Ubuntu :: Selected 'auto Loggin' From The Install CD?
Sep 9, 2010
Just got Ubuntu (latest, greatest) installed. IIRC I selected 'auto loggin' from the install CD, but I'm unsure how this works. I have a user loggin 'ray' and a PW that's all OK. In the GUI, if I want to do something heavy it asks me for a PW which tells me that I'm 'root' at that time.But at the CL prompt I can't log in as root with no PW nor with the PW I use as 'ray'. BTW, is there somewhere I can bitch about the install CD? It was not an unpleasant experience, but I think it could be a bit better.
Like subject says, everytime my computer put the monitor on standby when I wake up the monitor the computer keeps loggin me out of my account, have to log in everytime i wake up the **** monitor, anyone knows a way to fix this behavior?
I have a multi-user machine with several network interfaces (Ethernet, if that matters). I wish to grant selected users, or groups, full access to selected network interfaces (including ability to adjust IP address and to bind to low ports, but *only* on those interfaces). It is important to me that an user/group does not such full control over other interfaces. Granting partial, or temporary, root permissions is OK; it's a friendly environment.How do I go about it?System: Linux 2.6.recent; usual Debian setup (can be adjusted if needed).
I remember doing an update, checking mail and chatting with friends... then.. I shut down... that was 3 days ago. Last night i booted... and... and.. ... I could not log in...
I saw the Ubuntu 10.10 with the four dots underneat. Two of the dots lit, then the screen went blank... I stared at the blank screen for maybe... er... 2 minutes... then force shutdown (hold power button)
Doing that brought up the... linux kernal list with the fail safe... ok.. lets try the fail safe... i did a package repair, grub repair, and decided to boot normally... still nothing...
when i force shut down and rebooted, it goes straight to ... um.. blank screen where it suppose to be log on... I attempt to press ALT-F2. It showed Symphony Login (symphony being the name of my lappy) and it showed a cursor to enter user name etc... but it was only shown for 1.235254 seconds.
I have a Ubuntu CD sent by Cononical . It runs slow because of my old computer . Now I have downloaded and burnt Lubuntu . Ubuntu Cd has an application Wubi which lets me install it inside XP .
Lubuntu dont have that app so I have to run live CD and install from there .The problems arrives in 5th step when I am asked to select a partition but it says no root selected . So I cant install Lubuntu .
I installed kde and xfce to try them out (explained further in my other threads - almost a prequel to this if you like) and they were fine and dandy. Decided I wanted to lose xfce and did that (as explained in said previous threads) via synaptics.However, not only did it get rid of xubuntu, it got rid of the option to loggin on kubuntu as well (which I didn't want to do - I decided I wanted to keep kubuntu). I'm pretty sure that kde is still here on my computer because when I boot my computer with ubuntu, I get the kubuntu loading screen with blue background. I want to be able to log in with kde but I don't have the option at loggin.
Every time I log in Ubuntu 10.04, everything works fine, but there is this annoying problems with the sound volume and icon: It always appears as muted, and if I try to turn the volume up, or down, it wont make any difference, it stays muted.
Plus, if I try to shut it down, it always redirects me to the log in screen, always. The only way to turn down the laptop is, then, to unplug the wire.
I've been trying to install Ubuntu Server on an old server since a couple of days and have been unsuccessful. I've google'd a bit but found no solid solution yet to this problem. Everything goes fine and I'm able to partition my SCSI drives and everything. After the installation starts unpacking and copying files this happens. I have to mention that I'm installing from a USB drive with the following added at the end of the normal install options:
--install cdrom-detect/try-usb=true Version I'm trying to install: Ubuntu 9.10 i386 Server CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2000+ RAM: DDR 2*256MB MOBO: ECS K7VTA3 VIA KT266A socket A DDR
To make Ubuntu work on my computer I need to select the noapic option NOW How do I make certain that the noapic option is selected always when ubuntu starts after ubuntu has been installed?I would like to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my computer togheter with windows 7
I have installed Ubuntu 10.04. I have ultimate edition that has almost all packages. Now, i would like to install selected packages from ultimate edition. I need a to know how to install the selected packages by resolving the dependencies locally.
If we install patach in RHEL5 then we use "yum update" command but it will install all the available patches in the list, but if i want to install any specific patch then how to install this? Is it via "yum update ??"
I am trying to use kickstart to create a master boot disk for all of my server installs. Unfortunately it seems to be missing some of the packages specified and I can't figure out why. Here is the packages section of my ks.cfg file
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I recently bought a new laptop. compaq presario CQ41 109AU. It does not come with a pre-installed OS so i've decided to put an Ubuntu on it[karmic koala 9.10]. I successfully completed the installation procedures. however, it does not produce sound when loggin in and playing music files. I gone to look if the settings where put to mute, but they were not. I tried installing a MS Vista in the other partition and the sound worked.
I'm not entirely sure if this is where this goes, but problems occurred after messing around with desktop interface areas
Basically after logging in my screen turns black and then seems to fail out back to the log in screen. No error message, nothing. log in -> black screen -> log in
Ive tried to boot in fail safe gnome with exact same result.
Problems started after these two actions
1) was trying to get compiz to handle the desktop, so I disabled "show desktop" through Nautilus ( I re-enabled before logging off however)
2) was stupid and tired and accidentally uninstalled libglib2.0-0, libglib2.0-data, and several other packages through the software center interface. Ive re installed these through root access but I must be missing some files because it still fails to start
Because im not entirely sure what is causing the problem ( failure to render, or missing crucial packages) im not sure how I should go about trying to repair. Is there any to restore factory settings and programs without blitzing out current drivers and apps ?
