Questions tagged [login-screen]

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

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How to Change Cursor Theme, Speed and Size on Login Screen

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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Ubuntu 18.04.2 refuse my login password [on hold]

I am trying to log in my Ubuntu today and It does not accept my password. Is there a simple solution as I am quite new to Linux. This happened in the past and I resorted to reformat. Also, I think ...
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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 ...
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Boot: Normal vs Recovery

After a recent update to Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, my system hangs during boot (see my first question at 18.04.2 Hangs during boot after update). This time I am asking for help to learn about what would be ...
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No config file found for LightDM

I am trying to change the greeter-session in LightDm, but I am unable to find any lightdm.conf in etc/ lightdm. This is what's inside etc/lightdm - The lightdm.conf.d folder is empty. Also file ...
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Can't login after suspend in Ubuntu 16.04

I have dual booted my system with Ubuntu 16.04. Whenever I close the lid of my laptop and open it I can't login at all. I can use mouse on login screen but can't type anything. Then I need to restart ...
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KDE Plasma login screen broken after reinstalling Breeze cursor theme

So I tried reinstalling the Breeze cursor theme using Muon package manager. Immediately after, the System Settings application stopped being able to display some pages. I didn't think much of it, and ...
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May I log in as root? [closed]

I'm very new to Linux, have used Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary and KDE Neon for 2 or 3 days altogether on VirtualBox to select 1 for installation on the laptop I use daily. I've chosen KDE Neon 5.16 and ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 login screen

I'm the only user on the login screen. Upon hard booting after a freeze, my username used to be highlighted automatically, so I could login by only using the keyboard. Now, my username is no longer ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 boots to blank screen

I turn off my laptop, grub menu pops up, I clicked on ubuntu and after some time it shows me blank screen. I have set the login to automatically without any password required. It showed the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 login page freezes, not entering tty

Cannot log into Ubuntu. Recently removed python3, regretting it, restarted a computer and cannot enter the system. Not reacting to inputs at all, cannot switch to tty as well. Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
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KDE 5.56 SDDM Login screen resolution on HiDPI FHD screen

OP on reddit Hi, I have a problem with Kubuntu 19.04 in my 13" FHD (1920x1080) laptop screen. The login screen is too small as was the whole Plasma KDE. I was able to re-scale the screen to 1.5 (...
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How to remove/change ubuntu logo in the loging page (Ubuntu 19.04)

Example Pic: How can I remove this LOGO (not wallpaper) from the login screen of ubuntu? Is there a specific line I need to change in /etc/alternatives/gdm3.css
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How to change the background image of login screen of Ubuntu 19.04? [duplicate]

When I googled how to change the background image of the login screen of Ubuntu 19.04, there are a bunch of pieces io info related to older versions of Ubuntu, but the latest version, namely 19.04. If ...
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Plugin to change login screen wallpaper 18.04

Is there any plugin which allows us to change the 18.04 login screen wallpaper which is a purple + noise by default. I know we can change ubuntu.css , but is there any GUI based plugin yet ? Thanks.
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How to reduce the boot time of kubuntu? [duplicate]

I am using KUBUNTU DE. When I start my laptop, A blue screen with KUBUNTU logo keeps loading for long time before the login screen appears. Because of that boot time increases with significant time. ...
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Login Screen not working

After being inactive for a while I try to login and this happens. No matter what key I press, I don't get to enter username/password. The only thing I can press is the top right corner and that's what ...
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I am not able to login. Getting “Sorry that didnt work. Please try again” error before entering password

My system is not even letting me enter my password. As soon as i select the username to enter my password i am getting an error "That didnt work Please try again." I tried to login to tty by pressing ...
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How to edit. profile from shell [duplicate]

Actually I had updated. profile file with export PATH for mongo DB and to reflect changes had to restart the machine. After restart I caught in an unending login loop. Ubuntu is not allowing me to ...
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Unable to change keyboard layout on lock screen

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 18.10 to 19.04 and now I have two issues. I have two layouts. Login screen displays "EN" every time (and sometimes it not true). I am not able to change keyboard layout on ...
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Ubuntu 19.04; no automatic graphical login screen shown on boot

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.04. Since then, when I boot up my machine I get a screen showing the boot log, but not then switching to the login screen. I can manually start the login ...
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Error at Login Screen after changing the background of Login Screen (Ubuntu 19.04)

My problem happened after I tried to change the background of Login screen. I have changed the file /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/Yaru/gnome-shell.css and this /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gdm3.css. ...
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Keyboard and mouse are extremely slow / lagging in Ubuntu 18.04's login screen

I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a computer that has an ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 motherboard with two Intel Xeon E5-2660v2 CPUs and 128 Gb of DDR3 RAM. Ubuntu is installed in a 1Tb SSD. Everything ...
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After upgrade to 18.10 Gnome login fails and flashes

I've upgraded from 18.04 to 18.10 Now I cannot login to gui. When I boot, after a long time login screen appears. I click on my username and then it's strange: there's grayed out password field and "...
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How to change login order when there are two or more IDs in Ubuntu

I was using one account. But, there was a problem with this account. New accounts are not a problem at all. I do it when I log in. I have to choose the second ID with the arrow keys. I want to set ...
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How to switch languages on login and lock screens?

I have configured Ctrl+Shift to switch languages in Ubuntu. Unfortunately, this combination doesn't work on neither login screen nor lock screens. How to switch languages on login and lock screens?
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Exclude one user from login screen with 18.04 LTS [duplicate]

I tried two ways. First I edited gdm3/custom.conf sudo gedit /etc/gdm3/custom.conf in order to add up a greetere section where the user to be hiden should be listed like [greeter] Exclude=nobody,...
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Having NVMe troubles using Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am semi-new to Linux and Ubuntu, I recently just got a NVMe drive dedicated to my Ubuntu itself and I am running into troubles with using ubuntu on this SSD (I did not have any trouble installing) ...