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Questions tagged [session]

session management is the process of keeping track of a user's activity across sessions of interaction with the computer system

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Failed to create session error when trying to log in after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 17.10 to Ubuntu 18.04. On reboot, I get a failed to create session when trying to log in. I tried to install ubuntu-desktop from tty but ran into E: Unable to correct problems,...
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Ubuntu 16.04 logs me out immediately on some action

Sometimes it happens that I try to open some program or just work on my laptop and system just terminates my session and displays login screen as if I restarted my computer. Please note that the ...
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What is the linux command to find the session time between two different IPs? [closed]

What is the command to retrieve the session time between two logins over the same network or between two different IPs?
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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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How to run Plasma (KDE) session in Xubuntu 16.04.5 running xfce by default?

When I logout on Xubuntu (xfce) I get a screen to login again, on top bar of this screen is placed an icon and when click it the drop down menu offers 3 options to login: Plasma, xfce and Xubuntu. By ...
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Why does spotify not block the gnome session when playing music?

I am a bit curious that spotify does not block the gnome session when playing music by default. Is there a way to make it blocking? Edit: The term I was looking for was 'inhibiting' (as e.g. YouTube ...
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KDE saves and restores all but Google Chrome in its Desktop saved session

For some reason when enabling Restore manually saved session in Desktop Session Login and Logout settings, and hitting Save Session from the applications menu - all opened application windows get ...
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How to open a terminal on remote desktop of Ubuntu 18.04

I installed XRDP on Ubuntu 18.04, and it worked. But, I cannot open a terminal on remote desktop. If I try to open it, it opened on original computer not remote desktop. And also if I open some ...
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LightDM: What's the difference between a seat and a session?

My background desire is to configure LightDM to display a greeter on more than one virtual terminal after boot. That aside, I'm reading LightDM docs, the best of which I've found are repeated in ...
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User's default shell does not affect sourced files on login

Running Ubuntu 18.04. I changed my login shell to zsh using the command: sudo chsh -s /bin/zsh username I figured this would mean that .zprofile should be sourced not .profile, however that is not ...
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Stucked in the Live Session User (Xubuntu 18.04)

I was installing Xubuntu 18.04, restarting my computer, and i must reinstall Xubuntu. It goes on forever :/ (I've tried 6 times ;_;) (I'm not very good in English •~•)
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Keep sudo open when running script

I have a relatively simple script to run: sudo dosomething1 sudo dosomething2 sudo dosomething3 Now, all these different commands take a while. As those are commands run by sudo I have to provide ...
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How to start a GUI program on a Linux PC via SSH, with NO local logged-in user at the Server ?

I KNOW there are other very similar questions here already - but this is subtly different - I have been through all of the similar ones, and none of the advice there solves the issue I am seeing. ...
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Ubuntu logs me back in immediately after logout [closed]

A few days ago I noticed that when I log out of Ubuntu 16, the screens go black and then I am immediately logged back in again. I do not have autologin enabled. Observations of other strange ...
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Cant start session at login screen

I followed an online guide which asked me to use the commands Sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop This fails and it says that it depends on ubuntu-session And there are broken packages I proceed to ...
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Lost supplementary user groups for GUI login session

Ubuntu 16.04.5 Very weird situation - after Xorg crash, now every time when I login into Unity, my user account doesn't have it's system groups like adm, sudo, plugdev, fuse etc. But when I login on ...
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Secondary user groups not loaded

After the apt-get update and apt-get upgrade run few days ago, user groups are not applied properly to the currently logged-in user. I can see all the groups being properly saved in the /etc/passwd ...
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Impossible to disconnect session from Plasmashell since 18.04

On my two different machines migrated from Linux Kubuntu 16LTS to 18.04 (one perso, one pro), I have the same behaviour of plasmashell : I want to disconnect session and turn back to the login screen. ...
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Why does Xorg freeze when I switch to a different GUI session?

On Ubuntu 18.04 we have the option to choose if we want to log in with Xorg or Wayland on the log screen... After using them for a while I realized that when I open two or more GUI sessions at once ...
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How can I restore more windows than just my browser using dconf-editor?

System: Ubuntu 18.04 Cinnamon 3.8.3 dconf-editor 3.28.0 I have been trying to save my workspace sessions so that when I start up my system, all the programs I want to open are there and ready to go, ...
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Unable to save gnome sessions in 18.04

I would like to be able to save the session in gnome. Unfortunately having enabled it in dconf-editor it still doesn't work. Any pointers as to how to save sessions?
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Is it possible to have different desktop sessions each with different settings?

In this situation, I have a default Ubuntu session with the Paper and Materia Theme, and a Communitheme session. The problem is, I want the default Ubuntu session to use the themes I chose for it, and ...
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Are there some scripts or configuration files that are executed or read when I switch user and when I log back to the original session?

In LXDE of Lubuntu 18.04 and my previous 16.04, in a session, I run lxsession-logout and choose "switch user", and then log back to the original session using my own username and password. That ...
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Can't switch between users without logging out

I have two users and can't switch from one to the other, regardless of whether I'm using gdm or lightdm. The only thing that works is logging out and logging back in with the other user; I think I ...
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Can communitheme session be installed in xubuntu 18.04?

Wanted to know as I am considering my options upgrading from xubuntu 16.04.
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Is there a setting in the startup applications menu item to remember all apps when shutting down?

