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

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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?
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Why use a Display manager?

I'm currently trying to free as much memory as possibile because I'm using my laptop for scientific simulations. One of the things I made is disable gdm and using login+startx to start GNOME session. ...
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LightDM and the need for a greeter in set-top box environment

Lightdm can be used in a set-top box environment, ie starting a configured X session as a configured user; in this case all data will be retrieved from the config file. Can lightdm work/be installed ...
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How do I enable auto-login in LightDM?

I want user foo to auto-login using LightDM (which has been used by Ubuntu since version 11.10). How would I do that?
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Is the OpenGL greeter (facebrowser) still on the table?

A few years ago, there was an OpenGL greeter (GDM Facebrowser), which would narrow down the user list as you type the user name. Here is the video: link. Can someone tell me if it is still under ...
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How do I use LightDM with GNOME3?

I just installed GNOME3 following the steps from another question sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell then ...
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Is it possible to use LightDM in 11.04?

O we know 11.10 will use LightDM instead of GDM. My question is can I use it in 11.04 already or would that not be advisable?
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How to make the lock screen look like the login screen?

Is there any way to make the login screen from a locked session (either by using Ctrl+Alt+L or from a screen timeout) look like the login screen when you're starting a new session? I hate that ...
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how do I recreate my ubuntu account?

I ran sudo apt-get remove wine* and it removed my account. When I try to log in a nivida screen flashes (that's normal) and then I'm back at the log in screen. What can I do? I have files that I don't ...
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Remote login with graphical display manager (GDM, LightDM)

Is it possible to remotely (via ssh) make a login to GDM? I'll explain a situation in which I'd need this: I'm on my laptop and connect to my desktop via ssh. I realize there are some updates ...
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How do I disable the drum beat sound on the login screen?

I would have expected System ▸ Administration ▸ Login Screen ▸ Play login sound to control this, but unchecking it does not prevent the drum beat sound from playing.