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Advanced Topics / Re: Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« on: October 30, 2018, 02:34:50 pm »
(Does that, logs out, logs back in again, and suspends...)

Ah that's better - it's like the original login screen.

Thank you!

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Development / Re: Future of 32-bit Ubuntu - implications for Peppermint
« on: October 30, 2018, 02:28:06 pm »
Thanks all.

If Ubuntu do drop 32-bit, I suspect I will be off to Debian for everything with less than 4GiB of RAM.

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Development / Future of 32-bit Ubuntu - implications for Peppermint
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:13:45 am »
I see from the notes for the Ubuntu 18.10 update that they're considering dropping i386 - if you're running 32-bit 18.04, you're not offered the update to 18.10 because the support for the non-LTS versions may end before the support for 18.04 does.

What does this mean for Peppermint? I am sure I am not the only one who uses it on hardware that's not viable for 64-bit, either because the CPU doesn't support it or not having much RAM.

Will 32-bit be dropped for Peppermint 10 if Ubuntu do drop i386? Peppermint build its own 32-bit packages? Switch to being based on Debian directly? Something else?

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Advanced Topics / Screen locking very poor for privacy after suspend
« on: October 28, 2018, 03:03:31 am »
When I awake the netbook after a suspend, I am clearly shown what was on the screen for several seconds before a translucent screen still shows it through a slight blur while I type the password.

This is screen locking, sure, but it's not exactly protecting privacy.

I suspect that the degree of translucency is a setting somewhere, but is there any way to have it start up without showing the underlying screen at all?

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Ah, that's interesting: it's worked this time.

Hmm.

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Annoyingly, the 4.13.0-32 kernel doesn't get to a graphical screen at all - it just stays blank.

I'll see if nomodeset .works...

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Ah ha, the 'uncomment #GRUB_TERMINAL="console" in /etc/default/grub and then did sudo update-grub' worked, thank you.

At some point, various projects will realise that making something that many of us only see once every few months 'prettier' is not the best use of resources, especially when it comes with side-effects :)

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I've just installed Peppermint 8 on a Eee901. Once I formatted the /home partition rather than let it try reuse a Lubuntu installed encrypted home, It went well..

.. up to the point where I installed updates, including to the kernel, and rebooted again.

There are two problems with the 4.13.0-26 kernel that is the most current as of yesterday.

a) the touchpad doesn't work

b) more importantly, there is a screen issue: most of the screen (all but the right hand side) is covered by a black rectangle. If I use ctrl-alt-F2 to switch to a text terminal, this rectangle has a series of random white lines, with other colours appearing as text should appear. (Photos of this available!)

This happens on each boot. I can blindly type 'sudo shutdown now -r' to reboot, because the normal button from the menu is invisible.

So this is being done by booting into grub and selecting the 4.10.0-40 kernel from the original install instead. Obviously that has some issues, but it does actually work for me.

Checking, the Peppermint 8 live disc does work on an Eee900 (Intel Celeron rather than an early Atom, but otherwise very similar) and I am holding off actually installing it until this is fixed.

(This is an annoying anti-spam, by the way. Do users with more posts still get it?)

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