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Gnome (gdm) fails to start after command-line install

Installed gdm via the default openSUSE installer (zypper). The install completed successfully but gdm won't start from the command-line. I also have a KDE install which stalls on the loading bar, but ...
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Change GDM display timeout

I need to change the GDM display timeout from 10 seconds to something more forgiving. That is to say, my screen shuts off after 10 seconds in the lock screen. I am running Fedora 23 with Gnome on a ...
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Problem with gdm on debian

I wanted to fix one problem and created another. I had a gnome-shell process which was taking up a lot of my CPU. I tried pkill gnome-shell and after that I couldn't do anything and was forced to ...
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RHEL6 && OEL6 How is $DISPLAY determined on startup?

I'm experiencing inconsistent $DISPLAY variables on my OEL6 servers which have caused quite a bit of trouble with socket files. I have found surprisingly little on what actually sets the environment ...
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Red Hat 7 GDM + NIS Only Validates First 7 Characters of Password

I've come across an interesting issue this morning. We have noticed that GDM on RHEL 7 is allowing us to log-in with only the first 7 characters of password. We can enter anything or nothing from ...
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Monitor auto-detect Ubuntu

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on my desktop machine with two monitors attached. One monitor is NOT directly connected to my machine but wired through a HDMI-switch (so I can connect my PS4 or ...
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problem in login with default /bin/fish shell in gdm

I set my user default shell to fish. /etc/passwd file: mlibre:x:1000:1000::/home/mlibre:/bin/fish and then, in GDM I can't login with my user (mlibre). GDM prints some error. Then, I changed back ...
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gdm Pop-Up Window on Login

So I was using a bit of bash script to get a popup window to appear on login for our RHEL 7 machines. I put the following code in "/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default". /usr/bin/zenity --warning ...
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Fedora 23 - can't re-login after logout

After I logout I can't login back. I type the password but just got a blink, then the login screen is back again without error messages. I have to reboot to login again. Besides, even the Nautilus ...
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OEL6 Slow boot && Millions of socket files in /tmp/orbit-gdm

Background on question Lately I've been having some trouble with slow booting on the servers, sometimes over 2 hours to boot stuck on "Enabling Local Filesystem Quotas:" After searching I managed to ...
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How do I install `gresource` on Fedora?

I'd like to change the background image of my login screen (Fedora 23, GNOME desktop). The Arch wiki has a write-up on how to do it. Basically it involves extracting the .gresource binary that lives ...
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Arch Linux: gdm gives “Oh no something has gone wrong…”

I recently decided that I will no longer use Ubuntu and give Arch Linux a shot. I did everything according to the Beginner's guide on Arch Wiki, which worked. Next I wanted to install the Cinnamon ...
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Gnome/gdm can't press some key

I installed Gnome on Gentoo.Unfortunately,I found that pressing "s" won't work,just making current window lose focus.I tried xev,and found the following output: //When I preSS a: KeyPress event, ...
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How do I enable GDM login for root on Debian?

I want the root user to be able to log in via GDM on Debian Wheezy. I have read about modifying GDM and/or PAM configuration files but the instructions I have found describe specific file layouts ...
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`gdm start` causes computer to hang

I'm having trouble getting my computer to run GNOME on my new installation of Arch Linux. When I run the command gdm start my computer hangs and I have to power it down. Alternatively if I run the ...
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Debian kernel runlevel parameter - xorg won't start with NVIDIA drivers

I am having trouble getting my display to work with the default debian kernel command line: \boot\vmlinuz-4.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 ro root=UUID=4e496eaa-bcf1-41a0-9eee-dd1c8367c855 ...
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Brightness falls at 0 when plugging second monitor

This only happens when using Gnome. I have an Acer Aspire V3-772GTX54206G1TMakk laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M graphics card running Debian 8 (jessie) 64-bit, and I'm using Gnome 3.14.1. The ...
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Change HDMI resolution on-the-fly without GDM

I just disabled the GDM service to use QT programs and mplayer output. And I need to change HDMI output resolution of my Angstrom distro and it should be on-the-fly. That means basically doing this ...
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Does gdm (>= 3.16.2) expose itself to the command-line?

At risk of asking an XY question, the title is only tentative. Background I'm running Fedora 22 with gdm 3.16.2, sitting underneath an Openbox session. I've recently noticed that switching to a tty ...
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GDM is flashing and I can't login

I recently switched to Ubuntu GNOME from Windows and am very inexperienced. I was using Ubuntu fine for a while. But this morning I had trouble signing in because my login prompt continuously ...
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Change GDM language

I'm using Gnome on Arch Linux and I want to change the language of GDM from English to French. I followed these instructions exactly but it didn't work... Here is my locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 ...
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X won't start after Ignoring BGRT

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Fedora 20 and after a restart the laptop got stuck after this message: Ignoring BGRT invalid status 0 (expected 1) The starting process runs properly ...
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GDM: Force TimedLogin user to login in specific XSession

I'm using openSUSE 13.2 (GNOME) on an old laptop connected to the TV as a Kodi Media Centre and backup computer. I would like to boot into Kodi without skipping the display manager completely in case ...
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How to find out the current (active) XServer DISPLAY number?

