OpenSUSE Install :: Seamless Mount Of Encrypted Disks And New Session Creation After Each Screen Lock?
Sep 8, 2011
I installed openSUSE 11.4 on HP elitebook 2560p few days ago (using KDE live CD). In general system is working fine, but steel I cannot resolve couple of really annoying issues: 1. I've created encrypted partitions for swap and home during OS installation. As result the system keep asking for passwords for each of encrypted partitions before show login screen. That leads to situation when I have to type 3 passwords during each boot/reboot. I was using the same configuration (swap and home were encrypted) on Ubuntu 11.04 and there both encrypted partitions were mount automatically with no password typing after login to the system. Could you please tell how I can configure the same behavior on openSUSE 11.4 ?
2. I've enabled auto screen lock after 5 mins being inactive. As result when I going back to laptop and to unlock the screen the system shows login screen (default login screen with user selection). But when user and password filled in I click login it creates entire new KDE session. Therefore all staff that was open before screen lock is gone. However old session is still in the system (it appears in output from 'w' command).
I have 2 servers, I set the first one up so that I can remote to it and connect with VNC over ssh by following:[URL]ServerThe 2nd server I did the same, but I cannot connect! When I do, vncviewer prompts for a password and then opens a window of the correct size, but it is all white and then my ssh session is locked! I can't enter any more commands, I have to kill the session.
what program runs the Session lock and the screen saver for gnome and KDE on centos 5.5. But most importantly id like to know what the config file for the screensaver/session lock is called and where its most likely located.
I'm looking for a way of mounting an encrypted volume - home folder or a separate mount point, using only the standard login authentication (ie KDM or ssh). I thought the pam_mount module provided this, but I still get prompted for a password on the console at boot time. This is inconvenient as both my main desktops are headless HTPCs. I want the login credentials to be passed through, at log in time. I'm guessing this is possible, but to be honest, encryption is one thing in Linux that still completely confuses me.
I recently installed OpenSUSE 11.4 64 bit with GNOME yesterday and everything is going fantastic. I like it much better than Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit Maverick Meerkat because it is much more stable, reliable, and dependable. I own a heavily modified ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC. I installed OpenSUSE using the LVM based method and LUKS encryption. When I turn on the power to my notebook PC, it asks me for my password to decrypt my Intel 2nd Generation 160.00 GB Solid State Drive. I expected this behavior. However, I never get to see the OpenSUSE login screen. After I type in my password to decrypt my SSD, it loads up the desktop immediately. How do I configure my OpenSUSE so that I can see the login screen so that I can select my standard user profile and enter the user password to login?
I'm having a problem with my usb disks, on opensuse 11.2. USB disks only mount the first time after booting.
The scenario is, I boot, then I plug a usb disk. It mounts properly and I can use it. After I unmount it and unplug the disk, I try to plug it in and it doesn't mount. And none of my other usb disks will mount as well.
The only workaround is to reboot.
I checked /var/log/messages, and the disk is being detected, it's just not being mounted.
- After a hardrive crash which took out my opensuse 11.2, I installed three new harddrives instead of the old ones. I have installed xp. To see of I could triple boot, i thereafter put in linux mint. I did not like that and installed opensuse 11.3 - to ensure it would place itself on the two second harddrives (formatted in ntfs and with some data on) i before installation took those cables off.. And now alas.. there are no mount points.
So I tried yast, and found the partitioner, chose edit tried to put mount points .. however.. nothing seemed to have happened...
Finally got FC8 installed on new machine, and now it won't mount CDs/DVDs - didn't change anything in BIOS, CD/DVD drive is only thing on the IDE controller (HD is SATA) so is it likely a driver issue? FC8 seemed to have correct (or at least working) drivers for LAN, audio, SATA, etc.
I currently have a simple bash script set up via cron to backup my data (rsync) to an internal hard drive at regular intervals. I leave this "backup" hard drive unmounted, and it is mounted and unmounted as needed with the bash script. If I were to encrypt this "backup" drive (via Luks, or some other means), is there a way to get my backup script to work without me having to be there to enter a password?
On my 11.3 desktop I was annoyed by what I thought was the screen saver locking my session after an idle period, requiring my password to unlock. Well, I didn't want this behaviour and it wasn't supposed to do that, I had disabled every place in the desktop configuration that seemed to be related. I even looked into the KDE4 rc files with a text editor and they all seemed to be in order.
