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

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Kubuntu: Monitor disconnects and reconnects right after login

I have two monitors. After i typed my password in and the kubuntu animation starts my monitor disconnects and reconnects after like 1sec. What's the problem? how can i fix it?
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Username displays incorrectly in GUIs, correct in terminal

My username, which was set for me by university IT, is spelled correctly in the system, shows up correctly in terminal, in my home folder, etc. However, in all the GUI menus and login screen, it ...
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Having computer switch to guest account after a certain amount of time

Instead of having the screensaver lock my computer is it possible to have it switch to the guest account instead. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 64bit Thanks
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How do I restore Boot GUI and Login of Ubuntu 13.10 to the original?

Okay, so I installed a few extra desktop environments, one of which was the Xubuntu pack, and it replaced my login screen and Boot GUI as mentioned. I made the mistake of trying to purge Lightdm and ...
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Ubuntu login modification

From what I've red I'm legally allowed to modify my personal copy of Ubuntu. Correct me if I am wrong here though. So my question: I would like to edit how the user logs in. I am using the default ...
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Bluetooth error

I'm having another problem: when the pc boots and just when it was supposed to appear the login (and the password box), it appears an Bluetooth error: [ 4.936046] Bluetooth: Error in firmware loading ...
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Changing the user picture in Ubuntu menu

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change the user picture in the 'fast user switching menu'. I've followed this thread and managed to change the picture on the log-on screen by changing ~/.face. ...
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Can't log into ubuntu 13.10 with correct password

I updated available packages just after the installation at first time in ubuntu 13.10.After the installations I restarted to finish the installations.The thing is, in the log in screen I put my ...
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Chrome OS-style Display Manager

This is what the login screen looks like on Chrome OS. Is there anyway to make the login screen look similar to this, or any display manager which I can customise to look like this?
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Login Screen Makes Me Login 4 Times

Using Ubuntu 12.04, after coming back from suspend mode, I find that I consistently can't login on first try. It usually makes me have to go through it twice, but then it became 3 times, and now it's ...
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Hibernate missing in login screen

Re-enabling hibernation by adding a rule to policy kit added the option to hibernate to the desktop session as expected, but not for the login screen. How can I enable hibernation right from the ...
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Login screen issues

I realize that the title is a little ambiguous, but bear with me. I'm having problems with my login screen displaying a user account that should be hidden. The user's name is marked as Light Display ...
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How disable programmatically notebook built-in keyboard before login screen

How can I disable a notebooks built-in keyboard - before the login screen. I have a non functioning built-in keyboard on my notebook. In it's current state it types characters randomly. I am using an ...
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.profile edit in terminal log loop

While following a guide to install unity so I can program for ouya it asked me to add a line into my .profile. After I did that and restarted I am no stuck at the login screen. I'm not sure how to fix ...
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How to add a session type button to lightdm-webkit-greeter theme?

I'm experimenting with the webkit greeter for lightdm. Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I want to learn to create my own themes. I noticed that the default theme does not show a language select button or a ...
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Why is my log-in screen such a mess?

Samsung Series 9 - 13.10 Every time I boot up and get to the login screen, I get to this mess of graywashed icons and background. As you can see, due to terrible HDMI support, the background does ...
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Graphics Problem with cedarview and log-in screen

I've recently encountered problems with my netbook when I dabbled with the graphics driver. I recently tried to install the "Cedar Trail in DKMS Format" through Additional Drivers in system settings ...
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External monitor won't show login screen

I'm using a laptop with external monitor (laptop screen disabled). I had a power failure in our house so laptop (without battery) closed, I had a lot of stuff opened and something broke because Ubuntu ...
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Can't get past login screen. [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on virtualbox for testing purpose. I was installing vnc4server and I followed the commands below apt-get install vnc4server xinetd fluxbox cp /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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rotated monitor. login screen needs rotation

I rotated my screen, an once I login, it works fine. but, the greeter (login) screen hasn't got the message that things are rotated 90 degrees. How can i change the rotation of the login screen? ...
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Missing Unity Desktop /w SLiM Login Manager

Not too long ago I installed SLiM (Simple Login Manager) as my Login Manager for Ubuntu 13.04 just to give it a try out to replace the default Ubuntu Login Manager. After getting SLiM successfully ...
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unable to manual login after upgrading Ubuntu

I have upgraded my Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10. And now after the system restart; there are only two options appears on screen as guest session and remote login. How can I get back the manual login ...
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Ubuntu login problem after deleting the drive installed with other OS [duplicate]

I had dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I created separate partition to install Mint. Now I wanted to remove the Mint OS therefore I just deleted the drive that contained Mint OS by ...
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Login loop in 13.10

I decided to install drivers for my ATi card few hours ago, and after that, I just can't log in (it was weird, because I always got loged in automatically). There are 2 options to choose: "Dario" and ...
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12.04 ridiculous boot up sequence not a duplicate [duplicate]

alas, it is true that the question itself is a duplicate but the answers in the other places did not work for me. So I will try again with updated info. Here is what is happening at boot. 1. Think Pad ...
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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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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 ...