Debian Multimedia :: NumLock Option Disabled At Login
Jul 29, 2010
Using squeeze here. Until recent updates to xserver, my numlock worked as expected, but now the damn thing won't stay on anymore. Numlockx is still broken as it's always been for me in that it turns the numlock on but not the led on the keybord. I'm using slim as a login manager which everytime it's updated they set the numlock option to disabled for whaterver reason, but then that doesn't work if I enable it anyway (why have it?). So what is it with debain/(Linux) and their obsession with disabled numlocks at login, I don't get it?
I've just finished installing Jessie and everything went well, however when I boot into the installed system the WiFi option says that the hardware is disabled. My laptop is a Lenovo G50 which doesn't have a physical switch. the odd thing is that during installation I'm able to connect to my wifi with no problem!
I want to have numlock always on in the log-in screen, but I can't get it to work - I always have to activate it manually. I've tried out System Settings > Keyboard > Numlock > Turn on both as normal user and as root, but it simply doesn't work. I'm using openSuse 11.2 x64 w/ Kde 4.3.4 (updated from 4.3.1 w/ Kde repositories).
I'm using SolydX, based on Debian Jessie. XScreensaver is installed and disabled, but it still locks my netbook screen after some minutes and suspend mode. Waking the netbook up brings XScreensaver login window. I'd like lightdm login window to appear instead.
I installed Maverick with auto login. One could undo this by reinstalling I suppose, but is there an easier way to get back to the standard form of login?Hopefully that will cause my default key ring to unlock correctly.
I just installed ubuntu on my d620.The wireless card seems to exist and looks fine but I don't know how to turn it on.It says the network is disabled everywhere I look but I can't find the option to turn it on.I know this is probably simple. Below is the output from various commands.I included my service tag which you can use on the dell site to find specifics about my hardware.I can't do ifconfig wlan0 up which is the only solution I've found online so far.
I have no idea what happened to my OS(ubuntu10.04).it doesn't give me any option to enter my login name & passwd.i just get a blank(default) login screen.last time when it worked,i was trying to install GTK+2.8,but due to my mistake i deleted glib using cmd (sudo apt-get purge glib)and after that i even tried to launch terminal but it failed to launch.also tried to play media files using vlc but it didn't work.so i tried to restart my os and finally got stuck in the problem.i have no idea what to do,please help.Is there any cmd to see what problem occurred or which package is missing.
I want, when I boot up, to load and log-in automatically a default user. I get a login in screen with the option to login as root, I do not want this. How do disable the option to login to X as root and just load as me/default user?
I`m using the VLC player available for Lenny. I used VLC in other distributions and it always played mkv`s fine and had an option to have only one instance of VLC running, so it would enque added files. But the Lenny version doesn`t seem to have it and doesn`t play mkv files as smooth as Lennys default player, which is odd.
I`m fine using the inbuilt player for mkv`s but is there an option to have just one instance of vlc? I like to click files and just have them added to the current playlist rather than have them all open in new instances of the program.
I now have a newer vlc installed, with enque and other newer features than the default, thanks to following the advice of and using packages built by stevepusser.
When I open either my user or root terminal, by right-clicking on the Minimise Window option in the top right-hand corner (beside the Restore Window and Close Window options), if I tick the Always on Top option from the drop-down menu, then the terminal Window (or any other window when this option is selected) will not minimise automatically on clicking the mouse in another open window like, for example, Iceweasel. This is particularly useful, for example, when cutting and pasting commands from the browser to the terminal and I recommend it. But how can the Always on Top option be set to permanent for a specific program, like the the Terminal so that it will be saved for the next time one logs in to a Gnome session?
After jerking around with that utterly useless iceWeasel " XYZ has been disabled for your protection" and the other useless Epiphany " mousey no worky y preferences ? No you don't have any. I wiped that garbage clean and stuck Google Chrome on here. Everything works pleasingly well. I screwed around with it and didn't care for the beta. " Stable"
Suffering with a log in problems for user accounts but I have compounded it by accidentally disabling local log in!
Using CentOS 5 and from within the local root user I opened the log in screen preferences and then opened the Security tab. I then opened the "configer Xserver" and I have unchecked the "logins are handled by this computer". Now Since I have logged out of root all I have is the X cursor on a black screen and no log in. Obviously logins are not handled by this computer as I unchecked it! Is there anyway to get this back on as I cannot access this from another PC.
KDM starts up fine, graphics drivers (fglrx) are loaded correctly, but as soon as I login over KDM and KDE desktop starts loading, X crashes, restarts KDM, and I get sent back to the login screen.I am running a stock debian/lenny install (with 2.6.26-686 kernel) and no error messages in my Xorg.0.log.