Eventually after some searching I found the answer: It's the setting "lock screen on resume" in the advanced settings > power daemon. Once I turned it off, it was fine; this desktop doesn't need suspend+resume anyway.
It seems that this is not a case of counterintuitive naming; it seems that in some configurations there is a bug where a stray event can trigger a screen lock by the powersaved (?). I don't really understand it, but you can start your investigation here if you are interested:
Possibly a silly question, but here goes...In 11.1 and below I set a key shortcut to lock the screen when I push Meta+L. However, I can't seem to find a way to do this in 11.2. I tried the following:* I looked in the keyboard shortcuts settings page and didn't see an option for screen locking* I tried right-clicking on the screen lock button on the panel and setting the shortcut, but that doesn't seem to have taken effect* I googled and searched this forum, but no luckThe default key combo seems to be Ctrl + Alt + L, which works, but I have years of muscle memory for pressing Meta + L, so I'd like to preserve that if possible
I am creating a raid10 for our studio. I just realized after creating the filesystem that I would like modify one of the parameters - the blocksize. My original command:mkfs.ext4 -b 2048 -L insightRAIDvol /dev/md0I know want:mkfs.ext4 -b 4096 -L insightRAIDvol /dev/md0Is it ok to just issue this command even though a filesystem already is in place?I am hesitant to try this without knowing what the ramifications of this might be for the superblocks or some other unknown parameter to me that might cause problems in the future.As well I know I could rebuild everything from scratch but that's a day and a half of rebuilding
I use the Basic System for Co-operative Work (BSCW) to implement a collaboration environment in Apache. In previous versions of SuSE, I had created a BSCW user and group. The UID and GID that I had used is now assigned to some other system/application.Can someone refresh my memory on how to create a UID and GID in the 100-200 range?
So I have a laptop that I built and installed 10.10 on.
The laptop is used by a minor who needs to be off it at a certain time but can't seem to keep track of time.
I have installed that Nanny program called "Parental Control" through the software center but its not quite what I want. It says it locks out the session...but it seems pretty much useless.
So what I'm looking for is software that would not just lock the session and require them to lock the computer but to literally lock the laptop so they won't be able to use it at all until the time lapses or the admin password is entered.
When I play a video web stream full-screen, the image randomly freezes. I can still move the mouse and hear the audio, but I can't click on anything, and I can't get out of full-screen. No keyboard commands that I know work, and so I end up having to hold down the power button to kill the machine.
This didn't happen in Ubuntu, so I'm pretty sure it's not a hardware issue. And I changed the power management settings to do nothing, but it still happens. So, I don't know what the deal is. Should I try a different flash player (I have the adobe player as default)?
The following message comes up when I boot up: Logging in user Warning: Cannot open ConsoleKit session: Unable to open session: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 0. When I press OK, the system completes the start up and everything looks normal. But when I try to connect to internet, I get the following message:
KNetworkManager cannot start because the installation is misconfigured. System DBUS policy does not allow it to provide user settings; contact your system administrator or distribution. KNetworkManager will not start automatically in future. If I reboot the system, I logg in successfully. So far the problem has appeared approximately upon every second time I boot up. Rebooting the system seems to take care of it.
Don't know what info is of interest. I'm using
Opensuse 11.2 KDE 4.4.2 (Factory) After upgrade from 4.4.1 to 4.4.2 it worked fine for a week or so.
I am a brand new user coming from the MS environment. My impression of openSUSE is that it is like moving into a new house that is well built but the rooms are full of half-constructed self-assembly furniture and appliances without any specific instructions. Nor is it clear which does what and whether all are needed or not. There is a town hall down the road where fellow homeowners gather to discuss what each has managed to deduce about putting their own furniture together. The town hall has a sort of library where thousands of pieces of paper with instructions are stored in an ad-hoc filing system
My latest problem is that I have created a screensaver via the "Configure Desktop" application and set "Enable display power management" and set some timeouts.However, I seem to be asked for a password to unlock the screen when I come back to my computer. I have spent 2 hours trying to find the place where I can disable screen password locking but to no avail. I am perplexed and frustrated at how such an obvious function is so ****ed hard to configure. This is the impression I am getting of Linux in general - it is novice user-hostile and badly organised.
I have experienced that the button in my main menu "Lock Screen" does nothing, so I can not lock my screen. What could be the problem? Is there any command in terminal what I could write, so I can see is there an error output or something?
