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by Vincent17
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Unable to contact D-Bus session bus
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Unable to contact D-Bus session bus

Hello, I have a script that called xfce4-session-logout --suspend or --halt. Recently, this began to fail occasionally with the message Error Unable to contact D-Bus session bus Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-[random #]: Connection refused What would cause this message to appear? Thanks in ad...
by Vincent17
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Logout, suspend, restart, shutdown [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Logout, suspend, restart, shutdown

As I found out here, there are lots of shutdown commands. For suspend, there are also sudo pm-suspend and systemctl suspend. HTH
by Vincent17
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Unanswered Topics
Replies: 18
Views: 1544

Re: Unanswered Topics

I propose the forum auto-reply to any unanswered topic after 24 hours, perhaps:
Your question or comment is important to us. Please stand by while it quietly and pathetically sinks out of sight.
Lol ... or maybe :bawling:
by Vincent17
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: xfce4-session-logout --suspend fails
Replies: 0
Views: 316

xfce4-session-logout --suspend fails

A script calls xfce4-session-logout --suspend after a timeout. This has worked fine for over a year, but recently, instead of suspending, the computer displays the message Unable to contact D-Bus session bus Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-###: Connection refused The same command issued from c...
by Vincent17
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Security on travel computer
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Security on travel computer

I have a 10 year old MSI Wind netbook which has been passed around to nearly everyone in the family: everyone hated the small keyboard and screen and sooner or later passed it on until it came back around to me. I have made it my travel computer with antiX-17.3.1_386-base. I'm not a spy, but I try t...
by Vincent17
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox not working with firejail
Replies: 20
Views: 1698

Re: [SOLVED] Firefox not working with firejail

AntiX-17.3.1_386-base, firejail 0.9.44.8
When run in firejail, firefox would not open any web site or file :frown: (Sylpheed runs in firejail by default and works fine.)
After installing firejail version 0.9.58.2 from https://firejail.wordpress.com/download-2/, firejail firefox works properly.
by Vincent17
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: How to power off from command line?
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: How to power off from command line?

Sure. It's attached. ------------------------ Edit: AntiX worked flawlessly on the MSI computer, including my auto-shutdown script, during a 2+ week trip. :happy: Again, if I had known that this would turn out to be a hardware-specific question, I would have posted it in the hardware section of the ...
by Vincent17
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: How to power off from command line?
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: How to power off from command line?

sudo halt and many other poweroff options work fine on a newer HP computer but do not reliably power off the MSI Wind netbook running MX-18_386. Every command I tried failed sooner or later. Presumably the problem is hardware|bios|kernel specific. An intermittent problem that only appears at shutdow...
by Vincent17
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: How to power off from command line?
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: How to power off from command line?

Thanks Fibogacci, I'll give telinit 0 a try. [edit: /sbin/telinit -> init so I expect it will eventually fail, as init 0 did] I never had this problem in years of using Puppy Linux (shutdown by busybox poweroff -f, I think, older kernel). I haven't given antiX a good try on this computer. I only boo...
by Vincent17
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: How to power off from command line?
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: Best way to power off from command line?

After 2+ months and 1000 reboots ::), I have not found a reliable poweroff method for the MSI Wind U100, so I'll bump a last time to see if anyone has a suggestion. 9_9 The problem is that the computer sometimes halts with power still on; power button must be held down for 5 s to power off. If unatt...

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