Debian Configuration :: How To Enable Gdm3 Service
Mar 16, 2011
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 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 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?
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.
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?
When installing Samba and Webmin I use the application "system-config-services" or (if it is easier to find for you that way) menu->Administration->Service management. In this application I can start the services I need (nmb, smb, webmin), but the enable/disable at startup setting is greyed out... Even when I start the application as root it still gives me no possibility to configure the services to start up on boot. This should be possible. It works this way in Fedora 13 and Fedora 14, so why not in Fedora 15?
Before reporting a bug, I would like to ask if other users here have the same problem (and -if possible- a solution)... In the mean tim I guess it is back to the old way of configurating services - sigh..
 I tried to remove the [SOLVED] from the title, but the forum software does not seems to allow me to do that... I thought it was solved by installing xinetd, but I was happy a bit too early. I still have no answer for this problem.
I want to install a email server so my domain handles it's on email. I understand I need a dns server first. I down loaded dbndns but can not even figure out how to start it. does anyone know how to get this set up. Or where the setup files is for this.
I am using Jessie with XFCE and I tried to write a service which executes a script to change my wallpaper. When I try to start the service with systemctl start wallpaper.service it fails and I get the outout below from systemctl status wallpaper.service
I don't think it to be a permissions issue, they are -rw- r-- r--
This service is called by a timer that goes off daily. Below is wallpaper.service
My system goes through slow periods where it just crawls and others where it's fine, but I'm wondering which service settings are OK to just shut off to give me a bit more oomph when I boot up.The others I'm pretty OK with like spam assassin, dictionary server and so on, but some of the others i wonder if they only serve to slow things down..Also..I live in a very dusty environment and I KNOW the fans and other parts get caked with dust and it wouldn't surprise me if the dust got so bad it just stops the fans completely so once in a while I use my air compressor to blow the crud out and I usually get covered myself, but how safe is using the compressor? It's not the type that typically fills up with condensed water droplets so that isn't a super critical issue..It's a small 1 hp deal, elect drive and so on.. Safe enough? It's all I have and/or can afford..
I have just bought a DVB-T usb dongle to watch some TV. The software I'm using is vdr, which has to be started through the /etc/init.d/vdr service. I have created a udev script that executes the service on device insertion. It works nicely, however now when I boot up the computer it takes ages to get to desktop. I believe it is because of the WAIT_FOR part. But without this part, the service starts too soon because the usb dongle has been inserted but the firmware has not finished loading. Can someone point out an alternative way to do it? The script is here [URL].
I'm building a Debian based router, I want to add to this router a mail service function. I don't want mail to be sent outside of the network, what I want is the ability for services to send mail to the Debian server and for me to then pick them up from this server via pop3 into my normal mail application. Given I'm not looking for mail to be sent outside of the network and its strictly for services to log notifications via. What of the various mail applications should I setup? i.e. just looking for SMTP + POP3 internally.
I am using debian squeeze server with asterisk 1.6 installed and configured.my problem is non root users need to access the server using ssh and restart asterisk server after making changes in asterisk configuration files.As of now i am giving root username/password for this process (i know it is not at all a good idea) .now how can i create a username and configure it which can only access and modify asterisk configuration files and restart asterisk server without any other privileges.
I have a few computers running linux and windows and I like to be able to telnet and to ftp but these services are not active I look into system settings but I can not find anything on were to start them.I already try using ssh but it just hangs and nothing happened also I tried to use the graphical app for ftp but same result host not reachable.
Running the nvidia driver 304.125 from the repos. Debian 8.
I am running 4 monitors without xinerama. I'm not using xinerama because there is a bug which prevents opengl acceleration from working on all four screens since one of the gpus is a bit older than the other.
The solution for this, I am told, is to use xrandr instead of xinerama.
I'm using arandr as a nice front end to xrandr. However, when I run arandr on each screen, the only output it shows as available is the current screen.
I also see:
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0"
How do I enable the RANDR extension so I can get arandr working and unify my four monitors into one?
I'm using Debian Lenny, the only problem that I have is that the sound card isn't recognize by the system, I have installed ALSA 1.0.20 and I followed several tutorials trying to enable my sound card (ATI tech Azalia (Intel HDA)but all tries fail.
