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Any way to change lightdm unity greeter background without changing current config files?

About changing lightdm unity greeter background image, most answers are to change /usr/share/glib2.0/schemas/com.canonical.unity-greeter.gschema.xml. Is there any way to change the default wallpaper ...
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1answer
91 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 ...
1
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1answer
131 views

How to add a session type button to lightdm-webkit-greeter theme?

I'm experimenting with the webkit greeter for lightdm. Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I want to learn to create my own themes. I noticed that the default theme does not show a language select button or a ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Add existing user to Unity

Short story How can set Unity as desktop environment for an user created with Shell? Long story On a VM running Ubuntu 12.04 configured as LAMP, I need to use the desktop environment Unity for the ...
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1answer
758 views

What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, and LightDM?

I am learning about Graphical User Interfaces in Ubuntu and constantly come across different terms, which cause a lot of confusion for me. I have tried reading easy-to-understand tutorials about the ...
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1answer
408 views

Stuck at boot screen 12.04

I tried to install a lightdm greeter theme but after dissapointing results I chose to try gdm instead, which prety much reconfigured my desktop theme, so I chose to remove them both. Since the last ...
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0answers
71 views

Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce ...
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0answers
200 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
40 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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0answers
59 views

How to debug regular Switch Account failures to raise a good bug report

Switch Account regularly fails for me. One of the accounts I'm switching to/from is in group adm, the other not. Both users have the nopasswdlogin. I'm using the icon in the upper right hand corner ...
0
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0answers
383 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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2answers
151 views

How to return the login screen of the original unity ubuntu?

I've installed the LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.7.0 as below sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lightdm-gtk-greeter-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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0answers
35 views

Desk top background different than screen lock image [12.04.3 from 10.10]

Upgrading from 10.10 to 12.04.3 is quite a jump. So far so good with a simple question. In 10.10 my desktop background and my lock screen were not equal. If I remember correctly the password lock ...
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0answers
128 views

Can't start gnome-flashback or unity using Xvnc + XDMCP

I configured my Ubuntu 13.10 using this article on IBM's website. Now I can connect to LightDM, select user and enter password, but DE doesn't start. I can see the logged-in user using who command. ...
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1answer
51 views

How to enable unity-greeter in Ubuntu 12.04?

If you want a different session for the default, you can modify this option. Manually add the following line in the [SeatDefaults] section of (sudo gedit) /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: [SeatDefaults] ...
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179 views

Ubuntu vnc4server no working session only terminal

So I've trid to get xrdp working on Ubutnu Server 13.10 which meant a lot of messing around with lightdm and gdm. So after giving up on xrdp i switched to vnc. I installed vnc4server purged lightdm(as ...
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4answers
889 views

How to uninstall lightdm?

I removed Unity from my computer. But still lightdm is showing when I typed sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm. I want to remove it. What can I do?
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0answers
54 views

Unity Does Not Work after reinstall

I started out with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Then, I installed kde (by using sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop), removed unity (by using sudo apt-get remove unity unity-2d unity-2d-shell compiz), installed ...
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0answers
144 views

13.04 - endless login loop

I don't know what I did other than stupidly typing 'startx' in a ctrl + alt + F2 terminal. Now, when I shutdown, it went to login screen. I thought wierd and tried to log back in and got stuck in and ...
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0answers
204 views

After Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 missing user in login screen

I have upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04 now after booting (even after updates and rebooting) my user id is not listed. It has a uid higher than the minimum in lightdm.conf. I have the user light display ...
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0answers
407 views

Issues changing lightdm unity-greeter background Ubuntu 12.04:

Following the guide at: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? I attempted to modify the background for the unity greeter. However, whenever I attempt to turn off dynamic switching: ...
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0answers
135 views

After logging into Guest Account, my user's desktop customizations are gone

This is a weird one. Out of curiosity I had clicked on the Guest Session option at login, to see what it was like. Now, when I log into my original user, all of my desktop customizations are gone and ...
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votes
0answers
105 views

How to prevent users from shutting down or rebooting from Unity and Lightdm in Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm trying to remove Shutdown/Reboot/Sleep (just want to leave the possibility to log-out) from the unity and lightdm menu on Ubuntu 13.10 but to no avail. I've already tried to apply polkit-1 ...
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0answers
33 views

Login screen loops on Unity, how to get out? [duplicate]

I understand that there are several questions discussing essentially the same thing in the past, and I have already looked through most of them. I have a Ubuntu 13.04 installation that was working ...
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1answer
45 views

Problem logging in ubuntu and opening launcher

Today I installed kubuntu (out of a mis-understanding) then tried to restore back to ubuntu using phychocats method but now I have too many issues. a) When I turn computer or it says that it is ...
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0answers
176 views

