Questions about the login screen, specifically customizing/troubleshooting it.

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How can I change the Keyboard Layout on login screen?

I changed my Keyboard Layout from Swedish to English, but now my password doesn’t work and I can’t login. I need a way to change the keyboard layout at the login screen without having access to the ...
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Strange audio noise (clicking) during log on / off to desktop

Any time i boot up xubuntu, the speakers are turned on, immediately after entering the password and hit enter, there is a strange clicking from the speakers .. almost as if it was a sound effect for ...
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login problems. passwords are correct but not accepted

I have 3 users with password (2 are admin), and one guest user without password. Passwords are correct as I can go to terminal from login screen and I already checked all work fine. I can not log in ...
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How to restore accidentally deleted /usr/share/applications folder?

I was going to delete a desktop shortcut but I accidentally deleted all even folder itself. Now when I log in, it just show wallpaper.Is there any way to back?
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Cannot login after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and faced the filesystem check or mount failed issue as described here: Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed The solution worked but ...
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problem before getting to the login screen

This is the problem: I was trying to get rid off the cairo-dock desktop option (when you have the login screen and click on the ubuntu symbol and then you have the option to choose what kind of ...
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Disable sleep mode after 5 minutes

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. When I have my laptop plugged in to my tv to watch a movie, the screen goes black after exactly 5 minutes. I have to move the mouse, to see I'm at the login ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't login on Vaio

I have a Vaio VCPEB1E0E with the broken screen so I have it on an external screen. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and added some other programs that I need (Inkscape, Gimp,...). After that I tried ...
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Changed account setting to not require password on login and now I cannot login

So I was temporarily making it so that my bro could log onto my laptop without me being there since I would be going out tonight, so under User settings I checked the box that said something along the ...
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xubuntu 14.04 user account login Glitched

everytime i try to login to my admin account it accepts my password then goes black then goes back to login menu... however my guest account works perfectly. plz im ready to completely delete ubuntu ...
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unable to log in to xubuntu 14.04

I have just built a new xubuntu 14.04 (amd64; xfce desktop mgr) from scratch. But now no one can log in to the non-admin account I have just created. Not even me, the admin (sort of). I strongly ...
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Cannot login after ctrl+alt+F1 [duplicate]

I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1 (while I was logged in) and got the console interface. After logging in, I wanted to go back to GUI, so I typed startx. It didn't work, so I pressed Ctrl + C and logged in ...
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Can't alternate users, need to logoff to login other on ubuntu

I installed from scratch the Ubuntu 14.04 and configured it with a Samba share. There is a windows share RAID 1 drive (2 x 1 TB) with Mdadm, that Dropbox and more 2 backup solutions access (Acronis ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't load anything after login specific user

I wanted to add additional fonts to my Ubuntu installed X220 ThinkPad. I Google some help and copied the 700 mb of fonts into .fonts directory and then I realized that the system gone very slow so I ...
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Install Ubuntu flavors in Ubuntu 14.04 without changing the startup/login screens?

I recently installed the community's customized Linux desktops on another machine, such as KDE and LXDE, but I also noticed my boot-up screen and startup screen changed. Is there any way I can ...
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How can I get available updates to show at login? [duplicate]

While playing around with Amazon EC2, I noticed that the Ubuntu images showed available updates at login (See pic) How can I get my home installation to do this? I'm running 14.04. My question is ...
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How to change login screen

After installing kde, I had an ugly splash and login screen that I didn't like. I managed to get the splash back to normal, but I can't get the login back to normal.
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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Can Login as Guest but not me - Also no Wifi Drivers

Installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a side project, on an old computer that had its operating system erased. I can log in as guest and everything works fine, but when I log in as me, the screen is blank. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 login returns me to login manager, how to diagnose?

This started with me adding a graphics card to my system. When I booted up, ubuntu complained that the graphics config had changed, and gave me a terminal session. I copied ...
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Is it possible to assign a shortcut to “Switch Account” in the login screen of Ubuntu 14.04?

Since I have this problem which is described here. And since the only solution I have for now is to click the "Switch Account" option from the login screen in order to log into my session without ...
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Trying to change desktop environment but stuck on log in screen.

Im currently running lubuntu and was trying to try out gnome. now im in the log in screen and changed it to gnome in the top right hand corner. I proceed to log in but the screen goes black and the ...
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How can I make the login screen appear instead of logging me in automatically?

