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Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM.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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why can't I get gdm to stop?

im been trying to stop this x-server here on ubuntu 10.04. i have done: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop (doesnt do anything really) sudo service gdm stop (stop: unknown instance) sudo stop gdm ...
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GDM2 not respecting my conf setting, default blank theme. Lucid OpenBox no gnome-settings-daemon

I'm running Lucid and OpenBox, also I dont use gnome-settings-daemon. I really want to set a background and gtk theme + icons for GDM2. I have been through the gonf settings, for example, sudo -u ...
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Log in manager doesn't appear after editing /etc/X11/default-display-manager

I have ubuntu 11.10 , and I installed kde and I choosed kdm mistakly, as mentioned here I did this procedure Pretty simple. Open the file /etc/X11/default-display-manager with your editor of ...
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Enable/Disable Passwordless Login/Autologin Via GUI/Command Line

Before I ask the question, would someone please help stipulate the Ubuntu definition for these two seemingly identical but different terms (I've given drafts.): Autologin - When you power up the ...
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Autochange User Passwords On Boot

I'm trying to increase the security of a remaster distro meant to be ran live and used online. To avoid tempting the user into: not changing their password not creating a new password, or using an ...
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Graphical login impossible

After recently upgrading my media center to 10.04 (for the LTS) and making lots of updates which may have overwritten stuff (configs), the login was impossible at the name selection menu. VNC ...
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How to empty GDM log files?

I want to create a bugreport using ubuntu-bug and I would like to include the log files of Gnome Display Manager (GDM) which I found in /var/log/gdm. To minimize the noise that may be in the logs I ...
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Disable or change GNOME drum beat sound

Referencing a previous question: I would have expected System ▸ Administration ▸ Login Screen ▸ Play login sound to control this, but unchecking it does not prevent the drum beat sound from ...
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lightdm and gdm broken after upgrade to 11.10

I upgraded to oneiric. When my machine boots, I get a black console with text messages listing the services that are starting up, and then my machine sits there in that state and lightdm never comes ...
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How do I show recently logged in users in GDM?

All of our machines here access a directory server for most accounts, and have one local account (well, plus all of the standard ones) The login screen only ever shows the one local account ...
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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 to load graphical login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to load graphical display manager when booting? I have just upgrade to 11.10 from 10.04. I cannot see login screen on tty7. I can still login into tty 1-6. I have ...
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GDM doesn't start and desktop looks weird after reinstalling GNOME and the Nvidia driver

So, there was a problem before with display so i reinstall gnome and nvidia graphic driver; It seems like the gdm wasn't reinstalled properly as ubuntu doesn't start; It holds at this moment: The ...
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XBMC-live (Ubuntu based) setting up tty8 [closed]

I'm running XBMC-live which is an Ubuntu distro with Xbox media center (XBMC) as the default window manager. I'm trying to leave XBMC set up on tty7, as it is, and have a normal window manager on ...
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dual monitors on dual video cards [closed]

I have been trying this to no avail. I am a linux newb, so a step by step explanation would be greatly appreciated. I have two video cards, nvidia geforce 8600 gt . I want a monitor to run on each ...
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How can I make a script run automatically after gdm login and logout?

I have a setup where my users log on using ldap and it works just fine. I want to run a script after my users login (its a script that will detect which groups they are in and map network shares ...
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How to load graphical display manager when booting?

The thing is my Ubuntu 11.10 does not boot properly, each time I try to boot, the Ubuntu logo appears for a brief time, a very small loading happens, then a black screen appears with things like the ...
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How to get back GNOME 2.x & GTK 2.x in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will I be able to run Gnome 2 in 11.10? I would like to get back my GNOME 2 desktop and GTK 2 and it's applications and also GDM instead of the new one. How is this ...
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How to show the time and the date on the locked screen of GDM? [closed]

How do I get a clock on the locked screen of GDM? Using 11.10 (I have a bug in LightDM). When the screen is locked, it shows my wallpaper and the dialogue for the password. I would like to see the ...
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How can I restore the login screen?

I used "Ubuntu Tweak" to deactivate the login/users screen in order to save time (with not giving the password). It worked. It was ok. But now i need to create another user. I did create another user ...
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GDM killed on startup

In order to fix a sound issue, I'd completely removed all PulseAudio packages, which removed several additional packages which I hadn't kept track of. I have since added back several packages that ...
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Problem with LightDM after selecting gdm as default login manager

I installed GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 11.10 and in the install process I chose gdm as the login screen. I want to switch back to LightDM. I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm and chose LightDM but it gives me a ...
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How to change the login (gdm) font and font-size?

In Ubuntu 09.04 to 10.10, I was able to do this using the following method: sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow to enable ...
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Disabling the guest account and session selection in lightdm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the guest session? Is there a way to disable a guest account in (x,k,u,l)buntu's lightdm? Also - is there a way to disable session selection in lightdm? ...
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How to configure my login screen to remember last session I used?

