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Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM.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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Display issue on remote machine using GDM X11

I am remotely logging into an Ubuntu machine through SSH(MobaXterm) using Gnome desktop remote environment from my Windows PC. I am having trouble with one of our video applications in displaying ...
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How to end X session?

Is there a generic way to orderly end X session regardless of display mangager or window manager? More specifically, I use different windows managers for different users, and after reboot one user ...
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Change the login screen theme in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Can anyone show me a way to change the default login screen theme with the ones available at http://www.gnome-look.org ? For eg, this http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/HexLogin?content=169840 ...
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gdm and fluxbox on ubuntu 14.04

unable to run fluxbox with below package installation on ubuntu 14.04. I have mini iso installed ubuntu 14.04 running on embedded board. I am trying to configure fluxbox with below minimal package ...
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Can't logout if autologin is enabled on ubuntu 15.04

When I try to logout, this screen appears. I can login again by restarting gdm (version 3.16.1.1) from a TTY. I'm running gnome 3.16.3 but I tried on Unity and it's the same problem. Last line: ...
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Smart lock like on Android?

Is it possible to configure either LightDM or GDM to automatically log in when my laptop is connected to a certain WiFi? Or even better, to check my location regardless of what WiFi I use?
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Stuck at “starting version 219” on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I know this question has been asked before, but I have tried the solutions, and they have not worked. First, I found this website about it. I tried the solution it gave: sudo systemctl enable ...
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Ubuntu Opens in Black Screen Using Lightdm But Working When Using GDM

Last time I installed lm-sensor (a package to know CPU Temperature) and restarted my system. $ sudo apt-get install lm-sensors $ sudo sensors-detect $ sudo service module-init-tools ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu virtual terminal exits too quickly for me to type

I've been having a nightmare trying to install an NVIDIA GPU on my desktop computer (Ubuntu 14.04). I inserted the card and tried following various instructions online, but that did not work and I got ...
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lightdm and gdm not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04, the graphical mode can't started in the log screen : starting LightDM display manager [fail] then I tried to use gdm, starting gnome display manager fail, i don't ...
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gdm session without setting default

I have a locally created session to let users login to a special session at times (i've called it /usr/share/xsessions/remote.desktop). The problem is that they normally login to gnome ...
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How to fix Ubuntu from logging into weird “simple GNOME” as I call it

I was trying to fix ubuntu because the wifi was not working. It wouldn't allow me to control networking, and it said I had no privileges to so this. Lately, most of the stuff on my ubuntu OS screwed ...
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how do I stop gdmdisplay

I am getting about 65000 log entries per hour from gdm. it generates the standard message: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.050808 seconds We do not use gnome on this machine and I want to get ...
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X server started with “-nolisten tcp” in spite of DisallowTCP=false in /etc/gdm/custom.conf

I need to configure a X server in Ubuntu 15.04 gnome which should listening for remote connection on port 6000. I configured my gdm as per askubuntu question: How to make X.org listen to remote ...
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Black screen/Distorted image on screen when laptop lid open Ubuntu 15.04 GDM (No any previous answer helped me)

I get black screen or distorted image when i reopen my laptop lid. I am using Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome version official download. My laptop Lenovo Z-5070 & also i get nothing when i pressed CTRL + ALT ...
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My sudoer can not login using GUI

I only have one sudoer and it can login into the terminal or through GUI terminal. But I can not use it to log into the GDM login screen. Any possible causes?
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Black Screen after login

Hello guys i just installed ubuntu 14.04 and i had a hard time full of problems anyways as i thought problems had finished i restarted after update of software and tried to login but i had a black ...
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Terminal GDM session

How would I create a session file so that when I login using GDM it just launches a terminal session (No windowing, just a plain terminal like in Ubuntu Server)?
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Stuck at splash screen when changing to GDM

After considering it for a while, I finally decided to install GNOME onto my Ubuntu 14.04 system to give it a play and see if I it was worth switching to Ubuntu GNOME. Everything seems to be fine ...
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Cannot set system default Desktop Environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I completely uninstalled Unity and lightdm, and installed Gnome 3 with gdm. Now I can log into Gnome Desktop by selecting Gnome from log in screen. However, if I ...
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14.04 Trusty Tahr LIghtDM No way to switch session

I installed Trusty on my laptop. I like Gnome Shell more than Unity. So I installed Gnome Shell via Software Centre. I have LightDM 1.10.0 installed on my system. Unlike the previous version it ...
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Blank screen when trying to connect to VNC

I've installed on my VPS machine VNC-GNOME to remote access the graphical system so I've my Ubuntu (V 13.10) and I did this steps but I'm getting blank screen every time I'm trying to login This is ...
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New windows open below visible one

Every time a new window is opened, gnome likes to force it below the current one so I have to go to the taskbar and restore it. I can tolerate a lot of stuff but I open new windows way too often ...
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Can't load GDM or Gnome

