Debian Configuration :: XFCE4 And GNOME Simultaneous Start
Mar 20, 2011
It's so frustrating that it costs me much self-control not to express my feelings about that directly.So the problem is that XFCE4 and GNOME starts after I choose GNOME option at start-up (in GDM or KDM - I don't know which of them I have as default).If I choose XFCE4 at start-up there is no problem - only XFCE4 starts. Otherwise (if I choose GNOME) GNOME starts and XFCE4 at the same time.
Today I upgraded my system to the Nvidia driver 340.93 and 4.2.0-1 kernel on Debian Stretch.
While I wait for the gnome login screen to pop up I get the "Oh no something has gone wrong" message.
When I log in from another terminal and execute startx , gnome initiates and starts although settings like my resolution and other xserver settings are not loaded.
From the journalctl I believe the error is located in the following section:
Code: Select allOct 06 14:23:17 DEBIAN-PC org.a11y.atspi.Registry: SpiRegistry daemon is running with well-known name - org.a11y.atspi.Registry Oct 06 14:23:17 DEBIAN-PC gnome-session: X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Oct 06 14:23:17 DEBIAN-PC gnome-session: Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
I reinstalled the xorg-xserver and the nvidia drivers and I get the same behavior.
Looking for some info in order to reconfigure the gnome-session to work?
The touchpad on my laptop being ultra-sensitive, I like to use the Pointer Capture applet in the mousetweaks package when typing. I've tried adding this to the taskbar in XFCE but get a message that "Assistive Technology Support is not enabled."
When I enable it, log out and back in, however, there is still no luck. The larger question is: Can this Gnome package be used in XFCE?
Edit: Pointer Capture works fine in Gnome but I would like to use it in XFCE.
So if you want to install new fonts in Ubuntu Linux or Debian for that matter, you can copy the fonts to any one of the 4 directories listed above.
The last directory ~/.fonts is a local hidden directory in every user’s Home folder. If you install the new fonts in this directory, the fonts will be available only for the person logged into that particular user account.
If you want your new fonts to be available system wide, to all users, then you should install them in any one of the first three directories listed above.
Once all your fonts are copied to the specific font directories, you have to make Ubuntu Linux aware of the new fonts so that it can make use of them. This is done by running the following command in the console :
$ sudo fc-cache -f -v
sepanta@dhcppc1:~$ sudo fc-cache -f -v
/usr/share/fonts: caching, new cache contents: 120 fonts, 6 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11: caching, new cache contents: 0 fonts, 6 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi: caching, new cache contents: 358 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi: caching, new cache contents: 358 fonts, 0 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1: caching, new cache contents: 8 fonts, 0 dirs
I've been Gnome user since I made switch from Ubuntu to Debian. But now I want to try xfce in Debian, but I do not know well what are alternatives for Gnome applications there. I haven't used xfce since Ubuntu 9.10 (Xubuntu).some alternatives for theese apps:
I just removed the gnome from the ubuntu 9.10.then i reninstall the xfce4.i am invoking the xfce4 by typing#startxi want to start the xfce4 as usual like the gnome did automatically by asking login window.
I recently installed XUBUNTU for a friend of mine. When we configured the panel we could specify to see the daily weather (temperature, ...) and also when we hovered with the mouse over the weather-icon an interesting 6-day-weather-forecast was shown. This is the xfce4-weather-plugin.
I tried to install this plugin in Ubuntu but I could not find this plugin (as expected because Ubuntu is a GNOME-desktop) back. Is it possible to activate this interesting plugin in GNOME? This 6-day weather-forecast is really appealing and I wonder why such a nice plugin is only available for a rather "simple" xfce-environment and not for a more "complicated gnome-desktop?
It seems that the two DEs read from the same damned autostart file as no matter how much I edit the start up menus for each the applications I want to autostart in Gnome but not in Xfce4 just ignore me and bloody well autostart in Xfce4 anyway.
Can I start Debian and iceweacel without gnome.The idea I have is when I turn on my computer, only linux kernel and some moduls to be loaded, but not to be loaded gnome.So, when debian load, to appears only Iceweacel and nothing more.
