LightDM (Lightweight Display Manager) is a Display Manager for the X.org X server.

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no upper right icons with Ubuntu 12.10 and lightdm

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 server running in which I have installed lightdm. Now lightdm can boot and I can log in, but when I see the screen, I don't see ANY top right icon. So I cannot logout I cannot do ...
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Is it possible to call lightdm without logout?

So I'm making a video tutorial about ubuntu, but my VirtualBox wont load lightdm, and I would like to show it in the video. is there a way of calling it from My installation of Ubuntu without ...
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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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Xmonad Xsession

My user level: noob-ish, so please bear with me I'm running 12.04 LTS. I have installed and, to some extent, configured xmonad 0.10 The "automagically" created xsession for it works fine as it is, ...
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Change Gsetting with script on Logout

System : Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (13.04) from fresh installation. Purpose : Main : Change gsetting (desktop wallpaper) with script on user logout. What's I've Done : (carefully read) I try to stop ...
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Background missing in loginscreen and in guest session.

Yesterday I followed this answer on "How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter?" to make my wallpaper appear in the login screen. But instead of only changing the ...
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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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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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VirtualBox4.2 kills lightdm

I just installed VirtualBox4.2 on Ubuntu 13.04. When I open VirtualBox, all seems well, until I try to create an new VM, at which point, lightdm crashes, and I am forced (eventually) back to the login ...
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Upgrade to 13.04, user picture shows up on lightdm. Can I change it?

So, I recently upgraded my Xubuntu to 13.04, and afterwards I noticed that there is now a picture of me on the lightdm login screen. I have no idea where this picture came from, I don't remember it ...
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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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vnc using lightdm and x11vnc disconnects immediately after valid login

starting with a precise 64-bit server install, I configured the following; sudo apt-get install lightdm x11vnc sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm in /etc/init/x11vnc.conf, I placed; start on ...
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Startup applications can be run on the login screen stack without logging in?

I'm going to set up my computer to be turned on at night and it will automatically start downloading. For security reasons, I do not want to set up Ubuntu to automatically login! the problem is login ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 possible lightdm bug [closed]

I've updated to Ubuntu 13.04 but I'm having some issues. First I've updated it trough software updater, then this bug appeared so I did clean install, purging root and home partitions too. So the bug ...
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How do I enable the user dynamic wallpaper in the login screen of Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

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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Cannot shutdown unless I use tty

On my computer, I noticed a quirk where I cannot shutdown unless I enter tty or logout then shutdown from the users screen. Clicking on the shutdown button either logs me out or causes lightdm to ...
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Certain Xubuntu graphics persist on Ubuntu

I recently installed the Xubuntu desktop environment on my Ubuntu machine. It's nice, but I switched back to Ubuntu as by default desktop environment. But when I change the volume or brightness, the ...
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Problem with lightDM or do not understand upgrade and/or dist-upgrade (13.04) [closed]

I will preface that I am VERY new Ubuntu and linux as a whole. I have been tinkering with various things in Ubuntu the past couple days namely the apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade commands. ...
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Bad Resolution through KVM switch

I added a KVM switch to my setup so I can switch between a Windows laptop and an Ubuntu 12.10 desktop. I'm getting a bad resolution through LightDM. The display is huge and I can see that most of it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 i have removed lightdm

My problem began when I have restarted my laptop after I have installed a new GUI, I have Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI mobility HD 5470, but all was fine and working good. On my Ultimate Edition 3.4 I have ...
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Can't compile unity-greeter-13.04.1 on Ubuntu 12.04

I downloaded the unity-greeter-13.04.1 from https://launchpad.net/unity-greeter. Now I want to compile it to able to install it on my Ubuntu 12.04. But I face below problems while compiling: ...
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Can I reload monitors.xml without restarting LightDM?

I was writing myself a short script to turn off my laptops monitor in order to only use the bigger external monitor, as I don't always want to use Unity GUI. But after turning the laptop monitor back ...
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How can I use custom wallpapers for the login screen?

I recently Installed 12.10 version and I loved it! But the there's something weird with Wallpapers. As long as I use a wallpaper from the /usr/share/backgrounds folder (I use the "appearance" dialog ...
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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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Lightdm doesn't work properly

I have gnome installed on my Ubuntu 12.10 and I am using gdm as default display manager. But the greeter for gdm is not working properly and whenever I try to switch back to Lightdm the GUI just ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 login screen: go directly to user background, not via default

I know I'm being rather picky here, but is there a way to configure lightdm so that when the login screen shows after boot it directly shows the selected user's background, instead of first loading ...
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Mouse and keyboard freezes in lightdm [closed]

After last system update (week ago) I noticed that my mouse and keyboard freezes after boot-up, in the lightdm login screen for 1-2 minutes, so I can't move pointer or type my password. Although, my ...
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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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Help fixing graphics card driver?

So I managed to fairly severely mess up my graphics card driver. I was trying to install OpenCL using instructions from here: ...
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switcheroo to discrete turns off backlight on laptop screen

AMD cedar/ Intel ironlake hybrid graphics. Custom kernel 3.8.3. Free radeon xorg drivers. When I switch from integrated to discrete, I do a killall lightdm and X doesn't automatically respawn like it ...
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How can I remove the “GNOME desktop environment” entry from my login screen after uninstalling GNOME?

I installed The GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components, but I didn't like it, so I uninstalled it. But now at the login screen, besides the password box there's still the button to choose ...
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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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Custom Ubuntu gets stuck on LightDM

I recently used Ubuntu Builder to customize the Ubuntu Mini Remix 12.10. I added Openbox, and some other stuff. I also added a guest user so that the LiveCD wouldn't be running root. After this,, it ...
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How to use KDM instead of lightdm in Kubuntu [duplicate]

I need to configure KDM by system settings, because lightDM is not working any more (I don't know why, just stopped working), so, is there any way to do it?
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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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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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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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low graphics mode error only during shutdown

I'm getting the message: "The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself." ...
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System crash after update - cannot load lightdm

I've been running 12.10 for ~(two weeks) now and have had my fair share of trouble with it. Of course, this has thought me a great deal of lessons of using ubuntu, the command line and Linux in ...
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Xorg: no screens found on startup in 12.04.2 LTS

I have an Intel IvyBridge video card. This morning, my 12.04.02 LTS treated me to an Xorg server crash. Trying an older kernel worked once, but lead to the same error during reboot. The problem ...
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lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu “crashes” after installing KDE4.10

I have a weird problem, which I didn't found anything on the internet about. I installed KDE4.10 (from kubuntu-ppa/backports) a week ago, and it changed the loginscreen. After there was something ...
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xubuntu lightdm unity-greeter bad looking theme

I'm using xubuntu 12.10 and wanted to use the unity-greeter for the login screen (lightdm). The thing is that I installed the package unity-greeter (and gnome-settings-daemon), changed to ...
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Is there a way to autostart a user session without logging in?

I am administering a hybrid server/workstation using Ubuntu 12.04. There are several users that have access to the PC, and it is also working as a simplified fileserver using samba. This fileserver is ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to stop KDE 4.10 from suspending at the login screen on laptop close?

I'm running a fresh install of Kubuntu 12.10 with KDE 4.10 installed from the Backports PPA. This is my first time using KDE, so I'm still learning where to find everything. I've got KDE's Power ...
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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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.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 ...
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LightDM not loading in 12.04 in VirtualBox

The boot process just stops here (below). I've tried stopping/starting lightdm but it doesn't even stop nor can I pkill it. I've already ensured that my bios has visualization enabled and have most ...