Ubuntu :: Disable Failsafe Gnome And / Or Unlock Login Preference Window
Jul 9, 2010
when i called up the login screen to change to automatic login, i apparently changed my preference from GNOME to Failsafe GNOME (knew i made an extra click but didn't know where, dumb, i know). with Failsafe the network manager applet and all the other default prefs disappeared. the worst is that i can't connect to wireless without the nm.
these are preferences, right? you should be able to go right back anytime and change them but now when i go settings > admin > login the window is locked. only the unlock button is lit up and that won't budge. so as the thread title says, how do i unlock login preference window and/or disable Failsafe Gnome?
Recently I changes settings on Ubuntu Desktop and I choose gnome failsafe login, hence everything loads nice except when the user accounts is load it only appears the background and the terminal. Is there anyway to have the desktop back the way it was with the complete gui interface?
While browsing following page [url] I get a random window popped up on my box the link which pops up is of following page[url]
In case any one wants to see what I am trying to tell just open that page [url] and try to click on some menu button in navigation bar. You will see an advertisement "Play online games"
Now I would like to tell Firefox-->Edit-->Preferences-->Content-->Block Pop up windows there is a tick on that box.
Also as I open that page[url] I do see a message in firefox which says this page tried to open pop up windows which have been blocked. And inspite of this message I get to see that advertisement of "playing online games" It has been so frustrating and annoying to each time close that pop up.
My question is inspite of the option of blocking pop up windows enabled why do I get to see this advertisement. Can I some how stop this behavior. I use Lucid 64 bit and Firefox 3.6.10
Older machine here that I upgraded to 10.04 after a clean install of 9.10 some months ago. When booting into GNOME, the desktop image flashes on the screen and the second the bars on top and bottom try to appear the system boots out of the desktop and returns to the log on screen. I assume this is a crash of Xserver, but just guessing. Per another page I ran: lspci | grep VGAand returned:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] (rev 01)
I know - old machine Typing this from failsafe mode, would be great to hear from someone as to what I can do to get this working in normal mode again.
I am on Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit version (Gnome). I am running an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT graphics card with the NVIDIA proprietary drivers. I have dual screens running at 1920x1080. I am dual booting with Windows 7 but I don't think that should make a difference (BURG is my bootloader). When I first boot up into Ubuntu and log in, my desktop looks just great, like this: But if I log out then log back in, my theme reverts to a grey blockish theme that seems to be reserved so weak video cards or something like that. I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu desktop. This is what it looks like:
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.
I tried to install Compiz on F9 Gnome and I added a startup entry (system, preferences, personal, session, startup programs). Now I can't log in to the gnome window manager, it logs in and then logs out again. I would like to remove the entry that I created in the startup programs, but I don't know which file to edit. Where the settings to the System > Preferences > Personal > Session > Startup Programs are stored.
If I start my Lenny with Gnome I get the login window. The strange problem is, I have us keyboard there, but after login I have german keyboard. Under System -> Preferences -> Keyboard I have only german keyboard layout setuped. Howto change keyboard layout at the login window?
After using my computer a few days ago, I tried to turn it on again yesterday, and I was unable to boot. After some Googling (on my mobile) and a few Grub bash commands, I was able to boot, but now I cannot log in. Neither normal Gnome nor XTerm work, and Failsafe is all that I can log into. Above that, every time I log in, I get the following message:
Quote: Error activating XKB configuration. It can happen under various circumstances:
- a bug in libxklavier library - a bug in X server (xkbcomp, xmodmap utilities) - X server with incompatible libxkbfile implementation
X server version data: The X.Org Foundation 10604000
If you report this situation as a bug, please include:
- The result of xprop -root | grep XKB - The result of gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd
I'm fairly new to Debian/GNOME, and I'm running Squeeze and GNOME 2 and I have some questions. How exactly do I change the background image for the login window? I've looked up various suggestions but none of them seem to work - the appearances window does not ever seem to change the background image for the login screen. Also, whenever I log out or when I close the lid on my laptop and it suspends, I am unable to log back in - all I see is a black screen and my cursor, which I can move.
Where do I look to change the calendar preference in Gnome Shell from Evolution to Osmo? I have uninstalled Evolution and installed Osmo. I have looked in all of the settings available in System Settings, Tweak Advanced Settings, Alacarte, and Configuration Editor (gconf-editor), but I am obviously overlooking something.
Is it safe to delete all references to evolution when I find them in gconf-editor? I assume I would have to do that as root since it does not seem like trying to do so as a regular user works.
What I want to do is when I click on the date/time on the top bar and select "Open Calendar", Osmo will open. Right now I just get a message: "Execution of 'evolution' failed: command not found." Of course it would fail since I removed evolution. However, I can't seem to find out where to change it to look for Osmo instead.
last week I did an update and it may or may not be tied to the fact that now I can only login to Failsafe Gnome mode. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala. I've had Ubuntu for a year but I'm not that familiar with it.
When I turn on my desktop and log in to Lucid Lynx, I can only use it with "Failsafe GNOME" turned on. If the Normal GNOME is on instead, it literally freezes every single time, within about 4secs-1 minute of use. is there a way I can boot up in failsafe GNOME without clicking it every time?
