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

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Start X and Unity from the console [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm wondering if it is possible to start X and Unity from the console without using LightDM or any other display managers. I use Unity 2D and my ~/.xsession is as follows ...
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How do I remove the dots from the lightdm greeter?

I can change the background image that LightDM displays, but regardless of the image I choose, it's overlaid with a grid of dots. The dots look OK on the default background, but they look horrible on ...
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Can I pass a dpi flag to lightdm to set the proper DPI for X?

What is the proper way to set DPI value now? gnome-tweak allows to set only scaling factor, which is unsatisfactory and also not all applications take that into account (Chrome for example). I would ...
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No operating system detected at boot, how can I retrieve my data?

I upgrade from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 during its beta stage, and everything was working great despite a couple error messages. But suddenly LightDM started acting up, when I would type my password to ...
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Resolution of the login screen is wrong on a second monitor

Is it possible to do changes to the login screen in Ubuntu 11.10? I'm running with a laptop and an external screen and in boot and login they're mirrored and has a weird resolution. To clarify: I'm ...
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How do I set the GNOME Classic login to be the default with autologin?

I changed to gnome classic fallback, I auto-login but it defaults to unity 3d, how do I make auto-login default to gnome classic?
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How to boot into Ubuntu from Grub prompt?

I know there is a lot of documentation about Grub and grub2 here and around the internet, but nothing seems to solve my problem. I upgrade from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 during its beta stage, and ...
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Can I add (and show) a user photo(s) in LightDM?

I am wondering if there is an option for adding and showing a user photo in LightDM ?
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How do I boot into console mode? [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I could get the computer to boot into console mode by setting the variable GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to "text" in the file /etc/default/grub and run sudo update-grub. ...
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Raleigh theme on LightDM, Ubuntu desktop, Nautilus window, menus & menu-bars

After performing an upgrade from Natty to Oneiric, I had a problem similar to the one reported in here at every system boot: Desktop forgets theme? Everything, from the LigthDM greeter to the ubuntu ...
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How to change the default keyboard layout for the login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I apply changes to the keyboard layout system-wide? Title pretty much says it all. I had it working in 11.04 but the new login screen in 11.10 doesn't seem to ...
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upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 … not booting up … want to copy some date from home folder?

i have dell inspiron m101z which i was running with ubuntu 11.04 . Tomorrow i upgraded it to ubuntu 11.10 , unfortunately its not booting up lightdm display manager is not loading and boot halts ...
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How do I log into a gnome session?

I've upgraded my Ubuntu installation from 11.04 to 11.10. If I choose gnome at the lightdm login screen the system logs me into a unity session. If I choose any other option the system logs me also ...
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How do I set my own (HTML) theme in LightDM?

LightDM is the new login manager, and is meant to be themeable using HTML and CSS. How do I do that in Ubuntu 11.10? Can I use my own HTML file with my own text? Things I've tried: I've spent a ...
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Can't mount filesystems and computer won't shut down

I've done a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and ran the recommended upgrades. Two things are not working properly. My windows drives, USB drives, external hard disk cannot be mounted. The below error ...
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Show banner at login with LightDM

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and I was wondering if it's possible to show a login banner with text... my company's IT policy requires that some generic text be shown at login. I've seen where you ...
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Don't list all users at login with LightDM

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and I was wondering if it's possible to not list all the current users and instead require the user to type in their username? My company's IT policies require that ...
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Is “gdmflexiserver” part of the default installation?

While playing around, I discovered a folder in my $PATH that I did not recognize: $ echo $PATH /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games $ ls ...
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Where do I place a logout script for LightDM?

Previously in Karmic, we created a logout script that does some work in the background on backing up a users home directory, this script was put in the /etc/GDM/PostSession directory. I can't figure ...
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Is it possible to use the 'unity-greeter' for LightDM on Xubuntu 11.10?

I was wondering if there is a way to use the 'unity-greeter' instead of 'lightdm-gtk-greeter' for LightDM on Xubuntu Oneiric. I tried installing the unity-greeter package and changing the ...
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Can't load the desktop after LightDM screen [closed]

I've just installed Oneiric in my HP Pavillion dv6000. The installation was fine, it finished without a problem. I rebooted the laptop and it went to the LightDM screen I typed my password and as it ...
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How do I add “Recovery Console” and “User Defined Session” in the login menu?

Ubuntu 11.10 was loaded without a hitch however to obtain Classic Fallback I followed the following instructions - http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/08/return-to-ubuntu-classic-desktop-in-ubuntu-11-10/ ...
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How to disable login sound? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the drum beat sound on the login screen? How do I disable the login sound? I have tried all guides on the internet I can find, but they are for ...
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How do I configure lightdm to work with XDMCP?

Does anyone have a set up to make xdmpc work with lightdm on 11.10. Using xdmpc+gdm was easy as pie, worked great. After the upgrade to 11.10 with the switch to lightdm I can't figure out how to get ...
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How do I switch back to GDM and have it launch at boot?

So I got rid of Lightdm but how do I get GDM to launch at default. It hangs on "checking battery state" this is in virtual box if that matters. I want GDM login to load by default instead of me ...
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Is it possible to configure LightDM to load Caribou for the on screen keyboard, replacing onboard?

