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May
21
revised Exim PanicLog has Non-Zero Size…?
Adding the essence of the link to the comment.
May
12
comment Can a user with ssh keys set their own password after logging in with keys without knowing their password?
I found I don't need the passwd -d $user since I'm using the --disabled-password option on adduser. Thank for helping me think through this. I got lost in the weeds.
May
12
accepted Can a user with ssh keys set their own password after logging in with keys without knowing their password?
May
12
comment Can a user with ssh keys set their own password after logging in with keys without knowing their password?
Ah, so using the command 'chage -d0 $user' will force the user to change the password and only ever user the temporary password for a password change. That'll do what I want. If you edit your answer to that info, I'll gladly accept it.
May
12
comment Can a user with ssh keys set their own password after logging in with keys without knowing their password?
sudo access requires the entry of a password that the user doesn't know so they don't have sudo access, just the potential for it if they know their password.
May
12
asked Can a user with ssh keys set their own password after logging in with keys without knowing their password?
May
11
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
15
comment Why is it unsafe to delete old kernels?
Having fixed kernel issues in the past, I'm much happier to leave three kernels. I generally go with the currently running kernel, the newest kernel and the one right before the current one. This gives me the latest on reboot, the one known to work and the previous if that fails for some reason. That is probably overkill, but is CYA approved.
Apr
15
comment What is the safest way to clean up /boot partition?
I have never had a problem caused by unattended upgrades. I can imagine scenarios where this could be an issue mostly around dependencies being lost on non-deb packaged installs Say you install php, decide to uninstall it and install a newer version from source. This version has dependencies provided by the previous install, but apt is unaware that it is still required. Next time you run auto-remove those dependencies will be gone. If automated, this could be a bit confusing. If you don't install outside the repositories I believe it to be totally safe.
Apr
10
comment How do i allow non-root access to /ttyUSB0 on 12.04?
It is generally considered bad practice to edit these files directly as some simple mistakes can cause loss of access.
Apr
9
comment How can I use my Garmin device in Ubuntu?
This plugin appears to no longer be supported due to Garmin site changes doesn't operate.
Mar
31
answered A browser as GUI on a headless server
Mar
31
answered A browser as GUI on a headless server
Mar
24
revised Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
Adding hibernate and dual-boot details
Mar
24
comment Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
I haven't done anything to change the config from what is listed above, but have seen Ubuntu come out of what the BIOS calls "Deep Sleep Mode" without any problem. This sounds like the BIOS driven Hibernate to me.
Mar
22
comment Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
To understand how the BIOS of this machine handles hibernate: push.cx/2015/…
Mar
21
comment Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
It seems that Ubuntu 14.10 removed Hibernate from the menu. Suspend works fine. I tried 'pm-hibernate', but that flashed a black screen and came back right away. This may be relevant. I read somewhere that hibernate in this model was using a new technology or something. ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201411-16196
Mar
21
revised Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
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Mar
21
comment Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
Turns out brightness is just fixed with loading thinkpad_acpi module
Mar
20
comment Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
It is just the buttons above the track pad, not the ones that are built into the pad itself. The workaround currently sacrifices the pad buttons for the ones above the pad. That fix is in a coming systemd version. The brightness doesn't bother me, but I believe it can be managed from the client if I took a moment to look it up.