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New Laptop installation [Solved]
« on: February 17, 2016, 11:56:46 am »
I just got this very old laptop which I copied my desktop system to. The one that just got fixed on both computers.

But as regards this Laptop I have a few things to change, but first the inxi -F out put

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System:    Host: **** Kernel: 3.16.0-60-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   System: AVERATEC product: 6240 Series version: 0101
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: A1011SMS V1.10 12/06/04 date: 12/06/2004
CPU:       Single core Mobile AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2) clocked at 2000.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: fbdev (unloaded: vesa) Resolution: 640x480@73.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.5, 128 bits) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7012 AC'97 Sound Controller driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-60-generic
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg driver: rt2500pci
           IF: wlan2 state: up mac: 00:11:09:ae:f5:02
           Card-2: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet driver: sis900
           IF: eth2 state: down mac: 00:0c:76:f6:b7:5c
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 80.0GB (28.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD800BEVE size: 80.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 7.4G used: 2.9G (41%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 29G used: 9.8G (37%) fs: ext4
           ID: /usr size: 24G used: 7.5G (34%) fs: ext4 ID: /var size: 13G used: 1.5G (13%) fs: ext4
           ID: /boot size: 1.4G used: 80M (7%) fs: ext4
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.8C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 157 Uptime: 30 min Memory: 566.0/971.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17

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             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           971        900         70         20         14        310
-/+ buffers/cache:        575        395
Swap:            0          0          0

1. I made a new user and I can not login. I at first for got to set a password for that user but than did go back  and set that password. The user appears to log in but then the machine logs them back out.

2. I looked up how to change a hostname and have done that but for some reason the installation forgets the new hostname upon reboot.

3. The Screen resolution cant seem to be set and every thing is huge.

I have already tried the full KDE on this and it seem ok but just a tad slow. So that's cool. I have another slot for more RAM.

Thanx all saved my bacon many times.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2016, 03:30:09 pm by Brotherred »
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Re: New Laptop installation
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 01:07:36 pm »
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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Re: New Laptop installation
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 01:36:17 pm »
No the account does not have /home
I had checked that but thought that it was not unusual because I have not logged in. I have logged in from the current user though.

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Re: New Laptop installation
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 01:37:32 pm »
Oh and I searched on these last two all be it probably in the old forum.

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Re: New Laptop installation
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 01:43:50 pm »
Wouldn't it be easier to just delete the broken account via

menu > System Tools > Users and Groups

then  recreate it from the same place
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Re: New Laptop installation
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 01:45:58 pm »
But the account is good. For all that I messed things up. The account is fine. Adding a new one is the issue

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Re: New Laptop installation
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 01:46:47 pm »
Oh I see... My bad

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