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1answer
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Is there a way to switch into another user account from a script?

Let's say I have an account on a small network of machines that is set to auto-login. If one of the machines has a problem with the network or one of its services, I need to break out of the ...
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LightDM don't display guest account wallpaper

In guest account on login screen lightdm shows clear purple screen instead of wallpaper and when I log in, I can see graphical artifacts for a few seconds and later desktop shows normally. How can I ...
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lightdm-session can't find the keystore file (i moved it), where is configured that file location?

So i'm running 13.10. For some reason i do not remember i have a keystore in a directory in my home. It appears that lightdm uses that keystore during login. So if i move the directory i am unable ...
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1answer
34 views

Unable to login from GUI?

Running 13.10 x64 on an Ubuntu laptop (System 76 Kudu Professional). When I bootup and provide my password; the screen goes black for a moment then returns to the login screen. Switching tty I am ...
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1answer
110 views

Not able to login with LightDM

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity desktop. Unfortunately I am not able to log into my desktop. After entering correct password it keeps looping back to login. Could you please help me to sort out ...
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3answers
57 views

Ubuntu won't let me login after software update

I'm a Ubuntu Newbie so I'll try to do my best but I'll need step by step procedures please. I have 13.10 installed and after last night's update, I can't login. The keyboard is slow to answer and ...
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129 views

Can't login to Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. Login screen doesn't appear

I had been using Ubuntu Gnome for over 3 months now, without any issues. Today, when I tried to boot the os, I couldn't see the login screen. Instead, it shows the Screen with Gnome logo and it isn't ...
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0answers
20 views

login screen don't accept my valid password? [duplicate]

After typing in my password, which I am sure is valid and spelled correctly, ubuntu redirects me to the login screen again and again. I don't get the usual 'Incorrect Password' notice or any other ...
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1answer
65 views

Login screen not appearing after removing KDE

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for about a month now. I decided to give KDE a test run. Unfortunately, it installed the KDE login screen with it. I couldn't stand it, so I spent about half an hour ...
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2answers
299 views

Can't login in from LightDM

But just LightDM. It worked this morning, just does not seem to be working this evening. This seems to occurred after a shutdown after a wakeup from hibernation. I always get a password denied sort of ...
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0answers
204 views

Can not login to Ubuntu 13.10 after reboot

For some reason on my System76 Bonobo, after a reboot, i try to login and I get a blinking cursor in the top left for a few seconds, than right back to the login screen. It SEEMS like lightdm crashes. ...
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2answers
42 views

No unity after login to main user account [duplicate]

Yesterday my computer stayed open all night and then when battery was empty it turned off. Its normal for my computer. But when at morning I turned it on, there wasn't login screen. It crashed ...
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1answer
34 views

Login to command line [duplicate]

It's possible to perform a login ( with lightdm or anything else ) and enter directly in command line mode without enabling any GUI for the user ?
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62 views

Service account shows up on login screen

I've manually created a service user account on my machine, and I'm surprised to see it on the Unity login screen. I searched this site and I've seen people had problems with this, but in those cases, ...
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1answer
83 views

Xubuntu crashes before login screen

Xubuntu 13.10 Booted up this morning and Xubuntu does not get to the login screen. I am seeing the white half circle spinning and then it drops to a black screen. I can however start tty1-6 but ...
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0answers
40 views

Stuck at login screen, help

i've ubuntu 13.10 , when i write my password , ubuntu wait for 3-4 seconds and then show the login page again this error didn't happen after updates, i'm still working to find many solutions but they ...
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1answer
81 views

Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04: Cannot login to account returns to login screen [duplicate]

Question In Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 (and probably 13.10) I made some changes to my graphics settings. After rebooting when I attempt to login to my account the screen flashes black the bounces me back ...
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72 views

GDM Autologin not working..

I removed lightdm since I was not able to login as it was booting to a blank screen. Hence I installed GDM and everything was fine. Now when I try to use the Autologin option through GUI interface and ...
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0answers
385 views

Ubuntu 13.10, unity-greeter and lightdm crashing on startup

The symptoms: I go to log in to Ubuntu 13.10. BIOS starts fine, GRUB starts fine, I hit enter on Ubuntu. Unity-greeter pops up partially (login screen, one or two menu bar items, but no background ...
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1answer
32 views

Login credentials stored somewhere?

What happens to login credentials after I authenticate with lightdm? Is there are process that stores them? Would this be something that PAM caches somewhere? Would lightdm hang on to them? The ...
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0answers
458 views

I can't login after install fglrx 13.10

I installed fglrx following the instructions on help.ubuntu.com and am entirely unable to login, I get the login screen, enter my password and get a blinking terminal screen then logged out/sent back ...
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2answers
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Type password into login screen, hit enter - nothing happens

I first install Ubuntu 13.10 a few weeks ago and its been going great. I'm still pretty new to Linux, so I haven't been doing a whole lot. The past couple days I've tried installing LAMP, then ...
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1answer
81 views

Identification and Authentication methods in Ubuntu

Since I have a very long password, I would like to additionally use an alternative login method. Which other authentication methods are possible in Ubuntu to log in?
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59 views

(How) Can X11 Know My Screen Orientation Pre-Login? (Ubuntu 12.10)

Problem: a laptop usually plugged into 2 external monitors, both rotated 90 degrees. At login time, the 3 displays are mirrored, and only the laptop itself is appropriately oriented. I'd prefer to ...
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2answers
1k views

login problem for 13.10, my username does not appear

After upgrading my Ubuntu to the newest version 13.10, in the login interface, my account does not appear. I can login the guest session. There is also a remote login. I have no place to input my ...
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0answers
25 views

