Re: Sessions – what am I missing?
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 20:13:59 UTC 2013
So the answer to my question is that the session thing that worked so great
in earlier Ubuntu versions now is removed? That sucks so badly. Is there
going to be ANYTHING left in a few years? :(
Almost all the reasons to use Ubuntu over Windows are gone soon, as it
seems… (except that I will never go back to Windows how bad Ubuntu ever
gets – there are other distributions).
I was so impressed the first time I ran Ubuntu (7.04). Everything worked
the way it SHOULD work, I could do kind of advanced things easily, nothing
of the bad things in Windows was there and so on. It didn't even look like
Windows (which is a really good thing in my opinion). Not much of that is
true any more, I'm afraid, and that's so sad. So sad. Sorry for mentioning
this, it's way off topic, I know, but sometimes it's so hard to resist.
Anyway, thanks everyone for replying.
2013/12/28 Nandakumar <nandakumar96 at gmail.com>
> There is a tricky way... Try your luck.
> You can still access the text mode. So login to that mode and give
> this command to reset the root (superuser) password:
> sudo passwd
> Now set a new password for root and remember it.
> Logout or restart. In the login screen, choose 'Other'. Give
> username: root
> password: the one you set now.
> Now open /home/<your_username>
> Ctrl+H (to show hidden files)
> remove all files and folders with a dot at the starting (you may take
> their backup first since it contains your file histories and
> Now restart and login to your account.
> Inform me the result.
> On 12/28/13, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2013/12/27 Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com>
> >> On 27 December 2013 20:51, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I can't figure out how to create my own sessions. How hard can it be?
> >> > Not
> >> > very hard, I hope…
> >> >
> >> > I have this laptop, and when I'm at home, I use my external screen and
> >> the
> >> > internal one is turned off (when both are turned on, the graphics card
> >> gets
> >> > too hot and the fans are at maximum speed all the time).
> >> > When I bring my laptop somewhere, I don't bring that external screen,
> >> > so
> >> I
> >> > need to use the internal one.
> >> >
> >> > If I forget to switch my window settings before leaving, I can't see
> >> > anything as soon as I log in, so I can't change it back (I probably
> >> could in
> >> > text mode, but I don't know how anyway).
> >> >
> >> > So I want to save a ”use internal screen only-session” so that I can
> >> start
> >> > it from the login screen (which always use the internal screen), which
> >> I'm
> >> > pretty sure was possible in older versions of Ubuntu. I have 12.04
> >> and
> >> > I can't really find a way to do this!
> >> Is there not a hot key on the laptop to cycle through the options,
> >> Internal, External, Mirrored and Extended? On mine it is Fn+F7
> > Oh… yes, seems to be Fn+F11 on mine. Thanks!
> > Still, I'd like to know about sessions. Could be useful anyway, in other
> > situations.
> > Johnny Rosenberg
> >> Colin
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