I'm using 11.04 and I want it to remember the last session I use, unity or ubuntu classic, where can I configure it? Thanks.
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Is “gdmflexiserver” part of the default installation?

While playing around, I discovered a folder in my $PATH that I did not recognize: $ echo $PATH /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games $ ls ...
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How to disable login sound? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the drum beat sound on the login screen? How do I disable the login sound? I have tried all guides on the internet I can find, but they are for ...
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How to modify the system default login background image?

Following this, I added a couple of modified background images to the backgrounds collection. Now, I want to select a different background for the login screen. How do I do that? UPDATE: Just tried ...
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How do I switch back to GDM and have it launch at boot?

So I got rid of Lightdm but how do I get GDM to launch at default. It hangs on "checking battery state" this is in virtual box if that matters. I want GDM login to load by default instead of me ...
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How does one exit the X server?

The command sudo service gdm stop would successfully disable the X server in Ubuntu 11.04 temporarily. However, this same command no longer works in Ubuntu 11.10, because "gdm" is an "unrecognized ...
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How to get the GNOME 3 login manager installed?

I was wondering if it is possible to get the GNOME 3.2 GDM login theme working on Ubuntu 11.10. I installed GDM alongside LightDM, but the GDM greeter is really ugly.
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Resolution issue causing login screen loop

My ubuntu (version 10.10 I think) is stuck in loop at the login screen. Looks like it could be a resolution issue. - I have an nvidia graphics card (gs 8400). I previously had it connected to a 19" ...
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How do I directly boot to a terminal, bypassing X11? [duplicate]

I am seeking a help regarding the following issues: How to turn off the X server when I have already logged into Ubuntu (I know about startx to start the X server but don't know how to shut it ...
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When I boot up the computer normally, gdm won't work

My laptop was working perfectly, but suddenly today I turned it on and after GRUB, the Plymouth splash flashed and then the screen went black with a blinking cursor. After blinking like 6 times, the ...
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Login and install packages when no DM is installed

I recently updated a few machines to 11.10. On one of them, the promt to chose between gdm and lightdm. I tried selecting light dm, but the upgrade tool inevitably returned to the same prompt. I then ...
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Replace the desktop by an application: two exact same set-ups: one works, the other does not [closed]

I followed the question How do I replace the desktop by an application religiously and was very excited when it worked on my laptop. (Dev environment). The next step for me was to replicate it on a ...
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How to remove the old gdm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make LightDM the default display manager? I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 beta and all of its changes are now working and let me testing them, but the only ...
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User “nobody” keeps showing on the user list after being excluding some users [closed]

I did some googling but there were people with same problem(more on why than problem) But nothing explains reason why "nobody" shows up after excluding some users from login screen user list. I can ...
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Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu)

I have recently apt-get remove'd xscreensaver and apt-get install'd gnome-screensaver. This appears not to have worked because when I press the Lock Screen menu item, nothing happens. I have tried ...
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What kind of sensitive information gdm log files may contain?

ubuntu-bug warns me about including gdm log files since they may contain sensitive information. Can you be more specific what kind of sensitive information these files may contain?
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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 create a .xession / .xinitrc file to launch the default Xubuntu-Session?

I'm trying to use SLiM instead of GDM as a login manager, but I fail miserably when creating the proper .xsession / .xinitrc file needed by SLiM. How would a proper .xession file look like to start ...
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What's the difference between GDM and LightDM?

What is the difference between GDM and LightDM? How can one switch between them. I mean if I have selected LightDM during installation process, will I be able switch to GDM?
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How does automatic login work?

I found that one my user login for user (hadoop) automatically gets logged in after boot process. I wanted to know where exactly in the boot process it does.
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Rollback Xubuntu-desktop install: Change GDM Theme

I recently installed xubuntu-desktop but much to my dismay, lots of applications came with it that I didn't want. I apt-get removed xubuntu-desktop but it turns out I had to go through each ...
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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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Hibernate option in login screen menu?

How can I add a hibernate option to the GDM 3 menu? I only have suspend there but I need hibernation as it does not eat the battery. (Just to make sure - I am talking about the menu in the greeter, ...
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Creating synaptics entry in xorg.conf cases X to not start

Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't seem to have an entry for my Synaptics Touchpad xorg.conf file by default. As soon as I create Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" ...
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Why use a Display manager?

I'm currently trying to free as much memory as possibile because I'm using my laptop for scientific simulations. One of the things I made is disable gdm and using login+startx to start GNOME session. ...
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How do I configure a Bluetile session in GDM?

As you Ubuntu folks know, Canonical has switched away from the gnome desktop in favor of Unity for Natty. However, you can still access Gnome through a "classic" option in the login screen. Since I ...