Problems following updates

Hi,
I’ve been redirected here from the XFCE forum, because my issues don’t appear to be related to the window manager:

Since last week’s system updates I have been encountering some unwanted changes of behaviour: I’m not sure which of these are XFCE and which are OpenSuse/Gnome.

  1. Login screen: The login screen used to list all the users (except root) + other, so you clicked then typed the appropriate password. The layout of the pane hasn’t changed, but now it only shows “other” and you have to type in username, press return and then type password.
    Fortunately I’d encountered this type of login on another Linux distro, but it has totally flummoxed the volunteers who use my computer on days I’m not working.
    Can I restore the listing of users? I can’t see any setting in preferences manager.

  2. Dual head:
    My dual head script is running at logon, but failing because “there is no output at VGA1” - So I’m left with the same (or truncated) display on two different-resolution screens.

Script is:

 
#!/bin/sh
xrandr --output VIRTUAL1 --off --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024 --pos 1366x0 --rotate normal
synclient touchpadOff=1

(note that the touchpad command hasn’t ever worked as part of this script - I’ve had to open a console and enter it manually)

output from running the script manually is:


warning: output LVDS1 not found; ignoring
warning: output VGA1 not found; ignoring

Most of my linux experience has been with CLI webservers, so I’m a desktop newbie.

XFCE 4.10

Richard

On 2014-09-16 01:46, taranakicathedral wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I’ve been redirected here from the XFCE forum, because my issues don’t
> appear to be related to the window manager:
>
> Since last week’s system updates I have been encountering some unwanted
> changes of behaviour: I’m not sure which of these are XFCE and which are
> OpenSuse/Gnome.

What updates? :-?

What openSUSE version are you using? What repositories?

Please run these commands in a terminal:


cat /etc/SuSE-release
zypper lr --details

and paste it all here, from initial command prompt, to last command
prompt, in a single mouse sweep, and please do so inside code tags (the
‘#’ button in the forum editor).
http://susepaste.org/images/15093674.jpg


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)


openSUSE 13.1 (x86_64)
VERSION = 13.1
CODENAME = Bottle

and…


# | Alias                     | Name                               | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                             | Service
--+---------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+--------
1 | openSUSE-13.1-1.10        | openSUSE-13.1-1.10                 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/        |        
2 | repo-debug                | openSUSE-13.1-Debug                | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/  |        
3 | repo-debug-update         | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug         | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1/                 |        
4 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1-non-oss/         |        
5 | repo-non-oss              | openSUSE-13.1-Non-Oss              | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.1/repo/non-oss/    |        
6 | repo-source               | openSUSE-13.1-Source               | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/ |        
7 | repo-update               | openSUSE-13.1-Update               | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1/                       |        
8 | repo-update-non-oss       | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1-non-oss/               |        


And last week’s updater log: - it was certainly a much bigger update than most weeks.


