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Questions tagged [gdm]

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

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GNOME 3 autologout => gdm fails to restart X server

My O/S is CentOS 7.6 with all updates as of today. I have a system where many users log in and run GNOME sessions via VNC (xrdp). I do not want idle sessions hanging around forever, so I followed the ...
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Gnome shell crashes when login in to a standby session when the screens are connected

I'm using two external screens with two mini display ports with Debian 9.8 on Wayland with Gnome. Use case is I let the computer to go to sleep (stand by) then connect again to screens and tries to ...
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Can’t autologin with GDM

So I don’t understand because this always worked for me but after a new Arch Linux install I’m always prompted the GDM login screen. I enabled autologin through gnome-control-center (“Connexion ...
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Debian 10 (buster) - gdm3 only starts after “systemctl restart gdm3”

I've currently set up a new install of Debian stretch. I followed the description on how to update to Debian Testing (buster) and everything went perfectly. I rebooted the system, and everything went ...
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gdm not showing no more

I was using KDE 4.13 (maybe not sure) on Centos 7, apparently without any problem while during last boot it doesn't appear the login gdm screen. It seems it is going to appear but in the end the ...
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GDM Can't unlock screen

Recently I've upgraded GNOME (GDM etc.) from 3.28 to 3.30 on my Manjaro. I have ASUS GL552VW notebook running linux 4.14 and intel-i915 driver, nouveau is blacklisted and nvidia is not installed. ...
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How do I set gdm monitor/display/screen setup to generic mirroring?

I have three displays and one TV connected to my computer. gdm (gnome display manager) somehow thinks that the main display is the TV. To circumvent the problem for all setups: How do I tell gdm to ...
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Running ibus with i3 on Ubuntu with multiple users

I have Ubuntu 18.04 running and I installed i3 as my display manager. In this Ubuntu version, it is nevertheless the default to have a GDM login screen. If I login into any account, Ubuntu starts that ...
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Stuck in a login-loop in lightdm and gdm, but not with xfce and other systems

The interesting part is I found that I was able to login with xfce but not with either lightdm or gdm. (I am using Ubuntu 16.04)
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Change gdm to lightdm

I am following the instruction here to create a fake screen. However, I have gdm installed on my CentOS Linux server. Do you think I can still go with the instructions? Should I install lightdm? Will ...
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Why does SaK kill gdm, which is running on a different VT?

I run Fedora Linux 28, and have enabled sysrq. I pressed Alt+PrtScr+K, to kill a non-responsive X session. But this also restarted gdm, and one other X session, which were running on different VTs. ...
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How to execute command before user login on linux

That's a question I've seen several time for several Linux flavours, so let's try to be exhaustive. What is the method to execute script/command/program before and after user login into its desktop ...
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How to disable virtual keyboard on GDM screen

After an update to F28, every time I reboot my machine, the GDM screen is showing an ugly, unnecessary, and useless virtual keyboard instead of the login screen. How do I disable that? My login ...
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How do I add a window manager to GDM under Wayland?

I'm developing my own window manager, and I want to select it in GDM instead of Gnome so I can test it. I've found some X11 examples, but nothing for Wayland.
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After recent update of Arch linux, GDM login screen is missing text

This is an Arch install with Cinnamon DE and GDM. I am still able to login at the screen but the text on the screen is mostly missing. What I mean is that there are two buttons that appear and the ...
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$GDM_USER has no access to $XDG_DATA after manually changing location of $XDG_DATA

I have a small office with 5 desktops and a server, all of them running on Debian. I have just upgraded the clients to Stretch and see only 1 error in the journal that bothers me: gnome-settings-[...
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GNOME3/GDM first login fails but second login succeeds

When my system boots up, and I click my username, and enter my password, the login attempt fails. However, when I try the exact same password again, I can successfully log in. What could have caused ...
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How to configure gdm for login into a sway session?

I have installed sway window manager on Fedora 27. The system uses gdm as its login manager. But gdm does not provide sway for selection as the login session. Only Gnome, which is also installed on ...
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Xorg Conf: NVIDIA performance settings for AC/battery?

I'm currently running Fedora on an old Thinkpad T530 and just configuring it to my needs. I'm using GDM/Gnome Desktop (on Xorg, not Wayland). I've installed and configured the proprietary NVIDIA ...
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How to automatically `ecryptfs-mount-private` on `gdm` login in Fedora 27?

I have installed Fedora, but used existing /home partition from previous Ubuntu install: partitions: /boot/efi, / (formatted during install), /home (kept from Ubuntu), user was set-up with same ...
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zsh .zprofile / .zlogin not being sourced on gdm login? [duplicate]

I have noticed that ~/.zprofile and ~/.zlogin are only loaded (in my computer) when I use a login shell, but when I login with gdm, they are not run; ~/.profile is ran instead. Is this normal?
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How do I force Xorg to launch with display :0 in Redhat 7.2?

I have a Redhat 7.2 server that we realize sometimes loads with the DISPLAY variable set to something other than :0 (not sure why), which other apps have a dependency on. I'm not sure of the reason, ...
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Logged in loop on gnome shell on fedora 26

When I tried to logged-in on gnome shell, it will just goes black then after a few seconds it will just comeback to GDM. I am using fedora 26. Any advice how I can fix this? thanks. Edit:(requested ...
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Debian - problem logging in with main user - gdm? gnome?

I'm using Debian buster/sid. I updated my system and after a reboot my mains user cannot login through gdm. X is not starting. I can login through command line. I created a new user and I could ...
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Change GNOME background that is visible after login but before the session loads?

