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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How can I configure Google Remote Desktop so that it doesn't create a new session when I connect to it?

When I remote connect to Ubuntu using TeamViewer, I view the same session as the session in which TeamViewer is running. However, when I connect using Google Remote Desktop it creates a new session ...
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What can cause a non-zero session length time in /var/log/btmp?

/var/log/btmp, the log read by default by the lastb command, stores information about failed login attempts. I'm looking at a snippet of a file and seeing what I understand to be minutes of logged-in ...
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Problem with SSH remote connection and non-active local session

here is an explanation of my case: -I use an ssh connection to have access to the terminal of my remote workstation and run my codes. -Meanwhile, I use atom (with a third-party package), which ...
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Cairo dock session logout

I just want to logout from my cairo dock session. Ive tried running terminal (gnome-session-logout) and ctrl alt supr but doesnt work.
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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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Can't log on with Flashback on Ubuntu 19, can with other sessions

Ubuntu 19.10 Flashback stopped working on my desktop computer. I can log on with MATE or standard Ubuntu sessions. When I try to do my usual Flashback session it brings up a bare desktop with the ...
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Is it possible to share xrdp session local/remotely in ubuntu 18.04?

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 and got the xrdp server running and i am able to connect remotely. I need to use the same session when i connect localy and remotely. I only found info about using it ...
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VM Virtual box Ubuntu Session Failed [closed]

I installed VM VirtualBox 6.1.2 and updated all the packages in Ubuntu. I also got the ISO file: ubuntu-18.04.3-desktop-amd64 Plugged it all in, enabled Virtual technology in BIOS setup using my ...
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Secondary session not working with nvidia drivers

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 19.10 fresh on my pc. Usually I have my session as root and a secondary (dummy proof) session for my parents to use. I set up the secondary session from my session, ...
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meaning of different sessions in lubuntu

When I start my computer and see the login screen of lubuntu I can choose at least 3 different 'sessions': 'lubuntu', 'LXDE', 'OpenBox'. Why? Even further confusing: once logged in, you can change ...
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Session start only show background until I manually startX through tty1

Some info about my setup before I start my novel: Ubuntu 16.04 gnome gdm3 (was using lightdm when I first had the problem, but switched trying to see if it fixes the problem). When I am logging into ...
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how Locked account runs services

I wonder how a locked account, typically www-data, can run a service, for example apache2, if it has /usr/sbin/nologin as shell? Is there a way to do in a root session, something like this: root# su ...
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How do I configure the default session for kate

I am having some difficulty wrangling kate sessions. I often have more than one instance of kate running. I use it for a lot of different things on different virtual desktops - all in the same ...
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How to have persistent session settings in SDDM for each user?

I use SDDM as session manager in Lubuntu 19.04. By default I got two desktops: Lubuntu and LXQt. I have two users. Each one uses a different desktop session. However, every time I switch users, the ...
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Cannot login into my user account Ubuntu 18.04

I cannot login into my user account. The password is correct, actually it's stuck in a login loop, i mean it returns to the login window after i type the password. I've tried many things to fix the ...
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.Net Core 2.2 shared session with Apache2 reverse proxy

I have two instances of .Net Core 2.2 web application (test & test2) running as Linux services behind an Apache2 reverse proxy. I am trying to share the session between both applications. The ...
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Error found when loading /etc/profile and mysql

Running Ubuntu Gnome 19.04 and getting the following popup. (sorry, computer not responding for proper screenshot) So far I tried reinstalling the Ubuntu Gnome Desktop, even mysql-common. What was ...
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how to autospawn compiz in a custom desktop session

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. I created a custom desktop session based on Avant Window Navigator, Compiz, Unity: $ cat>/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/awn.session<<'EOF' [GNOME Session] Name=...
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Starting a cutom-named saved session in KDE

KDE supports saving sessions with arbitrary names. This can be accomplished by using the command saveCurrentSessionAs. For example, to save a session called 'session01', we execute DISPLAY=:0.0 qdbus ...
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login to a session with no display server (no X) in order to use a custom display server

Is it possible to login via LightDM in to a session that does not automatically start X. I have a custom.desktop in /usr/share/xsessions/ [Desktop Entry] Name=Custom Comment=Custom Exec=/path/to/...
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How can I fix a problem with Sessions being lost after suspend or hibernate?

When I either sleep, suspend or hibernate and then resume, after logging back in my session is gone. How can I debug this issue and is anyone else experiencing this issue? I was not having this ...
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Setting default session for Slim login manager on Ubuntu 18.04

Previously I had Slim set up to automatically log in to an Openbox session. This has changed. Perhaps it happened when I installed some package, I do not know. Currently when Slim tries to log me in ...
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The backports upgrading changes all my desktop

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.2 LTS (64 bit Linux) in two desktop PCs (both are the same machine: MSI MS-7788, Intel i5 at 3 GHz, 8 GB RAM) and one laptop HP 250 G5 (Intel Pentium at 1.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM). ...
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How to log out of all ubuntu sessions logged in from multiple computers?

I am studying in a college which has the following setup. There around 50 computers in the lab and some in the library. Any student can log into their account through any computer and even through ...
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Run a script after session login or user change, not manageable by restricted users

I want to execute a script much like the "Startup Applications", as documented officially, and explained in this great answer and asked about again in this question. However, I have additional, very ...
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Error to start ubuntu 18.04 ( linux )

I have installed Ubuntu 17.10 and all software works fine. I made an update from 17.10 to 18.04 and it was successfully. I need to use Nvidia driver and CUDA for some deep learning projects. So some ...
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How can I switch from Trinity Desktop to KDE Plasma and viceversa?

I remember one time I had GNOME, Xfce and KDE and in order to switch from one desktop environment to the other I had to pick one up at login screen or edit a file, but I can't remember the file ...
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Re-install Ubuntu 18.04 desktop and session - failed session issue

When I am trying to re-install ubuntu-desktop I get dependency issue. first is missing gdm3, gnome-shell, nautilus and ubuntu-session WHen I try to install gdm3, appear dependency issue that libgdm1 ...
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Accidentally deleted Python 3 on Ubuntu 18.04LTS

Accidentally I deleted Python 3. Python deletion was interrupted midway in terminal when I found the icon on desktop started disappeaing one by one, then I powered off my system. I restarted my system,...
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Kubuntu 18.04 not login from SDDM but from tty

I have installed Kubuntu 18.04 on my laptop (OMEN HP [17-w033dx ]) and today, just after enabling VT on the BIOS Setup and rebooting, Kubuntu not login from visual (SDDM) as usual. I disabled VT but ...
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Restore previous state of apps after powering on Ubuntu system

Previously, I used sudo shutdown -h now to power off macOS. Upon powering on after this, the system would restore all the apps (like Chrome, VS Code, PDFs) to their previous status before shutdown. ...
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How to delay KDE desktop session restore

How can I specify a delay for the Desktop Session restoration after login? The reason I need that is that I use Plasma Global Application Menu and session restoration after login. And it seems that ...
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Save opened images and reopen them after reboot

My linux scripting skills are poor so I'm hoping someone can help. I have 50+ images open via FEH from many different locations, I do not want to individually search for them after reboot. ps aux | ...
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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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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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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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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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