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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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What does “unknown code ovk 48” mean?

When I log in after update from 13.10 to 14.04, lightdm and gdm display unknown code ovk 48, I can log in without problems (lightdm requires that I press return after the message is displayed). ...
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114 views

GDM Autologin not working..

I removed lightdm since I was not able to login as it was booting to a blank screen. Hence I installed GDM and everything was fine. Now when I try to use the Autologin option through GUI interface and ...
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1answer
2k views

Login loop with gdm and lightdm, startx works

I am running 12.10. Attempting to login via gdm lands me back at the login page. The behaviour is the same for when I switched to lightdm. Logging in with guest is fine, and logging in with a test ...
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4answers
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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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451 views

Cannot boot normally, without restarting lightdm (or gdm)

I had a problem precisely described here: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/ubuntu-lightdm-black-screen-when-using.html, black screen with blinking cursor instead of login screen. I've switched to gdm ...
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1answer
130 views

Where can I find the old GDM2 Ubuntu login theme?

I've installed the Mint Display Manager (based on the old GDM2 code). I'm looking for the most recent GDM2 theme that shipped with Ubuntu before they moved to LightDM, something that looks similar to ...
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1answer
2k views

Log in fails and returns to log in screen

I am running a very nearly fresh Gnome version of 12.10, with no particular tweaks or customisation. I performed an upgrade yesterday using sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade which completed ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I get back the Unity login screen after installing gnome-core?

I installed gnome-core and now I have an ugly login screen. I want to reset or delete gnome-core and re-install the Unity login screen, or just switch back to LightDM. Is there any way to do it easily ...
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1answer
5k views

Reset GDM to default Display Manager

I'm currently running Xubuntu 10.04 LTS and wanted to try out the SLiM display manager on my system. Well I installed it (from the synaptic package manager) and something really bad happened; I can't ...
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1answer
2k views

Login crash loop

After about the second/third batch of updates on a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I end up getting stuck in an infinite login loop: I enter my password, screen goes black and shows me the end of the ...
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How would one change the GDM theme in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the login screen theme in GDM? I am using GDM, not lightDM. None of the established GDM login theme changers work in precise. How can I change ...
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1answer
633 views

Log in manager doesn't appear after editing /etc/X11/default-display-manager

I have ubuntu 11.10 , and I installed kde and I choosed kdm mistakly, as mentioned here I did this procedure Pretty simple. Open the file /etc/X11/default-display-manager with your editor of ...
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1answer
701 views

How to modify the system default login background image?

Following this, I added a couple of modified background images to the backgrounds collection. Now, I want to select a different background for the login screen. How do I do that? UPDATE: Just tried ...
3
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1answer
2k views

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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0answers
273 views

Replace the desktop by an application: two exact same set-ups: one works, the other does not [closed]

I followed the question How do I replace the desktop by an application religiously and was very excited when it worked on my laptop. (Dev environment). The next step for me was to replicate it on a ...
3
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
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1answer
3k views

How do I create a .xession / .xinitrc file to launch the default Xubuntu-Session?

I'm trying to use SLiM instead of GDM as a login manager, but I fail miserably when creating the proper .xsession / .xinitrc file needed by SLiM. How would a proper .xession file look like to start ...
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2answers
54k views

What's the difference between GDM and LightDM?

What is the difference between GDM and LightDM? How can one switch between them. I mean if I have selected LightDM during installation process, will I be able switch to GDM?
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1answer
238 views

Is the OpenGL greeter (facebrowser) still on the table?

A few years ago, there was an OpenGL greeter (GDM Facebrowser), which would narrow down the user list as you type the user name. Here is the video: link. Can someone tell me if it is still under ...
4
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1answer
8k views

Disable auto-login from the CLI

After successfully installing Ubuntu and logging in to the Unity desktop, I followed the prompts to enable the proprietary display drivers. After rebooting, the Unity desktop is now entirely ...
2
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0answers
1k views

How can I use the recovery console to start a session step by step? [closed]

If you select "Recovery Console" at the GDM login screen, you are presented with a terminal screen in the top corner of the screen and the usual GDM background. I'm trying to diagnose a problem which ...
2
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1answer
399 views

Opening files in LibreOffice logs out and returns to the login screen

I was working with some .pptx presentations, and when I opened a new .pptx file, a tty appeared and the system reloaded back to the Ubuntu login screen. Since then, every time I open LibreOffice ...
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6answers
688 views

Running a webbrowser on the screen saver or login screen?

