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#1 2019-06-03 18:45:38

Sector11
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No root access with [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2]

This is with Debian 9 that I have recently built up - been installed for what seems like forever.

There is no network manager and no lightdm, no graphical login manager, I log in like I did with Debian 8 from the command line prompt.

With [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2]: I get login for Sector 11, add my password and end up starting another desktop session.

Any help appreciated.

I think it is also tied into [Alt]+[F2] or the command in OB:

gksu thunar

the password window pops up and I keep getting "Wrong password"

I can however open a terminal and:

 03 Jun 19 @ 15:30:48 ~
   $ sudo su -
root@d67:~# thunar
{at this point I close Thunar as root}
root@d67:~# exit
logout
 
 03 Jun 19 @ 15:31:23 ~
   $ 

works just fine ... but I need to drop to a "tty" and kill the GUI ...

no can do.  Been Startpaging for days.

Any help appreciated.

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EDIT:  Just logged into Debian 8 and while "gksu thunar" works as advertised - terminal or OB Menu, dropping to tty2 does the same.  Login for S11 and it beings up another desktop session.

? ? ?

How can I kill the desktop session and be at root in tty2?

Last edited by Sector11 (2019-06-03 22:48:10)


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#2 2019-06-03 20:01:46

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Re: No root access with [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2]

Sector11 wrote:

How can I kill the desktop session and be at root in tty2?

Which graphical manager are you using? For example, with lightdm I do

damo@bl-laptop ~ $ sudo su -
[sudo] password for damo: 
root@bl-laptop:~# systemctl stop lightdm.service

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#3 2019-06-03 23:01:50

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Re: No root access with [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2]

damo wrote:
Sector11 wrote:

How can I kill the desktop session and be at root in tty2?

Which graphical manager are you using? For example, with lightdm I do

damo@bl-laptop ~ $ sudo su -
[sudo] password for damo: 
root@bl-laptop:~# systemctl stop lightdm.service

None - I login directly from tt1

If I do [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F4] I get a black screen:

Debian GNU/Linux 9 d67 tty4

d67 login:

So since there is no graphical login manager what would I type?
tty4.th.jpg


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#4 2019-06-04 00:40:10

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Re: No root access with [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2]

Why are you trying to log in as root for an Xsession? Login as user and run 'startx', no?

Try 'pkexec thunar' instead of 'gksu thunar' once you're logged in.

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#5 2019-06-04 02:47:52

Sector11
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Re: No root access with [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2]

Well that caused my system to lock up.....
locked.th.jpg


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#6 2019-06-04 03:56:36

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Re: No root access with [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2]

Gaa! Abort!

Can you backup and re-install, and create a log of the install?

https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ … 04.html.en

5.4.4.1. System Freeze During the PCMCIA Configuration Phase
seems relevant.

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#7 2019-06-04 12:21:57

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Re: No root access with [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F2]

May just have to.  Like I said ... old install when 9 fist came out.  Dusty.


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