I recently installed SuSE 11.1 (64 bit) on my system
AMD Phenom II 940 3.0 Ghz;Biostar TA790GX 128M Motherboard with ATI Radeon HD 3300 Graphics card built in; 4 Gb (2*2 sticks) DDR2 800 MHz RAM
The installation went smoothly, But on first restart and login (and subsequent ones too!) I get a light purple screen with a skyblue box at top left corner, with xconsole written on it. when I Left click anywhere on the screen, I get a popdown with a number of options, of which only XTerm (bash shell) and exit (logout) options work. Now I know the HD 3300 graphics card drivers are not built into the SuSE 11.1 distribution, and I have already downloaded them (Linux ones)from ATI website. I login as Superuser, and type init 3 to go to a very basic screen,login as user, change to superuser again and then run the following file i downloaded from ATI:
The result/output at the command prompt:
Created directory fglrx-install.ubanI5 Verifying archive Integrity... All good. Uncompressing ATI proprietary linux driver-8.602... .....(lot of dots)... ati-driver-installer-9-4-x86.x86_64.run: line 295: ./ati-installer.sh: Permission denied Removing temporary directory: fglrx_install.ubanI5
Once again, i tried everything in superuser login.
Also I tried making changes via sax2 command, it doesnt seem to work. A window opens where I see that my graphics card has been detected but thats about it. nothing else in that option, everything is greyed out (nothing to be selected)
I have a compaq server machine (ProLiant DL380 G2) that I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on at the moment
However when I select "Install Ubuntu Server" it hangs with a flashing cursor
At first it was displaying an error message:
"create_floppy_devices: specified group 'floppy' unknown"
But then after I disabled the diskette boot option and the integrated diskette controller in the BIOS it has just started to hang with no on screen messages at all (this is true if one or the other of these options is enabled)
Immediately after the grub menu disappears I get the following error msg: Error 18 Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS. Sometimes the grub options come up again (in Text mode) ...all works fine Sometimes just start via "Failsafe", reboot...all works fine. What is happening here and what would be the right procedure to avoid this happening again.
I am having a problem during a fresh install of CentOS 5.3 on an IBM Intellistation Z Pro 6221. I have tested the installation media (CDs). The install runs normally until I am asked to specify the appropriate keyboard.I take the default (English) and hit next. The keyboard and mouse keys become unresponsive though the mouse pointer moves. I can go no further than this. This behavior is the same whether I install in text mode or graphic mode. I have tried the noprobe installation option without success. The box I am doing the install on dual boots fine between Windows XP and CentOS 4.7 currently.Does anyone have an idea of what the problem may be?
I recently installed 32bit maverick and wanted to make it login automatically. I tried enabling auto login from Admin > Login but that didnt work and I was still prompted for my password. Then I went to Users & Groups and changed the password option to Do Not ask for password at login now after I reboot, the user list is shown (only 1 user) and it doesnt ask for password after I click on my username.
However, then it gives a few errors (as i vaguely recall):
1. cannot load .ICE directory in my home directory 2. some error 256 about a gconf-sanity-2 file 3. nautilus cannot load my home directory etc
and then it gets stuck without loading anything (blank wallpaper). i ve tried navigating to my home directory using Alt F2, gksudo nautilus and my home dir contents are encrypted by the ecryptfs (there is a readme.txt file and a shortcut). i have tried to decrypt but it doesnt work... i ve also tried to start/stop gdm, and startx but nothing works. if i stop gdm, then the prompt doesnt recognize my password and keeps on rejecting the commands i enter... I think this has something to do with the home dir not being decrypted due to the dont ask for paswd option... how can i disable the dont ask for pwd without the gui (i can access my / by booting through an external usb).
I would like to exec a script whenever a user mount a device. The device could be an internal device (for example a partition on a second hard disk) or a removable one (for example a usb hard disk). The script must have sudo capabilities even if the user is not included in the admin group. Is it possible?
The specific question: I would like to add acl option to a device whenever it is mounted. I tried fstab but it's changing the behaviour of nautilus see:
[URL]... so I would like to create a script with the command
Code: sudo mount -o remount,acl /media/data and auto execute it any time data is mounted.
I have noticed that a common issue to several distros is the fact that the networking subsystem doesn't automatically detect the link if an ethernet connection is disconnected and then re-connected to the NIC after boot. If the ethernet cable is connected after the system is up and running, nothing happens - ethtool eth0 shows link detected: no, and you have to restart the network service to let the NIC know that there is in fact a link, and actually connect. I have a Fedora14 (KDE) box with a brand new Asus motherboard with embedded NIC. Everything works great except the auto-detect of a freshly connected ethernet connection if the link is down to begin with.
Am I missing a ethernet link sentinel utility or something, or is this just the way linux works? I have done plenty of research on plenty of posts, and it seems this is a common problem, with no solution other than manually or programatically restarting the network service in a script to detect the link after a disconnect.
I press On-button, Debian boots, logs in and automatically connects to the Wireless network AND! to my local pc via LAN. It runs an ssh server, so I can ssh into debian over internet and communicate with the local pc (send a magic packet).Here are my problems:
1) I don't how to log in automatically. This and this doesn't work. 2) I need a network tool that can manage multiple connections and has a reconnect feature. With the default network manager I cannot even connect to more than one network simultaneously although I have two network devices of course.
And I guess I can run all that in console mode, right?