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Questions about the login screen, specifically customizing/troubleshooting it.

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Login loop with fresh 19.10 install

So I installed 19.10 fresh from USB. I picked no login required. First reboot after install I'm welcomed inside Ubuntu. But second time I'm prompted to login for no reason. Worst part is that i ...
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Black Screen after login on fresh Ubuntu 19.10

I just updated to Ubuntu 19.10 on my HP Elitebook 8440p. I'm not sure about what is my GPU, but running sudo ubuntu-drivers devices yields me "vendor: NVIDIA Corporation" and "model: GTM218M [NVS ...
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Login process hanging

I recently upgraded my system from 19.04 to 19.10. I spent about a day and a half using the new system (19.10)... I added a few software platforms (e.g., Eclipse, Android Studio, etc.) Now (without ...
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View Password At login

I have some users who cant seem to remember their passwords, so I am looking for some ways to better help the users. There are web apps and mobile apps that allow the user to click on the "eye" icon ...
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Ubuntu 18: login screen freezes if HDMI is connected

I am using Dell xps 13 and Ubuntu 18.04.3. My login works as usual if HDMI cable is not connected. However, if HDMI cable is connected while I turn on my laptop, it shows the countdown screen just ...
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I am stuck in tty1-6 screen Ubuntu 18.04

After complete uninstall of python3 from my Ubuntu, I'm stuck with command line (login page runs on tty1) and if I login by giving username and password, then the command line stay opened, not the ...
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Stuck at login: prompt missing on Ubuntu 18.04

This is what I see when after power up Ctrl+Alt+F3 doesn't do anything How can I solve? (VMWare VM on Windows 10 x64)
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Unable to login to ubuntu 18.04 (only via wayland)

I have a DELL inspiron 15-5567 and my graphics card is AMD radeon R7 M445 running Ubuntu 18;04.3. Suddenly after going to an apt-get upgrade my desktop is not logging the user account into xorg ...
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No password prompt after resume from suspend

Using Ubuntu 19.04, Dell XPS 9370 Normally, after resuming from a suspend, I can see the lock screen. A keyboard press or mouse click brings up the password prompt so that i can log in. ...
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Place login on different screen

In my system setup (Standard Ubuntu 19.04) I have three monitors lined up horizontally. When starting the system the login screen puts itself on the right monitor. I would like to place it on the ...
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Hide user on login screen for kubuntu and lubuntu [19.04]

so I tried to use what has worked for me for years as below. But trying this on both of these flavors of ubuntu gives an error on giving the gdm user x server access. Sequence: Use root: sudo -i ...
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Configuring User listing on 18.04 gdm3 login screen in a specific order

Is there a way to define the user listing order on 18.04 login screen, such that few selected user accounts will be shown at selected places or any other way of ordering. Ex: Suppose a user account ...
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Lubuntu login screen keeps on appearing [duplicate]

Well I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS lubuntu tty1. Was working fine for two days, but a problem now. When I try to login, the login page keeps on reappearing repeatedly without logging me in. ...
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Black Screen After Installing KDE-Full

I installed kde-full in ubuntun 18.04. but, when I try to login, I face with a black screen (with no cursor on it). any suggestions on how to tackle this problem? Graphic card: nvidia RTx 2080 ti ...
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delay while loading greeter + background change

Recently, after an apt update / upgrade, it seems a delay was introduced during the greeter. Most of the greeter / login loads, except the user background. Instead, a dark purple background appears ...
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How can I customize the Login screen in Ubuntu 18.04?

I would like to change the appearance of my Login screen in Ubuntu 18.04? So far I was able to only change the background picture in the login screen. Is there any way to change the default colour (...
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Ubuntu 18.04: gdm login screen saver not working in wayland mode

In my computer, GDM is using wayland in its login screen. I have observed that while in the login screen the screen saver never activates and the monitor stays on all the time. It worked fine with ...
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Showing Black Screen on Screen Sharing When try to Switch User

i'm installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my system and enabled screen sharing, also the screen sharing encryption disabled. after i try to access from windows to Ubuntu 18.04 system through TightVNC. The sharing ...
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Set keyboard layout at login splash screen

I have looked on many posts on all kind of forums and tried myself many things, for example: manipulate plymouth rc.d file, set as startup command setxkbmap de, create a boot time script in init.d, ......
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Lock screen screen timeout

When I wake up the computer from sleep or manually lock the screen using Super+L the monitor goes out very quickly (~5-10 seconds). Especially after waking up this is annoying as I need to start ...
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[ubuntu 18.04 a briefly showed screen right after log-in

I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my laptop and managed to customize themes for various components. Not saying it's bad but there are so many purple screens coming up all along the booting ...
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Internet access works before logging in but not after

I usually connect to the internet via USB on my laptop running Ubuntu 18.04. Before the login screen, I can see I have access to the internet. If I press CTRL+ALT+F2 and go to the tty2 screen, I can ...
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I suddenly can't change from chrome OS to linux and when I try to log in my password and username is not recognized

I have very little coding and IT experience, but I managed to install ubuntu and it was working perfectly fine last night and this morning. I switched back to chrome os to go to class and when I got ...
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could not login to ubuntu installing CUDA and Nvidia driver(could not see login screen)

I Installed CUDA about 2 months ago in a python(anaconda) virtual environment. Now I want to install CUDA in root inorder to install darknetpy wrapper. So I tried to install CUDA 9 in console. ...
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newly created account in 18.04 fails to login