LightDM login problem [duplicate]

Suddenly I am not able to login as usual, I just get kicked back to the login screen all the time. I haven't made any configuration changes, but there were some automatic updates installed before this ...
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1answer
381 views

Login Screen Doesn't Appear Automatically, need to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7

I am new to Ubuntu, used Mandriva for years but that was a long time ago. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a HPtx1000. Everything was working fine but recently when I boot up I don't get a login ...
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1answer
822 views

Ubuntu 13.04 returns to login screen when logging in & update problems

In an attempt to fix the problem, I uninstalled lightdm and gdm is now the default. But I experience the same problem with gdm. When I try to reinstall lighten, I receive: WARNING: The following ...
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4answers
2k views

Not able to login through GUI in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm unable to login through GUI. On typing the correct password, I get a black screen and back to login screen. However, when tried with tty1 I was logged in. Then I tried reinstalling lightdm and ...
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41 views

Getting a blank screen with the mouse when i re-log in

10 so any help you can give will be very useful I'm using an HP G62 laptop with intel HD Graphics card and an intel i3 Quad-core processor. When i first boot my laptop, i can login just fine and work ...
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0answers
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Why does the log in screen appear after logging in? [duplicate]

In my Ubuntu 13.04, from the last few days, I am facing a weird issue. Sometimes my log-in screen is appearing even after logging in. I reinstalled Ubuntu-desktop & Lightdm, but I'm still facing ...
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1answer
447 views

Wrong resolution for Lightdm/GDM on Ubuntu 13.04 using HDMI

I've tried all the solution I could find on the matter so far, but the error persists. My problem is that the login screen (both under gdm and lightdm) runs with the wrong resolution, even though all ...
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2answers
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login loop ubuntu 12.04

Today I restarted Ubuntu 12.04, after installing some packages and having updated firefox. When I came in the login screen, I typed my password. After about one second processing, the screen blacked ...
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0answers
418 views

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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0answers
128 views

Two backgrounds on login screen

I got this annoying problem that i probably coursed myself, but i can't get it fixed. When booting and getting to the login screen, i got an old wallpaper i set ages ago, not my current wallpaper. So ...
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Some Thing Has Screwed Up My Desktop in 13.04 [on hold]

Okay, Some thing or some app has screwed up my desktop... What Happens After Login is seen in the pic bellow - the login boxes stay as well as the dots OR a complete black screen comes up. And ...
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0answers
516 views

After update 13.04 boots to TTY1 instead of default LightDM

After an update to 13.04 sometime last week, my system now boots to TTY1 instead of to the default display manager LightDM. LightDM is in fact set as my default boot display manager and the ...
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0answers
563 views

how to change unity-greeter logo position on ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to change the logo position. I removed and replaced the file here /usr/share/unity-greeter/logo.png The problem is the logo is not in the right position. Is there any specific size or ...
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1answer
2k views

Login Screen/Background Change? (kubuntu)

I have Kubuntu 13.04 (last version) and lightdm I want to change my login screen background (not my wallpaper after I type my password. I'm talking for the image you see WHEN you type your password). ...
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Xubuntu: How can I avoid the double-password entry (lightdm then xscreensaver) on user switching?

I'm running Xubuntu raring with lightdm and xscreensaver. Both users on the system have xscreensaver set to lock the screen after n minutes. However, when I click "switch user" (or do gdmflexiserver ...
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2answers
643 views

Login screen on my desktop error

When I log in my Ubuntu 13.04 account, my login screen still shows up as my desktop background, making my computer slow. Recently, I made some changes when I log in, such as removing both "Guest ...
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0answers
171 views

Ubuntu 12.04 hangs at login after user password has been changed in recovery mode

I already posted this, but I found out a few new things, so I hope it is ok if I just edit my old post. I am aware that this problem has been discussed several times. However, all the fixes I could ...
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votes
1answer
3k views

How do I enable the user dynamic wallpaper in the login screen of Ubuntu 13.04?

Ubuntu 12.04 Unity greeter had introduced the selected user dynamic wallpaper which allowed, when selecting a user from the available users list in the login screen, the wallpaper to change to reflect ...
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0answers
97 views

hide user from login GUI [duplicate]

If I add a user to hidden-users then they won't show from the GUI user login page? thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ cat /etc/lightdm/users.conf # # User accounts configuration # # NOTE: If you have ...
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1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
565 views

I can not password protect logging into my account

When I start up Ubuntu, I see the login screen. I have my account and a guest account as the choices. When I choose my account by clicking on it, I automatically get logged in with out being required ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

x-server won't start - black screen (after purging *nvidia* files on HD4000 system)

For about three months now I've been trying to fix a problem with my x-server. The problem occured after lightdm starts as usual. After entering the password to my account the loading-screen showed ...
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vote
1answer
130 views

LightDM not Behaving as Expexted

I seem to be having some odd lightdm behavioral issues. So far this what I have in my /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file: user-session=gnome-classic greeter-session=unity-greeter ...
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1answer
8k views

Can I replace the default login screen for the Pantheon Greeter?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and I'd like to know if I can replace the default login screen (Light-DM) for the one used on ELementary OS (Phantheon Greeter). If possible without installing the rest of the ...
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0answers
111 views

Cannot Login to My Machine Using the *Right* Password

Here are the facts: I ran some stress-tests last night. I forgot to reset the logs to minimal. When I got this morning, I saw that hard drive is full /dev/sda1. Cleaned up the large file (350GB). ...