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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Nics and Firewall

    So, if I understand you correctly, the machines on the local network use another gateway (let's call it B) to reach the Internet (which probably connects to the 173.y.y.y router, A).

    If your mail...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Nics and Firewall

    That is a completely normal behaviour: unless you have a (public) IP address for every machine on your network their traffic can not be routed on the Internet. Addresses in the private ranges...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Peculiar Gnome window and keyboard issue

    Reloading metacity when no Windows Manager is running can be hard. Nevertheless you can switch to a text terminal with CTRL+ALT+F1, log in, type

    DISPLAY=:0 metacity --replaceand switch to the X...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How can I change the host name ?

    sudo -i
    echo your_new_hostname >/etc/hostname
    hostname -F /etc/hostname
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    [gnome] Re: GNOME panel not autoloading.

    The failsafe feature I was talking about does not depend upon the type of session you are running (standard or failsafe).

    In a nutshell you have to start the standard session, type:
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    [gnome] Re: GNOME panel not autoloading.

    Usually the Panel is started from the list of applications saved by the Session Manager. You can save this list in Startup Applications Preferences > Options by clicking on Remember Currently Running...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Log in failing on most users

    So the wrong solution of moving the gnome-settings-daemon binary directory is actually the right one? I can not say what the problem can be, but as a workaround you can always move the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    Did you deactivate automatic login and login without a password? ('gdmsetup' and 'users-admin') I think it is choosing some strange session, but it is difficult to debug if you can't choose your...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Log in failing on most users

    I am happy that everything is ok, however when I told you to move this directory I was thinking about another one. :-)

    Now that everything is working try reinstalling gnome-settings-daemon again,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    Your session seems to enter in a loop. Do you have any of these files in your home directory: .xsession, .xsessionrc, .Xsession, .Xclients?

    Are you sure that all your hidden files (those beginning...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Default ubuntu fonts

    All default fonts are 10pt Sans, except window titles (10pt Sans Bold) and the fixed width font (Monospace).

    And since “Sans” is just an alias for the default sans-serif font, it will always be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    Now that you can obtain a graphical session, you can post the .xsession-errors file of a failed session.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    The problem is probably in the gdm package, reinstall both it and x11-common with a:


    sudo apt-get --reinstall install gdm x11-common
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    X starts just ok. Just the clients refuse to start. Start your X with xinit so you'll have at least a terminal, then start Metacity and Firefox:

    metacity --replace&
    firefox&

    Now you can start...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    You can also go back to your console with CTRL+ALT+F1 and then kill the X server:

    sudo killall X
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    Probably you have a problem with the gnome-session program, CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to kill the session and then launch 'xinit'.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    In the lower panel of the greeting screen you can choose the language and session type.

    Otherwise you can stop the gdm service and launch the session from a terminal:


    sudo service gdm stop
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    Can you get a graphical 'xterm' session (you can choose your session at login)? Or it crashes like all the other? When you have a graphical terminal you should be able to run 'gnome-session' or at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Won't log in after adding second monitor!

    And the other lines? I believe you have only 2 lines in .xsession-errors. Can you run 'gnome-session' from an 'xterm' session?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Log in failing on most users

    The screen reverted to text mode (like the one you obtain with CTRL+ALT+F1 and CTRL+ALT+F7 to return to 'gdm'), meaning you will find pretty interesting debugging informations in .xsession-errors .
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    [SOLVED] Re: Log in failing on most users

    This must be the main error. Reinstall gnome-settings-daemon:

    sudo apt-get --reinstall install gnome-settings-daemon
    to be sure that its global configuration is correct and if that doesn't work,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Log in failing on most users

    Unfortunately it doesn't tell much (maybe .xsession-errors.old has more informations). Did you manage to log in into an alternative session with one of the affected users? If you open an 'xterm'...
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    [all variants] Re: SSH port forwarding problem

    If you use RSA keys just put:


    PasswordAuthentication no
    in /etc/ssh/sshd_config on your ssh server and all brute force attacks against it will fail miserably (and the automatic attack script...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Log in failing on most users

    What probably happens is that the session exits after just a second. Try with another session: “GNOME failsafe” to begin with and if that doesn't work choose “xterm” and then launch Metacity,...
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    [all variants] Re: SSH port forwarding problem

    ssh -p 23231 -g -L 23230:C:23231 login@C


    Note the '-g' option that allow remote hosts (A) to connect to locally forwarded ports.

    Personally I find your setup overly complicated: if you use...
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