I am running debian unstable on my netbook lenovo s10-3t. after updating system yesterday i can't login. when i turn laptop on i get gdm login screen. when i enter my username and password it is loading for 30 seconds or so and then i get back to login screen. alt+ctrl+Fn doesn't work after that (but works before). there is no errors in x server log (cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE gives nothing). in xsession-errors there is something about "_Polkit". also before fatal io error 11 i have nautilus-gdu extension going to be initializing. i tried to remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf and get new by X -configure, but there was no change in behaviour of gdm. i also tried to add new user, but again, no changes.
I recently installed Debian 8 with the Xfce Desktop Environment. I don't like the background in the login screen and want to change it. After some Googling I discovered that the path to the background is stored in the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.
Unfortunately, whenever I change the background field I'm left with a black background during login. (Yes, I triple checked that I spelt the path correctly). Does the login background have to meet some criteria I don't know about, like being a certain resolution?
EDIT: Here's the content of /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf: Code: Select all# # background = Background file to use, either an image path or a color (e.g. #772953) # theme-name = GTK+ theme to use # icon-theme-name = Icon theme to use # font-name = Font to use # xft-antialias = Whether to antialias Xft fonts (true or false)
I was using Debian (jessie) testing for quit a while now, and since jessie is now the new Stable I wanted to update to testing again.
And I have an issue now, and I can't tell if it is a really a bug, or some new packages are interfering with my configuration files. Well to be honest I have more than one issue, but I am guessing that at least a few of them are related to the same issue.
Whenever I startup my Debian(testing) system, I get the gdm3 login prompt, I type in my password and hit Enter. Than there is a: ‚ÄúOh no, something went wrong‚ÄĚ-window for an blink of an eye (1-2 seconds).
After that gnome starts (almost*) normal .[gnome version 3.16.2]
*But: the gnome-sound applet doesn't start correctly. Alsamixer is running but Pulseaudio seems not to. When I start Pulseaudio manually after that everything with the sound is fine.
The most annoying thing is, that none of my Shortcuts work anymore ( Ctrl+Alt+T for terminal, Ctrl+<anything; Fn+<anything> screen brightness for example; hardware Volume Up/Down keys [Thinkpad x230t])
I checked my costume Shortcuts, Ctrl+Alt+T is set in the keyboard settings.
I have two monitors connected (its a laptop so it the build in and an external). I tried to disconnect the 2nd monitor and restartet the problem persists . Everything else seems to work fine (at least I haven't found any other issue yet). I would be glad to add some Log files, but I don't know exactly which one I should attach.
I attached the Xorg-log since it seems to me that something went wrong there:
115.284] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa [ 115.284] (EE) intel(0): [drm] failed to set drm interface version. [ 115.284] (EE) intel(0): Failed to become DRM master. [ 115.284] (II) UnloadModule: "intel" [ 115.284] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
Im experiencing a long delay before the gdm login screen appears in debian jessie with kernel 4.4 and also with the distro kernel 3.16
there in the Xorg.log Code: Select allX.Org X Server 1.16.4 Release Date: 2014-12-20 [¬† ¬† 22.516] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [¬† ¬† 22.516] Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian
they claim to have fixed the issue after kernel 3.4 so i must have some missconfiguration causing this loop.
I have installed the xubuntu-desktop on my ubuntu, it seems to work fine, but when I am asked to choose which windows management I want, i have gnome and other, but I 2 xfce which do not seem to be different, how do I remove one to clean my option menu of unecessary options.
Ubuntu install offers the option of automatically logging one in at startup.If you choose this option, you are logged in automatically. However, you are still asked for your password, to unlock your keyring. So all you have done, is saved yourself one click (or one key press of the enter-key).The downside, is that there is no delay of your automatically started programs that maybe wait for you to log in. These can start using improperly initialized resources - like the keyring, I suppose.
In my case, this has resulted in the sound system failing. Restart then resulted in the sound being restored but the Trash folder going missing and so on. Finally, the Quit button on the task bar vanished forever. Perhaps I have identified the cause incorrectly, but that is my assessment and therefore I recommend not to use this login option.I am running 10.4 Gnome 64 bit. The program I started automatically, was Evolution.
1 Debian Gnome3 does not create ~/.config/monitors.xml 2 according to dconf editor
the location is
and I tweaked, but no success.
[URL] .... method can be applied to GDM3 directory.
Since I have configured my x rortation only be xrandr command by shell init script, and never had configured by GUI setting, the monitors.xml was not created. When I done with GUI, the file is created as usual.
I've got to purge GNOME from Jessie old netbook of my mom at least think so. It just run out of free space on 8Gb SSD. After upgrade GNOME is not accessible. System is stuck on logon 'GDM' screen without possibility to login for any user including 'root'. Here [URL] .... are given instructions on how to purge GNOME from installed system and install 'xfce' instead. Is this the right way to do it? And do I have to reboot netbook into 'Recovery mode' for it? URL warns about possible system crash during changeover. That is highly unwanted!here [URL] ....