Ubuntu :: No Session Manager Under "System/Preferences", No Startup Programs Manager

Jun 6, 2010

Hello - installed 10.04 yesterday, Had previously dabbled, trying to switch over to Ubuntu full time now. Wanted to access the session manager, but when I scroll to System/Preferences, there is no entry for it, or for the startup programs manager. Also, I'm getting the following error when attempting to open the "windows" entry: Failed to execute child process "gnome-window-properties" (No such file or directory)

Did I somehow botch something in gnome which is now leading to the absence of the session manager as well as the inability to launch the "windows" manager?

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Dec 30, 2010

I am setting up a thin client boot (over NFS) with x2go thinclient. So far everything works, the client boots over PXE, mounts the NFS dir on the server. But the x2go thinclient system does not install properly. I end up with a CLI prompt, to log in. It does not start X, not does it start the x2go client in a window managerless X session.

X2go is, in case you don't know it yet, a cool Linux X terminal session system, very much like Nomachines NXserver. I like it very much, since my experience, especially with freenx has not been good.

Now I am missing some Linux knowhow here: I know that after startup (the CLI part), the display manager is started (GDM or KDM), which starts the X server and shows the graphical login. Now since X2go does not properly setup and there is no documentation about the thinclient part, I will set it up myself.

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I found that putting a .xsession file in to the users home dir causes that script to be run when you invoke startx.But when I put startx in a script that runs as the last one in the runlevel (as in S05startx), it does not run at all.

What is the proper way to run X and a program on it directly, right at startup?

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Jun 5, 2011

I installed slackware 12.1 from files i downloaded and converted to cd (images). There are six "disks" i downloaded from the slackware site and converted to images via a homemade .cmd in windows xp and then burned using imgburn.

I partitioned my hd (canibalized from an acquaintance's emachine and connected it to my desktop (1G ram, 2Ghz processor). Booted from disk 1 and fomatted the 80G HD for 2 partitions of linuxswapable at 2G apeice and 2 partitions of bootable linux. (Because i want to try another distro later). I ran the setup installing most everything and all seemed to go well. After i exited setup and restarted, it identifed the cd/hd as normal and then went into some sort of recovery mode with the emachine logo call pcangel, after which it tells me.

STOP: c0000021a (fatal system error) The session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000). the system has been shut down. So, is this indeed an xp error message, and if so, why am i getting it after formatting everything?

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Mar 13, 2010

The IP address acquisition problem I reported earlier has returned, and I am stymied. To recap: Ubuntu 9.10 would not obtain an IP address via a wired Ethernet connection. I resolved the problem at the time by configuring eth0 in /etc/network/interfaces:


auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

and disabling Network Manager in Preferences > Startup Applications.After a powering down the PC today, the problem has returned. It appears that dhclient cannot obtain an IP address. This is true whether I am connected to the router (a Linksys WRT54G running Tomato), or directly to the DSL modem. When my usually wireless Ubuntu 9.10 laptop is wired to the router, it obtains an address almost instantly. I have made no changes to the network configuration since January. I have tried to keep current on Ubuntu updates.


jgb@alienware:~$ ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:1b:ac:5b:9e
inet6 addr: fe80::230:1bff:feac:5b9e/64 Scope:Link


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May 9, 2010

I installed OpenSUSE and it seems to have installed multiple desktop environments. I only need one environment and don't much care for the flexibility of others as it is a drain on my HDD space.

Problem is that uninstalling one seems to conflict with anothers dependencies and I'm unsure if removing configuration packages with one environment is going to adversely affect another environment. Said packages being like gnome keyring manager or like programs that pertain to interfaces for hardware settings and configuration.

I began to uninstall Gnome, and it just started trying to change everything about Kde4, and when it said Yast and keyring manager I was unsure if I should continue, even letting Yast decide what to do. Numerous of the programs I installed also would have been broken such as gstreamer codecs, google programs, gimp, everything had to change from attempting to remove the Gnome Desktop.

I would prefer to have no remnants of any environment except for KDE.

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Jun 4, 2011

To try another windows manager, I have to open a new display without a windows manager. The problem is that when I run


startx -- :1

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Mar 23, 2010

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Aug 16, 2009

I use:
OpenSuse 11.1 with KDE.

I wish: no session restoring on login and no confirmation dialog on logout � i.e. OpenSuse should never ask me, if I click on �shutdown� and always start with new session.

I do: So, in �System Settings� -> �Advanced�-Tab -> �Session Manager� I choose follow options:

NO Confirm Logout
NO Offer shutdown option

On Login:
YES Start with an empty session

Default shutdown option:
YES Turn off computer
(finally, it goes disabled)

The problem is:Now I can't shutdown my computer by clicking the �Shutdown� in main menu. I can click it hundred times � nothing happens. Could anybody explain me, why???

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May 20, 2011

Is it possible to run the GNOME session manager but not have a window manager? It would also be nice to have a panel (or at least a status notification area) that was in a window, rather than a title-bar less menu bar.

The reason I want this is that I'm using my Mac's X server and logging into a VM running Fedora on the same host. And I've noticed some things, like the ability to use USB tethering, depend on a D-Bus session being active, and possibly the NetworkManager widget in the panel.

From IRC - #gnome:<borschty> ok, then go to gconf-editor somewhere under /desktop/session there should be something like "required_components" and remove window-manager from that list. You could use something like wmctrl to change the window-type of the panel, but a) that might break stuff and b)

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Mar 19, 2010

2.6.18-164.11.1.el5 x86_64 x86_64

I have been updating my system and making a few changes and now I have a serious problem with GNOME (as far a I understand). In the Desktop if I try to start some applications such as the text editor gedit it crashes and won't start. Some applictions start from the menu some don't (e.g. services) and others start and then crash if I try to example manipulate them (e.g. open a file in openoffice).

In the case of gedit if I try to run it from the command line as root I get the following

# gedit

(gedit:6475): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager: Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.Illegal instruction [code]....

When I try to start the services (i.e. /usr/bin/system-config-services) I get:

Mar 20 00:35:54 ##### kernel: system-config-s[6536] trap invalid opcode rip:3e18ffd008 rsp:7fffeeffdb30 error:0

in /var/log/messages

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Here is the following error:
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Splashy still has the bug where it can't be installed due to a conflicting package in Ubuntu, so I believe that this is the only way to do it.

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here is the terminal output


ry@ry-desktop:~$ startupmanager
Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
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