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

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Choose lightdm login screen location in multi monitor setup

How can I set the location for the login screen with lightdm in a multi monitor setup. If have two monitors (1920x1080) + (1920x1200) and currently after I boot the login is shown on the left ...
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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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How to get 12.04's login screen (lightdm) to display the shutdown menu like 10.04 when the computer's physical power button is pressed?

In Ubuntu 10.04 while at the login screen (gdm), when the computer's physical power button was pressed a screen popped up that offered options on shutting down the system (shutdown, restart, cancel, ...
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“dm-tool lock” doesn't lock my session

When I use dm-tool to lock the screen for userA, I can log in as userB and then use dm-tool to switch back to userA's session without having to enter a password. Is that the expected behavior? If ...
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How to configure permanent autologin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable auto-login in LightDM? How to permanently disable LightDM greeter and enable autologin? I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu 12.04 machine as a kiosk and I ...
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Multiple Users, Single Workstation, 1 home folder (Can this be achieved, if so how?)

I am setting up a single workstation (kiosk) in my local library for a team of genealogy researchers (approx 12-14). I plan to use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as the OS. Each user must have a unique user ID ...
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Lost gtk theme style in login screen after Compiz crashed

Normally, all controls in login screen (button, textbox, etc..) have the current gtk-theme style. But after Compiz crashed (always happen when I enable or disable a plugin), the style has gone (no ...
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How can I get the computer to sleep while at the login screen? (No users logged in.)

I have my computer set to "Suspend when inactive for 30 minutes" in system settings. This function works fine if a user is logged in and does not do anything for 30 minutes. However, if all users are ...
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User login cycles [duplicate]

Just install 12.04-64bit and while I can login using the guest login, I cannot with my user login: it just cycles back to the login screen. I have performed the sequence of apt-get update/upgrade and ...
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Low graphics mode error on startup with NVIDIA graphics (12.04 LTS )

My problem is similar to two other posts concerning ATI cards and 12.04 LTS: Post1 & Post2. In my case I use a Dell Precision M4300 laptop which uses a NVidia Quadro FX 880M. Doing a lspci | grep ...
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Cannot pass the login screen after upgrade to 12.04 from 11.10

I just performed the upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The updater downloaded all packages but a few ones that the system said were already installed. When asked for it, I chose to ...
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How can I make the LightDM lock screen my gnome-shell lock screen in 12.04 [closed]

In Unity, LightDM is the default lock screen. Is it possible to make LightDM my default lock screen in gnome-shell ?
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Login screen is rotated [closed]

When I turn on the computer, the login screen is rotated. But when I log in to my account, the screen is normal. I have an ATI graphics card on an AMD laptop. The settings is normal for two user ...
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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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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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Is it possible to run ChromiumOS as a session?

Is it possible to install ChromiumOS within Ubuntu? I am NOT looking for dual boot. I want to use as a session like unity or gnome-shell. Please let me know if anyone has tried it.
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Unity greeter does not display custom wallpaper

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit . I know this question has popped up many times but I want to make it very clear that none of the posts helped me a bit. my Problem: I am unable to get my custom ...
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How to return the login screen of the original unity ubuntu?

I've installed the LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.7.0 as below sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lightdm-gtk-greeter-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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12.04: LightDM freezes while “Logging in…” - maybe due to deactivated login sound [closed]

good morning, lightdm freezes often after I entered my passwort. It hangs exactly saying "logging in...". It's no total system breakdown though. I found out that there is already an existing bug ...
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How to edit lightdm to show “other user”?

I am an IT student aide at a college and we have a very small test computer that we started messing around on with 12.04 and used likewise to join it into the Windows network that we have. However, ...
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Why are the login boxes on the left and how can I easily move them to the center?

I wonder why Ubuntu chose to put the login forms at LightDM in the left instead of centering it. I find it totally ugly and a mental effort when I boot up and try to find the login with my eyes ...
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How can I login to a display-less machine via ethernet?

I have two Ubuntu systems. The first I'd like to use as a server. Hence I don't have a display or even keyboard for it. The other is my laptop and can connect to the network. Upon bootup, the ...
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/etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file missing

I have no /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file. but there is /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and /etc/lightdm/users.conf but there isn't a background=path/to/image line in either of those files. Related: ...
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User-level script run by lightdm

I'd like to do key remapping that effects only my user, but everywhere within my window manager, not just in a terminal. In lightdm, I select awesome as my window manager and log in. Are there any ...
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xhost setting at boot

I am able to set xhost at boot in Fedora by editing /etc/gdm/Init/Default and for example add: /usr/bin/xhost +local: How can similar be done in Ubuntu? I want that the /usr/bin/xhost +local: ...
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Meaning of files under /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/?

