I changed my user name with the following commands:usermod -l $newname $oldnamegroupmod -n $newname $oldname usermod -d /home/$newname -m $newnameAlso replaced every instance of /home/$oldname ith /home/$newname in ~/.config.Now gdm3 hangs with a black screen and wristwatch icon. (I can move the icon with the mouse.) This worked fine with gdm. I've looked for gdm3 files that have /home/$oldname in my home and in /etc and couldn't find anything significant.Anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this or where to look? For now, I've disabled gdm3, and I'm using startx. This is an installation in virtualbox. I just tried using ctrl-alt-F1, but it dropped me to console in the host system. (Nice rush of adrenaline came with that.)
The only errors in Xorg.0.log are there even with a successful startx. (EE) Failed to load module "xboxvideo" (module does not exist, 0)(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directoryCouple more bits of relevant information - this was a live-build that I installed using refractainstaller. I also changed /etc/inittab to disable auto-login. Here are the changes, original lines commented out, new lines look like the inittab in my regular squeeze install, but I don't think this is the problem (see below.)
#1:2345:respawn:/bin/login -f user </dev/tty1 >/dev/tty1 2>&1 #2:23:respawn:/bin/login -f user </dev/tty2 >/dev/tty2 2>&1 #3:23:respawn:/bin/login -f user </dev/tty3 >/dev/tty3 2>&1
I just installed successfully Wheezy, but I can't change my Login Window Theme.I put the three files (.desktop .xml and.jpg) in/usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/),I think that my mistake is here but I don't know where to put the .xml file and the .jpg files.And the I edited the file/etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults.The background is well-displayed but the "theme" is still the same.
Today I tried to attach my digital turntable to the line-in of the computer and hoped for some sound to come. Unfortunately it didn't work. I switched the line-in feature on and put the volume on max. Still no results. I checked the same on Windows and this DOES work, so it can't be the hardware. Do I have to install some extra app in order to use the line-in in put? To complete the information: I'm using Squeeze 64-bits with Gnome. The turntable (Akai ATT05U) HAS worked before (that was when I used Ubuntu 32-bits on an Intel Celeron ). Another thing: since I tried to edit the sound settings, I get an error message at boot: "Could not update ICEautority file /var/lib/gdm3/.ICEauthority". Does this have anything to do with the audio matter?
Running Compiz as a standalone WM.Managed to get Slim working, will post how later, but have no sound. If I boot using gdm3 the sound works. Obviously gdm3 loads something Slim doesn't, but can't workout what!Tried adding /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog & to my script - no dice, still no sound
I intend to configure my extensions.conf and sip.conf but asterisk in configured on a remote host in another city, i have to travel there to configure it. Is there any way to access it using internet instead of vnc and teamviewer. how can i use telnet to access it or how can i ssh the remote host.
I'm in Debian testing and I had Gtk+-3 from the apt-get. Now because I wanted to install Xnoise in Debian from source, I needed gtk+-2. So I installed gtk+-2 from the source. And after that Xnoise was installed and worked great. I've noticed that Xnoise theme was standard(gray). Note: I installed both of them to /usr/local(default/no prefix). But when I rebooted my computer, all Gnome themes was also gray. BTW: After reset I can't hear any sound in Xnoise, but this isn't the subject here. Therefor, I went to System->Preferences->Appearance and It tells me the following error in a yellow box(translated): "The theme won't seen as excepted because GTK+ Adwaita suit isn't installed."
I had the "clean theme" which is the default Gnome theme in Debian. Now all the themes have gone.... I can see only "Custom" which is ugly gray. How can I restore it?
I am new to linux... and I have Installed Debian as my default OS replacing Ubuntu.
I have Installed Plymouth: # apt-get install plymouth # /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme --list # /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme THEME # update-initramfs -u
Plymouth does not work. What went wrong? or what more should I do to make it work.Also how do I install themes to plymouth, which are not there in the theme package? I have come across this theme I really like but it is in tar.gz and I am looking for some guidance from the forum to run tar.gz packages.
