Debian Multimedia :: GNOME Refused To Let User Login
Oct 3, 2015
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] ....
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: “Oh no, something went wrong”-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.
I searched on the internet and notice that the setup gui for changing gnome login screen is no longer available (e.g. gdmsetup does not come up with a theme that can change login screen theme.)What is the right way or where there may contain such information? I google but most of returned are prior 2.30.2, which is the version currently I am using.
When I mount a USB partition from the console, I need to execute mount as root unless I add a line in /etc/fstab. However, Nautilus mounts my USB stick automatically without asking for root permissions and without any entry in/etc/fstab. How does it do this?
After applying upgrades to debian 8.2 on a lenovo yoga3 notebook and a reboot I am not able to login into my GNOME desktop. The login screen stays black. If I press the power button to suspend I can see the login screen with default background for ~1 second before it turns black again. What can I do to fix this issue? Is there a way to login via terminal and do a rollback? Can I use my home folder an personal settings if i reinstall debian and keep the /home partition?
I'm building a music server using an Alix board with Voyage linux installed on that. The Alix board is attached to my laptop, running Debian, and the laptop acts as the file server via NFS.
I have MPD installed and configured on the Alix board, and have configured NFS on the Alix board to look for the directory where my music files are on the laptop.
I'm directly connecting the Alix board and the Laptop with a crossover cable as I don't want internet access - this is purely for storing and playing my FLAC files via the hi fi. As a result I've setup static IP addresses on both the Alix board and the Laptop, using 10.0.0.1 as the Laptop address and 10.0.0.2 for the Alix board address. Both the Laptop and Alix board have a netmask of 255.0.0.0
The Laptop /etc/network/interfaces output is
# The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
1. Comment out the "bind to any address = "any" line in the mpd.conf, but that didn't solve it.
2. I'm wondering if I need to setup my routing tables so that it uses a static route, but I don't think that will help as I'm not connecting via a router.
The Laptop is an IBM Thinkpad and not a Mac (I've read about people with Mac's having problems like this).
As far as I know I don't have any firewalls - The Debian install is just disks 1 and 2, and I haven't installed any firewalls (but not sure if Debian comes with one as standard?) The Alix board has the Voyage distribution specifically for Alix and I'm certain that doesn't have anything like a firewall built into it as Voyage is a very stripped down linux kernel.
I have setup SFTP and it is running without any problems. The problem I have is finding a client that supports key based logins through Linux. I do not want user based logins available and so far the solution works through my Windows machines using WinSCP. The only client I have found for Linux seems to be FileZilla but I have to convert my private key to the FileZilla format which removes the passphrase leaving it nice and insecure.
I'm seeing really bad user login format under a standard installation and am wondering why ubuntu does this as default. I have noticed that the graphical login for gnome sizes itself to accommodate a user's exact password length. This indicates to me that somewhere on the unencrypted part of a standard installation with user encryption contains at least some indication of the content of the password length which seems a security flaw even if not a complete hole, it majorly reduces the number of attempts a cracker would have to cycle through.
And that's assuming that *only* the length is contained. Furthermore it seems that it would be MUCH better to simply display the number of characters entered into the pw field and allowing the gui to expand itself from an fixed size as the field is filled out so the the user still receives visual feedback for entering characters. Either a simple character count display should be entered into the field or a 10 dot to new line so that one can visually quickly count the number enter by multiplying from a 10base graphical observation.
I'm fairly new to Debian/GNOME, and I'm running Squeeze and GNOME 2 and I have some questions. How exactly do I change the background image for the login window? I've looked up various suggestions but none of them seem to work - the appearances window does not ever seem to change the background image for the login screen. Also, whenever I log out or when I close the lid on my laptop and it suspends, I am unable to log back in - all I see is a black screen and my cursor, which I can move.
I have a network set up that has been working for around a year with no problems but has now developed a login problem. The system was set up with a main server with all users on it and another PC located elsewhere that people could log onto using there personal login and password that then gained access to the account on the main server. This remote PC has now got the problem. When you try to log onto an account it comes up with the message "your session has lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself this could mean there is a installation problem or that you are out of disk space."
Error message says that no profile for the user can be found and it couldnt create per-user gnome configuration directory. I can log on as root onto the remote PC as it is obviously a local account but all the account on the main server are not accessible. From the root account I can see that the connection to the server is OK and I can actually log into the accounts on the server using the failsafe session so the physical network is OK.
I never built or designed this set up and to be honest I normally work with windows so its all a bit strange to me. Both PC's run Centos 5. I have checked the messages log and there doesnt seem to be any indication of a problem. Just that it stopped connecting from the remote PC. The accounts are all active on the main server itself and have no problems being accessed.
I have a problem concerning about NIS. I have set-up a NIS client, but I am not able to login as NIS-user by using GNOME or KDE login GUI. However, I was able to login as NIS-user by using a terminal that's open from a local account or root. Also the NFS seems working as well. This problem only occur on my new FC13 pc, and I don't have this problem on my FC10 pc. Both of my FC13 and FC10 PC have the same NFS and NIS setting.
