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LXLE defaults to non-graphic UI on boot, cannot launch LXDE

I installed LXLE (latest ubuntu LTS version w/ LXDE) on an old laptop. During the live session and installation, the GUI worked fine. During installation I chose "automatic login" and upon first boot ...
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What is the difference between starting x and starting the display manager?

What is the difference between running startx and starting your display manager with sudo service (display_manager) start? Two different events happen, so I am curious as to know the difference ...
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Unicode fallback font

When the system displays a text, whose responsibility is to select the appropriate font for the letters? Let's say I have the following 3 fonts installed and I open a website with letters and ...
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LightDM greeter simple prompt Xubuntu 15.10

I've got a problem configuring LightDM (version 1.16.5) under Xubuntu 15.10 such that the greeter only shows a simple prompt like user: __________ password: __________ without proposing users ...
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How to clear external monitor settings (Crash when connecting a laptop to an external monitor)

After some updates, I get an error when connecting to an external monitor. OS: OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 Kernel: 4.1.12 The first time I connect, it will just display on the external monitor, but not on ...
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After updates my system won't boot into LXDE, X is running but screen stays black

The task bar tries to load, flashing white a few times but then stops and screen stays black, and mouse cursor is available. Here are my updates: Commit Log for Sat Oct 17 10:46:41 2015 Removed the ...
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What display manager/window manager can support multiple monitors with different dpi?

There is no permutation that I have yet found of window manager / display manager, that correctly scales windows and applications on two different monitors with two different DPIs. I have a 40 inch ...
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Display manager mdm fails to load desktop environment

I was having abnormally long waiting times during which the DM was checking my (correct) login credentials. After mucking around with it a bit I decided to remove the mdm package and reinstall it. I ...
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Why isn't disper working in Manjaro Linux?

I want to use the disper utility to cycle displays in Manjaro Linux the way I do in Ubuntu-based distros. Disper is present in AUR and installs without difficulty. disper --list should list ...
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Lightdm Won't Start in Test Mode With OpenRC

I have a funtoo installation and I recently did sudo emerge x11-misc/lightdm which appeared to work fine, but attempting to start lightdm in test mode with sudo lightdm --test-mode gives this: ** ...
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How do I get xinputrc to work for login screen?

I have the following lines in /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc to tame my mouse sensitivity: xinput --set-prop 9 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 4.5 xinput --set-prop 9 "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1 ...
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Debian not booting into GUI

My problem is, that my Debian installation shows a grey screen on start up and boots into a console, instead into gnome. When I start X manually with startx everything starts fine, so the DE seems to ...
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KDE 5 in Debian wheezy?

I really hate the look of all the desktop environments officially supported by Debian 7. I also really really like the look of KDE Plasma 5. Unfortunately Debian seems to only support KDE 4, and it ...
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What is the purpose of having two login managers on one system ?

I read, that the first process born in user-space is called Init, it starts by itself further processes, it also possesses an incorporated login manager. So far, I could understand it, but than I ...
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what do i need to do additionally to start X in order to not end in a black screen?

From the xfce desktop environment in Linux Mint, I pressed Ctrl + Alt + Fn in order to get into a virtual terminal, then I stopped the mdm display manager with killall mdm. So far it worked, but once ...
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How do i log into a virtual terminal ?

I do not know what a virtual terminal is, but i have to enter one, in order to switch off the display manager in a fashion that allows me to type next a command in the virtual terminal that starts the ...
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How can i enter the sudo X command after having killed the mdm display manager?

I was told, in order to just start the x window system, i have to input at the command line: sudo killall mdm. After having done so, my window freezes and i have no further controll, my only option so ...
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Start graphical user interface using startx and display manager

As title said, can someone tell me what differents between starting graphical user interface using startx command (which xinitrc contains exec gnome-session or exec xfce4-session) and using an display ...
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Can't access virtual terminals after manually starting an X server

I'm working on a display manager. When an X server is already started, my display manager works fine and is able to log in a user. However, in order for it to be a proper display manager, it needs to ...
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How do I permanently disable a specific display in gdm?

My laptop has an unknown display always active in the background. It is called "unknown display" in the system settings on Ubuntu GNOME, and it was the same when I was using Unity. I have once ...
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Cinnamon not working on Mint 17

I installed Mint 17 on an older desktop and everything is OK, but the start menu is not being rendered correctly. It either does not appear at all when you click on it, or it appears empty (no icons). ...
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How to set 3 displays as follows: primary, mirror of primary and secondary?

The current setup of my displays is as follows: I would like the 2nd Sony display to be a mirror of 3rd Dell display, while the 1st Samsung display should remain as separate secondary display. When ...
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Debugging multiseat: How to run two X server layouts together without display manager?

How to run two X servers together, each with its own layout, directly from command line, without any display manager (e.g. GDB, KDM or LightDM)? Lets say there are two ServerLayout sections in ...
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How do I boot a desktop environment from the command line with no display manager or wifi?

KDE was my DM and I remove KDE and XFCE in turn for LXDE (which I had installed.) When I boot, I boot into the command line and have to login with no GUI. The "startx" command boots me into KDE, even ...
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How to make switching virtual terminals instant?

