Questions tagged [login]

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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use last to see how many times users logged in

Hello askubuntu community. I need to see how many times users logged in. I used last | sort | uniq -c but it gave me bad data I need to sort them by number of times they logged in and only show ...
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Cannot connect to NordVPN

I recently came across a problem with NordVPN. Today I tried to activate MeshNet on my laptop (Ubuntu 22.04.1), but this error appeared. It's not you, it's us. We're having trouble reaching our ...
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Desktop environment missing

I had installed Radeon graphics drivers which messed up my system. It was unable to boot. So I went into the GRUB menu and uninstalled all the Radeon drivers, gave a nomodest login in the shell. After ...
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ip-10-100-28-20 login: [ 17.201999] overlayfs: missing 'lowerdir'

Ubuntu 22.04 running on an AWS instance which is shutdown most evenings and restarted in the morning. Has been running without issue for @6 months Failed to start this morning with the error as shown: ...
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Disable fingerprint in GDM in Ubuntu 22.04

How can I disable fingerprint authentication in GDM without completely disabling fingerprint authentication in lock screen for my local user ? The answers in question 1329791 seem to no longer apply ...
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How to run a command as root on login

I want to run this command as root on login: systemctl mask --now sleep.target suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target I had some problems with the laptop randomly logging out, every 1 - ...
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“Are you sure you want to proceed?” message on login

I’m using Ubuntu 22.10, Gnome desktop and Xorg. Each time when I try to log in to desktop, I meet the “Are you sure you want to proceed?” message as described here. I’ve tried all sorts of ways to get ...
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login.keyring cannot be unlocked [closed]

I'm using 20.04.01 LTS. It's getting harder and harder to use applications (e.g.github classroom) -- if they direct to a web page to login, I can log in usinbg my github password, in this case) but ...
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Can't login on terminal Ubuntu 20.04 (glibc related?)

I can't login anymore neither on an Ubuntu 20.04 terminal nor by graphical login. The screen casts a pretty regular message and within a fraction of a second logs me out again. The last activity I've ...
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I can't login for administrator access

So whenever I try to use sudo commands on my Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop(I have a partition for Ubuntu) and I am asked to type password ,even though I type in correct password I get a notification ...
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EIther looping in login or screen becomes yellow and red while using xorg

I am new to Ubuntu and trying to work things out. So I would like to try out login option with xorg to be able to share screen. But it either sends me back to login page after a black screen, or shows ...
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Can't log in to the Snap store?

I am trying to remove mysql-workbench-community because apparmor will not let it log into a database. But I get a Dialog box asking me to Log in to the Snap store. How can I find my Username and reset ...
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After latest security patches updation of ubuntu 20.04 version, Domain Joined computers are not recognised as member

After latest security patches updation of ubuntu 20.04 version, Domain Joined computers are not recognised as member. Even Local admin account only login can possible. Last two days facing the issue. ...
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I cannot login to azure with vscode with Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

I have Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS, I have vscode from snap, latest, 1.74.3, I have azure functions extension 1.9.0, I cannot login to Azure from within vscode to deploy functions. The Firefox browser starts, ...
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The Linux System needs to be Changed to implement User and Root Passwords [closed]

Every installation - it always requires SU and SUDO use to set up specific software and fuctions. I have to keep on refferring back to this. How do I set the root password so I can use su instead of ...
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After logging in with my AD credentials, why can I not change any settings?

I've been setting up a new machine with Ubuntu 22.04 Desktop. And since I'm on the IT team, I've been using it as an opportunity to broaden my knowledge of configuring Ubuntu for a work environment, ...
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Accidentally install ubuntu-desktop, how to get MATE back?

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 22.04.1 and I had a problem where my login screen disappeared so I tried to get it back by installing ubuntu-desktop. This brought the GUI back but also replaced MATE with Gnome ...
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Why is one of my machines refusing to accept ssh into the root account?

I have a cluster of 7 machines. All run Linux; 5 of them running Xubuntu 20.04.5, including all three I'll mention here. All have a root account and one user account. I am the only actual user; this ...
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How to recover Ubuntu 20.04 login password? [duplicate]

I've seen the post below, and I've reset the root psw, but I'm still unable to login via RDP. I use mRemoteNG to login, not sure why I'm unable to login. At Ubuntu login page I get: User: root (can't ...
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I need to log out of an old account from login screen [duplicate]

I got a second hand pc and it has an ubuntu account login when i turn it on ,but i have no way of finding out the password to the ubuntu account so i was wondering how to fix this
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How to bypass login screen after inactivity

How do I bypass the login page after waking screen from inactivity suspend? I have found old answers to this, but they do not apply to Ubuntu 20.04 and later. I got v. 22.10 and the answer is not in ...
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SDDM error - Cannot assign to non-existent property "actionItemsVisible"

I am experiencing issues AFTER a seemingly perfect installation via USB with connected internet. As soon as installation completes system prompts for reboot. No issues exist. After rebooting and ...
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abilitate ssh login wth password for a user

I am the admin of a Ubuntu 20.04 server and I want to enable ssh login for a user through password, rather than using key pairs. The /etc/ssh/ssh_config file on the host looks like this (<username&...
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Freeze up during login

I am running Ubuntu Studio (Jammy Jellyfish) and sometimes when I am logging in (actually typing in my password), the computer freezes and I have to press the off button which shuts the computer down. ...
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ldap client cannot login locally after open ldap installation with pam Authentication

