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

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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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Xubuntu 12.04: Use unity-greeter and set user background automatically

on a fresh Xubuntu 12.04 Installation i have set greeter-session=unity-greeter in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. Also I have installed unity-greeter gnome-settings-daemon. Now I want to change the ...
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Can I run Steam as its own standalone session?

I would like to run Steam in a standalone mode so I don't have to load a desktop and then run Steam. I just want 100% of my resources dedicated to the game. Ideally it would just be a Steam session ...
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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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Background after login screen (warty-final-ubuntu.png) is displayed tiled instead of stretched on big 1600x1200 screen

The title already says it, when I log in first time after reboot, I see the greeter with /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png as correctly displayed background. However, as soon as I entered ...
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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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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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LigthDM 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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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 ...
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How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?

Note: This is an attempt to create a canonical question that covers all instances of "low-graphics mode" error that occurs to a user, including but not limited to installation of wrong ...
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Ubuntu Studio Upgrade to 15.04 Degrades Login Screen Format

I upgraded Ubuntu Studio to 15.04 from 14.10 this week. At login (the greeter?) the screen[1] is uniformly grey. There is no login dialog. Before the upgrade, the dialog appeared on the login screen. ...
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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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Restoring Old boot screen [duplicate]

I've installed XFCE Desktop environment, but now i've decided to switch back to Unity, i have uninstalled xfce4 and xubuntu-desktop by sudo apt-get remove xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove xfce4 ...
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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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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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How do i stop the greeter from changing on lock or suspend

I have installed xfce on 14.04 unity distribution and every time I lock the session or suspend, my greeter changes from the unity default one to a xubuntu skinned one, I have not figured out why. I ...
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Utopic Unicorn .. Login screen looks different and unity is slow all of a sudden wireless card no longer working

I'm not sure why, but after a reboot I have an ugly boot up screen and the other problems listed in the title. I think this may have happened during a sudo apt-get upgrade Where I got a seg fault. ...
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Can I add a music player to the login screen? [closed]

I was wondering if I can add any music player on login screen. Think about it like on your smartphone. Is there a way?
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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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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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No unity-greeter UI unless conneted to power supply

Acer c720 (14.04) As the title implies, when I boot my laptop the unity-greeter is blank (all black) unless I'm connected to a power supply. I can still log in with the blank screen (by typing ...
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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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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 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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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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How recover unity-greed via GRUB console? [duplicate]

I'm newbie using Ubuntu and I accidentally deleted an unity-greeter file from Ubuntu (I think the path was /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf). Now, I cannot use Ubuntu normally. Problem pic: ...
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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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After Login, login background remains. Shows /usr/bin/startkde“ X session — ”/usr/bin/startkde" not found

I want my normal Ubuntu environment back. I am describing the series of modifications I have done. Because it may help understanding the problem. [modification 1] I had installed a "theme" that ...
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Why double loading of lightdm in Ubuntu 14.10

I just install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.10 on my new Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, I notice right from the start a double loading of lightdm, I mean, it shows for few milliseconds and looks like it's ...
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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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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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Can this error cause computer to reboot

There are 11 computers in my classroom. Yesterday they began to reboot randomly, all of them. I reinstalled Ubuntu and got this error everytime. Also, after reinstalling the rebooting continued. Can ...
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/etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file missing

I have no /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file. but there is /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and /etc/lightdm/users.conf but there isn't a background=path/to/image line in either of those files. Related: ...
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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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Plymouth skipping

I have set up a background image for grub.And I want that background image to be present during the loading stage of Ubuntu as well.Basically when plymouth is usually doing its job.Basically no ...
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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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Disable fade in/fade out visual effect of unity greeter?

Is there a way to remove the fade in/fade out effect of unity-greeter? I still want to use the unity-greeter, but without this effect.
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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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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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Why I get “No Vala Compiler Found” while compiling?

I tried to install Unity Greeter (unity-greeter_0.2.8.orig.tar.gz) to my Ubuntu 12.04 system from source. But after enter ./configure in terminal, following error appeared:
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12.04 desktop login loop

I installed 12.04 from CD in a partition where 8.?? had been working. The installation appeared fine but Ubuntu booted to a black screen. After updating packages and fighting with nvidia drivers for a ...
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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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How to restrict an user to a specific desktop environment

I'm running a more or less standard installation of Ubuntu Precise 12.04 and I am quite satisfied with doing everydays task with Unity desktop environment. When it comes to playing, however, I feel ...
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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 I change the wallpaper of the login screen?

I would like to set the wallpaper in the login screen (Unity Greeter), how do I do that?
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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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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 ...