Ubuntu :: User Switching Stopped Working In Lucid?
May 1, 2010
User switching doesn't work for me anymore since upgrading to Lucid. When I choose "Switch From <user>..." in the logout menu on the top-right of my screen, it jumps to the login screen (gdm) but it doesn't show any usernames as it should.I wish I could get a screenshot of gdm but I'm not sure how.
Lucid is not in testing but it's released.It seems it works now, with all desktop effects activated and switching users and closing sessions.The only thing I still don't know is which screensaver can I use if removing gnome-screensaver?
i was recently running the latest xubunto, and decided to upgrade when the upgrade manager offered me however ever since vie upgraded my sound no longer works neither does wine. I have reinstalled wine but nothing has happened but i am at a loss of what to do with the sound. It used to work with no extra configuration before the upgrade i am running a dell inspiron 530.
i upgraded to lucid, but now my video has stopped working... videos and iplayer work fine. the problem is with any videos (mp4, flv) opened in vlc or mplayer. i can hear sound fine but the screen is black. the same happens in skype. i followed the comprehensive guide and did all the steps, but no joy.
My sound in Lucid was working fine (for months), and then, for no obvious reason, it stopped working today. I get no sound from any application. I have no idea what could have changed on my system to cause this.When I re-boot Lucid, the login sound plays, and sound works briefly, but it always stops eventually after I login.I am overwhelmed by the large number of different Ubuntu sound problem fixes
I've been running Ubuntu Lucid for six months now without problems. Last night my keyboard suddenly stopped working in any applications under Gnome. Rebooting didn't help. Mouse still works fine.But the keyboard still works fine when typing in my password, and if I start KDE instead it also works OK. So it doesn't seem to be hardware failure.I see from googling that others have had similar problems, but most seem to have been on installation, and involved either VMWare or USB keyboards. I'm not using either of those.When it broke I was trying to build PyCairo into an alternative installation of Python2.5, don't know if this is relevant, if some key package got somehow corrupted.
after having tried out almost all suggestions found here and elsewhere on the internet, i'm somewhat at my wits end The situation: I'm running Kubuntu 32Bit Version (at the mom 10.4) on a HP-Compaq 6735s (AMD Processor, Vanilla 32Bit Install). My first Install was last year with 9.4 and the Broadcom 4322 wireless worked like a charm after installing the proprietary STA-driver under System -> Hardware Drivers. As the update didn't work out really without glitches, i did a fresh install and lost my wireless. I tried various combinations and tutorials but to no avail. My card is found, the driver installed, but i cannot access my access-point. I can SEE the access point (and all my neighbors'), but knetworkmanager does not seem to do anything. To be sure, I installed wicd (nice tool by the way). Trying a connect here told my my credentials were bad (incorrect passphrase for my WPA2 Personal auth), which is not true. I tried connecting without security, didn't get an IP. So it seems somehow the card is working, but all functions needed for passing information to the access-point are unavailable.
This is what I tried:
both broadcom-drivers fw-cutter installing the driver by hand
Installing the driver via Hardware Drivers produced the same results as any other, viz the card is working, but not connecting. Unfortunately knetworkmanagers error messages are a bit sparse, or rather non existant. My guess is that somehow the firmware is not properly loaded (or the wrong type??).
my 3G card Huawein E630 sucesfully on carmic 9.10. However, after upgrade to lucid 10.04, I cannot connect anymore.After insertion card contains drive containing windows drivers and modem.In karmic both were detected properly, however in lucid only drive is visible and modem is not detected.Connection is setup properly, but network manager does not offer me the connection.
I recently installed 10.04 and everything Just Worked.Before Lucid, I was using 9.04 and had successfully gotten my Broadcom 4306 working perfectly... which is why I think the Lucid install went so perfectly.Well, after a botched hiberation (Dell Inspiron 9100), my wireless is dead in the water.I've tried "ifdown", "iwconfig", "/etc/init.d/network restart" and "force-reload", 'modprobe -r b43'
I'm using 10.04 and it's been excellent all the way through up until this problem happened. My laptop's built-in SD card reader has stopped working out of nowhere.
Here are the basic facts:Laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR I tried older Linux Kernels, it's not the newest kernel causing the problem. The SD card reader is not shown in disk utility anymore. It used to be shown, even when no SD card was inserted. Now? Nothing.lspci output:
Summary: a long-working config involving a 1st-generation Ipod Touch with v1 firmware, Ubuntu, and Amarok 1.4 stopped working when I upgraded to Lucid.
