Questions tagged [login-screen]

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

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Ubuntu 20.04 tab flashing screen after upgrading from 18.04

I am having Lenovo G40-80 laptop with configuration of i3-5th gen processor I recently upgraded to ubuntu 20.04 LTS from ubuntu 18.04. After doing all the necessary steps and restarting the system, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 not loading login components

Today when i tried to start ubuntu in a dual boot system with windows 10 it takes me to a purple screen but the login components are not showing up. Still, i can see and move the mouse around. I did ...
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Login screen customize align inputs ubuntu 20.04

Is there any css file where I can customize login screen? I want to align user and password input to the left of the screen, how to do it?
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Cant type password in ubuntu 20.04

Recently I updated my ubuntu system from 18.04 to 20.04.01. When I try restart my pc and it shows option to enter password. When I try to enter the password the password field remains blank no matter ...
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KDE login screen keyboard layout

I use KDE with two keyboard layouts in it (EN and RU). My system password always has only english letters and digits. I never use differen from English languages in my passwords. I also have global ...
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I am stuck in the login page after Ubuntu upgrade

so I got this login page without any access after trying to restart due to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04, the keyboard and the mouse are not working at all, before this it did worked but the login was ...
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Cannot do 1st login after installation of 20.04.01

I'm sure of the password because I've used it to install some updates right after installing Ubuntu 20.04.01 It's the first time I login after installation. I've tried Ctrl+Alt+F3 and it just says ...
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While screen while waking up

I'm using - Discription : Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Release : 20.04 5.0.4-48-generic There is a problem, my pc sleeps out after sometime and when i try to waking it up, it shows white screen only. Nothing ...
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Ubuntu start with create new user page

My operating system is ubuntu20.04. Recently, when I turn on my laptop the new user creation page pops up. I have to create a new user before logging to the desired user. How to solve this problem?
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Ubuntu 20 freezes-purple screen at login

Im using ubuntu 20.04 and it freezes after booting showing blank purple screen. Issue seems to be relating to graphics. Iam using amd radeon 5700xt graphic card. I have tried to add 'nomodeset' in the ...
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Do not see login window in Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I did a correct end of my computer session. When I started this morning, I saw the red startup screen, but I did not see my name and the login window. I tried to press Enter and then entered ...
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Stuck in login loop after partial upgrading [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04. The Software Updater prompted to do a partial upgrade and I proceeded. Then after the reboot I'm stuck on a login loop. Edit: Update and Upgrade don't work either in the command ...
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Using LightGM-webkit-greeter and get dark screen

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 I want to change login screen, so I do the following: sudo apt-get install lightdm-webkit-greeter nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf /* [SeatDefaults] greeter-session=lightdm-webkit-...
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custom SSH and Login authentication

I am trying to figure out how to change the authorization process for ssh and normal logins. I have used public and private keys before but now I want to try using something else. I already have the ...
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How to enable all fingers for login on Ubuntu 20.04

Problem: When setting multiple fingers for login on Lenovo P53 with Ubuntu 20.04 I'm always prompted for left middle finger to login with fingerprint. Expected: Any enrolled finger should be allowed ...
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Lightdm greeter showing black screen

I am trying to use the lightdm-webkit2-greeter on Xubuntu (using Ubuntu 20). I followed the instructions on How can I install lightdm-webkit2-greeter?. Everything installed fine, and when I run ...
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Why my power buttons section option (on top right most corner) changed into pause button?

My keyboard was having problem and now the power button section is missing and in place of it there is pause option (like when playing video). I have latest ubuntu version (I guess 18.04?). But, as I ...
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HDD LED not blinking and computer won't respond

I've had a weird issue with many Linux distros where if I lock my PC and get back on after a while, my computer won't respond. It appears that the HDD activity LED isn't blinking and the screen is ...
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Blue screen when login

When I want to login, I have blue screen when typing password. But when I'm login first time after reboot or my computer showing time, everything is OK I've tried changing backgorund image via ...
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Screen rotation shortcuts in login without editing files

I have a netbook that allows screen rotation. The problem is that it only will rotate sideways, and once it does, won't get horizontal again, no matter how I move the machine. To add to the problem, ...
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Cannot reconfigure lightdm

Since I switched at the login screen to "Ubuntu on Wayland" I can't login anymore. I got this isseu: Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop Also the gear icon disappeared where I could choose ...
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Ubuntu login loop tried many things still not working

I tried many things like checking .Xauthority ownership, rename Xauthority so it would create a new one, tried checking owenership of .ICEauthority but it didnt exist, i also tried checking the ...
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Infinite Login Loop in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm facing an infinite login loop in ubuntu 20.04. I'm guessing that it's because of the error "No space left on device" but I'm not sure. I don't understand why I'm having a space issue ...
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After login as a particular user, how do I login as another user? [duplicate]

Such a basic thing I can't find anywhere in google. I just need to re login as another user, without having to annoyingly logout. Logout closes my putty terminal, and I have to relaunch and reconnect ...
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Disable Asus Screenpad screen at login

I've recently switched to Ubuntu, and I've noticed that at login, all of my settings are ignored. Most of these are simply a minor inconvenience such as mouse speed, but the screen on my screenpad ...
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Top Bar and Login Screen Low Resolution

