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How to create a custom failsafe session

I have created a custom session (in /usr/share/xessions/mysession.desktop). I don't want this session to be saved as a default session (don't want users to get the question "Do you want to use this as ...
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why is gdm not starting automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all updates. At some point I experienced some trouble with LightDm, so after reading up on AskUbuntu I switched to GDM. No problems, except that I cannot get GDM to ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, change resolution on GDM login screen/system wide?

Under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Gnome 3.12, I'm running with a different from my maximum resolution. After login, the resolution is set fine, and when I log in after locking the machine, the resolution is ...
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GDM & Lightdm Not Working After xorg configured

I have an R9 280X set up & it was previously running successfully. Recently I installed latest drivers (both the beta & stable - not at same time) and ran the command. sudo amdconfig ...
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X keeps restarting without getting to login screen

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 in my PC. Two days ago, oneconf crashed while I was working and I had to restart the computer. Since then, I haven't been able to go past the black screen to the login ...
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Why does the KDE login screen still lead me to GNOME?

This all occurred after I (1) Built/installed Ardour 3.3 (2) Used the automatic updater to install suggested updates and (3) Installed wine, tried to open the configuration file, everything stopped ...
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little conflict between xorg-xserver and gnome-control-center?

In Gnome-Control-Center with 'Brightness and Locks' - suspending of screen is set to 30 minutes. But after 30 minutes Linux is then crashing and I have to reboot. Have then settled bug-report. Seems ...
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GDM Starting Twice?

Lately, I keep getting booted into low graphics mode (using Intel, I don't have a xorg.conf) and when viewing startup errors it says "Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0" This ...
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12.04 still crashes - up to kernel 3.5?

when 12.04.02 LTS was installed with kernel 3.2 - there seemed to be no problem regarding gdm, x-windows and clamtk. ( I refer to link here: Why running clamtk on 12.04 with kernel-update of today ...
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How to configure splash screen after plymouth

I have configured my splash screen for plymouth - and it works perfectly. I've also configured the display manager (I'm using gdm). In between these two I get a very brief splash screen - a kind of ...
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Can't replace MDM Display Manager with LightDM!

Well, I installed MDM, and found it's buggy with my VGA hardware due to the following screen after rebooting: This screen repeats, even if I choose Yes or No As I have access to the console (by ...
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gdm only starts an xterm; how to get back my desktop?

On my Intel integrated graphics touchscreen with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, after an apt-get upgrade from 10.04.1 LTS to 10.04.4 LTS, sudo less /var/log/gdm/:0-slave.log shows 3 lines, the first being: ...
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Login returns to login screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu - resolution issue causing login screen loop So, after much googling and searching this very site, I've seem to have encountered another problem. During the ...
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Graphical login impossible

After recently upgrading my media center to 10.04 (for the LTS) and making lots of updates which may have overwritten stuff (configs), the login was impossible at the name selection menu. VNC ...
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1answer
545 views

XBMC-live (Ubuntu based) setting up tty8 [closed]

I'm running XBMC-live which is an Ubuntu distro with Xbox media center (XBMC) as the default window manager. I'm trying to leave XBMC set up on tty7, as it is, and have a normal window manager on ...
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479 views

dual monitors on dual video cards [closed]

I have been trying this to no avail. I am a linux newb, so a step by step explanation would be greatly appreciated. I have two video cards, nvidia geforce 8600 gt . I want a monitor to run on each ...
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How does one exit the X server?

The command sudo service gdm stop would successfully disable the X server in Ubuntu 11.04 temporarily. However, this same command no longer works in Ubuntu 11.10, because "gdm" is an "unrecognized ...
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How do I directly boot to a terminal, bypassing X11? [duplicate]

I am seeking a help regarding the following issues: How to turn off the X server when I have already logged into Ubuntu (I know about startx to start the X server but don't know how to shut it ...
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1answer
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How to stop the login server?

With GDM removed in Oneiric, what command can I replace from the old command? sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop I need to install an nvidia .run file and cannot figure out how to stop the server.
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1answer
454 views

Creating synaptics entry in xorg.conf cases X to not start

Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't seem to have an entry for my Synaptics Touchpad xorg.conf file by default. As soon as I create Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" ...
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Desktop installation never gets to the graphical stage with a GMA500

I am trying to install ubuntu desktop on a hardware-set, which on a similar one, I have successfully installed ubuntu server with no issues. When booting from Ubuntu Desktop CD it ends up at the ...
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How do I recover when Compiz crashes?

Often compiz will crash and leave the keyboard useless. Normally I drop to the console and restart GDM. Is there a solution where I can start Compiz back up without losing everything in the current ...
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1answer
654 views

2.6.35-28 kernel update breaks Xorg [closed]

After I updated to 2.6.35-28, my Plymouth graphics still works, but when the system tries to launch X11 and GDM, the screen would flicker several times and it will fall back to TTY. In the TTY ...
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1answer
378 views

How to selectively transition from safe mode to normal mode?

This question is very closely related to What exactly is "Ubuntu Desktop Edition" safe mode? (and I'm having exactly the same problem), as the comment says the answer given may be confusing ...
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Installing gdm on headless Server Edition

I have Ubuntu Server running on a headless box, which is right now, almost entirely doing only software RAID and feels a little underused. I'd like to get into using Ubuntu as a desktop a little more. ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu freezes when gdm starts [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) I was browsing in Firefox yesterday, then the PC suddenly did a reset Once it restarted, everything went normal until gdm begun showing. Then everything ...
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Booting to gnome by default

I'm currently playing with virtualbox and just installed ubuntu-minimal. I then proceeded to install gnome-core. After reinstalling, I rebooted but I'm taken back to the CLI. How do I load gnome when ...
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1answer
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Keep getting kicked back to login screen after Xorg -configure

Im using ubuntu 9.10 I have the following mobo in the computer: http://www.netonnet.se/art/dator/datorkomponenter/moderkort/intel-775/ASUS-P5KPL-AMSE/127329.4026/ (ASUS P5KPL-AM SE) The mobo uses a ...
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How do you add a new window manager to the gdm menu?

So, I've been having trouble finding a definitive answer on how to do this. I've compiled and installed a window manager that is not available in the ubuntu package repositories, and now I'm ...