A few years ago I was given a 1st-generation Ipod Touch, running the original v1 firmware (I never upgraded to the v2 firmware because v2 wasn't jailbroken at the time). I took it to a friend's place to activate and jailbreak it with her Mac laptop (I didn't have a Mac or Windows machine to install Itunes on; have been Linux-only for many years). Once jailbroken, I was happily able to use it with Hardy, Amarok 1.4, and ipod-convenience (which supply ipod-touch-mount/ipod-touch-umount).
This continued through upgrades to Intrepid and Jaunty. I didn't care for Amarok 2 in Jaunty, so I installed Amarok 1.4 from the ppa someone else made available. I continued to use it through Jaunty and Karmic, without any problems.
Last week I upgraded to Lucid. Syncing Amarok 1.4 to the Ipod Touch no longer appears to work; the Ipod fails to recognize any music transferred onto it (standard "No Music - you can buy music at Itunes" error screen), so I presume this is a libgpod/hash error. I have the FirewireGuid properly set in the .../Device/SysInfo file, as I always have.
Every time I use the Amarok Ipod "connect" function (which runs ipod-touch-mount) it tells me no valid Itunes db was found, and asks to initialize the db. I can then transfer music to the Ipod, and successfully disconnect, but it's not recognized on the Ipod after a respring or reboot.
I've tried RhythmBox and gtkpod briefly with no luck either.
Relevant installed packages:
Code: ii amarok14 2:1.4.10-0ubuntu3~ppa5 Amarok 1.4 series ii amarok14-common 2:1.4.10-0ubuntu3~ppa5 architecture independent files for Amarok
Edit: a little more info: after I let Amarok initialize the Ipod Touch and transfer a song to it, the iTunes.db that gets created on the Ipod is 0 bytes long. I presume this is the source of the problem, and indicates something is going wrong with libgpod's creation/editing of the db.
what I should do from here? I've tried removing the DB by hand, but it makes no difference - the subsequent operation to initialize the db results in the same 0-byte file.
I'm running 10.04, typically using the default gnome session. I locked my screen overnight, and when I came back the keyboard wasn't working. Before anyone asks, yes it is still plugged in. Here's where it gets weird. I logged out using the mouse, and switched to another user on the system, and it works fine. I have keyboard input on the gdm log on screen and for other users. I've tried about every possible combination of logging on/off and rebooting and nothing seems to work. Is this an Xorg thing or a gnome thing? Any ideas what to do from here? I can still get to a terminal through another user and then "su" to my user so I can run "sudo" commands. So in other words, no need to bring in a live CD or a clean install at this point, but I don't really know where to start with this one.
UPDATE: I switched session types to LXDE, and the keyboard DOES work for my user. However, when going back to gnome it still doesn't work. I guess that seems to point towards it being a gnome thing, not Xorg.
I have installed Samba 1.2.63-0Ubuntu4 (system-config-samba) on Ubuntu 10.04, and it has been working without any issues for a few months now, but now the username/password authentication does not work anymore and I can't figure out why
I have tried changing username/password(thinking maybe i forgot the correct credentials) and the new username/pass does not work either.
I have also tried "sudo service smbd restart" in terminal to restart samba but this does not work either
I can still see visible shares when browsing server via "network neighborhood" on XP,,, and can access the shares that do NOT require authentication
username/password are made up of standard characters as well
Kuser no longer works for 'rob' but still works for 'robert' & 'root'. It launches (i.e. the cursor bounces up & down and a Kuser box appears in the task bar) but the Kuser screen never opens. Finally, the bouncing cursor disappears as well as the Kuser box in the task bar.
I haven't used my VB for a few weeks however all of a sudden it refuses to work for my normal non-root user. It's almost as if it can't find libraries in the /opt/VirtualBox directory. Initially it refused to start completely so I linked the required libs into /usr/lib64 ( yip real hack. Then it started but a vm would not start, and comes up with an error about a missing lib again which is definitely there. My non-root user is in the vb group and nothing besides system updates has changed. vb 3.2.10 slack64-current.
My normal prompt looks like: username(at)ubuntu + current directory. (Odd format, it doesn't really look like that, but I was told I needed 15 posts to post an URL).Whenever I change user with "su username" (at least when changing from root to normal user), this prompt completely disappears. All it says on the left in front of the input "$". Also the history doesn't work, and the tab key doesn't complete anything, but rather acts as the normal tab in an editor. do I fix this? It is very annoying. Sorry for the stupid question, but I've searched around for an answer, finding none.