I have a brand new install of 20.04. When I log into the OS, the login screen is a low resolution (something like 800x600, but I am not 100% sure what it is). Then once I log in, everything is normal, ...
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How to reset Ubuntu 20.04 Login Screen to defalt like this picture

I want to change Login Screen like this picture
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my username turns into dots on the login screen

This error suddenly appeared with no reason, my username in the login screen is written like "ez..." instead of "ezzat" like if the text is overflown. Also, there is a slide bar on ...
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Graphic login screen displays login name instead of full user name

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.1. Recently (I haven't noticed exactly when), the graphic login screen of Ubuntu started showing the login names (the first field in the /etc/passwd file) instead of the full ...
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Why does the login screen no longer display a capslock indicator

I believe 19.x used to show a message if capslock is on. My laptop has no physical indicator that capslock is on, is there any way of adding back this information to the login screen?
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I'm seeing Weird block letters instead of alphabets on login screen on Ubuntu 20.04

Last night, I've installed Nepali keyboard layout on my Ubuntu 20.04 and I tested it, it worked as expected. But, today when I switched on PC back I am getting this screen. I have tried removing the ...
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How to display log in screen on an external display? [duplicate]

Wondering if anyone has any idea on how could I choose the log in screen to be displayed on my external monitor after boot up on 20.04 LTS? I am using a laptop with a destroyed built-in screen so.. I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04. Right-hand SHIFT stopped working in host, but works in VMWare guest

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. The right-hand shift key on my keyboard stopped working (suddenly, overnight). In other words, pressing RSHIFT+<key> yields <key> (for example, RSHIFT+1 yields 1 ...
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Ubuntu login screen customization - show an animation when correct credentials are entered

I know we can customize the Ubuntu 20.04 login background, however I want to develop something slightly different. I would like, when the user enters a correct login and credential and then click the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Login Screen is coming as Pink Screen

I have installed in Ubuntu 20.04 in a new system. It was working for more than two weeks now. But now the login screen is not coming. A ping blank screen is coming. I am not able to find what has ...
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How in Ubuntu 20.04 change users order on login screen

I have two accounts in my system. As first is showed account less often used by me. I would like to set as first on list my account. I found this topic How can I change the order of the users in the ...
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Cannot set language and format of login screen

I want to set the language and format of the login screen to English (United Kingdom). It appears to work: if I click the Login Screen button in the Settings dialog, set the language/format, dismiss ...
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Dual monitor login screen prob: always on same monitor - Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I use 2 monitors on Ubuntu 20.04, let's call them "Old" and "New". Sometimes I only need "New". They seem to work well with following exception: Problem: When the ...
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How to get started on making boot time look like raspberry pi OS?

I have some knowledge of what happens from when I hit the power button till I am presented with the log in screen. I use the Ubuntu Mate 20.04. I have been experiencing inconsistent screens and then ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Login with no “see password” option

is there a way to disable the eye icon in the login screen to prevent from someone "accidentally" turning it on and thus showing their password in plain sight? Thank you!
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I am not able to reach login screen

I was using bleachbit then the system got stuck It was not working I did a force shutdown Now when I reboot I am not able to reach the login screen I entered the tty and found that the system had no ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 not showing login option to change desktop evirornment

As the title says, the icon on the bottom right of the login screen is not showing at all. It was not showing from the default installation nor after installing BSPWM. Any suggestions?
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USB keyboard is not detected on the login screen

Since the acquisition of a new computer (installed with 20.04), my USB keyboard is not recognized on the session start screen when the computer was previously turned off. I have to disconnect and ...
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How do I set a picture for my user on the login screen in Lubuntu 20.04?

I would like to display an image of my choice instead of the grey icon above my username on the login screen: No doubt there is a setting for this somewhere, but I have failed to find it so far. How ...
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Manufacture logo shown instead of the login screen when booted with an external monitor

Background: I have always been frustrated with the way Ubuntu handles laptop's lid behaviour while connected to an external monitor. This was also an issue with my previous installation of Ubuntu 16 (...
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Start a program before logging in?

I have a desktop and a laptop, both running ubuntu 20.04 for what it's worth. The desktop in the office has a network card compatible with Wake On Lan, so sometimes I will be in the living room and ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and crashes at login screen

Translated from Portuguese: I was using version 18.04 and formatted and installed version 20.04, and now when I turn on the computer and the screen to enter the password appears, after I enter the ...
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How to set proper resolution at bootloader and screen login

I'm having trouble with screen resolution on Ubuntu 20.04 with an HP 2009v monitor, which has native resolution 1600x900 pixels. Problem is that when I startup the computer (with integrated Intel ...
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How do I fix my login screen on Ubuntu 20.04?

The title isn't too specific and I'm sorry about that. The problem I'm facing here is that I used a script to change my login screen background to an image because it was just solid purple before. ...
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No gdm.css in Ubuntu 20.04, how to change login screen background then? [duplicate]

Before ubuntu 20.04 (at least in 18.04 I am sure) you could change the background for login screen, by editing /etc/alternatives/gdm.css, and changing the url of background image to my favourite file. ...

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