I installed Xubuntu from an .iso image. Then I installed ubuntu-desktop package from the repositories and removed xubuntu. However, the only file under /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d is 10-xubuntu.conf. ...
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Black screen on login maybe lightdm problem

Hi after I entered this command in terminal: sudo sh -c 'echo "greeter-show-manual-login=true" >> /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf' and I reboot my PC i cannot login to ubuntu. After i select the os ...
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How to run greeter/login script with lightdm

Is there a workaround to run a lightdm script? The one in the docs doesn't work. Anything placed there will prevent X from working. The script I would like to use is my KVM utility synergy. I ...
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How to let screen time out on sign in screen [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 set up on an older PC. If I am logged in as a user, then the screen timeout and power saving mode works as expected. However, if nobody is logged in, the screen never times out, ...
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How can I list the WM manager sessions available from the command line?

How can I list the WM manager sessions available from the command line? I want to know what sessions are available to pass to thr lightdm-set-defaults utility.
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Ubuntu 13.04 - can't login to Unity, keep going back to login screen with all users

today I've updated openssl and libssl (automatic update). After reboot I can't login with any user (even with Guest or new one) into X. I've tried with installing gdm, gnome-session-fallback - no ...
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How to install pantheon-greeter in 13.04 Raring?

Refer here: QUESTION Those are the exact step I did in my install - a raring x64 server install + all needed xorg packages to run a GUI + MATE 1.6. Basic lightdm + unity-greeter is flawless, as well ...
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How can I use custom wallpapers for the login screen?

I recently Installed 12.10 version and I loved it! But the there's something weird with Wallpapers. As long as I use a wallpaper from the /usr/share/backgrounds folder (I use the "appearance" dialog ...
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why am i not getting my ubuntu 12.10 login screen back after uninstalling xubuntu 12.10?

I installed xubuntu, then uninstalled it completely, but I am not getting my original log-in screen back. It's a simple log-in screen with the computer's icon, user name, password and session details ...
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unity greeter not showing selector

i have installed gnome3.7 from gnome3 ppa and i have removed evolution using sudo apt-get remove evolution* and accidentally it removed gnome, gnome-shell and bunch of other things and now when i ...
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“the system is running in low graphics mode” I get this message when I boot my ubuntu

I had got into a serious problem while solving my the system is running in low graphics mode using this link. This guy and I have almost same Nvidia card. Mine is just bit more newer, so when I was ...
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Launch a program when X starts

I want to launch a program when X (not unity/gnome/etc) starts. In particular, I want to launch xset r 105 when lightdm starts. Is there a way to do it? I tried writing this into ~/.xsessionrc: ...
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how do I remove the last connected users from the lightdm greeter list

With gdm3, I was able to remove the last connected users from the list by removing the file '/var/log/ConsoleKit/history' With lightdm, the last users appears even when : removing ...
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How could I customize LightDM to load some Custom code I made?

I've written a code in C++ for a bio-metric lock which I want to add to the log in screen beside the password. Any idea from where should I start?
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AwesomeWM returning to lightdm after trying to log in

I recently installed AwesomeWM, everything was going fine til I tried to edit the rc.lua. It wouldn't let me save from AwesomeWM so I opened up Unity and saved it from there and when I tried to log ...
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Using MCE remote at Unity Greeter?

Is there any way to get LightDM to see a MCE remote as an input device at the greeter screen? I have three accounts -- my user account, MythTV, and XBMC and I'd like to be able to switch between these ...
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Change LightDM session name entries for Desktop Environments?

When using LightDM, sessions, (not usernames) are named in a way I would like to change, for example, Ubuntu is Unity 3D, and I would like to name it that way, the following to: Ubuntu 2d to Unity ...
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Ubuntu Wont Login

I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed... for some unknown reason it wont log me in. entering the password returns me to the login screen immediately i googled for solution and applied the following and yet ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Unity in user account, but in guest account

Yesterday I switched back from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 14.04 and after installation I faced the following problem: When I login with my user account Unity isn't loading. I can see no desktop elements - ...
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LightDM is missing Gnome Shell icon

the Icon of Gnome shell is missing from lightDM.. I had to manually add Gnome Shell to lightDM because it didn't install properly on my machine. now I don't now how to add the Icon to lightDM. Im on ...
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Not able to login with LightDM

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity desktop. Unfortunately I am not able to log into my desktop. After entering correct password it keeps looping back to login. Could you please help me to sort out ...
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Switching between console and GUI in ubuntu

When in GUI mode, is there a CLI commands that kills the GUI and drops me into the console? When in CLI mode, is there a CLI command that drops me into the GUI? I found startx, but this drop me into ...
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How do I restore Boot GUI and Login of Ubuntu 13.10 to the original?

Okay, so I installed a few extra desktop environments, one of which was the Xubuntu pack, and it replaced my login screen and Boot GUI as mentioned. I made the mistake of trying to purge Lightdm and ...