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30 views

No lockscreen option in CCSM 14.04

I expected to find Lockscreen option in CCSM after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, in Unity Plugin, general section, in order to switch between unity and lightdm. Unfortunately, It's not in the tab. Why?
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1answer
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How to show old account on the greeter

TL;DR --> I want to know how to make an old account show up after reinstallation of Ubuntu so that I can log in to that account and not have to reinstall all the other software I had installed on that ...
0
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1answer
50 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
137 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
vote
1answer
164 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
61 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
803 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 ...
0
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1answer
466 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 ...
0
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0answers
79 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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vote
0answers
217 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. ...
0
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2answers
49 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 ...
0
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0answers
61 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
votes
0answers
398 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
169 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 ...
0
votes
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
140 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. ...
0
votes
1answer
53 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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0answers
198 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
1k 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?
0
votes
0answers
58 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
147 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 ...
2
votes
0answers
206 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
423 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: ...
0
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0answers
139 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 ...
0
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 ...
0
votes
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
46 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
180 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
850 views

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, ...
2
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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 ...
1
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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
votes
0answers
130 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
520 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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votes
0answers
577 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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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vote
0answers
332 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
564 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 ...
1
vote
2answers
645 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
347 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
500 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
132 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
251 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
268 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
votes
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
votes
5answers
26k 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? ...
6
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, ...