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Completely reinstall the NVIDIA drivers! I assume that you have a GPU newer than GEFORCE 400. When the GRUB boot menu appears : Highlight the Ubuntu menu entry and press the E key. Add the nouveau.modeset=0 parameter to the end of the linux line ... Then press F10 to boot. When the login screen appears press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your user name and ...
I haven't found a documentation, but I have found the source code ;) apt-get source unity-greeter tar xf unity-greeter_*.tar.xz cd unity-greeter As the name of the file gtk.css says, it's an CSS file with definitions for classes. Let's start a grep % grep -r 'add_class' * Binary file deb/usr/sbin/unity-greeter matches Binary file ...
The proper way of changing default unity-greeter background is through overriding glib-2.0 schema, as specified in the Lightdm Ubuntu Wiki The steps are as follows: Create /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/10_unity_greeter_background.gschema.override file with the following contents: [com.canonical.unity-greeter] draw-user-backgrounds=false ...
I finally got gdm to work properly. Initially I had just installed gnome-shell, which allowed me to use the GNOME desktop environment, but didn't allow me to use gdm with it, as described above, which causes certain other problems, like being unable to lock for example, and other issues mentioned in the comments to the question. The solution was to install ...
It is possible that the folder /var/lib/lightdm has not been created. You could try: mkdir -p /var/lib/lightdm; chown -R lightdm:lightdm /var/lib/lightdm ; chmod 0750 /var/lib/lightdm with root permission if needed.
The Wikipedia page contains a reasonably accurate list of available greeters. In Ubuntu the following greeters are in the archive (package name in brackets): Unity Greeter (unity-greeter) GTK+ Greeter (lightdm-gtk-greeter) KDE Greeter (lightdm-kde-greeter) WebKit Greeter (lightdm-webkit-greeter) RazorQt Greeter (razorqt-lightdm-greeter)
I have encountered the same problem with you and now I have solved it. Maybe my solution helps you. You have mentioned that this issue happened after a repair of Grub, so open the apt log file (var/log/apt/history.log) and check the last time when it worked, then you can revert(remove or reinstall) the package that you changed the last time. Then reboot, ...
The fade animation is done inside Unity - no greeter is actually used for screen locking. There is not an easy method of doing cross-fades when using a greeter - the switch between session and the greeter is done by switching VTs so neither is aware of each other.
Using Wily's (15.10) repositories, running the following: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop installs GNOME Shell 3.16.4. I'm not certain if it's the same on 14.04, however. Give it a try. To find out the version of gnome-shell you're running, you can do the following: gnome-shell --version
I end up adding a ExecStartPre line to check for default display manager on legacy settings /etc/X11/default-display-manager, now it's working well: /lib/systemd/system/sddm.service [Unit] Description=Simple Desktop Display Manager Documentation=man:sddm(1) man:sddm.conf(5) After=systemd-user-sessions.service firstname.lastname@example.org plymouth-quit.service ...
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