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

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No sound after login in 14.04

I have clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. I had some kind of freeze yesterday and after I rebooted the laptop I have no sound in system. But I do have sound on login screen - I hear the "banging" sound. ...
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Ubuntu automatically logs on to guest account [closed]

I installed Zorin 9 using a USB on my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop After the installation completed and I rebooted the system, Grub doesn't show up on my external screen, waited for 20 secs, pressed F1 ...
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Cannot login after routine update

I went through a regular daily update a couple of weeks ago, and since then I have been unable to log in to my ubuntu account or the guest account. I have tried the solutions suggested in these ...
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Unable to login from User account or Guest account (not a duplicate question)

I have Dell 3521 laptop without dedicated video card. It came with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. One fine day, it prompted me for an upgrade, which i went for. During upgrade, its battery finished and once ...
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No login prompt to GUI after motherboard upgrade

After changing motherboard in my Ubuntu 15.04 computer I ran into problem with logging in GUI. For an instant moment I see a standard login window. Immediately thereafter the following window shows. ...
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LightDM and GDM login loop. Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome 3

At first the GDM worked just fine but all of a sudden I lost the ability to login. I can still get to my desktop using startx (sound doesn't seem to work when I do that but it might be a by-product of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Blank screen at login. Nvidia

Ubuntu 14.04 Blank screen at login. Nvidia Geforce 820M, has intel too. HP laptop Can hear the login sound. When I close the lid and open it again, it shows the login after coming back from standby. ...
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ubuntu 15 login or lock not working

when I select lock, the screen goes black. If i restart, the log in screen appears but does not allow me to type a password, it just logs in automatically even though the lock setting is on. Lock was ...
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System Logs out when unused for some time instead of going into lock screen

I have switched to XFCE4 some days back from Unity, but now i again switched to Unity. From that time onwards I am facing following problem. My system logs out automatically when unused for some ...
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Cant login after installation

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 but then i try to login using my password the screen goes black and some text is shown realy fast in the upper left corner then I am back at the login. Why cant I login?
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Why do I have all the sudden a user called “postgres” on my login screen?

It appeared just like that, a quick searched suggested that it's a user created by a database application but why is it on my login screen?
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change login screen without sudo

I'd like to understand whether a user, without root permissions, can change login screen background, in the same fashion as one can change desktop background or icon size in unity, in particular ...
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What's causing my login resolution to reset incorrectly?

I'm trying to set up my 4 monitor system so all monitors are of the correct orientation during the login screen. I've set my lightdm.conf file up as follows: [SeatDefaults] ...
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Asus netbook shows white screen when booting

I Have asus net book and Ubuntu 14 installed. Whenever I start my netbook it shows white screen. I have to then restart and then goto advance option from grub menu and then select previous kernel to ...
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Ubuntu Studio Upgrade to 15.04 Degrades Login Screen Format

I upgraded Ubuntu Studio to 15.04 from 14.10 this week. At login (the greeter?) the screen[1] is uniformly grey. There is no login dialog. Before the upgrade, the dialog appeared on the login screen. ...
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I deleted my home folder, now I can't log in through Unity

I deleted my home folder when followed the steps in: ecryptfs-setup-private --undo I'm not worried about the data or anything, but I can't log in through Unity anymore. I switched to root in the ...
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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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Password restriction is not working in Ubunutu 14.04

Earlier I tried installing some apps (PlayOnLinux and Wine) and used the previous command in a terminal. Maybe this is the reason? sudo apt-get install curl Also Im getting a pop up requesting 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?

When I lock/sleep my computer (laptop running Ubuntu 14.04) this works fine but 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 ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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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. ...