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

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How to start lxsession from command line with proper user priviliges

I'm trying to achieve two things that I can not get to work because I don't know how to correctly start an lxsession in Lubuntu 14.04.2. I boot to the command line with the following line ...
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Guest account works, but regular account does not

My System is Samsung R580 and I am having a problem logging in to Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS. Yesterday, I ran sudo apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and have not been able to log into my admin account ...
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How do I install ChominumOS and run it as a seperate X Session?

I'm exploring different options on how to install ChromniumOS on my desktop (x86_64) PC which is currently running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried the following methods first: Duel Booting the two, but ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login loop problem

My Ubuntu 14.04 is stuck when trying to login my desktop. The screen goes black and soon after that the login screen comes back. I followed all steps in Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop but the ...
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Image Viewer (eog) causes lightdm to restart

When I open an image and without zooming, try to drag to any border (which is ofcourse, by mistake), eog closes and a black screen appears** that says lightdm is starting, and lands me in login screen....
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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Starting Lightdm display manager: [FAIL]

How do i solve this? It maybe related to my previous problems: Booting to black screen ubuntu 14.04.2 System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?
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How can I login into a domain user account or login as other user in Kubuntu?

I do have a kubuntu box connected to our Windows AD DC, and now i want to login one domain user in my AD to my kubuntu box but I cannot find a way to log as other user in the login screen. I tried to ...
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lightdm: lock session after (only) auto-login

I'd like to be able to have my KDE session started with lightdm auto login but lock immediately. But if I logout and then back in, I don't want the lock. I found this bug: https://bugs.kde.org/...
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Stuck at login screen

I have Dell Inspiron 1525 with Kubuntu 14.04. One fine day I can't login and stuck at login screen. So I started searching here and there nothing helped. But one article has given me idea of creating ...
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Problem With Custom Unity-Greeter background

So I have this cool background I like. I set it as my background, but in Unity-Greeter, (Not the lock screen) I just see the default "bruised" wallpaper for 14.04. Ick. Does anyone know how to make my ...
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Black and white screen after “successful” LightDM login screen rotation in Ubuntu Mate 14.04

I have rotated LightDM login screen as suggested by Stephen and got black and white greeter (see photo). Sometimes the problem disappears after login, but occasionally it remains on session. I am ...
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Install LDAP on ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to configure OpenLDAP on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and Clients (Ubuntu 14.04 and/or Linux Mint 17). It works with su command, ssh or in terminal but it doesn't work on login screen. Just ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Pantheon session not shown in LightDM

I installed elementary-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 virtual machine following these steps, but I don't get the Pantheon session in LightDM. I only have KDE Plasma Workspace and Ubuntu(Default). Is ...
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How to shutdown the computer after Xsession ends?

I'm making a computer like an arcade machine with an academic game. I'm using Xsession to replace the desktop by an application. It's working fine. But when I go out from the game it returns to the ...
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How to change onboard settings in lightdm?

How do I change the onboard settings for lightdm? I have a tablet with ubuntu on it. It was pretty easy to set up the onboard keyboard to show up in lightdm.... except I really don't like the way it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop - Guest sessions does not work either

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 soon after it is released. Today I messed something up with the Chinese input ibus, and I don't know if this is the reason at all, but when I reboot using sudo shutdown -...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04: GUI goes crazy

So when I try to install Ubuntu on my workstation from USB and the GUI finally pops up either from try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu the windows just go nuts, they are different colors, scrambled and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop does not load after login

I have a Asus Notebook (X450L) with Ubuntu 14.04, it has a nvidia card 720m and a Intel HD Video onboard. All working just fine until yesterday, when I updated the system. Now, after the login screen,...
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cannot interact with gnome

I am running Linux 14.04 with Gnome. My Laptop just spontaneously lost all ability to interact with gnome - no toolbar at the top, no icons on the left, work space switching does not work, and no ...
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Changing login screen wallpaper to work with jpg. ubuntu 14.10

so. I would like to know how can I set login screen (lightdm) with jpg. because. it just work with png. I had to convert my images. so of 582mb => 1.8gb -.-'.
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How to install kde-plasma with lightdm instead of kdm

I like lightdm and especially its webkit-greeter a lot. Is there a way to install kde without installing kdm and using lightdm instead? I have tried everything from installing kdm and then remove it ...
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How to start a process and attach it to the terminal corresponding to the local graphical shell?

I'm running Lubuntu 13.04 using lightdm as my login environment. If I'm logged in to the graphical session and start my process, everything is groovy. But if I start the process remotely (ssh session)...
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How to reduce GPU fan speed after boot?

Every time I boot my computer, the GPU fan is at max speed and very noisy. The problem: Fan speed stays at maximum level: when I start the computer without screen or keyboard when I use the ...
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Unable to Install NVIDIA Driver

So I am trying to install the NVIDIA GPU Driver Version 346.35 (http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/81252) for my GTX 970 and am running into a lot of issues. I have tried to run the file and get ...
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Desktop Environments Incorrect After SLiM Install

I am working on making an automated install based off of Lubuntu using Debian Installer so that the install is as automated as possible (a few inputs at the very beginning). So far I am mostly pleased ...
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Why does lightdm-gtk-greeter not depend on lightdm?

