General :: Display Motd After Entering Username?

Feb 20, 2011

I want to display motd after entering username but before entering password. Is it possible?

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Fedora :: How To Get Motd To Display

Dec 7, 2010

ive done countless google searches and forum searches with all the same results all the time. Is there anyone who can tell me what file to edit in order to display? Ive tried editing the /etc/motd file and no luck. I tried alot of other stuff too.

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Ubuntu :: Username And Password For Entering Codes?

Mar 20, 2010

I would like to be able to enter codes. I have pressed ctrl alt f5, 6 etc and get to the black screen which asks for username and password. I enter the username and password that I use to log in, but I keep getting the message telling me that they are not correct.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: System Restart After Entering Username And Password

Mar 18, 2011

I have a system installed fedora 13 which I have updated yesterday. Now when I am trying to start system it restarts immediately after entering the user name and password. I am not the expert user.

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General :: GUI Desktop Display Distorted After Entering Virtual Terminal

Sep 18, 2009

I am having an issue with my GUI desktop display. I switched from the desktop to a virtual terminal using Ctrl+Alt+F2. Upon returning to the GUI desktop (Ctrl+Alt+F7), my display is all garbled up. I tried changing the resolutions, and it does not make a difference. I tried rebooting and the display is still bad.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Entering Username And Password But It Doesn't Work?

Jun 10, 2011

I tried installing lubuntu 'over' ubuntu, but am now locked out. Basically, the login screen loads, I've tried entering my username and password, but it doesn't work. I'm not really sure of my username as Ubuntu would automatically fill it in for me. But lubuntu isn't auto-loading my username, so I've been trying to enter all types of variations. I am 100% of my password though

I tried getting help at lubuntu's chat, but that's been kind of hard since there aren't that many people responding. The lubuntu people had me go into recovery mode (2.6.38-8 recovery) and so that would go smoothly. But when the screen of the options of resume, clean, dpkg, failsafex, etc, I cannot move the selector down. So basically, the orange selector is stuck at resume. Whenever I press the down key, the computer runs some lines, and I cannot go back to the list of options. The list is still visible, but can't select any of the options.

If I press the 'end' button, that executes something (probably the last option in the list), and I shut down the pc when it did that. The other arrow keys do nothing. The tab button manages to move the selector from the list to 'Ok' and 'Cancel.' But I cannot move the selector down.. TL;DR: I need to either get into recovery mode, or find a way to get my exact username lubuntu thinks it is.

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Security :: Secure CGI File In Apache - Authentication By Entering The Predefined Username And Password

Sep 24, 2010

Im using opennms network configuration backup server called 'RANCID'.It run on top of RHEL5 system and using APache. Here's the link which i'm accessing [URL] But any one can access this URL and obtain my configuration files

I want to secure this using a logon page.allow login Only for the successful authentications by entering the predefined username and password But after get authenticate book marking the above URL still can access anyone since it didnt prompt username and password again In eachtime executing the above url it should direct to authenticate page

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General :: After Entering Username And Password, It Is Asking "Enter Password To Unlock Your Login Keyring"

Jun 30, 2011

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04LTS. I'm trying to configure my chat accounts. But after entering username and password, it is asking "Enter password to unlock your login keyring". I have entered my login password. But it is saying that "The password you use to log in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring."

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General :: Put A Script Into The Motd File?

Feb 13, 2010

how i can put an scipt into the motd file? For example if i want to know how many users are logged on while i log in.

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General :: Dynamically Scripting Update Of MOTD?

May 5, 2011

I know this is somewhat lame, but I remember back in college the MOTD on some of the systems was a random quote. I always wanted to do that. It seemed really trivial, but still neat and clever.

I searched a bit and don't see anything built-in for CentOS, so I was considering writing a Perl script to parse the RSS feed from a quotes site, then update /etc/motd with a random quote from the feed. This would nearly guarantee I could have this on any distro with identical results. Does anyone know of anything that already exists? Is anyone interested in using a script that I write to have the MOTD updated with random quotes themselves, or am I the only one? I'm perfectly willing to share the result when I'm finished.

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Programming :: Bash Scripting - Display Real Name From Username Logged In + User Processes?

