Ubuntu Installation :: Shutdown Prompt In Every Gnome Distro
Sep 3, 2010
Every single Gnome based distro I have tried on a desktop machine has immediately popped up with the Log Out, Shut Down etc prompt as soon as the desktop loads. I doesn't happen with any KDE based distro!
I have tried resetting the CMOS/BIOS etc and it's not the Power Pack, tried two!
The machine is a Fujitsu Siemens Desktop with 3GB RAM, decent graphics etc...
I've tried KDE distros and don't like them as much and really want to get back to a Gnome environment.
I finally got my system to boot to a console prompt. This is a fresh installation of fc10 that I have struggled to get working with my old Adaptec 2940 scsi hardware. I am a little fuzzy on the whole gtk, gdm, gnome thing. So how do I go from this console prompt to configuring the new installation with desktop?So let's say I am logged on as root on the console.
Since upgrading ubuntu boots to a prompt rather than logging into gnome. has anyone run into this? what can I do to fix this? I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.4. does anyone know the command to start gnome from the prompt?
I had to shutdown the computer while upgrading from Lucid to Maverick as it froze(bug in X11) and then when I start the computer I get kernel panic messages. I used a LiveCD to backup my files and I was wondering if there is a way to log in or reupgrade the Ubuntu in some way from the liveCD.
I don't want to do a fresh install as there are a dozen things I had installed and configured in my system the last 1-2 years.
I am creating a bash script file, and I want to know if there is a yes/no command for Gnome? Specifically, if I accidentally click the batch file, I want it to prompt me first. I a clutch I could use gksudo, but that's really not what I'm looking for.
I have one Ubuntu 10.04 machine that is configured this way.I want GDM to prompt the user to enter their username via a text field, and then a password, instead of displaying a list of users to choose from.One way to configure GDM's appearance is to run the following from a terminal: gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties.If I remember correctly, there is a different dialog to run than "gnome-appearance- properties" that allows changing whether GDM prompts for a username or displays a list. But I do not know what it is.
The gnome 3 will be relased in 24 hours and I have heard that Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't support gnome 3. The 11.04 version supports as for testing or smth but it's at it's first beta stage. What are the distros that are perfect for gnome 3?
To flesh out my *nix capability, I create new identities and give them the functionality that I liked in previous ones. I've added the "open terminal here" script, which I find invaluable. Now I want to change the prompt. This is what the terminal does right now: ITo run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>". See "man sudo_root" for details. elliot@dan:/media/KINGSTON$
- Where do I go to shorten the prompt dramatically? I can't really think of a situation where a shorter prompt isn't better or color matters. - How do I adios the 2 sentences that want to appear every time I open this terminal? I'm aware what sudo does. - Instead, I would like the equivalent of a pwd command. Where would I put that? - How do I get the output of this terminal to be simultaneously saved in a file. I do so much copying and pasting out of these terminals that I'm looking for easier ways to do it.
F15 from fresh install off LiveCD. I find that on fresh login my ssh agent situation is a bit confused.
I normally ssh-add my keys to the authentication agent, and then ssh to remote hosts without thinking too much about it. Recently, the ssh command has been hanging. Running with -vvv shows it stops at the point it should talk to gnome-keyring:
At that point it hangs and a ctrl-c will kill it.
The ssh-add command cannot connect to the ssh agent:
If I run to that ssh hang again, and this time grep ps for keyring:
I haven't had any gnome-keyring-prompt window appear on my desktop. Checking all workspaces, and using the Gnome 3 Overview screen to visually view open windows, doesn't show it. "kill -9 2101" returns the hung ssh attempt to the prompt immediately. Thinking about it, I don't believe I've had the Gnome 'enter your password to unlock your keyring' prompt once since installing F15.
I noticed that SSH_AUTH_SOCK seems a little confused:
So it seems that gnome-keyring-daemon is using one tmp directory while my shell has been set up with another. If i manually set the SSH_AUTH_SOCK variable, things start working again:
As I now have to reset SSH_AUTH_SOCK in every terminal I want to use the agent in.
What's the next best step to investigating why the gnome keyring prompt isn't appearing, and how the SSH_AUTH_SOCK variable is getting mismatched with the gnome-keyring-daemon's tmp dir?
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'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 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 installed KDE on my ubuntu 9.04. I was using kde for some time. Then later on I switched it back to gnome. I found that the shutdown button on the right top of the gnome panel was missing. How to restore it back? and has my gnome panel crashed?
I've installed openSUSE 11.4 fresh on my laptop. When I do a shutdown from Gnome and choose the Shut Down option I always return back to the login screen and from there I need to choose the shutdown command again and it works from there. Is there a way to fix the first shutdown option from within Gnome so that it shuts down instead of logging out?
I've created a brand new CentOS 5.4 (Final) 64bit machine AMI on Amazon EC2. This was based off an existing image. I was able to follow the wiki to add NX server. I am using WIN XP desktop for NX client.
I can connect to the EC2 machine and get the GNOME desktop fine. I see the usual CentOS desktop and poke around.
