Unable to log in my server without password

After following the usual steps (a search for ssh login no password will give plenty of tutorials) I was still unable to login to my second server (which runs ubuntu 22.04).

At first I thought the problem was that RSA was deprecated. So I switched to ecdsa

ssh-keygen -t ecdsa

That did not allow me to login either.

However, when I debugged the login in with:

ssh user@server.com -vv

I noticed that ssh was looking for id_ecdsa in ~/.ssh for the private key. So I copied the file with the private key to id_ecdsa and was able to login subsequently.

I was under the impression that the file with the private key on the local computer could have any name. Perhaps that assumption was wrong.

reload kernel ethernet card module

I don’t know if this works for all modules.

I have a problem with my ethernet card module r8169 for

04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)

It seems to stall or crash. So I do (as root)

rmmod r8169
modprobe r8169

And subsequently restart my network. In Slackware that is (as root)

/etc/rc.d/inet1 restart

Network up again. For now. What’s wrong with the driver/module? I tried a more recent one, same problem. Sigh.

openbox in slackware 15 or current

It seems I need this in .xinitrc:

Reinvoke within a dbus session:

if [ -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS" ] && [ -x /usr/bin/dbus-run-session ]; then
   exec dbus-run-session -- $0 "$@"