In 2011, I asked a question about how to record the files being opened by programs at a specific time. A reply said: There is a setting to remember all apps when shutting down it is found in the ...
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How to avoid exposing screen on remote monitor when using xrdp on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm using xrdp to login from Windows to Ubuntu 16.04. While it's working reasonably well, it isn't secure in the sense that my entire screen can be seen on the monitor connected to remote terminal. Is ...
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suppressing connection log screen on session start

I’ve searched quite a bit but can’t see an answer explaining how to suppress the gray connection log popup that is shown when someone uses xrdp to connect to a target box. I am using Apache guacamole ...
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Will the gnome-classic session be available in Ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

With Ubuntu 18.04, I know that there will be the default Ubuntu GNOME session, and that you'll be able to install a separate GNOME session which will take away the Ubuntu shell customizations. Will ...
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avoid restoration of resource-intensive Firefox session?

I somehow ended up with a Firefox session that takes up my entire memory and swap space and then crashes. And then when I start up the software again the whole process repeats. I'd like to be able ...
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How can I get Ubuntu (17.10) to logout and suspend on closing the lid?

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10 with the Gnome desktop and want to force a user logout before going into suspend mode whenever someone closes the lid. From my search in this forum it looks like most folks see ...
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Pause a screen terminal

I constantly use terminal screens to manage different tasks in linux. I would like to know if is possible to 'pause' or 'suspend' a given screen and resume it later (no reboot in between). Let's say ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS LightDM Ubuntu Session vanished [duplicate]

I have a pretty weird issue here with the Ubuntu session just vanishing from the LightDM session list. I usually use LXDE/Lubuntu as a session and rarely even log into the Unity/Ubuntu desktop, but it ...
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When i shutdown my computer screen, Ubuntu 17.10 logout

I am using now Ubuntu 17.10 and i have a problem. When i shutdown the computer screen, connected to the pc by HDMI port, the system logout and i can´t, for example, listen music with the screen off. ...
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Make Ubuntu resume to previous session after forced shutdown

Sometimes Ubuntu 16 freezes randomly and the option i am left to do is do a forced shutdown. Windows can be configured easily to resume previous 'session' after an unexpected shutdown. Can the same ...
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Someone Please Help ME.. Repair session login

All I do is install Ubuntu over and over again. I was lucky and this time it lasted one week. Presently I am using a try-it version alongside my week-old operating system of Ubuntu 14.04. I used it ...
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Running Spotify or Discord causes Ubuntu 17.10 to log me out

I am new to Linux. Running Spotify or Discord causes Ubuntu 17.10 to log me out. Maybe it is because of Wayland?
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Getting logged out automatically while watching YouTube in full screen mode

I was watching YouTube videos and I clicked full screen mode. Then I was suddenly logged out of my Ubuntu system and the start page appeared asking for username and password. This happens randomly at ...
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cannot start session in desktop in ubuntu 16.04

i need found the problem becouse i dont know what is but i have error when i try to start the session in mode desktop, with mate or unity too. Here is a log but i dont know where seach X.Org X ...
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(How) Can I connect to an xfce4-session which was started without a monitor connected?

I have an Ubuntu-Server 16.04 LTS I'm running a program which requires a GUI, so I have installed xfce4 and a cronjob @reboot startx Now the clue: Usually I have no monitor connected to this server....
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Set another password automatically every day for a user session

I would like to configure my computer to have a session whose password would change automatically every day. The password needn't be very strong, and must be easy to reconstruct mentally (I will think ...
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How do I open under VNC a Firefox window that belongs to a Firefox session running outside of VNC?

How do I open under VNC a Firefox window that belongs to a Firefox session running outside of VNC? It would be some converse of --new-instance: open new instance, not a new window in running instance....
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Start a screen session and run a script without attaching to it?

I'm trying to write a script to: Start a new screen session Run some program or script within that new screen session Detach from the screen session, while the program from step 2 may still be ...
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Dell first boot failed, result in no session created

I just receive my brand new dell laptop wich is chiped with a pre-installed ubuntu-dell image. So I did the first boot to create my account and an "unrecoverable error" (or similar) occured and it ...
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Is it normal for User Manager to be started and stopped for UID 0 many times during startup?

I'm getting errors on every startup related to User Manager for root (UID 0). My system is working fine overall, but with an array of very minor, merely annoying idiosyncracies, so I don't know if ...
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17.10 unlocking my session crashing my login

I have updated my desktop from 16.10 (used default lightdm) to 17.04 (used vanilla gdm + themes) to 17.10 (ubuntu gdm), all packages are up-to-date. It appears like the upgrade tore my display manager....
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Failed to start session on 16.04 (CAN'T access terminal typing CTR+ALT+F1 either)

I installed updates for Ubuntu and was asked to reboot. Whenever I try and login in to my account I get a 'failed to start session' same goes for when I try to login as a guest. I can't get to the ...
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How do I get the list of the active login sessions?

Nov 9 17:55:46 swi007 systemd-logind[927]: New session 27 of user swi007. I want to see the list of active login session in ubuntu server and would like to close the specific session in my server....
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Ubuntu 17.10 GNOME Session stuck on login screen

I have Ubuntu 17.10 with the KDE Plasma and GNOME Desktop Environments in which I am able to login without problems with KDE but when I try logging in to GNOME, it freezes on the login screen in which ...
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Ubuntu 17.10, logs out when monitor is detached

Hej, I have a Lenovo P910 Desktop workstation running Ubuntu 17.10. Today I got surprised when disconnecting the monitor my session got logged out and all my open programs closed... Also, even more ...