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

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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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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 from suspending when lid is closed at the login screen? [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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Login loop, can only login as Guest. Ubuntu 12.04

My computer wont allow me to login unless its as guest. I have pressed ctrl+alt+f1 and can login using my administrator account there, but not in the normal interface. I have done updates and ...
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Customise Ubuntu 12.04 login screen logo with yours

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed. Can someone tell me how can I change/replace the Ubuntu login logo with mine or my name? Please give full steps involved, because I am new to Ubuntu.
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After changing password, cannot log in

I lost the password to my old laptop, and after reading, I found out how to change it using the text interface. I successfully changed my password to my root user, but now instead of telling me ...
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ubuntu 12.04 not getting Shutdown

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 and every time I try to shutdown or reboot from GUI, it just logs out and just be there in the login screen. It only shuts down after I login and open a terminal,become a root ...
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Can't use lightdm-webkit-greeter

I'm trying to use lightdm-webkit-greeter instead of the default unity-greeter on Ubuntu 13.04. First I installed the greeter: sudo apt-get install lightdm-webkit-greeter Then I ran this command to ...
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I can't log in to Ubuntu 13.04

For some reason when I restarted my PC dual-booted with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8, whenever I go into Ubuntu and I get to the lock screen and I put in my password, it will load, the screen will turn ...
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Problem with newly installed Ubuntu 13.04

AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor 2.3 GHz 2GB RAM I Just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on the D: drive which has no other data in it. Windows8 is present on the C: drive. Ubuntu works fine till the login ...
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How do I change the default logon screen in 12.04 [duplicate]

I'm wondering how I would go about changing the default logon screen (just the background) in Ubuntu 12.04. I can't seem to figure it out.
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User disappeared from login screen

I can not log in on the graphical login since my username does not appear as a possible choice. What dictates which users appear there? I just changed my uid from 1000 to 872 while being logged in as ...
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How do I get the session option for KDE in the login screen? (installed kde-full)

I've installed the package kde-full in Ubuntu 12.10. As I know I should be able to switch to KDE on the login screen, after it is installed. However, I only see two options: Ubuntu 3D Ubuntu 2D ...
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multi-monitor wallpapers on login screen?

I am using Syncwall to manage multi-monitor wallpapers on 13.04 just fine, but I was wondering if there was a way to make it work with the login screen. Right now my login screen is just copying the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - can't login to Unity, keep going back to login screen with all users

today I've updated openssl and libssl (automatic update). After reboot I can't login with any user (even with Guest or new one) into X. I've tried with installing gdm, gnome-session-fallback - no ...
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Ubuntu 12.04LTS stuck at login mouse and keyboard not responding

I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS installed on a dual-booted machine (i5 dual core 8G ram) and it's been working fine, but today for some reason when I logged out and tried to log back in it is stuck at the ...
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How to change the login type in Ubuntu 13.04?

Whenever I change to Gnome Fallback, Ubuntu changes it right back to the default Ubuntu, any help? Oh, and this is on Ubuntu 13.04
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How to not show a user in the Ubuntu login screen? [duplicate]

I have created a user called training using the adduser command and user training appears in the login screen. How to not show any particular user in the login screen? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with the ...
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Changing login screen wallpaper

I have been trying to change my login screen wallpaper to one of my own using ubuntu-tweak. The wallpapers are located in Ubuntu's default wallpaper folder and I have given all users read privileges ...
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How do I change the caption of the “Login” button?

When setting up a user for login without a password (i.e., by adding the user to the nopasswdlogin group), a "Login" button appears in the LightDM screen. How do I change the caption on the login ...
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Cannot boot normally, without restarting lightdm (or gdm)

I had a problem precisely described here: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/ubuntu-lightdm-black-screen-when-using.html, black screen with blinking cursor instead of login screen. I've switched to gdm ...
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Very slow mouse on login screen

I have just finished installing Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 32 bits on my Toshiba Satellite L355D-S7809 laptop. I have performed apt-get update and upgrade and rebooted. The mouse movement on the login screen ...