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

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Shortcut keys for changing input source not working in Login screen

I use Shift+Alt shortcut to change the input source language and it works fine everywhere except the login screen, and when waking up from suspend. Is this a bug or am I missing something? I am using ...
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Is it possible to login into lightdm interactive screen remotely?

I have this big Ubuntu desktop that dubs also as a home cinema PC. When I feel lazy, I'd love to be able to run the PC remotely and watch movies from my bed. I can turn it on via WoL. I can launch ...
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New to Linux screen problems after login

I am new to Linux just installed on Compaq with a hard driver that is completely clean. After I installed and booted up every thing works till I login. When I login the screen goes blury where I cant ...
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Set global / persistent display resolution

I am trying to set resolution to 1024x768@60hz from boot -> login menu -> default desktop settings for user accounts. My system is connected via HDMI to the display, video card details (from lspci): ...
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Gromacs configuration in Ubuntu

I installed Gromacs 4.6.5 in Kubuntu 14.04.. After installation if everything went right, by writing luck into terminal we should get a quote, according to this link: But I get error like luckcommand ...
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swich from ubuntu (unity) lockscreen/login to gnome

I have Ubuntu GNOME installed on my pc and I also installed the unity shell, the problem is I seem to have lost the GNOME login screen and lock screen, is it possible to switch back from the new unity ...
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I've broken lightdm

I've installed xubuntu-desktop metapackapge on my system and afted this action unity-greeter has gone away. Ive purged lightdm twisely, then installed lightdm and unity-greeter. But still no result. ...
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Black blank screen after restarting, but after logout the screen resumes to the way it was

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 then following some webpages from internet i tried o install a couple of softwares including - Gnome by sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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Black screen on login maybe lightdm problem

Hi after I entered this command in terminal: sudo sh -c 'echo "greeter-show-manual-login=true" >> /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf' and I reboot my PC i cannot login to ubuntu. After i select the os ...
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after cleaning NVRAM on a mid-2009 Macbook Pro

I have a macbook Pro mid 2009, with three partitions : OSX 10.8.5, Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7. EFI and GRUB are here, first EFI boots with offering the choice of the three systems then, if Linux or ...
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lost ubuntu 14.04 default login screen

After trying to upgrade to gnome 3.12 unable to upgrade// uninstalled gnome 3.12 however lost ubuntu 14.04 default login screen Plz help
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Ubuntu 13.10, after update login loop

So, today I update some packages and then I shut it down. When I turn it on, it ask for a pw (I had automatic login). Tried several things, removing .Xauthority, .cache and .ICEauthority, check ...
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Ubuntu login screen wallpaper missing 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I tried to change my login screen wallpaper by using terminal according to this: Changing login screen wallpaper in ubuntu 13.04 At this time I did not know about ubuntu ...
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Difference between user account and guest account [closed]

I have a rather ancient computer (pentium 4 with a really awful monitor) that I have been running the Ubuntu inspired Elementary OS for the past year or so flawlessly. For some reason yesterday when ...
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User login screen shows only gnome flashback option in ubuntu 14.04

Hello i upgrade ubuntu 13.10 development branch and successfully installed ubuntu 14.04. but my problem is on user login screen.User login screen shows only gnome flashback option so how to get back ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 change login animation/splash screen

In kubuntu 14.04 settings there is the option for changing the login screen background, but there is no more the option to custimise the animation/splash screen after the login, while the desktop ...
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Unity greeter does not display custom wallpaper

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit . I know this question has popped up many times but I want to make it very clear that none of the posts helped me a bit. my Problem: I am unable to get my custom ...
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Remote login on Ubuntu 14.04

On Ubuntu 13.10 in Login screen there was an option for Remote Login.Where is this option in Ubuntu 14.04?How can I enable it?
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No graphical login after purging Cinnamon

I wanted to try Cinnamon and installed it: sudo apt-get install cinnamon But it didn't work well, because all the gnome stuff was missing on my Kubuntu. So I purged cinnamon and rebooted. Now I can't ...
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Unable to login to 14.04 after successful installation [duplicate]

After a successful upgrade to 14.04, now when I am trying to login using administrator id, It loops back to login page and doesn't load my session. Even guest is not working. When I enter wrong ...
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Main user login has no gui

After I upgrades from 10.04 to 12.04 I cannot login to my main users account. Before the upgrade I had created another administrative user but had never used that account with the gui. That other user ...
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No login screen on boot up

