the GNOME display manager (GDM) is a display manager for X Windows Systems

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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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openSUSE Tumbleweed: GDM fails to start gnome-session, G_DBUS_PROXY_FLAGS_DO_NOT_AUTO_START flag

Last week I installed openSUSE 13.2 with Xfce on my Thinkpad T500, and upgraded to Tumbleweed. I decided to switch to GNOME 3.16, and installed it via pattern from YaST, and set the display manager to ...
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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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Why can I lock the screen via manually launched script but not via shortcut launched script in Gnome 3.12?

To be clear, I want to prevent the screen turning off instantly after manually locking it in Gnome 3.12(+). I have an ok script solution that I'll include here, if possible I'd like to either launch ...
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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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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 ...
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What's wrong with my Xorg's config?

I'm using gnome under Arch Linux in my laptop with a 1920*1080 monitor on the left of it, I set the monitor as my primary display in GNOME and everything works fine after I log in. However, GDM ...
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How can I change the keyboard layout before I log in?

In order to switch to a new keyboard layout I have added an setxkbmap command to my Openbox's autostart.sh. However, this only takes effect once I log in (when Openbox starts). While logging in, in ...
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How to let GDM shares monitor configure with GNOME?

I'm using gnome under Arch Linux in my laptop with a 1920*1080 monitor on the left of it, I set the monitor as my primary display in GNOME and everything works fine after I log in. However, GDM ...
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How does GDM authenticate to the X Server?

Given that you usually have to authenticate to the X Server by way of a "magic cookie" stored in the .xauthority file in the user's home directory: How does GDM (like most login processes, running as ...
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GDM not showing when I boot my FreeBSD system

I've installed FreeBSD 9.1 in a VirtualBox VM, and did some basic setup. After that, I had installed Gnome2 via sudo pkg_add -r gnome2. Along the way, there were some errors. Mostly it was (I think) ...
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GDM hangs when home directory is inaccessible

I have setup a OpenSUSE 12.3 workstation with SSO through KRB5 and LDAP. This works pretty smoothly up to the point where GDM isn't very happy about that fact that it cannot access user's home ...
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Openbox doesn't seem to have correct environment variables set

I've installed Debian 7.0, and then installed Openbox on top of it. I've got some executable files in ~/bin, and this line in my .bashrc and .profile: export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH" I can normally ...
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Gdm3 doesn't start after upgrading system

I installed Debian a few days ago. The first thing I did was install the ATI graphics driver (I needed some additional software to install it) and some apps for everyday use. Today I upgraded the ...
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Shutting the computer down from Openbox

I've recently installed Openbox,and read a guide that said the PC should be shut down via this command: gdm-control --shutdown && openbox --exit However, it seems a bit counter intuitive. ...
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Graphical login of a local user remotely

I'm trying to automate a lab of computers running Fedora 17 (Gnome). I need to write a script that logs out the current local user on the system and logs in as a different user. The systems are ...
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Disable “Priveleged user popup” in fedora 8

Problem Statement :- Automatic Login as "root" in fedora 8. I tried with "/etc/gdm/config..." file . (working in linux) But in fedora 8 there is a pop up showing " ...
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One PC, several users, Gnome 3 and Awesome. How to easy switch users via GDM

I'm using Arch Linux with Gnome 3.6 installed. There are several users on this PC with their own accounts. We used to use just switch user button instead of logging out. So almost always several users ...
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beagleboard com and HDMI dispaly

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10,lkde and gem on my BB and I connect to it through serial com. when trying GUI application through the com (e.g. gedit) I get "display not found, though a monitor is ...
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GDM will not start on boot, unable to login into graphical interface

I am running RHEL 5.8 . SELinux is enabled but in permissive mode. Here are some snippets from /var/log/messages on boot. kernel: type=1400 audit(1360613500.551:6): avc: denied { write } for ...
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Run metacity without gnome-shell (gnome 3)

Hi how can i use metacity with composite manager without gnome-shell. I'm trying to do so in my custom xsession #!/bin/bash if test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS"; then eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax ...
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FC16: can't log in via LightDM or GDM (but 'startx' works fine)

I'm running Fedora Core 16 (with all patches applied as of 11 Feb 2013, AFAICT) on a dual-monitor Lenovo workstation, and can't seem to access my desktop via a graphical login manager. My system ...
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How to automaticaly enter sudo's grace period upon login

Knowing that giving a user a sudo's grace period right from the point when he/she login might be a security issue, I still think it will be a beneficial trade-off between security and usability in my ...
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Fedora: System hangs after upgrade to FC18 (“started gdm”)

I've been upgrading my eee laptop from Fedora 17 to 18. After a reboot the system shows up the boot message [ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager. and does not go on any further. The system is ...
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System-wide power management policy on debian-based distros?

I would like to put idle machines in our lab (running Mint Debian edition) on standby after a timeout. I have tried pm-suspend and it puts the machines on standby and wakes up fine. Does anybody know ...
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Gnome 3.6.1 doesn't work with startx anymore, only with gdm

I normally prefer my system to boot in text mode and manually start Gnome with startx but if I do that with Gnome 3.6.1, I get many errors and a basically unusable operating system. After installing ...
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$PATH in /etc/profile not inherited by user shell

I have this in /etc/profile in Fedora 17: PATH=$PATH:"/usr/pgsql-9.2/bin" EDITOR="/usr/bin/emacs -nw" PSQL_EDITOR="/usr/bin/emacs" PAGER="/usr/bin/less" export PATH USER LOGNAME MAIL HOSTNAME ...
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Mint 13: Is it possible to skip standard login password dialog in presence of a pendrive with the key

To meet my security needs I set up quite long user password on my notebook. But when I am at home or other secure location, typing it down is cumbersome. It would be nice to let the gdm (or: mdm, ...