Ubuntu :: Remove Login At Start / What To Remove To Make It Go Away?
Jun 21, 2010
I am the only user on my laptop so there are somethings that I don't need.I would like to remove the login at start. What do I remove to make it go away? Second one is Keyring. Is it necessary? Can I remove it without causing problems?
This has been bothering me for years now...when I go to remove a thumb drive from my computer, I have two options when I right click the device eject and safely remove. What on earth is the difference supposed to be?
In Ubuntu 9.10 I was able to remove the user list from gdm. However in 10.04 I am unable to do this. I searched the forums with no luck. I opened gconf-editor using sudo and went to apps>gdm>simple-greeter. I then checked disable_user_list. After complete shutdown, I was still placed in the list screen. I checked gconf-editor and the disable_user_list was still checked.
For some reason from a fresh installation on Debian (Squeeze), Apt is telling me I no longer need the 'make' package and I can remove it. I find this extremely odd & random given I just built this O.S. Why would Debian want to remove such a package and since this is a fresh installation, is there something I did wrong?
fedora logo animation splashscreen that appeared when the Live CD was booting? Now when I boot into my Fedora 15 I get an ugly verbose console-like output and am not interested in seeing what's happening behind the scenes!
I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 desktop. I've created two user accounts, one for admin purposes and the other for standard users. At boot up, I have the option to pick one of the created accounts or select "automatic login." When I select automatic login, it logs me into the admin account. I've double checked that the "don't ask for password" option is not selected on either account.
The only thing unusual that I did was select the "don't ask for password" option during the install, and then later (after the install was complete) decided that's not what I wanted and unchecked it.
I need to accomplish one of two things. Either change it so the auto login applies to the standard user account, or remove the auto login option from the login screen altogether.
I'm using Lucid Lynx and need to remove the bottom panel from the GDM login screen. I can remove the panel once logged in but it still appears on the login screen (showing a clock and choices of WMs, etc). I want my end user to see nothing on the login screen but my custom background and the box where he types his username and password.
I installed Ubuntu with the Swedish Eliminate Dead Keys layout as my standard layout. On my own user account I changed the keyboard layout to Swedish Dvorak. I removed the Swedish Eliminate Dead Keys layout on my account. So far so good. But on every login Ubuntu adds the Swedish Eliminate Dead Keys layout again. It's a bit annoying. how to remove it?
I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 (and, on another server, 10.10) and can't seem to figure out how to remove the Shutdown and Restart options from the menu on the bottom right of the login screen.
Code: gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gconf-editor and checking the /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_restart_buttons, but it doesn't do anything even after a reboot. I've also tried the above command as root (without the "-u gdm").
I have also tried adding the following lines to /etc/gdm/custom.conf:
Code: RebootCommand= ShutdownCommand= These seem to have no effect either. Is this a Gnome bug, or am I doing something wrong?
I noticed that every time I logged in my network icon always moved to the middle of the top panel. Getting tired of moving it back every time I decided to remove the panel and start from scratch. But I cannot find the me menu or the shutdown/logoff/switch user menu. So I cannot rebuild the panel the way it was. How can I find these items?
I run a virtual server with a standard minimal openSUSE 11.4 installation (Strato image) and all recent updates installed. Code: $ uname -a Linux servername 2.6.18-028stab089.1 #1 SMP Thu Apr 14 13:46:04 MSD 2011 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
A few days into running the server I found that although /usr/sbin/cron was running it didn't execute the cron scripts. Instead, I find this:
Code: $ tail -n 3 /var/log/messages Jun 28 18:00:01 servername /usr/sbin/cron: pam_warn(crond:session): function=[pam_sm_open_session] service=[crond] terminal=[cron] user=[root] ruser=[<unknown>] rhost=[<unknown>] Jun 28 18:00:01 servername /usr/sbin/cron: (root) PAM ERROR (Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session) Jun 28 18:00:01 servername /usr/sbin/cron: (root) FAILED to open PAM security session (Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session) repeated every 20 minutes.
I have this: Code: $ cat /etc/pam.d/crond # The PAM configuration file for the cron daemon # No PAM authentication called, auth modules not needed auth sufficient pam_rootok.so account sufficient pam_listfile.so item=user sense=allow file=/etc/cron.allow onerr=succeed quiet auth include common-auth account include common-account password include common-password
As per the standard installation and /etc/cron.allow doesn't exist (I tested if it made a difference if it existed with the single line root in it, but there was no effect). I need cron to execute because I want zypper to auto-update my server. On my home openSUSE 11.4 installation the problem doesn't exist. Is it perhaps related to the settings in the yast security center?
Continuing on my quest to build a system with sole purpose of being a LAMP server, I am trying to have the bare minimum number of packages installed. I'm not trying to disable as many deamons as possible, but actually remove any package that is not required. It might sound a bit extreme but each package that is installed that is not needed is using valuable space on the expensive (and small) 36GB 15krpm SAS disk.
