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

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How to change login screen

After installing kde, I had an ugly splash and login screen that I didn't like. I managed to get the splash back to normal, but I can't get the login back to normal.
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't load anything after login specific user

I wanted to add additional fonts to my Ubuntu installed X220 ThinkPad. I Google some help and copied the 700 mb of fonts into .fonts directory and then I realized that the system gone very slow so I ...
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Login issue after suspend in Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 13.04 to 14.04 and every time I wake my computer after a suspend, I can't type my password in the bar. I click over the bar and nothing happens. One solution I find ...
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Ubuntu login screen freeze

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my laptop last night (with install upgrades unchecked) and everything was great until I updated the system from Software Updater. I installed my nvidia driver, ase ...
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How can I get available updates to show at login? [duplicate]

While playing around with Amazon EC2, I noticed that the Ubuntu images showed available updates at login (See pic) How can I get my home installation to do this? I'm running 14.04. My question is ...
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Install Ubuntu flavors in Ubuntu 14.04 without changing the startup/login screens?

I recently installed the community's customized Linux desktops on another machine, such as KDE and LXDE, but I also noticed my boot-up screen and startup screen changed. Is there any way I can ...
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How can I require users to also enter their usernames upon login?

Good day, Does anyone know how to modify the login screen so that users are required to type their username along with their password? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with all default settings
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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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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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Not loading desktop from login screen

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 for quite a long time. But from a few days back, I am unable to go to the desktop. The Ubuntu is loaded and the login screen is shown. Even after entering the password, the ...
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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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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Can Login as Guest but not me - Also no Wifi Drivers

Installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a side project, on an old computer that had its operating system erased. I can log in as guest and everything works fine, but when I log in as me, the screen is blank. ...
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After locking the screen in Ubuntu 14.04, password is not accepted, How can it be fixed?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated on my laptop. Since the last update every time I lock the screen (when leaving my room for example) - when I get back and input my password, it is not accepted ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 login returns me to login manager, how to diagnose?

This started with me adding a graphics card to my system. When I booted up, ubuntu complained that the graphics config had changed, and gave me a terminal session. I copied ...
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Is it possible to assign a shortcut to “Switch Account” in the login screen of Ubuntu 14.04?

Since I have this problem which is described here. And since the only solution I have for now is to click the "Switch Account" option from the login screen in order to log into my session without ...
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How can I make the login screen appear instead of logging me in automatically?

My ubuntu logs me directly into my desktop, but is not showing the login screen. I have 14.04 LTS so I want to select KDE, but my system boots to the desktop directly. Any way to go to the login ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck in a Login Loop

My problem: As you can guess my Ubuntu is stuck in a login loop when trying to enter my desktop. Means the screen gets black and soon after that the login screen comes back. I'm a Ubuntu Newbie so if ...
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Trying to change desktop environment but stuck on log in screen.

Im currently running lubuntu and was trying to try out gnome. now im in the log in screen and changed it to gnome in the top right hand corner. I proceed to log in but the screen goes black and the ...
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unable to login after removing guest account

Hello i try to disable the guest account in ubuntu 14.04 by typing these commands sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf allow-guest=false After re-staring ubuntu it boot up but dos not go to ...
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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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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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14.04 LTS Login Failure on VirtualBox

I cannot login to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I just set my JAVA_HOME. Then i restarted my Ubuntu which is on Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager. When i typed wrong password, it gives me error. But when i typed ...
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Change keyboard layout in gdm

I just installed ubuntu-14.04, and during installation I chose two keyboard layouts: En-us and Ru-ru, and created user with en-us login/password. It successfully installed. When it loads the login ...
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Unable to login into any account

How it happened My computer was becoming very unresponsive and I could not close any applications to free memory so I held the power button until the computer turned off. When I turned it on ...
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I keep getting kicked back to the login screen after fresh install [duplicate]

I have a separate home partition and recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition than the one I originally had installed 14.04 on,as it had got too slow. Now, whenever I try to log in, it ...
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Login Screen half black

first time asking something in here, usually I search a lot before post but this time I've not found anything related to my problem I've been trying to change my login screen background and after ...
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Password passes through login screen to active desktop window