Jan 14, 2011

i am using putty to connect to the linux server and i am using nano as my text editor to write a bash script.

this is my script:

echo "Please enter your Username"
read userName
userName= grep $USER /etc/passwd | cut -d: -f5
echo "Welcome " $userName | cat >> output.txt

the problem i have is that when i enter my username, the output (my real name) does not display in the output.txt. instead it displays in putty. so when i run my script in putty it shows the message to enter username and after i enter my username my real name appears below it. i want it to show in the output.txt

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General :: Use Scp And Ssh Without Entering Password?

Jul 20, 2011

So, I want to write a bash script that will allow me to scp and ssh to a different server in the network.

Though, I dont know how to get rid of the inputting passwod line if both commands.

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General :: Switch Users Without Entering Password?

Mar 12, 2010

I'm a newbie running Ubuntu 9.10. I have two users (wife and me), and each user's screensaver is set to lock so that on wakeup, we get to choose which user's desktop to go to. However, Ubuntu requires a password, so this is pretty tedious.I'd like to switch users without entering any password. I know about this trick that works for the boot login, but it doesn't deal with multiple users.Is it possible to set empty passwords for users in Ubuntu, or skip the password in other ways?(I'm expecting real Linux users to suggest that passwordless users must not get any rights and there be an admin user with a strong password.

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General :: Entering GrUB At Boot - Fedora 12?

Jun 1, 2010

Can't get into GRUB to reset root password. Hitting ESC only toggles between verbose boot information and progress screen. Holding SHIFT does not bring up the GRUB screen for Runlevel editing. Only found correct key strokes once and forgot what they are. While I'm here, does anyone know how to choose and permamently select a kernel version for bootup?

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General :: Connect To Server Via Ssh After Entering The Password?

Jun 16, 2011

am trying connect to server via ssh after entering the password it's just keep stuck !!!

*** NOTE : i was using the server and am sure about the user name and password ...

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Fedora :: Error Message Saying: "Could Not Display "/home/<username>/name"

Oct 17, 2010

I think my mv command is broken? When I try to rename files mv name name1 I get an error message saying: "Could not display "/home/<username>/name" The location is not a folder and a windows to /home/<username>/Videos appears When I try to move files

mv name folder1/name I get the same error message as above, and same popup and another error message that says Could not find "/home/<username>/folder1/name Please check the spelling and try again. Besides Clean Installing F13, is there anything I can do to fix this? Note:In either case the file is not moved at all.

EDIT: Should that I'm doing it in Terminal. I still get the same result when I run as super user.

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Ubuntu :: Get Rid Of The Motd When Ssh-ing Into The Machine

Mar 28, 2011

[On Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit]

I have been trying to get rid of the boring motd when ssh-ing into the machine. I have sudo vim-ed the /etc/motd file to no avail.

Even if I add a motd.tail tail file with my content. I still get the boring and verbose:


Linux barney 2.6.35-28-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 1 14:39:03 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Ubuntu 10.10

Welcome to Ubuntu! * Documentation: [URL]

How do I get rid of this?

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Ubuntu :: MOTD Keeps Reverting To Default?

Jun 6, 2010

I am setting a customized MOTD, however after 24 hrs, it reverts back to the default MOTD.

I noticed that it is a softlink

cmmiller@ladytron:/etc$ ls -al | grep motd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 2009-07-05 10:47 motd -> /var/run/motd

And I'm making the change to /var/run/motd, however it keeps changing.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Deletes Changes To MOTD?

Jul 29, 2010

I applied some changed to the MOTD in /etc/update-motd (including removing the canonical mention in ./python2.6/dist-packages/landscape/sysinfo/ After updating the system I found that all my changes had been deleted without any warning. Is there a way around this nonsense?

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Ubuntu :: Update-motd Gone After Install?

Dec 13, 2010

I am not sure what happened here. I have 10.04.1 and was able to run a command "update-motd". I wasn't able to get it to dynamically create a new motd. My hope was to have it recreate it once a day and email me the MOTD from the server.

In trying to get it to do this, I did a "apt-get install update-motd" in which it proceeded to do this, but then after the installation, I get:

"update-motd: command not found".

What did I do, how can I manually update/create the /var/run/motd file?

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Server :: MOTD Will Not Change Ubuntu 10.10?

Apr 20, 2011

I am trying to change the motd "message of the day" on my Ubuntu server 10.10,
But when i do sudo vi /etc/motd...

i can change the text here, but as soon as I save and exit this file. It changes itself straight back.

