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Alternative to the Linux Mint Cinnamon display settings?

I have Xubuntu on a computer and I like very much the way the display settings manager (xfce4-display-settings) handles external display etc. -- Especially the minimal view is great (looks similar to ...
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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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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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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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Modifying displayed pixels [migrated]

Is it possible to easily modify individual pixels displayed on a screen according to a function? For example, suppose a pixel on the screen had values in (Red,Green,Blue) = (25,50,100) and I want to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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kdm theme not working as expected after a resolution change

Using kdm, I am triggering a script in Xsetup which is assigning resoltuions to the screens. Somehow the kdm theme does not like this, the elements seem to be aligned for a larger resolution. Is there ...
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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 te 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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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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Auto login problems 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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Windows Managers vs Login Managers Vs Display Managers Vs Desktop Environment

I posted a question and noticed people weren't distinguishing correctly between many of these things: Windows Managers vs Login Managers Vs Display Managers Vs Desktop Environment. Can someone please ...
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How to boot Debian into text mode without using GUI?

How can I boot Debian into text mode? My mouse and keyboard are working in GRUB, but when the login screen appears they don't, so I can't do anything.
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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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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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Is there a simple linux command that will tell me what my display manager is?

Is there a simple linux command that will tell me what my display manager is? I'm using Xfce. Are different desktop environments usually affiliated with different display managers?
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Customized XDM-based login screen

I am in the process of creating a lightweight yet full-featured Linux disto and don't want to include a whole bunch of unnecessary or bloated software. It is supposed to run off a USB flash drive. I ...
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Multiple X startup profiles

I run XMonad window manager and use .XSession to startup things like Dropbox and launch other apps I need, at login manager i select User Defined Session. I like to know is there a login manager where ...
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What functionality do I lose by disabling GDM/KDM/SLIM/CDM etc display managers?

I've been wondering lately why do I need GDM, so I got it disabled for the sake of experiment sake by modifying upstart file /etc/init/gdm (I run Ubuntu 10.10 desktop). So now computer boots to ...