I would really like people to be able to use my locked computer to surf, so I would like some way to run a browser on login screen. So can I make GDM run Firefox in some way? It would be cooler if I ...
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2answers
16k views

Remote login with graphical display manager (GDM, LightDM)

Is it possible to remotely (via ssh) make a login to GDM? I'll explain a situation in which I'd need this: I'm on my laptop and connect to my desktop via ssh. I realize there are some updates ...
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2answers
730 views

Change Login Window Appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the login screen theme? Is there any way to change the appearance of the login window (specifically including the font hinting settings)? It would be ...
4
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4answers
992 views

How to disable GUI root login?

Sometime ago I just tested to see if I could login to desktop from root, and I succeeded. I clicked on Others on the userlist and entered root and its password and logged in. Now I'd like to know how ...
3
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2answers
923 views

Ubuntu Studio Login Screen Missing?

Just upgraded my machine to Ubuntu Studio (10.10), and am starting to learn my way around. One thing I noticed off-the-bat is that the GDM login screen promoted on the Studio site is missing ...
6
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3answers
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How to change the screen resolution for the GDM login screen?

I use a login list with faces and the icons and text are tiny in GDM. Is there an easy way to change the resolution of the login screen? I'm currently using 10.04 Lucid.
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1answer
1k views

How can I set the clock to 24 hour mode? [closed]

How can I set the clock to global (24h time) in Maverick instead of am/pm? Including the login screen? I mean there's no option to do that in rclick clock > preferences or in system > admin > time ...
10
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6answers
5k views

Force gdm login screen to the primary monitor

I have two monitors attached to my video card. Primary monitor has a resolution equal to 1280x1024 and the second has 1920x1200. My gdm login screen always appears on the second monitor even if it is ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Screen magnifier wrecks login screen — how to get rid of it?

In the Ubuntu / GNOME login screen, I tried some of the different accessibility settings out of curiosity. Big mistake! Enabling the "use screen magnifier" (or whatever) option breaks down the view ...
6
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2answers
627 views

Is there a way to replace kdm with gdm?

Well i tried kubuntu not long ago , didnt liked it and purged it from my system, except one thing, I still have the kde login screen, is there anyway to get my gnome login screen back?
6
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2answers
1k views

What login screen program will 11.04 use?

Will Ubuntu continue using that old (GNOME 2.X) login screen, or create its own, or there will be a new one in Gnome 3?
3
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2answers
800 views

How can I change location of login dialog in GDM?

How can I change location of login panel on Ubuntu 10.10 start up page, where entering password. I want to move it down and now it is in center of screen thank you
6
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3answers
345 views

Why I have to wait some seconds before I can input my password on login?

When on login I click on the user, immediately shows password field but before I can type it I have to wait some seconds, sometimes even 5! I don't see this problem on other computers that I have, ...
0
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1answer
610 views

Screensaver + lock double login problem after Maverick upgrade

Just found something strange after updating from 10.04 to 10.10. I've set up my screensaver to lock the account when activated. When I log back in, I see my desktop for a second and then the ...
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3answers
910 views

Auto select user on login screen

I am new to Ubuntu (10.10), migrating from Windows 7 and I want to setup my login screen so it auto-selects user (there is only one user profile on my system) and that it asks for my password so I can ...
5
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2answers
1k views

Hangs on Splash Screen after login (auto-login), how can I fix this?

Computer: Toshiba Terca A4 OS: Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 After installing 10.10, the splash screen hangs and the mouse pointer appears. Anyone know what I can do to fix this? ~/.xsession-errors has ...
6
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2answers
936 views

Where is the order of names in gdm login screen stored? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the order of the users in the login screen? Where is the users' login history stored that governs the order in which the users' names appear in the ...
3
votes
1answer
606 views

gnome-power-manager is running while trying to log in. How to get rid of it? [closed]

After booting into the ubuntu login screen and clicking on my user name and entering the password, I get a dialog stating that gnome-power-manager is still running. The dialog presents 2 buttons, 1 to ...
5
votes
4answers
3k views

Takes forever to login?

After upgrading to 10.04, Ubuntu takes a long time (1-2 minutes) to login after typing the credentials. The majority of this time the dialog box says "checking credentials". How do I even go about ...
4
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2answers
965 views

Can't seem to get my login screen back after installing slim

At one point I switched from GDM to slim and now I can't seem to get past the splash screen. After pressing Esc I can see that it is stuck on Starting X Display Manager: Slim. I need to get back to ...
2
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3answers
2k views

How to log-in via TTY by instead of GDM? [closed]

I want my Ubuntu box to boot directly into a tty login screen and after it does that I want it to automatically run startx how would I go about doing this?
21
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8answers
9k views

How can I change the login screen theme in GDM?

How can I change the Login screen theme? Is there a graphical way or no?