These are all the issues we discussed on a live stream. I took all the community questions and made this webpage for them.
Q: How can I make a YouTube video sit there paused on someone’s screen in Windows 10 and instantly start playing aloud upon unlocking the screen/waking from sleep?
A: Task Scheduler can do all sorts of tasks and you can set the triggers to be on login or at certain times of the day.
Solution for Display constantly resetting or getting incorrectly configured
3 Solutions (All will work)
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" ### Monitor Identity - Typically HDMI-0 or DisplayPort-0 Identifier "HDMI1" Option "PreferredMode" "1920x1080" Option "TargetRefresh" "60" ### Positioning the Monitor ## Basic Option "LeftOf or RightOf or Above or Below" "DisplayPort-0" ## Advanced Option "Position" "1680 0" #Note you can always set both to 0 0 to mirror ## Disable a Monitor Option "Disable" "true" EndSection
Sample xrandr script:
#!/bin/bash xrandr --output HDMI-1 --off --output HDMI-2 --auto
Note: You can use the tool arandr to grab the proper display script
There are so many solutions for this one:
dd if=~/Downloads/image.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=1M
Analyze systemd and figure out why… (
systemd-analyze blame 10.667s apt-daily.service 1.127s apt-daily-upgrade.service 1.053s dev-mapper-neon\x2d\x2dvg\x2droot.device 793ms lvm2-pvscan@8:3.service 622ms boot.mount 613ms snapd.service 267ms minidlna.service 217ms NetworkManager.service 200ms nvidia-persistenced.service 196ms upower.service 189ms systemd-logind.service
Note: Also try
systemd-analyze critical-chain or
systemd-analyze plot > boot.svg as this shows the chain of the startup
dmesg | grep -i USB
cat /sys/module/usbcore/parameters/autosuspendresult should be
2which means enabled
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash usbcore.autosuspend=-1"
Ctrl + Alt + F1 or F2
This drops you to TTY and no display drivers are needed. From this console you can fix things by installing display drivers or missing packages you need.
Open it up and remove the CMOS Battery. Press the power button without it plugged in to fully discharge. Then wait 60 seconds and put CMOS battery back in.
Updates should be done weekly with security only one applied. Feature Updates should be delayed at least 1 year. This is universal across all operating systems. I also recommend shutting down your PC every day and not using suspend/hibernate. If you want to schedule the updates you can leave your PC once a week overnight.
You should use UTC time everywhere. Windows uses local time and it is terrible. Change this with a registry setting
Opencore is a completely open project and is safe. Here is the github of OpenCore where they expose all their code for review https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg and the complete install guide is here https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/
There are a variety of packages you can use, but highly suggest two:
TLP will throttle your CPU and use less power and XFCE power manager will take care of brightness, suspend, and other power saving features as a standalone package even if you aren’t using XFCE as a desktop environment.
This typically comes from using two codecs or the wrong one. Use ONLY ONE!
Run Application in Terminal and look at the errors. Chances are it is missing a dependency.
Chances are you ran a powershell script (maybe mine…) and you are now locked out of changing the lock screen on your Windows Box. Run this command in powershell to gain control of your lock screen again:
Remove-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" -Name "NoLockScreen" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
You can also open up Start - Run -
gpedit.msc and then go to All Settings and look for enabled features and set them to Not Configured
Open Up PowerShell Admin (Right Click Start Button)