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

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Ubuntu 14.10 Login Background Error

I wanted to try and change the background of the system at the login screen, so I searched the web for where it was. I found that it was a file called "warty-final-ubuntu.png". I replaced it with a ...
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How do I reboot login screen?

After locking Ubuntu 14.04 and invoking login screen sometimes I get the page with disabled password field. How can I restart login screen in command line without restarting whole X server?
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Set ubuntu login screen after a lubuntu installation [duplicate]

I downloaded and installed lubuntu 14.04, after months of use I switched to Ubuntu 14.10, but the login screen not changed. How to set default Ubuntu login screen? Thanks in advance.
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Computer freezes after login screen

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 lts. My computer suddenly kicked me to login screen while I was playing Half-Life 2. After that I entered my password and tried to login as normal... the login box ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hangs when attempting to login, and does not proceed with the login process

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and used it around 4 months. I gave 13gb space for my root(/), but today it warned me that I have little free space in the root partition and I just ignored it. After ...
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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 loop 14.04 but guest account ok

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. Can Ctrl-Alt F1 and use name and password ok there so not sure what is ...
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How to Make Ubuntu User Default

I am switching from Lubuntu to Ubuntu Unity. However, unless I specifically set at login Ubuntu as my environment I get LXE without any taskbar -- I purged Lubuntu desktop. How do I set Ubuntu Unity ...
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how to generate welcome screen

when I login to my server, I see a nice little welcome screen that tells me everything I want to know about how things are going. Memory use, updates if any, logged in users, sytem load, etc... ...
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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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Default login after logout

I can set the default login that's used when I first start my system -- in fact, the installation procedure specifically allows for setting the startup to log in automatically. But is there a way to ...
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Can't log in to my ubuntu 14.04 account

I enter my password and then the screen flashes and only shows my wallpaper. However, I can get into the guest account though. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem and get my user account ...
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Ubuntu login fail to start lightdm session

I have a nightmare with my Ubuntu account login. Everytime after I typed my account password, the screen flashes and then back to login view. However,I can login in terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F1. then ...
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How to restore Unity login after installing MATE

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I installed the MATE desktop to try it out. I did not like it, so I removed it. Now my login screen is terrible. I don't know how to restore the login screen to the ...
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Ubuntu User Log In

I am not very experienced with Ubuntu and now i messed up my system :'(. I had several problems and each time i tried to fix one it get worse. First i had problems with MySQL, i had an error 2002. One ...
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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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Changes in /etc/lightdm.conf.d/*conf or /etc/lightdm.conf makes any difference

I am trying to make my lightdm use a correct setup of my displays both for login and session. I have most likely misunderstood something here, but by reading the wiki I did the following: I have ...
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configure lightdm greeter in ubuntu 14.04

Earlier I was using the [not ugly] old styled login screen. Recently have installed lightdm greeter to change my login box position from left to center. Now, I have to configure lightdm to disable ...
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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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No Desktop after suspened or logged out 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 w Cinnamon When the system suspends or logs out sometimes(see time note below) the login menu does not reappear or sometimes the desktop and all features do not appear and are not ...
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How to remove the ugly blue log in?

Due to following some guy's answer, now when I tried to log into the ubuntu, I was given an ugly blue login window: I thought I can get rid of it by setting automatic login and found some hints on ...
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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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Problems with login screen kubuntu, lightdm

Recently, I installed xfce on my kubuntu pc, when I got tired of it, I uninstalled it. Here is where my problem appears, the login screen doesn't get back to normal kde login screen, it becomes a ...
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Cannot login after ctrl+alt+F1 [duplicate]

I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1 (while I was logged in) and got the console interface. After logging in, I wanted to go back to GUI, so I typed startx. It didn't work, so I pressed Ctrl + C and logged in ...
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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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Can't login to Ubuntu-gnome 14.04 desktop

When I click on login, a black screen appears which says 'Resolving resolver state [OK]' and then I am back at the login screen within a second. This is only a recent problem so I was able to login ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in login after upgrade

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, I'm not able to login anymore (guest account doesn't work too); there's a loop (it goes back to the login). What should I do? I've already read Ubuntu gets stuck ...
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how do I login when ubuntu stops before login screen?

