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Execute script prior to cinnamon logout (unsing MDM or other display manager)

I'm using cinnamon as desktop environment on my Linux Mint system. I want to automate a backup using unison: Unison shall be executed prior to each logout off my session. So I was looking for a ...
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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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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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Automating Certbot for OSX Server error in get_cert.sh script [closed]

I am currently facing a problem with my Mac OS-X El Capitan machine when running certbot (or basically letsencrypt). My machine is a mac mini, that is supposedly running an MDM solution with ...
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Proper way to install mdm display manager in ArchLinux

I am wishing to install mdm display manager in ArchLinux. Normally the similar gdm is used, but I want to be consistent with the Cinnamon desktop I use, instead of Gnome desktop, so I'd also like to ...
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Display manager mdm fails to load desktop environment

I was having abnormally long waiting times during which the DM was checking my (correct) login credentials. After mucking around with it a bit I decided to remove the mdm package and reinstall it. I ...
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How can i enter the sudo X command after having killed the mdm display manager?

I was told, in order to just start the x window system, i have to input at the command line: sudo killall mdm. After having done so, my window freezes and i have no further controll, my only option so ...
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Server Authorization directory incorrect ownership during linux mint installation

When installing linux mint 17.1 from a bootable usb onto a hard drive I get the following message: 'Server Authorization directory (daemon/servAuthDir) is set to /var/lib/mdm but is not owned by ...
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How to change CFLAGS for autogen.sh

I am relatively new to Linux. I was trying to rebuild MDM display manager for Linux mint from url https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm. In the documentation it is said that you should use ./autogen.sh ...
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How to autologin as root to mint 17.1

I would like to know how to autologin as root on mint 17.1? I've been able to login as root from the login screen (by enabling root access in login window settings and changing the theme to clouds). ...
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Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon: how can I run an application prior to the login screen?

I'd like to run an app (Python Tk, say) prior to the login screen on LMC 17. I notice that there's plenty of Q&A on doing this on Ubuntu (here, for eg), but couldn't really find anything relevant ...
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AMD Drivers make Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon crash

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon on my Samsung Series 5 netbook (dual boot with Windows 8.1, which I reinstalled myself). The first boot worked fine but I then installed the package fglrx-...
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Linux Mint default physical screen before login

I currently have to do annoying things to log into Linux Mint 16 Petra. I have two screens: new, left, VGA old, right, DVI The mouse is trapped on the left screen and the login dialogue for mdm is ...
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Diagnosing a mdm/Cinnamon freezing problem?

I use Linux Mint 16 64-bit Cinnamon. I've just deployed it on two computers and (again) suffer from spontaneous freezing of the graphics terminal. Fortunately the rest of the system seems to be ...