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

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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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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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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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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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Lubuntu 14.04.1 Login Screen Resolution is Not Perfect

I have recently done a fresh installation(not DUAL Boot) of Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS i386 on my desktop. Now the problem is, my screen resolution is 1366x768, i.e. I am using a wide screen monitor and when ...
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How to center the login screen

Although it is not a problem/issue. I don't know where to put this question. Is there anyway to bring the login screen [password box] at the middle of the screen. By default, it is at left of the ...
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Ubuntu and Lubuntu dual Desktop. Now want to go back to old login screen [duplicate]

I installed both Lubuntu and Ubuntu and Lubuntu's login screen took over. However the Ubuntu login screen looks better. How do I get to the old login screen? (I did a complete removal on every ...
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PLEASE please please help me! [duplicate]

When I login using my user account with the correct password, it brings me back to the login screen. I cant even access my guest account (I'm using my phone right now)
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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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Stuck in the login loop

As the title of the questions says, I am stuck in the login loop. The difference from all the questions out there is that I can't log in as a guest and I can't log in using the tty (I keep getting ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr use sheep as emblem?

I have a very unimportant question: I am curious, why does Ubuntu 14.04 use sheep as emblem? Why not an elephant or ant or another animal?
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Automatically Login for All Users

I don't know, whether this is possible, but... Since I have lvm-encrypted my entire disk, I see no reason to type another password to login right after startup. However, at the moment I have two user ...
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Not able to login into ubuntu 12.04

I am now using ubuntu 12.04. I have problem with login. It wait me for log time even though I have enter right password.And nothing happen after waiting. I try to login from guest account but same ...
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Match-on-card Logon

I am interested in developing a Match-on-card Logon functionality for users on Ubuntu. I've searched through PAM modules, in Ubuntu Software Center, and with Google, and found nothing that would help ...
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Cant log in to xubuntu -Already tried TTY, Recovery mode-

I'm not very experienced with Xubuntu or linux in general. When I tried to use my pc this morning it prompts me to a login window which is odd because I set it to login without one, although I enter ...
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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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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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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.
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How can I change the Keyboard Layout on login screen?

I changed my Keyboard Layout from Swedish to English, but now my password doesn’t work and I can’t login. I need a way to change the keyboard layout at the login screen without having access to the ...
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How to log in after logout in L/UBUNTU live persistent usb?

I have created a persistent live usb of Lubuntu 12.10 on a 16 GB flash pendrive with a 4GB space for persistency. It basically works like an installation, as new programs can be installed and new ...
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Unable to enter gnome session - configuration GNOME power manager failed to install

When I enter the password to login into the gnome session, it says the configuration for gnome-power manager installation failed and when I enter the password I get logged out automatically, to the ...
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Strange audio noise (clicking) during log on / off to desktop

Any time i boot up xubuntu, the speakers are turned on, immediately after entering the password and hit enter, there is a strange clicking from the speakers .. almost as if it was a sound effect for ...
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login problems. passwords are correct but not accepted

I have 3 users with password (2 are admin), and one guest user without password. Passwords are correct as I can go to terminal from login screen and I already checked all work fine. I can not log in ...
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Disable sleep mode after 5 minutes

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. When I have my laptop plugged in to my tv to watch a movie, the screen goes black after exactly 5 minutes. I have to move the mouse, to see I'm at the login ...
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Ubuntu not allowing me to log in after upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04 and it went fine. After restart, when I try to log in from my root user it shows a command screen in a split second and then returns back to the log in screen ...
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How to restore accidentally deleted /usr/share/applications folder?

I was going to delete a desktop shortcut but I accidentally deleted all even folder itself. Now when I log in, it just show wallpaper.Is there any way to back?
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Cannot login after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I recently upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and faced the filesystem check or mount failed issue as described here: Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10: Filesystem check or mount failed The solution worked but ...
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problem before getting to the login screen

This is the problem: I was trying to get rid off the cairo-dock desktop option (when you have the login screen and click on the ubuntu symbol and then you have the option to choose what kind of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't login on Vaio

I have a Vaio VCPEB1E0E with the broken screen so I have it on an external screen. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and added some other programs that I need (Inkscape, Gimp,...). After that I tried ...
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Changed account setting to not require password on login and now I cannot login

So I was temporarily making it so that my bro could log onto my laptop without me being there since I would be going out tonight, so under User settings I checked the box that said something along the ...
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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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How can I disable passwordless login?

I set my account to be allowed to log in without a password. I only wanted this temporarily, but I can't seem to change it back to how it was before. How can I make it so that my password is ...
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unable to log in to xubuntu 14.04

I have just built a new xubuntu 14.04 (amd64; xfce desktop mgr) from scratch. But now no one can log in to the non-admin account I have just created. Not even me, the admin (sort of). I strongly ...
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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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Can't alternate users, need to logoff to login other on ubuntu

I installed from scratch the Ubuntu 14.04 and configured it with a Samba share. There is a windows share RAID 1 drive (2 x 1 TB) with Mdadm, that Dropbox and more 2 backup solutions access (Acronis ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...