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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:31 pm 
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http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Note the read write bit. IMPORTANT

You can use your old password BTW.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:31 am 
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Shawn wrote:
My "FIX" involves very strong language and a different hard drive...Sometimes followed by a Xanax chaser...
Anxiety is my enemy.


Well that if all else fails, I may give that a try! :cheers:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:38 am 
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Sadlmkr wrote:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Note the read write bit. IMPORTANT

You can use your old password BTW.

Thanks, but that fix, which may work, seems to focus on the idea that you can not log in or use the GUI with your password. That is not my problem.

SUDO is the only program that will not use my password. I found this page and will be working my way through the ideas to see if one helps. Thanks, as always, for any and all help!!

http://askubuntu.com/questions/248853/graphical-authentication-works-why-does-sudo-say-my-password-is-wrong

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:12 am 
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Excellent....I figured that you were looking already. That above is just the way I do it. Too much happening to focus on exactly what happened. In this kind of case I use the easy way out.

Report back please. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:40 pm 
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Sadlmkr wrote:
Excellent....I figured that you were looking already. That above is just the way I do it. Too much happening to focus on exactly what happened. In this kind of case I use the easy way out.

Report back please. :D

OK... it is working, I am not sure how but this is what I did.

I looked at Jeff's suggested "Password being rejected by GRUB" solution and saw that it involved logging into the Ubuntu Recovery Console. There were also a bunch of commands to type in, so I figured that I would wait until I got home to try it. I am at work on site and did not have a second PC to help, or a printer.

But, I figured, what the hell, I will just log in to the recovery console and take a look around. I did that, changed nothing, then logged out.

When I logged back in to my User Account on Ubuntu, guess what? Jeff's earlier solution no longer worked, I no longer had the use of my touchpad.

I then reasoned, maybe that broke my GRUB and therefore maybe, now my password worked! But, no joy... or was there.

I finally typed my password in a text document, cut and pasted it into GRUB and got Jeff's one line solution to work!

So, that is my report, sorry if it is not useful, but at least it is funny. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:25 am 
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Sounds like the usual repair methods and results for anything Linux related. 8) :eek: :D
A bunch of ideas to try which all fail, then tinker around and get REALLY frustrated and it accidentally works. :confused:
No one can ever tell you why it works or what you did. If someone does tell you why, You need a software engineering degree to understand. :read:
Except for Karl. He is an exception to the rule. Bravo and thanks to Karl.

No one seems to be able to tell us WHY that now gps works without simlinks either. :D :D
I have come to the conclusion that I don't want to know why.

Does Disney make a computer OS?. Sign me up.

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Bump so we can find it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:16 pm 
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This worked on 0 hour CF-31P with PS/2 type Interlink Versapad (CF-31MK2) Symptoms were the touch-pad didn't work under Linux. Worked fine with Windows.

Code:
sudo echo "options psmouse proto=imps" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf >/dev/null
(aka the one liner version)
or:

As sudo create a file called /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf with contents of

Code:
options psmouse proto=imps
[Save] [Reboot]

Why does it happen? The kernel times out looking for a Synaptics driver. This is covered clumsily in the previous pages of this thread.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:27 am 
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Sadlmkr wrote:
This worked on 0 hour CF-31P with PS/2 type Interlink Versapad (CF-31MK2) Symptoms were the touch-pad didn't work under Linux. Worked fine with Windows.

Code:
sudo echo "options psmouse proto=imps" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf >/dev/null
(aka the one liner version)
or:

As sudo create a file called /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf with contents of

Code:
options psmouse proto=imps
[Save] [Reboot]

Why does it happen? The kernel times out looking for a Synaptics driver. This is covered clumsily in the previous pages of this thread.


This works as long as you use >/dev/null at the end.

When you are doing the edits with touchscreen and no touchpad the cut and pastes are difficult. Due to word wrap in a earlier post I was missing the >/dev/null. Yes I could have hot-plugged a USB mouse but prefer to use the on-board equipment.

Sent from CF-31MK2.

Code:
lsb_release -a


Distributor ID: Zorin
Description: Zorin OS 12.1
Release: 12
Codename: xenial

I'm pretty sure I'm running a Live USB here. I'll see if the edit to psmouse saves to the stick. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:34 am 
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Don't think I have tried Zorin 12.1 on a 31 mk2 yet.

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