I installed the new 9.12 cat drivers in the usual way (init 3; rpm -e the old drivers; generate new rpm; rpm -i new drivers; init 5), but instead of starting like I expected, I got a blank screen and what appeared to be a hard lock (keyboard lights don't toggle, Ctrl + Alt + Backspace and Ctrl + Alt + F1 don't do anything).
I switched back to radeonhd, but I'd like to get the proprietary drivers working if possible.
I noticed (the hard way) that enabling a guest session under 9.04 does not lock the source user. I enabled a guest session for someone and came back to find them rooting through my files. By quitting the guest session, it goes back to the source user's desktop without requiring a password. Shouldnt it go to gnome-screensaver automatically? Can this be changed? Is it a bug?
to replicate: log into source user's account use the menu to start a guest session quit the guest session root through files un-opposed.
I am planning in near future(about a month or two) to build a new computer. There be a least two phisical disks - one for OS an another for data or backup. One disk to be a small(60-80 GB) SSD, another to be a HDD of 1 TB or bigger.
I have a few questions:
Is Linux(openSUSE in my case) work with SSD? It is possible to install Linux on two disks - in my case /swap, /boot and /root partition to be on SSD and /home partition on larger HDD?
I fail to install OpenSuse 11.3 with Raid-1. What I do: Partitioning -> Expert. sda1 type RAID do not format / mount, sda2 /(root) type RAID do not format / mount, sda3 /home type RAID do not format/mount. Clone disk to sdb. Raid -> add md126p1 type swap mount to swap, add->md126p2 type etx4 mount to /(root), md126p3 type ext4 mount to /home. Bootloader: GRUB, boot from MBR enabled, boot from / disabled. After installation the system does not boot and grub reports error that the specified filesystem can not be found.
I've got 3 extra disks on OpenSuse 11.2 - all the same size. I've created a partition on all of them as type 0xFD. If I then try and add raid in yast I get "There are not enough suitable unused devices to create a RAID."
I have an ASUS A8N-SLI board with an nForce4 raid 1 setup hosting a Windows 7 array over two 500GB disks. I have a third SATA drive with opensuse 11.3 installed and working perfectly. By changing the boot order in the BIOS, I can alternate which system boots at startup. What I want to do is set up a dual boot configuration... I don't care how, but I want a screen that asks me which OS to use, preferably defaulting to Windows so my wife can stil check her email without calling me at work.
I thought the easiest setup would be to set the LINUX drive as the primary device and then add then chainload the Windows disks, and set them first in the boot queue. That way, without any intervention, the system would pause for 8 seconds and see if I wanted to boot LINUX, then boot Windows if I didn't do anything.
The problem is, I can't figure out how to add Windows to the GRUB menu and recognize it. All of the documentation I can find seems to assume that your Windows and LINUX partitions are on the same disk, which mine are not.
i have got a very strange boot problem. But first: I have openSUSE 11.4 with kde installed. I have the amd64 dual core cpu and 2 hard disks. I was able to boot from both of those disks (on the second disk I have openSUSE 11.2 in case something goes wrong with the first disk). Then I decided to install openSUSE 11.4 from DVD to a usb key (just like I would to a hard disk). I succeeded. I did not involve any partition of the hard disks in this install. But now I can not boot anymore from any of my both hard disks although bios finds them it did before. After bios I get the following message: Loading stage 1.5 error 21.
Error 21 means: Selected disk does not exist. This error is returned if the device part of a device- or full file name refers to a disk or BIOS device that is not present or not recognized by the BIOS in the system But I am still able to boot from usb key. I have even modified the menu.lst from the usb key to boot openSUSE 11.4 from the first hard disk. This works fine. I have also tried to install grub again on my first hard disk with grub.install.unsupported and with yast2. But installation stops with an error message like "hard disk not found by bios".
Trying to install SUSE on a perfectly working PC that was running Windows. Blew away all the partitions and formated the drives.When trying to install SUSE, Installer will not detect my two hard disks. Tried with version 10.x, 11.1 and 11.2, without success.My Mobo is a XFX GeForce 8209, and my SATA drives are both Seagates (1x120GB, 1x320GB). I've tried different SATA mode selection (i.e. SATA, AHCI, and RAID) without any success either.I've tried to look for SATA controller drivers for my Mobo, to try to load on Installer startup, but failed there too.