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by UncleSam
23 Jun 2020 16:16
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED

Great idea! I removed write access for superuser. Now it is read-only. I will report back in a couple months if this works. Unless this breaks something else, in which case I will report back immediately.
by UncleSam
23 Jun 2020 13:52
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED

This flag keeps getting reset to false about every other month. I don't realize it has been reset until I login the next day and see my full username, first name and last name, displayed in the login dialog box.
by UncleSam
26 Apr 2020 18:10
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Good open source C projects?
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Good open source C projects?

Hello Arjen, ARM Cortex-A8 processor using superscalar architecture. Haven't used it. I am educated in pipelining, but not in this particular variant of pipelining. Does this CPU run linux? Or will you using it as an "embedded system" by uploading programs to it from your linux box through an IDE, a...
by UncleSam
26 Apr 2020 16:32
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Solyxk community
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: Hello Solyxk community

Welcome aboard, Henrik.

Guess what? I share your interests--C programming and linux.
That led me here, to one of linux's greatest expressions so far in the 21st century.
by UncleSam
08 Mar 2020 00:37
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Notepad++ text editor
Replies: 7
Views: 4834

Re: Notepad++ text editor

http://ne.di.unimi.it/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ne_(text_editor) There is also a half-page summary of ne at https://www.linuxvoice.com/issues/006/foss6.pdf In an discussion on an earlier version of documenting ne, Vigna discusses his rationale for designing ne the way he did under the section M...
by UncleSam
03 Mar 2020 15:23
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Notepad++ text editor
Replies: 7
Views: 4834

Re: Notepad++ text editor

I generally use ne (nice editor) in a Konsole for writing text, including programming. It has color-based syntactical formatting when writing code. When I'm writing plain text, I start it with $ ne -no--syntax so that it skips the color-based formatting. Try it; you might like it. I use kate when I ...
by UncleSam
03 Mar 2020 15:16
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Browser alternatives
Replies: 22
Views: 33904

Re: Browser alternatives

I installed waterfox 2020.02 on February 24, 2020 under SolydK 10 64-bit , because Firefox-esr 68.5oesr stopped working with a vendor's website that I use to order parts. I chose not to import bookmarks, but maybe that was a mistake. So far I have only used waterfox for that one particular website. ...
by UncleSam
01 Feb 2020 00:43
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED

No, I haven't changed /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf since Jan. 8th. That is why I called it strange to see two lines greeter-hide-users=false appended to it on Jan. 30. and so asked here whether apt or apt-get might have done it. However, I just looked at it again and saw, sam@solydk1:~$ ls -Fdltr /etc/...
by UncleSam
31 Jan 2020 15:00
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED

Strange! After reappearance of user names at the login screen this morning, I looked at /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and saw two lines that said greeter-hide-users=false greeter-hide-users=false which I have since deleted from the file. The file's modification date/time was dated 1:23am this morning. I...
by UncleSam
18 Jan 2020 18:34
Forum: Non-technical
Topic: Stretch and Buster
Replies: 2
Views: 3929

Re: Stretch and Buster

Thank you bas, grizzler, and ilu.
by UncleSam
18 Jan 2020 06:11
Forum: Non-technical
Topic: Stretch and Buster
Replies: 2
Views: 3929

Stretch and Buster

Through Debian linux Stretch and Debian Linux buster I have stuck with Solydk Stable because I have a relaxed feeling of being at home with a long-time soulmate, a stable POSIX-compliant operating system with all the tens of thousands of free pre-compiled software packages Debian enthusiasts maintai...
by UncleSam
17 Jan 2020 20:26
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Trouble encountered with KDE taskbar leads to 2 questions -- SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Re: Trouble encountered with KDE taskbar leads to 2 questions -- SOLVED

Ah, yes, finally, I found a way in KDE to delete the blank panel. L-mouse-click panel R-mouse click panel...Configure Panel... More Settings...Remove panel It worked! YAY! Thank you, ilu. Regarding okular: I started okular from the KDE window menu K.... Graphics....Okular, and then opened a .pdf fil...
by UncleSam
17 Jan 2020 18:51
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: Trouble encountered with KDE taskbar leads to 2 questions -- SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Trouble encountered with KDE taskbar leads to 2 questions -- SOLVED

How to remove a blank panel ? Today, while playing with my KDE taskbar, I right-mouse-clicked and opened Panel options....Add panel+...Empty Panel and got two blank panels, one horizontal panel at the top of my screen, and one vertical panel on the left of my screen. How do I get rid of them ? Here...
by UncleSam
15 Jan 2020 18:00
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: User name at login screen

I changed the variable in the file as you suggested, Bas. It worked after a system restart. Thank you, Bas.

Thank you, Arjen for reminding me to document what I changed in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and why.
by UncleSam
13 Jan 2020 19:52
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

User name at login screen -- visible or not? SOLVED

How do I configure KDE to NOT display (for security reasons) my user name at the login dialog box ?
by UncleSam
30 Dec 2019 14:42
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: [Solved] Resize a window
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Resize a window

In "SolydK 10 64-bit", I noticed the mouse cursor disappears when you move the mouse over any of the viewport's four corners. On the other hand, when you move the mouse over the edge of the viewport away from the corners. , the mouse cursor changes to a double arrow perpendicular to the edge. Howeve...
by UncleSam
14 Dec 2019 21:14
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: KDE failed after #apt-get install git-all SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

Re: KDE failed after #apt-get install git-all --SOLVED

I reinstalled Solydxk from the SolydK 10 64-it Installer on the LiveDVD. I did not change any partitions with gparted. I did not enter root password. I did set the default username and password, using the same values as before. I made sure no LEDs on my keyboard were illuminated (e.g., Num Lock). My...
by UncleSam
12 Dec 2019 20:04
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: KDE failed after #apt-get install git-all SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

Re: KDE failed after #apt-get install git-all

Thank you for your ideas, ilu. I have certainly learned to type N at the APT prompt if I am ever uncertain and to only run # apt-get update && apt-get upgrade at bedtime. Why do you think synaptic might improve the quality of my life ? What will it do that APT won't ? What about dpkg ? I have kept u...
by UncleSam
11 Dec 2019 23:30
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: KDE failed after #apt-get install git-all SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

Re: KDE failed after #apt-get install git-all

Today I was able to log in to the hard drive as root with no input to GRUB. I waited until the Blue & white soldxk scre3n appeared, then disappeared, and logged in at the white-on-black prompt Solydk 10 64-bit soldk tty1 as root. Here is the output from #df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted...
by UncleSam
10 Dec 2019 18:17
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: KDE failed after #apt-get install git-all SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

KDE failed after #apt-get install git-all SOLVED

Last night, Dec 10th, I inadvertently mucked up KDE on Solydk 10 installation by installing #apt-get install git-all I got the idea from following https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-Installing-Git In hindsight, this was a dumb idea. I had already installed git. I didn't need any GUI stuf...

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