Greetings Liberty Lovers!
I tried the Official Purism Tech Support Channels, first.
I asked tech 3 simple questions and they do not seem to comprehend the issue.
I also researched these topics, online to no avail.
Reaching out to the community for help.
- Terminal issue with Tilex code, warning window pops up when used for first time.
- Instructs user to go into terminal and change the config files to assure it functions properly later. (failed to heed warning- did not reconfig Tilex Terminal as suggested)
- Terminal worked fine in su and root before OS updated.
- PureOS initial update broke Tilex Terminal.
- BUG- Terminal no longer can use Super User as it does not recognize the User name and PW. Can long into OS. Can not access su through Tilex Terminal since PureOS has updated.
New out of box Lib15 initial set up, (took out of box whilst on vacation) Bought the Lib15 for secure travel laptop.
- Secure Core Boot installed, PWs installed through PureOS initial set up procedure.
- I used the Tilex Terminal as su and root with no issues, initial tweaking.
Warning window thrown on initial start of of Tilex Terminal suggesting changes to the way the terminal updates and relates to OS updates in future to avoid future stability issues.
(unfortunately I don’t remember the exact details of the warning message, but that was the general idea)
- Did not follow the warning window instructions to change the Tilex Terminal Config settings. I was on vacation and figured I would revisit the issue and reconfig Terminal later, if issues arose…(not anticipating being locked out of the su and root access in terminal)
- Notice saying PureOS needed update on next boot up. I let OS do initial updates.
- During the update phase a pop window appears, asking for the encryption PW used for encrypting my drives. Not sure if this is every time the OS updates or not, or just the first update…will be a pain in the ass if its doing that every time the OS updates.
Note: No warning about this fact as your setting things up for the first time. Use a PW you can remember, not a computer generated random string of letters and numbers!!!
(There is no copy/paste ability in this phase of boot)
- Hair raising, sweating bullets time… trying to get the correct dive encrypt PW entered, twice, sitting next to the pool…not fun.
- I went back into the terminal to change the PWs to something simple until I get back home and finish tweaking the OS to work the way I expect it to. Tilex terminal now does not recognize the user PW. I also tried the PW that I encrypted the drives with, no go.
****Issue, I can not issue commands in the Terminal as super user or root now, since the OS updated. I researched the issue with the terminal, evidently it quits working after the OS updates and has software issues with passing over certain parts of the code, which affects passwords…(my bad for not taking the time to avoid this issue by doing the re-config of terminal, as instructed, from the git-go)
- Has anyone else experienced this Tilex Terminal bug and what is the work around?
Is there a backdoor into the Tilex Terminal with a default PW so it can be reconfigured?
- Should I try deleting and reinstalling the Tilex Terminal and setting it up properly next time through the OS itself using the Software App?
**3. I noticed there is a small hole on the bottom of the Lib15 laptop that says, “reset”.
Does anyone out there have experience with this reset feature and used it? What happens when you shove a paper clip in the hole? Could it be that simple to return to factory default and start over? That would be awesome!
As this is a new laptop and I don’t have much tweaking involved in this distro, I have no issues starting over from scratch and avoiding this land mine next time.
Daily drivers are RHEL, Fedora, Qubes, ParrotSec.
Thanks again in advance for taking the time to read this.