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

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Lenovo 738726U black screen with mouse pointer on Ubuntu 14.04.2 log in screen

Important Info (maybe): I apologize upfront if I ask something wrong. 1st time asking a question..anywhere online. Already researched problem A LOT! But my system is old and not listed. First ...
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Xubuntu login screen glitches/bounces after suspend, session lost

Mayor Edit; nearly all problems now fixed by reinstall of LightDM AND light lock settings + manual download and changing of permissions of expected background of lightDM. Only problem left is no ...
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Login Screen instead of LOCK screen

From Last one week i am experiencing a problem in ubuntu 14.04. Lock screen is not working, when system gets locked its going into Login screen instead of Lock screen. How to prevent it from going to ...
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Black Login Screen Ubuntu 15.04

After updating from 14.10 to 15.04, the login screen is black. Just by changing the mouse pointer do I find the password text field; password typed in and then all works normal. Any ideas?
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Installed kubuntu-desktop package on 15.04, now login screen flickers between Kubuntu and Ubuntu every second or so?

I installed the kubuntu-desktop package just after getting 15.04 and the screen now flickers between the two login screens as if they both started and want 50% time of the screen, is there anyway to ...
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Just upgraded to 15.04 and i'm crashing at the login screen

I just attempted an upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04, the upgrade completed and i get as far as the login screen but when i input my password the screen blacks out flashes a bunch of text that i haven't ...
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Caught in loop when trying to login after upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04

After an otherwise uneventful upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 I cannot login. When I provide my password the screen flickers briefly and I am back at the login screen. I have checked permissions on ...
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Wrong (EN) keymap after fresh install

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.2 you might end up dumped on a login screen that only gives you the "EN" keyboard map to enter your password. Of course, when installing you changed to your own ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not logging in after NVIDIA update

I want to run a cuda program on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit, but the error i got was: cuda driver version is insufficient for cuda runtime So i downloaded nvidia driver from its official website. I ...
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How to get back the Ubuntu 14.10 default login screen

When i lock my PC after successful login it's show the default Ubuntu lock screen but when i reboot my PC it shows the login screen of the theme K Ubuntu that i removed
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Login to GUI through Command line

I want to login to Ubuntu through command line which will then redirect me to GUI, is there any way to do this?
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After the most recent Ubuntu update I cannot login

I have searched through other questions but none of the answers or comments have worked. I havent been able ti update mt computer for a while so I did it all at once and many changes were made. I ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Change Xfce Login and Lockscreen Button Color

I have Xubuntu 14.04, and I would like to change the login and lock screen button color from blue to green without changing the theme. However, I can't seem to find the proper configuration file to do ...
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Why does the screen go dead until I press escape every time I boot up?

I have Ubuntu Studio 14.04, it is the only operating system on my machine. Every time I boot up, the BIOS loads, and then the screen goes dead and will stay that way unless I press ESC, in which case ...
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One time loop on re-login after locking ubuntu 14.04?

After I lock my computer (Ubuntu 14.04) when I go to re-login and enter my password I get a loop back to the login screen. After I enter my password a second time I'm re-logged back into my desktop. ...
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Can I add a music player to the login screen? [closed]

I was wondering if I can add any music player on login screen. Think about it like on your smartphone. Is there a way?
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Low resolution login screen, desktop not loading [duplicate]

I've had ubuntu (single boot) for a few weeks on a new laptop. Since last night, however, when I turn the laptop on, the login screen is at a much lower resolution than normal. When I enter my ...
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Customize login screen

How can I customize my Ubuntu login screen like the one below? As I've already googled most solutions only change the background picture of the login screen not its structure and behaviour. My ...
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How to hide particular account in login screen?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. I have two(2) accounts, admin01 is for administrator, Account type is Administrator. and the other one is user01 is for computer user, Account type is Standard. I ...
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Ubuntu wont load after installing SLiM

A few moments ago I decided to give the SLiM display manager a go, and I installed it with apt, then I restarted my PC and it got stuck at the loading page with the ubuntu logo and the six loading ...
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Login screen only appears on TV

I've been using ubuntu for a couple months and when I first installed it everything seemed fine (or at least easily fixable.) Somewhere after the install I bought a DVI to HDMI cable and hooked up my ...
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How do I add or manipulate Application/System Indicators in the login screen?

I would like to remove several of the Indicators that usually appear in the upper-right-hand side of the login screen. In particular, I would like to remove the accessibility, keyboard layout, power, ...
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How to hide administrator account or root in Login screen?

