The greeter (login screen) application for Unity. It is implemented as a LightDM greeter.

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unity-greeter: missing indicators on login screen after logout

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04. It uses lightdm and unity-greeter. If only one user is logged in (Unity session), the login screen does not look fine after logout, these indicators are missing: power, ...
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14.04-How to install Unity Greeter without installing ubuntu-desktop

so I've been using Ubuntu Desktop and I'm happy with it. But now I want to try out MATE desktop on 14.04, and I found this guide: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/install-mate-desktop-ubuntu-14-04-...
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Cannot login after editing 50-ubuntu.conf in 14.04

I edited 50-ubuntu.conf to the following: [Seat:*] user-session=ubuntu greeter-hide-users=true Now, I can only login in as a guest. What can I do to fix this so I can login again?
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What file or setting controls user backgrounds in unity-greeter?

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial The unity-greeter background image for my user stopped inheriting my Unity desktop background. Whatever image I use, it is still stuck on Flora... Selecting guest user changes ...
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Accidentally deleted unity-greeter -> system won't load [duplicate]

Recently, I was quite pissed by the unity-greeter error dialog box on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64). So, I had the "wonderful" idea of deleting it... The thing is: now, the system won't start up, telling me "...
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Restore lightdm greeter dynamic background after installing xfce4 on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed xfce4 on Ubuntu 15.10. I did it in order to remote login using x2go. It is working perfectly. After installing xfce4, lightdm is displaying the blue mouse background that comes ...
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Numix-circle icons not effective in Unity-greeter

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and using the Numix theme with the Numix-circle icons. I like very much the unity-greeter as a login environment, is elegant and I think it goes really well with the Numix theme ...
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Unity-greeter or lightdm-greeter-gtk change password on login screen

I'll install and configure Ubuntu 14.04.3 with ActiveDirectory and All ok, but I can not configure the change password on login screen. Message with warning about expaire password display, but ...
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Lightdm doesn't show wallpaper/background and colors are wrong

The symptoms of the problem are that only default Ubuntu wallpaper is shown in the login screen, the password field, host name (in the top left corner) and menu (in the top right corner) have an ugly ...
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15.10 lightdm broken - gdm works

After some updates to my system lightdm seems to be broken (can't get a session with lightdm to work, always ending up in low graphics mode at boot). If I chose gdm it however works. But I would like ...
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Unity desktop environment and Georgian (MESS) layout

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop with Unity desktop environment. I'm Georgian and often use Georgian (MESS) layout on keyboard. When I use LibreOffice and Georgian (MESS) layout in Unity ...
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How to change greeter ubuntu

i have installed kubuntu-desktop in my Ubuntu 14.04 and its awesome im liking the new look. i can switch between unity and kde in lightdm unity-greeter screen , but how to replace lightdm with kde ...
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How can the login greeter drums be turned off in Ubuntu 15.10?

I want to disable the startup sound effects that play when the login greeter appears after booting Ubuntu 15.10. How can this be done?
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How to remove Lubuntu desktop environment and go back to default again? [duplicate]

I have problem with Ubuntu. It is always starting with the low graphic settings and it is running slowly. I installed the Lubuntu desktop environment and then I realized that I didn't like it, so I ...
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How do I completely uninstall default Unity Greeter and use text mode login instead? [duplicate]

If I would like to completely uninstall the default Unity Greeter and use text mode login instead, how should I go about it? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - the regular flavor; with Unity. I prefer a ...
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Irregular start-up/bootup behavior

I am dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. It mostly works out great! However, Ubuntu behaves reaaaaaally oddly when booted into. As soon as I leave GRUB, having selected to boot Ubuntu, randomly ...
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Can't log into Ubuntu 14.04. tried various solutions already

So I came to start up my computer as usual and was prompted to log in unusually. I couldn't log into my account or the guest account. It just kept bringing me back to the log in screen. I then ...
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Is Lightdm-webkit-greeter necessary to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want to get rid of lightdm-webkit-greeter due to the errors when I boot into Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Is it possible to run Ubuntu without lightdm? I don't want to mess up my system by removing it. I have ...
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LightDM Animations

is there a way to port lightdm lock/unlock fade animation on other greeters? I'm thinking about making a port of the animations on pantheon-greeter. Thanks
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Can't get rid of Lubuntu's Login Greeter

If I lock my computer or logout, when I log back in, I want to see unity-greeter. But I can't seem to get rid of Lubuntu's greeter upon logging in. I once installed Lubuntu but have since uninstalled ...
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How to restore greeter settings changes made in Ubuntu Tweak?

I was playing around with "Ubuntu Tweak" and changed some of the greeter settings. Now I would like to restore these to their defaults.Is there a way to undo all changes made by Ubuntu Tweak? I am ...
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This session is locked - problem

When I try to login after resuming from a suspend, I get this message with a huge lock icon. This session is locked - you will be redirected to the unlock dialog automatically in a few seconds ...
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Problem With Custom Unity-Greeter background

So I have this cool background I like. I set it as my background, but in Unity-Greeter, (Not the lock screen) I just see the default "bruised" wallpaper for 14.04. Ick. Does anyone know how to make my ...
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Ubuntu touch full desktop

Would it be possible to take my nexus 10 with the latest ubuntu for tablets installed, mount the system partition as rw, and, by means of adding and removing packages, get a full unity 7 desktop ...
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How to change unity greeter logo position?