Gnome sessions started hanging during login on a debian lenny box, and I can only think it's related to a recent package update as it was working fine before the last set. It affects all user accounts and hangs before the applications menu or any icons appear on the panels, but after after the top /bottom panels and the desktop background appears.
I can't start a Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LXC on Debian 8 Jessie host. I keep getting this error.
lxc-start 1454188100.777 ERROR lxc_cgfs - Could not find writable mount point for cgroup hierarchy 8 while trying to create cgroup. lxc-start 1454188100.777 ERROR lxc_start - failed creating cgroups lxc-start 1454188100.777 ERROR lxc_start - failed to spawn 'rosxubuntu' lxc-start 1454188100.777 ERROR lxc_start_ui - The container failed to start. lxc-start 1454188100.777 ERROR lxc_start_ui - Additional information can be obtained by setting the --logfile and --logpriority options.
Linux noob here with a very fresh Debian 5.04 install. Not sure if this is the correct board for this but here goes;*No* programs start in X. Terminal, System Monitor, Epiphany, Gedit, Synaptic Package Manager... They all fail to start.The programs try to start for 15 seconds after which they give up. For example, if I press the Epiphany-icon in the panel I see "Starting Epiphany We..." in the lower-left corner and the mouse cursor changes to the loading animation for 15 seconds but then after that nothing happens and the "Starting Epiphany We..."-icon disappears. I have two users (plus root of course) and the same thing happens with both accounts.
I can start the icons I have on my desktop (Computer, Home folder, Trash and Downloads) and I can Lock the screen/log off/shut down but that's about it. Oh and one more thing; sometimes when I log in everything works just fine, so this whole thing seems a bit random.
I'm using Debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 (testing) for several years now. Initial installation was done at least two years ago, without any issues. I do keep my system up-to-date. However, a few months ago, after an apt-get update/upgrade/system-upgrade, I discovered that, if I try to launch KDE or Gnome, I only see a black screen and I actually need to restart my computer. On some cases the system even froze and needed to hardware reset, and run fsck in recovery mode after rebooting. Really very annoying... Since I don't use KDE or Gnome desktops (just a few applications depending on KDE/Gnome libraries), I didn't bother to figure out what is happening. However, others use my computer occasionally, and I would like to get KDE and Gnome working again. I purged and reinstalled everything that had to do with KDE or Gnome, even deleted KDE/Gnome files in my home directory, but the black screens are still there, everytime I try to start any of those desktops. Note that kdm or gdm don't even mention KDE or Gnome as available sessions, although all necessary packages are installed. I have no idea what to do to fix the problem.
Another question: I recently got rid of gdm because it is buggy and tried wdm instead. However, /etc/profile is not read anymore. Apparently, wdm does not use /etc/profile by default. Is there any way to change this?
I have a "time-server". It's sending time to different devices through different ports/protocols. The problem is that it has no operator and that makes some extra difficulties.
Now when i try to start it using terminal Code: Select allsudo ./myprogram works fine and
Code: Select all./myprogram doesn't work.
It is so because without sudo i have no access to ports. As a result If i add my program to System->Preferences->Startup Applications it has the same problem. So i need to start it as root, auto-start, right after auto-login to system but without entering password cause nobody will do it.
Also I need to start ntpd but it also asks password sometimes I've tried googles but it offer a few ways with entering password that isn't suitable for me or writing some scripts/changing system files but with no example I'm afraid to break it all. So is there a way to start Myprogram and NTPD as root with no password entering?