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Programming :: Script To Generate SSH Banner MOTD?

Apr 18, 2010

I want to automate my System-installation. So i try to make a Script that will generate the /etc/motd. Now i have the Problem that the script has some variables and after the "Hostname, OS, HW, IP" the "stars" are anyware, but not there they should. The most problem is the $OS this string can verry long or verry short be. Fedora release 12 (Constantine) or RedHat 5.4 i can do that after the variables place the "stars" on the write position?



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Ubuntu Servers :: MOTD Root Disk Usage?

Dec 13, 2010

I've just installed ubuntu 10.04 and the message text that shows when you ssh in shows the disk usage of /home.How do I get it to show the disk usage of the entire root / instead? (like it used to on some older version of ubuntu)

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Ubuntu Servers :: Changing The Motd Style Notices When Connecting Via Ssh?

Dec 6, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu Server 10.10 and noticed that every time I log into the server via ssh it gives details that i don't necessarily want it to show.

Linux zeus 2.6.35-22-generic-pae #33-Ubuntu SMP Sun Sep 19 22:14:14 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
Ubuntu 10.10


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Server :: Squirrelmail's Blank Screen After Editing Motd In Config.php?

May 31, 2010

When i tried to log in, i get blank screen on the login page, even the src/configtest.php This can be solved by reverting whatever was edited for the motd option to its original paramater. anyone experienced this before and found a solution? The only reason for me to use php 5.2 is to install roundcube alongside squirrelmail. Using: centos 5.5 32-bit, squirrelmail 1.4.8, php 5.2

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General :: Know Which Display Number For The Variable DISPLAY To Be Exported When Ssh To Server?

Dec 26, 2010

When i ssh to server using -X, i always confuse about which display number i should export. It seems to me sometimes the display number has been used by something, so what i can do is only

export DISPLAY=localhost:0 && xclock
export DISPLAY=localhost:1 && xclock
export DISPLAY=localhost:2 && xclock


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Ubuntu Servers :: Users On The Machine Can Login Into Vsftpd With Their Username And Password On The Machine And Go To Their Root Dir "/home/username"?

Nov 3, 2010

I recently installed vsftpd on my server. I noticed that users on the machine can login into vsftpd with their username and password on the machine and go to their root dir "/home/username".Now, I want to give some people a vsftpd username and password so they can upload and download files and folders to their folder, but this folder has to be in the "/var/www/(username)" folder. I don't want them to be able to go to any other folder than their own folder like "/var", "/etc" or "/home" etc. Also I don't want them to be able to login on the machine as a user, through putty for example. They should only be allowed to acces their folder with vsftpd, nothing else.

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General :: X11 Forwarding - Error: Can't Open Display: <ip Of Display>

Jun 28, 2011

I have the following scenario that doesn't seem to work normally. I have a windows 7 pc from which I am using putty to connect to my other linux servers (all running redhat 5 and 6). So here is the scenario that works and one that does not work. And I'm trying to figure out the one that does not work. Scenario that works:

From windows 7 (putty) I ssh into Linux_Server_1.

I run xclock and I see it pop up on my windows 7 pc. I am using xming on windows 7 to help me populate the display from linux to windows. One that does not work:

From windows 7 (putty) I ssh into Linux_Server_1. Then from Linux_Server_1 I ssh into Linux_Server_2.
<no output>

I try to setup $DISPLAY with localhost:10.0 or 0.0 or even my windows 7 pc ip address:0.0 ....etc Then when I try to run xclock I doesn't work.

I get these error messages: Error: Can't open display: <ip of display>

Also as a side note all our Linux servers are sitting on one subnet. My pc is sitting on another subnet. I use vpn to connect to the subnet where the servers sit from my pc.

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General :: Cannot Find Username For UID 500?

Apr 3, 2011

I am using CentOS 4.8 I was doing some updates. Now I get "cannot find username for UID 500" here are some outputs,

repeater@irlp's password:
Last login: Sat Apr 2 09:16:27 2011 from
-bash: /etc/profile: Permission denied


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General :: How To Rename A Username

Nov 9, 2009

I accidently created an account with the wrong username. I need to change it to something else. I never done this before but I think you can issue this command "usermod -l login-name old-name" which only changes the username nothing else.I know I will also need to change the home directory to reflect the changes but I am not sure what to do.

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