Debian :: System Administration Menu - Just Get Login Screen
Jul 11, 2011
I've just started using Debian having previously used Ubuntu. With Ubuntu, under the System->Administration menu I get lots of options (e.g. Network Tools, Printing, Services...) to select from, but with Debian I just get Login Screen. Do I just get the one option because this is the only thing installed, or do I need to do something to enable other admin options?
I just upgraded my Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04. Part of the Ubuntu 9.10 installation was GParted (version 0.4.5) and I saw, after upgrading to Ubutnu 10.04, there was a more recent version available: 0.5.1.
After installing that version, GParted was still part of the System > Administration menu (just as it was before).
But then I saw the version 0.6.0 of GParted was recently released and there was also a .deb distro available.
After downloading and installing the 0.6.0 version of GParted, the item GParted disappeared from the System > Administration menu and appeared in another menu (Applications > System Tools).
My question: how can I get GParted back as part of the Systems > Administrations menu?
Well like the title Implies, In my Administration menu in Gnome I don't have a "Printing" option. So I can't search for/install printers right now.I'm running 10.04 Server. I installed the gnome-desktop-environment package to get a GUI up and running for manipulating the filesystem, But not all the menu's I was expecting appeared. Is this because I used the gnome-desktop-environment instead of the ubuntu-desktop-environment package? ecause I have two PC's setup next to each other. One using the ubuntu-desktop-environment, and one using the gnome-desktop-environment package and the two desktops are clearly different.All I want to know is how to add the Printers menu to my PC running the gnome-desktop-environment package. I already looked at gconf-editor and the printing menu isn't hidden or anything, it's just not there. And me being a new user to Linux, I don't know how else to get to those printer abilities without the GUI
I just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10. I originally had installed the nvidia drivers using the bash script from nvidia's website. This time around I used the ones from synaptic. However now when I go and look in System -> Administration there are 2 entries for "NVIDIA X Server Settings". The first one has the NVIDIA logo, the other one has a grey question mark. Does anyone know why there are 2 entries and how I can remove one of them?
simple installs of CentOS5.2 i386 on 2x Dell C640's and x86-64 on a Dell dimension 9150 resulted in the System/Administration menu offering two entries each with the name 'hardware' and the icon showing a little chip hovering over a PC. I did "add this launcher to panel" on both as an easy way of checking their properties:
The higher entry issues the command 'hwbrowser' The lower entry issues the command 'hal-device-manager'
Both have the comment "view information on the hardware on this computer". I feel the hal-device-manager entry has the wrong name, comment, and icon. I think /etc/xdg/menus/system-settings.menu is relevant.
i am having a problem on Ubuntu 10.10. In system menu, there is no Administration or Preferences menu.Also, application menu does not show anything. I am using Ubuntu since 2 weeks and still not used to to the terminal commands for running applications and admin tools.
one more thing.When i booted my PC today it reported an error and process terminated before reaching the login window. So i restarted and chose recovery mode. it also reported some errors and tried to fix the problem. it deleted some files i think. and my system is working again but with above mentioned problem.
Debian 2.6.32 Squeeze + GnomeI try to start System | Administration | Services and I get an error:The configuration could not be loadedAn unknown error occurredI turned on a whole bunch of different services and suddenly now I can't get back in to switch any of these on or off. I'm assuming there is some manual way of switching these off again, I just don't know where to do this.
Most of my gnome system administration tools are (suddenly) failing to open. The system is a new installation with both KDE and gnome, and the gnome system admin tools were working fine, but now they fail silently (nothing even in .xsession-errors). For instance, if I select Synaptic Package manager from the menu, I will get the gksu prompt to enter my administrative password, which I do. Then a notification will appear in the Taskbar "Granting Rights" and then after that nothing happens, it just fails silently. Note that this also happens if I enter 'gksu synaptic' or 'gksu /usr/sbin/synaptic' at the alt-F2 command line. Note that it doesn't seem to matter whether I check "Save Password for Session" or not. The same happens for time-admin, users-admin, etc. I have tried reinstalling gnome-system-tools, system-tools-backends, and gnome-keyring with no effect. I have googled extensively and have found a few other people with this same problem, but no solutions. Note also that kdesu does still work fine, and there doesn't seem to be any such problems in KDE in general. Only in gnome and with gksu.
