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XDM loops while given correct username and password

I just installed XDM to set up a proper login screen on Archlinux, but it seems I did it wrong. Indeed, XDM starts and prompt a thing I guess is the default login screen, but when I enter my password/...
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How to know if my computer supports a triple monitor configuration?

I'm currently ruining manjaro KDE and trying to setup three monitors. my laptop has an HDMI output and a VGA one and I would like to use both to setup two additional screens but I seem to be able to ...
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Controlling the X display manager service - on SLES 15

I'm not a fan of systemd, and have so far worked with systems which used SysVInit scripts (like Devuan); and upstart on older Ubuntu versions. Now I'm "stuck" with a SLES 15 machine. I'm trying to ...
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I can't use the window manager of my choice, nor the display manager

I'm stuck with xfce and a text-only login screen. I've tried to run startkde instead of startx to see GUI and I got this $DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server. I tried to fix it ...
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Is there a way to autostart a DISPLAY dependent script with Xorg that's Display Manager Agnostic?

The goal here is to run this command when the display manager starts: xrandr --setprovideroutputsource modesetting NVIDIA-0 xrandr --auto Or rather a script containing it upon startup of Xorg. The ...
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panel is covering windows

I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and sometimes the panel covers the bottom of windows where I need to access the buttons on the bottom. I'm trying to do a restore using timeshift because of ...
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During boot my ubuntu box switches into graphic mode, but there is no window manager installed. How can I disable this?

Grub gives me two options, boot Ubuntu and boot Ubuntu Rescue Mode (or something alike). When I boot Ubuntu, I get to the point where dmesg gives green timestamps, but just before a login prompt would ...
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GNOME wont lock screen with lightdm?

I am using Arch Linux with the GNOME desktop. After using LightDM for a while, I decided to give gdm a try out of curiosity. I installed gdm for a bit, but I didn't like it, so I decided to go back to ...
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How to get rid of nag screen “Authentication is required to set one's own greeter properties”?

After a recent update on my Linux system I get a dialogue window every few (5?) minutes with the same message: Authentication is required to set one's own greeter properties. It has a password ...
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Two WMs simultaneously

I want to use two Windows Managers simultaneously. As I know that using two ttys for this isn't going to work (I'm on Arch and systemd-logind revokes access to hardware when switching), I am searching ...
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How can the shadows around windows be removed from Mate with Lightdm?

There is a shadow around each window in Mate. If it matters I run Lightdm. How can the shadows be completely disabled for all windows regardless of the application?
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Prevent lightdm from turning off screen when locking session

I am running Xubuntu 18.04. When I lock the session, the screen gets turned off instantly. I am using stock lightdm as display manager and lightlocker for locking the session. From my viewpoint the ...
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Display managers don't log me into my user account

I have been using Arch Linux for more than 5 years now (and linux for about 10 years). Never had such a problem. Searching the internet also did not reveal any answers to this ---- Here are the ...
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Strange error when compiling lightdm-gtk-greeter-2.0.3.tar.gz

I got the error when compiling lightdm-gtk-greeter-2.0.3.tar.gz as below make[2]: Leaving directory '/sources/lightdm-1.24.0/lightdm-gtk-greeter-2.0.3/po' Making all in src make[2]: Entering ...
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How can I configure my TTYs and VTs i.e. my Alt-Fn keys F1 - F12 in a safe and flexible way?

Right now I have a archlinux systemd installation that gives me a console login on tty1 to tty6. I see that with this @getty service systemd has an elegant way to fire up an array of ttys. The result ...
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Disable all display managers in (systemd based) ubuntu

How can I disable all installed display managers in ubuntu (18.10) without removing them? In my case gdm3 and sddm are installed and I tried: sudo systemctl disable sddm -f sudo systemctl disable ...
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What order does window manager, display manager, login manager execute

I am trying to understand what is the use of Xorg. I got confused with lots of words like window manager display manager login manager etc. After that i got some links in stackexchange Terminology ...
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Set DM on OpenRC

How do I set a display manager on an OpenRC system? I'm trying to use the Ly display manager. E.g. on a systemd distro I'd do $ sudo systemctl enable ly.service but how do I do it here?
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Is there any terminal tool where you can zoom in and out the screen?

So I know there's zooming tool in universal access menu in Ubuntu, but currently I can't find how to operate it through command line, plus it can't zoom out. My second attempt is use xrandr --output ...
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Is there a login / display manager in Linux with a config GUI for setting wallpaper (NOT editing config files by CLI)?

I have looked and not found one. I'm surprised, as something as trivial as this should be configurable via a GUI. Even SDDM for KDE doesn't offer this and KDE is normally super configurable via GUI. ...
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Is a display manager a client of an X server?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_display_manager_(program_type) an X display manager is a graphical login manager which starts a session on an X server from the same or another computer. A login ...
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CentOS 7 SDDM can't click GUI with mouse

I ran a fresh Minimal install of Cent OS 7. When finished, I run this command to get the GUI setup: yum -y install epel-release;yum update -y;yum groupinstall "Xfce" -y;yum -y groupinstall X11;echo "...
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Error in io.elementary.greeter

I am using archlinux. When using io.elementary.greeter with lightdm the screen remained black. You can start the virtual terminal, but it will be returned to the black screen immediately. As I saw ...
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What does `lightdm --session-child 12 19` mean?

