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

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After upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10, gnome-shell entry in Lightdm actually launched Unity [closed]

I had Ubuntu 11.04 installed running gnome 2. I upgraded to 11.10 and everything went very smoothly. I installed GNOME Shell via: sudo aptitude install gnome-shell Logging into the Gnome session ...
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.xprofile isn't enough

I've been trying to find a solution on how to change the screen resolution on the login screen and other users. .xprofile will only affect my account. I've been searching for a few months but I got ...
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How can I enable a face browser in LightDM?

Is there a way to enable face display in the default LightDM greeter in Oneiric? If not, is there another alternative greeter that supports faces? (I know I can switch back to gdm if necessary, but ...
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Desktop top is lower than it should be [closed]

I have a very odd problem with Ubuntu 11.10. Here is a picture of it: The window in the picture is maximized, but for some odd reason it does not cover the entire desktop area. That area of the ...
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LightDM will not start after stopping it

[UPDATE: I appreciate the suggestions you posted, but since I couldn't make anything work in the end, I ended up re-installing Ubuntu a little while ago.] I am running Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot", ...
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How can I use LightDM for user-defined sessions?

If I unterstand it correctly, LightDM has replaced GDM per default. I wonder if it's possible to make it run the things I put in my .xinitrc file ... what I need is an option below "Unity" and "Unity ...
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change xorg.conf based on displaylink monitor detection using lightdm

I've purchased a USB driven external display for my laptop. I've gotten it working by adding a xorg.conf file, however when the usb monitor isn't plugged in I want the xorg.conf to disappear so that ...
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Black area with stroked circle on the screen

Ubuntu 11.10 just installed from scratch + few applications from Ubuntu Software center installed, log of installations. Black area with stroked circle is appear and block UI. Please look at ...
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How to change the LightDM theme/greeter?

I downloaded a couple greeters for LightDM, but I have not figured out how to enable them. Is there a way to switch greeter, either by graphical or command-line method?. I do not intend to change ...
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Problem with LightDM after selecting gdm as default login manager

I installed GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 11.10 and in the install process I chose gdm as the login screen. I want to switch back to LightDM. I ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm and chose LightDM but it gives me a ...
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Must login twice before entering Unity; first login screen has graphical anomalies [closed]

When booting my computer I am first presented with the regular lightdm login screen except there are some graphical anomalies in the top 5th of the screen. When I press a key on the keyboard the ...
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Lightdm not starting on boot

I installed gdm for a while as my display manager, and after removing it, lightdm does not start by itself. I instead have to login to a tty, and run sudo start lightdm. Running dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Virtual Terminal switching with a multiseat setup and lightdm

My aim is to have two seats for my Ubuntu machine. One of the monitors is a USB touchscreen from Mimo with a displaylink chip. I already got it working as main display just by reconfiguring xorg.conf. ...
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How to restore LightDM settings?

I've been playing with some of the settings on simple LightDM manager, and I'm not really sure I like what I've done. I've uninstalled LightDM manager but settings remains. How can I restore LightDM ...
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Run a startup script with lightdm

I have a tablet PC and the graphics driver doesn't support xrandr, so in order to rotate the screen I run a script which changes the Xorg.conf file and then restarts lightdm. I also have a script ...
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Is it possible to use auto-login in Lightdm even with encrypted home?

Configuring the auto-login in lightdm is possible as answered here. I tried but, still I'm not able to auto-login. It seems as I haven't configured auto-login. Is this because my home folder is ...
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Wrong Login Screen Resolution

Excuse me if this has been answered already, but I couldn't find any questions quite matching my issue. On the odd occasion, usually after incorrectly restarting my computer, my login screen ...
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Appearance does not change on switching the theme

If I select Radiance or Ambiance in the menu show in the following picture, my whole theme does not change. It only changes the title bar. How can I resolve this problem? Or how can I reset the theme ...
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Disabling the guest account and session selection in lightdm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the guest session? Is there a way to disable a guest account in (x,k,u,l)buntu's lightdm? Also - is there a way to disable session selection in lightdm? ...
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How do I move the dialog in the login screen?

I have a quite wide monitor and it's quite annoying to see the login dialog in the login screen on the far left side of my screen. I literally have to turn my head around to look at it! Is there a ...
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How to re-instate the user menu with indicator-session / Broken Lightdm login [closed]

I recently attempted to remove the user indicator applet by disabling the "user-show-menu" option in /apps/indicator-session with the dconf-editor (as mentioned here). This worked great for a little, ...
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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 login screen?

I can change the background image that Unity Greeter 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 ...
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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 XDMCP work with LightDM on 11.10. Using XDMCP+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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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 ...