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Skype not working - Ubuntu 18.04

I've installed Skype on my PC via Ubuntu Software. The installation went flawless, but when I try to launch it the system crashes and I have to log in again because the session had been closed. ...
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Messed up my PATH environment variable and can't login to desktop

To get an maven environment variable to run, I tried several options. Basically, I followed some options from Ubuntu Community Page, such as ~/.pam_environment, /etc/bash.bashrc and I don't really ...
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Automatically Remember current Running Applications

Hello Guys I am facing an odd issue, I am trying to enable the auto-save-session on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, I try to follow some answers already here, but I wasn't able to restore my gnome session. I ...
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logout script to restore “clean” user environment with 18.04 Desktop? [duplicate]

I'm configuring a bunch of laptops for a teaching lab, running 18.04 Desktop. They have an admin account and a standard account for students. I would like the student account to behave as much like ...
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Logout and then immediately login again with one command

Is it possible to logout the current user and immediately login the same user again with one command in the terminal?
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Ubuntu 16.04: how to configure account lock for all users

I would like to configure Ubuntu 16.04 to lock all accounts after 5 minutes of idle-time. I used this command : gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 60 However, it does not apply to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 gnome-session broken post installation script

On a a minimal install of Ubuntu 18.04, I attempted to switch to a vanilla gnome desktop by running: sudo apt-get install vanilla-gnome-desktop This installation failed due to this bug. This issue is ...
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Gnome-session not installing because of gnome-session-common even though it is installed and updated

So anyway after I figured out how to install customizer, I began testing with chroot (or the terminal feature to install packages and customize changes) gnome-session says that gnome-session-common ...
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gnome session errors in log

My syslog is full of these: Jan 18 17:36:41 pc_name gnome-session[1981]: (gnome-system-log:5051): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed Jan 18 17:36:41 ...
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Wayland not available after upgrade to 17.10

I cannot choose wayland in the login screen, can it be a driver problem? lspci -v 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos XT [Radeon HD 7470/8470 / R5 235/...
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Gnome session broken on Ubuntu 17.10

My dell inspiron 660s with intel graphics ran Ubuntu 16.04.3 for a year with no issues, and I decided to give 17.10 a try. After installing 17.10, ubuntu restricted extras, lowlatency kernel, and ...
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Make evince save the session and reopen documents on system restart

I am using evince, but it might be any other pdf/document reader for that matter. I tried this guide, but it did not work (for evince). I want to make Ubuntu reopen all the documents, which I had ...
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How to set default umask in Ubuntu 17.04?

In the past, I have always set umask at ~/.profile. I set a umask of 077 so my documents get a permission of 600 (rw-------). But setting this at ~/.profile no longer works in Ubuntu 17.04. So as new ...
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GLib-CRITICAL: g_environ_setenv: assertion 'value != NULL' failed - asked to log in twice

Anything wrong with my gnome-session? I turned my computer on, logged in, waited a little while (10-20 seconds) and then was asked to log-in again. The second time it worked, but apport has asked me ...
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XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP set to GNOME even though I'm running unity 7

Running Ubuntu 16.10 Something is setting XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP to GNOME, and it's messing up my unity-control-center. If I run bash -x it's not being set in the output, but can still be seen by ...
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Login fails at X_GLXCreateContext

Yesterday I installed some updates like I always do, and I noted that there was a new kernel version and a new version of the nvidia driver. Today, the resolution at the login screen was very low and ...
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Wayland + Crash + Log File

I'm trying to track down a crash (or more accurately a hanging) of Wayland + Gnome on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm trying to find a wayland log file like I have for Xorg (e.g. /var/log/Xorg.0.log). So I can ...
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14.04 Login loop - DMs don't work but gnome-session works from xterm - No Nvidia

Lots of posts related to login loop issues. However, none of the solutions work. .Xauthority file has permissions -rw------- 1 mangouser mangouser /tmp folder has permissions drwxrwxrwt 16 root ...
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Killing GUI background processes on logout

I am logging into Ubuntu 16.04, and have written a startup application that runs redshift in the background: exec redshift To start this upon login, I added it under Ubuntu's Startup Applications. ...
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Play logout sound when Gnome session ends

I want to know a way by which I can run a script, which would play a logout sound, just before Gnome session ends. By Gnome session ends I mean when I click Logout, Restart or Shutdown I am using ...
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15.10 freezes every 10 minutes

Every freeze is preceeded typically by the following sylsog entry. It is a gst_discoverer_discover call (one of several hundred recorded immediately before every freeze) as an example: Oct 20 19:35:...
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Unable to reinstall unity-desktop. currently having GNOME

I am tryint to install ubuntu-desktop but it shows following error : The following packages have unmet dependencies: ubuntu-desktop : Depends: ubuntu-session but it is not going to be installed ...
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Can't Log Out from Lubuntu 15.4

The log out/shut down button is not responding to clicks. Tried: gnome-session-quitand got: ** (gnome-session-quit:1782): WARNING **: Failed to call logout: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was ...
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Unable to replicate xsessions/ubuntu.desktop in Ubuntu desktop 14.04 (with xsession-errors)

I have been loosing quite a lot of hair over this one. I am trying to get a second x-session behaving exactly as the default one provided by ubuntu.desktop. So here is what I did: copied ubuntu....
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Copy text between two different sessions of terminal for different users?

