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Development / Re: Reset Script
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:05:57 am »
Another idea...  Is there a way to image the installation? Save it to a USB stick and then reinstall if the installation gets messed up?  The advantage to this is that all of the user preferences and web apps would remain.

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New Users / Re: Broken Login Manager / Desktop GUI
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:05:36 pm »
Thank You for the help!

What is being held back?

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sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

New Users / Re: Broken Login Manager / Desktop GUI
« on: September 12, 2018, 06:50:19 pm »
Creating another account worked.

Now I need to clean up things:

"You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 mate-control-center : Depends: mate-control-center-common (>= 1.20.2-2ubuntu1) but it is not installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution)."

Development / Re: Reset Script
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:25:58 am »
Can somebody help me understand the technical reasons why such an idea wouldn’t be a possibility? I’m not really proficient in Linux And I’m just starting to learn. Is it really that difficult to automatically reset our user account to a pristine state? Maybe even wouldn’t need to be a script, possibly it could be some sort of restoration to an earlier image? I’m just playing with ideas here.

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Development / Reset Script
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:37:07 am »
I think it would be a cool feature if peppermint OS had a feature that would automatically reset messed up settings in GUI and login manager. Possibly even an option to remove any packages that were not part of the original installation.


A new user is using peppermint iOS and somehow makes the panel disappear.

A new user is using peppermint OS and from the commandline messes up the login manager.

A new user change some settings with the desktop environment and is unable to login.

In all of these cases it would be really cool if a user could just reset installation.

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New Users / Broken Login Manager / Desktop GUI
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:13:17 am »
I was playing around and trying to experiment and ended up breaking my ability to login to a graphical environment. I’ve been trying to fix it myself and I think I made things worse.

I am able to login as a guest from the login manager however when I go to login as myself it attempts to login and then I am taken back to the login manager. If I drop to the Shell I can login using the commandline but there appears to be a mess of broken packages.

When I couldn’t login I thought that installing another window manager could possibly allow me to have a GUI so I could fix things graphically.   I ran sudo apt-get install mate but installation failed and now I am unable to remove it. In addition to my original problem of not being able to login apt-get Won’t let me do anything else until I resolve the broken installation.

Any suggestions on how to get things working properly again?

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