I've configured kdm (editing /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc) to automatically open two displays: StaticServers=:0,:1. When I switch between them with Ctrl+Alt+F7-8 there is a delay of about 2 seconds ...
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Terminology reconciliation: Display manager vs. session manager, Windowing system vs. Window manager

I am taking the Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux course. Some of the terminology seems to overlap or contradict, especially when I try to supplement the course material with other sources, ...
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Cannot log in via a display manager on Debian Jessie

I updated libc on my Debian (Jessie) and with it hundreds of packages. Now I can't sign in using a display manager. After entering password and signing in it loads with a black screen and then pushes ...
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Mint login screen: wrong keyboard layout

After installing Mint 15 / updating to Mint 17, i'm unable to login using the gui login screen and german localisation with a password containing special characters. Changing the language using the ...
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Enabling a Display Manager in Ubuntu 13.10

I was wondering if anyone knew how to enable/set-up a display manager which prompts for username and password when the screen boots. Whenever I start Ubuntu, it goes to the desktop and then a small ...
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What is LightDM and GDM

What is LightDM and GDM? In Linux operating system I heard both but I don't know about them and what is called? Where they are used? Are they related to display?
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How do display managers log a user in?

I'm about to start working on my own display/login manager. I think I'll be able to handle all of the X11 stuff, but I realized I have no clue what to do when the user types in their username and ...
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WDM: autologin after boot

I am using Debian Wheezy with wdm and LXDE. I would like to have my user to be logged into LXDE automatically after computer start. I know this is possible with other display managers, such as gdm. ...
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Display manager unrecognised service, trying to disable “x server” to install nvidia driver, debian wheezy

First time install of Debian wheezy. My nvidia 580gtx GPU is crashing GNOME and the computer. To get it to boot I had to use nouveau.modeset=0 in GRUB. Now that I'm in, I want to install the newest ...
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Lightdm does not start after using webkit greeter

I am using lightdm. And I compiled the lightdm-webkit-greeter from source. Here are my /etc/lightdmlightdm.conf settings: [LightDM] [SeatDefaults] xserver-allow-tcp=false ...
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losing unicode support urxvt when logged in as user, root shell has them

I am on a minimal debian testing install. I've set up rxvt-unicode, herbstluftwm, and SLiM. With my username, after SLiM logs me in, all of the urxvt terminal instances i start lack unicode support. ...
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Install Cinnamon on openSUSE

I would like to install Cinnamon on my openSUSE 13.1 minimal installation. But I've the following Problem. I add the repo install it from Yast/Zypper. sudo zypper ar ...
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login with xdm and umlaut in password

I want use xdm to login to my machine and start my session. My password contains an umlaut. I'd rather not change the password as it is quite long and complex and I just memorized it. Login works ...
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Gnome 3 UI menus are duplicated

Just upgraded from Debian "Squeezy" to "Wheezy". When I logged in the menus were fancier as I expected with Gnome Display Manager 3. However the issue that occurred was the duplicate UI-elements. The ...
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When is an account displayed on the Unity login screen?

What are the exact rules for an account to be offered for login on the Unity login screen? I figured out: Locked accounts are still displayed Without password are still displayed Marked as ...
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nodm not working on bootup

I've setup and used nodm in the past (it is extremly simple and easy), but now cannot get it working. My base system is Ubuntu 13.04 server, but I have tried Debian and older Ubuntu servers as well. ...
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Disabling graphical login in Debian wheezy

I have installed Debian wheezy on my machine with a netinst image, now I would like to deactivate the desktop and boot straight to the command line, not only that but I would like to not waste any ...
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How to autologin with XDM?

How to autologin a specified user with xdm? I know it's possible with other display managers but I wasn't able to figure out how xdm has to be configured to autologin a certain user. Is it possible? ...
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Sawfish and fvwm bindings not working when logging in with a display manager

On one machine running Debian squeeze, when I log in with a display manager (I tried xdm, gdm or kdm), none of my Sawfish key or mouse bindings have any effect. If I log in in text mode then run ...
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Understanding linux desktop

I use debian wheezy xfce and want to set up my desktop. But I read some settings are redundant. Hence I want to understand how everything works, but I am massively lost. Can someone please sort, ...
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Most minimalistic way to switch users in X session

If I want a minimalistic login I can use something like this in my .zprofile: if [ $(tty) = "/dev/tty1" ]; then startx fi However doing this way I cannot switch users on the fly anymore. I.e. lock ...
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Fedora 17 boot hangs after changing to CDM

I am running the stock Xfce spin of Fedora 17 in a VirtualBox virtual machine, and just installed the CDM display manager via yum. I modified the /etc/cdmrc file to start xfce, and added the following ...
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Set up autologin with SLiM

I have installed Arch and am having problems with the auto login options within slim.conf. I have installed the following X packages: xorg-server xorg-xinit xorg-twm, xterm and for the graphics: ...
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SLiM not working in Arch Linux with Gnome

I'm trying to change my login manager to SLiM and the theme I want for my login screen is archlinux-simplyblack: [cesar@arch ~]$ ls -la /usr/share/slim/themes/ total 108 drwxr-xr-x 27 root root 4096 ...
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Does restarting of Display Manager (e.g lightdm) restart X server as well?

If I restart the Display Manager, e.g lightdm, will X be restarted as well ?
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When would I use FBDEV vs DRM vs DSS?

I'm new to Linux graphics, and I'm interested in developing a graphics driver. I see that Linux supports three methods for writing graphics to the display device FBDEV DRM DSS2 When would I use ...