Questions tagged as ['gdm']
I had issue about login. I had to switch to
gdm3 desktop and i could login after switching. I used that:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall gdm3
But this caused my settings to be lost. Mostly interface settings.
For example in bottom bar, there are multiple tabs of different applications.
I want to be able to move one chrome icon from other chrome icons. Or I want to be able to take one chrome to first of ...
After logging in after a reboot, it just removes the login window thing and gives a blank purple screen with a mouse cursor instead of my desktop. I can ctrl-alt-f2 and then ctrl-alt-f1 back and it'll reload the greeter and let me log in after that, but it's really annoying and I'd rather avoid having to do that. I'm running 20.04.3 on a Thinkpad P51s. Installing all the updates and messing w graphics d ...
TR;DR I moved my home dir to a new SSD and manually changed owner to my user. Now I cannot log into wayland unless I log in to Xorg session first.
I moved my home directory to a new SSD using
Some apps were having issues accessing the configs, so I ran
sudo chown USERNAME * on my home dir. This seemed to work but now I have a login loop on wayland.
On a fresh startup GDM3 does not give optio ...
I have ubuntu 20.04 installed on ssd along with windows 10 dual boot. After I used this tool to change the login screen background to a wallpaper, it takes much longer for login to complete than before. Before it was almost instantaneous after i entered the password but now it takes 10 seconds; even the windows 10 boots up faster than that. Even after I changed back the background to default purple backg ...
When I close my laptop's cover, it suspends. But when I open it, it is blackscreen with no cursor or mouse-pointer. I tried
sudo apt reinstall gdm3, but it does not work.
I'm having this error when I try connect (Windows >> Ubuntu).
connection refused on port 6000
I have no idea how to configure Xorg to accept connections on port 6000.
#!/bin/sh # # Execute Xorg.wrap if it exists otherwise execute Xorg directly. # This allows distros to put the suid wrapper in a separate package. basedir=/usr/lib/xorg if [ -x "$basedir"/Xorg.wrap ]; then exec "$b ...
I have PC with two video cards. I want to use multiseat:
- 1 seat is local
- 2 seat is remote (with
There is no problems with
lightdm display manager, i can specify x-server config for each seat in lightdm config file (first is default, second is special xorg.conf which starts spice-server).
Is there way to use multiseat with different xorg configs for
gdm3 display manager?
I spent a night to debug why the login screen is not showing up. I was able to blindly type in my password to login to a colored background but empty screen.
The problem persisted after I upgraded the system from 18.04 to 20.04.
When the screen wakes up from an idle state, the login GUI does show up and everything was normal.
one problem I have found was that display setting was configured to "join dis ...
The problem is that it suddenly hangs once the service
gdm.service starts. I know this because I have set it to display the processes instead of the splash screen and the last thing that comes on the screen is
gdm.service, after which the computer hangs.
I do not think the problem is with the graphic drivers. Adding
nomodeset to GRUB does not help.
If I go into recovery mode and drop to root shell, i ...
I installed Ubuntu 20.04.3 (Gnome version 3.36.8) on two different systems (one desktop, one laptop). On both systems after the first boot the login manager does not come up and I have to login via tty
When I log out, I can log in with gdm3 again but when the laptop goes into power saving mode the session usually crashes.
The installs are independent (different downloads, sticks, b ...
I had a problem with my NoMachine Programm so I decided to use the possible solutions from their website: https://knowledgebase.nomachine.com/AR03P00973
I tried the commands in the graphical desktop environment:
sudo systemctl stop lightdm and
sudo systemctl stop display-manager and both put me in a blackscreen where I couldn't do anything except rebooting my PC. After I rebooted my PC there was no black ...
I have a weird distortion and flickering effect happening when embedded videos (inside text content) are running in web browsers or when I scroll in any sort of scrollable content (e.g., webpage, slack, gnome settings). When scrolling, I have a couple of black lines appearing and some tearing / distortion around the lines (appear and disappear quickly). Same effect is visible close to animated / embedde ...
I just switched to Linux and I have an annoying issue. When using two monitors (main monitor and TV) after login my main monitor turns off. The only way to turn on the monitor is by starting the TV. When the TV starts it sends a signal to my main monitor and wakes up.
Another weird thing is when I lock the screen (Win+L) if I start, the TV will also send a signal to my main monitor and wake it up.
I'm a newbie in linux and I'll be glad for any help.
I'm using gdm and I want to execute a script **every time** a user login/logout .
To see that the mechanism works, I tried at first to execute the script for login only (and not logout).
I tried to run a service that does that by adding a service under
Below is the Unit I wrote:
[Unit] Description=service [Servic ...
I have a requirement where a sandbox user only needs to see a single application without running Gnome or any DE at all (basically a kiosk setup).
I created a new
.desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions, which runs a shell script that launches and configures the application. However, shortly afterwards, the whole session is terminated (I am assuming because the batch file ends).
