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Manager (GDM) is a program which used to provide Ubuntu's graphical login screen until Ubuntu 11.10; since then it has been replaced by LightDM.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

I have configured my splash screen for plymouth - and it works perfectly. I've also configured the display manager (I'm using gdm). In between these two I get a very brief splash screen - a kind of ...
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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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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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Starting gdm (manually or during boot) doesn't do anything

At my wit's end here! I can't get gdm to run. Not just not at boot-time, but at all. There's no error message. tty7 stays blank. It doesn't seem to attempt to start an X server. It doesn't log ...
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13.04; frequent freezes under gnome-shell, gnome, unity

I just upgraded 12.10-->13.04 on my Dell Precision: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [NVS 300] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) I can login via gdm -- by ...
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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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GDM without Accessibility Dialog

I would like to disable the accessibility icon on the top right corner of GDM. I tryed insert some keys at the gconf, but thoses commands gave me no results: gconftool --type Boolean --set ...
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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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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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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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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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GNOME Display Manager fails to load on startup

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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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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Set a different password for unlock to my sudo password

I am running a single-user Ubuntu install. When I enter the password to unlock my screen after suspend/timeout, it is the same password I use for sudo - my user password. Is there any way for me to ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 freezes when switching to lightdm

I was changing the theme in my Ubuntu 12.04 to Mac OS theme, constantly installing, logging in and out, rebooting when trying to fix things along the way. While I was doing a reboot, it froze, for the ...
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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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gdm login screen orientation Ubuntu GNOME

I use Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, and probably this issue can be applied to 14.04 and 14.10, too. I use Ubuntu Gnome with vertical orientation for the screen since my device is often used for tablet (Surface ...
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Problem with running full screen apps in gnome shell with wine

I've an ubuntu 14.04 with gnome shell, gdm, wine1.6. Some apps doesn't start after launching just turning into minimized mode. If I click on the icon around 100 times the app starts(but it's ...
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Black screen Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Nvidia gtx 750

I have the problem that lately my pc only boots to a black screen. My system(Ubuntu 14.04 gnome) uses a gtx 750. I installed the Nvidia driver 346.47 by sudo apt-get install nvidia-346 I then ...
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Unity is gone! And cannot get it back

Hello I have had a couple questions regarding my laptop and ubuntu. I managed to get the laptop working but now I think unity is gone (assuming that is what it's called) My question is different from ...
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Ubuntu Gnome fails at startup

I just install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my laptop. It started just fine, and I installed updates by: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get upgrade $ sudo reboot It's now stuck at Startup with following ...
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GDM and LightDM running at the same

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have installed some GTK-related packages and GNOME but I am not using GNOME neither as my window manager, nor I want to use it as my display manager. I ...
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Can't login GNOME Ubuntu 14.04.1 64bit using GDM after some packages installation

First of all I checked some threads on GDM fail and found there NO solution to my problem. I have installed new GNOME Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64bit. At this moment GDM works perfectly, and NVidia drivers ...
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Several attempts to customize GDM login screen in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS failed. What are the ways to customize it?

I installed GDM on Ubuntu and set it as default via sudo apt-get install gdm. It looks like this( I took screenshots but can't trace where was it saved as it was not available in default directory ...
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Need to type in password when I change to tty and back on 14.10

I just upgraded Ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10. I use autologin for my user, gdm, and gnome. Recently, whenever I switch to tty and then back, it requires me to type in my password four times with a ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 NVIDIA drivers problem

I have an Acer Aspire 5755G with two video cards : one integrated (Intel) and one dedicated (NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M). I tried multiply ways to install various types of NVIDIA drivers, but everytime, ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04

I have some problems with my Ubuntu 14.04 installed on Lenovo think-pad t420 notebook. I'm using recent Nvidia drivers and gdm desktop manager with classical gnome theme. Periodically, my system stop ...
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How to reset Ubuntu boot up screen

after installing gdm, i cant right click on my desktop anymore and wallpaper changed to default(cant change) and the option menu when boot up is not orange but it is grey I searched for solution but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 in vmware

I install ubuntu 14.04 in vmware 10. But it does not show graphical environment. When I run sudo startx, desktop that is shown has five parts (five duplicate desktop). sudo gdm and sudo lightdm does ...
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Changes Made in Dconf Editor don't take effect?

I am using Dconf to remove myself from the login screen by enabling disable-User-list in org.gnome.login-screen but that don't work. Also, I have tried changing the logo, no luck either. I have also ...
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How to create a custom failsafe session

I have created a custom session (in /usr/share/xessions/mysession.desktop). I don't want this session to be saved as a default session (don't want users to get the question "Do you want to use this as ...
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Howto force gdm to start unity by default for first time logged in user?

I was to try to do setup for maxi Ubuntu installation containing Gnome, Unity,KDE, Xfce, LXDE, Edubuntu,...Eclipse, Netbeans, ICD..., octave, QTOctave, Scilab/Xcos, Open Modelica,.... for a ...
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“Software & Updates” missing from GDM

When I type "Software" into the GDM search box nothing appears. Has this moved to another application? I recently did a dist-upgrade due to a linux-headers update being held back. Since then I ...
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How do I add login session to gnome session (gdm) in Trusty 14.04

While lxde display manager seems to list all the window managers I have on its initial splash screen the one for gdm lists only a small number. I would like to add selection desktops which are seen ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 results in system without desktop environment

Yesterday I had a perfectly stable and responsive ubuntu 12(.10?) on my dell xps3. I made the mistake to say yes to the update to 14.04. Installation went fine, but after reboot I was looking at 5 ...
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Is restarting lightdm likely to cause any serious problems?

I frequently mess things up and I have to restart the computer. Recently, I started restarting lightdm / gdm, as it is quicker. Is that a sensible thing to do? I use the following command (in tty): ...
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Change GDM in ubuntuGNOME 14.04.1

I've been searching the web and can't figure out how to do this, only that I can do this. I recently installed a fresh install of the ubuntu GNOME 14.04 flavor and love it so far, especially with all ...
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why is gdm not starting automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all updates. At some point I experienced some trouble with LightDm, so after reading up on AskUbuntu I switched to GDM. No problems, except that I cannot get GDM to ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, change resolution on GDM login screen/system wide?

Under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Gnome 3.12, I'm running with a different from my maximum resolution. After login, the resolution is set fine, and when I log in after locking the machine, the resolution is ...
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/etc/init.d/gdm command not found

am trying to install the Nvidia Driver but it keeps givin me close the X server.. I tried the usual way.. to kill the gnome manager.. didn't work because of an error :s sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop // ...
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quantal- GDM not working

I installed ubuntu on 11.10 and the first thing I did was install gdm. It survived the upgrade to precise but on the upgrade to quantal, it just shows the background and the mouse, then it sticks ...