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

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How to return the login screen of the original unity ubuntu?

I've installed the LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.7.0 as below sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lightdm-gtk-greeter-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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Default login screen missing, how to revert?

I installed some KDE stuff by mistake. After removing it, my login screen now is quite different; has a white background and the user icons+input appear in the centre. [note that I have tried sudo ...
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Cannot login to 12.04 in the GUI

I have 12.04 on my machine, and after a shut down and a restart I haven't been able to log into the GUI, after entering my password, it switches back to the GUI and does not accept it. I've tried ...
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First login textbox cannot be seen on connection screen of the LTSP thin clients

I have installed a Edubuntu 10.04.3 on a private network. I have a disk-less thin client which resolution is 1280x1024. I use ldm session manager. I do not have ldm-edubuntu-theme package installed ...
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Black screen with mouse cursor upon boot, Fixed by logging in

Recently I had to reinstall my ubuntu 12.04 due to some kernel installation issues. So i grabbed a new livecd and installed it. Went on to configure drivers and settings. I have bumblebee installed ...
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How to run greeter/login script with lightdm

Is there a workaround to run a lightdm script? The one in the docs doesn't work. Anything placed there will prevent X from working. The script I would like to use is my KVM utility synergy. I ...
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Node.js NVM causes Xubuntu login loop with ~/.profile line

There are various posts on the Xubuntu login loop, but none of them address NVM (Node Version Manager). I have installed NodeJS via NVM on my Xubuntu VM and it works fine, however after rebooting, I ...
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How to enable unity-greeter in Ubuntu 12.04?

If you want a different session for the default, you can modify this option. Manually add the following line in the [SeatDefaults] section of (sudo gedit) /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: [SeatDefaults] ...
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Login screen wallpaper is not working in ubuntu

i played with ubuntu tweak tool to change my login screen background but i could't use custom pictures.To use my pictures i changed permission to usr/share/backgrounds folder. I search wikipedia and ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 broken login-box on login-screen

I am new to Ubuntu so please be gentle. I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10 a few days ago. Everything was ok, I set it up according to my ideas and it worked as I wanted. Today, I worked under ...
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Two password prompts after fadeout

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell. I already had some issues affecting my desktop background in Unity on the same installation and could not solve it: Unity desktop "smears" ...
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I can't login after install fglrx 13.10

I installed fglrx following the instructions on help.ubuntu.com and am entirely unable to login, I get the login screen, enter my password and get a blinking terminal screen then logged out/sent back ...
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How to open my desktop? [duplicate]

I'm Using Ubuntu 13.04 in my desktop. In my login screen I use one user account with password, after login with correct password, system again go to login page without any error. again and again I'm ...
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No login possible after reboot possible hang up

I just assembled a small box containing of a sata ssd, 4 GB ram and an Atom board (NM10 D2700 Cedarview on a Motherborad D270S from Foxconn). I tried to install a fresh Ubuntu on the system and run ...
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black screen problems on ubuntu 13.10 after login [duplicate]

I have upgraded my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 and after restarted it works properly to login page then after login i got there's a black screen with crusors. My Computer Specs: processor- Intel(R) ...
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Black screen (with cursor) after login ubuntu 13.10

This is not a big annoyance, but I like it when things run smoothly. Anyway, with Ubuntu 13.10, after the login screen, I get a black screen with my mouse cursor until the desktop finishes loading. ...
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How to make password visible in Ubuntu login screen?

