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Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM.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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Gnome Display Manager [duplicate]

My gdm login screen is look like this: not like: How to make it took like the second image?
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Why does the KDE login screen still lead me to GNOME?

This all occurred after I (1) Built/installed Ardour 3.3 (2) Used the automatic updater to install suggested updates and (3) Installed wine, tried to open the configuration file, everything stopped ...
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How to install gdm3setup?

I found this one thing called gdm3setup and it seems like its what I want but I have no idea how to install it. I went on the github website for the project and for Ubuntu it has a set of .deb files ...
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GNOME/GDM not starting

NOTE: While working through my issue and documenting it I discovered the solution, but have decided to post this in case another person has the same/similar issue (see bottom)... After uninstalling ...
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How do I kill the x-server?

Every time I try to kill the x-server, sudo service lightdm stop so that I can install the latest Nvidia drivers, I get an error message. stop: Unknown instance: What am I doing wrong?
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Accidentally chose wrong login manger during upgrade

I ended up choosing gdm as my login manager during my upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. Now all I have is the boring default gray gdm login. How can I change it back?
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Ubuntu 13.04 - can't login to Unity, keep going back to login screen with all users

today I've updated openssl and libssl (automatic update). After reboot I can't login with any user (even with Guest or new one) into X. I've tried with installing gdm, gnome-session-fallback - no luck....
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Wrong resolution for Lightdm/GDM on Ubuntu 13.04 using HDMI

I've tried all the solution I could find on the matter so far, but the error persists. My problem is that the login screen (both under gdm and lightdm) runs with the wrong resolution, even though all ...
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How to completely remove broken GNOME/GDM installed on Ubuntu Server?

I have installed an Ubuntu Server. It obviously comes with no graphical interface. I tried to install one with: apt-get install xserver-xorg xfonts* gnome gdm Then I got an error message trying to ...
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Cannot boot normally, without restarting lightdm (or gdm)

I had a problem precisely described here: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/ubuntu-lightdm-black-screen-when-using.html, black screen with blinking cursor instead of login screen. I've switched to gdm ...
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little conflict between xorg-xserver and gnome-control-center?

In Gnome-Control-Center with 'Brightness and Locks' - suspending of screen is set to 30 minutes. But after 30 minutes Linux is then crashing and I have to reboot. Have then settled bug-report. Seems ...
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GDM Starting Twice?

Lately, I keep getting booted into low graphics mode (using Intel, I don't have a xorg.conf) and when viewing startup errors it says "Fatal server error: Server is already active for display 0" This ...
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12.04 still crashes - up to kernel 3.5?

when 12.04.02 LTS was installed with kernel 3.2 - there seemed to be no problem regarding gdm, x-windows and clamtk. ( I refer to link here: Why running clamtk on 12.04 with kernel-update of today ...
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How to configure splash screen after plymouth

I have configured my splash screen for plymouth - and it works perfectly. I've also configured the display manager (I'm using gdm). In between these two I get a very brief splash screen - a kind of ...
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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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Gnome 3.8 / gdm / Failed to load session “gnome-classic”

Installed gnome 3.8 from its official ppa. Installed gnome-shell gnome-shell-extensions and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. Installation went smooth. Also selected gdm as the login manager. THe only thing that ...
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13.04; frequent freezes under gnome-shell, gnome, unity

I just upgraded 12.10-->13.04 on my Dell Precision: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [NVS 300] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) I can login via gdm -- by ...
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cannot click in some windows, ubuntu 13.04 64bit

EDIT: I tryed both, lightdm and gdm. ''sudo restart lightdm'' helps temporarly. I cannot click in firefox until I start something else e.g. shell. But than the mouse cannot click anything outside ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome 3 Login Screen Bad position

Operating System and Config: I have Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity removed and installed Gnome 3 desktop. Everything works fine but... When I turn on PC for the first time and Gnome loads the login screen,...
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Keyboard layout reverts at every boot

I am using 12.10 with Gnome 3. I changed LightDM to GDM. When I boot up keyboard layout changes to default US layout. When I add another layout to end of list at Region settings my selected layout ...
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Lightdm doesn't work properly

I have gnome installed on my Ubuntu 12.10 and I am using gdm as default display manager. But the greeter for gdm is not working properly and whenever I try to switch back to Lightdm the GUI just doesn'...
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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 ...
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Getting a blue wallpaper screen with no desktop bars

I just got a linus VPS after like 6-7 months. I installed a clean copy of 11.10, and then used this tutorial to install ubuntu-desktop and get a VNC connection going: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/...
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Ubuntu automatically logs in as gdm how do I stop this?

Not sure what I did but as of this morning ubuntu on my imac has been auto logging in as gdm. I've tried the following remedies reinstall lightdm and ubuntu-desktop delete auto-login and set auto-...
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Where can I find the old GDM2 Ubuntu login theme?

I've installed the Mint Display Manager (based on the old GDM2 code). I'm looking for the most recent GDM2 theme that shipped with Ubuntu before they moved to LightDM, something that looks similar to ...
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How do I get the option (during login) to select Unity back?

