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What is happening to my programs and session?

In the last 2 days, when I am away from my computer for a while and come back, I enter my password and it comes up, but I can't do anything. It has always been that when I come back, my browser is ...
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Increase xorg log verbosity?

How does one persistently increase the xorg log verbosity on Ubuntu 20.04, i.e., in systemd? I'm experiencing random system freezes in both Ubuntu Desktop (i.e., GNOME3) and Lubuntu on the same system ...
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How to move Ubuntu top bar to primary monitor (Ubuntu 20.04)?

How does one move the Ubuntu top bar (and also the alt-tab and workspaces popups) to the primary monitor? I have managed to get the Ubuntu dock to the primary monitor by fiddling with dconf. ...
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How to reset/fix terminal sessoins (server), after I've killed its PID?

I was trying to kill responded window so I used kill -9 PID and the PID was the ID of /usr/libexec/gnome-terminal-server by mistake. Now, every time I start terminal (even if it is a virtual terminal) ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 somehow starting 2 users?

I have Ubuntu 20.04. I was trying to setup chrome remote desktop and then after I set it up and try to connect I had to choose session it was black screen and when I restarted my computer I prompted ...
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Desktop environment isn't working after trying to install GNOME 40

I have installed Ubuntu 21.04 on my Laptop, everything with the DE was fine till now. I saw a video on YouTube showing the new Gnome 41. I wanted to install that. I didn't found a tutorial to install ...
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gnome-session-check-accelerated: GL Helper exited with code 512 / libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate

I see the following errors (warnings) in syslogs. gnome-session: gnome-session-check-accelerated: GL Helper exited with code 512 gnome-session: libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate gnome-...
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'gnome-session' command does not start up GUI anymore after updating Ubuntu, returns GLXBadFBConfig error

I am using Ubuntu on Windows with WSL. After updating Ubuntu to the latest version (20.04.3 LTS I believe) I am not able to run the gnome-session command anymore, which would usually allow me to ...
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quitting thunderbird kills the session and causes the user to log out

When running thunderbird, either, here as started from the console: nicholas@mordor:~$ thunderbird [calBackendLoader] Using Thunderbird's libical backend console.debug: "Successfully loaded ...
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How to fix broken GNOME on Ubuntu 21.04

I cannot login with GNOME session. My default Ubuntu is Kubuntu with Plasma, and in the past I have been able to use both Kubuntu and the default GNOME sessions, even with the latest 21.04 release. I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes instantly with kernel 5.8.0-45

When I ran apt upgrade yesterday it installed linux-image-5.8.0-45-generic in addition to linux-image-5.8.0-44-generic. But trying to reboot into this new kernel causes Ubuntu to freeze instantly on ...
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How to fix my Ubuntu-sessions after a weird crash?

In the recent days, I've had to reinstall Ubuntu 20.04.2 not once but twice, because of a weird crash. The computer works fine, and when I turn it on and off again, at first it behaves as expected. ...
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where is XDG_CACHE_DIR?

I've been suggested that Gnome Podcasts stores the files in XDG_CACHE_DIR/downloads Where is XDG_CACHE_DIR ? :~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: ...
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two errors after starting the GNOME desktop 20.10

Hi all When the system boot is complete, there are two important error messages in ‘gome logs’. “Failed to start Application launched by gnome-session-binary.” Desktop environment and version. OS : ...
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Configure monitors for session?

I have three monitors connected to my Ubuntu 18.04 box, and I'm struggling to get them to come up automatically configured how I want them. They all work by default, but I need to select which is ...
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Display manager not working

I recently restarted my computer and the Display Manager stopped working. I got the login screen and as soon as I tried to log in the screen went black. I went to reinstall gdm3 but that failed to ...
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Default xsession for new users

How do I change the default xsession for new users which will be added to the system in the future? I know I can change the last/default session for an existing user by editing the setting XSession= ...
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Two gnome-sessions

I have two process gnome-session-binary running on my computer. One is running with my user and one is running with the gnome display manager user, they are running in different tty's. my user ...
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How to diagnose broken gnome 3 desktop?

Under 19.10, after removing some unused (I thought so) gnome-shell extensions and logging out, I now can't start Gnome anymore. If I choose a wayland session, it simply goes back to gdm after a short ...
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Gnome-session from ssh X returns "X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication", but xterm works

This is a new post from an previous question - someone said to use gnome-session vs. startx, but that gets 4 X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication and then quits. This is 18.04 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 freeze after log in (dark window and mouse frozen)

I am experiencing an error at the start of my Ubuntu session, and I cannot figure out what it is. I dualed boot my hp pavilion 15 (windows 10) with a version of Ubuntu 18.04. I installed it with the ...
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Working vnc xstartup for 19.04?

Has anyone got a usable xstartup for out-of-the-box 19.04? This minimal version just produces a black screen: #!/bin/sh unset SESSION_MANAGER gnome-session& I've found half-a-dozen others by ...
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When I lock my PC, the fans get very noisy as if there was some kind of a rogue process

The moment I lock my PC, the fans get really noisy, which means there has to be some kind of CPU/GPU load behind the scenes. I told myself, I need to know, what process is doing this, so I've crafted ...
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After upgrading to 19.04 gnome-session fails to start

Upgraded from 18.10 to 19.04. On boot GDM starts normally, and after I enter my password it fails to start GNOME. It goes back to GDM This is an Nvidia Optimus laptop. I ran Dingo from USB and ...
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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 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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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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