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

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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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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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How do I remove the shutdown button only on the login screen?

I don't want anyone to be able to shut down my computer from the login screen. Can I remove the shutdown button at the top right corner of the login screen in Ubuntu 12.04?
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How can I invoke a user switch from the command line?

In 11.10 I used 'gdmflexiserver -xnest' to switch users without logging out however I think gdm has now been completely removed. I'm trying to bind a keyboard shortcut to do the equivalent of 'Me ...
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How to change circular icon to indicate chosen session in unity-greeter?

In Precise (12.04), when I login to lightdm, using the unity-greeter, there's a white circle by my name. For the standard DEs like Unity or XFCE, the circle has a representative icon (Ubuntu symbol ...
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lightdm/unity-greeter wallpaper will not set

I am trying to set the wallpaper on my login screen, but i cant seem to get anything to stick. I have used gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter background '/path/to/pic.jpg' as user 'lightdm'. ...
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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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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 To Change Login Screen Background On 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? How do i change the background of the login screen on 11.10 i have tried Simple-lightDM-Manager and now all i get is a black ...
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Unity-Greeter not showing personal wallpaper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter? I did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 64bit and for some reason my personal wallpaper is ...
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Is there a way to shut off showing the user's wallpaper in Lightdm?

I don't want to expose my wallpaper to other people who share my computer, is there a way I can disable this feature or work around it?
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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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/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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Switching desktop environment from Unity?

Basicall I have installed a few desktop environments. And if you are familiar with Unity, you know that the way switching works, is you get this sort of drop-down with all the environments installed, ...
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Edit the Unity-Greeter theme

I am trying to get rid of some of the indicator icons on the Lightdm login screen (or maybe just get rid of everything). No luck so far. The file I am editing is @ ...
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How to fix Unity greeter login/splash screen? [closed]

I've upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 and after upgrade I see a broken LightDM login screen (strange dots around the screen). When changing login name, the screen's back to normal. How to fix that ...
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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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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 ...
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12.04 login loop

As the title says, I have problem with login. When I enter correctly password and confirm, black screen with log appears for like 0,5 seconds and then it goes back to login screen. Unlike the others, ...
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xubuntu lightdm unity-greeter bad looking theme

I'm using xubuntu 12.10 and wanted to use the unity-greeter for the login screen (lightdm). The thing is that I installed the package unity-greeter (and gnome-settings-daemon), changed to ...