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

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Onboard in Login Screen)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and everything went fine, I had 2 problems. 1- When I login, I get this annoying onboard keyboard, how can I remove it? I tried going to it's preferences but still. 2- ...
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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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How to increase or decrease brightness in the login screen when running within Virtualbox?

I can't able to increase or decrease screen brightness on the login screen. Is that possible to change brightness on login screen?
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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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Can't log in after I insert the correct password

I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 from the command line but it didn't work for some reason. It was "upgrading" for about two hours and when I restarted my computer I still had 13.10. When I ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...