I don't know what happened here, but running debian lenny and all of a sudden my icon theme is rodent, a decent chunk of icons are not showing up, and when I go to the icon changing panel they all look the same - like rodent! Icon themes I put in ~/.icons don't show up, and the icons in /usr/share/icons are permission as such: root:root 755
lxappearance won't let me change themes on Squeeze. It just doesn't do anything, neither preview, nor theme setting. Turns out this is a known bug, and allegedly fixed. Ppl are told to "upgrade" their package. However, in Squeeze it's still the old package, and it doesn't work. So I filed another new bug report, which they closed and told me to upgrade the package.
Upgrade? From Sid? What happened to fixing Testing so it can become the next stable? Not much stable if a major DE can't change themes. Not that it's a real problem, but it's annoying. I purged lxappearance and manually installed its Sid counterpart, only to find out the bug is still there.
On my laptop, I have stable installed. The original install was about two years ago, and I've just been keeping up with all of the stable updates. It is now an up to date Lenny. Over the months and years I have added several new icon themes to Gnome. I have noticed over time that several of the icon themes' icons have turned up missing. To see what I'm talking about take a look at the screen shots here: [URL] Screenshot-2 is a closeup.
As you can see, icon themes Amaranth, Crux and Dropline Etiquette are missing their respective theme icons. The icon themes work, when selected, but the icon theme icon in the "Customize Theme" window never appears. Several of the other icon themes are the same. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the icon theme packs, but that doesn't fix it. I also have a desktop system of Debian stable with some of the same icon themes as on the laptop, but it does not have this problem. However, it is a much newer installation.
I have problems with a disordered non-alpabeticly list of existing themes in lxappearance. Googling gives a solution to use the stable version of lxapperance and pinning it to stable. This works great, but is there also a solution of using a alphabelictly sorted themes list in the testing (Squeeze) version of this program?
In playing around trying to get Debian/X installed/working on my PowerBook (machine details in signature), I at some point installed gdm. I then decided to try installing Gnome desktop from the list of tasks in aptitude. I didn't install absolutely everything in the list. (I skipped the accessibility stuff for the most part, for example.) But I did try installing gdm3. Since this conflicts with gdm, this meant uninstalling gdm. No problem. The install etc. seemed to go OK and Debian's configuration tool let me choose between gdm3 and xdm as the display manager. I chose gdm3.
Problem: gdm3 will not start on boot (and I'm not sure whether or how to start it later without leaving root logged in). I found that the init scripts for gdm were still installed in /etc/rc2.d/ etc. but nothing for gdm3. There was a script at /usr/sbin/gdm which appears to want to (1) delete itself; and (2) start gdm3. But the init script /etc/init.d/gdm contains a check for gdm being the default display manager. However, it isn't. The file it checks contained /usr/sbin/gdm3. So I tried using the update-rc.d and also insserv commands to disable gdm and to install the scripts for gdm3. I could disable the commands for gdm fine but not install links for /etc/init.d/gdm3. This script seemed to want console-screen which I didn't have but managed to install by some guesswork. I then got the init script for this installed for /etc/rcS.d but still couldn't get anything installed for init for gdm3. I also tried creating the links manually but this made no difference on boot. I also tried purging gdm rather than just uninstalling it and reinstalling gdm3. No go.
Eventually, I gave up and removed and purged gdm3 and reinstalled gdm and now the display manager starts as it should on boot.
I'm not sure what I did wrong and would like to know. I don't know that I'm bothered one way or another about gdm3 vs. gdm but I'd like to understand what is going on in case something similar happens with something I *do* care about. (I don't know what the advantages of gdm3 are so maybe I should care...)
I'm using Squeeze and my sources list includes stable contrib and non-free (added the last two so I can get firmware needed for wireless).
I'm trying to install new themes on ubuntu but it tells me that GTK + themes 'ubuntulooks'is not installed and won't load up the themes as it should. I went to package manager and installed it but still doesn't work. Themes to be installed, either overglossed or sickness-black. environment ubuntu 10.04.
I'm trying to change the background for GDM3, but nothing happens. I have edit /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults and /usr/share/gdm/greeter-config/20_debian and then dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 and invoke-rc.d gdm3 reload, but it still has a horrible, green background colour.