I have installed Ubuntu Client 18.04 with open ldap client and PAM module. Ubuntu server 20.04 as server with open ldap. Things are working very fine and now we are planing to implement across the ...
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Black screen at normal boot; login loop at terminal boot - after upgrading 20.04 to 22.04:

After upgrading Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS, my workstation (which has a Nvidia RTX 3080 12gb installed) ceased being able to boot. Regular boot attempts results in the well known black screen with ...
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Ubuntu server install fail and now a localhost login page shows up - but my user and password dont work here

Tried installing 22.04.1 LTS today , it failed every time after setting the storage configuration. On the last try, it would not reboot on it own after sending the error report, so I just turned the ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - Accounts (including root) authenticate without a password prompt

Fairly new to Linux and have inherited a few Ubuntu 22.4 servers that permit autologin for all existing accounts. How do I disable autologin? The following are noted behaviors: Console login - type ...
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Blue tinted screen after login

I freshly installed Ubuntu Server 22.04.1 and added ubuntu-desktop with lightdm to it. Everything is running fine, besides the fact that the screen is getting tinted blue after I log in. See attached ...
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Ubuntu Studio Freeze on login user

Ubuntu Studio (Kubuntu 22.04.1 LTS x86_64) freezes randomly the keyboard on login, the prompt in the box user not blink but the mouse working. I only can do shutdown securely by SysRq command (Alt+...
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How do I input a new login?

When i got to the part of the installation where i type in a username, i chose one that was already selected and don't know how to create a new login, I've tried '''sudo -n [name]''' but then I don't ...
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removing SSH keys

I want to remove the SSH key login and revert back to password login (I want to enable automatic ungrades of plugins in Wordpress). How do I do this safely? All instructions are for how to install ...
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UI login doesn't work after restart

After updating from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 22.04 I cannot sign in to the UI session: after typing in the password I am just thrown back to the login screen. It does work without issues for a newly ...
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Ubunu failed to login to desktop and shows black screen command [closed]

am a Mac user and i downloaded Virtual Box version 7, and SEED Ubuntu 16.04 works just fine, but after i logged out from system and came back again to login, it fails then it displays a black Screen ...
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'who' command has blank output when using SSH

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine which I access via SSH. When I execute the who command I get nothing. Moreover I get this output when executing systemctl --user: Failed to connect to bus: No such ...
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VNC Crashes right after login

While I'm connecting to a pc via VNC it works smoothly but when I'm trying to log in a specific user which I added the user via the Join to domain process the VNC crashes right after, the login worked ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS very long X session login due to 90xbrlapi

I have a problem on my desktop where login takes a minute or two. During that time the screen stays black. I have checked syslog and found a quite large time gap when the X session runs /etc/gdm3/...
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Configuring LightDM Lockscreen

Through some online forums I determined that, with lightdm, I could bypass the authentication greeter after a screen lock by simply switching the VT/TTY. Then I came across information from here: ...
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.profile not read anymore after upgrade to 22.04. How to debug?

Yesterday I upgraded my desktop to 22.04.1. Somehow my custom commands in ~/bin/ are not found anymore. It seems I have to manually source .profile in every terminal. Yes, I have a manually created ....
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Xsession hangs in sudo edubuntu-langpack-installer

After an upgrade from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04, the graphical login stopped working. The display manager did not show up anymore. After some dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 and other things, that seems to work now ...
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Frozen Logon after fresh install of ubuntu 22.04 LTS on Dell Latitude 7490

I need help with ubuntu installation on my laptop Dell Latitude 7490 I need to get rid of frozen logon after the End of installation. (the installation is done correctly but ubuntu gets stuck on the ...
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Configuring vnc server with login screen

At this point I've researched about every forum post there is on the topic and I can't seem to at least understand why I am unable to accomplish this task. Many/most posts are several years old so I ...
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Stuck in TTY1 screen

I installed Ubuntu 22.10 yesterday. Today when I turned it on it shows Ubuntu version my computer name TTY1 asks for my computer login but it's not working it says Dev loop12: unable to read RDB block ...
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ubuntu login is asking for password

I have ubuntu 18 in which I want to login without a password. I did the following: In settings->users, I enabled automatic login. In settings -> privacy -> screen lock: blank screen set to ...
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Syncing keychain password to new login password

I changed my login password recently with the passwd command, which is now out of sync with my keychain passwd. I've seen old posts on how to change the keychain password to match, but this doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 takes a long time to load in desktop after login on Xorg

After I updated my ubuntu machine to 22.04, it takes a long time (multiple minutes) to go from login (where I enter the password) to the desktop (with my files etc). This only happens on Xorg. Login ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 Oh no ! Something has gone wrong [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 22.10 and got the error report "Oh no ! Something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again." when I want to log in. It'...
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How can I login? Black screen

This happened after uninstalling evolution using Stacer. I have tried restarting but even while paying attention to the caps lock warning I can't login. I remember disabling the caps lock key sometime ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS on a 2009 MacBook Pro issue with two screens and no Login Screen vs. no suspend after lid close

I just saved another piece of totally fine hardware from beeing thrown away. Im very happy how Ubuntu supports all features (including keyboardlight). But I am stuck with one issue: If I leave the ...
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What is the negative login time in the "last" command?

When I use the last command, the log time is minus. I don't know what it means.
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