This happen on a samsung NC10 (graphic chip: Intel 945GME). When I boot linux + gnome3 and no external screen is attached to my laptop, then, gnome 3 boots with the gnome shell (gnome 3 shell). If, at this stage (when logged in), I plug an external monitor to the laptop (and configure it using the monitor config tool), then I can run gnome 3 shell on my external monitor as well... BUT:
If I log in when the external screen is already plugged in, then gnome boots in fallback mode... with other words: Gnome3 seems to be able to run the graphic+screen with gnome 3, but the "fallback" detection seems not to beleive so...
my when i boot my ubuntu 8.10 i get only xterm failsafe ,however failsafe Gnome does open , i have tried several solutions from the web such as deleting .profile file and some other solutions but none works.here's my .xsession-errors file
Code: /etc/gdm/Xsessin: beginning session setup... /etc/gdm/Xsession: Executing default failed ,will try to run x-terminal-emulator
I have Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome. Whenever I put in a blank CD/DVD an icon on the desktop appears named "Blank CD/DVD" and a window appears asking me what I want to do with it. How do I disable the window and the icon from the desktop?
Im unable to login to my computer because directly on startup the "unlock login keyring" pops up, i can move my mouse around but cant click anything or type/use commands.
The loading also takes longer then usual. This is in lucid 64bit. I installed gnome-do the night before so i think it has something to do with that, but i really dont know what to do. I tried going into terminal (alt-f2), or killing the process with ctrl-alt-esc but they keyboard is useless (though not entirely frozen as i can turn on/off numlock etc)
Is there someway i can bypass this temporarily and then get rid of it (from bug reports ive read it seems deleting gnome-do will work)
After booting, When prompted to enter a password to unlock my login keyring, I tried to enter in my password, but it won't let me. I can move my cursor but everything else is frozen.
I tried to access the terminal by using ctrl + alt + f2, I entered my login and password from there and it worked, I just don't know what to do afterwards. don't know what other information I can provide other than the fact that I am using Ubuntu 10.04
using ubuntu 10.10.. firsly it was asking me for password when i open my computer but i disabled that option and now it doesnt ask me.. but there is something else.. the desktop appear.. and i receive a message like i have to enter password to unlock the login keyring something like that.. can somebody explain me why? what can i do to stop this? i can actually use the computer open folders do anything but the password box keep appearing.
I have recently made a fresh install of Lucid Lynx. After restarting my computer (due to kernel updates), my log in password no longer unlocks my login keyring. I have never changed either password, so there is no "old" password to resort to.How do I fix this? I am not opposed to deleting whatever data is encrypted by this keyring. Also, how might this have happened? This could be a bug; are there any relevant log files or such?
I've got a recurring problem on the latest install of Ubuntu 10.4 64 Bit. Everytime I log in, in order to use establish a wifi connection I have to enter my password again to unlock the system keychain. Until I do this no Wifi connection is established.
I've got the system setup on an Acer Aspire Revo which has an RaLink rt3090 card in it. I was using the 2.1.3 driver but have updated to the latest .7 driver and still have them same problem but I suspect this is some sort issue with Ubuntu rather than the driver.
The machine is setup as an HTPC to logs in automatically and boots up Boxee which needs an internet connection so it'd be great to get the internet working from the get go rather than having to enter the password again.
Anyone got any ideas why I'm being asked to unlock the key chain again and to stop this from happening so the wifi works immediately after logged in.
I have a problem where I am asked to unlock the keyring every time I use Evolution.I enter my password on the user select screen and login and have evolution save my email password but whenever I open the program it asks for the same password as I use to login. For security reasons I need to have my password requested at login but don't feel I need it for evolution as I thought my email password was enough.
I am on Ubuntu 10.04, and I think I have had this problem since I installed it. When I type my password into gnome-screensaver and click "Unlock," all the buttons become disabled and the cursor turns into the "busy" look. I have to go into one of the virtual terminals and do "killall gnome-screensaver." This happens maybe 75% of the time when the screen locks.
Also, this last week or two there is a new problem where the gnome-screensaver covers only part of the screen and I can still see and use most of the desktop.
I'm not sure if this is the correct section to ask this question, so mods please move if needed. This happens with a freshly installed Lucid 64 bit, 2.6.32-22-generic kernel. Each time I boot into the system I get prompted for my password: "Unlock Login Keyring
Enter password to unlock your login keyring The login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your computer." At first I thought it was the wireless network problem, so I already checked my wireless as "Available to all users", but this didn't stop the prompt. Doing a little bit more of research, if I cancel the dialog without entering my password, I can access the web without any problems (so again it is not the wireless connection problem), but then if I try to launch Gwibber I get the prompt again (two times actually, if I press Cancel the first time), or if I launch Empathy as well (three times in a row if I press Cancel; probably it has to do with the fact that I'm logged into 3 different accounts, facebook, gmail and hotmail?).
Furthermore, this two nice pieces of sofware offer almost zero configuration options to the user, at least GUI-wise, so there is no checkbox for "Available to all users" or anything simmilar for the matter. For instance, in gwibber I have spell-check turned on by default and there is no way to turn it off. So I guess I'll have to tweak some configuration file in some obscure folder,