Attempted login after screenlock and it wouldn't work until rebooted

Bug #1652713 reported by Johnny Rogers on 2016-12-27
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Bug Description

Hi all, first timer with Budgie Remix, I just installed it with LVM encryption on whole drive along with /home folder. I ran sudo update and sudo dist-update and walked away for about an hour to do something, came back and tried logging in at login screen and it didn't let me through to desktop.

I entered the password for the user account correct (as it didn't give me an incorrect password message), hit enter or login button and it acted as it was going to take me to desktop but didn't, kept me at login screen. I tried logging in a few times after that with correct password and it did the same thing each time.

It acted as if I was going to be taken into desktop, but ended up right back at login screen. So I just decided to reboot/restart computer, got to drive encryption password screen, entered the password, that worked. Got to login screen again, entered password again and then it worked.

Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Forgot to mention this happened after fresh install of Budgie-Remix, no screen lock settings were changed, no power saver settings were changed, nothing was changed. I just ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade in terminal, walked away for hour, came back and correct password was entered five times attempting login and it wouldn't let me into desktop.

It would suck though if I was in middle of some very important work, and couldn't get back into desktop to finish the work and have to reboot/restart each time lol. I'm a Dell Optiplex 755 tower, 8GB ram, 1TB hard drive.

double check that you have successfully updated and are not in the middle
of the update cycle.

alt + ctrl + f4 and login

sudo apt update && sudo apt full upgrade

Any errors seen?

On 27 Dec 2016 04:15, "Johnny Rogers" <email address hidden> wrote:

> Forgot to mention this happened after fresh install of Budgie-Remix, no
> screen lock settings were changed, no power saver settings were changed,
> nothing was changed. I just ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get
> dist-upgrade in terminal, walked away for hour, came back and correct
> password was entered five times attempting login and it wouldn't let me
> into desktop.
>
> It would suck though if I was in middle of some very important work, and
> couldn't get back into desktop to finish the work and have to
> reboot/restart each time lol. I'm a Dell Optiplex 755 tower, 8GB ram,
> 1TB hard drive.
>
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>
> Status in budgie-remix:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Hi all, first timer with Budgie Remix, I just installed it with LVM
> encryption on whole drive along with /home folder. I ran sudo update
> and sudo dist-update and walked away for about an hour to do
> something, came back and tried logging in at login screen and it
> didn't let me through to desktop.
>
> I entered the password for the user account correct (as it didn't give
> me an incorrect password message), hit enter or login button and it
> acted as it was going to take me to desktop but didn't, kept me at
> login screen. I tried logging in a few times after that with correct
> password and it did the same thing each time.
>
> It acted as if I was going to be taken into desktop, but ended up
> right back at login screen. So I just decided to reboot/restart
> computer, got to drive encryption password screen, entered the
> password, that worked. Got to login screen again, entered password
> again and then it worked.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Hi and thanks for reply fossfreedom, I just did what you suggested to do. It's saying near end of it that AppStream cache update completed, but some metadata was ignored due to errors.
Reading package lists...Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information...Done
All packages are up to date.
E: Invalid operation full
user@mycomputer:~$

So I'm not sure if there was updating/upgrading still going on or not after walking away, because I wasn't here at computer to see what was going on with it/terminal. I would have thought an hour would have been plenty of time to get it all done haha. What you think I should do? Reinstall fresh again, and be here until it completes...or, don't matter now, or, there's chance this could happen again in future anyway...

fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :

if you run in a terminal budgie-desktop --version and it reports 10.2.9
then you are fully up to date. I would however expect after a fresh
install and a full upgrade odd things like you have observed because lots
and lots of system libraries and a full desktop upgrade has occurred.

Now that you have fully updated does the lock screen still stop you logging
in?

On 27 Dec 2016 05:50, "Johnny Rogers" <email address hidden> wrote:

Hi and thanks for reply fossfreedom, I just did what you suggested to do.
It's saying near end of it that AppStream cache update completed, but some
metadata was ignored due to errors.
Reading package lists...Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information...Done
All packages are up to date.
E: Invalid operation full
user@mycomputer:~$

So I'm not sure if there was updating/upgrading still going on or not
after walking away, because I wasn't here at computer to see what was
going on with it/terminal. I would have thought an hour would have been
plenty of time to get it all done haha. What you think I should do?
Reinstall fresh again, and be here until it completes...or, don't matter
now, or, there's chance this could happen again in future anyway...

