eligible people an option to do a work for
the dole activity with us. Our project runs on Wed and Thur between
9.30-5pm. We are trying to sign on people who have both Linux and
hardware experience. To date we have been unable to find anyone that
fits this criteria.
Working at Computerbank involves testing Linux imaged computers along
with loads of other equipment (printers, LCD screens, hard drives, input
peripherals, interface cards, networking devices and more). It involves
recycling e-waste, undertaking user support, possibly writing
documentation and helping out with advanced projects (eg our customised
distro, our inhouse database and/or our new to be released word press
People are able to participate in a work for the dole project if they
are aged 18 to under 30 years and are registered with a Job Services
Australia (JSA) provider in selected areas and have a Work Experience
Erik Christiansen said,
>On Debian 7.8.0 it's there without overt action on my part, so
>bsdmainutils is either a default install, or was pulled in by some of
>all the other stuff I have to download after every distro change. (It's
>always been there on SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, Redhat, Ubuntu, and Debian,
>when I've needed it.)
In debian testing bsdmainutils is depended on by man-db, lsb-core, xorg and
x11-apps so its pulled in ___very___ early in the piece, so its very likely
on all linux systems.
Linux since kernel 0.96d, when the entire linux distro ___plus____ source
fitted on a single CD,
Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-i386.iso, and burnt a CD.
To install on a new hard-drive, selected "Something Else" at the first
"Installation type" dialogue.
At the subsequent "Installation type" dialogue, the new drive was
detected, and came up first on the menu of drives, already highlighted.
Clicking "Install Now" gave:
"No root filesystem is defined. Please correct this from the
Clicking "New Partition Table ..." gave:
"Create new empty partition table on this device?", with options of
"Go Back" or "Continue".
The latter took a few moments, but did not progress to another dialogue.
That left no option but to again click "Install Now", which promptly
reiterated the "No root filesystem" gripe.
Lacking any other buttons to click on that dialogue, I find myself in
an endless loop. Is there any GUI way forward, or is it necessary to
hack at the disk with parted and mkfs before an install attempt now?
I recall partitioning drives during GUI installation on prior
occasions (Ubuntu 5.10, 7.10, 10.04), so what can I have missed this
It's too late in the day to try coffee. I'll have yet another go after
posting - that sometimes works.
My folks came to the US as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born
in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien. (Leonard Nimoy)