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Ubuntu 14.04 login into desktop by single user mode

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, and kernel is 3.13.0-30-generic. I forget my user account password and now want to get into GUI desktop. I know from the Internet that we can reset password by single ...
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Failure to startx on Ubuntu 14.04 after security update - missing libXfont.so.1

I had Ubuntu 14.04 running perfectly on my system and then it underwent a recommended security update. I let it update while I was at work and when I returned I found a black screen stating, "No init ...
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starting multiple x-sessions with different DE/WMs with startx in Linux Mint

I'm using Linux mint, and I want two windows managers (MATE and xmonad) running on different pipes. I installed xmonad, and when I choose xmonad from the login screen it works perfectly. But, when I ...
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Run script when window manager loads using root owned 700 autostart file

One of the 3rd party proprietary GUI software I use requires typing login credentials every time I log in to my Cinnamon desktop. It does not support autologin of any kind. Therefore, I decided to ...
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What are the default openSUSE 13.1 user groups?

I just installed openSUSE 13.1, and I can't even start X on boot. I have to switch to another tty and type startx (after I set suid for xorg). On top of this, I can barely do anything without root ...
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Gnome graphical interface failed to load

I have Debian Linux with Gnome on my laptop. My laptop dropped from a chair (It was off at that moment). I turned it on. It loads to text mode directly. I log in and run startx. It runs and mouse ...
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Bactrack 5 R3 startx issue [duplicate]

@Gilles I'm sorry for being unclear, here is the problem I'm having. I am using a live CD to boot my MacBook Pro 13 inch retina display into BackTrack 5 R3. when i start the computer up I hold C, then ...
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Debian 7 - Startx fails to start system

When I boot into the second primary boot loader, I get to the text based console to boot when I type 'startx'. The screen loads, and goes black for 10 seconds. Then when it loads a white screen ...
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Blank Screen after login. Although virtual console works. Please help [closed]

A very frustrating thing happened today. To give you a little background, I had been running Dropbox and a few other programs prior on my CrunchBang box (Debian based). It seems that some of the ...
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Startx Segmentation fault error after installing VirtualGuest Additions for Virtualbox

I have been using my backtrack version 5 on the Virtualbox for some time now but I had a resolution problem and after searching found out I better install VirtualGuest additions. However after ...
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Run mutter window manager standalone

I'm trying to run my window manager standalone on Debian 7 (i.e. without Gnome 3, which is currently installed). Apparently Gnome is already running the mutter window manager: $ wmctrl -m Name: ...
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run x and getty on the same virtual console?

is it possible to start the x server on a virtual console that is running getty already? i like the responsiveness of getty - scrolling through the man pages or scrolling in vi is much quicker than ...
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How to start a second X session?

I tried to do it with the command startx 1. It seemed to flicker to a different screen momentarily, but then exited. Got the following error: /usr/bin/xterm: No absolute path found for shell: :1 ...
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Unable to install Backtrack 5

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop with existing Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit operating system. Now I want to install Backtrack 5 and dual boot. And I'm not able do it, getting the following errors: ...
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XFCE keyboard layout switcher broke .Xmodmap Caps Lock remapping

I have successfully remapped Caps Lock to Enter, using ~/.Xmodmap: clear Lock keycode 66 = Return Remapping scancode for Caps Lock But after switching to XFCE and installing keyboard switching ...