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Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM.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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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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GDM Crashes in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal [closed]

I use Ubuntu 11.04 and it crashes every once in a while. I'm not sure what's wrong. I use Unity. I tried Gnome Classic and even XFCE but it randomly crashes at times. Has been a very horrible ...
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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 ...
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How to create a Remote Desktop Server on Ubuntu Server per user

I want to create an old style server - thinclient/terminal kind of work with ubuntu server 12.04. I was trying to use x11vnc to serve remote desktops to users but from what I have understood [after ...
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login window not showing

While this is very similar to other problems reported (and even abandoned and closed), I haven't seen so far any suggestion that solves the issue. On the other hand, there seem to be some details ...
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setting up multiseat on 12.04

I'm using a single nvidia Quadro FX 3700 card on my system. This thread: How to set up a multiseat system? suggests that changes should be made to the lightdm.conf and xorg.conf files. When I made ...
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I killed a frozen ubuntu desktop using “killall gdm” then after it takes me to a terminal?

So i am running a theme on gnome and it froze, so i used killall gdm to kill it, after this it took me to a fullscreen terminal which i can not get out of. It tells me to login, which I do. and then ...
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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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How can I replace LightDM with MDM?

Linux Mint Cinnamon 1.4 released with "MDM display manager". It is based on the code of GDM2.20. It provides: Graphical configuration tools Themeability Remote, automatic and timed login Event ...
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CUDA instructions ask to stop GDM but it doesn't exist

I am trying to install and run some CUDA exemples in Ubuntu 12.04. First of all, I downloaded all .run files from http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads, then followed the instructions at ...
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How do I make GDM use the upstream GNOME theme?

I have installed GNOME 3.4 And according to Gnome 3.4,when i reconfigure my display manager to GDM i should get a login screen like this- But when I reconfigure my display manager to GDM my ...
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How would one change the GDM theme in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the login screen theme in GDM? I am using GDM, not lightDM. None of the established GDM login theme changers work in precise. How can I change ...
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How to change from GDM to LightDM?

I've upgraded to 12.04. My upgrade didn't go as expected; X crashed at the middle of the upgrade. I had to install many packages manually. This left me with a GDM login screen. How do I change from ...
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gdm only starts an xterm; how to get back my desktop?

On my Intel integrated graphics touchscreen with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, after an apt-get upgrade from 10.04.1 LTS to 10.04.4 LTS, sudo less /var/log/gdm/:0-slave.log shows 3 lines, the first being: ...
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Disabling drum beat login sound on Precise 12.04 with gnome-shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the startup sound in Ubuntu 12.04 login-screen? Yes I know this is an old chestnut, but I can't find a solution for my case. I want to disable the ...
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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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How to install the full GNOME desktop as close to upstream as possible?

Just like the title says. I don't want just Gnome Shell I want to know how to install the whole entire desktop, with the latest GDM(not the 3.0.4 currently in the repos), all the default apps, all of ...
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How to restart only missing/invisible mouse pointer/cursor?

For some reason, the mouse pointer on my Ubuntu 10.04 PC disappears after the computer is woken up from suspend. That PC is missing a keyboard, so I can fix this by logging via ssh, and issuing: ...
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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 ...