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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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I have Linux Mint installed and I installed Ubuntu Unity Desktop. After I rebooted the system i can't login to mint anymore [closed]

So I installed ubuntu-unity-desktop on top of my Linux Mint and when I rebooted the PC I had 4 options for logging in. The original Mint, Unity, Linux mint (graphic rendering) and Linux mint (...
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unable to login with domain

I am trying to setup a ubuntu gnome 22.04 for login to domain. eventually I will use this box for vmware instant clone pool. all recommended steps are done to the VM. when I run "sudo login" ...
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I can not enter in my profile

I use my password (picture), but it gets denied. i changed it few times, it didnt help. But when i use ctrl+alt+f3, and it asks me for login and password, everything is fine, but, obviously, with no ...
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no password for login user

I want to create user login or current user who does not need password. On login prompt, they can just give login id and password enter without password and login should happen. I used sudo su root ...
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User no longer in sudoers after installing ssh

My admin account was added to sudoers and worked fine. I set up SSH and xRDP on my computer. I used the exact same username for these programs. Now when I try to sudo, it says my user is not in the ...
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Login keyring not being unlocked after login into the user from a password lock-screen

Context: Some time ago I modified the set timeout for user locking for wrong password input via modifing /etc/pam.d/common-auth. I have lock-screen set up at start-up, meaning it ask me for my ...
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Can I SSH with key and then have a simple password for the sudo user?

So I have a server which I connect to with SSH and a key. I have disabled SSH password login on my normal user. When I use sudo, it's super annoying to having to copy and paste the complex password ...
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/etc/rc.local runs, only writes log file at boot time. Runs as it should after login

I created a systemd service rc-local.service as below and placed it in /etc/systemd/system, enabled it, started it. It is supposed to run the /etc/rc.local script at boot time, which it does. I know ...
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is this a bug on ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

PROBLEM: when i remove all users from the login screen by editing /var/lib/AccountsService/users and changing all users to systemaccount=true and restart my computer , after this ubuntu does not boot ...
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can't signin to ubuntu due to sign-in loop [duplicate]

I am experiencing couple of errors on my ubuntu machine from the booting process to the sign in screen. My Ubuntu is in emergency mode. Whenever I bootup my machine it shows the below message You ...
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Failed to load configuration from /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: Key file does not start with a group

Trying to solve another issue, I unistalled and reinstalled lightdm. After that, lightdm failed to start, and I could see this message in journalctl -xeu lightdm.service: Failed to load configuration ...
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How to log in into another session when the screen is locked?

I used to be able to log in with another account when locking the first session. However, ever since I updated to 24.04 from 23.10 this option disappeared. I can only see this screen: What may be ...
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Black Screen on Login After Installing Ubuntu 24.04 - nvidia

I recently installed Ubuntu 24.04 on my system and performed all the available updates. However, I’m encountering a frustrating issue every time I reboot. When I reach the login screen, my primary ...
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How to enable /etc/update-motd.d/ messages to show on SSH login

I have two servers running Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS. One of them (let's call it host1) I will be greeted with the motd upon logging in via SSH as shown below. However, on the second one (host2) this will ...
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Having to manually start gdm everytime

I recently installed lightdm, Big mistake. It was terrible, So i then un-installed it using systemctl remove lightdm.service. However, I am still having issues. First is that on startup it still has ...
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Configuring OIDC for my users to log into Ubuntu with

I'd like to be able to set up an Ubuntu installation so users can log into it via a company-managed Okta, ADFS, or similar OpenID connect login. Is this possible, either with vanilla Ubuntu, or with ...
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blank screen after reboot

I have a very plain system that was running 22.10. Yesterday it offered to do a rather mundane looking update. When the update completed it said that a reboot was required, I accepted and the box ...
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Need to configure user password policy on Ubuntu 22.04 server

We want to configure the following user password policy on our Ubuntu 22.04 server. I have referred to online documentation but have not found a consolidated guide that can help us implement the ...
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Ubuntu specifics of who, w, and last: exactly which users are listed?

If I'm on a desktop 22.04 system, and open a terminal, who, w, and last -f /var/run/utmp all report that nobody is logged in. If I sudo those 3 commands they all report that I'm logged in. If I ssh to ...
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Can't login with Active Directory credentials on Ubuntu GUI mode (Failed to start session)

I have Windows Server 2022 and Ubuntu Server 24.04. Ubuntu Server is joined to Windows Server successfully, but I can't login to GUI on Ubuntu Server. In terminal all work`s fine and I can login with ...
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Polkit Login Screen issue in Kubuntu 22.04 lts

After yesterdays update, the login screen gets replaced by the dumbest '.. Contact system administrator' message. Ctrl alt F2 etc work fine. There are no issues in the boot messages. Syslog has a few ...
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Can't login - Session Already Running

Out of nowhere, I can't login today. I get a message saying that I cannot login because there is a session already running. It gives me the option to "Force Stop" but pressing that button ...
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After upgrade 23.04 to 24.04, one user got 'Oh no, something went wrong' on login

The thing is, my second user could log-in, and the system seemed to be functioning for them. My question really is, what could have gone wrong for the 'broken' user - which files does login use that ...
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How to use the ubuntu24.04 LTSC's remote login function?

I am a White programmer. And I have two computer, one Windows10 and one ubunt24.04LTSC. For the convenience of work, I want to use Windows10 to remotely login ubuntu24.04. As it happens, I noticed ...
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Unable to switch user after upgrade to 24.04

I just upgraded from 23.10 to 24.04, after the upgrade dialog popped up. Since the upgrade, I'm unable to switch users. At the login screen (lightdm), I can select any user, but once a session for the ...
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Deleted password for my user on VPS, but still asks for password (locked out)?

