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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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no vboxvideo on login screen

I have several Arch Linux virtual machines on VirtualBox 4.3.8 (Windows 7 64-bit host). Prior to updating the Arch systems, the display managers (KDM and LightDM) were able to make full use of my ...
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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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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 ...