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Questions related to logging into a user session or shell, for example at the graphical login screen that normally appears at the end of the boot process

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A user without a password is now asking for a password: any way to circumvent this?

I created the user 'minecraft' (i'm making a server) with this: sudo useradd -r -m -U -d /opt/minecraft -s /bin/bash minecraft As I'm new to Linux, I followed this guide, which eventually led me to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 gnome-shell fails to start

After an update, my desktop environment stopped working. Check this question of mine for more details, the problem and the fixes I've tried such as reinstalling nvidia drivers. It turns out that there'...
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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes immediately after login

It was working normal I was just trying to upgrade python version. Suddenly my computer freezes. I hard shutdown the computer and restarted it again. After login the desktop shows but my mouse freezes ...
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Password issue when using shares

I have Ubuntu 21.10 gnome Desktop installed. When I first installed it I used a very easy login password. Later I decided I would change it and make it more secure. I changed my password and logged in....
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login impossible after the modification of the group for the folder /etc

Due to some permission purposes I have changed the group of all folders in /etc. Now I can't log in any more. Is there a way to go back. (I'm using ubuntu 20.04 on a VM) Many thanks in advance.
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Desktop enviroment dissapeared (20.04)

Hi guys I'm in desperate need for help. I was using my computer in the morning like normal, shut it down and turned it on like 6 hours later but after booting, it will stay in black screen forever, no ...
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For new AWS instance, "Using username "ubuntu". Server refused our key."

I have been using Amazon EC2 instances in AWS. I have been successful connecting with WinSCP to a variety of instances, including Amazon Linux, Rocky Linux, SUSE, and CentOS 6, 7, and 8. All of ...
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KUBUNTU root login through GUI not possible

I have Kubuntu 22.04 installed with everything as default. It uses lightdm for for windo management. I can login as with root user in a terminal session; for example if I press alt F2 to get a ...
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How do I auto-mount a LUKS disk at login WITHOUT unmounting it at logout?

So I have an external LUKS-encrypted disk connected to my machine, and I want to automatically mount it after I log in. After some Googling I found pam_mount, and it does exactly what I want, except ...
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How can I remember my username? [closed]

After my PC crashed I rebooted it. Normally, my username appears at the Ubuntu login screen but it no longer appears. From the login screen, I can choose "Not listed? and it asks for a username, ...
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unable to implement the flow of azure ad b2c google login with reactjs and nodejs

I am trying to connect my frontend reactjs app and backend nodejs app for registering and login using azure ad b2c with google as identity provider I did all settings as per this https://docs....
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can't login after suspend with Nouveau + wayland_22.04

I am having suspend issues for 22.04, hence, is testing different combinations of x11/wayland with different drivers. And I found out that I am unable to login after suspend when using the Nouveau + ...
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Cannot login second user after "switch user", but can if using Ctrl+Alt+F1

For at least a year or so I have had problems with the "switch user" function on Ubuntu. If I log in (whether as "user1" or "user2") and click "switch user" I ...
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Login screen corrupted ubuntu 20.04

I was checking different monitor resolutions, and one came up garbage, so I just waited for the revert time-out, and everything was fine, I set it back to its original. But, now the login screen is ...
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Meaning of login_shell off

I have called the command shopt login_shell. The result is login_shell off. What does this result mean exactly?
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sudo pam-auth-update

Fingerprint Activation on Ubuntu 18.04 In Ask Ubuntu, the webpage above, I did the 4 Answers about Fingerprint Activation on Ubuntu 18.04.The problem is my password does not work and fingerprint for ...
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Slow login and blinking cursor on logout after upgrade 21.10 -> 22.04

After upgrading from 21.10 to 22.04, I've started experiencing 2 problems: Logging in takes more than 20 seconds but only after locking, not so much at first login. Previously it took less than a ...
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the login keyring did not get unlocked when you logged into your computer - Without Auto Login

i know this is a repeated question but in may case Auto Login is not turned on. instead i have enabled Fingerprint Login and enabled Fingerprint Authentication module using pam-auth-update. so i use ...
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Resolution problem after installation login page not showing

I use kali linux install using usb after installation optimal resolution error is showing on login page
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Never logs into account

When I try to log into my account, it does the thing where it starts logging in, if that makes sense. but doesn't really do anything after that. The computer isn't frozen, (I can still move my mouse ...
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How to have login on external monitor (TV) from laptop?

External WLAN Keyboard and Mouse used. The external monitor is identified as 2, the internal Monitor as 1. Display mode : Single Screen External monitor via HDMI connected. All works fine, but is it ...
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Cannot log-in into my linux ubuntu and lost my home directory and its files

So today i was learning a bit of linux using my linux ubuntu 20.04, i was learning about autofs. I installed autofs and configured it as was shown on the video i was watching. So it was time to create ...
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Authentication required Unable to login after up gradation to Ubuntu 22.04

Recently i have upgraded my system to Ubuntu 22.04 but i am not able to login where i get below messages while system boot up Message 1 ) [0.133920] ipmi:dmi; Base addresss is zero,assuming no IPMI ...
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Touchpad click is not working in Ubuntu login screen [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on dual boot. When I turn on my computer, I see the login screen. When I tap there, it doesn't work.I use my keyboard to log in. How can I solve this issue?
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Cannot click on login screen on Ubuntu

I am facing a weird issue on my laptop. Whenever I boot into my system I'm not able to click anywhere on the login screen. Keyboard works as expected and I can move cursor on the login screen but ...
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login problem, does anyone know how to solve this?

