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by gonzo01
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: How can I change a user name?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

How can I change a user name?

I wish to change a user name, which was mis-spelled during set-up.

The instructions I have found are:-

Ctrl-Alt-F1
log in as user
set password for root account
log in as root
change user name and home folder name.

Doesnt work for me.

Is there a GUI method for this?

Thanks
by gonzo01
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Can I lock Audio settings?
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Can I lock Audio settings?

I have a desktop PC setup with MX 17.1 for my wife who mostly uses it for web surfing and Facebook and Facebook Messenger. The audio settings are continually "lost" in regard to the Microsoft web cam which is used for Messenger. The person on the other end of Messenger cannot hear the audio. I curre...
by gonzo01
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: SOLVED-Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: SOLVED-Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure

Thanks Stevo

No problems with scrolling in firefox.

Dont need Google Earth on laptop so wont bother with Nvidia driver


thanks again for help and advice.

now have MX 17.1 running on laptop and 3 desktops - no problems.
by gonzo01
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: SOLVED-Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: SOLVED-Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure

Simple solution - no need to update BIOS etc Reformatted SSD and HDD Clean install of MX 17.1 I can now Logout, Reboot and Shutdown without problems. Crossing my fingers that all stays Fine. Here are NEW results of:- $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: msi-laptop Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 6....
by gonzo01
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: SOLVED-Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure

Steveo thanks for your detailed reply. I'll give it all a try. Hopefully the BIOS update will work ok and not brick my laptop ( happened when I tried to update the BIOS of a PCDuino). Given that the upate is directly through tha laptop BIOS I cant forsee any difficulties. The .pdf included with the ...
by gonzo01
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: SOLVED-Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure

fehlix as requested bill@msi-laptop:~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: msi-laptop Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 6.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018 Machine: Device: laptop System: Micro-Star product: GF62 7RD v: REV:1.0 serial: N/A Mobo: Micro-S...
by gonzo01
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: SOLVED-Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure
Replies: 7
Views: 446

SOLVED-Another MSI Laptop problem - shutdown/reboot failure

Further to my earlier post re my MSI laptop I now have another problem from mx 17.1 x64 it wont shutdown or reboot shutdown hangs at {OK} Stopping SMB/CIFS daemon: smbd and Reboot hangs at {OK} Stopping Light Display Manager: lightdm I've tried manually stopping SMB in a terminal and then running su...
by gonzo01
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Solved - updated 12july2018 - laptop wont boot - again
Replies: 18
Views: 1286

Re: Solved - updated 12july2018 - laptop wont boot - again

reinstalled mx 17.1 x64 by booting with noapic noacpi nosplash irqpoll and installing to /sda1 (SSD) instead of 'sda2 ( 1 tb hdh) reboot of system from livedvd after completion of installation fails. when booted from /sda everything now runs fine - even after full upgrade of all pkgs earlier problem...
by gonzo01
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: WLAN (WIFI) works under MX-16.1, MX-17 does not
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

Re: WLAN (WIFI) works under MX-16.1, MX-17 does not

with my MSI laptop mx 17 wifi doesnt work ( along with other problems)

MX 16 WiFi works fine - no need to use FN + F11 ( in my case) to turn WiFi on or off - network manager does this fine. May take a little time but it works.

Now running MX 16 again - see my other recent posts r this MSI laptop.
by gonzo01
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: MX Not Letting Me Work With Additional Storage Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: MX Not Letting Me Work With Additional Storage Drive

sounds to me like your user doesn't "own" (have permissions) to access the drive.

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