Driver for old graphic cards on linux (MX440)

Error during installation:
nvidia-96 : Depends: xorg-video-abi-10 but it is not installable
                   Recommends: nvidia-settings but it is not going to be installed
           E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

blacklist nouveau

sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xorg xserver-xorg-input-all xserver-xorg-video-all
sudo apt-get install nvidia-96

sudo nvidia-xconfig
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ORA-28001: the password has expired

Passwords in Oracle can expire after some time. Here is solution how to remove expiration and create new password.

  1. Open sqlplus
  2. Enter connect / as sysdba
  3. Find profile connected to expired user:  select profile from DBA_USERS where username='';
  4. Default name of profile is DEFAULT.
  5. alter profile DEFAULT limit password_life_time UNLIMITED;
  6. To show more info: select resource_name,limit from DBA_PROFILES;
  7. Change user's password: alter user identified by ;
  8. Commit
Now you can connect again ;)
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Linux Mint under VirtualBox

I wanted to try Linux Mint under VirtualBox but it cannot start. If you try "Start in compatibility mode" you will see the reason:

This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae

Solution: Under Settings -> System -> Processor is checkbox with name Extended Features (Enable PAE/NX). And it is unchecked by default. Change it to checked state.
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