I get to my computer. Shake my mouse and the Ubuntu login screen shows up. I start typing my password and nothing happens. I click enter. (Since I do this without thinking) I notice the focus in the ...
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ubuntu throws me back to login screen

When I try to login to my system I am automatically thrown back to the login screen.I tried ctrl+alt+f1 but I got an error named 'signature error' Please help.... I'm using Ubuntu ver 14.04
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Unable to login into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, bounces back to login screen

I do understand this is a common problem. I have read and tried most of the suggestions but have not found a good solutions. Thus I am posting my question. Enter the correct password, the computer ...
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Login screen getting hanged after it wake up from Suspend, unable to enter password

Also the background of login screen (after suspend wake-up) is different from screen I get after Restart/Shutdown. Every I need to restart the system after suspend. Please help me to solve this. I ...
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System Froze When Upgrading From 12.04 To 14.04. I Can't LOG IN!

I was using 12.04 LTS well. Some minutes ago, I wrote sudo update-manager -d to console and started to updating. It download update files and started to upgrade system. When it was going on, "Home" ...
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Cannot login after update to Ubuntu 14.04

After I updated to Ubuntu 14.04, I am not able to login to Ubuntu. Whenever I enter my password, my screen flashes for a couple of seconds and goes back to the login screen. I have tried over and ...
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Is there a way to disable portrait/login picture display in the Xubuntu login?

I recently upgraded a machine from XUbuntu 12.10 and now the login screen has a blank silhouette that looks like the Facebook empty profile picture. How do I disable this and get back to just username ...
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unity-greeter login background won't change according to the user that is highlighted

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, I change to use another Accounts Service which could remove certain users from the graphic login screen of unity-greeter. I downloaded source code from a branch of ...
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How do you change keyboard layouts from the login screen in Xubuntu?

I've set up multiple user accounts in Xubuntu 14.04. I (the admin) am a dvorak user so I have English US dvorak as the default layout, but the other user is a qwerty user. I've added English US ...
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Login screen very slow in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts 64bit and my mouse in the login screen is very slow. I have seen this link it did not work for me. How can I fix this issue?
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dual monitor/projector login screen

if have a dual "monitor" setup, where one of the monitors actually is a projector. the projector is not always turned on. the problem is, that the login screen quite often is not visible and the ...
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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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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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Login Ubuntu source code [duplicate]

I'm Brian, I like to see the source code of the login screen but I don’t know how I could enter to so the source code and see this part. Because I want to make a app. Thanks for their help.
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Stopping system V runlevel compatibility - Stuck on logon screen

My wireless stopped working suddenly and I tried to reinstall the driver. I think that I installed the wrong one and after rebooting I am stuck on Ubuntu login screen. When I try to login Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, change resolution on GDM login screen/system wide?

Under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Gnome 3.12, I'm running with a different from my maximum resolution. After login, the resolution is set fine, and when I log in after locking the machine, the resolution is ...
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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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I am unable to login after an update [duplicate]

10th of June i've made an update and now I'm no more able to login. Unfortunately I don't know wat was included in this update. My PC looks like logging in, but, after a few seconds, it comes back to ...
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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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Automatically run a command after unlocking screen/wake up? [duplicate]

Is there an easy way to make Ubuntu run a specified command each time I unlock the screen (after an overlay with password prompt dissapears)?
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Ubuntu 12.04 login screen finite loop and keep end my session

The difference between this issue and other threads about: "login screen loop" is that in my case it's a finite loop which means it runs five times and then I can type my password and start my ...
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Is adding a user needs password [duplicate]

In my Ubuntu after login by my user account, I want to create another user I intered bellow commands : adduser alex_2 -m I created new user, but when I want to login, Ubuntu needs passwords and I ...
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How can I take a screenshot of the login screen?

How can I take a screenshot of the login screen? I do not want to recreate my Ubuntu installation in a virtual machine.