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Title:
  Attempted login after screenlock and it wouldn't work until rebooted

Status in budgie-remix:
  New

Bug description:
  Hi all, first timer with Budgie Remix, I just installed it with LVM
  encryption on whole drive along with /home folder. I ran sudo update
  and sudo dist-update and walked away for about an hour to do
  something, came back and tried logging in at login screen and it
  didn't let me through to desktop.

  I entered the password for the user account correct (as it didn't give
  me an incorrect password message), hit enter or login button and it
  acted as it was going to take me to desktop but didn't, kept me at
  login screen. I tried logging in a few times after that with correct
  password and it did the same thing each time.

  It acted as if I was going to be taken into desktop, but ended up
  right back at login screen. So I just decided to reboot/restart
  computer, got to drive encryption password screen, entered the
  password, that worked. Got to login screen again, entered password
  again and then it worked.

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Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Thanks for quick reply back, and yeah you're right to expect some odd behaviors like that after full upgrades etc lol. After doing "budgie-desktop --version" in terminal it reads "budgie-desktop 10.2.9
Copyright 2014-2016 Ikey Doherty, Solus Project".

I haven't tested it again yet, cause I put power saver option to "never" and turned off that screen locker thing... plus I've been using the OS for installing softwares/progams, and testing movies out in VLC player. I'll have to reset those settings back again, if I remember what the defaults were lmao. And report back about it. I'm loving Ubuntu Budgie though, I've tested several Linux distros in past and I'm loving Budgie the most.

Would love to see some more Plank themes in it then though, like OS X /MAC style ones. Example: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7182862089_e09a62f69b_b.jpg

Not sure which packages to install for it though.

Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Hello again, I put back the power saver option and screen lock option again just made whatever settings and played solitaire on other PC for 10 minutes... Just this time I get a switch user box /password box not regular login screen box etc.

I switched user "option" and it flickered a little and took me to regular login box, and entered password and it flickered again and took me straight to desktop. I haven't really done anything to this PC/tower after installing Budgie-Remix on it, so I might attempt another installation of it and see if it happens again after doing update/dist-upgrade...

Is it better to set up my own partitions with LVM/encryption or let it handle it itself through normal installation medium? I'd like to give 50GB to root, 8GB swap, 500MB for /boot and rest for /home and etc.

Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Anyway, I guess this "bug" can be marked "not a bug" or whatever. It's been a year or so since I last tried all those various linux distros, and being tired don't help, so sorry for all those offtopic questions too.

Just been racking the brain over windows 7 install issues and fed up with their windows 10 spying bullshit updates through windows 7 updates and weeding out which is to keep or which to heap, hence switching back to Linux Lol.

I've just reinstalled Budgie Remix again fresh and doing the update/ dist-upgrade and waiting for it to complete. I think last time I did install it, it set up the swap the size I wanted and root as well.. which is good.

I know one thing though, the screen flickers here and there, even during boot and have grey background color behind it.. and sometimes at login screen, or going to desktop from login screen. But probably not big deal. My wireless cheapo 8 dollar mouse is crap for sure, double clicks when only single clicking, opening multiple new tabs when I only clicked once.. I'll have to get new mouse, so hooked up back an old wired optical mouse for now. If I have more problems, I'll report back with new "bugs".. night...

fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :

huge swap space partitions are an oldish idea now. most distros now dont
use a separate swap partition. until recently ubuntu was one of the few
that still insisted on a swap partition. for zesty they are moving to a
swap file. max 2gb is size.

Personally I only create a home partition and leave the installer worrying
about everything else. I don't use LVM since this laptop is a home PC and
no issues with security here.

Sorry can't be more helpful about LVM matters.

Check if there are any graphics drivers to install via the additional
graphics screen. That may help.

David

On 27 Dec 2016 07:05, "Johnny Rogers" <email address hidden> wrote:

Hello again, I put back the power saver option and screen lock option
again just made whatever settings and played solitaire on other PC for
10 minutes... Just this time I get a switch user box /password box not
regular login screen box etc.