# 2014-09-09 09:41:45 mcelog-1.0pre3.6e4e2a000124-19.4.1.x86_64.rpm installed ok
# Additional rpm output:
# Updating /etc/sysconfig/mcelog...
# redirecting to systemctl try-restart mcelog.service
# 
2014-09-09 09:41:45|install|mcelog|1.0pre3.6e4e2a000124-19.4.1|x86_64||repo-update|d7490d04678a2feeeb8c751b1c2a7113aed34d72eb6a4744150406d87a6eb9b0|
2014-09-09 09:41:45|install|p11-kit|0.20.1-2.4.1|x86_64||repo-update|25be2ed120699835da300718686b641d0a2e7a04beca8797d9af5d80263f5759|
# 2014-09-09 09:41:47 rsyslog-7.4.7-2.12.1.x86_64.rpm installed ok
# Additional rpm output:
# Updating /etc/sysconfig/syslog...
# 
2014-09-09 09:41:47|install|rsyslog|7.4.7-2.12.1|x86_64||repo-update|ae6590e63b0873bbb0913056f5479b0685578c5d12ae7920608951dc32554465|
2014-09-09 09:41:47|install|xscreensaver-data|5.22-2.22.1|x86_64||repo-update|624c4e164e876006524d4da5323d458fde0da5dc0ff1c559a6b890cfa7f2f3dd|
2014-09-09 09:41:47|install|p11-kit-tools|0.20.1-2.4.1|x86_64||repo-update|d7299510b1dfe6719ad6909305bbd3d37e617b3bb6cfbf160506cd34c28ba3cd|
2014-09-09 09:41:48|install|xscreensaver|5.22-2.22.1|x86_64||repo-update|0007013d38cbab6f6af4290a9fc6c2980c388950ec210dbbee0090ac847f5195|
2014-09-10 09:06:25|install|accountsservice|0.6.35-2.16.1|x86_64||repo-update|74fd1225d3c15676a1433f3236ba27fdaf3ec8865b1e7571da34a0846d4626b2|
2014-09-10 09:06:25|install|gtk2-data|2.24.23-7.1|noarch||repo-update|df59df035ec89e5f1f56fae44411a23f1723f7e5229f7dc220bad8c25ffe99df|
2014-09-10 09:06:26|install|gtk2-tools|2.24.23-7.1|x86_64||repo-update|990cc488b086c636ec33eab66410f4aff6a1929c04508ff36970e48652272b6c|
2014-09-10 09:06:27|install|gtk3-data|3.10.9-18.1|noarch||repo-update|597a30edaea98d358873ad0670a4e2806100cbbbdaea5a776b1208f1259a8f43|
2014-09-10 09:06:28|install|libfreebl3|3.16.4-35.1|x86_64||repo-update|72e7144ae0e8aca9425780c8260bc84a90e38d555636e2844a121f1b42873585|
2014-09-10 09:06:28|install|libgoa-1_0-0|3.10.5-14.7|x86_64||repo-update|4cea8fc59c7dc2f6a1b0810f19245a07dd6443d0b74c189766bcd45fb2e82753|
2014-09-10 09:06:28|install|libgvfscommon0|1.18.3-15.1|x86_64||repo-update|1b5af38539178c10ceba7415a793b0052608eea73b2dc7f229e186999259e90f|
2014-09-10 09:06:29|install|libjavascriptcoregtk-1_0-0|2.2.7-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|8bbca6ba1a8c4e717fd7bf8a36d6177992caae0b007237365c30e829ee589a15|
2014-09-10 09:06:29|install|libjavascriptcoregtk-3_0-0|2.2.7-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|a3e7e0b62e3f86798964c9dc5bd68594f3ba01ee17010f3c39419b71c44f53d5|
2014-09-10 09:06:30|install|libtelepathy-glib0|0.22.1-6.1|x86_64||repo-update|33f6e62f36c97508dc2be5a36096e8a4759f850f8246473a6fd8c407923c6faa|
2014-09-10 09:06:30|install|mozilla-nss-certs|3.16.4-35.1|x86_64||repo-update|138f5651ff7392a9a615026bce5e1f980bee530b8645d72dd1453803a91f7e4c|
2014-09-10 09:06:30|install|totem-pl-parser|3.10.1-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|cd6828150f619013504c7a2399fe144fef1dc3fda3ff85feea11c23300194233|