When using GNOME Shell it comes with Caribou, an on screen keyboard that looks really nice (on par with screen keyboards found on iOS and Android). I see that LightDM is configured to use onboard as ...
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Can I install the Enlightenment Shell alongside Unity and Gnome3 and choose upon login?

does anybody know if it is possible to install Enlightenment in Ubuntu (11.10) and be able to choose Unity Gnome or Enlightenment from the login screen? is this at all possible?
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How does one exit the X server?

The command sudo service gdm stop would successfully disable the X server in Ubuntu 11.04 temporarily. However, this same command no longer works in Ubuntu 11.10, because "gdm" is an "unrecognized ...
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Cannot login to my user account

I upgraded my ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 via mounting the latest alternate CD image released on Oct. 13 as the final standard version and running the cdromupgrade prompt successfully, with full latest ...
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Login screen doesn't remember my choice of desktop enviroment

I have installed gnome shell, loged in to it, but on boot the computer logs in to a ubuntu session. I have automatic log in enabled. How can I fix this. How can I make ubuntu remember my choice of ...
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How can I change the keyboard layout in the login screen? [duplicate]

I have different users on the machine who use different keyboard layouts. In 11.04, you could change the keyboard layout on the login screen (and it would remember it per user). How can I do this in ...
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Lightdm : Checking battery state - No login screen [closed]

I upgraded to oneiric Beta2 for some reasons I prevously explained. Now I cannot use LightDm. GDM works fine but cannot use Lightdm. When booting past Grub the message is checking battery state...[ok] ...
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Policykit is not initialised in custom xsession launched via LightDM

I'm running a fully updated Ubuntu 11.10 install and I've been using LightDM to launch a "User Defined Session" which executes the .xsession script in my home folder. The script that I have written ...
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How can I make xrandr customization permanent?

I used to edit the startup script for the GDM (/etc/gdm/Init/Default) to permanently change my display resolution. How can I do this with LigthDM in Ubuntu Oneiric?
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How to get the proper LightDM theme?

I've been using Oneiric since the second Alpha (had to, my new system refused to run any older Ubuntu version) and I've never been able to get the nifty LightDM theme I'm seeing everywhere. Instead, ...
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How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins?

When autologon is active, lightdm will start the Unity 3D session, not the 2D (or any other shell that I want to auto-login to). Is there a way to start the shell I want automatically (autologon)? ...
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How do I disable the guest session?

How do I disable the guest session in Ubuntu 11.10 or higher? I don't want people to be able to use my computer without using a password to log in!
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Where can i find the lightdm folders and and images

I am trying to build my own greeter for Ubuntu 11.10 and amd looking for all the folders that are being used by lightdm. So far i have located the .conf files and the unity-greeter folder but it seems ...
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Tragedy after login Unity from unity-greeter (lightdm) launched from processing unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appearance does not change on switching the theme Prorouge :( Naughty Me haz launched unity-greeter (lightdm) on gnome-terminal with processing unity. I accidentally ...
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Where is the user's profile picture stored in Gnome 3?

In Ubuntu 11.10, I can set my profile picture through the User Accounts settings panel. I can select an existing picture and it will help me crop that picture to look nice. The final product is not ...
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Nautilus “unable to mount <volume>” and “not authorized” and LightDM keeps sending me back to login screen on shutdown and restart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't mount filesystems and computer won't shut down Using Nautilus I can't get my internal or external volumes to mount and get "unable to mount " and "not ...
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Login and install packages when no DM is installed

I recently updated a few machines to 11.10. On one of them, the promt to chose between gdm and lightdm. I tried selecting light dm, but the upgrade tool inevitably returned to the same prompt. I then ...
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LightDM is running but does not display on login

LightDM is installed and running by default as a part of the Beta release. Yet, LightDM is not displayed at login time, rather a primitive, GDM like manager is the one we find at login time. I tried ...
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How to remove the old gdm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make LightDM the default display manager? I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 beta and all of its changes are now working and let me testing them, but the only ...
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How do I enable the ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut in 11.10 (gui)? [closed]

I know there is a command line solution here: How can I enable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace? However, I am looking to enable it the way you used to on previous versions (the settings are not there in GNOME 3.2 ...
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How to stop the login server?

With GDM removed in Oneiric, what command can I replace from the old command? sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop I need to install an nvidia .run file and cannot figure out how to stop the server.
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What is the “Other” account in LightDM?

I use Ubuntu Oneiric and I would like to know what is the account named Other for? It does not appear in the user manager. How can I remove it?
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Can I set a default user in lightdm?

I've been playing with Ubuntu Oneiric on my netbook (where breakage isn't really a concern); I like the new lightdm login screen, but it has one minor annoyance: in addition to my own user account, ...
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What's the difference between GDM and LightDM?

What is the difference between GDM and LightDM? How can one switch between them. I mean if I have selected LightDM during installation process, will I be able switch to GDM?
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How can I make LightDM the default display manager?

I have LightDM installed and can start it with sudo start lightdm. But at boot, GDM is still the default. How can change this so LightDM is loaded automatically at boot instead of GDM?