My system is Debian 6.0.10 Squeeze, Kernel 2.6.32-5-686
I have installed GNU/Linux Debian on my computer (desktop) and i have ubuntu installed on my laptop. Now I want to start the ssh connection between both the computers. I want to make Debian as server and Ubuntu as client. Please can you guide me with this (installation and setup). Also the key values of the configuration file (ssh_config & sshd_config) are expected.
my ENTIRE hard drive now has user AND group permissions root. I can't start X and are having various permissions issues. although ive been using linux for a long time.
long story long, I did a debian netinst to my netbooks SSD. got everything EXACTLY as I wanted it, was very happy with my first go at debian but of course being a linux dork im always willing to tweak. I installed onto btrfs which I recently learned supports compression which not only saved precious SSD space (only 8GBs) but according to some benchmarks also improved performance. this was a boot option and would only start compressing new files. this, of course, could not be good enough. so I formatted my SD card btrfs, mounted it with compress option + my SSD defaults and copied over all files that weren't a mount (i.e. proc, dev, sys,...) however I forgot to copy permissions. so every file was copied with root:root ownership and I didn't realize this when booting to the SD card to verify things were working as I assumed ( never do this ) that getting to a login terminal was enough. So now I need to fix all permissions and I would really prefer it be without a clean install.
A netinst can take a dec amount of time and I had a lot of tweaking to do since I only used Xorg + i3 tiling wm. there has to be a way to fix this...I started trying to reinstall all the packages but kept running into issued where aptitude wasn't able to reinstall things like bash or perl-base, presumably bc they were in use or had incorrect permissions set
i have fresh installed debian wheezy xfce4, and using slim to start it but i can't get reboot, shutdown and thunar can't open flash and others volumes. i using .xinitrc (exec ck-launch-session startxfce4)
I've just installed lenny from dvd, and am just settling in. I'm curious about virtual machines. so I've installed xen. With xen comes qemu by default. Now the setup I've recently become familiar with is Suse-11 which is quite slick.In Suse, Yast provides a distribution prepared virtual management section for xen, including an installer. Debian's setup is similar but not a clone. I want to try out the installer. Aside from the differences, debian has a screaming deficit. On booting dom0 in Lenny, if fails to get into gnome, badly. I can tell what's probably wrong, but I need to fix it. Now I'm also a gentoo fan and very practised at posting queries, so here goes.
Debian's config for X is somewhat unhelpful. The xorg.conf just states Configured device and configured monitor for its components. If it expanded on just what the settings were it would help. What I have is a frambuffer driver not loadinf or being implemented.
We have setup Squeeze a Test machine , just for some tests, without network, Internet etc. and we need to allow root login in Gnome. We've changed /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf:[security] AllowRoot=truebut still doesn't work.
I've installed Debian on a Sun Ultra 450 Enterprise system using the net install version, so I know that my network is working correctly. However, now that Debian is installed and I bring up Gnome, I have no network access. I've set eth0 to DHCP, and have pointed it to my DNS server, but it never gets any information from the DNS server.
I've looked through /etc/network/interfaces, which looks like this: # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 #NetworkManager#iface eth0 inet dhcp /etc/resolv.conf contains: nameserver 192.168.0.1 which is correct.
I've run /etc/init.d/networking stop /etc/init.d/networking start
So far, nothing works. Why would the Debian network install disk work, but not be smart enough to set my network correctly from the start once I'm actually running Linux? Also, how do I get the network running in Gnome?
I installed jessie from a beta/rc shortly before release on my MacBook Pro 13 Retina and have kept it up to-date with apt-get dist-upgrade. Rcently gdm3/gnome-session have stopped working together. When I log in the screen goes black for a couple of seconds then goes back to the login screen. This happens with "System Default", "GNOME Classic" and "GNOME", but not with "GNOME on Wayland". However, Wayland seems to have some other issues. I haven't tried an alternative dm yet, eg lightdm, but the GNOME desktop does work when started with startx.
I've just used journalctl to get logs of what gdm3 and gnome-session were doing at the time. After booting I waited until the clock reached the next minute (19:55) so I'd know at which point in the logs I'd hit enter on my password. I'll post the gdm log separately in two chunks because the forum server doesn't seem to like text attachments and they're too long for one post.
Log from gnome-session: Code: Select all-- Logs begin at Thu 2015-05-07 19:54:06 CEST, end at Thu 2015-05-07 19:56:41 CEST. -- May 07 19:54:08 jeanette gnome-session: gnome-session: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file caribou-autostart.desktop or it references a not found TryExec binary