2014-09-10 09:06:31|install|libgtk-2_0-0|2.24.23-7.1|x86_64||repo-update|958a8c6b53b4d58b6aed476c91f53fa46a480e651d40f3c3e054aacbfc8548d0|
2014-09-10 09:06:32|install|gtk3-tools|3.10.9-18.1|x86_64||repo-update|4f34668e47bdb57a6d829195c0794e6dfae1aa3b434b16e24077196d880bb932|
2014-09-10 09:06:33|install|gvfs|1.18.3-15.1|x86_64||repo-update|bbbf7a1c78d3bdc9cddf75f231ff7adb35f2bf42cf9418f881e0ea5233ac941d|
2014-09-10 09:06:33|install|typelib-1_0-JavaScriptCore-1_0|2.2.7-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|79c45c94796e317223f1a73de8c8a33f89f5ec78b78f123ad4d2ec9b1eea6207|
2014-09-10 09:06:33|install|libsoftokn3|3.16.4-35.1|x86_64||repo-update|0f3fb305df0ee5603e08049e36e5a567b9bacc11a41cdeaa6ae56f220e29a12e|
2014-09-10 09:06:33|install|libtotem-plparser18|3.10.1-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|84a07e8637bdb85ba5fd38919fe70a309a121ee047dae6ceb614f7cadc087631|
2014-09-10 09:06:33|install|libtotem-plparser-mini18|3.10.1-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|d37573384760a80a02d2c5e0fe599ddcd7a4c603163fffe75effd70615c89a45|
2014-09-10 09:06:34|install|gtk2-immodule-amharic|2.24.23-7.1|x86_64||repo-update|d71a916c707f33d1bde7bfcc71540a3879fedd59696e81d36456c74d83b60349|
2014-09-10 09:06:35|install|libgtk-3-0|3.10.9-18.1|x86_64||repo-update|5a9079cacc0c5abd08d1434b2523da224445633860b7fd9e47ce1ebc33b1ed3f|
2014-09-10 09:06:35|install|gvfs-fuse|1.18.3-15.1|x86_64||repo-update|0719623ad728e4d9cd31ca0b73b12fddc8291b30f5e60ffc338bbc0be8aee711|
2014-09-10 09:06:35|install|gvfs-backend-afc|1.18.3-15.1|x86_64||repo-update|6fd713d28fbdffc29f7f623aa99e07bb3a6ea23ab4551cccb8f54731b66ce6b2|
2014-09-10 09:06:35|install|mozilla-nss|3.16.4-35.1|x86_64||repo-update|00eba945176093b560ff5c868e8d39b806abb0686576f8193cf3fa5f437c2b8f|
2014-09-10 09:06:36|install|typelib-1_0-TotemPlParser-1_0|3.10.1-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|d8b118c1dad63598a30256f24d97380f950c3c82f0625637c48eea512d07a8c0|
2014-09-10 09:06:36|install|gtk2-immodule-inuktitut|2.24.23-7.1|x86_64||repo-update|27f897eec3539797a6b69f32477fe3ed1cd3f55ce5e23781b66372966c26ee23|
2014-09-10 09:06:36|install|gtk3-immodule-amharic|3.10.9-18.1|x86_64||repo-update|107452b98a349f10f9651d269d401caa3b7bdc290d3b5e39aca6f82020173e6a|
2014-09-10 09:06:36|install|libnm-util2|0.9.8.8-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|980f9c56c20f860837e3bdf1ec98175b0c13fc8b46348edeff3dd09f2944e5f0|
2014-09-10 09:06:37|install|gtk2-immodule-thai|2.24.23-7.1|x86_64||repo-update|13a1a25ae93183bb0bc14a95e8edc59798ef8600932e45c5ab4b5849e4a68bfe|
2014-09-10 09:06:37|install|gtk3-immodule-inuktitut|3.10.9-18.1|x86_64||repo-update|432eda6cdc2e304ac2212d78e6493a8d894b4694db30dbddb2ad2ba15266d9b3|
2014-09-10 09:06:37|install|libnm-glib4|0.9.8.8-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|ebac66cefd4c46100d9fb902a5b3e42e2ea0fae423d03c20fcf6465c4c3ebfa8|
2014-09-10 09:06:38|install|libnm-glib-vpn1|0.9.8.8-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|307febb6c52b8d2a6f71c22c9bf49301e7abe8f76e4cb40a89879998cf17faad|