So, after install another distro -debian based- in the same pc I figured out that the sound card is enable and running by default, the ALSA version is the same -1.0.20- but the kernel is different -2.6.31.xx- so my questions are:
1. do you recommend me to upgrade my lenny's kernel to fix the problem?
2. is there a way to upgrade specific packages -for example samba, alsa, kernel- using unstable or testing versions instead of upgrade the entire distro? actually I'm confortable with lenny
3. what configuration should I check in the "other" distro to use that parameters in lenny?
I currently run openVPN on my Debian box that provides secure ipv4 routing from my laptop to my VPS in a different country (and from there the internet via this box). This works fine. However, id like to sort out ipv6 through this VPN as well as IPV4 and not overly sure how to do it. The remote server itself has native ipv6 configured on device eth0 and it works (ping6, traceroutes all fine,incoming to web servers etc) nicely on dual stack.
How would i go about modifying the config (both client and server if needed) to enable openVPN to act as a tunnel broker to enable the laptop to use the ipv6 through the server as well as the old v4? (the internet connection laptop end will not/does not have native ipv6 from the ISP. Currently im using he-net tunnel broker but id like to run myself through my existing openVPN). VPN config details: Its using UDP, port 1194, creates a TUN interface, redirect-gateway etc and the rest is normal config. Edit:- if it matters the clients are all running windows so i cant use sh scripts to set up stuff client end.
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 installed new ati radeon drivers in the morning because i was getting display/screen deformation when using some programs (like vertical lines and so on). Now everything is just fine but i can't get 3d accelerator to work and due to this some games are running very slow. I am a new linux user. I have done everything i know and searched this from the internet but i can't get 3d acc. to work again. i have installed new drivers over the old ones (or i don't know; mesa?)
I like my monitor to turn off when I'm not at the computer for more than 10 or 20 minutes or so and it wasn't doing that. I haven't used Linux for years and was used to xorg.conf/x11.conf and xinitrc and such.
So I rediscovered xset is responsible for DPMS settings. xset -q revealed DPMS was off. So I used it and put it in ~/.xinitrc. It didn't work. After some canoodling around I found out about xfce's Session and Startup gui thing. I was using that to run ~/.xinitrc.
When I got to my desktop and did a check with xfce4-terminal by running xset -q it would show DPMS enabled but the values were wrong. 600, 0, 900 to be exact.
After some searching I came across the information that xscreensaver will override DPMS settings as it manages DPMS too. So after more canoodling I found out about xfce's Screensaver preferences dialogue and used that to set my values. The values would immediately be set but the problem is that they are not persistent. If I reboot or log out the values will revert to 600, 0, 900. They will only reset to what I want them to be by running xfce's Screensaver preferences dialogue manually.
man gdm3, info gdm3, grep -r DPMS in /etc/gdm3, grep -r dpms in /etc/gdm3 reveal nothing related to DPMS. I've done some searching and nothing useful.
there is an /etc/X11/app-defaults/XScreenSaver-nogl which has some DPMS settings but the times are too large (2 hours); the only thing that matches is the off setting which is specified there.
xscreensaver -no-splash is present in the output of ps so it is xscreensaver and not gnome-screensaver.
The weird thing is that I re-enabled my ~/.xinitrc in xfce's Session and Startup gui thing and it is being run, but the numbers are getting set wrong after it is run. (I put an echo command after xset dpms 900 1200 1500, and the file is appearing in ~)
Where does 600, 0, 900 come from? Mystified on how to proceed from here. I don't remember enough on how to see what's doing what. Is there some sys thing or proc thing I can monitor to find out what's setting these values?
Short version: my xset dpms values are getting reset to 600, 0, 900 every time I logout or reboot. They revert to 600, 0, 900 every time I get to my desktop. I use gdm3 and xfce. Where are these coming from?
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.
To use most of my Kali applications, I want to be able to log into an X session as root. I know it is generally a bad idea and I don't want to do it as a rule, but it is useful for penetration testing (e.g. nmap and its GUI don't have most of the useful options when run as a regular user).
So how do I get GDM3 to allow me to log in as root? Currently, if I type in the user name "root" and log in, it just takes me back to GDM3. Could it work to add root to my user group (I really don't want to add all kinds of security holes)?
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.