What does lightdm --session-child 12 19 mean in the following output? Why does lightdm fork a process to execute the above command? I don't find --session-child in lightdm manpage. Thanks. $ pstree ...
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Arch linux greeter without DM

I'm using Arch Linux with i3wm with xinit which results in having tty1 as my "greeter". I wanna know if there is any possibility to have a greeter, for instance, Deepin greeter at login prompt ...
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Kali Linux KDE not showing GUI for initial login [duplicate]

this is my first Linux OS, and I'm trying to get more acquainted with my environment. I've got Kali Linux KDE working well, but when I first start linux, it boots into the terminal screen for TTY1 ...
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Cannot change default display manager on Mint 19 Beta

On Linux Mint 18.3, when I used to install mdm, the command sudo apt install mdm would open a prompt such as: and I would choose the default display manager. Running sudo dpkg-reconfigure mdm would ...
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The difference in Ubuntu 18.04 that requires nomodeset?

My laptop which has an Nvidia GeForce 310M GPU is 9 years old and it has been OK with all Ubuntu releases until now. What is the difference between 18.04 and previous releases that causes the black (...
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Display not working for any user except root on tool vnc for Os Suselinux

I was trying to install SAP Hana Data provisioning agent for which SAP Note said that we need a non-root user who should have read/write access to /usr/sap folder and display access. So I started ...
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Linux mint 18.3 boot at black screen

After apt upgrade, I have problems with booting into the system. Firstly, I was getting the message that Plymouth was missing and Bluetooth failed to initialize. After installing Plymouth theme I ...
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Catch-all command to restart display manager?

Is there a catch-all command to restart display managers (on any given common init system)? I've got systemctl restart display-manager for systemd-based systems currently, but I don't know that that'...
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What is the correct procedure to replace MDM with LightDM on Linux Mint?

OS: Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit. I almost got a heart attack, after reboot preceding this; in an important VM: sudo apt-get install lightdm ... I chose LightDM as the default DM ... sudo apt-...
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Keyboard doesn't work at graphical login [closed]

After an update, my laptop keyboard doesn't work anymore when I want to login (while the touchpad does). This is true whatever the display manager used (xdm, lightdm). I can't even switch to console ...
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Will this damage my PC? GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash pci=noaer pci=nomsi”

When I tried to install my Ubuntu 16.04.2 I faced with no screen problem! and PCI_bus errors! after many searching and trying only this modifications on /etc/default/grub solved my problem: ...
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Is there something like Turnkey Linux configuration console out there?

Turnkey Linux comes with this nice blue background console thing that has some basic options like showing the current IP, time, etc. I find its nicer for our system admins (me too) to be greeted with ...
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Could Not Start the X-Server - Linux Mint 17.2

I have an external SSD with Linux Mint Installed onto it (so not as a live USB, but as if it were an internal SSD). I used this around 1 week ago, and it worked fine. Tried to boot into it today, and ...
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Using hardware acceleration without screen/display

I have a Linux machine (ubuntu 16.04) which I want to access using remote desktop. I am currently using Teamviewer for this. As long as the remote machine boots with a screen plugged in, this works ...
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How to set i3 to be the default window manager?

In the Kali login, I have to select i3 in the menu in order to use i3 instead of gnome. How to set i3 as the default window manager (no need of selection?
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Display manager on multiple tty

I recently upgraded from Fedora 23 to 25, which seems to have broken my display manager configuration. I was using lightdm and was able to switch between 3 GUIs running lightdm by just hitting ctrl+...
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Switch to dvorak layout at boot. (decryption and sddm)

System: Host: MyComputer Kernel: 4.8.14-gnu-1 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: LXQt Distro: Parabola GNU/Linux-libre There are three places where my computer wants me to use qwerty input. ...
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Arch Linux, “hang” on “Reached target Graphical Interface”

EDIT: I just tried gnome and gdm and it worked flawlessly. So something with the virtualbox packages and the SDDM package seems to not work. At first this question looks like this one (Arch Linux ...
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I messed up my Ubuntu installation, how to fix it

After installing various desktop environments, just for testing purposes, I messed up my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and now, The clock has vanished from the top menu bar Unity tweak tool has gone I get unmet ...
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How can I close all currently running graphical programs?

I need to manually install the proprietary graphics driver for my NVIDIA graphics card and to do that I first need to make sure that no graphical programs are running. What is the simplest way to do ...
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How to switch from CLI to GUI Ubuntu

I am currently running Ubuntu 16.04 operating system. In order to experiment, I had asked for the way to login to Ubuntu CLI mode only (i.e. the GUI version must not start at all). In response to my ...
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How to specify the display manager of a new session launched from tty?

When prompting startx from tty, the graphical display start but without any display manager but have a xterm from which my display manager have to be launched. How can I directly launch a session ...
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X display-manager login fails, console login + startx works

I have one machine (my main desktop, as it happens) where I've been unable to login from the display manager for months. As soon as I enter my password, it looks like it's about to start my session ...
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Two monitors. Menu panel on wrong screen

I have a debian 8 jassie with LXDE. I have a two monitors one from my laptop, second is external 24". Second monitor is a above my laptop. If I plug in second monitor he was recognized correctly in ...
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How can we define a default configuration for xfce4-settings/display?

As in Cinnamon's display manager, I want to make last settings applied for connected display in XFCE4, but XFCE4's display manager asks for configuration (rotation, position etc.) everytime. How can ...
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Change Default Keyboard Layout on Lubuntu 16.04

I installed Lubuntu with QWERTY, and now want to switch it to DVORAK. The documented way to do this is to use the Keyboard Layout Handler on the panel. This works, but only during and within a ...
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what are gnome-session and gnome-settings-daemon?

Can someone explain to me exactly what gnome-session and gnome-settings-daemon do and how they might be useful to me, as someone who doesn't use GNOME or any of its relatives as a DM (i use i3)? I've ...