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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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Firefox signs out Google after closing all tabs or reboot (Ubuntu 24.04 LTS; GNOME Shell 46.0)

If I reboot the system, Firefox asks me to sign in to Google again. Current settings: Privacy and Security > Firefox will 'Remember history' Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed [...
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user session closed by system

From time to time I experience user session being closed I know I am not running out of swap space -- though it usually happens when lot of processes are running and swapspace is being used (more than ...
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How to access the data of an unencrypted Ubuntu installation on a internal hard drive with a single user password protected session?

Let's say that I have an unecrypted Ubuntu installation on an internal hard drive of a computer. There I am the only user using this computer with one username and a corresponding password. Is it ...
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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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How to Reopen VLC videos on KDE restart?

Is there any method (or plugin) to make KDE's session resume reopen any videos I had open with VLC? And ideally at the same time in the paused video. (I know VLC is supposed to do this, but it rarely ...
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Is there an easy way to install Session messenger on Ubuntu/Whonix

Session messenger https://getsession.org is great, yet for some releases of Ubuntu and for Whonix in particular the installation is way too frustrating. In particular Both Ubuntu and Whonix don't ...
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how can i save automaticly the open apps on a session so that when i start ubuntu the apps not closed, open again automaticaly

I want to be able to when i turn off the computer and the apps and programs not closed will be saved to open automatically when i start again ubuntu i am using gnome on ubuntu 23.10. But it would be ...
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Ubuntu 22.04, locked screen idle after being given password

I have set my automatic screen lock after 5 minutes of not doing anything. Afterward, I can just log in back to my session. It used to work well until today. Now, whenever my screen is locked, I ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 timeout problems at shutdown / reboot with Gnome SessionManager

Sometimes when i shutdown (or reboot) my system, it takes like 25s until it actually does something. (e.g. Select shutdown in menu -> nothing happens (Desktop is still shown like in normal mode) -&...
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Firefox (snap) in Kubuntu 22.04 fails to restore session upon start

There are some questions about FF either not saving or failing completely to restore a previous session, but they do not cover my problem: When I start FF (119.0b9 (64-bit)), it tells me it cannot ...
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Why I continue to receive the "gnome-session-binary"?

I'm using Ubuntu Linux X40 6.2.0-33-generic #33~22.04.1-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC and GNOME Shell 42.9 The output of journalctl -xe | grep "gnome-session-binary": set 27 07:26:35 X40 ...
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Issues with logging in and maintain remote RDP sessions with XRDP to VPS ubuntu 22.04

I have 2 VPS servers running on Ubuntu 22.04. 1 x86_64 at Contabo (VPS1) and one Oracle cloud free tier ARM64 (VPS2). On Vps1, xfce4, loging in over RDP for some reasons, only allows 1 device at the ...
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'screen' [ctrl + a]+ k not working

Ctrl + a, k does nothing I've tried to get it to work but nothing happens no confirmation prompt shows at the bottom I looked up the file .screenrc and I'm considering changing the keys, but I would ...
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Limiting concurrent Ubuntu session not working!

I am trying to limit my user's concurrent logins. Every user should be able to have a limited number of simultaneous ssh connections to my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server. Here's what I've done so far: To /...
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How to disable the restart confirmation prompt after doing updates with Discover?

Ubuntu Studio 23.04, Kde Plasma 5.27.4 : after I do updates with Discover, a button appears telling me to reboot: if I click it, a confirmation window appears, with a 30-second countdown: I would like ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox (snap) does not save session

I am using Firefox supplied as snap, and overall it works ok, but one major thing that doesn't work is session saving. I have set the option in Firefox to restore tabs and windows on startup, but it ...
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Updates to GNOME always cause breakage due to Smartcard settings not being available

So, this is a headache when you use Yubikeys or smartcards, but to disable Smartcard support in GUI, you have to remove it from the session environments. Unfortunately, this causes some headaches, as ...
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Gnome and xrdp session black screen -- automatic way to log out stale session?

Using Ubuntu 20.04. XRDP using GNOME is causing problems. Users close their RDP sessions but they dont seem to disconnect properly. This causes the issue of the user seeing a black screen after login. ...
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How to invoke a command when starting a user session?

OS: Ubuntu 22.10 graphic card: nvidia monitor: philips Issue: how to change default gamma after X11 startup. The gamma command I wish to invoke is either: xgamma -rgamma 0.6 -ggamma 0.5 -bgamma 0.5 ...
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Some applications are drawn with wrong interface

This is on Lubuntu 18.04 with Desktop: LXDE Session: Lubuntu Window Manager: Openbox (I'm not exactly sure what this information means.) I must have uninstalled or changed something vital today, ...
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Session logs out automatically in Ubuntu 22.04 while using chrome

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 from last some months. And I'm constantly facing this issue. Issue :- While working on Chrome Browser for sometimes my browser automatically closes and sometime my current ...
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Login screen settings icon disappeared

So, I used to have a login settings icon on the login screen, which would show as you type your password. See the bottom right icon here: (mine use to have 2 entries, not 3.) I tried a Wayland ...
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Ubuntu Server 22.10 - Failed to start session

I installed Ubuntu Server 22.10 successfully. Post installation, at the tty1 console, I installed the following packages: lxqt-core lightdm gparted openvpn resolvconf libdbus-glib-1-2 bind9-dnsutils ...
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Gnome shell does not work with one user, but it works with a newly created one