I have changed unity-greeter logo successfully by replacing desired logo to /usr/share/unity-greeter/logo.png Now I want to change the position of the logo. Is it possible? I use 14.04 64-bit os
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14.04: When changing the default desktop environment to to Gnome Flashback Compiz, and reboot I get a 'The system is running in low-graphics mode"

Following this tutorial, I managed to change the environment from "unity-greeter" to "gnome-fallback-compiz" and then I rebooted and I got this: Yeah, and all the options are pretty much useless to ...
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ERROR Code: Unity on 14.04 would not load [duplicate]

Unity 14.04 is failing to load after an upgrade from 12.04. I think it is because it was an incomplete upgrade and there was some errors. I finally got it to recognize me and let me login into Unity ...
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Unity-greeter won't let me login

… due some login problems. I just remove and reinstalled unity-greeter successfully, but now I cannot login in graphic mode with the default user I already had. Does anyone knows why is this happening ...
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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 ...
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How can I make lightdm scale on a hidpi screen?

I have a laptop with a 3200x1800 screen. When I start up my laptop, lightdm doesn't scale to the resolution and looks tiny. When I lock the screen afterwards, lightdm scales and looks fine. I found ...
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exlude users from display manager [duplicate]

I just did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. To not break anything, I created the default user during install, but I neither need nor want it. I added my usual users (UIDs > 10000), which work ...
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How to go back to default ubuntu greeter?

I setup my PC from a Xubuntu iso file. After a while, I decided to install the ubuntu-desktop package to switch to Ubuntu. When I turn on my PC, the greeter I get is the same that came with Xubuntu. ...
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I see gnome-screensaver lock screen instead of unity one. What happened and how to fix it?

For a long time in 14.04.1 LTS I see gnome-screensaver lock screen instead of unity-greeter (or which one is the latest and greatest?). I've already tried to dpkg-reconfigure lightdm and dpkr-...
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Suspend causes login screen corruption or system freeze

At work, I often set my computer to "Suspend" rather than turning it off at the end of the day. Often when I turn it back on in the morning, I find my login screen to look like this: Note that, ...
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Where is Ubuntu's drum roll sound located?

Where is Ubuntu's logon sound (Triple Drum Roll) located? It plays right when you see the Unity Greeter? When I searched up for the startup/login sound, which is what I thought it was, I got results ...
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Why is Lubuntu default desktop environment

So I just wanted to try things out on 14.04, so I did sudo apt-get install lxde sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop When I get to the greeter, it reads Lubuntu (Default) Lubuntu Netbook LXDE ...
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How do I enable/disable guest account in Trusty 14.04.1

Only my user is shown on greeter, guest is not, my wife is not. This is a system I reinstalled from 12.04-i386 to 14.04-amd64, reformating all but /home. Even a user created from Trusty won't show on ...
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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 to change the default Desktop environment (That appears in the greeter) in 14.04

Previously I navigated to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and changed user-session=ubuntu. lightdm.conf doesn't exist in Ubuntu 14.04 at that location, so how do I change user-session=ubuntu to something ...
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Only a purple background displayed during the login screen. No wallpaper

I get only a purple screen for the background during login. Not even the default warty background. Its been like that since I installed Ubuntu. Ever since I came to know about the background of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 start error

After a few days in a fresh XPSP3/Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot intallation I started to get this error: Executable Path /USR/SBIN/UNITY-GREETER . This happens every time I start ubuntu and sending a error ...
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lightdm: cannot type password on login screen

I am running 12.04 LTS, fully updated. My system is configured to automatically log me in into my account. Auto-login works fine. However, sometimes I need to access the unity-greeter/lightdm login ...
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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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Login screen is disfigured

This is the second time I see it this way when I startup my machine. You can see that the screen is not fully utilized. Ubuntu's screen starts from the top-left, but doesn't fill the whole screen. The ...
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How do I set the LightDM wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, picking one of the default wallpapers meant that you saw it on the login screen as well. I am now on a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04, the LightDM wallpaper appears to ...
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ubuntu 13.10 - not prompted for login at start up

Mostly - oddly not every time - when I reboot, or start up my laptop, I am not prompted for a password; it goes straight into my desktop. I don't like this one bit. There are other users on my laptop, ...
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How do I change the appearance of the Unity greeter? [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the appearance of the Lock Screen on Ubuntu 13.10 (unity)? At current its simply a black screen with a tiny clock on the upper right corner. I would like to change this to ...
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rotated monitor. login screen needs rotation

I rotated my screen, and 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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Restore Unity Greeter

I've installed XFCE Desktop environment, but when I decide to switch back to Unity, while uninstalling the XFCE packages, the LightDM keep starts like XFCE, and I want to restore the Unity one. I ...
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Unity-greeter black screen on 13.10

I've recently installed ubuntu 13.10 64bit on a desktop (UEFI mode). After the plymouth splash i get a black screen. After some experiments I found a temporary solution: switch back to tty1 and ...