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Had that problem the other day. I switched to another terminal (ctrl + alt + F1) and then came back to the current window (ctrl + alt + F7). It did the trick for me.


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Try editing /etc/gdm3/greeter.dconf-defaults You can restart GDM by running sudo systemctl restart gdm3 Note that running that command will immediately end all of your graphical logged in sessions so save your work first. Source: /usr/share/doc/gdm3/README.Debian


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No, there is not currently a way to do it more cleanly than that - unless you write some solution up yourself. Now, if you wanted to do that, likely what you'd want to do is have some scripts like: #!/bin/bash # sets a dark theme gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Some-Dark-Theme" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme "...


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I can get to the GUI bu making a new user with sudo adduser ... sudo usermod -aG sudo ... But that is really suboptimal, since the older user had a highly custom configuration, and it is a real pain in the you-know-what to reconfigure the new one from scratch now. Turns out that some files inside ~/.config and ~/.dconf were corrupted. Trying to access ...


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Add the following line to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file ( if it doesn't exist - create it. File must be owned by root ) [SeatDefaults] user-session=unity That will make unity default for all users, but remember what mikewhatever said: if you choose a specific session once, login screen will remember it.



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