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Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM.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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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 ...
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Why I can't install gdm login manager theme from gnome-art?

Here is the question: Recently I installed the ubuntu 11.04.I still use the classic gnome desktop environment with the gdm(version:2.32) login manager. and I want to change the login screen with the ...
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How to set gtk-style and background in GDM3

I'm triyng to set a different GTk-theme and background for GDM3 (using ubuntu 11.04 and GNOME3 PPA). As far As I have seen, the GTK-theme used by gdm is exactly the one stored into Gsettings > ...
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Changing the login screen design? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the login screen theme? How do I change how the login screen looks in Ubuntu 11.04? I want to change both the background and the design of the grey ...
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How to get this window with GNOME 3?

How can i get this window in Ubuntu 11.04 with GNOME 3?
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How do I reset my GDM configuration?

My friend lent me her laptop and she followed some tutorial on how to switch the wallpaper in GDM2 but it didn't work and now it's stuck with some wallpaper I can't seem to get rid of, how do I reset ...
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How do I choose the default guest session?

My computer has an ATI card, which supports 3D, but doesn't refresh the screen properly. This is because I use the classic session on 11.04 instead of Unity. That's OK. But when I start a Guest ...
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How to disable all GUI elements and boot to command prompt

Cross post from Serverfault I have a laptop I'm running as a file server, which is running Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop. Now that summer heat is here, and because I love the environment, I'm look for all ...
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Unable to login after power outage

I have accidentally cut power to the computer and now I can't login with my main user. In GDM I enter the password correctly but it always says "wrong password". Logging in with another user works. I ...
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Is the OpenGL greeter (facebrowser) still on the table?

A few years ago, there was an OpenGL greeter (GDM Facebrowser), which would narrow down the user list as you type the user name. Here is the video: link. Can someone tell me if it is still under ...
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Icewm crashes and returns to GDM if icewm-session is run

This has been happening to me ( am I the only person running IceWm?) ever since Natty was in Alpha. I installed Icewm- picking it from the GDM menu results in an almost immediate return to GDM. I ...
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Desktop installation never gets to the graphical stage with a GMA500

I am trying to install ubuntu desktop on a hardware-set, which on a similar one, I have successfully installed ubuntu server with no issues. When booting from Ubuntu Desktop CD it ends up at the ...
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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 ...