EDIT: As of now, I identified that the culprit is some setting in .config/dconf/, since I already restored all the rest of my original home dir to the newly created home dir, and it works fine. I ...
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Misunderstanding about systemd-inhibit

I did an experiment. I used K3b to burn an iso on a CD-RW. During that process, I issued systemctl suspend. The computer did suspend. Am I misunderstanding systemd-inhibit? I looked at this and not ...
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PHP Sessions broken in default Ubuntu 20.04 installation [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 server with PHP 7.4.3 (Apache 2.4.41 + mod_php) running, everything should be at its default AFAIK. But PHP sessions do not appear to be working. When running the following code,...
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How do I unlock of login the local console from SSH

I would like to remotely unlock and/or log into the local console from SSH. The reason I want this is to unlock the machine for my son so he can play games. I want it to behave as if he'd typed in my ...
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Jammy in KDE / Kubuntu does not seem to have a GUI to manually save sessions

In 20.04, I could turn on manual sessions in settings and use the launcher to leave, I was given an option to my save session. In Jammy / 22.04 with manual sessions turned on, I see no such option. ...
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Remember running program before shutting down

My computer doesn't support hibernate so if i restart i want to have all my running applications and browser(tabs) the same as when it was before i turned of my Ubuntu 21.10.
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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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In kubuntu (KDE 5), can one use 'Save session' to restore an arbitrary application, even one that runs under Wine?

When I manually save a session in kubuntu (KDE Menu -> Leave -> Save session), then, after a reboot, some applications are restored, but others are not. Among the applications that are restored ...
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i tried disabling my remote session with this command

sudo systemctl disable xrdp $ sudo systemctl stop xrdp sudo apt purge xrdp sudo apt purge xserver-xorg-core sudo apt purge xserver-xorg-input-all sudo apt purge xorgxrdp then i had to enter my ...
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Google Chrome regularly resets all sessions when closing and opening it again

When using Google Chrome, it frequently happens that between restarts (or quitting and starting Chrome again), Chrome loses virtually all sessions and cookies. I have to log back into every single ...
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How can I get Ubuntu 20.04 to restore my open windows when I log in again?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04, using the default desktop environment (Gnome 3, I guess?) and when I log out and back in again (or restart the computer, etc.) my open windows are gone. How can I get Ubuntu to ...
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unable to kill user-session with loginctl

I'm running lubuntu 20.04 with sddm as display-manager. Whenever I logout over gui and login as a different user the user-session is not be killed (do not know if it is by-design). So loginctl shows ...
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Using multiple desktops at once on Ubuntu

My aim is to separate my working space from any other spaces while using the same computer and the same OS. When I start the operating system (Ubuntu 20.04), my desktop environment (Gnome) starts ...
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Cannot login to MATE for one user but not the other

Big disclaimer: Before this happened, I accidentally removed an important library (libreadline7), which has removed several important system libraries without me realizing (things like NetworkManager ...
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Where should dbus session-local.conf be created?

I need to allow root user to connect to session busses of other users. What I did was add <allow user="root"/> under <policy context="default"> and it worked like a ...
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Can I save my 'Try Ubuntu' session?

I have a laptop with a faulty hard drive, when plugged into an external SATA cable it registers for a minute then it is invisible. So, I cannot install Ubuntu on it or format it. Is there a way for me ...
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GDM 3 - How to deactivate session choice?

When I enter my password in GDM 3, I can choose the session I want (Gnome, KDE, and whatever is installed). I have set a default session and I would like my users not to be able to use another one ...
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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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Error found when loading /home/[username]/.profile, tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified

When I login to my system, I got this popup: Error found when loading /home/[username]/.profile: tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified As a result the session will not be configured correctly....
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Something went wrong at session launching

I can not launch my Ubuntu session after login. I tried to update, upgrade, clean, -f install, autoremove, autoclean, nothing have worked. I see none error, I have no idea how to fix this issue... ...
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Is it possible to install latest version of RaySession on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS?

I'm testing RaySession application. I have started with its version from official repository. But it seems to be outdated. So I decided to get latest master from GitHub project page https://github.com/...
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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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Run two gnome sessions simultaneously on a single desktop, isolating one from another

This is to expand on Is it possible to have different desktop sessions each with different settings? First off I know how to run two desktops by running something like xinit /usr/bin/xfce4-session -- :...
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PHP sessions not working in my server after refresh

I tried to use sessions, but are not working, so I tested them with $_SESSION['one'] = 'one'; print_r($_SESSION); I refreshed the browser, it works Array ( [one] => one ) I commented the $...
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How to login to a session in Ubuntu 20.04?

I am trying to install bspwm by following this . Now after installing bspwm , I have to put exec bspwm in my .xsessions file. But I have only bspwm.desktop and ubuntu.desktop under ~/usr/share/...
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Gdm new user set default desktop

With gdm preferred, how do I get the new user to log in as cinnamon desktop instead of gnome desktop?
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Remmina blank screen after remote server reboot vnc connection

Rebooted remote server running Ubuntu 18.04 and attempted to login using a Remmina VNC connection from an Ubuntu 16.04 client. Received black screen and nothing else. Is there an additional ...
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