2014-09-10 09:06:38|install|gtk2-immodule-vietnamese|2.24.23-7.1|x86_64||repo-up
date|ec63b7addda7bcd62550ef67d74f70d557c578011cf47ff5481736296fbfa3eb|
2014-09-10 09:06:38|install|gtk3-immodule-thai|3.10.9-18.1|x86_64||repo-update|e7df71bf8a50e99a7deee75370c80ec39f9aca9b6672104a00827151d06cc07f|
2014-09-10 09:06:39|install|NetworkManager|0.9.8.8-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|9d0f5557140b432af734a25facf136ea5716ec4d2926686099f120f18a8bd972|
2014-09-10 09:06:41|install|libwebkitgtk-1_0-0|2.2.7-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|52bc1fad6d1a5b44afffa5308875254d7337ebcf44ff1cc55efe561b093cc157|
2014-09-10 09:06:41|install|gtk2-engine-hcengine|2.20.2-16.6.3|x86_64||repo-update|5545ccbe3ca8f44ec570325fcba5fb6004e85228187e162a13d6c30cdbc20571|
2014-09-10 09:06:41|install|gtk2-branding-openSUSE|13.1-6.3|noarch||repo-update|66ad47642b8cd2df8e20f8f8b66caddc27d94567a6b2462e734f4fe32c1030c9|
2014-09-10 09:06:53|install|MozillaThunderbird|31.1.0-70.31.1|x86_64||repo-update|dacc88b4c2c6344b5c4d2d16e64d426acf24a695fa724132d40a35adeeee82cb|
2014-09-10 09:07:00|install|MozillaFirefox|31.1.0-42.1|x86_64||repo-update|3cd6bffe475e8e25153979cca44739fcbf1acc73cec02442031ba4e95c9d5043|
2014-09-10 09:07:00|install|gtk3-immodule-vietnamese|3.10.9-18.1|x86_64||repo-update|5b8d0d474c73b27c6a64eccdd72a5b61ca5d26e8a768f3c1858f69ccd173089c|
2014-09-10 09:07:01|install|libwebkitgtk2-lang|2.2.7-10.1|noarch||repo-update|6de731518635c11e0610d9bb16546a429b6c406eb37ee426a9449d425bb586c0|
2014-09-10 09:07:01|install|typelib-1_0-Gtk-3_0|3.10.9-18.1|x86_64||repo-update|e960abf099c31ef2b602051f747f8d329ebe1b3a4cc7cc4290edc38901dcc0ac|
2014-09-10 09:07:05|install|seahorse|3.10.2-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|cfea5230e683235e6c3f79eebd4b2a4e9a82697e4a37ca8103117ba1544a03bd|
2014-09-10 09:07:06|install|libwebkitgtk-3_0-0|2.2.7-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|86027ca12c1eb636c158d7b892075970ccd56c106460777c847b02fb20520b54|
2014-09-10 09:07:06|install|libevdocument3-4|3.10.3-60.2|x86_64||repo-update|8951f98605d74d7b36ce5391b582680e4b275650f813a7e45ae5dc20920111d0|
2014-09-10 09:07:06|install|libbrasero-utils3-1|3.10.0-3.6.3|x86_64||repo-update|79e4e5cf2c44678926d48bde723db7c57dedccaf4086d5836ea5a510daa4886e|
2014-09-10 09:07:07|install|libbrasero-media3-1|3.10.0-3.6.3|x86_64||repo-update|463bb5512c60d875d4a9b0da861f259c390b7db125e90c25256678f1c49f9566|
2014-09-10 09:07:07|install|gvfs-backends|1.18.3-15.1|x86_64||repo-update|2c99c3d7f21520d65b1b186250ef4b786c49bf01cea59f305d60495777386f53|
2014-09-10 09:07:08|install|gtk3-branding-openSUSE|13.1-2.14.3|noarch||repo-update|bf28fde1cc638a09b9eab82d2b1b3e0e30425390b8360eb211d1822806b58651|
# 2014-09-10 09:07:16 gnome-robots-3.10.2-6.3.x86_64.rpm installed ok
# Additional rpm output:
# /usr/bin/gnome-robots: cannot verify games:games 0755 - not listed in /etc/permissions
# 
2014-09-10 09:07:16|install|gnome-robots|3.10.2-6.3|x86_64||repo-update|17e15f189b86b310bbf4e3518762c5d11a4f740354eae7145a84e6944f9dc196|
