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I have encountered the same on random occasions on my 14.04 LTS installation. I have not been able to reproduce it. Sometimes it just happens and I am stuck at login. I have added this alias to to my .bash_aliases file as a workaround that have worked so far: alias saveme="export XDG_SEAT_PATH=/org/freedesktop/DisplayManager/Seat0 && dm-tool ...


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The entries in your auth.log involving the gdm user appear normal. This is nothing to worry about. I'm not sure what you mean by "unauthenticated logins" but if you just mean no human entered a username and password for them, that's not a problem. If you're referring to where it says "Unregistered Authentication Agent," that does not mean a login occurred ...


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Try adding this line: greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on to the file /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf. however this file will be overwritten when the unity-greeter is upgraded. For a more permanent solution, add these lines: [SeatDefaults] greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on to a seperate .conf file that you create ...


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I think you are worrying about nothing GDM is the gnome display manager, it is responsible for making your log in screen look gnome themed. Try doing this to find out sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm You can in fact use lightdm instead of gdm, the procedure is same for both. Using the above mentioned command will take you to a warning page. Enter to get back to ...



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