P.S. Let me know if you need any more info (output from commands, files, etc).
System was fine with :Ubuntu 9.04 (had also installed kde )then....I wanted to try some change to gdm so i downloaded gdm while building it , it asked "PAM" libraries to be installed so i installed PAM ... but ignored the instruction to reinstall SHADOW (library i guess..),Now :on booting system i get login menu but i am not able to login , it says some critical error occured
1) install new copy of UBUNTU and remove old
ps :1) i can log into system through live cd
2) i can use recovery mode boot and log into terminal as root(startx is not working from this terminal..
I want to install Eclips program from "Add/Remove Application" in Administration menu!I see this message and I click on 'Enable' button and I am connect to the Internet at the same time.But Eclips program did not install.This problem is for all programs , means my "Add/Remove Application" does not work properly
Installed the 64 bit version of Fedora 13. I can't log in on the graphical login with root. I can with the user I created.I can su to root after that in a terminal. Unable to locate the Administration menu but it's not where its suppose to be. yum gives me a error "refresh-packagekit" can't be imported
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 and I can't seem to find the printer administration tool, it's not located in System->Administration->Printer or anywhere else on the menu. I've checked the menu editor and it's not shown there either.
I'm recieving a BusyBox v1.13.3 screen after attaching my 2nd sata-harddrive. I bootup the pc, but can't get to the login screen because of this message: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
-Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) -Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) -Check root= (did the system wait for the righ device?) -Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev) ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/bf2ed1f9.... does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
It seems one thing to do is to edit my /boot/Grub/menu.lst but I don't have that file! Even with the command: gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst it just opens up an empty box. Note, the 2nd hdd (sdb) has to be removed to properly boot into Ubuntu to browse my files.
Starting a live-cd (9.10) and mounting the /root partition from sda method doesn't work either because the partiton is not mountable in Palimpset due to it not having a any readable data on it! ps. going to try and get into the Grub Loader during bootup and see if I can add "all_generic_ide" to the end of the assigned /root line. Will get back in a bit.Grub screen doesn't even appear if I attach the 2nd harddrive so can't get into that.
I just need to develop a menu based Administration tools in LINUX similar like SAM - HP and SMIT - AIX , should be in a position to work with tab and space bar and arrow keys ,should i write a code in c language only or i can implement the same in shell script itself.
just recently upgraded to 10.04. After the upgrade I noticed that certain Administration menu items are msising. I can't find the "Hardware Drivers" tool. Is there a way to reinstall to put the complete files and correct the menu items, etc.?
I have installed both GNOME and Cinammon Desktop Environments in Debian, using the latter as default. I would like to switch to GNOME DE, but there's no session menu (as in Ubuntu/Mint...) available at login.
I'm trying to follow the directions here. However, I don't have an "administration" folder. I only see Boot and System Volume Information and bootmgr. Where is the folder? Did I install something wrong? I didn't get this problem on my other laptop.
I installed CentOS 5.5 last night using the DVD ISO (from a USB drive thanks to the Universal USB Installer). I selected the Server and Virtualization packages, and finished the install all the way through. At the end, the installer asked me to remove any installation media and reboot the system. After rebooting, the system hangs on a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner that does not accept text. This is before the GRUB screen appears. For partitioning, I created a 4GB swap partition on sdb and a 16GB ext3 partition on sda, mounted at /, with the remaining free space on sdb mounted at /storage.
Does anyone know why this system is hanging before the GRUB menu?
I'm newbie to Ubuntu, I have found that under System > Administration > Services options is missing. Also Networking option is missing.The Ubuntu Version : Ubuntu 9.10 - the Karmic Koala - released in October 2009
I just recently upgraded to Natty Narwhal and I cant seem to find the System menu. i understand that things have changed cause of the new interface. Where can i find System->Administration. If its not available whats the equivalent?
Say,you have 200 linux servers and you want to monitor things like, disk activity, disk usage, CPU usage, various logs of the servers. What tool is best recommended for this system administration purpose ?