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Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM.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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Can I control which session I want to login at Grub loading?

Is there a way by which I can choose if I want to login to ubuntu(unity) or ubuntu classic at grub loading it self. I have autologin enabled and I want to choose the session at the starting. Or is ...
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How do I get the users to be listed in gnome 3 gdm?

I installed Ubuntu-minimal and tried to install gnome 3 to see how it was. It seems to have installed ok and I've got to the gdm screen. However, there are no users listed, it just says "Other", and ...
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Disable auto-login from the CLI

After successfully installing Ubuntu and logging in to the Unity desktop, I followed the prompts to enable the proprietary display drivers. After rebooting, the Unity desktop is now entirely ...
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Unity login doesn't work after KDE installation [closed]

My Unity login option in GDM crashed after I installed the kubuntu-full and kubuntu-desktop packages on my Ubuntu 11.04 install. When I’m logging into, it runs Unity 2D (which was also installed on ...
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GDM causes freeze on a remote login server. (over 5,000 users)

I run an ubuntu FTP server in the company I work for, and we recently migrated over 5,000 customers to it. I created a jailed user / home folder for each customer and everything was running smoothly ...
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How do I recover when Compiz crashes?

Often compiz will crash and leave the keyboard useless. Normally I drop to the console and restart GDM. Is there a solution where I can start Compiz back up without losing everything in the current ...
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GDM session list borked

I must have done something especially stupid, but I observe the following behavior: When I start gdm, I see the "Warning: unable to load /etc/gdm/custom.conf: file not found" message. My GDM ...
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How to make the lock screen look like the login screen?

Is there any way to make the login screen from a locked session (either by using Ctrl+Alt+L or from a screen timeout) look like the login screen when you're starting a new session? I hate that ...
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Fresh install of 11.04x64 - display(compiz) constantly failing [closed]

I have a brand new HP G62x, 11.04 64bit installed fresh. I have only been using Gnome Classic rather than Unity but I don't think that effects this issue. I have been searching here and ubuntuforums ...
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How does GDM configuration work?

There are at least two ways to configure GDM I know of: is the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file that can be either hand edited or edited throu GUI gdmsetup. Autologin and timed login are configured here. ...
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How do I toggle the graphical desktop (GDM)?

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 desktop, but i need to shut off graphic window (gdm) and and make it alive when a need it, how can i do that? Thanks in advance Rick
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Unity doesn't load anymore

I installed 11.04 a few days ago and the first few boots unity loaded as expected. But now its just booting into GDM. I did get one popup about it not being supported on my machine (After the it had ...
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Disable Accessibility in login screen

There's a funny joke going through my class: Wait for a colleague to leave his laptop and restart the laptop / change user. Then, at login screen (GDM), enable all possible accessibility features and ...
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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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Choosing GDM login window theme via GUI without Ubuntu Tweak

Is there any way to (via the GUI) modify the theme that is used for the GDM login system? I ask because when I installed xubuntu-desktop alongside gnome-desktop the xubuntu-gdm-theme package took ...
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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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GDM does not prompt for password and doesn't let me log in

Running Natty Beta 1. On install I set it to auto login because I was just playing around and testing. Now I'm using the computer a little and decided to turn off auto-login. The next time I booted I ...
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Cannot Log in to Ubuntu

I have a Dual Boot-up with Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu. My Ubuntu 10.10 does not allow me to log in and says that the GNOME power manager has not been installed properly & asks me to contact ...
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Login screen problem, boots into text mode instead of GDM [closed]

I cannot enter to the normal Login interface. If I do it will enter into tty1 mode. I just can enter using recovery mode. How can I solve this problem? This happened 3 month before and after I just ...
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2.6.35-28 kernel update breaks Xorg [closed]

After I updated to 2.6.35-28, my Plymouth graphics still works, but when the system tries to launch X11 and GDM, the screen would flicker several times and it will fall back to TTY. In the TTY ...
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How can I use the recovery console to start a session step by step? [closed]

If you select "Recovery Console" at the GDM login screen, you are presented with a terminal screen in the top corner of the screen and the usual GDM background. I'm trying to diagnose a problem which ...
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How to selectively transition from safe mode to normal mode?

This question is very closely related to What exactly is "Ubuntu Desktop Edition" safe mode? (and I'm having exactly the same problem), as the comment says the answer given may be confusing ...
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How to set up two Gnome sessions to start automatically

Is it possible to set up two different Gnome sessions to be started at boot time? As it is now (and by default in any Ubuntu installation) a gdm login screen is presented after a few minutes of ...
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How to install Awesome WM without root access?

