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One way of thinking of users are actual accounts which a person could log into on your server. But a more common view of users, which you should get used to for administration, is more like a system role. For example, if you install apache, you will see apache running as 'http' or 'apache' user. That is a legit user on your system, but noone could login ...


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This should work with gdm ≥ 3.12 (tested on archlinux w. gdm 3.16.1): switch to a VT (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F3), login as root and run: su - gdm -s /bin/sh to switch user to gdm. then run: export $(dbus-launch) and: GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome.login-screen disable-user-list true run exit or hit Ctrl+D to return to root account. restart ...


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Copy/paste between Wayland windows and XWayland windows does not work yet (it has not been implemented). I can't manage to find any official source on this, but here are a couple of links to posts saying exactly this: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/software/desktop-linux/49641-gtk-3-18-plans-for-full-wayland-support-a-scenegraph?p=631866#post631866 ...


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Technically this question doesn't make sense. What you want to do is offer people the possibility to connect to your computer and load webpages. For doing that you have to install for example apache as a webserver to give access to the pages. For installing Apache you need to be logged in as a user with root privileges. This user could be the new user(only ...


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Well, as current I mean active Display of a XOrg Server. Remember that we can have more than one XOrg Server running and they can be multi-head, what make the things harder to manipulate. The other important note is that the DISPLAY variable in some cases cannot be accessed (eg. systemd). After some discussion in commandlinefu, I got this result: for p in ...


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You may try to use loginctl list-sessions to get the list of sessions, and then use loginctl show-session -p Display -p Active <session ID> on each of these to get the X11 display number associated with the currently active session. Something like this (in bash): TARGET_DISPLAY=() while read id uid user seat; do while IFS='=' read property value; ...


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This AUR package solves the problem. It patches gnome-settings-daemon to prefer raw type backlight devices to platform ones.



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