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Accessing logs One with root privileges can make use of the command lastb to see all failed login attempts in the computer, also a much more detailed log file that records failed login attempts in the time span of a week can be found at /var/log/auth.log (no root privileges necessary) and the bad login attempts will be listed like this: MONTH DAY HH:MM:SS ...


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Considering previous answer by Scaine , the gnome-panel way installs dependencies, but at the very bottom of things - we don't really need those, we just need to have .desktop files created. Thus , I've put a small script that does exactly that, the graphical way, creating a named .desktop file in the ~/Desktop folder, readily available for use and pinning ...


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While to above answers worked for me in Ubuntu; after switching to Lubuntu I noticed that the ShiftPrtScn was no longer working. The following procedure fixed it for me. Since in Lubuntu the program scrot is used, I found that I had to add the following to the ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml: <!-- Launch scrot with interactive select when Shift-Print ...


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To get just the plasma environment (on 12.04 and newer): sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop It worked fine for me on 15.10


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This is probably overkill, but ConfigServer Firewall (CSF) and LFD can help to monitor and protect your machines. Sending notifications about failed login attempts is just one of its many features. This should work out of the box, delivering notification email to root. In order to receive mail on a different machine, you'll need a program that can send ...


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Open System Settings and go into User Accounts. Select your user, and there should now be an option on the right to enable automatic login. Turn that on and you're done.


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I have figured out the problem! The problem was that for some reason when one has the Show location of pointer option enabled in the gnome-tweak-tool, as this is assigned to CTRL, for some reason this prevents programs from capturing this key. So disabling that option in the gnome-tweak-tool fixes the issue.



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