I just bought a VPS plan with my hosting provider. I did all the necessary measurements for security and disabled root ssh login, created a custom myuser in the sudoer group etc.. so far so good. But ...
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Slow ssh logins

I have a bunch of servers all running Ubuntu 20.04 and all configured the same, we use Chef to configure things. System details: OS: Ubuntu 20.04LTS with the latest patches Hardware: Dell R730s, ...
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Gnome / OpenBox not working as display manager but lxqt / Lubuntu is

I need Gnome as my display manager. So this is a strange case. I used to be a windows user but then I switched to Ubuntu and was using Gnome as usual. Everything was fine but one day I installed an ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 login fails (one more time)

My Ubuntu 20.04 suddenly stopped coming up. I enter a password, things crank for a bit, and then I am asked for a password again. This can go on and on. I am able to bring up 16.04, and using it, I ...
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Issue with Ubuntu 24.04: Black Screen with Cursor on Login

I am currently using Ubuntu 24.04. When I turn on my PC and log in using my password, it lands on a black screen with only the mouse cursor visible. I am unable to perform any actions, including ...
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24.04 crashing randomly to login screen [closed]

I have an i5 7600k + 32 GB RAM + RX 480 GPU. Ubuntu or GNOME will crash a few times a day or crash sometimes more frequently. It goes back to the login screen but everything is closed. Fresh install ...
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What's the real meaning of "!!" in /etc/shadow on Ubuntu

The stackexchange link says "it is not possible to login to the account using a password", but the baeldung link says "anyone can log in to the account without any password". The ...
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Ubuntu server: Systemd-networkd-wait-online.sercice failed during startup and Invalid login bug

Ubuntu server 24.04 was working correctly for a few hours after install. After I rebooted it, there were two errors: Systemd-networkd-wait-online.service failed every time on boot. I was also not ...
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Cannot SSH to my server, systetmd-login fails

I cannot SSH on my remote server (Ubuntu 22). When I try, it loads indefinitely. Here is the ouptut of a ssh -v: Authenticated to x.x.x.x ([x.x.x.x]:22) using "password". debug1: channel 0: ...
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'Could not chdir to home directory /home/me: No such file or directory' after updating Ubuntu Server

We recently had a power outage and I had to restart my Ubuntu machine. For some reason the resolution was messed up and I could not change it (the monitor was unrecognized). I updated Ubuntu, but this ...
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How do I get the fingerprint reader to work in Ubuntu 24 for ASUS expertbook P2 for Host: ASUS ExpertBook P2451FB_P2451FB 1.0

Following are the neo fetch details: .-/+oossssoo+/-. kaal@kaal-ASUS-ExpertBook-P2451FB-P2451FB `:+ssssssssssssssssss+:` ------------------------------------...
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remove time lock with yubikey

Ubuntu 23.10: After 5 incorrect password entries, the entry is blocked for a certain period of time. I would like to be able to remove this time lock with the yubikey so that I can enter a password ...
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Can't login at terminal after purge and auto remove

I was using Ubuntu 22.04.4, I installed an app/program that didn't work but wouldn't uninstall. I ran a purge and auto remove command and when the computer rebooted, I knew I borked it! I get a ...
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Thunderbird keeps asking for login passwords after ugrading to Ubuntu 24.04 (not totally stable...)

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 24.04. I know it is not totally stable nor LTS... ThunderBird is now with snap. I use the --profile manager to get to my old profile. Unfortunately it does not recognize my ...
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Ubuntu 24.04 password not accepted after installation

Dears, I've installed version 24.04 two times. both installations are ok, but when try to login it says the password is wrong. checked the password with shown input both times during installation and ...
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Desktop settings on the login screen

I know this subject was discussed many times yet I cannot find the working solution. I have 2 monitor setup and on the login screen I would like to have the same Display settings as on my Desktop. I ...
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Unable to login to Ubuntu 24.04

I'm unable to login to Ubuntu 24.04. When trying to login I get this screen.
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Why exactly usermod -p command is not recommended?

For only academic purposes I am doing a research about the usermod command working with the -p or --password option: Through man usermod exists: -p, --password PASSWORD The encrypted password, as ...
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What is the correct approach to unlock a disabled login user?

When is executed the sudo adduser <username> --disabled-login command, is created an user being locked because is disabled login. It can be confirmed with the passwd -S <username> command ...
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How can I stop Ubuntu from forcing me to log in when the system is accessed remotely via Splashtop

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.06 LTS and when I try to access the machine remotely via Splashtop Ubuntu forces me to log in. Is there a way to stop this from occuring?
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Problem with script executed in /etc/X11/Xstartud.d/50-myconf

I am trying to update a script inside /etc/X11/Xstartup.d/00-myconf. It contains a command that works well when tested manually, but not in the script. This command uses a pair of RSA keys to ssh into ...
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Login issue with Active Directory on Ubuntu via XRDP

I can log in locally with both Active Directory and local users. However, XRDP only allows local user logins and gives an error for Active Directory users. Error: connecting to sesman ip 127.0.0.1 ...
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Invalid password after ~1 week of system uptime and strange user account added

Recently I've set up my home server with Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS. It was running just fine for around a week or so with only Minecraft server hosted on it. The problem is that after around a week of uptime ...
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Desktop login compromised since 'upgrade' on 1 April?

I have Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome. There was an 'upgrade' (haha!) on 1 April. After this my logins often give a frozen screen, which goes dark after about 40sec and then reappears, unfrozen, after ...
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KDE lockscreen doesn't accept a correct password

I have installed kde-desktop on my Ubuntu 22.04. When I login to the KDE session and hit ctrl+L to lock the screen, the kscreenlocker app doesn't allow me to unlock it back. I can see that the ...
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