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Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM.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