One of the things I ...
I need to stop the GUI and access a TTY for the NVIDIA drivers. I found this question. However, when I tried
sudo service lightdm stop (or the same with
gdm), it said this:
$ sudo service lightdm stop Failed to stop lightdm.service: Unit lightdm.service not loaded. $ sudo service gdm stop Failed to stop gdm.service: Unit gdm.service not loaded.
I'd prefer not have to mess with Grub, as I only need ...
After login i expected my autostart apps to immediately start, but they seem to only start after about 90s.
I tried googling but all i see is people who want to delay apps in startup... i was looking for the opposite.
I use guake (dropdown terminal) and sometimes want to hit that imediately after login, but i have to wait for autostart to kick in.
This has been like this a long time and im not even sur ...
Pretty much I want to know how to access the cog-icon with a keyboard shortcut. Is there a way? (Everything I know about Linux tells me there should be and probably is.)
I know this is a question that reeks of "did you google it?", but yes I have and I've found nothing. My Google-fu is weak or I am just using the wrong terminology when asking the question? I don't know.
Thanks in advance.
How do I get pam_exec.so to create a new home dir ZFS dataset for each user who logs in via GDM/LDAP? I'm running Ubuntu 20.04, using GDM and nslcd for LDAP auth.
pam's mkhomedir library doesn't have native support for ZFS yet so I've filed a feature request for this on github. Until that gets implemented, I'll have to hack this together myself.
UPDATE: This is working when logging in to LDAP from t ...
I'm trying to write a logout script that will be executed when a user graphically logout.
For this purpose I've added the script into the file: /etc/gdm3/PostSession/Default
In the script I'm writing into a file and creating 2 new files with touch:
#!/bin/sh touch /home/userA/Documents/file_A.txt my_file="/home/userA/Documents/.proj/file.txt" echo "Hello" >> $my_file touch /home/userA/Docume ...
I'm trying not to make a duplicate of a previous question, but I do have the same problem. I'm using gdm3 and have purged, and reinstalled multiple times. A different user 'test' and sudo startx work. So it seems to be a config issue, but I'm unsure. I've exhausted everything save reinstalling Ubuntu.
After following this question, I am stumped as to what to do because I'm not seeing the same files. I ...
Logged off from my Ubuntu 20.04 and restarted the system. When I'm trying to check bios settings, my system is getting stuck at gdm.service Stuck at gdm.service
I tried to plug my usb drive and usb cable also, but it is giving me 'unable to enumerate USB device' error. USB device issue
Also normal starts are not working. Stuck at Ubuntu icon.
I upgraded Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and now everything is broken. apt doesn't work.keep getting dpkg errors when trying to use it. cant install anything. nautilus and terminal doesn't work. lots of icons are not appearing.broken icons broken icons2 broken icons3
some python errors occurring and so on. what to do now? even backup program doesn't work. How to make it work again? I couldn't understand how ...
Is it possible to hide or disable the input-field for
Username in the logon screen on Ubuntu 20.04 - making it "impossible" to type into the field for a period of time? Reason for this is to make it clear for the student (along with a background image) that the machine is still being configured.
(See picture below for reference)
I think it has something to do with the
After the upgrade, I get the default logon screen (not gdm3). From a terminal, when I issue
sudo systemctl status gdm
it says "dead". Then, if I issue:
sudo systemctl restart gdm3
the GDM login screen comes up fine.
How can I figure out what is causing GDM to fail during system boot?
Couldn't log in because the
gdm3 login screen has no password field, see screenshot:
The unability to switch from current session to the TTY3 text console (Ctrl+Alt+F4 or F3 didn't work here) forced me to restart in recovery mode in order to select
lightdm instead of
sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
which did work fine.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3
after having uninstalled
I'm switching over from CentOS 7 to Ubuntu 18.04 and setting up smartcard login.
The smartcard login using pam_pkcs11 with opensc works just as well as it did in CentOS, but the greeter in CentOS (GDM) would identify when a smartcard is inserted and direct the users to enter a PIN without entering a username and leave it to the pam_pkcs11 mapping to find the user account. The username would be d ...
After I get to the login screen from a reboot, once I enter my password and login, instead of getting the desktop, I get a completely black screen for exactly 5 minutes, once those 5 minutes have passed, the desktop loads without any error messages.
GNOME Shell 3.38.4
NVIDIA Driver Version: 470.82.00
systemctl status gdm3.service output:
systemd: Starting ...
I am on Ubuntu 20.04. Whenever I try to boot up my computer I get nothing only black screen. If I press ESC, then I can see only
/dev/sda2 clean, etc. Nothing else. It looks like there is no GUI on it.
I pressed CtrlAltf5 to enter a tty and logged in. Now when I try to install a GUI I get dependencies error. But when I install something else it was doing fine, e.g.,
sudo apt install aptitude ...