When I turn my computer on a screen comes up asking me for a password. This is not the typical Ubuntu log in screen, but it looks like the Gnome log in. Usually this gives me a choice of what to ...
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GNOME Display Manager fails to load on startup [closed]

I have installed gnome on my ubuntu 12.10. When i installed it, it initially worked fine for first two times but after that whenever i boot, it fails to start the display manager. The screen turns ...
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Log in fails and returns to log in screen

I am running a very nearly fresh Gnome version of 12.10, with no particular tweaks or customisation. I performed an upgrade yesterday using sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade which completed ...
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Are there instructions for removing or rebuilding the graphical interface?

Recently, I could not log in on a regular user desktop installation through the graphical login screen. However, I was able to successfully log in by switching (CTRL+ALT+F1) to terminal mode. ...
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How to make gnome-shell the default GUI in ubuntu-builder?

I'm making my own distro with Ubuntu builder and I want to make Gnome-shell the main GUI. I tried many things like removing Unity and using GDM and a whole bunch of other things but I keep getting a ...
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Autologin not working on GDM with Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04

I would like to know how to make GDM to autologin with the default (and only) account. I use it with Gnome3 on my 2 machines (one with 12.04 and the other with 11.10). I have selected to auto-login ...
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How do I get back the Unity login screen after installing gnome-core?

I installed gnome-core and now I have an ugly login screen. I want to reset or delete gnome-core and re-install the Unity login screen, or just switch back to LightDM. Is there any way to do it easily ...
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Is there a way to use LightDM and Unity but get a lock screen like GDM in 12.10?

I like the GDM locked screen theme a lot! But even if i set GDM as the Display Manager but log in to Unity session,the lock screen remains that oh LightDM... I want to use LightDM as my login Display ...
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Make GDM3 in Ubuntu 12.10 show a list of available languages

The local computer pool is used by a large number of students that prefer to choose the language of the Ubuntu desktop. Not all want English. Unfortunately, the GDM login manager does not present a ...
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12.04 hangs at “checking battery state”

My 12.04 system hangs at "Checking battery state". At this stage, no commands work eg: Ctrl+Alt+f1, or Alt+f5. I ran recovery mode, and ran the following commands: sudo mount -o remount, rw / sudo ...
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Quantal upgrade broke my gnome-shell!

Just updated to quantal 12.10, and Unity works fine, but and I can't get gnome-shell to work :( Some symptoms: when using gdm as the default, it decided to display everything in chinese. When ...
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Which display manager should I use? LightDM or GDM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the difference between GDM and LightDM? I'm a somewhat experienced noob on this Linux-thing. I'm growing quite familiar with Ubuntu and I just love Gnome(3+). Just ...
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How I can change the GDM login screen wallpaper?

How I can change the GDM 3.6 Wallpaper? I dont mean the desktop background, but the Wallpaper at the login (GDM 3.6). Thanks Thank you for your answer, I know exactly what you mean. Recently I ...
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Can't replace MDM Display Manager with LightDM!

Well, I installed MDM, and found it's buggy with my VGA hardware due to the following screen after rebooting: This screen repeats, even if I choose Yes or No As I have access to the console (by ...
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Problems with both LightDM and GDM using DisplayLink USB monitor

When I use LightDM, it will auto-login to desktop just fine. The only problem is Compiz doesn't work, and menus don't work. I can't right-click the desktop, and I can't select program menus in the top ...
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personalize session list on (KDM|GDM|LightDM|some_other)

A bit of an odd question: I want to change the list of sessions available on (KDM|GDM|LightDM|some_other) to a user, without affecting the sessions available to others. Specifically, I have one user ...
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Ubuntu 12 gdm install remove problem

I installed gdm. Then I removed it with: sudo apt-get remove gdm sudo apt-get purge gdm Now I can't pass Ubuntu logo at starup. How to enable lightdm back? Have tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...
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Reset GDM to default Display Manager

I'm currently running Xubuntu 10.04 LTS and wanted to try out the SLiM display manager on my system. Well I installed it (from the synaptic package manager) and something really bad happened; I can't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS graphics problem, booting to tty

Since I upgraded my computer to 12.04 from 11.04 nothing works anymore. My Hardware: Intel® Core™2 Duo NVIDIA graphics card First I had Problems running the my old user (I guessed it had ...
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Why hasn't Ubuntu packaged a more recent version of GDM?

I'm not sure if anyone would have the answer to this, but it seems a little odd to me that Ubuntu doesn't package the latest stable version of gdm considering gnome-shell version 3.4 was packaged in ...
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Why does Openbox on Gnome give me an empty desktop?

I installed new 12.04 and Openbox. I logged in with GNOME/Openbox and now after system starts I see only Desktop background image and nothing more. When I right click I can do normal GNOME actions ...
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How do I switch from LightDM to GDM?

How do I switch from the default display manager (Lightdm) to the older display manager (GDM)?
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How to disable GDM from being automatically started?

After Ubuntu Server 12.04 installation, I installed Xubuntu just to have a minimal GUI: sudo apt-get install x-window-system-core sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop gparted ...
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How do I make GDM the default display manager?

I believe my question says what I am trying to achieve. Steps I tried to make gdm my default display manager: sudo dpkg-reconfigure than select gdm as my default. Edit /etc/X11/default-display-...