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  #2476293 4-May-2020 13:55
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nzkc:

 

For those with a snaps aversion (I'm in this group too....cant say why exactly though...Ive tried to like them) give Pop!_OS a go. Tried it over the last few days and I'm liking its spin on Ubuntu. Seems to favour .deb and .flatpak (though from what I can tell its putting debs ahead of this).

 

 

This is exactly what I did after reading up some more about Snaps and the potential downsides of them. Been running Pop_OS for the last few days and have no complaints so far.


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  #2476617 4-May-2020 20:25
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Did the 18.08 to 20.04 upgrade, and, Arrrghhh! No sounds. Googling tells me it's not uncommon, but none of the answers seems to quite work, but did point me to

 

pulseaudio -k && sudo alsa force-reload

 

That works, but it needs to be run after every reboot. Which is no real problem for me, but for the non-sudoers in the family it's not a solution. :(

 

Is there a script somewhere that's run with su privileges at boot that I can add that to?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2476631 4-May-2020 20:57
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frankv:

 

Did the 18.08 to 20.04 upgrade, and, Arrrghhh! No sounds. Googling tells me it's not uncommon, but none of the answers seems to quite work, but did point me to

 

pulseaudio -k && sudo alsa force-reload

 

That works, but it needs to be run after every reboot. Which is no real problem for me, but for the non-sudoers in the family it's not a solution. :(

 

Is there a script somewhere that's run with su privileges at boot that I can add that to?

 

 

Have a look here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/919054/how-do-i-run-a-single-command-at-startup-using-systemd

 

You'll basically create a script to run the commands you want and schedule it to run on boot through systemd.  You might want to work out if it should run after other services have started and if so add those to the depends section.


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  #2476682 5-May-2020 00:35
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You can still put commands in rc.local and systemd will run that script (as root) from its rc-local.service.  You have to create the /etc/rc.local file as there is not one installed by default these days - I guess they are trying get us to forget it still works.


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  #2476693 5-May-2020 07:40
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fe31nz:

 

You can still put commands in rc.local and systemd will run that script (as root) from its rc-local.service.  You have to create the /etc/rc.local file as there is not one installed by default these days - I guess they are trying get us to forget it still works.

 

 

 

 

The only point in doing it this way, if you are already familiar with how to do it and do not want to learn the systemd native way. Otherwise do not bother, and just read up at the link above, it's not that difficult.


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  #2476847 5-May-2020 11:59
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Anybody been caught out by the login loop, Happens if you do a clean install and select to install 3rd party drivers and it installs the nvidia drivers. Also happens if you install them at a later date.

 

When you go to login it just goes back to the login prompt.

 

 





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  #2477058 5-May-2020 15:13
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JaseNZ:

 

Anybody been caught out by the login loop, Happens if you do a clean install and select to install 3rd party drivers and it installs the nvidia drivers. Also happens if you install them at a later date.

 

When you go to login it just goes back to the login prompt.

 

 

 

 

What do you use Xorg or Wayland? Anyway it seems Xorg(Wayland) session aborts due to some error and drops you back to GDM. Anything in /var/logs/Xorg.0.log?

 

I don't have any issue with NVidia proprietary drivers, though I blacklisted Xorg nouveau drivers ages ago.


 
 
 
 


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  #2477179 5-May-2020 17:26
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qwerty123:

 

JaseNZ:

 

Anybody been caught out by the login loop, Happens if you do a clean install and select to install 3rd party drivers and it installs the nvidia drivers. Also happens if you install them at a later date.

 

When you go to login it just goes back to the login prompt.

 

 

 

 

What do you use Xorg or Wayland? Anyway it seems Xorg(Wayland) session aborts due to some error and drops you back to GDM. Anything in /var/logs/Xorg.0.log?

 

I don't have any issue with NVidia proprietary drivers, though I blacklisted Xorg nouveau drivers ages ago.

 

 

There is a workaround, enter console at login prompt and do type the following

 

mount -o rw,remount /

 

Then edit:     sudo nano /etc/default/grub

 

Change line : GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

 

to

 

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"

 

then finally

 

sudo update-grub

 

 

 

then reboot and you can login as per normal or will auto login if you set that at install. Removing splash is the workaround.





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  #2477955 6-May-2020 15:50
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Thought I would ask here rather than start a thread... If I had a headless Ubunutu desktop, what's best for remote desktop software with a Windows client.

 

Currently have "X11" (or something) installed as the server, and then TightVNC as the client - but I can't make it use both my screens.


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  #2478111 6-May-2020 18:29
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chevrolux:

 

Thought I would ask here rather than start a thread... If I had a headless Ubunutu desktop, what's best for remote desktop software with a Windows client.

 

Currently have "X11" (or something) installed as the server, and then TightVNC as the client - but I can't make it use both my screens.

 

 

There are many around and its each to their own really I guess. I use splashtop for all my remote stuff.





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  #2478128 6-May-2020 19:12
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Linus Tech Tips did a video about this recently for their work. Article about it here https://lensvid.com/post-processing/parsec-remote-desktop-video-editing/

They're using parsec https://parsecgaming.com/

Never tried it but it looked pretty good. I don't think it does mulitple monitors at once though.

I've just used vnc over a ssh tunnel in the past. And now I do everything as web apps and clients so have little use for it. I just run a completely headless Linux machine with a few Linux vms (also headless).

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  #2479992 9-May-2020 23:40
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upgraded a server with a fresh install of ubuntu 20.04

 

couldn't get ipv6 to work for some reason tryed everything

 

then after i added

 

net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 0

 

net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 0

 

to /etc/sysctl.conf

 

it worked

 

notice a few bugs with 3rd party software but they can be fixed


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  #2480084 10-May-2020 08:38
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qwerty123:

JaseNZ:


Anybody been caught out by the login loop, Happens if you do a clean install and select to install 3rd party drivers and it installs the nvidia drivers. Also happens if you install them at a later date.


When you go to login it just goes back to the login prompt.


 



What do you use Xorg or Wayland? Anyway it seems Xorg(Wayland) session aborts due to some error and drops you back to GDM. Anything in /var/logs/Xorg.0.log?


I don't have any issue with NVidia proprietary drivers, though I blacklisted Xorg nouveau drivers ages ago.



Had this issue with fresh install, ended up installing without 3rd parties drivers and downloading nvidia Linux drivers from nvidia sire directly. This worked for me.

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