I created an new account and it can't seem to log in from the users screen. I can su into the account from terminal. Any ideas? I added the user from my root account using the settings menu. I've ...
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Problem: Ubuntu 18.04 greeter will not display more than 50 users

How can I make all my usernames show up in the greeter in Ubuntu 18.04 (desktop)? I've tried various different greeters including unity-greeter kylin-greeter lightdm-gtk-greeter lightdm-kde-greeter ...
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How to Change Cursor Theme, Speed and Size on Login Screen [duplicate]

The question is that: I've changed the cursor theme with Tweaks putting the cursor theme folder inside the: /usr/share/icons I also changed the speed (with dconf Editor) in: /org/gnome/desktop/...
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Power outage on laptop, Ubuntu resets after login screen

I am running dualboot Ubuntu 16.04 on my system. Yesterday I didn't have my charger and the system powered down and whenever I normally boot and try to login, I see System Program Problem Detected Do ...
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Where can I find the layout of login screen of GDM default theme?

I'll explain it better. I want to change some colors, fonts and what I want of the default login screen. I like it and I don't want to change it, but I changed the background and now some texts are ...
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How to disable iMac infrared remote control?

I have successfully disabled my infrared remote on my iMac. Are these changes going to be overwritten with a future software update? I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.04 on a stock Apple iMac 9,1 (...
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After Logging going to black screen

I recently tried to update my graphics cards without fully knowing what I was doing, and then after getting the updates for Ubuntu downloaded and installed I restarted my HP EliteBook 8440P laptop. ...
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Ubuntu Mate 19.04 Dual Monitor Lock screen only showing up on 1 monitor. Login Screen mirrored on both. Desktop fine

I have Ubuntu Mate on my desktop at work and I've noticed some issues after adding in a second monitor. At the login screen, my display is mirrored across both monitors. On my lock screen, only the ...
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Black login screen after upgrade

After upgrading to 19.04 the login screen is not working it just shows black screen while I can access the tty and it works normally. I use laptop Dell E6430 with nvidia discrete card, so when I ...
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Unable to view login screen on Ubuntu on a new install

I just installed Ubuntu Workstation 18.4 on a NUC device using a USB boot device. Post installation, when I start the machine, I briefly see the Ubuntu screen (purple background) but then the screen ...
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Black screen (Initramfs) from startup - how to fix?

"BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands." I am a novice and understand little about Ubuntu. Could someone help me and give me a ...
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19.04 gnome-session login after screen blank — impossible without mouse

as posted before (19.04 gnome session login - is it impossible without mouse?) this seems to be the case. apart from that, I'd like to know how to get the top-right settings/shutdown menu just by ...
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xcfe: X server terminates on logout

noob here. When i click on "logout" menu item in xfce (top-right corner), X serverver terminates. I can't remember what i did, but earlier, when i click on the same item GUI login screen was shown, ...
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First time booting up and other log ins look different

I have installed Ubuntu 19.04 (with GNOME) on my MSI GL62-7QF. By using GNOME Tweaks I managed to install Pop!_OS shell theme, while using the desktop everything works as intended, once I log out the ...
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Kubuntu: Screen resolution issue

I reinstall kubuntu-desktop (because I had issue with it) and after that I ran into of a problem with font size. All fonts on the screen are very big! I changed font size in the Settings - Fonts - ...
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I changed frame rate and got freeze after login (Ubuntu 19.04)

I edited my .profile file with xrandr to change framerate. Then I restart the computer and it gets freeze after the login screen. The mouse doesn't move, but the keyboard still works. How do I change ...
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Removing a glimpse of purple screen at starting up of my pc

I have edited the log in screen and log in animation through plymouth. I prefer a total black screen or simillar theme. Everything is ok for now but when I hit enter after giving my password in the ...
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Bold User name text on login screen

In 18.04, during the first login, my user name appears in bold text. I need to click on it to enter the password. Is it possible to remove bold and make the user name appears as normal text ?
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Login screen doesn't look right on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS [duplicate]

This is my login interface but I am using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS version. I want to switch to the default login page.
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Long desktop load time after gnome login (approx 30sec)

I am experiencing long desktop load time in ubuntu 19.04. The computer boots up fast as before but it takes about 30 secs extra to load the desktop home screen after successfull user login. I have ...
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Log-in screen background (on Ubuntu 18.04) is not changing though I made necessary changes in necessary files

Actually the instructions for changing the log-in screen background are very clear and distinct. So, I don't think I made anything wrong. First I copied my desired image here /usr/share/backgrounds/...
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Ubuntu login failed to authenticate

First: I tried to setup login with finger print by sudo pam-auth-update Based on this answer https://askubuntu.com/a/1092947/970785 But I make mistake by check only finger print and uncheck all ...
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How to install a downloaded gdm theme to change my log in theme?

I have downloaded themes from https://www.gnome-look.org and I have changed applied the gtk themes and shell themes successfully. But I am facing a great difficulty in changing the log in screen. I ...
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What are the difference between the options in the drop down menu beside sign in option?

In the log in screen there is a small settings icons beside 'sign in'. There are some options in there including 'ubuntu', 'gnome' etc. I am familliar with these but what's the significance of ...
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Authenticate user using folder name (domain)

I lost my password and login for Ubuntu and now trying to reset it. I use local machine with Ubuntu 18.04. I found the right way (some guide) using such command from the safe mode: passwd username ...
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How to get rid of quick purple screen that shows between login page and user's wallpaper?

I am currently trying to get rid of all purple screens that shows in Ubuntu in different places. Only one case left, and it happens between when I have typed password on gdm3 screen and my desktop ...