I have accidentally stoped gdm3 service with BootUP-Manager and now i cant enable it again. I can start it from terminal with sudo service gdm3 start i have tryed to dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 and purge/install. This are services running on startup [ + acpid
I'm running Debian Squeeze on a Dell Studio Laptop, and this morning my computer woke up and gnome was randomly frozen. I dismissed this as a random error and proceeded to hard-reboot the computer. It now will not boot at all. After multiple attempts, every time the boot process hangs on "Starting GNOME display manager gdm3." I even left it there for 2 hours while I was gone to see if it would get past the hang. It did not, and was still stopped at that same line when I got back. get my system back. I have a live CD available to perform maintenance if anyone has an idea of what's wrong.
Using Debian testing and gdm3. I had set the login screen settings to automatically log me in however I want to change it back so that I have to login on startup however I cannot change the settings.In System > Administration > Login Screen the 'Click to make changes' highlights when I put the mouse pointer over it and it blinks when I click on it but that is all that happens so I cannot make any changes. Is there any way to fix this problem.
I want to use the open source radeon driver. My video card is AMD/ATI RADEON HD4850. I want 3D acceleration even if it's inferior to fglrx's although I would like if it exceeded fglrx's performance but the performance of the driver is not the point of this thread. Fortunately, fsck was checking the hard drive upon booting so I had time to write the boot output in this computer which I believe would be of help.
Video card: Failed to load firmware "radeon/RV770_pfp.bin" *ERROR* Failed to load firmware! disabling GPU acceleration
gdm3: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request firmware. I attempted to install firmware-linux and do sudo gdm3 but all that did is say gdm3 lasted for 0.x seconds where x changes and it kept re-printing that sentence infinitely. I also rebooted and tried to let gdm3 start itself.
Firstly, I'm assuming the open source driver relies on proprietary firmware. Why is this the case? Secondly, how do I get the radeon/RV770_pfp.bin firmware? Is it not in the firmware-linux package? Why does it matter that GPU acceleration is disabled for loading gdm3? Isn't simple 2D enough? (I'm not saying this because I don't want to have 3D enabled since I do want it enabled but because I would imagine that 2D capabilities are enough to load gdm3). If more information is needed, just ask.
I got a problem with a Dell Latitude E5500. I can not disable the hardware beep after the gdm3 login screen has been loaded. All alsa beeps and system sounds are disabled and/or muted. I also tried setterm -blength 0, xset -b in startup scripts. They disable terminal-beeps, but not the halt or the gdm login beep. I tried wasting around with the gconftool, but nothing happened. It is an annoying sound. If you use, init 0 to shut down, no beep comes up.
i installed oroborus and rox-filer and did not see an entry for either in gdm3's session chooser. i have used these window managers together before and was always able to select the session from gdm. i thought i might have to add an oroborus.desktop file to /usr/share/xsessions, but only found one in /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/sessions and it didn't show up when i copied it to /usr/share/xsessions. how can i get oroborus into gdm3's session chooser?
Also, doing /etc/init.d/start/ gdm3 says Starting GNOME display manager: gdm3 but it doesn't do anything. I tried pressing ctrl+f1 all the way to ctrl+f12 and nothing. What does work however is sudo gdm3 (with the "ati"/"radeon" driver --- nothing works at all with fglrx).
I am trying to get fglrx working because I want to fix this compiz issue I've been having here which could be related to the shortcomings of the "ati"/"radeon" driver: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=40991&p=312577#p312577
phpmyadmin files are in usr/share/phpmyadmin but i cant find anything in my apache2.conf or httpd.conf files that point to that directory.How do I find the route taken from the Server root "ServerRoot "/etc/apache2"" to the phpmy admin files.
I recently upgrade from Lenny to Squeeze. My graphic card is nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400M GT] (rev a1). Using lenny latest drivers from nvidia worked fine. I installed nvidia drivers using Debian packages 195.36.31-6 and latest driver from nvidia site (260.19.36) and also other nvidia drivers. The problem is when I start gdm3 I saw nvidia logo but then when it loads gdm3 it shows gdm3 screen with lot of black pixels and other random pixels and then the screen freezes. And the only thing I can do is restart using [alt]+[sysrq]+b.