2014-09-10 09:07:19|install|gnome-packagekit|3.10.1-7.3|x86_64||repo-update|d25a67d9259515f50a9f138c0bcff1f21f3f76170dbf3769a41923df565bcf12|
2014-09-10 09:07:22|install|gnome-chess|3.10.3-14.3|x86_64||repo-update|e5b3045290cf57417e13879f5eb2598665f4a1e48d4c88f5aa222769affb1248|
2014-09-10 09:07:25|install|file-roller|3.10.2.1-22.2|x86_64||repo-update|dd507027b2f9ddeac7f766274eb73c1e42fe242d4ed905af2a68a4325f8b6733|
2014-09-10 09:07:25|install|typelib-1_0-Gtk-2_0|2.24.23-7.1|x86_64||repo-update|e0dc4fd793686109257cfc30eaff4003eec8a0d4c96acfd105d53374dcf4710f|
2014-09-10 09:07:25|install|libwebkitgtk3-lang|2.2.7-10.1|noarch||repo-update|64d996453f0b0262e205060282edd47f190e878db0d6a68326eed0513c04060e|
2014-09-10 09:07:25|install|libgoa-backend-1_0-1|3.10.5-14.7|x86_64||repo-update|bbe26489d781224a868d512dcaecc4a4e0944c2d98e12c750bdde49408dcf668|
2014-09-10 09:07:25|install|libevview3-3|3.10.3-60.2|x86_64||repo-update|cfa1a3857d138f3466400738d8a411c6a2202a1ae7d0cfa6d4525210d5cd86b3|
2014-09-10 09:07:26|install|libbrasero-burn3-1|3.10.0-3.6.3|x86_64||repo-update|ba7a2eddcd69f3c0f90185ccb7b52722cceb5060419612f28d37145522765053|
2014-09-10 09:07:26|install|gnome-robots-lang|3.10.2-6.3|noarch||repo-update|d996e1a76544f757aeec9ecf46e8d5f54ad1925a72ea470db14de71d2bf259e3|
2014-09-10 09:07:26|install|typelib-1_0-WebKit-1_0|2.2.7-10.1|x86_64||repo-update|7394b99444c09c1327791bf9eb7de2ade0c5561888eeccacdaff24a6d9f250df|
2014-09-10 09:07:28|install|python-cupshelpers|1.4.4-2.10.1|noarch||repo-update|4470c9adcdcf4cbf9f41215d7d43746209f3c838a181d7e8cd6062701d875465|
2014-09-10 09:07:33|install|gnome-sudoku|3.10.3-14.1|x86_64||repo-update|99d84a13510cd274c4314ac24d37876fa25355ab3cf625f92580b60273a37675|
2014-09-10 09:07:34|install|gnome-online-accounts|3.10.5-14.7|x86_64||repo-update|764bad4d8a4e1484ab07799642201d1c6667fdc1262a774d1d9e4bf741b95335|
2014-09-10 09:07:37|install|evince|3.10.3-60.2|x86_64||repo-update|1a45a712b3ff4bb3578a45298178567fe32c1267ac88a5bd28ddb860a1c1e7f0|
2014-09-10 09:07:42|install|brasero|3.10.0-3.6.3|x86_64||repo-update|c87e02a628f69666459c1962f18c523185cccbf8a1e2d841c15fd1397331cdfa|
2014-09-10 09:07:43|install|udev-configure-printer|1.4.4-2.10.1|x86_64||repo-update|99fc6250a62be6c0114cbe338bab744c4ddadd71d4dd74f32c6d1573f071c25a|
2014-09-10 09:07:43|install|system-config-printer-common|1.4.4-2.10.1|noarch||repo-update|77efb2e4b8a57159050b7d5ab773bb2b6075db4d9d0a414391b8ff5f0e3d48bf|
2014-09-10 09:07:46|install|system-config-printer|1.4.4-2.10.1|x86_64||repo-update|263fad76ff05cbbec66a57819474d44d9a9b3afeeaeaf4756f76f46fa98f84f2|
2014-09-10 09:07:46|install|system-config-printer-dbus-service|1.4.4-2.10.1|noarch||repo-update|cf725b0908350dce1c4d57de6ec39ccc91c492f2ba5a821496df00f8d21c60bf|
2014-09-10 09:07:46|install|system-config-printer-applet|1.4.4-2.10.1|noarch||repo-update|caea29f5eaa2928ef39bf3292598002a9f70d56679468b89ab47b161afd6df06|



