If you are getting this error from systemctl "Loaded: masked (Reason: Unit hostapd.service is masked.)" we need to unmask the service.
systemctl unmask hostapd
root@routerOS:/var/log# systemctl start hostapd
root@routerOS:/var/log# systemctl status hostapd
● hostapd.service - Access point and authentication server for Wi-Fi and Ethern........
It may appear to be an Xorg or lightdm/gdm/mdm error but in reality for many users with this issue, it's a driver conflict and issue. I had a system that had two GPUs, an Intel and Nvidia GPU.
The only thing that got it working was to remove the nouveau driver and blacklist it so it never came back, then the Intel GPU works fine without these issues.
sudo rmmod nouveau
add nouveau/other driver to blacklist
Is your /var/log/journal overweight and bloated? For example a decent install of Debian 11 with most applications and services ends up being about 4.9G with the journal taking a few gigs.
du -hs /var/log/journal/
By default in a lot of distributions there is no maximum size so it will keep growing. This is especially problematic for embedded distributions and devices, but is also a huge waste of sp........
Sometimes manual intervention on various Linux system's, including Debian, is required to fix things after waking up from sleep.
One persistent issue is the sound system / pulseaudio needing to be reset and not working until you do that after waking up. It's not clear if it's an OS issue itself or the sound driver, but this will fix things.
Where do we put scripts or commands that need to be used upon wakeup automatically?
This error implies that there may be an issue with Xorg or maybe your NVIDIA GPU cannot start or initialize:
35 laptop kernel: [ 2031.857704] nvidia: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
35 laptop kernel: [ 2031.857724] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
35 laptop kernel: [ 2031.857725] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
35 laptop kernel: [ 2031.873280] nvidia: module verification failed: signature a........
If you are using mint, delete the preference that stops snap from installing (as it is required for lxc)
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
1. Install lxd:
sudo apt install lxd
Issues install lxd or errors? Click here
Debian at this time does not have lxd so you'll need to use snap:
sudo apt in........
This can be used on almost anything, since Gluster is a userspace tool, based on FUSE. This means that all Gluster appears as to any application is just a directory.
Applications don't need specific support for Gluster, so long as you can tell the application to use a certain directory for storage.
One application can be for redundant and scaled storage, including for within Docker and Kubernetes, LXC, Proxmox, OpenStack, etc or just your image/web/video files or even da........
(firefox:9562): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: Unable to get session bus: Failed to execute child process "dbus-launch" (No such file or directory)
ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 9743
ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...
ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child
[Parent 9562, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (40): Connection reset by peer: file /build/firefox-EymEXX/fire........
This guide assumes that you are trying to connect to a corporate network.
First of all you need to define what IPrange the OpenVPN server will be running on.
Network Option 1.)
There are a few options, such as the OpenVPN sitting exclusively on the internal network, with the port and protocol that the server is used on being forwarded to this via the router and/or firewall.
Network Option 2.)
The OpenVPN server could sit on both th........
The Linux Mint team has disabled it by setting an apt preference, you can edit or just remove the file:
sudo apt install snapd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package snapd is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source........
apt install software-properties-common
apt install python3-pip
apt install python3.7 curl gnupg python3.7-dev git
ln -s /usr/bin/python3.7 /usr/bin/python3
pip3 install numpy keras_preprocessing
curl https://bazel.build/bazel-release.pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://storage.googleapis.com/bazel-apt stable jdk1.8" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bazel........
Most newer distros inexplicably cause your NIC to have what Icall "random" non-standard name conventions because of systemd.
This is a big problem for many people and especially those running servers. Imagine that you have a static IPconfigured for ens33 but then the hard disk is moved to a newer system, the NIC could be anything from ens33 to enp0s1, meaning that manual intervention is required to go and update the NIC config file (eg. /etc/network/interfa........
This is the reason that I don't like the new ADATA USB drives such as the UV128/64GB or 128GB drives and other ones that look to be the same style (the green sliding USB connector).
They just don't work well from new and never work properly at any point.
[ 788.242463] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 16 using ehci-pci
[ 788.339816] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=125f, idProduct=db8a
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd: rc-local.service: Failed at step EXEC spawning /etc/rc.local: Exec format error
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd: rc-local.service: Control process exited, code=exited status=203
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd: Failed to start /etc/rc.local Compatibility.
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd: rc-local.service: Unit entered failed state.