Every time I log into Ubuntu, after I put in my password this motherboard's screen shows up(the same one we see when we turn on the computer) [ and then returns to desktop as you can see in the ...
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Is there a standard repo that provides a program to change the login screen color? [duplicate]

First, please note this question is not about the desktop background. This question is about the gdm login screen background. It does not help to associate this question with ways of changing the ...
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Change password via BASH script using UID

I've created a post-installation automation BASH script for Ubuntu installations. The last thing I want the script to do, is to set the password of UID 1000's password (the user I've created while ...
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How to REMOVE clock from Login (SDDM) AND Lock Screen KDE Plasma?

I've been rummaging around /usr/share looking for the files to remove the clock from both the Login and Lock screens, but so far nothing has worked, and recently removing the Clock.Qml file from /usr/...
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Make the webcam take a picture when an incorrect password is entered or "wrong fingerprint scanned"?

I'm using laptop. And I want to take a photo when an incorrect password is entered or "wrong fingerprint scanned". I just found a question/answer about first part (Can I make the webcam take ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 often freezes before login. Error with /etc/profile

I am quite new to Ubuntu. For a month, my system has frozen 2 out of every 3 times when it reached the login screen. Dual boot with GRUB was fine. Keyboard was responsive and I could switch between ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Fingerprint not recognizing

I have enrolled the fingerprint but it doesn't recognize my fingerprint on the login screen. OS: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Laptop: Asus Zenbook 14 UX430UAR I checked if my device is supported or not in ...
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I have forgotten my password in ubuntu studio 20.04

I have reset my password and I can log in rescue mode terminal but not in graphic interfaces ubuntustudio or xfce What should i do ?
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Ubuntu login loops, unable to access root, sudo command throwing error

Ubuntu desktop version is 20.04LTS. I used a usb to make a bootable file.Then I see usb is not permitted by roots then I have done a little bit change on home folder that is opend properties and ...
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Why exit and logout both exists?

At least in Ubuntu, in a normal shell, running logout will show a message, tell me that I'm not in a login shell. But in a login shell, logout and exit do the same thing, as far as I know. So, why ...
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when you login to the shell, what program handles evaluation of the credentials?

when you first boot, and you're greeted with the warm glow of a black screen and flashing prompt, what program is that? What program handles evaluation of the credentials? Or rather, what component of ...
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how to prevent update check after login?

Every time I log in to ubuntu 20.04 in my virtual machine, it takes some time until the prompt comes out. This is the output during the login. It takes a while after I enter password until the update ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 as VM autologin hangs

I have an Ubuntu 20.04.2 Desktop with KVM installed. I then installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 Desktop as VM. I have it setup, so that an auto login on tty6 starts. It kinda of works. The VM boots and stays on ...
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How to have the same behaviour as with Windows / Windows RDP when logging remotely into an Ubuntu system?

I want to setup my Ubuntu system with regards to remote login. The behavior should be as close as possible to when logging into a microsoft windows system via RDP. I got the impression that I can use ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - LightDM Auto Login Not Consistently Working

I've got a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04, but can't get auto login to work consistently. The only workaround i've found is to add a 2 second wait time, but i want to get to the root of the issue. ...
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"Login incorrect" error on Raspberry Pi 4 during initial setup of Ubuntu

I'm doing the initial setup of Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi. Followed the tutorial step by step from the official site. When it asks to login, the initial login details are entered are as follows: ubuntu ...
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Disabling password change requirement on 1st login to Ubuntu Server?

I setup a Pi 4 once with Ubuntu Server & was having issues with SSH not prompting me to change my password the 1st time I logged in. So I researched for awhile & found a way to disable that ...
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Multiple users use linux pc at the same time

I have a powerful linux PC. Is it possible that more than one user use that PC at the same time while I will use it physically and others will use it remotely (each person will have different user and ...
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No input detected on primary screen at login

After my DP cable moved slightly and the connection was lost, every time I boot into Ubuntu 20.04 the screen connected to the DP port goes to sleep, but I can still see the login screen on the ...
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Cannot access to the Grub menu and cannot connect as "root"

Being a total newbie in this domain, I've recently tried to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook using this guide: https://itsfoss.com/install-linux-chromebook/ and it works, at first. I was able to login ...
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Error: Signature Not Found In User KEyring

I see some questions about it here, but no good answers worked for me. My old passphrase had [!@#$] at the end of the passwd. My home folder is encrypted. I made another user in the sudo group to ...
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su: failed to execute /usr/bin/zsh: No such file or directory [duplicate]

I was playing around with my terminal and out of curiosity, I installed zsh. Later on, I decided to get back to bash. So I followed some online advice and I was suggested to simply use the below ...
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Firefox 98.0 don't syncrhonise or save password

I have a dual boot windows10 - Ubuntu 20.04 with Firefox in each. I want to synchronise my logins and password from window but it doesn't work in Ubuntu side. There is more : Ubuntu Firefox don't save ...
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20.04 Boot Problems: Login loop, slow boot, NETPLAN DNS settings not applied after boot, need help

I am running an up-to-date Ubuntu system on a physical PC: Linux 5.13.0-35-generic x86_64 NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="20.04.4 LTS (Focal Fossa)" and I am experiencing the following ...
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Is there a tool we can use to allow users to login to Ubuntu using their Google accounts

We have G-Suite for our company. and all users use windows 10 & windows 7, where we installed Google Credential provider for windows @ https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gcpw/. So users can login to ...
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