Also it is a damage control approach, in that assuming a cracker finds an exploit in Apache or PHP that allows them to run executables on the filesystem then taking away as many tools as possible will help in damage limitation. For example I don't want an SSH client installed on the system as it has no purpose for me but could be used by a cracker to access other systems on the network, if they compromise that system.
I have installed the absolute minimum from the 5.3 install by deselecting everything during install but that still leaves a great deal of unnecessary packages installed. Seeing as how the system is a 64bit installation and will have no 32bit apps running on it I have first uninstalled all the i386 versions of various libraries. I presume their only function is to provide compatibility for 32bit apps.
I have been looking for information about removing other packages but I don't seem to be able to find information on real dependancies. For example I believe I have no need for dmraid as it is for managing software RAID arrays that I have no intention using. but if I attempt to remove it the dependancies include kernel and mkinitrd. What I can't figure out though is if these are hard dependancies in that those packages will fail to work or soft ones that simply mean without dmraid it will not be possible to configure the software raid module that is loaded into the kernel.
What packages would people recommend to remove, anyone seen a good guide to reducing down CentOS/RHEL to the absolute minimum ? python-elementtree-1.2.6 : Is this really required by YUM ? m2crypto-0.16 x86_64 : Is this really used by YUM, I didn't think YUM connected via SSL ?
Currently have a dual boot HTPC running windows 7 & ubuntu 9.10 , windows pulled "no longer a valid"on me after an update an i was left with a limited machine. I figure now is as good time as any to go full with a fully linux system. However, i am having some problems.
1) Windows 7 needs purged from my system.. like a cancer. I need to get rid of my sda1 windows partition. I gathered i will need gparted and grub2.. But will i need a Gpart liveCD? I need someone to take my though it.
I got and ran Gparted. My system seems to have 3 partitions with 2 unallocated spaces.
2) I will need to remount the windows partition after i reformate it and get rid of windows. I will likely need help with this as well. believe it is also worth noting that i believe wubi was used to put Ubuntu on this machine.
how to remove the login prompt during the idle time. or just prolong it for about hours and hours so that this prompt wont appear each time i'm away. i still monitor the computer just 4 meters away and i have to get up becasue of this prompt.
I am having trouble finding the option to change this setting in opensuse 11.2. I type in username: "somebody" password: **** How do I get the password not to echo the stars and show nothing when it is entered? In OpenSuSE 10.2 I used to go to Personal Settings > Security & Privacy > Password & User Account but this menu does not exist anymore.
I know I can ssh login without password from a local to a remote. My question is how I can ssh without password from the remote to another remote. Say, I have three machines: A, B, C where A is the local machine. I use the same private/public key pair for all the login. What I can do are:
1. ssh from A to B.
2. ssh from A to C.
3. If I am sitting in the computer B (or B is local), then I can ssh from B to C.
What I am not able to do is:
After I ssh from A to B, I cannot ssh from the B to C. When I try to ssh from B to C, it asks me a passphrase.
I have internet access and a semi-working Ubuntu install via command line / SSH. XBMC has been running fine until I did an update, then the xorg.conf got ##$@ed and I've spent the last 4 hours googling and trying to fix it. I'd love to just reinstall, but I don't have a blank CD or a USB Drive to use. Is there anyways I can just erase everything and start from scratch? AFAIK it's not possible to run the Ubuntu Minimal install from anywhere but a CD-ROM or USB Stick.This PC also has access to a Windows directory so I guess I could use WUBI, but would like to avoid that if possible.
I've just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04. When I right-click a panel and choose "New Panel", the panel is made, but is not visible. The panel is placed on the left side of the screen, and icons on the desktop is moved to the right. Also windows does not use the full width of the screen when maximized. I've tried to remove the panel configuration in my home directory, logout and login, installing ATI drivers and running a gnome-panel command (from another post on ubuntu forums), but nothing works.
I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 dual-booted on my machine. grub was aautomaticlu installed as the primary loader. Soon i want to nuke my ubuntu partition but i know that will delete grub. Can i remove grub or at least make Windows boot loader default.
I know very little about MySQL, but I've got some users that need it for testing on a Linux server.So I had set it up a while back, but now I'm running into some small problems.Right now, each user has his own database that I created and can do whatever with it. Each user only sees their own database.I didn't want them to be able to create new databases at all, but they can and when they do anyone can see them.
EDIT(Apparently they can only create databases beginning with the word "test" in the name)
I need to either:
1) Stop them from creating new databases (without affecting their ability to interact with the existing database)
2) Make it so that when they create a database, only they have privileges on it and only they can see it (except mysql root of course).
Anybody know the statement to set these kinds privileges up?
EDIT: pfft... I've a read a bit more and realize that this is an intended part of the installation.
I'd still like to remove the ability to make test databases.
EDIT3:Ok, for reference this is how you prevent users from making and using test databases:
shell> mysql -u root -p Enter password: (enter root password here) mysql> DELETE FROM mysql.db WHERE Db LIKE 'test%'; mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
I have a Fedora 11 into a virtual environment (ESX) I remove all interfaces but with the command system-config-network I see my previous configuration How can I remove/clear all my network configuration to start another time to config?