My six month-old child was hitting the keyboard of my locked laptop. And after some time I noticed that characters in the password entry field are visible (I mean not as asterisks). Is this some kind ...
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Unity works wrong after installing other DEs

I have installed the LXDE, KDE, and GNOME environments besides unity, and also their login managers. It worked all fine, but after a while, unity starts to use the LXDE icons in the panel at the top, ...
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How do I get rid of the black square on my screen? [closed]

I have this black screen on my desktop computer screen that appears after choosing my log in name. I can however use a guest account. can anyone help me as to how to get rid of it? I have no clue ...
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Cannot log in through gui X-server broken

I recently installed fglrx after using the open source drivers(without any problems) when restarting gave me black screen I tried everything then decided to un-install the drivers and reinstall ...
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Unable to login after placing hadoop.sh in /etc/profile.d folder

I am stuck and can't login... When I get into the ubuntu login screen and enter my password, it takes me back to the same screen. I was able to install ubuntu and run it for a few days. I was trying ...
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Login goes back to login screen

Ubuntu dont let me login in a graphic session. I type the password (it detects if it's wrong) and even typing it wright the system take me again to login screen. I've found this other question and ...
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After deleting some apps I can't pass the login screen

I have applied Mac OS X theme to my Ubuntu 13.10, and then got bored adn tried to revert it. Instead of trying to change themes first from the Unity Tweak tools, I tried to uninstall everything I ...
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Login screen shows “User” instead of my actual account name

So I installed Ubuntu 12.04, created my admin account as well as 2 non-admin accounts. Now, at the login page, it displays my account name as "User" instead of my actual account name. Everything else ...
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How to prevent login directly to my defaul desktop?

I installed lxde on my OS. But when I start up my os it doesn't take me to the login screen it just boots to the default DE right away. How do I make it so that I can boot into LXDE right away? Or how ...
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Cannot login to ubuntu from login screen but from terminal I can login fine

I have tried removing the .Xauthority file And also tried chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME and reboot. Also tried a few other tricks given on most forums but to no avail. What is the problem here?
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Lockscreen login Problem

When using lock/switch account the password is correct when I try to sign back on during a lock but says its wrong. This makes me have to reboot to be able to get back on again.
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Login ignores first key pressed after reboot

After booting Ubuntu I see the login screen and a field to enter my password. However, the first key I press is ignored. After that everything works fine. E.g. if my passowrd is "whatever" I need to ...
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How to exit Grub and continue/proceed to log in screen?

Everyone, I'm stuck at this screen: GNU Grub version 2.00-19ubuntu2.1 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB ...
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Login screen on the wrong monitor

I have an external monitor plugged to my laptop. I mostly use my laptop screen and use the external as a secondary monitor, sometimes not even turning it on. When I start the computer, the login ...
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Switching from Unity to KDE login screen problem

I switched from ubuntu to kubuntu today using apt-get install kubuntu-desktop, which worked fine except from the fact that the login screen that pops up when I boot up my computer is still the unity ...
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Out of Resolution Logon

Running Ubunto 12 and when the screen reaches the logon window I get a "Screen out of Resolution Range" error on my monitor. I am unable to login this way. When I boot to recovery mode and move into ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Login Fails On 1st Attempt But Works On 2nd

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto it's own hard drive, and I having a slight annoyance when logging in. The first couple times rebooting the computer I noticed that, I was getting the incorrect ...
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Gnome extensions don't work! I've tried everything!

When I go to https://extensions.gnome.org/, and try to install an extension, it clicks on, but nothing happens to my shell. Then, when I reload the page, the slider has turned off. Here are the things ...
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Session User login problem, when I wake-up my Laptop from suspend

After I upgraded to 13.10, there are many few problem about login when I wake-up from suspend, after I have done the other activity. Illustration: When I wake-up from suspend in my laptop and I login ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Black screen after logging in after installing nVidia drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 in a dual-boot with Windows 7, so I'm still quite new to using Linux. Most things were working fine, and I could log in normally (apart from the first login after ...
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It Automatically select last username on login screen

In ubuntu 12.04 after last updates, the system auto select the last username enter in machine and only ask for password. How i can change that? I want it ask for username and passwork like before ...
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When logging into i3 WM with GWM login loop

After I boot up and attempt to login from GWM with i3 WM selected, the screen goes blank for a few seconds then goes back to the login-screen. I can login with any other WM, such as unity, gnome.etc
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My computer is stuck on login screen

I setup Ubuntu 3.10 and now I am logged in, and it won't do anything! How do I start Ubuntu?
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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, ...