I'm using Arch Linux and things are not so easy when you try to discover the current Xorg DISPLAY (not through the env variable). Here is a working example: $ cat /sys/class/tty/tty0/active tty2 ...
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turn on numlock at login screen. GDM

GDM is turning off numlock key. I have tried following: a) installing numlockx and inserting following lines at /etc/gdm/Init/Default if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then /usr/bin/numlockx on fi ...
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Is it possible to disable the login dialog box of Kali Linux?

For example, I need my Kali Desktop to be logged in freely, without the use of any password. That is, I should not see the following Login dialog box after the boot up. How to do that?
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What is the proper encoding name to use in locale for UTF-8?

Just wondering here as I have on this CentOS 7 system: $ locale -a <snip> en_US.utf8 <snip> and yet: $ localectl System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 To add to that, the preferred name ...
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adding a console target to GDM

In KDM, KDE's display manager, there's an option to exit the DM and login at the terminal. Gnome's display manager does not have this option. Here's the entry for Cinnamon: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Start text terminal shell from Linux DM?

Is it possible to start a shell in a text terminal from a Linux Desktop Manager such as GDM, MDM or KDM? I have a user that has a .profile with a bash select loop offering the option to startx (where ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated my Ubuntu Linux to 14.04 and now the mouse and keyboard don't work in the login screen. I tried re-installing grub from a Live USB, but it's still not working. I would really appreciate your ...
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First KDE Session

I was curious, so I installed kde alongside gnome (which I use primarily, for the matter). I am running arch linux, and I installed kde using yaourt, by the following command: yaourt -Syua # ...
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Distinguish between Desktop session and desktop environment

I heard/observed following words and want to distinguish information. Desktop Environment Desktop Session GDM Session Shell Window Manager So I can understand exact difference and working relation ...
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Window with activity in GNOME, notifies but doesn't show itself after Alt+Tab?

When a process that has an open window is activated, it remains un-focused and hidden underneath other windows but gives a small notification below that there was action. This is particularly evident ...
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Oh no! Something went wrong! While starting the system after installing Kali Linux

I am trying to install a virtual machine running Kali (Formerly backtrack) 1.0.7 In 64 bit. My host machine is a 64 bit MacBook pro running 10.7.5. I am using Oracle VirtualBox version 4.3.12. The ...
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GNOME doesn't work on Debian Jessie after installing fglrx

I'm using 64bit Debian Jessie and followed these instruction to install fglrx for Radeon HD 7000 series: https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary However GNOME doesn't work after it. I installed ...
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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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Awesome not showing up in GDM?

I recently installed debian with xfce. Once installed, I upgraded to Debian testing and installed awesome, then rebooted. When I click the list of session options at GDM's login screen, the only ...
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gdm greeter configuration: Exclude all *except* for one specific user

I have Googled this one and tried so many combinations, with no success. I need the GDM login greeter to display one and only one username. In effect, what I need is something like this in ...
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Make sure X server isn't already running? [closed]

Suddenly out of the blue I was able to start the X server but with many warnings on CentOS and then I tried to make sure it was shut down by going into /usr/bin and gdm stop but there is an error log ...
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Gnome desktop environment stopped working in kali linux(debian based)

Gnome desktop environment stopped working after change in libudev.so.0 in /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ and showing error: cannot open shared libraries I am trying too hard to get rid of this problem but ...
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Gnome and Gdm doesn't recognize my password

I installed Archlinux as Virtualbox's guest on Windows. After installation, I can not log in through GDM, though it lists my user name, and the root account doesn't work either. The error info ...
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FreeBSD 10 on VirtualBox not booting into GDM

Instead, I get a plain shell prompt log-in. After logging in, I try gdm start but get this: # gdm start ** (gdm-binary:977): WARNING **: Failed to acquire org.gnome.DisplayManager ** ...
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CentOS 6.5 Login Screen GDM Issues

I have a few issues with the GDM login screen. I am using CentOS 6.5 and installed GNOME. I was able to change the background of the login screen by replacing the default.png image on the system. ...
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RHEL - GDM could not be initialized

Actions before the GDM failure I was trying to install RT tool in my system. However, the RT tool required Perl 5.10. So, I did yum remove perl to remove the existing version. While the command was ...
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Opening session via XDMCP to GDM

I have a RHEL6 server which we connect via XDMCP. If I start xdm (xdm &) it works but the login screen is the old xdm simple login and not gdm. Our RHEL5 servers connect to gdm just fine. The ...
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Enlightenment (E17) not opening settings windows or click menu

I cannot open any settings windows and cannot access the menu be clicking on an empty part of the desktop on enlightenment installed on Arch. What could be the problem? If it helps with finding the ...
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How to set up the login screen to ask for keyboard layout

I just upgraded my distro, now it no longer has a menu to set the keyboard layout in the login screen (gdm). Previously a user could select there icon, then change the keyboard layout (it would also ...
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Starting a new instance of GDM in Fedora 19

In Fedora 18, I could use gdmflexiserver to start up a new instance of X and GDM on a new VT. In Fedora 19, gdmflexiserver appears to have lost the ability to do this, and I'm looking for its ...
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How can I set gdm login screen time to 24 hour format?

I installed CentOS 6.4 within VMWare 7 by easy setup. Afterwards I had to change locale settings to German. Everythings works fine accept that the clock on the login screen is still in ...
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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 ...