I've been using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 for about 2 weeks without issue, but today, after restarting my PC, it got stuck on the Gnome splash screen. I managed to load my login screen by switching 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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No graphical user interface after update on 16.04

After an update from Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 to 16.04 my gui completly crashes after GRUB. If I try a normal boot, the gui freezes there, where the LVM needs the password to decrypt the systemdrive. I can ...
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Black screen after login Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I had just updated to Ubuntu gnome 16.04 from 15.10. After reboot, I type password and click Login but just show a black screen, the desktop was not loaded. I just go to the desktop by type ...
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Can't login to my account with neither gdm nor lightdm

What I've tried: I am able to login as myself via tty I can login as guest (graphical) Installing gdm and using that instead of lightdm (see title) ~/.Xauthority is empty and owned by me. ...
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Gnome Displa settings (primary) on ubuntu 15.10

I installed gnome today to my ubuntu 15.10 and I noticed that when I try to make configurations, I cannot set my external monitor to primary display. When I try to change "External monitor to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome Desktop Stucks At Loading Splashscreen

Upon trying to boot Ubuntu 15.10 as usual I found it was impossible to load pass the loading splashcreen, my default desktop environment is GNOME and upon some research I have tried several approaches ...
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Windows always open very small and in top-left corner of screen, even when full-screen

I'm a very new Gnome-desktop/X developer, so please be kind! We develop a "kiosk" style digital signage product that I'm porting over to Ubuntu from CentOS-6/Gnome-2 and CentOS-7/Gnome-3. The basic ...
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LightDm fail - I can't get the login screen - Some packages can not be installed Depends libcheese7 and libcheese-gtk23

I can not get the login screen. I have tried the suggestions given in the forums, such as uninstall lightDm or gdm and install again, but it does not work. I get the following message when I try to ...
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I can't stop starting gdm with rcconf tool why?

I can't stop starting gdm with rcconf tool why? In rcconf tool it is unselected but still starting gdm after reboot? I don't know why... it is ubuntu 14.04 server amd64 Please help me
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Is there a way to use a text-based login screen, instead of clicking on usernames?

I'd rather type my username in to login than click on it. I can't, however, find a way to configure which usernames are displayed on the login screen. What's the best way to go about this? I'm using ...
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can't change from gdm and monitor swaps after login

I ran updates yesterday. This morning, the login screen had changed from lightdm to gdm (i think) and three seconds later the screen went blank. I couldn't even get to ctrl alt f1 terminal. I did a ...
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GDM not starting after installing GNOME 3 on Ubuntu Server 15.10

First thing after installing Ubuntu Server 15.10, I got all the updates and installed GNOME 3.16.4: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell But after a reboot I ...
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Lightdm is giving me “The system is running in low-graphics mode”

I was trying macbuntu on Ubuntu 15.10 and due to some bug in it, i wasn't able to login into the system as login screen was coming again and again even after feeding in the right password. So, i ...
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Cannot update /var/lib/gdm/.ICEauthority after restoring /var directory

I have tried the following for getting this error fixed. Boot into "Recovery Mode". Input the root password for maintenance mode. Go to the /var/lib/gdm folder (cd /var/lib/gdm). Remove the ...
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Cannot make it to login (gdm/lightdm bugs) after Nvidia driver update tentative

I used my girlfriend's computer which runs on Ubuntu 15.10 (wily) and wanted to update the Nvidia GPU. I did install the last driver released on the Nvidia website corresponding to this Geforce GT720. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Alt Above Tab shortcut for Guake

I can't get Guake to use <Alt>Above_Tab (or "`", or sometimes called tilde?) for hide/show shortcut. I first disabled the original actions of both <Super>Above_Tab and <Alt> ...
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Won't suspend-screen locks with black screen and cursor

When I leave my computer alone and the screen blanks after X minutes. Then instead of going fully blank, then suspending after the set time I'm left with a black screen with my cursor. If I touch the ...
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Using i3wm on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I am having trouble figuring out how to use i3wm on my installation of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The only way I've got it working was through stopping gdm with systemctl stop gdm in text-only mode, and then ...
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Desktop not responsive after ubuntu-gnome-desktop installation (Ubuntu 15.10)

In order to use gdm instead of lightdm I followed the instructions from this post I could then use gdm but my desktop (meaning the background area) is not responsive anymore and shows the login ...
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How do I disable GDM's automatic screen locking *after a virtual terminal (VT) change*? It's too buggy and never works correctly

Every so often either my touchpad stops behaving or some program (Firefox or QEMU) freezes my system and I have to switch to a virtual terminal to fix it (merely switching to a VT and back fixes the ...
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Lightdm not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04.3

Recently I installed ubuntu-gnome desktop and then purged the same after trying and I have chosen my default desktop manager as lightdm and there is nothing like gdm as I have purged it also.The ...