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#1 2020-09-15 21:08:06

nobodyuknow
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SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

I just built a Beowulf MATE system. I have a working 2.0 Cinnamon system to compare things.

The first thing I always need to do with Devuan, Debian and Fedora is to add myself to sudoers. No problem, I'll just su and execute visudo. But no, visudo is not found, probably a path problem. visudo should be in root's path, yes?

When I shutdown the system, instead of going directly to console messages, I see the login screen for a second. Is there a reason for this?

I know how to change the background after I login. However, I've never changed the background for the login screen. This one is a hideous red, a color one might find in a Nevada bordello. (Where have Devuan developers been meeting?) Where is that background stored so I can change it?

Last edited by nobodyuknow (2020-09-17 19:14:48)

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#2 2020-09-15 21:26:23

GlennW
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Re: SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

try, su -

as per the notes.

IDK about Mate login.

:-)

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#3 2020-09-15 22:03:15

golinux
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Re: SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

Seems no one reads the Release Notes anymore or is aware of the content of the Old English epic poem Beowulf.  It was a bloody mess.  But I guess the mind just relates to what it knows best . . .

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#4 2020-09-16 16:57:22

PedroReina
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Re: SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

golinux wrote:

Seems no one reads the Release Notes anymore

Please, don't think so. A lot of people do read this and much more. Keep up!

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#5 2020-09-16 17:36:05

golinux
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Re: SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

PedroReina wrote:
golinux wrote:

Seems no one reads the Release Notes anymore

Please, don't think so. A lot of people do read this and much more. Keep up!

Unfortunately, those of us on help-desk just see the ones who don't.  A few every day on average.

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#6 2020-09-16 18:45:36

nobodyuknow
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Re: SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

Mea culpa. I never thought the behavior of su would change, but of course everything changes over time. I just read the release notes.

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#7 2020-09-17 16:03:26

PedroReina
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Re: SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

golinux wrote:

those of us on help-desk...

I've been there, I understand you.

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#8 2020-09-17 17:25:43

markw
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Re: SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

In Beowulf XFCE it goes like this. First the boot screen. At the end of /etc/default/grub is GRUB_THEME=/usr/share/desktop-base/grub-themes/desktop-grub-theme/theme.txt. Modify that theme.txt file or just comment that line out in grub and let everything go default. sudo update-grub. Next the login screen. In the /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf file, look for [greeter] background=/usr/share/images/desktop-base/whatever-you-have-here and modify that to whatever you want your wallpaper to be. The rest is Settings > Appearance and Settings > Window Manager or however MATE handles that to select your colors and themes.

I haven't discovered how to order the shutdown so that the login screen doesn't show.

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#9 2020-09-17 19:14:16

nobodyuknow
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Re: SOLVED:Beowulf MATE: visudo path, strange logoff, hideous login screen

@markw

Thanks for the detailed response. You saved me lots of time searching for files and looking through directories for appropriate files.

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