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Old 09-25-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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Linux mint - problems ahead!

1) the Network Keyring seems to be asking me for my network connection password everytime i log in. my previous laptop never did it, as it always saved the password and connected automatically. is this normal for Linux Mint? - i went through most of the password and keyrings settings, but doesn't seem to make much difference

2) funnily enough; after going through the keyring settings, i noticed that after restarting the netbook, most of the tool bar tabs just don't appear on the toolbar itself, despite the windows/programms are being opened normally.

3) at every restart, login, there are scripts coming up (after i click Turn Off/Restart -> something abt checking the battery, hal, etc etc) and (Initial Boot -> linux mint startup, linux mint recovery, memory test, etc).. is it normal? is there a way to get it to at least start up directly to the actual Operating System/user ?
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Nothing is normal in your complaints: a properly configured Linux does not behave that way.

Review your networking factors.
Old 09-26-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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i tried that, i got the linux mint from turn burned it to a cd and installed it, i also made sure i deleted every single details from the linux linpus (which was the previous operating system on my acer aspire one)
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Originally Posted by BillyJ View Post
i tried that, i got the linux mint from turn burned it to a cd and installed it, i also made sure i deleted every single details from the linux linpus (which was the previous operating system on my acer aspire one)
Well something has gone terribly wrong. I can't understand why keyring will always pop-up every time you login! I am not a Mint user, but I guess it is fairly similar to ubuntu and I never had such problems with ubuntu. Did you format and replace your previous Linux OS? I guess you must have. Re-installation is a bad advice but nothing is coming to my head right now. Hope a Mint user can clarify this and help you out.
Old 09-26-2009, 09:22 AM   #5
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If I'm not mistaken, Mint is based on Ubuntu. I'm running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 on an Acer Aspire One, so maybe the following helps for point 3.

What you describe is the grub menu. I don't think that this is a misconfiguration; it's a fully normal behaviour for a desktop OS and it's the way Mint sets it up. Ubuntu also configures it that way if you use the normal desktop version instead of the UNR version.

Below is part of my grub menu that defines how grub behaves. You can edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst (e.g. with sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst in a terminal).

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default         0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout         3

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
The line default defines which menu option is started after a timeout specified in the line timeout. Your menu will probably have a timeout of 10 seconds; you can shorten this to 2 or 3 seconds (don't make it zero). The line hiddenmenu hides the menu and that's probably the one that you want to add (if it's not there).

Check your menu.lst against the posted config above.

I've never investigated the keyring manager so can't help there.
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thanks guys


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