On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 05:11:41PM +0000, Glenn English wrote:
An install with the apt-get method left XFCE with no screensaver and no screensaver module in the settings. That was a problem because somebody thought there was and tried to turn it on. The screen went black and I had to reboot the machine to get video back. Installing xscreensaver seems to have fixed that.
I think the recommended screen-blanker for XFCE4 is now "light-locker". Perhaps there's some left-over cruft from xscreensaver (for example, maybe you've got a frontend but no "hacks"). Or perhaps you don't use lightdm or ... It may be worth looking through your logs to see if the bit you installed got uninstalled by the upgrade (sometimes you don't realise that a package you DO want is marked as auto).
Stretch is a mixed blessing and is going to take some getting used to -- lots of things don't work anymore. But some have improved.SSH has gone completely odd.
I can't imagine how that was missed during the testing phase(!)
The Wifi dongle is now called wlxe84e0629c8e0.
You probably shouldn't post your MAC address on the internet. Well, it's not a major issue but it could, for example, allow someone to infer your IPv6 address (unless you use privacy addressing).
My iptables script doesn't work anymore. Etc.
You can't expect Debian to cater for local modifications. Things move on. Part of being a system administrator is adapting local changes to the new upgrade.
-- Glenn English
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