Re: Installing on old hardware
Your login password should be all you need to type to authenticate you to the system and allow you to install software, change system setting etc. Enter it anytime you are asked for a password.
Originally Posted by Mark Scott
It's designed to make the system secure by not allowing anybody, or indeed any application, to install other software unless it has been authenticated. There are caveats on the last statement but you'll learn them in time.
I see what you mean about the abiword plugin page. I can see no opton to delete/disable plugins either.
We should be able to disable them from the terminal though.
Close abiword if it is open.
Open a terminal and copy and paste
Enter your password as before. It will not be echoed to the screen.
sudo chmod 000 /usr/lib/*/abiword-2.9/plugins/*
Open abiword again. Is it still running at high CPU ? If so, then it's not the plugins causing the problem. If it is we can try to identify which plugin is causing the problem.
To re-enable all the plugins, copy and paste this into the terminal...
sudo chmod 755 /usr/lib/*/abiword-2.9/plugins/*
Last edited by matt_symes; June 14th, 2013 at 07:13 PM.
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