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

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Correctly setting environment

I'm using zsh and gdm to run gnome. Some time ago I discovered that variables are not set correctly. For example LANG/LC_ALL are incorrect ("" instead of en_GB.UTF-8). I split the .zshrc into .zshrc ...
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How do you set up the environment for es?

I've been playing with es the last couple of days, and it (like rc) has the quirk/feature that it only runs its startup script (.esrc) on login. The usual way to run code in each interactive session ...
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How do I configure the GNOME gdm login screen?

I recently installed Arch Linux and have it mostly set up. With many other Linux distributions, there is a tool that is used to configure the look and feel of the login screen. I would like to change ...
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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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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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How to execute a script on gdm login automatically for all users?

What file should I modify to execute some instructions when any user logs in through gdm? I tried /etc/bashrc but that is executed ony when starting bash (and each time an xterm is open). I'd like to ...
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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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Dual monitors on dual video cards on Ubuntu

I have been trying this to no avail. I am new to Linux, so a step by step explanation would be greatly appreciated. I have two NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT video cards. I want a monitor to run on each card, ...
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How can I disable the user list login screen in Gnome 3 on Fedora 16 or 17?

Our login screen requirements include a warning / disclaimer and a basic login, showing just a username and password field. Sadly, Gnome 3 seems to be ignoring the ...
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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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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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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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How to resume a gnome session?

I am in the middle of a project where I repeatedly have to stop X11 to debug. I stop with Ctrl+Alt+F1 then login and $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop Then I go about my debugging. then restart gdm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preloading gnome-shell before getting login dialog from gdm, is it possible?

Is there anyway to (pre)load gnome-shell before getting user account login dialog from gdm? The problem is after login from gdm I have to wait for gnome-shell to be ready with non-responsive , no ...
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Using gdm to manage xdmcp authentication over VNC

I've followed a few guides in order to enable XDMCP over VNC, however the end result is an ugly, if functional, default X login screen. It is not utilizing gdm for the authentication process, and I ...
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gdm graphical login prompt problem (OpenSUSE 11.2)

I'm trying to figure out why the graphical login prompt won't show up at the login page. I see the wallpaper just fine, but the graphical login prompt wont show up no matter how long I wait. So, In ...
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Root password not working to log in to Gnome with gdm

I have a weird issue going on. I have a user account and I can login to Gnome normally. From a terminal there I can use su root and switch to root with my root password. However, when I try to login ...
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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 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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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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Set Default/Global Gnome Preferences (Gnome 3)

I have recently switched to Gnome 3 from Gnome 2 (and switched to Linux recently before that), and Gnome 3 doesn't give me as many options to change settings via the GUI, and especially not to change ...
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Trying to remove password echo in Redhat 5 when logging in

I'm running Redhat 5.6 with the gnome display manager. I would like to configure the login manager so that there is no echo of the password when typing it in (no asterisks or the like). I have ...
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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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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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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, ...
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Logging in using voice commands with GDM

Is there a program capable of doing such thing? Something that would wait for me to either supply a username and a password, or select my username and a voice command that does the same thing.
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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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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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How to make KDE3 visible for GDM?

I have Gnome (default), KDE4 and KDE3 installed. When I log out, GDM kicks in and I can select other desktop than Gnome -- among window managers, there is KDE4 (as KDE), but no KDE3. Question: how ...
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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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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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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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LightDM shows a black screen in my Arch Guest VM

I'm trying to get LightDM to work but for some reason it just shows up a black screen when I get to the user selection screen, GDM works fine though. I followed the ArchWiki doc and it's strange ...
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How to disable multiple logins in GNOME?

Basically, I want to disable multiple logins. The family laptop (not mine) has a problem with the x server -- at least it seems to be the x server. When two users are logged in simultaneously the ...
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Why is clutter not working?

I've managed to install Gnome 3 on Debian testing. However, it is just running in fallback-mode. When want to start mutter or gnome-shell, there seems to be a problem with Clutter: # mutter ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Different Desktop for Different Users

How do I (if possible) set different default desktop environments for different users in linux? e.g. when user X login, Gnome Shell starts, when user Y login, Gnome starts. (I'm using ubuntu if it ...
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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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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 ...