So I tried to get rid of gnome-ubuntu-desktop but it resulted in that i now can't log in to ubuntu at all. When ubuntu starts the gnome logo comes up and the disapears and the screen continues to be ...
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Ubuntu Studio does not start with XFCE desktop but the other one. How to fix?

I have installed ubuntu studio 14.04 and when I changed desktop from the login screen it can't change back to xfce. I select xfce but it logs me in the other desktop environment. Any ideas why that ...
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14.04 Random Logouts

Relates to the unsolved question #166687 I also am using chrome when the screen goes black and I'm at the login screen. Everything I had open is now closed and my keyring was not unlocked at login.
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How can I use custom wallpapers for the login screen?

I recently Installed 12.10 version and I loved it! But the there's something weird with Wallpapers. As long as I use a wallpaper from the /usr/share/backgrounds folder (I use the "appearance" dialog ...
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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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Stuck in a user log-in loop on startup (fresh install)

So I wanted to set up my Lenovo Flex 2-15D to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside the pre-installed Windows 8.1. I installed the Universal USB Installer from pendrivelinux.com, created a USB stick loaded with ...
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User account not loading after installation

I installed MySql server and workbench on Ubuntu 14.04. After some time the system hanged and after restarting it, the administrator account is not loading. When I enter the correct password the ...
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After updating 12.04 in the next reboot the cursor just blinks

I just updated my ubuntu 12.04. Now I am stuck with a blinking cursor during start up. It's now like this for past 15 minutes. Is there any solution to over come this issue? Any guidance would be ...
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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 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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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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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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Cannot login user in visual screen but can login in terminal mode

Im trying to login through visual screen into my user, but it seens Ubuntu is not recognizing my password. I already change it throught root user from recovery mode, and I tested it in the alt+ctrl+f1 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't let me login

Yesterday I was updating some applications. I come back later and I see a red stop sign on top of my screen that stated there was an error. It said that some of my packages needed some dependencies. I ...
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How can I make LightDM the default display manager?

I have LightDM installed and can start it with sudo start lightdm. But at boot, GDM is still the default. How can change this so LightDM is loaded automatically at boot instead of GDM?
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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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Very Novice - Can not login after upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04.1

So I opened the cmd prompt and have gotten as far as login to the computer's Directory, but it won't let me on to the desktop. Every time I try my password there it says it fails and to try it again. ...
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black screen startup. Try Ubuntu now asks for password

So I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that I just tried to fully install Ubuntu 14.10 (I think, most recent) on. When I originally clicked Try, everything would load as expected. So I tried to ...
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Cant log in to gui ,X is broken

Note to others if you just want a summary of the problem skip down to summary. This first part is going to be slightly long and hopefully entertaining. As in, that is screwed up! but there might be ...
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How do I set the background for lightdm-kde-greeter

I'm running Gnome desktop in 12.04 and installed the lightdm-kde-greeter. But I'm not sure how to change the background. Google has been no help, as all the suggestions say to go to the System ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Lightdm greeter resolution before login

There are various answers for changing the resolution of the Lightdm greeter before login by adding a root executable script to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf like this: [SeatDefaults] ...
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How can I use the default LightDM login screen with GNOME Shell? [duplicate]

I would like to keep the normal Unity log-in screen and everything. When I installed GNOME Shell, it seems to have replaced the log-in screen with the GNOME one. I like jumping between different ...
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Unity Greeter starts with a black output Screen

The unity greeter in my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop starts with a black output screen. When I say this I mean every error and output of the greeter is printed on the screen but the GUI is not visible. What I ...