I was eager to try GNOME 3 in Ubuntu 11.04 (because I wasn't very satisfied with Unity, like almost everybody around) so I installed it using this guide:http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-t...4-194085.shtmlAfter rebooting the system (to finish the installation), I've got an error message while trying to login:Quote:Could not update ICEauthority file /home/<username>/.ICEauthorityI've googled for some time and found different 'solutions', however none of them seems to be working.What can be done with a system like this? I'm not able to login, how can I downgrade the system?
i have both pulseaudio and gstreamer installed, my "multimedia audio controller" claims to be a ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 in the system information window and in the report i generated it says my Audio Adapter is "MPU-401 UART - MPU-401 UART" PulseAudio tells me Connection failed: Connection refused and the volume control that came with the system says No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found. I am not understanding, here. do I need some driver that i don't have? i installed all the gstreamer plugins that seemed to pertain to volume that i could find. If i am not very much mistaken, I am using Debian Lenny.
Does anyone know a secure method for starting a service after a user logs in to the desktop environment? There are a couple of issues that I'm trying to work around / troubleshoot and this would assist with doing that.
I'm running Fedora 11, not sure if that matters for this question.
Last night I started my computer and loaded my CentOS 5.2 partition (Windows 7 on the other partition). I was able to login to my account, but was given a gnome error that the panel buttons (i.e. weather, cpu monitor etc) could not be loaded. I then went to restart the computer (probably not the smartest thing to do) and was given some file errors upon shutdown that were related to /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00. After restart I was taken to a shell and ran fsck manually. It seemed to find a lot of bad blocks, so I repaired the /dev/VolGroup00 system and restarted. At this point CentOS seemed to boot normally, but upon loading of the login screen I get the error: Configuration not correct The configuration file contains an invalid command line for the login dialog, so running the default command. Please fix your configuration.
I cannot even log in as root. I get the error /usr/bin/gnome-session: error while loading shared libraries: libgnome-desktop-2.so.2: cannot open shared objects file: no such file or directory. I then went to a shell and ran: sudo yum install libgnome-desktop-2.so.2, but the package was already installed and up to date, so there was nothing to do. I am therefore stuck at this login screen with pull-down menus and tabs where I can change the configuration, add/remove users etc. So, my question is this: How do I restore my user profile so I can login....and if anyone has some insight, what caused this to happen in the first place? I should also mention, this all happened after plugging the computer into a new internet connection. No clue if that's even relevant.
I am running FC12 64bit on my desktop and the problem is that after I enter my credentials at graphicall login screen (Gnome) the computer hungs i cannot moove the mouse, CTRL+ALT+DEL won't work the Caps and Scroll lock on my keboard are blinking. Nothing responds. I am absolutelly cluless. Untill yesterday i was using FC12 i686 and never had this problem, but i got 4GB ram so in order to get those fully i installed the 64bit version. On clean install of the 64bit ver everything went fine, but i updated the system and followed theese instroctions [LINK]http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-fedora-12-i686-gnome[/LINK] and that's all
I am running FC12 64bit on my desktop and the problem is that after I enter my credentials at graphicall login screen (Gnome) the computer hungs i cannot moove the mouse, CTRL+ALT+DEL won't work the Caps and Scroll lock on my keboard are blinking. Nothing responds. I am absolutelly cluless. Untill yesterday i was using FC12 i686 and never had this problem, but i got 4GB ram so in order to get those fully i installed the 64bit version. On clean install of the 64bit ver everything went fine, but i updated the system and followed theese instroctions [URL] and that's all.
Before i atempt to login i can ssh to the machine.
Have been configuring fedora 14 to connect to a windows domain server and have been successful so far....am now on mapping network drives when the user logs in via the gnome gui.
If there is a better method of mapping network drives on login
After reading up on PAM_MOUNT and using that for mapping drives on login I have been able to successfully map them, but it doesn't do this automatically on gnome login.
Problem is as follows: It works when i connect / login using the terminal but requires me to enter the password once (even when i logged into the user account on gnome).
How I want it to work:I would like the mapping to occur when i login via gnome so that i dont have to open a terminal once logged in to gnome to map the network drives. I would like it to login without having to type the password again as the user is already logged in
I use the debian(lenny), I cannot browse web. But I can use a root terminal to run [URL] command. The browser will work well. I can connect to web. It seems to my normal user cannot use the network, but the root can.
Since upgrading my Debian/unstable amd64 installation a few days back I can no longer log in as either root or user, whether to SDDM, via the console, or via ssh. When trying with the console, I can see the login message flash briefly on the screen, before the console resets itself.
I can boot into recovery mode, and examine log files. I enabled systemd debug logging and, amid reams of messages, these seem the most pertinent:
Sep 25 02:24:43 cooler systemd: Received SIGCHLD from PID 937 (login). Sep 25 02:24:43 cooler systemd: Child 937 (login) died (code=killed, status=6/ABRT)
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.