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

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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. ...
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can't log in on 14.10 after normal shut down

I can't log in on 14.10 after a normal shut down from the menu. I booted up as normal, entered my phrase, Ubuntu boots to login screen, I enter my password, screen goes blank and I am back at the log ...
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If I turn off Login requirement am I secure if someone wanted to connect through internet?

I am the only user of PC and use full disk encryption. So I removed login requirement. Is that safe If someone wanted to login remotely while the PC is on?
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How do I set the DPI setting for the login screen?

When I log into ubuntu and then lock my screen, the lock screen shows with the same DPI settings as my current session. But before anyone is logged in, the login screen has the "default" DPI which on ...
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Entirely disable suspension (at kernel level? - has to be independent of used DE and login state!)

Once again I need a workaround to deal with my almost broken notebook graphics card: It does not wake up after suspending! The Ubuntu 14.10 system is waking up, but the display stays off, so I have ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login loop problem

My Ubuntu 14.04 is stuck when trying to login my desktop. The screen goes black and soon after that the login screen comes back. I followed all steps in Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop but the ...
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login freeze after suspend on 14.04 (not nvidia related…)

I have been having trouble with my notebook lately... I run 14.04 LTS version of ubuntu on a thinkpad x1 carbon form lenovo (2nd generation), and it seems like everytime I wake my laptop from suspend, ...
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How do I fix my login after updating the rtkit package?

I installed the automatic updates from Software Updater and the system doesn't take me further from the login screen. I tried accessing using a live USB and I know that there are issues with the rtkit ...
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Stuck on login screen, everything plugged in is unresponsive

Whilst downloading version 14.04, my mother manually restarted the computer by holding the power button in. Upon restart, the mouse and keyboard do not work, the speakers would not play the start up ...
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Logging into my user account sends me back to login. Xserver? [duplicate]

Solved Running sudo startx must have changed the ownership to root so ownership must be taken back. At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your credentials to login then enter ls -la and you ...
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Black and white screen after “successful” LightDM login screen rotation in Ubuntu Mate 14.04

I have rotated LightDM login screen as suggested by Stephen and got black and white greeter (see photo). Sometimes the problem disappears after login, but occasionally it remains on session. I am ...
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Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 lts doesn't appear after login

I have installed radiotray and used to start the application from terminal just typing radiotray. I wrote a script start_radio.sh and put in /etc/profile.d. The content of start_radio.sh is only ...
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How to add username prompt to 14.04.1

I'm using Trusty Tahr, and I was wondering if there was a way to remove the users list at the login screen and instead have a prompt asking for both the username and the password, like in the live ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop - Guest sessions does not work either

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 soon after it is released. Today I messed something up with the Chinese input ibus, and I don't know if this is the reason at all, but when I reboot using sudo shutdown ...
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No mouse when dropping back to login screen

Keyboard works fine and I'm able to log back in to Ubuntu but for some reason the mosue disappears when I log out and return to the login screen.
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stuck on login screen, with CTRL + alt +Fx not working

I tried upgrading my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 through the terminal but it got to a point when my laptop froze so I had to switch it off and restart it but now when I enter my login details, nothing ...
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Randomly unable to unlock the desktop

I cannot find any pattern, and this drives me nuts. Sometimes, after locking my Ubuntu-unity Ctrl+Alt+L or using the menu), if fail to log in again. What happens in case of failure is (normally): ...
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Two Monitors, login does not show up - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to use Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC. I have two monitors and an ATI Radeon HD 4770 Video Card. The thing is, after installing Ubuntu, and after reboot, the login screen does not show up, and the ...
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Jenkins Security

What is the location for the Jenkins System Console Output files? I am configuring Jenkins Security on Ubuntu, and have been locked out at the login screen. Tried every account I can remember but not ...
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Changing login screen wallpaper to work with jpg. ubuntu 14.10

so. I would like to know how can I set login screen (lightdm) with jpg. because. it just work with png. I had to convert my images. so of 582mb => 1.8gb -.-'.
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How to get Ubuntu to ask for my password at login screen again?