I installed KDE 4.3.5 on my existing Gnome desktop and i have two users using the computer. Now from Gnome I am accustomed to switch between session very easy and the sessions continue to run. If I use the Switch option from KDE it just looks my screen and does not switch. Is it possible that I miss some programs? I installed it with Yast and used the group option. I am pretty sure that I missed something during the installation.
I have an external USB drive that is NTFS. It mounts fine under my account and my wife's, but only if I fully shut-down the computer between switching. While switching users or logging out then in with a different account it will not mount the drive. I am not sure what to do... but we both access data from the same drive.
My problem started when I updated Ubuntu 10.10 developer release (or whatever it's called ) to Ubuntu 10.10 Final. When I switch user or lock the screen and log back in, my computer makes no sound. I know it's not muted since I can see that in the volume control. The only way I can fix it is by restarting my computer
When switching users or logging out and then back in, the unity desktop will be shifted to the right, so that the clock, power button, etc. is off-screen. This does not happen every time, but seems to be about 50% of the time.It looks to be shifted about the width of the toolbar on the left, so that there is a blank column the width of the toolbar, then the toolbar. So, maybe some screen position data is not being reset at log out
I'm trying to watch TV shows off of ABC.com, ABC.com is sending back the following warning:
Platform not supportedYou appear to be using an unsupported operating system or Web browser. In order to use our video player, we require:Windows XP/Vista with Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 3 Mac - Firefox 3+, Safari 3+
I think that this is bogus, and I probably need to switch my user agent so that it shows the correct version of firefox, but shows my OS as Windows XP/Vista or Mac. Here is the output of about:config showing all of the user agent strings:
As I understand it, these strings get assembled into the user agent header, which looks a little bit like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20100106 Firefox/3.5.7 I pulled this from Wireshark, after changing the user agent values above... obviously the changes that I'm making in Firefox aren't affecting what's going out over the wire. Right now, I'm in 'press and guess' mode... if someone can give me a better idea of how user agent strings are actually set in Firefox, what the individual values are, I might have a slightly better shot at figuring this out. This is, of course, only the first part of the problem. If ABC is using something proprietary to send out their video, I may still be out of luck...
i'm using centos 5 and i want to save my setup when switching the user.when i switched user from user1 to user2 and then i logged in user1 back without shutting down, i couldn't see any working window on user1. But since it's working on the CPU, i guess it's working but i cannot just see the window(such as terminal in my case) i was using. i have been using scientific linux which have "save current setup" when logging out. but centos seems not to have that check box!i want to know whether centos can contain the setup for each user when switching user.
When originally installing 11.04 I had problems getting my Ralink 5390 wireless card to work.
Today my computer froze completely and I had to turn it off via the power switch. When I turned it back on, wireless was no longer recognized! My iPod can connect to the network just fine, so it must be an Ubuntu problem. There are no problems with my ethernet connection either.
I researched this and found several threads about blocking and unblocking wireless devices using the rfkill command. Well, unfortunately for me the rfkill command doesn't work. When I type sudo rfkill list or sudo rfkill unblock all, nothing happens; it just returns me to my bash prompt. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling rfkill...nothing.
After a successful upgrade to lucid, everything was going GREAT (including FINALLY having surround output) until now all of the sudden music files won't play... When I double-click a file, Totem opens automatically, and it says it's playing,but there's no sound and the bar does not move across at the bottom. In VLC, the bar moves like it's playing, but there is still no sound. Doesn't work when I hover the cursor over a file, either. In previous versions of Ubuntu, a simple reboot would fix this, but that doesn't work with Lucid... Online streaming works fine.
I got several WM/DE installed in my Ubuntu 11.04 Trying to switching them in login menu some works and some doesn't. when it doesn't work, it just comes back to login screen with black screen appearing for short time, almost flashing. LXDE did not work before, when I only had default DE comes with ubuntu and LXDE additionally installed. But now it seems it works after installing some other WM. WM doesn't work currently; IceWM, JWM.
I have squid and dansguardian installed on my laptop. What seems to be happening is when I go from home (ethernet) to school (wireless), or from school to home, squid stops working (sites don't load - at least some don't). My fix was to shutdown squid with
sudo squid -k shutdown
delete the cache folder and then recreate it with
sudo squid -z
The problem is that this keeps happening and it is becoming a hassle to have to go through the 1-2 minute process every time I change my connection. I had squid and dansguardian set up and working for about a month on this installation and since Christmas on my old installation. This problem has only started recently. Occasionally, I would have to restart my computer because of DNS issues but I did not have to do so every time I changed connections.