I am using latest Manjaro with gnome 3.24.2. It is my first time with GNOME, and what really annoys me is that ugly manjaro background that appears right after I log in to my user but before actually ...
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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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Why GNOME Display Manager always read .profile?

I recently switched from terminal prompt login (getty?) to GNOME Display Manager. It seems that GDM always reads .profile, regardless of user's setting of login shell (Zsh in my case). Why is that? I ...
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modify user login screen details (gdm)

I have a single linux desktop at home, with every member of the family having their own user name / login combo (shared external drive for sharing pics, docs etc). I have realised that the GDM login ...
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gnome-shell in Linux Fedora “fakes” exit

My question is about the behaviour of gnome-shell, started on login through the GNOME display manager, in a Fedora 24 framework. If I issue from the Linux console the command ps -aux (after logging ...
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Can't login to fedora 25 gnome, except by using startx from tty

Last week fedora 25 gnome software center installed a buggy gdm version on my system, I removed it but still having problems. I'm using Gdm and Wayland session. I can't login to fedora from login ...
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How to set default gnome-classic and root user on gdm (OpenSuse Leap 42.2)

I'm using my linux only managed by root user (I know is not the best practice). The first point is, since beginning, my gdm is not showing root user on the initial list, so there is not available ...
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Xrdp not working with CentOS7. Is there any alternatives?

Every time I try using xrdp, I get a message that says "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." and "A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again." I feel like it is an ...
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Start two X servers on boot on RHEL

I have a powerful machine that I want to use as a multi-seat system. It has two graphic cards and two pairs of keyboards and mice. I've been able to successfully configure two "seats" using udev and ...
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Run Script After Unlocking GDM [duplicate]

Hi I already tried all solution from execute-a-command-on-user-logon, and used PostLogin option of GDM.... The problem is all of these option are only works when system boots up but it's not what I ...
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Lock screen not locking with LDAP on CentOS 7

On my system some users authenticate with LDAP, others have their password stored locally (standard). The problem is that LDAP-users cannot lock the screen. When pressing Windows-Key + L the screen ...
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gdm Ask for password again while I start it from already logged in tty

I have an archlinux 4.4 lts kernel. For some reason I did not allow gdm to start automatically at boot. When I'm logged in tty and start the gdm with command systemctl start gdm the gdm starts and the ...
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Redhat & GUI/GNOME Struggle?

We have in our Company SysAdmin so damm stupied and lazy. Everytime I ask him for a Redhat Virtual Machine(VM),He just deploy a ready template with GUI and lot of package,a lot I think he just install ...
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Login loop when trying Awesome with Gnome

I am trying to use the Awesome window manager with Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu 16.04. Doing this is documented in several places: https://scaron.info/blog/awesome-with-gnome-on-ubuntu-14.04.html, https://...
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Arch - prevent GUI from start

I just installed arch on a encrypted LVM. After the boot process gnome3 tries to start but it looks like I installed the wrong driver. The whole system freezes, its not possible to enter another tty. ...
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Change GDM display timeout

I need to change the GDM display timeout from 10 seconds to something more forgiving. That is to say, my screen shuts off after 10 seconds in the lock screen. I am running Fedora 23 with Gnome on a ...
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Problem with gdm on debian

I wanted to fix one problem and created another. I had a gnome-shell process which was taking up a lot of my CPU. I tried pkill gnome-shell and after that I couldn't do anything and was forced to ...
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RHEL6 && OEL6 How is $DISPLAY determined on startup?

I'm experiencing inconsistent $DISPLAY variables on my OEL6 servers which have caused quite a bit of trouble with socket files. I have found surprisingly little on what actually sets the environment ...
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Red Hat 7 GDM + NIS Only Validates First 7 Characters of Password

I've come across an interesting issue this morning. We have noticed that GDM on RHEL 7 is allowing us to log-in with only the first 7 characters of password. We can enter anything or nothing from ...
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Monitor auto-detect Ubuntu

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on my desktop machine with two monitors attached. One monitor is NOT directly connected to my machine but wired through a HDMI-switch (so I can connect my PS4 or ...
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problem in login with default /bin/fish shell in gdm

I set fish as default shell for my user in Linux. /etc/passwd file: mlibre:x:1000:1000::/home/mlibre:/bin/fish and now, in GDM I can't login with my user (mlibre). GDM prints some error. I turned ...
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gdm Pop-Up Window on Login

So I was using a bit of bash script to get a popup window to appear on login for our RHEL 7 machines. I put the following code in "/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default". /usr/bin/zenity --warning --title="...
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Fedora 23 - can't re-login after logout

After I logout I can't login back. I type the password but just got a blink, then the login screen is back again without error messages. I have to reboot to login again. Besides, even the Nautilus ...
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OEL6 Slow boot && Millions of socket files in /tmp/orbit-gdm

Background on question Lately I've been having some trouble with slow booting on the servers, sometimes over 2 hours to boot stuck on "Enabling Local Filesystem Quotas:" After searching I managed to ...
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How do I install `gresource` on Fedora?

I'd like to change the background image of my login screen (Fedora 23, GNOME desktop). The Arch wiki has a write-up on how to do it. Basically it involves extracting the .gresource binary that lives ...
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Arch Linux: gdm gives “Oh no something has gone wrong…”

I recently decided that I will no longer use Ubuntu and give Arch Linux a shot. I did everything according to the Beginner's guide on Arch Wiki, which worked. Next I wanted to install the Cinnamon ...