I switched user "option" and it flickered a little and took me to
regular login box, and entered password and it flickered again and took
me straight to desktop. I haven't really done anything to this PC/tower
after installing Budgie-Remix on it, so I might attempt another
installation of it and see if it happens again after doing update/dist-
upgrade...

Is it better to set up my own partitions with LVM/encryption or let it
handle it itself through normal installation medium? I'd like to give
50GB to root, 8GB swap, 500MB for /boot and rest for /home and etc.

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Title:
  Attempted login after screenlock and it wouldn't work until rebooted

Status in budgie-remix:
  New

Bug description:
  Hi all, first timer with Budgie Remix, I just installed it with LVM
  encryption on whole drive along with /home folder. I ran sudo update
  and sudo dist-update and walked away for about an hour to do
  something, came back and tried logging in at login screen and it
  didn't let me through to desktop.

  I entered the password for the user account correct (as it didn't give
  me an incorrect password message), hit enter or login button and it
  acted as it was going to take me to desktop but didn't, kept me at
  login screen. I tried logging in a few times after that with correct
  password and it did the same thing each time.

  It acted as if I was going to be taken into desktop, but ended up
  right back at login screen. So I just decided to reboot/restart
  computer, got to drive encryption password screen, entered the
  password, that worked. Got to login screen again, entered password
  again and then it worked.

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Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Hi again, sorry for late reply, just been a busy day yesterday... And alright regarding the swap size and etc. When I reinstalled the 2nd time I just left the installer choose the recommended sizes for the partitions and such.

Regarding drivers, there's no graphics card installed, just basic ViewSonic VA903mb 19" monitor (VGA) resolution 1280x1024. The only thing listed under "Software & Updates" > Additional Drivers panel is "Unknown:Unknown
This device is not working.
Using Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs from intel-microcode (proprietary)
Do not use the device

The last one "Do not use the device" was selected by default. So I'm not sure which drivers I would need for the monitor or not, but don't believe I would need drivers for it.. Lol.

Just curious, you know of any decent wireless keyboard & mouse combos with unifying receiver that work good with Linux but 25.00 or under? lmao... I was looking at maybe 4 or 5 so far...

Logitech MK270
Logitech MK320
Logitech MK520
HP Wireless Classic Desktop Keyboard and mouse LV290AA#ABA

Was going by list here: http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Keyboards

Only have 25.00 to play with currently, sucks I know.. But tired of the wired mouse and keyboard.. Ugh. Off to bed, thanks for help and replies. :)

fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :
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i have looked up the graphics card you have - its an integrated Q35 express
chipset - approx 13 or more years old!

I strongly suspect Mutter - which is the display manager - is falling back
to software rendering. Such an old graphics chipset as you have noticed
struggles with modern desktops. Probably better to look for a fairly cheap
nvidia card - look at the compatibility list on the nvidia 375 series
graphics driver

As long as the keyboard doesnt have lots and lots of specialised keyboard
controls - all of those should work with linux. Hate to say it - Google is
your friend ... if others have seen these work with any linux in the last
few years you should be more confident than just buying blind!

David

On 28 Dec 2016 08:50, "Johnny Rogers" <email address hidden> wrote:

> Hi again, sorry for late reply, just been a busy day yesterday... And
> alright regarding the swap size and etc. When I reinstalled the 2nd time
> I just left the installer choose the recommended sizes for the
> partitions and such.
>
> Regarding drivers, there's no graphics card installed, just basic
> ViewSonic VA903mb 19" monitor (VGA) resolution 1280x1024. The only thing
> listed under "Software & Updates" > Additional Drivers panel is
> "Unknown:Unknown
> This device is not working.
> Using Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs from intel-microcode
> (proprietary)
> Do not use the device
>
> The last one "Do not use the device" was selected by default. So I'm not
> sure which drivers I would need for the monitor or not, but don't
> believe I would need drivers for it.. Lol.
>
> Just curious, you know of any decent wireless keyboard & mouse combos
> with unifying receiver that work good with Linux but 25.00 or under?
> lmao... I was looking at maybe 4 or 5 so far...
>
> Logitech MK270
> Logitech MK320
> Logitech MK520
> HP Wireless Classic Desktop Keyboard and mouse LV290AA#ABA
>
> Was going by list here: http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Keyboards
>
> Only have 25.00 to play with currently, sucks I know.. But tired of the
> wired mouse and keyboard.. Ugh. Off to bed, thanks for help and replies.
> :)
>
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> Title:
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>
> Status in budgie-remix:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Hi all, first timer with Budgie Remix, I just installed it with LVM
> encryption on whole drive along with /home folder. I ran sudo update
> and sudo dist-update and walked away for about an hour to do
> something, came back and tried logging in at login screen and it
> didn't let me through to desktop.
>
> I entered the password for the user account correct (as it didn't give
> me an incorrect password message), hit enter or login button and it
> acted as it was going to take me to desktop but didn't, kept me at
> login screen. I tried logging in a few times after that with correct
> password and it did the same thing each time.
>
> It acted as if I was going to be taken into desktop, but ended up
> right back at login screen. So I jus...

