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

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Where is the login screen wallpaper located?

I want to know this because I like the picture used and I'd like to use it elsewhere. Where is the LightDM login screen wallpaper located in Ubuntu 11.10?
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Which application is responsible for accepting passwords when entered in diffrent keyboard layout?

I just noticed that when I'm prompted to enter my password to unlock the system, no matter what layout I choose (Persian or English) as long as I press same buttons that resembles my password in US ...
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How can I configure the login screen to be displayed in portrait orientation?

I just started using linux, and I have one question. I have a monitor that I rotated 90◦ clockwise, so it, being rectangle shaped, is taller than it is wider. Using the system settings in Ubuntu, I ...
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Set desktop default to Unity 2D remotely?

Is there a way that I can set the default desktop to Unity 2D without logging out? I need to achieve this remotely as I don't have direct access to the computer.
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Is it possible to log in as another user within an already-running session?

Is it possible to log in as another user within an already-running session in Ubuntu 11.10 (as it was with Xephyr or Xnest under GDM)?
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How do I hide a particular user from the login screen?

How do I hide a particular user from the login screen on a default install of 11.10 and higher? (ie. using Unity Greeter)?
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How do I set the login manager to enable `change languages` at login?

How can I recompile the source to force the option to allow changing languages and keyboard layouts at login?
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How to load graphical login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to load graphical display manager when booting? I have just upgrade to 11.10 from 10.04. I cannot see login screen on tty7. I can still login into tty 1-6. I have tried ...
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XDMCP setup for lightdm, ports not listening

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, lightdm. It appears my XDMCP service is setup correctly, but it won't connect. I have the following in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: [XDMCPServer] enabled=true To restart ...
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lightDm will not start

Having recently installed ubuntu 11.10 on a new computer after approximately a week of use I experienced a freeze on start-up. I think some updates where installed on previous session but I can't ...
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System lockup in 11.10 afer installing nvidia-current, horrible/sluggish performance when using nvidia 173 drivers

I've been trying to get this resolved for the last two days now; I've done a complete/clean reinstall of 11.10; I've tried reinstalling and uninstalling the nvidia drivers multiple ways (ie, using ...
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How to make the login screen be in portrait mode?

Since I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, my login screen reverted back to landscape mode, and only goes to portrait mode (what I want) once I login. How to make the login screen be in portrait mode?
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SSH X11-Forwarding gnome-session/lightdm-session

Client: Ubuntu 11.10 64-Bit Server: VirtualBox Ubuntu 11.10 64-Bit I would like to start a gnome-session/lightdm-session, but it doesn't work. Even though I'm able to start single programs like ...
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Stop laptop from suspending when closing lid in lightdm

How do I stop my laptop from suspending when closing the lid under lightdm - the power management settings in xfce or gnome 3 does not seem to apply when the window manager is not running.
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How to load graphical display manager when booting?

The thing is my Ubuntu 11.10 does not boot properly, each time I try to boot, the Ubuntu logo appears for a brief time, a very small loading happens, then a black screen appears with things like the ...
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How to use LightDM in 10.04?

I really like Oneiric's log in screen, and I would like to get it for Lucid. Can someone help show me how? Thank you,
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Monitor not detected - low resolution only

I just installed Ubuntu 11.1 on my desktop pc. It was a clean install, no upgrading. I have a Samsung Syncmaster BX2450 connected to the PC. My problem is that I cannot make Ubuntu recognize my ...
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How to set a default login screen that has changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make LightDM the default display manager? I have Ubuntu 11.10. I had LightDM as the default login manager, but now I have as the default the one from gnome-shell. ...
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Which is lighter/quicker: LXDM or LightDM?

I am using lubuntu and I am just wondering whether it would be worth switching from the default LXDM to LightDM. Are there any speed advantages of LightDM over LXDM? (An answer with more than one ...
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How to remove session entries from LightDM?

I recently added Cairo Dock to my GNOME Shell in 11.10. Cairo Dock is GREAT, but I'm left with one little problem that I'd like to fix: after installing Cairo Dock, LightDM includes two extraneous ...
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LightDM resolution when using two monitors

My two monitors run on different resolutions (laptop 1440x900, HDMI 1920x1080). I set them up as an extended desktop and they work just fine However, while logging in, the greeter appears to be set ...
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How can I start an Xvnc server at boot?

I used to have a Xvnc server that was running at boot on my Ubuntu 9.04 OS and I would like to do the same with 11.10. The procedure I followed at the time was this one. There was some configuration ...
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How do I stop or start the desktop from loading on bootup? [duplicate]

I occasionally want to use my Ubuntu machine as a desktop but mostly as a headless file server. Before I upgraded to Oneiric, I used rcconf services to disable or enable the desktop. In Oneiric I ...
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How to get suspend when idle if no user logged in (lightdm)

I can't figure out how to get Ubuntu 11.10 to suspend when idle from a lightdm login screen. I've found methods to do this from gdm, but even those reference configuration files that aren't present in ...
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Auto Login not working unless keyboard is plugged in [closed]

I want to use Ubuntu with Unity (11.10) in a kiosk computer (touchscreen all-in-one pc). I want to use touchscreen for all user input (like ATM). During Installation I have created only one account ...
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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 pictures....
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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 ...