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Ubuntu PURIFICATION

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This page started as an howto for avoiding all that asking for passwords into the Ubuntu Desktop Edition, but now can be applied (with some minor tweaks) to other distro's around. My favourite right now is Linux Mint, Mate edition :)

If you want to help developing this document, please write to asbesto (at) gmail {dot} com

Threads about stupid things added in Ubuntu

Why removing all those password requests?

Typical situation is: my laptop have only my personal account in it, and no other users. no open ports, no ssh server, no telnet, no shared folders, no samba, nothing.

I'm the only user of it.

So I log in (password), and configure a printer (password), I check network settings (password) install packages (password), remove a package (password again) become su (password), use sudo! (another password), configure stuff in gnome (password again) configure a new network connection (password again!!!) quit the system (another password!!!)

THIS - IS - FUCKING - STUPID

This document contain useful hints to CLEAN UP THIS MESS, obtaining a nice working GNU/Linux system instead of the crap installed and configured by default.

(work in progress)

Automatic login without password

It's MY computer, in MY house, so why the FUCK i have to type my password to log in X-Windows?!?

System - Administration - Login and select the damn user

You can select this while installing Linux Mint.

OLD: IDIOT keyring password

It will be asked again and again. Every time the same FUCKING password. Just to open a thing that contain THE SAME PASSWORD ITSELF. Delete the folder $home/.gnome2/keyrings which holds the keyring info. Once you do that it wont ask again.

OLD: Disable the damn Gnome Keyring Manager Password

Same SHIT as before.

Applications - Accessories - Passwords and encryption keys

Edit that.

Get rid of all those asked passwords

First, do an apt-get install libpam-gnome-keyring (Normally this is not required anymore)

Create a file named /etc/pam.d/common-pamkeyring with this inside:

auth optional pam_keyring.so try_first_pass
session optional pam_keyring.so

Edit /etc/pam.d/gdm as follow:

add

@include common-pamkeyring

at the bottom, and please COMMENT OUT those lines:

# auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so
# session optional pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start

Create, if doesn't exist, the wheel group, editing /etc/group, and add your user to it

vi /etc/group

Edit /etc/sudoers, using visudo

visudo /etc/sudoers

adding:

%wheel ALL=(ALL:NOPASSWD) ALL
yourusername    ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

Edit /etc/pam.d/sudo adding at bottom:

auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
auth required pam_wheel.so
auth sufficient pam_wheel.so trust

Edit /etc/pam.d/su enabling this line (just uncomment it):

# Uncomment this if you want wheel members to be able to
# su without a password.
auth sufficient pam_wheel.so trust

The Incredible Idiocy: PolicyKit

As I stated in ubuntuforums time ago:

I'm used to work on MY computer, with MY login, and no other logins; it's in MY home, and it don't run away to search for malicious users. It's MY PC in MY HOUSE. For this I log in automagically with no password asking. I have automagic "su" and "sudo" without password (that is STUPID because I'm root on MY machine, and there are NO other users).

But now I have some very annoying issues about this damn thing called "System Policy", for which I can't, just to say, do a shutdown of my machine under Gnome because "System policy prevents stopping the system when other users are logged". And this just because I have some root terminals left open.

This is very, very stupid.

And so on, this damn system policy crap keep asking me the same damn password for everything: wifi connections, login/ssh to other machines, mounting of devices, and so on.

Please, PLEASE. Does someone know HOW TO KILL this stupid thing? How to get rid of all those unuseful, boring, recursive and idiot password requests?

please somebody help me, I'm going nuts for this.

I got an official warning and the thread was closed by administrator. The PolicyKit was a so stupid PIECE OF CRAP that now is no more used. But for the unfortunate users that have this stinking corpse running in the system, here's a solution.

Assuming you have sudo settings as above, do

usermod -aG sudo yourname

Replace "username" with your actual user name. Now switch to root:

sudo -i

Create a new policy:

vi /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/fuck-passwords.pkla

Add this:

[Install package file]
Identity=unix-group:sudo
Action=*
ResultActive=yes

Save, exit, and reboot. No more Policy Kit password requests!

OLD POLKIT VERSION patch

As stated in the man page just edit /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf as here:

<config version="0.1">
        <match user="root|YOUR_USER_HERE">
               <return result="yes"/>
        </match>
        <define_admin_auth group="admin|wheel"/>
</config>

and restart the whole X damn thing

NOW LIVE IN HAPPINESS

Other stupid things

Sometimes the default behaviour of Debian is to install unuseful CRAP as "recommended" and "suggested" packages. Here's how to avoid it:

vim /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/fucksuggested.conf

APT:Install-Recommends "0";
APT:Install-Suggests "0";

(thanks to Franco Lanza for this hint! ;) )

Pulseaudio CRAP

Pulseaudio is CRAP added for stupid reasons. A system without Pulseaudio is more responsive and everything work fine without this fucking daemon sucking about 13% of a Netbook CPU. So, get rid of it!

