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cannot login to gnome (on arch linux)

I'm using Arch Linux with SDDM. Today when I want login to gnome (I have plasma too). I have seen this Error: something has gone wrong I tried some operations. Delete cache. Delete .Xauthority, ...
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lxde xprofile source script

I'm usually running zsh and starting my xserver using startx without any login manager. I am trying to switch to a graphical login manager: lxdm. All of my xdg exports along with some other ...
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I can't login to kde

I have an ArchLinux with XFCE4 and lightdm. I want to use KDE. I install the kde and plasma and SDDM. $ sudo pacman -S plasma kde-applications sddm xorg-server xorg-apps xorg $ sudo systemctl enable ...
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Exporting environment variables in `.profile` with a bash and-list construct

I am using gdm3 as my login manager. Upon login, all the PATH modifications in my .profile are set and exported correctly. For example, lines like these below work fine: if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ]...
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Keyboard and Mouse not working in XDM

I have a fresh install of FreeBSD 13 on a computer. I have i3-gaps as WM and rxvt-unicode as my ONLY installed terminal. I have followed the docs and enabled XDM login in ttys as per the docs. I have ...
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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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How do I make xset -b work on the LXDE login screen?

I'm using the boring old LXDE login screen: (source: linuxandubuntu.com) I often hit the wrong few keys for my username or password, backspace them by spamming the relevant key, and then upset ...
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Fedora 29 graphical login screen (sddm) displays only virtual keyboard

I've upgraded from Fedora 27 to 29. The upgrade itself passed fine, just after final reboot, the graphical login screen (sddm) just flickered standard screen with users and then displays virtual ...
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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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how to disable auto login in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

I would like to disable the auto-logon feature on my Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon box. I have tried all the answers to This question (same question, older Mint) None have worked. How do you disable auto-...
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sddm slow to launch [duplicate]

Recently sddm has become very slow to show the login screen on Arch Linux. After I see the bootup message "Reached Graphical User Interface target" (or similar), there is a long delay of more than 10 ...
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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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How to add a user that accept any password as a valid password?

How to add a user that accept any password as a valid password? PS: I am aware of the security issue. The user will have a very restricted access (as the guest user in Ubuntu). related question: ...
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slim: start second X session on tty8

I am using slim login manager and LXDE desktop environment. When I am logged in in LXDE, and switch to text console (ctrl+alt+F1), I can log in as another user in the text console and type: startx --...
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Capture a screenshot of XDM login screen?

I would like to screenshot my XDM login screen on FreeBSD-CURRENT. It’s currently configured on ttyv8. What I’ve tried: I have tried xwd with various options from ttyv1, but it reports is cannot open ...
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Can I use a login manager to choose different window managers?

I'm working towards an Arch install with a tiling window manager (probably i3) but was wondering whether it's possible to use a login manager and have the Gnome 3 desktop available as a fallback. So ...
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Which login manager am I using? [duplicate]

I have Debian installed, and am using XFCE. How do I figure out which login manager I have installed?
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password is not recognized on login via wireless keyboard?

When I start my Linux Mint, the first display I met is the Login-Display. I am asked for my username and I can type using my wireless keyboard, the username is beeing displayed correctly. But after ...
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What is the purpose of having two login managers on one system ?

I read, that the first process born in user-space is called Init, it starts by itself further processes, it also possesses an incorporated login manager. So far, I could understand it, but than I read,...
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change location of $HOME/.Xauthority

Is it possible to change the location for .Xauthority, to something other than $HOME/.Xauthority ? AFAIU, this file is being created every time I log into LXDE, by my login manager slim. The problem ...
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LXDM resolution too small on laptop when started with external screen

I have a laptop with small screen resolution, and when I connect external monitor before boot, it keeps resolution of the laptop screen, until I log in. I'm using LXDM. How to fix it?
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setting up a startup login password Fedora 20

Currently when I login I do not have to provide a login password. I simply click on my user name and I get in. I would like to change that. In order to accomplish that I went to settings >> users and ...
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Trigger a login by plugging in a USB drive

OS: Linux, Mint. I want to have a system where I can insert a flashdrive into a computer, and using UDEV rules, have the system login a user account. I can do the UDEV part, but what command should I ...
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How to use my login password to do two things

I have a CIFS drive that I mount regularly, and it requires a password for it. Since it's annoying to type my password every time, I wrote a script that sets the PASSWD environment variable, mounts ...
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How do display managers log a user in?