On 2014-09-16 02:36, taranakicathedral wrote:

13.1 with the standard repos only, everything correct.

I have not observed anything wrong here, I think it shows the lists of
users. But I’m not using a dual head system.

I use “lightdm” as display manager (aka login manager).


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

On 2014-09-16 02:46, taranakicathedral wrote:
>
> And last week’s updater log: - it was certainly a much bigger update
> than most weeks.

There has been an update to gnome things, yes. And glibc. And
libreoffice. Those are the most important. Try running
“rcrpmconfigcheck” and get the list of pending to check config files.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

LightDM is installed - not sure if it is what is being used, but I haven’t changed anything from what the boss set up (he’s away, alas)
A pity I can’t take a screenshot of the greeter.

here’s the check result.


Searching for unresolved configuration files                         done
Please check the following files (see /var/adm/rpmconfigcheck):
    /etc/default/grub.rpmnew
    /etc/ntp.conf.rpmnew
    /etc/plymouth/plymouthd.conf.rpmnew
    /usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.dir.rpmorig
    /usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts.dir.rpmorig
    /usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts.scale.rpmorig


I do not use Gnome, but …

In KDE, I go to Configure Desktop=>Login Screen (this under System Administration group). In there, I click on the Users tab & select “Show List”, then I can check the Users I want to show on the login screen.

I can only guess that there is probably similar in Gnome.

On 2014-09-16 03:46, taranakicathedral wrote:
>
> LightDM is installed - not sure if it is what is being used, but I
> haven’t changed anything from what the boss set up (he’s away, alas)
> A pity I can’t take a screenshot of the greeter.

With a camera or smartphone :slight_smile:

It is possible that you have “gdm”.

Wait… Is this what you see?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78906691/DSC_0095.jpg

If it is, then check this other thread, because it could be the same
problem:

http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=500824

If that is not what you see, some of the advice there still applies.

I wrote what is below before noticing/remembering the similarity, so
perhaps it does not apply or is redundant.

> here’s the check result.
>
> Code:
> --------------------
>
> Searching for unresolved configuration files done
> Please check the following files (see /var/adm/rpmconfigcheck):
> /etc/default/grub.rpmnew
> /etc/ntp.conf.rpmnew
> /etc/plymouth/plymouthd.conf.rpmnew
> /usr/share/fonts/misc/fonts.dir.rpmorig
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts.dir.rpmorig
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts.scale.rpmorig
>
>
> --------------------

Nothing important there.

You select the display manager in “/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager”:

DISPLAYMANAGER=“lightdm”

In order to change it, you have to first login in text mode
(ctrl-alt-f1) as root, issue “init 3” to kill graphics mode, edit that
file (use joe), then issue “init 5” to restore graphics mode with the
new displaymanager.

Or, change it and reboot.

The convoluted method is because restarting the manager does not work
when you edit that setting, because it tries to kill the wrong one…


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Look here:
https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/500953-gdm-no-more-list-of-users

I hope the OP there will post the link to his bug report. In that case you can follow it there and add your comments and vote for it.

I will post to the other thread. (It was very frustrating reading on my phone last night because although I was able to log in to this forum, trying to post took me to another Novell login which rejected my login and wouldn’t do a password reset ).

Yes, I am using lightdm, plus lightdm-gtk±greeter, and yes, my UID is 503 (on a system installed 5 months ago).
I tried editing the minimum user id entry in /etc/lightdm/users.conf but that had no effect.

Am I best to revert the entire gnome stack, or just the components identified?

And as for the dual head, it is suddenly working this morning (after umpteen reboots). Maybe it was a night without a second monitor that reset it?

Thanks to everyone for their assistance.
Richard

UID usually start at 1000 for openSUSE for some time. Either you brought that user from an older system or you/someone manually set the UID. Ther is apperent problems with some updates that are assuming UID’s start at 1000.

On 2014-09-16 23:36, taranakicathedral wrote:

> Yes, I am using lightdm, plus lightdm-gtk±greeter, and yes, my UID is
> 503 (on a system installed 5 months ago).

That’s weird. SUSE changed the minimal UID to 1000 perhaps more than a
decade ago. If your user is 503, the admin changed that himself, for
unknown reasons. And of course, the system may use numbers below 1000
for its own uses and collide with yours…


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)