On my Linux Mint 15 Mate Edition, I just removed it:

apt-get purge pulseaudio

Nothing has changed on my system, and so I have 13% CPU free :) I can play everything as usual.

Command not found handler

I hate it. It slow the responsivness of my shell. so

apt-get remove command-not-found command-not-found-data

Close this terminal?

Are you kidding? YES, CLOSE THAT FUCKING TERMINAL, HOLY SHIT

Terminal asking "Close this terminal? There is still a process running in this terminal. Closing the terminal will kill it" is really, really stupid and BORING.

Launch gconf-editor -> Apps -> gnome-terminal -> global -> untick confirm_window_close NOTE: I don't know where mate-conf-editor is on Linux Mint :/

60 seconds delay on shutdown

Another STUPID thing.

It depends on version of Gnome/Ubuntu SHIT. so:

Launch gconf-editor NOTE: I don't know where mate-conf-editor is on Linux Mint :/

Go to apps> indicator-session and check the box next to suppress_logout_restart_shutdown. Or if you wish to do it entirely from terminal:

gconftool-2 -s '/apps/indicator-session/suppress_logout_restart_shutdown' --type bool true

or apps -> gnome-session -> options and check out logout_prompt.

Maybe you've to restart X.

Sticky Windows at edges

The most annoying thing in the entire world. The great stupid thing is that you have compiz installed without the tool for configuring it!

so, apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager and check out the snapping windows option in the window management section of the compiz config editor, that is under system - preferences menu.

This setup can also be found into other parts of Desktop Manager configuration...

Logout - Are you sure you want to logout?

YES GODDAMN, I'M FUCKING SURE, HOLY SHIT SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LOG THE FUCK OUT!

* Right click on your username (the "Fast User Switch Applet") and select Preferences. * Uncheck "Show confirm dialogs for logout, restart and shutdown"

USEFUL programs that are not installed by default

  • traceroute - incredible. traceroute is not installed by default. O_O
  • compizconfig-settings-manager (compiz INSTALLED and NOT CONFIGURABLE? STUPID!)
  • openssh-server (this is SO FUGKING STUPID!)
  • mc
  • gimp
  • joe

SHIT to be removed

  • f-spot
  • totem (totally unuseful!)
  • conduit (Who give a FUCK to sync ?!?)

Totem

Totem is installed by default. But it's UNABLE to open ANYTHING. WHY?

NO CODECS INSTALLED!

O_O

Ubuntu 10.04 horrible windows layout

The default windows appearence in Ubuntu 10.04 is a SHAME. The golden rule "Never change the terrain under user's feets" is now totally wiped out from developer's mind.

Tons of problems to fix, and those developers chose to change the system appearence?!? O_o

To revert back to the default Ubuntu layout: System -> Preferences -> Appearence and select the Clearlooks Theme.

No icons on desktop in 10.04 !

Where are the Home, System and the Trashcan icons? Is Nautilus broken? Is this a bug?

No. They choosed to disable them by default. They are GREAT ASSHOLES.

It's really incredible how those developers are happy to change the terrain under user's feets. This is the DUMBEST thing to do while administrating a system.

Just open gconf-editor, go to Apps -> Nautilus -> Desktop and check every xxxx_icon_visible you need.

Ubuntuforums and freedom of speech

I posted this on Ubuntuforums:

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just to obtain an infraction. Here is why:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL!
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Original Post:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12291864#post12291864

---Quote---
Hi there,

I feel extremely harassing to have my password asked FOREVER while working on MY laptop into MY account, with no other accounts, no open network connections and no security concern, closed into a vault 23 Km under a mountain.

I'm already logged in, I made my LOGIN, so why to ask FOREVER the same password, for configuring a PRINTER, a NETWORK CONNECTION or to make a SHUTDOWN? In my opinion this is extremely stupid.

So I found a way to solve this:


Code:
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cd /usr/share/polkit-1/actions
perl -i -pe 's/auth_admin_keep/yes/g' *.policy
perl -i -pe 's/auth_admin/yes/g' *.policy
perl -i -pe 's{<allow_inactive>no</allow_inactive>}{<allow_inactive>yes</allow_inactive>}g' *.policy
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More control over WHERE the system has to ASK passwords here:
http://lab.dyne.org/UbuntuPurification

:wink:
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All the best,
Ubuntu Forums
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All the best,
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Where is "PROFANITY"?

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Please remove the link to that site in your signature also.

http://lab.dyne.org/UbuntuPurification

If it is not done within 24 hours it will be done for you.
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Is there a rule about signatures? I can't find it.

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Thank you for helping users removing crap from Ubuntu/Gnome
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Code:
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"crap" is not a denigratory term, is just my OPINION. SO... WELL, DEFINITIVELY NO, I DON'T WANNA REPRHASE THAT.

GnuLinuxPurification (last edited 2019-11-18 12:00:47 by asbesto)