Debian Multimedia :: Password Prompt Locks All App-switching In Gnome
May 5, 2015
I often need to login into various accounts. In Debian 7 I always was able to copy and paste passwords from text files if I was asked for an input, but now the textfield for password input locks the whole system and I can't do anything else before I have supplied the password. Is there any way of restoring the old behaviour to make password input forms (like the request for GPG key passwords in Evolution) just being an addintional app-window instead of an input request, that locks everything else? I want to be able to open the proper file with the login data when prompted for it.
I know I could theoretically solve this issue by using a general system wide main key which would supply all individual login data, but I want to memorize some often needed phrases by actually typing them when I need them. I just want the possibility to open text files for copy and paste when I'm prompted for a password if this is something I don't even want to remember.
I'm using Debian Stretch with Gnome and Cinnamon. My desktop computer sports an nvidia geforce 970 gpu (this may be relevant, and it is the reason I had to go with stretch.) I'm not a very experienced linux user but I get along fine.
I'm sharing my computer with my mom and whenever we have to switch users, the computer seems to shut down for 35 seconds: the screen doesn't receive signal anymore. After a new user is chosen, it takes another 35 seconds to get to her session. This is embarassing because my os runs on an ssd and everything else is nice and fast. At first I thought it may be a matter of us two not using the same window manager or not using the "default" window manager, but changing window managers didn't work.
Today I learned about the existence of /var/log/syslog and I decided to check what happened to it when I switched users. I can't post the whole log of what happens because it is too big, but I put it on pastebin : [URL] ....
I understand almost nothing of what is written here, but I saw some interesting things:
- after 35 seconds intervals where nothing is logged, there is a stall on cpu detected (lines 68, 500) - my gpu seems to have something to do in all this
I have a suspicion that this is easily fixed, however a good google (and this forum) hammering having turned up the fix. So I probably have the wrong search criteria, My Gnome Applet for switching CPU Frequency Scaling has 'disappeared' and is not listed in the the Add to Panel.. list of applets.
I'm running Fedora 15 64bit on a HP Elitebook 8740w. I have both Gnome and XFCE installed, and have only noticed this problem while using XFCE, but that may just be because I am using XFCE more than Gnome (that's another story - which I won't go into!). Anyhow, twice in the past 3 days I've been in the middle of using the PC, and it has "locked up". By that I mean, using the keyboard and mouse have no effect. The display does not change, moving the mouse does not move the cursor from it's current position. And keyboard commands seem to have no effect (I've tried ctrl-alt-backspace, ctrl-alt-delete, and alt-F1, alt-F2, etc.). The only way I can continue using the computer is to hold in the power button until it powers off.
I suspect, but can't be sure, that it may only be a problem while I'm in XFCE. The reason I say this is that the first time it happened, I was trying to do a screen capture using The Gimp while in XFCE. Today I also tried to do another screen capture (again whilst in XFCE), and X kicked me out back to the login prompt. I then logged into Gnome and was able to successfully do the screen capture. Later in the day I was using XFCE and programming in SpringSource Tool Suite, when the "lock up" occurred again, requiring me to switch the PC off again. I've had a bit of a look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old and it finishes like this. I'm not sure if it is enough info to track down the problem though?
I have installed Timeshift. Administrative password is requested when I click Timeshift icon in Gnome menu. I enter the password (or paste it to be sure) but it always returns with "incorrect password, please try agian" message. I am sure that I type my password correctly.
I looked at the icon's properties. It runs "timeshift-launcher". I changed it as "gksudo timeshift" or "sudo timeshift" or "gksu timeshift", enabled "Launch in terminal", disabled, but nothing changed. Always same password request window appears and it rejects my password.
However when I run "sudo timeshift" or "gksudo timeshift" command in Terminal it accepts my password and runs.
When I run for example Synaptics via Gnome Menu, password request window is with black background and it accepts my password. However when I run Timeshift, password request window is with gray background and it rejects.
Root password was not defined in my system during installation and I am the only user. I run administrative commands via sudo without any problem.
Since upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04, the "Switch User" functionality no longer works. I had hoped that upgrading to 10.10 might resolve the issue, but no joy. I am using 32bit Ubuntu 10.10 on a Levono R51 laptop, with three users. 9.10 was installed from a LiveCD, and I have partitioned the hard drive so that OS is in the first partition, and the three home directories are in the second partition (just in case I need to do a complete re-installation from LiveCD). Most of time only one person uses the laptop, but if a second person tries to switch from the current session and log in, they are greeted with the following;
-- a black horizontal line (approx top quarter of the screen) -- a purple background with the Ubuntu title and 5 red dots (lower 3/4 of screen) -- but no login screen -- moving the mouse renders a white box (approx 1x1 inches) with some black marks
The original user can recover their session with Ctrl-Alt-F7, but this essentially makes the laptop only usable for one person (one active login) unless the original user logs off.
I am running Debian testing with XFCE and have been trying various GTK email clients looking for something I like. So far I like Balsa but everytime I start the program, Debian asks for my gnome-keyring password. How do I kill this behavior?
