Ubuntu :: Lucid Login Screen Disappears At LOGOUT?
Sep 14, 2010
So I have Ubuntu Lucid machines about 20 of them. Configured via ldap authentication. I seem to be running into a rather strange logout problem. Whenever users click logout they're logged out, however after that all i get is the background screen with the cursor. The cursor is able to move, but no login screen.If i go to a terminal window alt+f1 and do a service gdm restart, then the login screen goes back to normal.
i installed Xubuntu desktop and decided i didn't like and uninstalled it.. but it hijacked my boot screen and login/logout screen. i restored the boot screen but i can't find out how to restore the login/logout screen.
I upgraded to 11.04, and I like the Unity interface. But every time I logout and back in (or restart) it starts in Classic mode. - If I go to Compiz, it shows that Unity is enabled. - When I login, it shows that the Unity interface is selected. - If I run Code: unity --replace in the terminal Unity will run, but then if I close the terminal, it will (sometimes)shut Unity back down.
Just did a nice new fresh install of Lucid, and I wanted to change the login screen. I've found a few tutorial on how to change the background image, but I want to change the entire thing.You used to be able to do this through the System > Administration > Login Screen dialog, but now you can't
I get a black screen (with tiny bits of white on opposite corners of the screen) every time after logging into Kubuntu Lucid AMD64. The only thing I can do is move my mouse pointer over that black screen which doesn't go away. I booted into recovery mode and with command prompt typed "startx" to start graphical mode. That resulted in the same black screen. Then I decided to reboot and install Fluxbox via the command prompt under recovery mode. Now, I'm able to view graphically under Fluxbox after selecting it over the default KDE and logging in. But how do I get regular KDE/Kubuntu to work again? I don't know what happened to make it stop working!
I upgraded from 9.10 yesterday, overall, I do like this; but, it has issues:Sometimes, it boots to a login screen, no graphics. I must reboot; then,I do get the graphical login screen.My graphics is an integrated nVidia GeForce 6100. nForce 405.When I look to download more drivers, I see Hardware Drivers jockey-gtk, and nVidia Binary X.Org driver 185 are installed. I suspect the graphics drivers to be the issue.I see the option to install X.Org driver 173, and 96 for older cards. Is my card that old?My desktop: x64 with 1 gig of RAM.Lucid also boots slower than Karmic, could this be the nVidia driver as well?
I installed Ubuntu for the first time yesterday by running Wubi on Windows Vista Home Premium. For all of yesterday and up to lunchtime today Ubuntu was working fine. I followed the instructions on a forum post to remove Evolution Mail via the synaptic applications menu. I proceeded to log out of Ubuntu and reboot (I hoestly can't remember what for) Anyway, ever since I have not been able to log in to Ubuntu. I enter my username and password as normal and they are accepted, however moments the log in page displays again. This continues in an endless loop. The password is definitely correct because I get an authentication error if I enter anything else. I know I am not the only person experiencing this issue.
I want my Ubuntu 10.04 to login to an Xterm session every time, so I changed it to auto login to Xterm in the login screen settings. This worked fine until I went to do something in a gnome session again, and now even though it is still selected as logging into Xterm automatically, it logs into a Gnome session. Can anyone help me with fixing this?
I actually got my boss to let me put Ubuntu on a laptop for a client and it works like a champ. I have it all setup but there's one thing I'd like to do on it. I have an admin user (the one I created during the install) and a desktop user (for the person receiving the laptop). I would like to hide my admin user from the login screen, so when it boots up all the user sees is their name. If I need to help them with something/install software I can choose other and login as my admin user.
It appears this was rather easy in 9.10 and previous but I can't figure out how to do it in 10.04. To be clear, I want to edit the user list, not disable it entirely. I've tried changing the user id, I found a post that claimed IDs less than 1000 were not shown on the login screen, this proved un-true in my case.
I just did a fresh install of Lucid on my desktop. The boot background splash screen comes up very fast, but then it is about a 1 minute wait until the login prompt appears. Then once I enter my login credentials, GNOME loads up ASAP. It wasn't this slow before I reinstalled. Anyone know why this could be? Everything works.
I installed Lucid Lynx on a medium-old system, Athlon 2200+ with an ATI video card. No problems during the install itself. The problem is that when I boot into the login screen, I get a bunch of blank boxes. If I move the mouse around, I can see various areas highlighted, but I can't actually see the menu options. I can type in my username and password to log in (not being able to see what I'm typing), but then the desktop panels are empty boxes - once again I can mouse over them to get empty drop down menus, but I can't see anything else.
