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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Why can't I log into Lubuntu after the 13.04 update, even if I know the password?

After the 13.04 update the login screen started to appear, even though I chose to automatically login in the Lubuntu install options one week ago. Even if my password and username is correct it won't ...
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Light Display Manager as login account [closed]

yesterday I installed Ubuntu 13.10, and since I rebooted my laptop, there is a user account called Light Display Manager as available option on my login screen. A password is needed for login, but I ...
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Personalize monitor position before login

I'm using multiple monitors. When logged in everything I fine. Left monitor is positioned left and right monitor is positioned right, but before I login the login screen positions them the other way ...
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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 ...