Before upgrading to Lenny there was no noticeable delay between entering a username & the prompt for a password when logging in via ssh. Now there is about a 5-second delay which is rather annoying. There is no delay when logging in through the Gnome UI. Anyone know why the delay is there? Is it something about ssh under Lenny? Is there a setting that can be changed?
I have made several attempts to install Testing. Down-loaded Apr 11 iso and verified the DVD. Everything went ok with install. It was when I booted up after removing install disk. I have Debian dual booted. Both Linux 10 and Debian Testing show up on the Grub screen. When I select Debian everything loads but when I get to the Debian screen I am asked for my password. However, the screen is lock up and no choice can be made. Three of my previous attempts (different install disks) have left me at the same place....locked password prompt. (4 year old HP Paviiion DV5000 laptop, 2 GB memory, 120 GB HD) I have successfully installed Debian 6 Squeeze with no issues.
Fresh Squeeze install: I have AWN running and right now I have used gconf-editor to stop gnome-panel from being a part of the Gnome Sessions. I think it was in Desktop -> Sessions -> Default Settings..or something like that. Before I did this I was just clearing out the entries for the top panel, using Apps -> Panel -> and then it was top_panel or something like that. I'm at work so I cannot fully verify, after I deleted the bottom panel. This still allowed me to use ALT + F2 to bring up the run prompt.
Since removing gnome-panel from the session, I cannot use ALT + F2 anymore. If I were to put gnome-panel back, is there a way to keep the panels from recreating themselves after I remove them from within gconf-editor? If I leave gnome-session alone, whenever I reboot the top panel keeps coming back. I have everything I want running out of the AWN dock, so I want to remove the panels completely but still have the ability to launch the run prompt.
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.
My normal prompt looks like: username(at)ubuntu + current directory. (Odd format, it doesn't really look like that, but I was told I needed 15 posts to post an URL).Whenever I change user with "su username" (at least when changing from root to normal user), this prompt completely disappears. All it says on the left in front of the input "$". Also the history doesn't work, and the tab key doesn't complete anything, but rather acts as the normal tab in an editor. do I fix this? It is very annoying. Sorry for the stupid question, but I've searched around for an answer, finding none.
I've recently been tasked with setting up a couple linux servers and have run into an oddity. Using the default install for Wheezy to set up a basic LAMP stack, I have noticed after joining the computer to my windows AD domain, the Add/Remove Software application no longer prompts me for authentication and will not remove or add applications. I installed samba, winbind, and krb5 using apt-get from the root console following the procedure listed here. [URL] ....
I would like my laptop to automatically switch to HDMI (both video and audio) when I plug a HDMI cable in. Running Jessie with Xfce, and I hear that KDE already does this...? I would prefer to stay with Xfce though, and have tried making a UDEV rule and script, taken from the last part of this thread: [URL] ....
At first it worked perfectly, but now for some reason, only Chromium gets resized when I plug/unplug the cable. HDMI output is correctly activated upon cable insertion, but when taking the cable out again, the desktop resolution remains the same (larger than my laptop resolution), so the panels etc. are invisible.
I frequently find myself accidentally switching desktops when I use the mouse scrollwheel, because the cursor isn't over a window at the time. I'd like to disable this behaviour, but I can't see any control for it in KDE System Settings.
I am new to using Ubuntu 10.10 that was installed by a friend of mine, but he didn't give me a password for administrator and now when I try to install VLC I am blocked by a password prompt. To make things worse I can't use F1 key, esc key, tab key, 1key (I copy and paste 1 from other pages when I need it). I am at a loss here and all I want is to change the administrator password without validating the current password first.
Im running Jessie, and have run into issue with my laptop sound card.
If is shutdown the laptop with the headphones plugged in, and remove them while its off, system wont recognize they are not there any more and is probably sending sound out to this output. To get the sound out to my laptop speakers I need to plug the headphones while the system is up, and remove them again. Only then will the output device work properly.
Code: Select allrebourn@laftofic:~$ lspci -v | grep -i audio 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
I cannot get to type in romanian letters (just a standard US keyboard layout that has those letters mapped to the puctuation keys next to Enter) when switching from US to RO. Here's what I have in /etc/default/keyboard:
I can switch between the layouts, as fbxkb indicates, but instead of being able to type in the said letters, I get the punctuation marks you would normally get on a US keyboard.Yes, I have restarted after configuring the file mentioned above, and yes, I was able to use this layout properly on my last CrunchBang install (which I had to wipe and reinstall unfortunately).I'm on CrunchBang Linux, with Debian unstable repos.
I had debian 7 with GNOM,XFCE and LXDE woking fine. After I upgraded it to debian 8 (the DE mentioned also upgraded to e newer versions) I started having problems with switching between US and RU keyboard layouts. It now behaves as if I have two US layouts and one RU, so when I press CTRL+SHIFT several times the layout changes as follows: US-RU-US-US-RU-US-US-RU etc.
