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

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ubuntu 12.04 login screen flickering

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on dell C2Duo machine. Its login screen is flickering randomly. Can any one help me What's the mess this is? Thanks
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Ubuntu 13.10: Input language indicator in login screen disappeared, how can it be restored?

In Ubuntu 13.04, while on the login screen there was an indicator which shows which input language your keyboard is set on at the moment but after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 it's gone. Is there any way ...
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Hide All Users @ Logon in 13.10

I'm setting up a laptop with Ubuntu 13.04 and my plan is to put it on our domain. I already have it connected to the domain, I just need to figure out how to change the logon page so all it displays ...
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How to restore Ubuntu login screen after lubuntu install?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I then installed lubuntu 13.10 (sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop) too. As a result the login screen has changed and I can no longer get an on screen keyboard. How ...
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13.10 cannot login to Ubuntu default desktop environment - must use GNOME Flashback or Cinnamon

On boot at the password prompt - after I enter my password I get some error popup which disappears too fast to see then it reverts back to same password login Greeter screen. Same screen has icons ...
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13.10 suspend no longer asks for login

After waking up computer from being suspended it no longer asks me to login to my account I do not have automatic login enabled by the way. I normally use a custom keyboard shortcut (listed below); ...
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How to run script automatically on each login to Unity (Ubuntu 12.04)?

I'm using dual monitor configuration (laptop + external CRT). Each time I lock my screen I need to restore my CRT screen parameters (actually refresh rate only) on next unlock. Screen refresh rate of ...
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After Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 missing user in login screen

I have upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04 now after booting (even after updates and rebooting) my user id is not listed. It has a uid higher than the minimum in lightdm.conf. I have the user light display ...
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Remove postgresql and daemon user entries in Ubuntu Logon Screen

I installed ubuntu 13.10 and installed some software. Now I see two new users in the logon screen called daemon and postgres. How can this happen? Is there a way to remove these entries from logon ...
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Is it possible to get the normal login screen when resuming from suspend?

I noticed that the login screen that I get when the system first boots up is different from the login screen I see after I resume from suspend. I'm wondering if it is possible to get the same login ...
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12.04 (GDM) choose language at login

When I used Ubuntu 10.04, I can choose session language at login, see Now I upgraded to 12.04 (I remove unity and use GDM instead), I can't choose the language anymore, see How to fix this, ...
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Login Loop on default desktop [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 13.04 and i get a log in loop on the default desktop and if i Log in on a lighter desktop desktop after a while am sent back to log in screen. I tried every solution that i ...
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How can we change the colours of the user-names on the log-on-screen?

I'm using Ubuntu13.04. I changed my background-image. This image has some rather white blobs. When I reboot the computer (or log out) the names of other users are barely visible (because they have ...
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Why can't I log into Lubuntu after the 13.04 update, even if I know the password?

After the 13.04 update the login screen started to appear, even though I chose to automatically login in the Lubuntu install options one week ago. Even if my password and username is correct it won't ...
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Session login not showing

I cannot now see the session login screen - just a blank black screen. No icons, no username box etc. is displaying. This is on a Compaq Presario c700 laptop running Ubuntu 13.04. Yesterday the ...
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Light Display Manager as login account [closed]

yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.10, and since I rebooted my laptop, there is a user account called Light Display Manager as available option on my login screen. A password is needed for login, but I ...
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Personalize monitor position before login

I'm using multiple monitors. When logged in everything I fine. Left monitor is positioned left and right monitor is positioned right, but before I login the login screen positions them the other way ...
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13.10 start up into low-graphics mode

I am running Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 on an Acer Aspire E1-571G. I was using Ubuntu 13.04 and today upgraded via the CLI to 13.10 Now Ubuntu doesn't take me to the log in screen to type in my ...
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Strange Language in the Login Screen for Unity and GNOME

I use my Ubuntu system in the French language while I type with an English keyboard layout. To my surprise, my login screen (dates and day etc) contains text which looks like Arabic (it might be ...
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How do I prevent being kicked back to the login screen every time?

Just finished upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. Everything works fine. After the installations, I restart to finish the installations. In the log in screen, I put my password and then it goes back ...
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Login screen is fine; logging in yields a blank gradient screen from left to right with mouse but nothing else

I'm really a noob with Ubuntu; after installing 13.04 to replace WinXP on my HPzv5034 laptop, all works fine up to the login screen. After logging in (myself or as Guest) I get a screen with a mouse ...
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Just installed ubuntu 13.04 and cannot login [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. I used Wubi so I could have a windows dual boot setup because I am new to Linux and wanted to be able to switch back to Windows (7) if need be. Everything seemed to ...
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GDM login screen problem

i have installed Ubuntu Studio 13.04 and with synaptic I have downloaded Gnome. After that installation when i want to boot up computer it boots, but don't show up GDM login screen, it shows only ...
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Unlocking the disk Enter passphrase:?

I install Ubuntu and any Linux product for the first time, and right after the restart I got this message, please help, thank You! Unlocking the disk Enter pass phrase: ?
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Login Screen wallpaper doesn't match user background when not using default wallpaper?