I've had enough experience with Ubuntu in the past to do some troubleshooting myself. Usually I would just boot into a terminal, switch Xorg to use the vesa driver and go from there. However, a number of decisions in Lucid Lynx have made troubleshooting practically impossible.1 - No grub menu. No way for me to pick a safe boot option.2 - Install CD doesn't come with any rescue boot options.3 - Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill the X server and Ctrl-Alt-F1 to boot into a shell don't work.4 - the default filesystem is ext4, which means my old rescue CDs aren't likely to be of much help.Sigh. I understand that Ubuntu is trying to make things look pretty and all, but these user-friendly changes are making it near impossible to fix a problem like the one I have. I just downloaded a System Rescue Linux CD but it's kind of late to be trying it out now.
Put an remote desktop launcher on the lucid login screen.
I'm running a ubuntu lab, and adding an rdesktop launcer to the login screen would really make login much easier for the users, so they don't have to login twice. First into lucid and then into windows with rdesktop.
I'v already made the rdesktop launcher on the lucid desktop, but where (if possible) do I put it so it will also be avalible in the lucid login screen ?
I just installed ubuntu lucid x64 on an HP dv7-3065dx and even though the installation went pretty smoothly, every time I open cheese or anything else that uses the webcam, the microphone all of a sudden cuts off. It doesn't receive input. However if I use the microphone without camera then the microphone works.... Is the webcam somehow crashing the microphone?? Is there something wrong with pulseaudio? The webcam works great and is recognized as "HP Webcam".
When my friend tries to login in to skype, skype just disappears. that means if he tries to write the loginname or the password it just disappears. and has to restart skype. and problem hapens again. skype 2.2 on ubuntu
Running Ubuntu 10.04 AMD64 and Compiz with cube enabled. I have a BTC 5100 PS/2 mini keyboard, and if keyboard layout is set to USA it works fine. Keyboard model is set to "Generic 105-key (Intl) PC" and I don't see an entry for BTC 5100.
But every time I logout or reboot, the system adds an entry for "USA International (with dead keys)" below the entry for "USA" in the keyboard layouts tab and then I lose keys like the apostrophe key. I have no idea where these setting are kept. I've checked .gconf/desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/%gconf.xml, but see no change when I blow the second keyboard layout away.
Meerkat user and loving it so far. However, I've noticed a weird glitch in Ubuntu: when I boot up, everything works fine. However, if I logout and log back in, the panels are different! Instead of the black ones, the panels are now grey with different icons.
I've tried restarting the panels using gconftool and pkill gnome but it didn't work. Any suggestions? I've attached a screenshot for reference.
I experience the following issue with Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64, kernel 2.6.32-25-generic: When I login after having logged out, the theme is reset from Radiance to a quite coarse one withs grey folders and very basic icons. System|Preferences|Appearance->Theme tab just considers it Custom. No change to window borders, and trying to change the theme just affects the borders. Does not happen on a Ubuntu 10.10 32 bits installation.
Ubuntu 10.04. Also have Kubuntu desktop installed. Usually use Ubuntu. Home folder shows as the desktop. Checked settings for Nautilus, Home_folder_is_Desktop is NOT checked. ~/Desktop folder does not exist. .config/user-dirs.dir desktop line is set to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"
So, created the ~/Desktop folder. Changed the line in user-dirs.dir to read XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop". Log out. Log back in. Result:
Home folder shows as the desktop. Checked settings for Nautilus, Home_folder_is_Desktop is NOT checked. ~/Desktop folder does not exist. .config/user-dirs.dir desktop line is set to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"
Logged into the KDE desktop. It complains that the ~/Desktop folder does not exist. Shows nothing on the desktop. Create the ~/Desktop folder. Set KDE to use the ~/Desktop folder. Check .config/user-dirs.dir and make sure that the Home folder shows as the desktop. Checked settings for Nautilus, Home_folder_is_Desktop is NOT checked. ~/Desktop folder does not exist. .config/user-dirs.dir desktop line is set to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Desktop" line is in. Everything is set. Log out.
Log in to Ubuntu. Result: Home folder shows as the desktop. Checked settings for Nautilus, Home_folder_is_Desktop is NOT checked. ~/Desktop folder does not exist. .config/user-dirs.dir desktop line is set to XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/"
This problem showed up on two computers after a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 followed by an install of the Kubuntu desktop. Might as well install Kubuntu desktop because some of the utilities I like to use (Kate, Krusader, etc) require that major parts of it be installed anyway. What appears to be happening is that the user-dirs.dir folder is getting ignored and is overwritten either on logout or login and the ~/Desktop folder is being deleted.
i have installed Ubuntu 11.04 beta release 64 bit and frequently updating with latest updates(allmost all). now i'm having some problem, while i'm login to GUI interface it shows a blank screen(seems logging) and in the next screen it shows login screen again.(Immediate logout). i found some messages from syslog like below:
acpid: client 2889[0:0] has disconnected acpid: client 2889[0:0] has disconnected acpid: client connected from 3034[0:0]