I'm about to start working on my own display/login manager. I think I'll be able to handle all of the X11 stuff, but I realized I have no clue what to do when the user types in their username and ...
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starting LXDE automatically (without Display Manager)

I am disappointed with existing Display Managers, and so I was wondering wheteher I could live without one. I have very basic needs on my laptop. I have one user martin who wants to be logged into ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 no login screen

I am using the android app so I may not format the question properly. I'm using xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I had a problem recently with var permissions and I solved it like so https://askubuntu.com/q/...
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How to shutdown the computer from SLiM when root login is disabled?

I installed the SLiM login manager on Debian Wheezy and disabled the root account's ability to login, as described in this Debian Wiki article, so sudo <command> must be used to run anything as ...
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Linux User not able to login

I am trying to create new users using useradd command using root credentials it is getting created properly but when I log in with the newly created user with its credentials using a PuTTY Console, I ...
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How to enter/choose session after logout without password in (Linux Mint) Xfce?

I have Linux Mint 14 Xfce (4.10) and have also installed LXDE desktop, so I can choose between these sessions if I want. Normally I would set one as default and at startup I am not asked for username&...
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How to create a user that doesn't show up on the login screen?

I need to run the web browser with another user but I don't want the user to be shown at the login screen. How can I create a user that will not be listed on the login screen? GNOME/Scientific Linux 6....
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Mint 13: Is it possible to skip standard login password dialog in presence of a pendrive with the key

To meet my security needs I set up quite long user password on my notebook. But when I am at home or other secure location, typing it down is cumbersome. It would be nice to let the gdm (or: mdm, ...
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how to disable auto login in linux mint

I'm using linux mint with Cinnamon. The login screen comes to type a username but it also displays that in 10 seconds userx will be automatically logged in. And it happens. How to make it wait ...
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How do I set my login avatar in MATE? (Fedora 17)

Plain old GNOME 2 had a panel applet which displayed your user long name. It had a menu option under which you could set an image to be a login avatar, and it appeared in the gdm display manager (aka ...
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Can't get to desktop

After installing a base command line install of Ubuntu 10.04, I installed slim and xfce which worked fine for the first 2 or 3 reboots. However, now when I start up, it gets to the slim login screen, ...
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How to change login screen in CrunchBang?

I am on SLiM, and I don't like the default login screen. I want a login screen like the one shown below: But instead I have a pretty minimal one which has just one textbox and nothing else on the ...
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My .xsession and .xinitrc files are not executing

I have installed xmobar, xmonad on ubuntu 11.04. #!/bin/bash trayer --edge top --align right --SetDockType true --SetPartialStrut true \ --expand true --width 10 --transparent true --tint ...
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Windows Managers vs Login Managers Vs Display Managers Vs Desktop Environment

I posted a question and noticed people weren't distinguishing correctly between many of these things: Windows Managers vs Login Managers Vs Display Managers Vs Desktop Environment. Can someone please ...
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Trying to remove password echo in Redhat 5 when logging in

I'm running Redhat 5.6 with the gnome display manager. I would like to configure the login manager so that there is no echo of the password when typing it in (no asterisks or the like). I have ...
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Can I create a local only guest account?

Is it possible to create a "guest" account in Linux? by "guest" account I mean an account that does not require a password to log in graphically. I want this account for when people come over and are ...
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