When I boot up my system it goes straight to my desktop without asking for my password on the login page. Instead there is a keyring prompt that comes up where I have to type the password. Any ...
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“Failed to start session” after interrupted upgrade to 14.04

While upgrading to 14.04 using sudo do-release-upgrade my network connection was interrupted and several packages failed to upgrade. Running do-release-upgrade again reported No new releases found ...
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Login loop 14.04 but guest account is accessible

After upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10 which worked fine, I cannot get past login as it just loops back. Guest account works fine. I can login to the console by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F1 using username and ...
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14.04 freezes on start and stalls on restart/power down [duplicate]

About 2 out of 3 times I power on my computer, Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when loading some stage of the login (lightDM) screen. I have to manually power off my computer. Also, when I go to restart or ...
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How to show old account on the greeter

TL;DR --> I want to know how to make an old account show up after reinstallation of Ubuntu so that I can log in to that account and not have to reinstall all the other software I had installed on that ...
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Select account based on password instead of username

Sometimes I might be forced to open my PC in front of strangers for some reason. In front of other people, I would like to make it appear that I'm logging in normally into my computer, but secretly I ...
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How do I rotate the login screen?

So I am trying out the 14.04 and I keep both of my monitors in portrait mode. But the login splash is in landscape. But I can't seem to figure out how to rotate my login splash or where the config is ...
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Any way to change lightdm unity greeter background without changing current config files?

About changing lightdm unity greeter background image, most answers are to change /usr/share/glib2.0/schemas/com.canonical.unity-greeter.gschema.xml. Is there any way to change the default wallpaper ...
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Change color of background on login screen

EDIT: I should mention I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Cinnamon, though I could switch to Unity to change, then switch back. Alright, so I changed the background on my login screen (the cheap way, by ...
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Unable to login from GUI?

Running 13.10 x64 on an Ubuntu laptop (System 76 Kudu Professional). When I bootup and provide my password; the screen goes black for a moment then returns to the login screen. Switching tty I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - enable numlock on login [closed]

Numlock is not activated in lightdm: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-greeter/+bug/1271953 Workaround for ubuntu 13.10 : sudo apt-get install numlockx gksu gedit ...
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Logon screen forever [duplicate]

My ubuntu is in trouble, I changed my graphic card, tryed some manipulations, and now I get some problems with the login-screen. I have the login-screen, normal, but when I type on password ( I am ...
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Login goes nowhere after upgrade to 13.10

After upgrading to Xubuntu 13.10 I rebooted once and found that after login, regardless of account, I end up stuck after the login window disappears, with a movable pointer and the background from the ...
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After installing system update I can't login to my user [duplicate]

At the login screen, I type my password, then hit enter and I see a quick black screen with some text, as if something crashed, and it goes back to the login screen.. Help?
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unable to type in password at login screen after restart? [duplicate]

I am locked out of my laptop after restarting it. When I am in the login screen, I have 3 options: me / registered user guest session remote login When I click on the password field/text box that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS always stuck in Login First time, but to recovery screen second time

Presently Installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as stand alone through USB overwriting older linux versions option. Previously installed as dual with Windows XP. Then for about 7 times as stand alone with custom ...
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Problem with changing login screen

I tried several time to change my log in screen by using sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm. I choose lightdm from here. But my log in screen is unchanged and look like below. How can I change this and ...
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Grey screen background during logon

Earlier during log on my screen's background used to be purple,but now it has become grey in colour,is it OK?But can anyone tell me why does did it happen.And,how can I switch from Lubuntu to ...
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Limited Desktop environments seen at logon

Whenever I log on and I want to change my desktop environment.I click on the button to change my environment.I have many desktop environments almost 10-12.It is arranged in alphabetical order.So U ...
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Log in screen background different from desktop

Since Ubuntu 13.04, in my laptop, when I choose an image as desktop background from my pictures folder, the login screen remains as the default purple image. To solve that I had to add the image I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen?

I found this How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen? But after I performed this steps (luvr answer from Apr 29 '12 at 20:11 ): Ensure that numlockx is installed: sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I add Images for each user to Ubuntu 12.04 Logon Screen?

I am not talking about having unique backgrounds on the login screen. What I am looking for is a icon image besides each user name on the logon screen. This was something that was possible in ubuntu ...
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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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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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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 ...