I used Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to only user account appear on the Login screen without guest and administrator account. My administrator account cannot view to everybody when their Login. ...
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Login screen background wallpaper not changing with Dfcon-editor nor Ubuntu Tweak [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am trying to set a new background image for my log in but I can't. I tried configuring via Dconf-editor with root mode but every time I set the new image and set to True the draw-user-backgrounds ...
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Double entries on lightdm screen

Actually there is 4 entries on my lightdm login screen . First is Ubuntu default fourth is cairo-dock session second and third are both Kodi(aka XBMC) . Obs: One of Kodi session inside the ...
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Changing terminal login prompt with ncruses

I have a Ubuntu server with no DE that I want to replace the regular login prompt with a ncurses based login. How would I go about doing that? Below is a link to a program that I'm going to use to ...
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unable to get ubuntu login screen on my hp pavilion

Just a while ago, I have installed ubuntu 14.10 along side windows 8. But after everything is done .. I tried restarting my laptop but I am not getting any ubuntu screen to log in to it. As usual i am ...
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Problems with login after startx command

I am running 14.04. after typing startx command i cannot login same account again. Login screen is repeatedly showing. I can login with guest section but i can not login to my another section . i ...
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I can't see my desktop only the terminal

I'm completely new to this, I put in the cd and I get this terminal thing when I turn on my computer it asks for login and password I enter that, and then all it says is: tommy@tommy:~$
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14.04 couldn't log in

I couldn't log in to my user account. When I tried it the screen returned to the log in screen. I am able to log in using ctrol alt f1 or an new created account, but not my own. Also rm /.Xautority ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 distro upgrade problem in Kernel or Graphics display? Freeze login

On Thursday, I upgraded Ubuntu from LTS 12.04 to 14.04 LTS, Its been 2 days juggling up to restore my laptop to normal, I have exhausted nearly all suggestions listed on Ubuntuforums, IRC, Askubuntu ...
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Ubuntu will not accept new password even after recovery mode reset

After a recent 14.04 update my computer will not accept my log in password. I have done all the various steps through the recovery mode at boot up, changed my admin password & I still receive an ...
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my lubuntu gui can not login by my user and guest user

I can not login in the gui, it flash and back to login gui after I input password, this is in my /var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log file: ** (lightdm-gtk-greeter:2893): WARNING **: Error retrieving ...
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Login problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a little problem with Ubuntu: when i type the password to log in nothing happens, the only thing that happens is something similiar to a refresh (I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). When i type in a ...
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Login black screen

What should I do? I've alredy typed the username and password. The last line
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If I don't log in right away on my 14.04 LTS system, the login hangs

My newly dual booting system is working great with this one annoyance scenario: I boot the system, but don't touch anything. The screen eventually goes dark. I touch a key and get the login screen. ...
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can't log in on 14.10 after normal shut down

I can't log in on 14.10 after a normal shut down from the menu. I booted up as normal, entered my phrase, Ubuntu boots to login screen, I enter my password, screen goes blank and I am back at the log ...
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If I turn off Login requirement am I secure if someone wanted to connect through internet?

I am the only user of PC and use full disk encryption. So I removed login requirement. Is that safe If someone wanted to login remotely while the PC is on?
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How do I set the DPI setting for the login screen?

When I log into ubuntu and then lock my screen, the lock screen shows with the same DPI settings as my current session. But before anyone is logged in, the login screen has the "default" DPI which on ...
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Entirely disable suspension (at kernel level? - has to be independent of used DE and login state!)

Once again I need a workaround to deal with my almost broken notebook graphics card: It does not wake up after suspending! The Ubuntu 14.10 system is waking up, but the display stays off, so I have ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login loop problem

My Ubuntu 14.04 is stuck, when trying to login my desktop. Means the screen gets black and soon after that the login screen comes back. I followed all steps in Ubuntu gets stuck in a Login Loop Even ...
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login freeze after suspend on 14.04 (not nvidia related…)

I have been having trouble with my notebook lately... I run 14.04 LTS version of ubuntu on a thinkpad x1 carbon form lenovo (2nd generation), and it seems like everytime I wake my laptop from suspend, ...
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How do I fix my login after updating the rtkit package?

I installed the automatic updates from Software Updater and the system doesn't take me further from the login screen. I tried accessing using a live USB and I know that there are issues with the rtkit ...
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Stuck on login screen, everything plugged in is unresponsive

Whilst downloading version 14.04, my mother manually restarted the computer by holding the power button in. Upon restart, the mouse and keyboard do not work, the speakers would not play the start up ...
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Logging into my user account sends me back to login. Xserver? [duplicate]

Solved Running sudo startx must have changed the ownership to root so ownership must be taken back. At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your credentials to login then enter ls -la and you ...
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Black and white screen after “successful” LightDM login screen rotation in Ubuntu Mate 14.04

I have rotated LightDM login screen as suggested by Stephen and got black and white greeter (see photo). Sometimes the problem disappears after login, but occasionally it remains on session. I am ...
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Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 lts doesn't appear after login

I have installed radiotray and used to start the application from terminal just typing radiotray. I wrote a script start_radio.sh and put in /etc/profile.d. The content of start_radio.sh is only ...
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How to add username prompt to 14.04.1

I'm using Trusty Tahr, and I was wondering if there was a way to remove the users list at the login screen and instead have a prompt asking for both the username and the password, like in the live ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop - Guest sessions does not work either

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 soon after it is released. Today I messed something up with the Chinese input ibus, and I don't know if this is the reason at all, but when I reboot using sudo shutdown ...
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No mouse when dropping back to login screen

Keyboard works fine and I'm able to log back in to Ubuntu but for some reason the mosue disappears when I log out and return to the login screen.