LightDM login screen match my desktop background only when I'm using default Ubuntu wallpaper from system settings, but whenever using random image files from nautilus and do right-click then set as ...
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Sometimes when I boot up my Toshiba Satellite L875D lap top running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS it does not detect my keyboard

I have the follow issue. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Toshiba Satellite L875D and sometimes when I boot up my machine it reaches the log in session where I am supposed to type my password but my ...
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Invisible mouse

When I boot Ubuntu I can see the mouse cursor at the login screen but once I put my password is see this error could not acquire name on session bus I tried to Google the error but all I find is stuff ...
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LTS 12.04 update NVIDIA driver 319.32 reconfigured not able to get past login screen

I've encountered a similar problem as Nvidia driver updated - mixed versions of 304.88 and 319.32 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Black Screen at boot After changing Nvidia Driver Using what I found there, I ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 X Login Loop

All of a sudden, I am no longer able to login to an X session in my Xubuntu 13.04 install. The graphical login accepts my password, the screen goes blank and then returns to the login prompt. A bit of ...
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No login screen after upgrade to 13.04

I upgraded Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. And now after boot no login screen appears, instead the screen just shows a kind of static noise. However booting and logging in with the recovery mode works without ...
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Disable second screen on the login screen but enable once login has completed

I currently run Ubuntu 13.04. I recently got a second screen for my computer and I have noticed because they are different resolutions (one is 4:3, one is 16:10) the login screen is duplicated and ...
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Login screen password language

I have ubuntu 12.04, and 2 languages on my keyboard. Every time the screen goes black it requires my password, which is in English. But the language set is the one I have used last. How can I make it ...
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How to prevent ubuntu 12.04 from suspending when lid is closed at the login screen?

When logged in, I was able to go into the settings and change "When the lid is closed" to "Do nothing", and it works accordingly. I want to be able to SSH into the laptop without first logging in at ...
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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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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after installing postgresql

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new machine and everything works fine. However, when I install postgresql and shut down the computer, when I log back in, there's no graphical login screen. The ...
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Ubuntu login black screen after postgis install

I just built a new computer running an ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard with no graphics card. Can boot into Ubuntu, run a bunch of the usual programs (Chrome, etc) no problem. However, when I install ...
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Login screen loops on Unity, how to get out? [duplicate]

I understand that there are several questions discussing essentially the same thing in the past, and I have already looked through most of them. I have a Ubuntu 13.04 installation that was working ...
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Replacing a cheap card (Geforce 520 GT) with Sapphire VGA PCI-X 7790 1GB

Until now it has been a nightmare. Ok first of all my system is dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. I needed to replace my old graphics card with a better one because of my gaming needs and i ...
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Regular login-screen sometimes replaced by a nonfunctional white text on black login-screen

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 1200. Most of the time when I power up the regular login-screen appears. Sometimes a minimalist white text on a black screen appears. The screen ...
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KDM Login Will Not Accept Username & Password [duplicate]

I have just installed KDE , set up my preferred environment (with desktop cube effects color scheme, set the splash screen to "minimalist" and also installed ksnapshot.) Installation was done with the ...
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How to install Debian with encrypted / and passphrase required before login-screen? [closed]

I'm trying to install Debian in my Dell inspiron 8GB ram + 500GB HD. Althought I could install it without any problems with the regular install and even with a few modifications, I'm trying to ...
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Changed my display manager to lightdm-gtk-greeter. Now I can't login

Last night I edited the default-display-manager file and changed my default display manager from lightdm to lightdm-gtk-greeter. Then I edited the lightdm-gtk-greeter config file and changed the ...
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Why can't I log in after upgrading to 13.04?

I've just upgraded my system from 12.04 to 13.04. However, after typing in my login credentials the screen goes black for approx. 1 sec. and then the login screen reappears, asking me again for the ...
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Before you login you must answer me these questions 3?

I have two kids that love Ubuntu so much so that they are not doing their Math homework. So in the spirit of Monty Python, I would like to present them with something like: "Stop. Who would cross ...
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Can't login after power outage [duplicate]

I have a desktop with no battery power with a very simple surge protector. I am running Ubuntu 64-bit 12.04. Apt-get needed a restart of my computer to finish installing the latest updates I had ...
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Can't log in whit GDM

I have installed Ubuntu gnome. I restarted it and all went fine. The next day, when i tried to turn on my computer, it appeared the load session screen, and, once i have logged in, it just stayed like ...
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Installing Ubuntu TV

I have installed desktop and wanted to install Ubuntu TV. I followed the instructions, and rebooted to the login screen. I clicked unity 2D, but it just takes me back to my main login screen, where I ...
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How to change the session language on login in Ubuntu 13.04

In older versions of Ubuntu it was possible to change the language (if language packs were installed) during the login. Therefore the login-window showed a drop-down menu with all installed languages. ...
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Login stopped working after update [duplicate]

I was able to login with startx screen. However, after a restart after a recent update, I am not able to login. Even guest login doesn't work. I am able to login into the terminal. If I do a ...
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GMA 3150. Black screen before login

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 and Mint 15, but I got the same bug. It's a Lanix Lt netbook with a GMA 3150 graphic card. When I boot from the liveCD (on a USB) works perfectly. But when the ...