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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:38 am 
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Alright, so I went along for a while with LinuxMint (XFCE), which was a very pleasant suprise. (I didn try the above)
I don't understand why I've postponed trying out the distro for so long. But it doesn't have the extra 'flavour' of UberStudent. Xubuntu works fine, only thing which doesn't work is adjusting the brightness.And after the installation the wireless driver (broadcom) is also installed automatically. So when I found your post here http://uberstudent.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=470&p=2024 about transforming it into UberStudent I just had to try.

Now there are no 'Ü's all over the screen when booting and screen resizing, and I'll need some more time but I'm quite certain it won't crash like it did before.
So there must be a compatibility difference between Xubuntu and UberStudent, but I have no idea what.

I know that getting to the core of a problem like this is difficult, but I really hope it will be fixed in a newer version of UberStudent, it costs a lot more time to install both.

For now, I'm happy that it works and that I can use my favourite distro =]

-S


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:29 am 
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I am unclear about what exactly it is is that you are thinking is broken or what you hope will be fixed. Please describe it. Just use plain language. I am happy to rapidly fix anything that actually does not work as it should but I need to first plainly understand whatever is the possible issue.

You can use this format to describe any issues:

1. What you tried to do
2. What you expected to happen
3. What actually happened

A backlight controller is pre-installed in UberStudent and runs from the panel. Just right-click over the panel, scroll to "Brightness plugin" and add it, and then move it to the location on the panel you wish and set your preferred settings from there.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:28 pm 
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With an earlier installation (US 3) I experienced crashes and when booting (I believe it was with shutting down too) Ü's appeared all over the screen. I checked if this was still the case with US 4.0 and it was.
Transforming Xubuntu into UberStudent 'solved' it. I also have not (yet?) experienced any crashes yet.
(Downside: the operation system seems to be heavier on the battery. This could be US4 in comparison to US3, or because I transformed Xubuntu.)

The brightness plugin doesn't work, just as my brigthness keys(while sound etc works).I believe I saw a fix on the Lenovo forums, still have to look into it. But so far it worked with no distribution that I've tried.


Thanks for all the support Stephen!

I do have another question however which I seem not to be able of solving myself.
I want to auto login when booting (I already have a bios boot password so a second login screen is just frustrating)
There are two logical places.
'Login window(mdmsetup)' .
Then I go to automatic signing up and check the box. The user however keeps jumping to "uberstudent" when I select my own username.
The other logical place is 'Session and boot'. Nothing here. (I also checked 'users and groups'.)

Thanks (again) in advance!

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 Post subject: Automatically log in
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:37 pm 
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Please open the Synaptic package Manager, click the "Reload" button, and then search for and install indicator-brightness. Let me know if it works for you.

Samir Moussa wrote:
I want to auto login when booting


To do this and have it persist across updates, you'll need to set a script to run very early during the boot process.

NOTE: Auto-login will only work on an installation that has one user account. If your installation has more than one user account, auto-login will not work.

Please take the following steps:

1. Open a terminal and run:

# Remove a file we'll no longer need
Code:
sudo rm /etc/uberstudent/adjustments/150-mdm-conf.overwrite


# Makes a directory
Code:
sudo mkdir /etc/mdm/my-mdm-conf


# Makes a copy of mdm.conf, which you will edit and use to overwrite the file upon boot
Code:
sudo cp /etc/mdm/mdm.conf /etc/mdm/my-mdm-conf/


2. Hit Alt+F2 on your keyboard and run:

Code:
gksu leafpad /etc/mdm/my-mdm-conf/mdm.conf


3. In the file that opens, on line 59, you will see the following line:
Code:
AutomaticLogin=uberstudent


Where it says uberstudent, replace it with your user name. So, for example, if your user name is samir, you would edit line 59 to read as
Code:
AutomaticLogin=samir

Now save mdm.conf in leafpad, exit leafpad, and run the following in the terminal:

# Overwrites mdm.conf for the first time. It will be overwritten upon each boot with the file you are making in leafpad, so as to avoid changes from any future update of the file that would otherwise break your auto-login setup.
Code:
sudo cp -f /etc/mdm/my-mdm-conf/mdm.conf /etc/mdm/mdm.conf


4. In the terminal run the following:

# Creates an empty file
Code:
sudo touch /etc/uberstudent/adjustments/160-mdm-conf.execute


5. Hit Alt+F2 on your keyboard and run:
Code:
gksu leafpad /etc/uberstudent/adjustments/160-mdm-conf.execute


6. Add the following text to the file, making sure you hit Enter once on your keyboard so that your cursor's caret is just below the last line (you should have eight lines in total including the last empty trailing line):

# Creates the overwrite file
Code:
#!/bin/bash
if [ -f /etc/uberstudent/adjustments/150-mdm-conf.overwrite ]; then
   rm /etc/uberstudent/adjustments/150-mdm-conf.overwrite
fi
if [ -f /etc/mdm/my-mdm-conf/mdm.conf ]; then
   cp -f /etc/mdm/my-mdm-conf/mdm.conf /etc/mdm/mdm.conf
fi


Now save the file and exit leafpad.

7. In the terminal run the following:

# Makes the file you just made executable
Code:
sudo chmod +x /etc/uberstudent/adjustments/160-mdm-conf.execute


Now reboot and you should be automatically logged in. :geek:

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 Post subject: Re: Automatically log in
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:09 pm 
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It works; I wanted to suggest to make a separate topic for this but I see you already did.

Thanks for the fantastic support Stephen!

(I will try to figure out how to get brightness control and post it here as well for fellow users.)

-S


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 Post subject: Re: Automatically log in
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:12 am 
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Did you see the above info about installing indicator-brightness? It should work for you. It's a program meant for Unity in Ubuntu that I believe I made to work well with Xfce in UberStudent. I uploaded the package indicator-brightness_0.4~bzr11~uberstudent1_all.deb to the uberstudent.net repository. Please open the Synaptic package Manager, click the "Reload" button, and then search for indicator-brightness and install and run it. Let me know if it works out for you.

NOTE: Auto-login will only work on an installation that has one user account. If your installation has more than one user account, auto-login will not work. I've update the tutorial to state this.

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The UberStudent Headquarters:
    * Mobo: MSI 870-G45
    * Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHz
    * RAM: G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600
    * Graphics: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    * Drive: OCZ Vertex SSD
    * Case: Rosewill ATX Mid Tower
    * Monitors: 2 x Dell UltraSharp
    * With UberStudent 4.3 Development Build
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