My ubuntu logs me directly into my desktop, but is not showing the login screen. I have 14.04 LTS so I want to select KDE, but my system boots to the desktop directly. Any way to go to the login ...
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unable to login after removing guest account

Hello i try to disable the guest account in ubuntu 14.04 by typing these commands sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf allow-guest=false After re-staring ubuntu it boot up but dos not go to ...
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14.04 LTS Login Failure on VirtualBox

I cannot login to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I just set my JAVA_HOME. Then i restarted my Ubuntu which is on Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager. When i typed wrong password, it gives me error. But when i typed ...
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Unable to login into any account

How it happened My computer was becoming very unresponsive and I could not close any applications to free memory so I held the power button until the computer turned off. When I turned it on ...
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I keep getting kicked back to the login screen after fresh install [duplicate]

I have a separate home partition and recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition than the one I originally had installed 14.04 on,as it had got too slow. Now, whenever I try to log in, it ...
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Login Screen half black

first time asking something in here, usually I search a lot before post but this time I've not found anything related to my problem I've been trying to change my login screen background and after ...
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Password passes through login screen to active desktop window

I get to my computer. Shake my mouse and the Ubuntu login screen shows up. I start typing my password and nothing happens. I click enter. (Since I do this without thinking) I notice the focus in the ...
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ubuntu throws me back to login screen

When I try to login to my system I am automatically thrown back to the login screen.I tried ctrl+alt+f1 but I got an error named 'signature error' Please help.... I'm using Ubuntu ver 14.04
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Change keyboard layout in gdm

I just installed ubuntu-14.04, and during installation I chose two keyboard layouts: En-us and Ru-ru, and created user with en-us login/password. It successfully installed. When it loads the login ...
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Unable to login into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, bounces back to login screen

I do understand this is a common problem. I have read and tried most of the suggestions but have not found a good solutions. Thus I am posting my question. Enter the correct password, the computer ...
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Login screen getting hanged after it wake up from Suspend, unable to enter password

Also the background of login screen (after suspend wake-up) is different from screen I get after Restart/Shutdown. Every I need to restart the system after suspend. Please help me to solve this. I ...
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System Froze When Upgrading From 12.04 To 14.04. I Can't LOG IN!

I was using 12.04 LTS well. Some minutes ago, I wrote sudo update-manager -d to console and started to updating. It download update files and started to upgrade system. When it was going on, "Home" ...
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unity-greeter login background won't change according to the user that is highlighted

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, I change to use another Accounts Service which could remove certain users from the graphic login screen of unity-greeter. I downloaded source code from a branch of ...
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How do you change keyboard layouts from the login screen in Xubuntu?

I've set up multiple user accounts in Xubuntu 14.04. I (the admin) am a dvorak user so I have English US dvorak as the default layout, but the other user is a qwerty user. I've added English US ...
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Login screen very slow in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts 64bit and my mouse in the login screen is very slow. I have seen this link it did not work for me. How can I fix this issue?
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Cannot login after update to Ubuntu 14.04

After I updated to Ubuntu 14.04, I am not able to login to Ubuntu. Whenever I enter my password, my screen flashes for a couple of seconds and goes back to the login screen. I have tried over and ...
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Is there a way to disable portrait/login picture display in the Xubuntu login?

I recently upgraded a machine from XUbuntu 12.10 and now the login screen has a blank silhouette that looks like the Facebook empty profile picture. How do I disable this and get back to just username ...
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dual monitor/projector login screen

if have a dual "monitor" setup, where one of the monitors actually is a projector. the projector is not always turned on. the problem is, that the login screen quite often is not visible and the ...
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Login Ubuntu source code [duplicate]

I'm Brian, I like to see the source code of the login screen but I don’t know how I could enter to so the source code and see this part. Because I want to make a app. Thanks for their help.
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, change resolution on GDM login screen/system wide?

Under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Gnome 3.12, I'm running with a different from my maximum resolution. After login, the resolution is set fine, and when I log in after locking the machine, the resolution is ...
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I am unable to login after an update [duplicate]

10th of June i've made an update and now I'm no more able to login. Unfortunately I don't know wat was included in this update. My PC looks like logging in, but, after a few seconds, it comes back to ...
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Automatically run a command after unlocking screen/wake up? [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to make Ubuntu run a specified command each time I unlock the screen (after an overlay with password prompt dissapears)?
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Is adding a user needs password [duplicate]

In my Ubuntu after login by my user account, I want to create another user I intered bellow commands : adduser alex_2 -m I created new user, but when I want to login, Ubuntu needs passwords and I ...
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After locking the screen in Ubuntu 14.04, password is not accepted, How can it be fixed?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated on my laptop. Since the last update every time I lock the screen (when leaving my room for example) - when I get back and input my password, it is not accepted ...
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cannot unlock login screen 14.04

When my computer boots, entering the correct password won't start my session. I found out the problem is /home/user/.Xauthority ownership. root owns this folder and giving the ownership to the user ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stalling with black screen w/ white cursor [closed]

The system will get to the Plymouth 'ubuntu' screen, load load, all dots filled, switches over to LightDM, but wait! No LightDM. :I Just a blank screen with that white cursor. Can't switch out to ...
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Shortcut keys for changing input source not working in Login screen

I use Shift+Alt shortcut to change the input source language and it works fine everywhere except the login screen, and when waking up from suspend. Is this a bug or am I missing something? I am using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots fine, but video output stops at login screen

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a DELL R320. I have no 3rd party drivers enabled. Machine boots normally, but when the login screen loads, it flashes momentarily and disappears and the monitor says ...