I expected to open the Terminal window and get a shell prompt to su into root user (I need to be root to install some software that needs GUI). I do not want to install this from my plain SSH connection to EC2 (hence the NX server etc.).
When I open the Terminal window, all I get is the NX>105 prompt. I need to get to a shell prompt so I can su into root. For life of me, I cannot get around this prompt (I looked at NX documentation too). Note that this is a prompt NOT on client but on the remote machine. I do not need this as I'm already authenticated and logged in to remote GNOME desktop.
Obviously the TERMINAL is running some NX start up script (I've no idea which one). If there is some other way to sudo into root?
I'm running openSUSE 11.2 Gnome Desktop Environment. Whenever I try to either shutdown or restart my machine as a "normal user", I've been logged off instead! When I try to re-login the screen (xorg) freezes. I don't know how to debug this problem. The problem could be related to hal or d-bus or policykit or X-org..... simply I don't know. N.B. I can shutdown and restart my machine only as "super-user" (root).
The machine I'm using has a PowerPC architecture so I'm somewhat limited to what flavors of Linux I can use and I don't want to go back to Mac OS 8.9. The HD is only 3.3 GB so I can't get both Debian and GNOME on it.
Can anyone recommend a good fairly current distro which provides Gnome and well-supports an Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO card? It appears the current versions of Ubuntu 10.10 and Linux Mint 11 do not, meaning they are now useless to me.
I have a server with Fedora 13 installed and vnc-ltsp-config set up for remote desktop access. Seems to be working fine for everything I need, and with KDM instead of GDM, I'm even able to log in as root to Gnome.Which leads me to the problem. Logging in as root and I get the shutdown menu options in the Gnome "start menu". Log in as anyone else, no shutdown options. Logging in to the console as any user and I get the shutdown options.I want to enable the shutdown options for all users remotely. How can I go about doing this?
And I know someone will say "that's a bad idea". Don't worry, this is a small server at my mom's house I set up for her to run some web proxy filtering with Dan's Guardian and Privoxy. Since I'm typically logging in remotely from home using VNC of some flavor, I'd rather be able to reboot or shutdown through the menu (just more "natural" to me). I know I can shut down through the command line, but that's just too much work.
After power off the Gnome desktop environment does not start on my machine. It never gets past the splash screen with Fedora logo.The OS boots, and I can ssh and even run graphical applications, such as Thunderbird, remotely. No errors are reported in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. There are errors reported in .xsession-errors (attached) but I do not now how to recover from them
I have installed Fedora 15 Alpha with GNOME 3. Everything is working fine. However, I can't see any option to hibernate or shutdown.
In the top panel when I click my user name, I only have one option and that is to suspend. Normally I like to hibernate or shutdown. And I can't see any option of what to do when I close my netbook. Normally, I prefer to hibernate.
I have Ubuntu 10.10 on e-machine T-1221 I can shut down the machine using :
sudo shutdown -h from terminal
I can shutdown using powerbutton on case. I can't use the applet indicator powerbutton in root account, but, I can use the command under "System-->-Shutdown" in root account, but I don't see "System-->-Shutdown" in users account. Is there a way to add it ? I installed Debian 6.0 Squeeze on my Acer Aspire 3620 Laptop it works just fine and has the same Gnome Desktop. The only thing different is that there is no powerbutton available thru Gnome applets, only the command on menu under" Sytem-->-Shutdown", which I'm fine with on this machine.
These are the things I tried on emachine T-1221
I tried "acpi=force" I tried "noacpi" I tried "noacpi nolapic"
I read the bug reports it stated that on live-cd there was only suspend and hibernate. There is no shutdown or reboot. I tried: "#start acpi", it closed with errors. It said that Ubuntu uses upstart. Is there a script which you can add to power button to add the shutdown.? Really I don't necessarily need powerbutton, I think the work around would be adding the command to "System-->-Menu.
in configuring a fresh install of Squeeze. I discovered that it is possible to power off the system under gnome simply by pressing the power button or by selecting the "Shut Down" entry on "System" menu.However I need to restrict this option only to root. How can I do that?
I am running Opensuse 11.3 which had the KDE desktop loaded by default. I have since installed the Gnome desktop which I access via the log in screen whenever I want to use it.
One thing that is annoying me is that whenever I load gnome I am unable to shut down the computer directly from the gnome panel.
When I click the shutdown button, I want the computer to shut down, but rather gnome exits into the login screen and it is from there that I need to click the shutdown button in order to shutdown the computer.
Is there a way to avoid this and be able to shutdown from the gnome panel?
I do not want to uninstall KDE as a solution, I would like the flexibility of having both desktops.
I didn't notice any relevant complaints regarding 11.2 in the archives. The bootup & shutdow may be different problems. Randomly my recent install boots up fine or hangs with a blank black screen. A Ctl Alt F2 gets me to a prompt. Startx returns a lockfile comment that X is already running.
From here I can shut 11.2 down and restart it OK. There must be a bootlog kept in /var somewhere. I haven't tried the non-automatic bootup. The shutdown randomly drops back to the logout screen. Usually a shutdown command from there will shut it down. Sometimes shutdown doesn't work, but restart will finish the shutdown.