FURTHER TO BLANK SCREEN & ALL OPTIONS GREYED OUT

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Post#1 by sepp1945 » 29 Feb 2024, 01:32

I solved the blank screen, by changing the back ground picture,

BUT STILL ALL OPTIONS ARE THERE BUT GREYED OUT, you can see them when hovering over them... WHY?

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you can see the item when hovering, BUT still greyed out.

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Post#2 by Ed_P » 29 Feb 2024, 01:59

sepp1945 wrote:
29 Feb 2024, 01:32
BUT STILL ALL OPTIONS ARE THERE BUT GREYED OUT,
Have you clicked on any of the ones you selected?
sepp1945 wrote:
29 Feb 2024, 01:32
i enclose a screenshot
:good:
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Post#3 by sepp1945 » 29 Feb 2024, 02:30

YES AND THEY WORK ... BUT USELESS AS THE USER CAN'T SEE THEM UNTIL HE HOVERS OVER THEM...and a normal user would not know that..

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Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 29 Feb 2024, 02:35

sepp1945 wrote:
29 Feb 2024, 01:32
you can see the item when hovering, BUT still greyed out.
this is because the icon theme is not set, which can be done via the cinnamon settings, but see below, there's more to it.
sepp1945 wrote:
28 Feb 2024, 06:54
WHEN i login with guest(pw=guest) everthing works fine as i setup
BUT when i login with a new user (PW=strong) i get only a blank screen with a "S" in the lower right corner (Menu with all the options) but the exit and logoff greyed out, (can do it when hovering over it)
ok, first off, i recommend changing the guest and root passwords (either using passwd or via Porteus Settings Centre>security section)
regarding, user creation, while possible(as you've seen), it's not well supported, which means there's a few thing you'll need to do manually.
the simple stuff is copying some files from the guest account(/home/guest) to your new user account:

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/home/guest/.config/dconf/users  ## this contains most of the desktop settings
/home/guest/.bashrc
/home/guest/.bash_profile
/home/guest/.cinnamon/ ##directory and  it's contents
/home guest/.local/share/{applications,gvfs-metadata,nemo}  ##three directories and their contents
if you can do this as your new user via terminal, the ownership and permissions should be ok, otherwise if you do it via root or guest you'll need to:

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chown -R <new_user>:users /home/<new_user>
other things: your user needs to be in these user groups: users, wheel and plugdev
if you do:

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groups guest
it should show what other groups your user needs to be a member of.
to add your user to groups: (as root)

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gpasswd -a <your_user> <group>
or

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usermod -aG comma,separated,list,of,groups <your_user>
likely, there could be something else, since this is mostly off the top of my head :)
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Post#5 by sepp1945 » 29 Feb 2024, 03:02

Thank you

will try today... or is renaming the guest account a better solution?

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Post#6 by ncmprhnsbl » 29 Feb 2024, 04:51

sepp1945 wrote:
29 Feb 2024, 03:02
or is renaming the guest account a better solution?
no, or at least i wouldn't think so
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Post#7 by sepp1945 » 29 Feb 2024, 04:54

OK

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Post#8 by Ed_P » 29 Feb 2024, 06:50

sepp1945 wrote:
29 Feb 2024, 01:32
you can see them when hovering over them...
I can see the menu items in your https://postimg.cc/0MwChJvr picture that aren't being hovered over. :happy62: .
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