Oct 18 11:06:46 server systemd: rc-local.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.........
service sshd status
● ssh.service - OpenBSD Secure Shell server
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/ssh.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: failed (Result: start-limit-hit) since Wed 2019-10-02 11:07:54 EDT; 36s ago
Process: 476 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/sshd -t (code=exited, status=255)
Oct 02 11:07:54 box systemd: Failed to start OpenBSD Secure Shell server.
Oct 02 11:07:54 box sys........
If you've just installed VBox and it is not starting or working, the most common problem is usually that you don't have your kernel source installed, which means there is no kernel driver for vbox so it can't work.
You may get an error that says "Kernel driver not installed" in your Virtualbox.
So the first thing you should do is install your kernel source by running this:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`........
If you get error messages like this it is usually because /var/run/sshd does not exist.
root@userbox:/# service sshd status
● ssh.service - OpenBSD Secure Shell server
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/ssh.service; enabled; vendor preset: enab
Active: failed (Result: start-limit-hit) since Wed 2019-04-10 02:24:44 EDT; 1
Process: 511 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/sshd -t (code=exited, status=255)........
This is not about systemd/systemctl and not about "onboot" so there's no rc.local trick here but it's the GUI/Gnome etc when a user logs in that a command is launched.
Put this in your home dir
The .config/autostart directory is where Linux Mint/Ubuntu checks for autostart application config files
mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart
Create a new entry/file that starts an application........
I tried to stop a qemu-img copy or clone and it broke everything. It was fine to "stop" it from the GUI but a process still persisted so I killed the relevant qemu-img and the kernel went crazy. It also may not have helped that I tried to lvremove a different volume (an unused disk). But either way it breaks LVM (you cannot even run lvdisplay) so a reboot is necessary.
Jan 17 06:45:21 testserver kernel: [ 5680.439337] systemd-udevd D 0&nbs........
systemd is like the service manager for your Centos and other modern Linux distributions (including Debian/Mint/Ubuntu) allows you to enable services, stop them, restart them, check their status and even reboot your system.
The key commands or arguments you will use with systemctl are the following:
list-units [PATTERN...] List loaded units
This is not the normal "black screen"issue and I was shocked to eventually find out why. The normal advice of reconfiguring Xorg didn't work. Even booting into "Recovery Mode" did not help.
Here is the short end of the stick that fixed it:
sudo apt-get install mdm mate-desktop-environment
Yes you got it right, mdm and the mate-desktop-environment / gnome were somehow uninstalled. This must be whe........
When using the .sh script the rendering doesn't work after an upgrade of related packages to kdenlive.
kdenlive (kdenlive:amd64 (4:17.04.1+git201705191233~ubuntu16.04.1)) with affine or composite transitions was fine but is now broken during the time of transition it is just a white screen.
The previous version was fine:
But now I can't find it or install it:........
This is a 8TB Seagate external USB 3.0 device apparently newer kernels use a module called "UAS" instead of "USB Storage" which causes issues as a lot of devices are not properly supported in UAS mode by the kernel driver. The solution some say is to disable UAS specifically for your USB device but I'd rather just disable UAS altogether.
Solution blacklist UAS: *do not do this it does not work and just causes your USB 3.0........
Jun 1 15:45:42 videoeditor-desktop org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory: project_data:INFO Missing folder chosen by user:
Jun 1 15:45:42 videoeditor-desktop org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory: project_data:INFO Removed missing file: MAH02949.MP4
Jun 1 15:45:57 videoeditor-desktop org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory: ui_util:WARNING Icon theme media-playback-start not found. Will use backup........
This was a surprising bug but I unplugged all drives for an array md127. At first it was just 1 drive and mdadm seemed to notice this. I unplugged the second drive taking the array offline but mdadm did not realize it was offline and still showed a non-existent disk as being part of it. This created problems trying to unmount it or even to stop this array with mdadm freezing.
As for how to fix it I can only think of making sure you are not in a mounted path of........
At first my BIOS said the card may not work right because there is no more option ROM space.
I disabled the Option ROM for both LSI 1068 and 2008 chipsets, Network Boot ROM and most other PCI slots, Serial Port, etc... and the message went away but the card still does not work properly.
But it still cannot initialize the card properly(does not work):
[ 33.943272] NVRM: This PCI I/O region assigned to your NVIDIA device is invalid:........