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After I've been meddling with xrdp for quite a while, trying mint, xfce4 and xubuntu as xrdp desktop environment, I have my login dialog changed to this. I can neither tell which desktop environment part it is nor what package should I remove or reinstall to fix it.

wrong login dialog

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  • Regretfully, it didn't help.
    – sdd
    Apr 14 '17 at 17:54
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    What does cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager say? Apr 14 '17 at 18:03
  • /usr/sbin/lightdm
    – sdd
    Apr 15 '17 at 18:50
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This article helped: Restore Unity Greeter

In short:

Now on a new install of Ubuntu 14.10 + xubuntu-desktop on top of that, there is no directory lightdm.conf.d under /etc/lightdm. But following advice from here I created the directory /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d and a file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-myconfig.conf with contents

[SeatDefaults]
greeter-session=unity-greeter

and I get the unity greeter back.

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