I had assumed that I would also get lightdm installed when I installed the package lightdm-gtk-greeter, but that was not the case. Looking up the package info it was clear that there was no dependency ...
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How do I reboot login screen?

After locking Ubuntu 14.04 and invoking login screen sometimes I get the page with disabled password field. How can I restart login screen in command line without restarting whole X server?
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How to restart UI in 12.04 desktop

Happy user of 12.04 desktop since its released, but recently - past couple of months my UI randomly freezes. Mouse pointer moves, but can not click Keyboard is completely gone Screen painting looks ...
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How can I start a LightDM session via SSH?

I'm connected to an Ubuntu 14.04 machine via SSH and I want to start the lightdm session for testing purposes. I don't want to forward the X server to my local machine. I just want to start the ...
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LightDM login Background Sync with Nitrogen

I use nitrogen to control my background in openbox. Is there a way to sync this with LightDM login so that I have the same background on the log in screen as on openbox?
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Cannot login after lock

When trying to login again after locking my computer, I sometimes can no longer login using the graphical interface. My username does show up, but I the bar where you'd usually fill in your password ...
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Can not log in to Desktop, but terminal works, Ubuntu 14.10

Yesterday I did aptitude upgrade and today when I enter my credentials I'm taken back to login screen, I can start my session by log in to console, and starting Xserver and unity manually. I searched ...
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How can I add a custom python indicator to the unity-greeter login screen?

I've installed a custom indicator called PRIME Indicator and it shows up in the top panel (next to date time etc) after I login. I would like to show the indicator before login on the unity-greeter ...
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Cannot unlock session if user has no password

I created an account with no password for my 3 year old child. After some time of inactivity on that account, the session locks. Then I cannot unlock the session. Trying to unlock with an empty ...
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Changing window manager in LightDM

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and wanted to change the default Unity/Compiz window manager. I've went through the LightDM documentation and saw a related question, but I still can't make it work (I tried to ...
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Boot-repair issue with Ubuntu 14.04

My VPS works absolutely fine but has had a few issues with booting since I upgraded it to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. It will not boot after being switched off. So I Googled the problem and it looked ...
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Changing X display manager

On my Ubuntu 14.04 there's gdm and lightdm installed. Is it recommended to have both installed? How can I check which one's active and how can I change them? I have some troubles with the Ubuntu ...
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LightDM: user-session doesn't work, nor do multiple sessions at start

On my media center (XUbuntu 14.10), I am trying to autostart Kodi in the focussed session and also start and autologin xfce4 in a second unfocussed session (I hope Steam In-Home Streaming doesn't need ...
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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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Changes in /etc/lightdm.conf.d/*conf or /etc/lightdm.conf makes any difference

I am trying to make my lightdm use a correct setup of my displays both for login and session. I have most likely misunderstood something here, but by reading the wiki I did the following: I have ...
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configure lightdm greeter in ubuntu 14.04

Earlier I was using the [not ugly] old styled login screen. Recently have installed lightdm greeter to change my login box position from left to center. Now, I have to configure lightdm to disable ...
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unsquashing a liveUSB, I found that the filesystem is not identical to the one loaded from liveUSB

so I have ubuntu studio 64 in a live USB and I wanted to change the way it boots. Namely, the liveUSB boots directly to a live user session bypassing lightDM. I want to change that and as I figured ...
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how can i boot to normal user on live USB

I installed ubuntustudio 64bit 14.04 on a usb stick. The aim is to use it as a normally installed session but with the added benefit of keeping all my OS in a usb and using any pc available. This ...
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Lock screen asks for password on no-password account

The Ubuntu lock screen always asks for a password even when the account does not have password. In my opinion, it should be exactly like the login screen: a button "connect >" for accounts that don't ...
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Problems with login screen kubuntu, lightdm

Recently, I installed xfce on my kubuntu pc, when I got tired of it, I uninstalled it. Here is where my problem appears, the login screen doesn't get back to normal kde login screen, it becomes a ...
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Change Display Managers Without Input

so I am working on a project which will be a Lubuntu install without touching anything during the install process (except after a few seconds of quick input), and I want to uninstall lightdm and ...
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GUI login problems in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

my problem is very similar to that presented here: Ubuntu gets stuck in a Login Loop I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I can enter my account in GUI just for 1-2 seconds after that I am returned back to ...
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Chrubuntu 12.04 Desktop Won't Load

I'm on a Lenovo X131e Chromebook. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to ...
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How to change Ubuntu login screen background without dconf-editor?

I am trying to change the Ubuntu login background which should be the same as the wallpaper, without installing dconf-editor or additional software. Is is possible?