Is it safe to disable or remove the Keyring in Ubuntu 18.04LTS since the last update broke it?

After doing an update to my Ubuntu machine, the next time I re-started it asked for my keyring password. I put the correct one, an no matter how many time I do that upon every re-start it will ask me for the password again. Even when I do provide the correct password, my chrome and other apps do not safe password, and every time I have to re-sync my chrome. In addition, this started to create other odd behaviors.

I am all up for password managers and security, but this is not the first time that this happens to me. I experience something similar years ago. The problem is that every time that this happens I have to either re-install ubuntu or (this time) I had to create a new user account. But in the process I lost all the costumizations that I have done on my system (Many hours spend to make it cool) and I have to start all over from scratch.

With that in mind, since keying seems to be not too reliable, Is it safe to remove? If I remove it does that means that my Chrome will never remember the credentials to Sync on every startup?

I know it can be safely removed, but what are the consequences? that is what I don’t yet understand.

Finally, if it is safe and no major side effects, what is the best way to remove the keyring for just one user (the main account that I use on a daily bases “Regular user NOT admin”)?

Thanks so much.

Doubt on boot options – Installing ubuntu on a second disk

I have windows 10 installed in my SSD as my main OS and just installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a separate hard drive. At the moment the PC would boot windows automatically. If I want to boot Ubuntu I have to select it directly on the BIOS.

The thing is, in the BIOS says that ubuntu’s bootloader is on the SSD (it says something like Ubuntu: P1 Kigston…). Have I done something wrong during the installation?

PS.: While installing Ubuntu, the option “Device for boot loader installation” i chose was the same one I was attempting to install the system (HDD).

YUMI/Universal USB Installer/UNetbootin can’t progress while trying to create live Ubuntu USB with persistent storage?

Windows 10 so I can’t use any methods that require Linux.

First attempt with YUMI, formatted USB to Fat32 with 4096MB allocated for persistent storage. Process was quick, but it’s not enough space, so I’ve tried with to format to NTFS with 20480MB allocated for storage. All YUMI/Universal hang while “creating a persistent file.” It’s been an hour. I’m trying to use an Ubuntu 18.04 desktop ISO.

Wireless connection from Ubuntu 19.04 to iPhone Xs

Rather long question, hope it is read anyway. The essence is: how to connect wirelessly to an iPhone Xs running iOS 12.3.1?

Because of my hearing aids and Bluetooth streaming of phone calls to them, I MUST use an iPhone (Android phones do not give a stable connection here). I run Linux on my computers and this is unfortunately not a good match for an iPhone. I insist on a wireless connection, and expect it to work as soon as I’m inside my home. But how?

When I’m outside I have my phone with me (as well as my hearing aids 😉 and a Bernafon SoundGate3 that streams sound from the phone to my ears, and all is well. Coming home, I often want to make a connection to my PC using my home WiFi, for example to transfer pictures from my phone. I use an app called AirDroid (made for Android phones, but an iPhone port exists that somehow works but has a few rough edges). On the PC I can access AirDroid via a browser, and transfer images from the phone.

For other uses (like reading SMS messages etc.) the Apple port of Airdroid lacks horribly. I guess iTunes might do this, but I’d rather not install iTunes (it would also require WINE, not a friend of mine).

The whole thing (except the phone calls!) worked so well for an Android phone, I just wonder if someone else have experienced this, and maybe have a solution?!

ubuntu 18.04 nvidia driver issues

First: I have tried for MANY hours and numerous fixes to try to get this to work. So I am sorry that this is filled with questions that have been asked multiple times. Second: I am not very good with linux, so please excuse my ignorance

  • I could not get an external monitor to be recognized, so I installed nvidia driver 390 as it was recommended
  • Monitor still was not recognized, so I opened x server and it looked like this: xserver
  • one of the fixes for xserver was to purge nvidia drivers and reinstall (390 again), so I did
  • now my system is booting to a black screen, and only works in recovery mode
  • I tried newer drivers, including one downloaded directly from nvidia (418 I believe), that installation failed. So I downloaded it through the terminal. Still black screen
  • secure boot is disabled in the bios
  • my system is set up for dual boot on two separate SSDs
  • ever since upgrading to 18.04 my computer will not shut down properly or reboot, it gets to the end of the process and never powers off. I wiped the drive and did a fresh install of Ubuntu, but still isnt working (apparently this can be an issue stemming from the graphics card driver as well). This i can live with, black screens I cannot

Thoughts, feelings, suggestions? Helps would be appreciated!

More screenshots for fun: something somethingelse recommended

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.02 to 14.04 but when I log in from my Oracle Virtual Machine it boots to the old version (12.02)

So my PC has 2 hard drives. One for Windows and one for Linux. By default it boots to Windows and if I want to run Linux I simply hold F2 upon start up to enter the Bios and boot into Linux from there. Originally I was using Ubuntu 12.02 but upgraded to 14.04. I was also using Oracle VM on my Windows OS to log into Ubuntu via virtual machine. Since I’ve upgraded my Ubuntu version to 14.04, when I attempt to log into Linux via virtual machine, it boots to the Ubuntu 12.02 version, so I cant access any of my files, programs, etc…that exist on my 14.04 version. I would like to be able to access Ubuntu 14.04 from my VM on Windows instead of booting Linux from the Bios every time, but it’s currently pointless as the VM boots to the older version of Ubuntu, which has nothing on it.

Ubuntu 18.04 stuck on verbose screen on startup

I had done a sudo apt-get upgrade and was installing some packages(truffle,nodejs) when my laptop stopped responding and applications were not opening so I restarted it and when it booted it got stuck in the verbose boot screen and blinking intermittently.
All were showing [OK] so I pressed ALT + F2 and was able to login but it showed a few python value errors in file “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/lsb_release.py” ValueError: could not convert string to float: '6.06 LTS'
How can I fix this and complete the boot sequence please help?

Sound input issue with Asus X551CA, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am using a Asus X551CA laptop, with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Now, the laptop comes with a single audio jack for input and output. But whenever I am connecting any headset to it, only the audio output is coming and the microphone is not detected. The headset is completely functional as I have checked it on other devices.

Please suggest how to solve this issue.