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Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Thanks for reply, and you're correct, I have the integrated Q35 express chipset... I have a couple Dell Optiplex 755s and Dell Vostro tower with Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @2.66 GHz processor, 4GB ram, 1GB hard drive in it. The main Dell Optiplex 755 I use has the Intel Core 2 Quad processor though, not default processor.

I did try a graphics card before but it kept getting fried out and had to keep sending them back to newegg.com for replacement. Think the card was a cheap EVGA GeForce 210 DirectX 10.1 01G-P3-1313-RX 1GB 64-Bit DDR3, for 26.99. I only have 25.00 to spend now, so I couldn't even buy that cheapo EVGA GeForce card again...and a DVI-D cable either. The ViewSonic only has ports on back of it for VGA...But other monitor LG Flatron W1943TB has a DVI-D dual link port, second style down from top in this example picture: http://www.showmecables.com/images/catalog/product/DVIQA.jpg

But I believe it kept frying out because the 28" monitor the buddy sent me free in mail had a toasted/water damaged main board, hence frying out the EVGA GeForce graphic cards all the time. I was glad to get another monitor (ViewSonic) and not worry about the graphics card anymore.. Now it sounds like I need to get one again.. ugh.

Having no money sucks ass, and just gotta do what I can with what I have lol. Guess forget linux again and stick with just Windows 7, Windows seems to handle whatever thrown at it, but it's probably because it's shitty OS lmao. But if I do have to buy a graphics card again, I won't be able to get a keyboard / mouse combo anyway so.. >_<

Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

I'm no good at picking out graphics card though, couple years back I had to get help from guys at OpenSuse forums for graphics card... because need one that works in Dell Optiplex 755 PCI port or whatever it is, and act as middleman for rendering for either Windows 7 and Linux... And the LG Flatron monitor is wider than it is higher viewing, using DVI-D dual link port or VGA, where as the ViewSonic is nice viewing wide and high at same time. So I'd need cheap graphics card that has VGA and DVI-D whatever port on it. But if I ever use the LG Flatron again, I'd need to set a side money for the 5FT DVI-D cable besides card funds. I'm looking on ebay for 1gb graphic cards as they're the cheapest ones I'm finding.. This sucks.

Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Alright, here's basically my motherboard for the Optiplex 755 Mini Tower... http://thumbs2.picclick.com/d/w1600/pict/272379866481_/Dell-Optiplex-755-MiniTower-Socket-775-LGA775.jpg

I found this graphics card on ebay for 24.99 free shipping and it's used.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-HD-545X-ZQH2-Radeon-HD-5450-Graphic-Card-650-MHz-Core-1-GB-DDR3-SDRAM-/272464587192?hash=item3f7027a9b8:g:bi4AAOSwux5YOmt0

XFX HD-545X-ZQH2 Radeon HD 5450 Graphic Card - 650 MHz Core - 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM -

If that works, I might get it, but of course will just have to use VGA cable... because don't have money then to buy the DVI-D dual/single link cable and I'm not using LG Flatron monitor on main tower with linux either.. the ViewSonic monitor is the main monitor I use and it only has VGA port in back of it.

I do notice some tearing as I scroll down page with mouse too, as I scroll down with mouse wheel it looks like "tearing" from top left to lower right corner of monitor. I dunno why, but in Windows 7 I didn't have issues with it.. seems like Budgie Remix don't like ViewSonic. I didn't try other Linux distros yet either so maybe the issue won't be there in other distros...

fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :
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The window tearing could be a vsync issue - use raven and "disable
unredirect" - reboot and see if that fixes the tearing. Other than
that - its probably due to the software rendering of the elderly
graphics chip.

