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

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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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How to get 12.04's login screen (lightdm) to display the shutdown menu like 10.04 when the computer's physical power button is pressed?

In Ubuntu 10.04 while at the login screen (gdm), when the computer's physical power button was pressed a screen popped up that offered options on shutting down the system (shutdown, restart, cancel, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Installing Ubuntu TV

I have installed desktop and wanted to install Ubuntu TV. I followed the instructions, and rebooted to the login screen. I clicked unity 2D, but it just takes me back to my main login screen, where I ...
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How to change the login type in Ubuntu 13.04?

Whenever I change to Gnome Fallback, Ubuntu changes it right back to the default Ubuntu, any help? Oh, and this is on Ubuntu 13.04
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Lightdm making me log in twice

The second login screen is normal. But in the first login screen, I can type any password to go through it and strange characters appear in the upper-left hand of the screen when I type. Would ...
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Login password problem

I am using kubuntu 12.10. My problem is when my kubuntu starts, in login screen it shows my name & a field for giving password (previously what i have choose for my account). But if at this ...
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Login Wallpaper Spanning Dual Monitors in 12.04

Is there a way to make the background on the login screen span dual monitors rather than being mirrored? I know it's possible for the actual wallpaper when you're logged in but can't find an option ...
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Unable to change desktop environment in 12.10

I upgraded to 12.10 some days ago and now I'm unable to change between the environments. I currently have GNOME 3 (with extensions), KDE and, of course, Unity installed. The computer is a Lenovo G550. ...
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Starting minecraft logs me out of ubuntu 12.04

Whenever I start minecraft I can only get past the login screen. After that, the screen flashes dark, occasionally showing a Checking battery state ... [OK], and then it brings me to the login ...
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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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How to make a login screen display an auto-changing background?

Is there a way to make the login screen show an auto-changing background, as to be able to create an animation-like screen? I have used Ubuntu-tweak but that didn't help. Can I manually edit the ...
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Login screen restarts while entering password

I am having a problem that only occurred after installing the fglrx proprietary driver through the additional drivers app. The exact same issue is described in this question, however it's closed. ...
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login screen problem related to user partition

Every time I switch on my pc, I see the screen message: user/local disk cannot be found please mount it manually or press 'S' to skip What I did was I created a /home partition and local/user ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to login into lightdm interactive screen remotely?

I have this big Ubuntu desktop that dubs also as a home cinema PC. When I feel lazy, I'd love to be able to run the PC remotely and watch movies from my bed. I can turn it on via WoL. I can launch ...
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after cleaning NVRAM on a mid-2009 Macbook Pro

I have a macbook Pro mid 2009, with three partitions : OSX 10.8.5, Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7. EFI and GRUB are here, first EFI boots with offering the choice of the three systems then, if Linux or ...
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User Login Screen is not asking for password

My laptop is no longer requiring a password for my account from the user-login screen. No matter what settings I change, it never asks me for a password unless I am unlocking the screen from a ...
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the screen amplifier not allow me to login on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm new on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Looking on its resources I choose the screen amplifier (kmag??) on login screen, and now I'm not able to login and neither turn off this resource. Could someone help me? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unlocking the disk Enter passphrase:?

I install Ubuntu and any Linux product for the first time, and right after the restart I got this message, please help, thank You! Unlocking the disk Enter pass phrase: ?
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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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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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I can't log in to Ubuntu 13.04

For some reason when I restarted my PC dual-booted with Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 8, whenever I go into Ubuntu and I get to the lock screen and I put in my password, it will load, the screen will turn ...
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multi-monitor wallpapers on login screen?

I am using Syncwall to manage multi-monitor wallpapers on 13.04 just fine, but I was wondering if there was a way to make it work with the login screen. Right now my login screen is just copying the ...
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Cannot boot normally, without restarting lightdm (or gdm)

I had a problem precisely described here: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/ubuntu-lightdm-black-screen-when-using.html, black screen with blinking cursor instead of login screen. I've switched to gdm ...
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How to extend keyboard settings to login screen?

I need to use a 3rd level key while in the login screen. I have mapped it to Left-Alt in my account, but in the login screen settings seem to have been not applied. Is there any way to apply an ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 login screen: go directly to user background, not via default

I know I'm being rather picky here, but is there a way to configure lightdm so that when the login screen shows after boot it directly shows the selected user's background, instead of first loading ...
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Can't log in after waking up from sleep

I have this issue since the first time I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Whenever my laptop wakes up from sleep the log in screen looks like this: In order to log in I end up restarting my system and ...
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Lubuntu Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

I am new to Linux. I successfully installed Lubuntu 12.10 alternate version "lubuntu-12.10-alternate-i386". I checked the .iso file using "WinMd5Sum" and it was proper. I burned it and checked error ...
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permanent desktop background

Is it at all possible the have the login screen desktop background remain permanent for all users and prevent them from changing to whatever they desire? We are currently using GDM with 12.04 LTS. ...
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is my hardware not compatible?

I have a fx4100 a radeon 6670 a gigabyte moboard and 8 GB of dddr3 ram. The failure occurs once I attempt to log in to my account. Is the hardware causing the problem? It's a diy build so I can ...
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12.04 Can wireless network be active at login?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 box that is no longer going to be used as a desktop. I would like to be able to switch it on and let it automatically connect to the wireless network so i can ssh into it if ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...