Unity Fails to Load

I recently installed Gnome 3.8 to play around with it. I thought it would only add it to my session manager, but it also made it default and began using the GDM instead of LightDM. Then, things got ...
3
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0answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity: Black screen with cursor only, when external display is connected before booting laptop

Whenever I connect an external display to the DSub port of my laptop before booting into Ubuntu, something goes wrong in Unity to cause the exact same problem as described here: After logging in, ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I revert ubuntu settings after gnome-shell install

I have Ubuntu 13.04 32 bit. Recently, I installed Gnome 3 because I wanted to try something new. It looked and felt awful, so I removed it via ppa-purge. Unfortunately, some of my setting were ...
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2answers
102 views

How much is Ubuntu 13.04 related to/depends on Gnome?

I noticed that Ubuntu Unity (13.04) uses a lot of gnome related packages, even with no added stuff to its configuration. In a first install of Unity, I messed up with my configuration because I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

No unity shell , no unity panel and no dual monitors

I did something terrible this morning you can see here. Now that problem was fixed , apt was working fine and so was the update manager . after installing all updates , I rebooted. And I could not ...
0
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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 ...
0
votes
1answer
508 views

launcher, top panel disappeared and global menu & hud disabled

This morning, I removed all the unity-webapps-something and didn't pay attention that removing unity-webapps-service or unity-webappas-common required to remove other key packages: The following ...
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0answers
571 views

startx must be called manually in 13.04?

So I was doing some updates and when bang, my whole system froze up. The only thing I could do was to force shutdown via power button. Upon rebooting I got the little _ in the top corner, apart from ...
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0answers
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how to change unity-greeter logo positioning? [duplicate]

i was wondering and tired of searching with no results. how to change unity-greeter logo position , the logo in the bottom-left logo. please help. related link : how to change unity-greeter logo ...
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0answers
330 views

How do I restore the default settings and video driver after installing Nvidia?

I downloaded Nvidia driver from its official site and installed it in 12.04. But, I didn't notice that my laptop have an Intel HD 400 and a GT 620m video card, and Ubuntu does support the double video ...
0
votes
0answers
562 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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vote
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
345 views

Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity

When I'm running Unity, I can set the background image with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$file". This also changes the background of the ...
5
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
497 views

Lightdm-gtk-greeter's background wallpaper is distorted in Ubuntu 12.04 (How I can correct background wallpaper errors in “lightdm-gtk-greeter”?

Changed my settings into "lightdm-gtk-greeter" to be able to select different languages at login each time I wish. Everything is fine with my PC. It logins correctly after a while with an exception ...
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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 ...
0
votes
1answer
250 views

desktop doesn't load properly when logging in

I have had ubuntu installed on my desktop computer for a few months now,and after an update a error message showed up on both lightdm. When I logged in saying 'could not apply the stored configuration ...
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0answers
262 views

How do I remove GNOME and restore UNITY in 12.10?

I'm new to Ubuntu and someone suggested I install GNOME, only I was unaware it was a GUI mod. The log-in menu now has drop down for GNOME selection and such, as well as Ubuntu, however the GNOME ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

.xsession ignored, Ubuntu 12.10

I started using uxterm instead of Gnome's terminal today. I put settings for uxterm in ~/.Xdefaults. But because Ubuntu's configuration ignores my .xsession file, I can't have these settings loaded at ...
0
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0answers
99 views

Ubuntu v12.10 - How do I get the menu/launch bar back? lspci | grep VGA [duplicate]

My menu and launch bar are gone. It seems almost as if there is no reason for this. I started up my laptop and immediately notice the resolution is not as it should be. My laptop's resolution is ...
13
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4answers
25k views

After logging in, there's a black screen and my cursor, nothing else! in Ubuntu 12.10

I've been using Ubuntu(12.10) for a long time, and recently, my Ubuntu went through yet another update. The whole update prompt showed up, following by a password prompt, and finally the good ol' ...
2
votes
0answers
60 views

Clean install of 12.10 - reused 12.04 /home. Cannot start unity/login for legacy/imported user [duplicate]

I have separate disks for / and /home. I did have 12.04 installed but decided to do a clean install (format and install) of 12.10. I created my user at install. I should be able to login, right? ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

Switching desktop environment from Unity?

Basicall I have installed a few desktop environments. And if you are familiar with Unity, you know that the way switching works, is you get this sort of drop-down with all the environments installed, ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Lightdm: Select Window Manager (disappeared?)

Cant select with what window manager want to start X. I think its for unity-greeter. The icon that appears next to your username and let you start X with unity-2d, gnome, unity, kde, etc have gone ...
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0answers
55 views

(Easy Question) Start X and Unity from Console [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? A lot of questions without response. This thread is like this two: Start X and Unity from the console ...