I have on my ubuntu two users, user1 and user2. user1 is the main user, but user2 I use it only for development for a specific project that required it like that. I use vim editor, with the ...
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ubuntu 14.10 multiple Simultaneous independent remote (desktop like ) connections

Can anyone please suggest a free server (that works just like terminal server which allows multiple rdp-like independent sessions) that is compatible for ubuntu 14.10? I have tried: Simultaneous ...
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gnome-session-manager mounts only one partition

On my dual OS machine (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1), I want to automount two partitions at boot time. To that end, I followed the steps for Per-User Mounts on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
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How to restore proper notification handling with gnome-session, Openbox, Cairo-dock?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 with gdm and gnome-session, but I disabled dash/metacity/unity and use Openbox and Cairo Dock. Last week, all was fine - notifications appeared in a transient dock popup. After ...
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remotely log out of (graphical) gnome session

I have a (graphical) login session running on an office computer, and I'd like to log it out to save on a few computer resources. I can ssh to the office box, but when I try gnome-session-quit I get ...
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how to troubleshoot the Gnome Classic Session?

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and the Gnome 3 stable + next + staging PPAs. So I have Gnome 3.12 installed and it works OK apart from one issue: In GDM I have the Gnome and Gnome Classic ...
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How to kill a specific x11rdp session

I am using x11rdp with xrdp v0.6.0 in ubuntu 12.04 The problem that when I connect remotely from home to office my session is stuck! When I get back to work I can't open applications that are ...
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libX11 Segmentation fault & no login [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr with kernel (3.13.29). A couple of days ago the login screen doesn’t allow me to login. In the error log there is a gnome-session error Segmentation fault on ...
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User upstart session in different window manager wIndow manager

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and i3 as window manager. After I have logged in to i3, upstart won't find my user jobs under ~/.config/upstart/. How can I make upstart find these config files without having ...
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gnome-session-quit to logout does not work when run as root with sudo

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and user name is pandya. pandya@pandya-desktop:~$ gnome-session-quit When above command run without being sudo (sudo su) in terminal, it successfully logs out. But when ...
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How to enable alternative log in sessions (e.g. Unity 2D or others) in Trusty?

I have just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to 14.04 LTS on an i386 system (Dell Optiplex 740, with an integrated nvidia quadro NVS 210S chipset). The upgrade proceeded smoothly without any problem. ...
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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 screen,...
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Problem with ~/.cache/upstart

I'm not experienced at all with Ubuntu yet and I know there are lots of things I have to learn, but I'm kinda puzzled about this one. I just got (suddenly after a reboot) a free disk space warning ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: How to remember running applications on shutdown so that they start upon login?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and I don't seem to have any of the same menu items mentioned in other questions. In my "classicmenu" I have a "System Tools" > "Preferences" and then nothing about sessions. ...
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Stop gnome-screensaver from auto-launch with gnome session

I would like to stop gnome-session trying to launch an application each time I login, namely gnome-screensaver.desktop (since I have uninstalled in favor of xscreensaver so currently get a syslog ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: Can't login using Ubuntu(Default) session. Stuck in login loop

When I try to login using Ubuntu(Default) session, I am unable to login. After giving password I am getting this message on screen Unable to launch "gnome-session --session=ubuntu" X session --- "...
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Tron theme for gnome-session-fallback

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I installed gnome-session-fallback (classic gnome). I really want the tron theme, but there is a certain theme that I have to download for my desktop environment. Can you guys ...
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Ubuntu UI unresponsive but can ssh in, how do I log out the remote over ssh?

I want to log out the user session of a remote Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (laptop) by ssh'ing and running a command. I know I can reboot with a simple sudo reboot but don't want to if I can help it, I'd ...
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Does gnome-fallback.desktop require accelerated graphics in 13.10?

I am trying to run gnome-fallback.desktop under VncServer. After upgrading to 13.10, my VNC no longer works - it just shows an empty terminal window, with no session. These are the sessions that I ...
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ssh-agent stopped working after upgrade to 13.10 [duplicate]

my ssh is asking for my keys everytime I try to log onto my servers, this is happening after I upgraded my ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10, before that it unlocked my keys at my session login, but now it's ...
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Skype Nofitication Icon on Gnome Session Fallback (12.04)

I have the Ubuntu 12.04.2 installed on my machine. I also have Skype 4.2.0.11 installed. Skype icon won't appear on the notification panel (upper right). I can't see a way to get it working. Anyone ...
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What does idle time output from “w” command tell?

I want to know if can safely shutdown my computer at home, by testing to see if my flatmate is using it. Therefore i use the command "w" in terminal. However the Idle time for tty seems strange (note ...
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will ios 6.1.2 work with ubuntu 12.10?

I am slowly adopting Ubuntu as my primary OS, and Open Source software for my applications. Libre Office is fine for me, GIMP will take a steep learning curve to replace Photoshop, Tax Act has an ...
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ubuntu 12.10: rdp from windows 7 renders empty desktop - common fix doesn't work

When I use 'Remote Desktop Connection' in Windows 7 to connect to my Ubuntu 12.10 machine with xRdp installed, I can login, but the only thing I get after logging in is an empty desktop. I found ...
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With respect to gnome-session, what is a “component”?

Under /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions are files which describe the different types of sessions available from gnome-session. In these files is a list of required components, eg for shell: ...
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Metacity malfunction preventing custom Gnome session from launching?

When I try to run Metacity in Ubuntu2D(12.04), I get the following message: alisa@ubuntu:~$ metacity Window manager warning: Screen 0 on display ":2.0" already has a window manager; try using the --...