The card you have selected is an AMD model - its an older model around
2010 vintage - so much better than your current 13-15 year old model.
AMD itself does not support this older model - the opensource
community through its nouveau drivers does - but I don't myself have
any experience with AMD to say whether its a good or bad support.

David

On 29 December 2016 at 01:19, Johnny Rogers <email address hidden> wrote:
> Alright, here's basically my motherboard for the Optiplex 755 Mini
> Tower... http://thumbs2.picclick.com/d/w1600/pict/272379866481_/Dell-
> Optiplex-755-MiniTower-Socket-775-LGA775.jpg
>
> I found this graphics card on ebay for 24.99 free shipping and it's used.
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-HD-545X-ZQH2-Radeon-HD-5450-Graphic-Card-650-MHz-Core-1-GB-DDR3-SDRAM-/272464587192?hash=item3f7027a9b8:g:bi4AAOSwux5YOmt0
>
> XFX HD-545X-ZQH2 Radeon HD 5450 Graphic Card - 650 MHz Core - 1 GB DDR3
> SDRAM -
>
> If that works, I might get it, but of course will just have to use VGA
> cable... because don't have money then to buy the DVI-D dual/single link
> cable and I'm not using LG Flatron monitor on main tower with linux
> either.. the ViewSonic monitor is the main monitor I use and it only has
> VGA port in back of it.
>
> I do notice some tearing as I scroll down page with mouse too, as I
> scroll down with mouse wheel it looks like "tearing" from top left to
> lower right corner of monitor. I dunno why, but in Windows 7 I didn't
> have issues with it.. seems like Budgie Remix don't like ViewSonic. I
> didn't try other Linux distros yet either so maybe the issue won't be
> there in other distros...
>
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> Title:
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>
> Status in budgie-remix:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Hi all, first timer with Budgie Remix, I just installed it with LVM
> encryption on whole drive along with /home folder. I ran sudo update
> and sudo dist-update and walked away for about an hour to do
> something, came back and tried logging in at login screen and it
> didn't let me through to desktop.
>
> I entered the password for the user account correct (as it didn't give
> me an incorrect password message), hit enter or login button and it
> acted as it was going to take me to desktop but didn't, kept me at
> login screen. I tried logging in a few times after that with correct
> password and it did the same thing each time.
>
> It acted as if I was going to be taken into desktop, but ended up
> right back at login screen. So I just decided to reboot/restart
> computer, got to drive encryption password screen, entered the
> password, that worked. Got to login screen again, entered password
> again and then it worked.
>
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Johnny Rogers (jrogers-f) wrote :

Thanks for reply back, but was thinking about it lately, just easier to avoid Gnome distros I guess.. I don't have money, I can't keep affording to buy things just to make operating systems work for tower... when usually operating systems handle comparability for even older computers like mine. lol.

There's still tons and tons of older computers being refurbished, and sold, or given away to less fortunate people. My Dell Vostro was a donated PC from local business, it refurbish many computers and gave them away to those that mainly needed them. Most operating systems should be back compatible for older chipsets etc.

Guess I could just go with a KDE distro or regular Ubuntu and tweak it to be how I like... I can't keep going through headaches of trying to figure out and buy the right graphics cards etc. And still wouldn't have money to get keyboard and mouse. Thanks for your help though, but I guess I can't use Budgie-Remix after all.. unless I just use it and deal with some flickering at boot/login screen and page tearing, which I'm not sure how to do that "fix" you suggested anyway. I'm still a linux learner, even though I've tried various linux in past lol.

Either regular Unity/KDE distro I guess, or go back to Windows 7 again and keep looking through all Windows 7 updates one by one to get rid of upgrade to 10 nagware /spyware bullshit, or just throw in towel and lose the fight and upgrade to Windows 10 (full spy operating system) and be done with it. Guess it's price to pay for being a jobless /unemployable person with no money.. gotta give up something, in my case privacy.. Of course running Windows 10 is no different than showering or bathing nude in middle of town square so... lol

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