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by thomasl
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Hostname and the death of sudo
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Hostname and the death of sudo

You might check with this find ~/. -uid 0 -ls if any root ownship shows it might be an indication of such unfortunate constellation. 1~>find . -uid 0 -ls 4418 6 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5426 Jul 27 2017 ./.config/Thunar/accels.scm 4419 32 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 32544 Jan 18 2018 ./.config/Thunar/uca....
by thomasl
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Hostname and the death of sudo
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Hostname and the death of sudo

Totally, utterly puzzled by now. :confused: :confused: Example: running "sudo geany", will make geany save settings within users-geany settings, and will change permissions and ownership of those settings files to root, in addition to security and .Xauthority related permission hicups. This, or anyt...
by thomasl
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Hostname and the death of sudo
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Hostname and the death of sudo

@fehlix: As already stated, there's no error or warning given. And I assume sudo doesn't work because applications (like persist-save or geany) started via sudo (or requiring root) simply don't work. However, it seems that this is only true for things that require a GUI. Commands that wholly run in ...
by thomasl
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Hostname and the death of sudo
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Hostname and the death of sudo

I have now had an opportunity to re-test editing the /etc/hosts file (as I said I tried this before) and this definitely does not solve the problem. Neither 127.0.0.1 nor 127.0.1.1 makes sudo work again so this seems to be a solution in some cases but not in this case. However... during testing this...
by thomasl
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Hostname and the death of sudo
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Re: Hostname and the death of sudo

@fehlix: thanks for that... alas I already had tried this (ie editing /etc/hosts) and it didn't work at all. Either I did something utterly stupid (so I will retry later today) or there's more to it than meets the eye.
by thomasl
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Hostname and the death of sudo
Replies: 17
Views: 433

Hostname and the death of sudo

I have a frugal install that lives on the boot SSD of three different PCs, with the exactly same versions of linuxfs on all three PCs. For all three PCs I have a line in my grub boot config that gives an explicit hostname on the kernel command line (say hostname=PCone or PCtwo or PCthree). Depending...
by thomasl
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [Solved... but with a GRRR]XFCE Power Manager, Presentation Mode and suspect GUI design
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: [Solved... but with a GRRR]XFCE Power Manager, Presentation Mode and suspect GUI design

@tinzi1: Glad my experience helped you. Now take a breather and check the other posts... there ARE some valid use cases for that mode. The problem here really is the fact that the lovely checkbox toggling this mode is so well hidden that some users will never see it. But hey, as they say... every da...
by thomasl
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: .profile versus .bashrc
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: .profile versus .bashrc

I think with a plain bash installation .profile is only executed for login shells (ie not the graphical login) whereas .bashrc is executed in all other cases. When bash is invoked as an interactive login shell, or as a non-interactive shell with the --login option, it first reads and executes comman...
by thomasl
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Rufus equivalent in MX?
Replies: 34
Views: 1119

Re: Rufus equivalent in MX?

From what I gather, all bootiso does is create a bootable, non-writeable USB. That is definitely wrong. I have created a few sticks with bootiso (both FAT- and NTFS-formatted) and they all have been writable. And perhaps one reason why there are more issues and requests for bootiso is because it in...
by thomasl
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Rufus equivalent in MX?
Replies: 34
Views: 1119

Re: Rufus equivalent in MX?

@anticapitalista: Maybe. All I know is that I can burn ISOs with bootiso that I can't burn with the MX live-usb-maker, not least because the latter seems to be constrained to ext4 as the only supported format. That's perfectly alright as far as it goes, for instance for MX-based sticks. However, the...

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