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The process of logging in: from the login prompt, through user authentication, to session startup.

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For some reason 'last' command is not working on my Kali

Generally, last command i used for accessing /var/log/wtmp file. But I can't use it from today. After I installed the other package to activate last it is asking for a wtmp.db file open_database_ro: ...
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Arch KDE - Plasmashell crashes after locking screen and leaving a bit

I am relatively new to Arch and I'm experiencing a problem with KDE I'm using KDE Plasma 6.1.1 KDE Frameworks 6.3.0 Qt 6.7.2 Kernel: 6.9.7-zen1-1-zen (64bit) (I use linux-zen kernel) Wayland ...
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cannot login to arch new install

I am running arch natively on an old imac and i have successfully installed arch on it. In the process, i added a root passwd and also a user id and passwd. now that i am starting up the computer and ...
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Unreasonable boot time in Pop OS 22.04

I saw a similar post here about a prior version of pop os [https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/699557/diagnosing-absurdly-long-boot-time-on-pop-os-21-10] but my system log isn't the same and as I'...
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Login loop in linux

I am stuck in a login loop on my Linux. I tried few solutions available online but they didn't help: I opened terminal with Ctrl+alt+f3. It did not show Xauthority file. Then I went to root with cd / ...
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How to require manual approval for ssh logins

I would like to require a manual approval (by means of physical access, like GUI or framebuffer console) from the device being ssh'd to before letting in any connections. Presumably it would need to ...
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Unable to access terminal

I have been using dwm on my system. I changed something in the configuration files, and now I am not able to access the terminal screen. It is frozen.  When I try in a tty, it asks for credentials.  ...
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Issue with using SSH with jump host

From outside my network I can access my outside-facing server using a public-key with: ssh [email protected] From that shell, I can then access another server on the network (typing in the password) with: ...
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Can't change to Home directory on log in from console

I've been having a strange problem with my Fedora 39 install. I don't have a display manager, so the computer boots to the console. When I log in as my user, I get an error: -- fab: /home/fab: change ...
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How can I Screen Share into Ubuntu remotely after a fresh boot?

I usually use Ubuntu via Screen Share (RDP) in another building and sometimes I need to reboot. But 1st thing after a reboot is a box asking to authorise the keychain/keyring which I can't type into ...
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I am still required to enter both passphrase for the key and server password when using SSH key authentification

I am trying to setup remote access from my new laptop (client) to my old laptop (server). The old one runs on Linux Mint 21.2, the new one on Ubuntu 23.10.1. I created a pair of SSH keys on the client,...
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How to enable fingerprint login?

I have installed fedora 39 kde edition on my laptop which hasa fingerprint sensor. How can I use it for login into my desktop?
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How to always display when user is locked?

When using faillock and other common menthods to prevent password brute force, how to display to the user that the account is locked on all attempts (login, su, sudo, doas, pam, etc)? I feel not ...
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Cannot login into Gnome desktop except with root-user

I'm not able to connect with a non-root user to the gui gnome destop envronment. Over console, like ssh login is possible. Temporary I changed limits file * hard as 51200 but comment ...
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How do I set up a login shell with arguments?

I would like to add a user whose sole purpose is provide a "dashboard" for my machine (laptop), without letting them doing anything else (whether it's any useful is debatable, but it's ...
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Can cURL get the Username and Password Fields From a Website?

I'm using cURL to login to several websites. Looking through the DOM manually to get the fields for the username and password fields is tedious for my case. I'll then parse the fields and use the curl ...
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I can't log in to Ubuntu with password

I can't log in through the password via graphical login. I type the password and press Enter. I then get the message "Failed to login with password". When I switch to terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F2) ...
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alpine update motd on login

Is there any way to update the /etc/motd file on login? The /etc/profile and /etc/profile.d/*.sh scripts are executed after the motd is already displayed on login so these methods don't work. I want ...
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Printing something specific to the user during login before password prompt

I would like to print something in the middle of a user login, related only to that user. In other words, this has to be after the user has typed in their username, but before they even start typing ...
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Linux login issues/questions. Current command line ends with: "~$"

My kitty sat on the keyboard for my laptop and caused a weird issue on the monitor. I have been trying many things to fix the problem, and now I'm locked out. I am at the login screen and my username ...
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How to display text for non-interactive login shell

What I need: I am trying to change /etc/bashrc in such a way that shell could display specific text when the following ssh command is entered ssh user@ip "whoami" But I don't understand ...
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disabling the direct login for super user (common super user account) and other users (not having the sudo access) need to switch as super user

We have a common superuser account ("cmn_usr") with sudo access, and separate normal user accounts ("nml_usr") without sudo access. Currently, normal users can directly log in as ...
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Lightdm multi screen arrangement

I run XFCE on Debian with two monitors next to eachother. The default positioning of the monitors is mixed up. I.e., when the mouse leaves the left edge of the physically left monitor it isn't blocked,...
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How to clone CentOS 7.7 installation on another disk?