I used to have a password prompt but then I, from somewhere in User Accounts, unchecked "Require a password for login." Now, I want Ubuntu to prompt for a password again at login screen, mainly ...
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How to install kde-plasma with lightdm instead of kdm

I like lightdm and especially its webkit-greeter a lot. Is there a way to install kde without installing kdm and using lightdm instead? I have tried everything from installing kdm and then remove it ...
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Password no longer working

My password is no longer accepted. When I enter it, the system just keeps coming back to the entry screen. WTH? OS is 14.10 and I think the issue surfaced after a software update. Can someone PLEASE ...
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Cannot login in Lubuntu

(Running Lubuntu on Odroid U3) Did a kernel update, apt-get update, apt-get upgrade, software update (by GUI) and restarted. When I tried to loggin in the login-screen (doesn't matter if LXDE, ...
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How do I reboot login screen?

After locking Ubuntu 14.04 and invoking login screen sometimes I get the page with disabled password field. How can I restart login screen in command line without restarting whole X server?
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Computer freezes after login screen

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 lts. My computer suddenly kicked me to login screen while I was playing Half-Life 2. After that I entered my password and tried to login as normal... the login box ...
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How to Make Ubuntu User Default

I am switching from Lubuntu to Ubuntu Unity. However, unless I specifically set at login Ubuntu as my environment I get LXE without any taskbar -- I purged Lubuntu desktop. How do I set Ubuntu Unity ...
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how to generate welcome screen

when I login to my server, I see a nice little welcome screen that tells me everything I want to know about how things are going. Memory use, updates if any, logged in users, sytem load, etc... ...
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Default login after logout

I can set the default login that's used when I first start my system -- in fact, the installation procedure specifically allows for setting the startup to log in automatically. But is there a way to ...
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How to restore Unity login after installing MATE

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I installed the MATE desktop to try it out. I did not like it, so I removed it. Now my login screen is terrible. I don't know how to restore the login screen to the ...
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Changes in /etc/lightdm.conf.d/*conf or /etc/lightdm.conf makes any difference

I am trying to make my lightdm use a correct setup of my displays both for login and session. I have most likely misunderstood something here, but by reading the wiki I did the following: I have ...
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configure lightdm greeter in ubuntu 14.04

Earlier I was using the [not ugly] old styled login screen. Recently have installed lightdm greeter to change my login box position from left to center. Now, I have to configure lightdm to disable ...
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No Desktop after suspened or logged out 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 w Cinnamon When the system suspends or logs out sometimes(see time note below) the login menu does not reappear or sometimes the desktop and all features do not appear and are not ...
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Problems with login screen kubuntu, lightdm

Recently, I installed xfce on my kubuntu pc, when I got tired of it, I uninstalled it. Here is where my problem appears, the login screen doesn't get back to normal kde login screen, it becomes a ...
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How to remove the ugly blue log in?

Due to following some guy's answer, now when I tried to log into the ubuntu, I was given an ugly blue login window: I thought I can get rid of it by setting automatic login and found some hints on ...
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14.04 Random Logouts

Relates to the unsolved question #166687 I also am using chrome when the screen goes black and I'm at the login screen. Everything I had open is now closed and my keyring was not unlocked at login.
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Ubuntu Studio does not start with XFCE desktop but the other one. How to fix?

I have installed ubuntu studio 14.04 and when I changed desktop from the login screen it can't change back to xfce. I select xfce but it logs me in the other desktop environment. Any ideas why that ...
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User account not loading after installation

I installed MySql server and workbench on Ubuntu 14.04. After some time the system hanged and after restarting it, the administrator account is not loading. When I enter the correct password the ...
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After updating 12.04 in the next reboot the cursor just blinks

I just updated my ubuntu 12.04. Now I am stuck with a blinking cursor during start up. It's now like this for past 15 minutes. Is there any solution to over come this issue? Any guidance would be ...
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black screen startup. Try Ubuntu now asks for password

So I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that I just tried to fully install Ubuntu 14.10 (I think, most recent) on. When I originally clicked Try, everything would load as expected. So I tried to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't let me login

Yesterday I was updating some applications. I come back later and I see a red stop sign on top of my screen that stated there was an error. It said that some of my packages needed some dependencies. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Lightdm greeter resolution before login

There are various answers for changing the resolution of the Lightdm greeter before login by adding a root executable script to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf like this: [SeatDefaults] ...
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How can I use the default LightDM login screen with GNOME Shell? [duplicate]

I would like to keep the normal Unity log-in screen and everything. When I installed GNOME Shell, it seems to have replaced the log-in screen with the GNOME one. I like jumping between different ...