GNOME Display Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM. You may still install it manually if you prefer, however.

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Disable GDM on ubuntu netbook remix

I'm running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.10 (on a pandaboard), and it doesn't boot with grub (so I can't pass it the 'text' parameter at boot time). How do i disable gdm so it doesn't start at boot? ...
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Macbook Pro 8.1 Keyboard Backlight on Ubuntu 11.04 With KDE

Can anyone tell me how to enable my keyboard's backlight? It works fine using gdm and Unity. I recently installed kde 4.6.5 and started using kdm, everything works fine as in unity, only my keyboard's ...
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How do you add a new window manager to the gdm menu?

So, I've been having trouble finding a definitive answer on how to do this. I've compiled and installed a window manager that is not available in the ubuntu package repositories, and now I'm ...
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How can I enable screenlock without turning off the monitor? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04)

Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 When locking the screen, my monitor/screen turns off immediately. I don't want that to happen immediately, more like after 30 minutes or so. Is that possible?
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How to make 4 equally sized windows in corners of screen in GDM?

I recently saw this answer to a great question, and I wondered, is this also possible on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and GDM, as well as on Compiz as the answer to that question shows? But the ...
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Can't seem to get my login screen back after installing slim

At one point I switched from GDM to slim and now I can't seem to get past the splash screen. After pressing Esc I can see that it is stuck on Starting X Display Manager: Slim. I need to get back to ...
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How to enable autologin but still require password

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, using gdm display manager and gnome-shell environment and I need to achieve the following behaviour: after boot, a selected user is automatically logged in, but a ...
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GDM and Lightdm don't work after update; KDM is ok

After updating Ubuntu (apt-get update, apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade) last Tuesday, GDM stopped working, and the startup hangs on the Ubuntu logo. Lightdm also don't work (same happens). If ...
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How to stop the login server?

With GDM removed in Oneiric, what command can I replace from the old command? sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop I need to install an nvidia .run file and cannot figure out how to stop the server.
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How do I change the GDM Login Window top icon?

After installing xubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 10.10, The GDM window icon changed to a blue mouse, How to I return GDM to the default Ubuntu theme/icon. I have tried the following which effectively ...
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Login returns to login screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu - resolution issue causing login screen loop So, after much googling and searching this very site, I've seem to have encountered another problem. During the ...
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Desktop installation never gets to the graphical stage with a GMA500

I am trying to install ubuntu desktop on a hardware-set, which on a similar one, I have successfully installed ubuntu server with no issues. When booting from Ubuntu Desktop CD it ends up at the ...
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Ubuntu freezes when gdm starts [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (upgraded from 10.04) I was browsing in Firefox yesterday, then the PC suddenly did a reset Once it restarted, everything went normal until gdm begun showing. Then everything ...
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Why running clamtk on 12.04 with kernel-update of today crashes the system?

I am performing clamtk - virusscan as usual (at a friends computer with 12.04 - updated today): sudo clamtk Then normal scanning of all files. When reaching certain file, it crashes with logout to ...
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Login crash loop

After about the second/third batch of updates on a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I end up getting stuck in an infinite login loop: I enter my password, screen goes black and shows me the end of the ...
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Gnome failure after update

I originally asked this question over the Ubuntu forums, but I'm not really sure where the best place to get help is. Anyway... I've had Ubuntu 11.04 installed on my desktop since it's release. Up ...
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Resolution set too low on startup, solutions do not work

After installing natty, my resolution is being set to 1024x768 instead of the proper 1368x768. The Monitors program doesn't allow me to set my resolution higher. I looked around for a solution, and I ...
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What to do when nothing seems to fix Ubuntu 14.10 stuck after log in?

So I run Ubuntu 14.10 on HP Pavilion g6, i5 and with Radeon HD6500. Yesterday Ubuntu crashed and since then I can't get anyfurther than the log in screen. Ubuntu simply stucks with only the background ...
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ubuntu 12.04 login returns to login [duplicate]

This is not a resolution issue, I am on a netbook, that has been working fine for years, I have no nvidia graphics, guest user works just fine with the existing graphics and adding a new user has ...