I thought I could clone a running CentOS 7.7 installation by replicating the contents of the /, /boot, /boot/efi partitions on the target disk and then modifying the /etc/fstab and the grub.cfg files ...
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Unable to login to root shell of Linux system built using Buildroot

I built Linux kernel and root file system using Buildroot(2022.08.x) for STM32MP157 target. SystemD is chosen as init system. The target boots and login prompt appear but I am unable to login to shell....
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iTerm always asks for user login before loading user's shell

I'm using macOS on Sonoma, and for as long as I remember, iTerm2 prompts me to log in with user and password each time before it loads the shell. This is quite tedious, and it always takes a few ...
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Debian "Login Incorrect" for all users before entering password

I think I've got a dead system now, but I don't know how to recover. I was updating from Buster to Bookworm with the standard method outlined here - https://wiki.debian.org/DebianUpgrade After ...
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Gnome error during login

At the time of login in Ubuntu 23.10 & gnome 45.1, I'm faced with this screen. after repeated attempts of logging-out & restarting, it finally lets me in. I tried to pull some logs using: >...
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Seamless login in EndeavorOS

I would like to achieve a smooth login process where there is no visible black screen during the transition from the login screen to my desktop, similar to the experience in Windows 10. Both Debian ...
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Keyboard, mouse and touchpad not working everytime booting the linux

Keyboard and mouse do not work after booting Linux. First, the keyboard is working when I turn on my laptop and enter the password for my sata. Then it will enter grub to choose the Os and the ...
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How to lock down Ubuntu linux so that only the active user can log in

I am new to linux and interested in only allow in login via direct access to the machine (active user). I don't even want to be able to log in remotely myself. Can someone please point me in the right ...
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Anyone know what these all these user sessions (see post) might be?

Any time I login to my laptop, including after freshly booting my laptop there are four user sessions already. Only the "who" command can see all four, the "w" command can only ...
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log out from slim, or slim restart results in blank screen for several minutes

I am using slim login manager. when I log out from my session, or restart slim from the commandline: service slim restart I get blank console for couple of minutes, before the slim login screen ...
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Shutdown after X failed login attempts

I have a laptop with Xubuntu 22.10, whose SSD is encrypted with LUKS, so if it's stolen when shut down, my data should be safe. But it's more likely to be stolen while it's switched on, and then only ...
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SSH login: password works not until 3rd attempt (same password)

When trying to log into my vserver the password only works at the 3rd attempt! (Using the same & correct password from clipboard) Is the system breached?! Interestingly when using my password ...
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I don't acquire supplemental groups at login

I have ssh access to a fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.04 on a cloud VM. My password entry is fish:x:1001:100::/home/fish:/bin/bash and /etc/group contains users:x:100: sudo:x:27:gsluser,fish When ...
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What program in Linux computes the hash of the input password when you log in?

If I understand authentication mechanism correctly, when we input the credentials in the login prompt, the hash of the password is computed and then that hash is compared with the hash stored ...
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Keyboard layout skipped during installation and changes don't persist in Linux Mint

I installed a fresh Linux Mint 21.2 64bit. During the installation, the menu to choose the keyboard layout was skipped, so I couldn't choose one. Now after the installation, when I try to login, the ...
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Very new to linux (fedora). Trying to streamline my login process for work

I'm extremely new to both Linux and writing any sort of code. I've been setting up my workstation on a Fedora OS. I'm trying to streamline my process as much as possible, but I've run into a couple ...
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Running GNU screen through SSH, the shell is not a login shell?

I'm using screen (the problematically named terminal session manager) on a remote system accessed over SSH - to run long running processes and such. I have eventually started using a command to attach ...
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SSH Key issue - Fedora 38

I've a remote server with at least 2 users (root and myself). I've the same keys in .ssh/authorized_keys in both $HOME folder. I can connect with the root account, but from my account i've a "...
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Login loop on Debian 12

I have a login loop error on Debian 12 The final edit on the system that I made was:su root nano /etc/sudoers user_name ALL=(ALL) ALL Since I can't use sudo command I did so according to the ...
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Stuck at boot, no GUI, login on tty not possible after upgrade to Debian 12

I upgraded my system to Debian 12, but I cannot login any more after I rebooted when the package installation seemed to be completed. The login prompt (on tty) tells me login incorrect after typing ...
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auto login as guest without gdm3 with systemd ubuntu 18.04

I Installed Ubuntu 18.04 and removed gdm3 package. Now on startup I get LXDE GUI with my default admin user logged in (the one created after initial OS setup with sudo capabilities). I wish to create ...
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Fedora Incorrect Login when installing vm through qemu

I am trying to boot fedora vm on Linux Test Pc from qemu. It actually shows the temporary password for first login. But when I try that password it is saying Login is Incorrect. I don't know why the ...
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nohup: failed to run command 'source': No such file or directory error while runnşng nohup?

I am trying to keep running of a command after logout from ssh. I used the commands nohup source a.sh > a.txt and screen source a.sh > a.txt. But both gives nohup: failed to run command 'source':...
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I am Unable to access to root user in oracle linux server

I was configuring Ansible on my server where I created an Ansible user on all servers and gave them sudo access so whenever I ssh to another server using an Ansible user it should not ask me for a ...
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sddm won't let me login to Plasma

I have the problem where sddm won't let me login to my box, it just throws me back to the password entry screen. When I change to a shell with Ctrl-Alt-F2 and login, it tells me user change directory ...
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/etc/passwd shows bash SHELL, but my terminal starts up in csh

I'm trying to determine what is setting the shell to csh when open a terminal and log in. From the information I've read, the default shell is set in /etc/passwd, and I see an entry in the /etc/passwd ...
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Script in /etc/profile.d/ is not being run on X login (debian)

The following script: name='ILITEK ILITEK-TP' echo 'running touchscreens' | systemd-cat ids=$(xinput --list |awk -Fid= "/$name/"'{print $2+0}') echo 'after xinput' | systemd-cat for id in $...
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