I want to install the Awesome window manager. In the environment where I want to configure it I don't have root access. I do have a machine were I can be root (I use for this a virtual machine in my ...
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Opening files in LibreOffice logs out and returns to the login screen

I was working with some .pptx presentations, and when I opened a new .pptx file, a tty appeared and the system reloaded back to the Ubuntu login screen. Since then, every time I open LibreOffice ...
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Can't remove Ubuntu Desktop from dropdown menu on logon screen

I'm running Ubuntu on an Eee PC with the Netbook interface. I installed Ubuntu Desktop via Aptitude to see how well it works on the Eee PC, and after a while I wanted to rid myself of it. So, I purged ...
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Running Unity 2d - Does not work on actual system but works fine in VM [closed]

So I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and I cannot get Unity 2d to work with my system. This is particularly frustrating as it works just fine in all the VMs I've tested it on. I actually really like Unity ...
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Make GDM accessible only remotely via XDMCP, while console remains in text mode

I have a 10.04 server and I have installed gnome-desktop on it so that I can do some of work in a nicer way. I connect to gdm remotely via XDMCP (Hummingbird Exceed) but at the same time I want the ...
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10.10 boots to command line login prompt

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a computer that was previously running 10.04 (that worked fine). Now, each time I boot up, it starts up in a command line login prompt. I can login and it stays ...
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Running a webbrowser on the screen saver or login screen?

I would really like people to be able to use my locked computer to surf, so I would like some way to run a browser on login screen. So can I make GDM run Firefox in some way? It would be cooler if I ...
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Remote login with graphical display manager (GDM, LightDM)

Is it possible to remotely (via ssh) make a login to GDM? I'll explain a situation in which I'd need this: I'm on my laptop and connect to my desktop via ssh. I realize there are some updates ...
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Installing gdm on headless Server Edition

I have Ubuntu Server running on a headless box, which is right now, almost entirely doing only software RAID and feels a little underused. I'd like to get into using Ubuntu as a desktop a little more. ...
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How do I replace the desktop by an application?

Sometimes it may be needed that a user only has access to a certain application. Running the desktop environment then may be unwanted be it either for security reasons or for acchieving a better ...
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How to auto-boot into text mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable X at boot time? How to configure my Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop (Maverick) to start in a Terminal like mode? I don't want any graphics. I can't get rid of GDM. ...
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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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Change Login Window Appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the login screen theme? Is there any way to change the appearance of the login window (specifically including the font hinting settings)? It would be ...
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How to disable GUI root login?

Sometime ago I just tested to see if I could login to desktop from root, and I succeeded. I clicked on Others on the userlist and entered root and its password and logged in. Now I'd like to know how ...
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Require sudo password for shutdown for one session

I have a computer running Ubuntu that is used by multiple people. It spends a lot of time powered off. On occasion, I would like to start it up using Wake-On-Lan, connect via ssh and start a job in ...
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Audio Stutters at gdm

Ok I have a problem every 2 times out of 3 I login (I cant be specific it fairly random) I get a Stuttering GDM warning (not the login sound just the Bell sound to wake you up) the only way to stop it ...
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Not able to log in

When I boot my computer, I get the regular option to start Ubuntu in the boot menu. After I log in with the correct password, it logs me back out again. I ran the recovery option, but it's still the ...
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GDM locale problems

I have two problems with GDM on Ubuntu 10.04. The first is with locales. In my system I have defined: $ cat /etc/environment ...
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Booting to gnome by default

I'm currently playing with virtualbox and just installed ubuntu-minimal. I then proceeded to install gnome-core. After reinstalling, I rebooted but I'm taken back to the CLI. How do I load gnome when ...
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Ubuntu Studio Login Screen Missing?

Just upgraded my machine to Ubuntu Studio (10.10), and am starting to learn my way around. One thing I noticed off-the-bat is that the GDM login screen promoted on the Studio site is missing ...
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How to change the screen resolution for the GDM login screen?

I use a login list with faces and the icons and text are tiny in GDM. Is there an easy way to change the resolution of the login screen? I'm currently using 10.04 Lucid.
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Enable Autologin for Xvnc/XDMCP? [closed]

Version: Ubuntu 9.10 How I do to enable automatic login in Xvnc/XDMCP? Im in the process of setting up a Xvnc kiosk, which will be a terminal server hosting multiple kiosk machines under separate ...
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Keep getting kicked back to login screen after Xorg -configure

Im using ubuntu 9.10 I have the following mobo in the computer: http://www.netonnet.se/art/dator/datorkomponenter/moderkort/intel-775/ASUS-P5KPL-AMSE/127329.4026/ (ASUS P5KPL-AM SE) The mobo uses a ...
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How can I set the clock to 24 hour mode? [closed]

How can I set the clock to global (24h time) in Maverick instead of am/pm? Including the login screen? I mean there's no option to do that in rclick clock > preferences or in system > admin > time ...
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Force gdm login screen to the primary monitor

I have two monitors attached to my video card. Primary monitor has a resolution equal to 1280x1024 and the second has 1920x1200. My gdm login screen always appears on the second monitor even if it is ...
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Screen magnifier wrecks login screen — how to get rid of it?

In the Ubuntu / GNOME login screen, I tried some of the different accessibility settings out of curiosity. Big mistake! Enabling the "use screen magnifier" (or whatever) option breaks down the view ...
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How to use XDMCP+GDM and Xnest?

I have been trying to enable XDMCP on GDM without much success. Following some instructions I have edited /etc/gdm/custom.conf and added: [daemon] RemoteGreeter=/usr/lib/gdm/gdm-xdmcp-chooser-slave ...