This happens in all the three DEs installed. If I exit a DE using CTRL+ALT+F1 to the command line the layout switches normally. So I guess something wrons is with DEs.
After installing Debian 8.2 I tested my multimedia keys and they all are correctly detected by xev and works as expected. Then I start to configure my keyboard. I need to use three keyboard layouts EN, UA and RU. By default I can switch between them using selected keyboard shortcut with following pattern: en→ua→ru→en→ua... But I want to switch layouts independently, using different keys for each layout, for example: qWCapsLock — enable EN layoutShift+CapsLock — enable UA layoutCtrl+CapsLock — enable RU layoutAfter googling and reading different forums I come to following solution (here is documents and discussion in russian). Create files
This works perfectly, but all multimedia keys now not recognized by xev and as result they does not work. I know that I can use xmodmap to map keys, but maybe same result can be achieved by fixing some of the newly created files or setxkbmap+xkbcomp command listed above.
So I'm trying to change the primary click on my touch-pad to left-handed with xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1". it changed successfully, but there is one functionality I'd like changed. The touch pad itself changes to secondary too, but I want it to remain as primary.
I am running edubuntu in one of the classes of the school i support. My problem is that the children cannot remember the password for the computer if it locks. I have it set to auto login on the class user and I have disabled the screensaver asking for a password on resume, and disabled the powerdown options. So in theory it should stay on the desktop until they shutdown. However there is still the option to lock the computer and i am sure that they will find it and manage to lock themselves out of the computer! I am a linux beginner, but i have followed a few guides on the internet. I could really do with having their user with no password, so if they accidentally lock the computer they only have to click unlock to resume their computing.
when I move the mouse to the top left it shows the 4 desktops. But I have switched it to 2 desktops, plus I also undid the screen edge section in personnel settings. How do I turn this ANNOYING feature off, as I have the tradition menu there & makes life difficult. It locks the desktop to reenter the password after 5 minutes. I turned the screen-saver off & unchecked the lock desktop setting in there also. I tried to search for these, but ever time I did it would tell me it was to generic of a search.
This issue is similar to thread [URL] .... and it goes like this:
Eterm can be started either from the menu or from the command line, but it returns no prompt. It just hangs there, displaying a backdrop within the terminal, pressing <Enter> just moves the block cursor down and other input keys appear normally in the terminal, there is just no response or interpretation from the shell.
It seems that for some reason the shell (bash in my case) just does not interact with Eterm application.
One more point is that if the Eterm is terminated by the Close (X) Button, it seems to go in some kind of loop and needs to be killed from the command line (killall Eterm), whereas SIGINT (<Ctrl>+<C> inside the Eterm window) exits properly with no leftover zombies.
I'm trying to install thunderbird, and I found the instructions. Open terminal window / Code: sudo aptitude update / I am then prompted for my password, but they keyboard will not register any keystrokes! [new paragraph] I love ubuntu and what it does for me security-wise. I love that it is opensource. I really do. But I have yet to install a single program on it, without extensive help from the help forums and a process taking days at the minimum.
Specifications: Dell PoweEdge 1600SC ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256MB PCI graphics adaptor Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" Linux 2.6.31-22-generic #69-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 24 08:51:08 UTC 2010 i686 ATI fglrx drivers Set up for dual-head display using two Princeton 19" monitors Using the Gnome desktop and screensaver
At some point, I suspect since the last kernel upgrade, I've begun experiencing a problem when the screen locks: I tap a key on the keyboard and the monitors wake up, but I get no "unlock" dialog. I can usually Ctrl-Alt-F1, login and gracefully reboot the system, but sometimes I have to hit hard reset. For now I've disabled the screensaver in "System -> Preferences -> screensaver" (I assume that'll stop the problem), but that's not an optimal solution.
This is a bit complicated to discribe because I don't know the cause, but this problem has been happening for some time (over a few years and generations of kernals), with different Gnome distributions, including Ubuntu (and family) and Fedora. When using Gnome (and only Gnome), I frequently see the screen dim. At the same time, all processes will be locked up. This may happen for a second or two, or it make require a reboot. The mouse can usually move and the underlying program GUIs are still visible, it's just that one or more of the GUIs will be dimmed. This is usually most noticeable with a browser, but that may just be a coincidence.
I'm running 11.3 with GNOME on my Dell Inspiron 1525 with on board Intel video card. I had 11.2 64 bit running but did a fresh install of 11.3 with the 32 bit version. When the problems started occurring (locking up, logging out by itself, applications crashing that were fine in 11.2...), I tried reinstalling. When that didn't help I tried the 64 bit 11.3 but the problems keep happening. I can't get any work done. I've noticed that these occur while the computer is idle (either screensaver or later after the display has been turned off). I'll come back to my computer and notice that either the computer is locked up (screensaver frozen, audio on a one-second-loop...) and have to restart the computer or I come back to find the login screen waiting for me (and obviously have a new session when I log in).
When I try to do software updates in Debian Gnome 7.8 it asks for my root password. I try my usual login password but it does not work. I don't recall setting two different passwords when I installed Debian. What can I do now?