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Questions tagged [login-screen]

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

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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs on login screen after resume with NFS mounted prior to suspend

I use NFS share in my local home network. NFS mount is defined in /etc/fstab as following: 192.168.1.1:/media/Share /media/Share nfs noauto,rw,hard,intr,tcp,rsize=32768,wsize=32768,users 0 0 ...
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Cannot login to Ubuntu 18.04 in GUI

After an update of my Ubuntu 18.04, I cannot login into my own account in GUI. After pressed the login button, it just shows me a blank purple screen and I can still move the mouse cursor.
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After upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04 occasional Error “The system is running in low-graphics mode”, choosing default mode working fine

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 I only sometimes got the Error "The system is running in low-graphics mode", after choosing "default mode" everything was working fine. I checked the ...
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Is there a prettier login screen for Ubuntu 18.10?

Not sure why but my Ubuntu 18.10 has installed with a rather visually ugly login screen. I’ve seen people with older versions have nicer login pages, am I missing anything? Here is a screenshot:
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Cancel button and settings option not working on the login screen of ubuntu 18.04

Nothing is happening on clicking cancel button and settings option on the login screen of ubuntu 18.04
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Problem with lock screen after suspend

I'm running Ubuntu 18.10, and I've changed my login screen to lightdm (since I don't like the gdm3 screen), but whenever my laptop suspends, it'll still show the gnome lock screen to log back in. ...
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My “ubuntu.css” is empty - Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

recently i modified the login background in archive named "ubuntu.css" in the path sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css Now, i want modify the image but when i type the same path the ...
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Can't login 18.10 - “no directory logging in with home=/” [duplicate]

I might have moved my home folder by mistake, and now I'm stuck in a login loop. Every time I log in, the screen just flashes as if it logs in and then asks me to log in again. When pressing Ctrl+Alt+...
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ubuntu.css missing in Ubuntu 18.10

To install theme for login screen I need to change /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css. But it is not there. What is the alternative for that file in Ubuntu 18.10?
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My changes to com.canonical.unity-greeter file won't take effect

I've installed lightdm and messed around with my login screen settings, but now that I want to use the standard 16.04 login screen(minus the dot-grid) the changes won't take effect. unity-greeter ...
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How to login to Ubuntu 18.04 without a password

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04 and I appear to have lost my ability to login without a password. This is something that I used in 16.04 for a media player computer that I have in my ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu (Wayland) WM

Fairly simple problem, but I am at a loss re how to debug or fix the issue. I switched to Ubuntu (Wayland). Everything kinda works fine, but there are slight issues with a few programs, so logged out,...
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Ubunt 18.10 How to avoid the login-screen after resume from hibernate?

When my computer, running Ubuntu 18.10, resumes from hibernate, I get to a login-screen, rather unlock-screen, that asks the password. How can I avoid that so the computer resumes seamlessly?
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Caps lock indicator for Ubuntu 18.04 lock screen and login screen?

My laptop does not have a led or anything to show whether the caps lock is on or not, and while Kubuntu warns you on the lockscreen about whether your caps lock is on or not, Ubuntu seems to lack it. ...
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Kubuntu login screen does not show network

I have Kubuntu 18.04 but the login screen does not show the network. i.e the WiFi connection. Already, I have a wifi connection available to all users and it connect automatically and I ask for any ...
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Stuck in login loop Ubuntu 16.04

I need some advice for working towards a resolution to my current login loop issue in Ubuntu Desktop 16.04. When I try to sign in locally, after I input the correct password, the gui prompts for the ...
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Login loop on 18.10 after attempting to change login screen color

I have my Ubuntu 18.10 just installed on my SSD and somehow I broke the desktop. I was trying to change the login screen color following this forum: How can I change the purple background color of ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 lock screen black

The first login screen after boot works, but when a lock screen should appear after suspend or Ctrl+Alt+L the screen just turns black and I can't do anything (managed to start command line with Ctrl+...
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Login loop Xcfe

Since today my Xubuntu is not logging anymore via GUI. I can only open the terminal and login from there. I have tried everything in here Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop but still have a black ...
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Problem “re-booting” after sleep mode

I got a problem on my MSI GE62VR Apache Pro with Ubuntu 18.10. When I open my Laptop after it went to sleep mode I get the following errors: dpm_run_callback(): usb_dev_resume+0x0/0x20 returns -5 PM: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 login loop, unity-panel-service-lockscreen fails

After installing several updates and restarting Ubuntu 16.04, I was greeted with a strange looking login screen. When I try to login the same screen temporarily disappears and then reappears. ~/....
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XUBUNTU 18.10- Blank screen after waking from suspend

Whenever i press any button to wake my system from suspend it screen get on with grey background and mouse poniter then w/o showing the login screen goes blank.. After that no matter what i do the ...
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Can't login after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

I am having problems logging in, after I recently upgraded yesterday. I read on other forums that I needed to install ubuntu-session, but it requires some unmet dependencies. I tried to use the ...
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How to revert GDM to default Ubuntu 18.10 (to utilize new lock/login screens)

My question is pretty much summed up by the title. GNOME 3.30 touts a new lock/login screen, yet Ubuntu 18.10 lacks any changes to GDM. I was just wondering if there was a way to actually SEE and USE ...
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Weird Logon Issue

I have this weird issue with Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell XPS M1530 in which Ubuntu boots, makes a noise when the prompt shows up, and when I type the correct password, it freezes on the login wallpaper ...
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Change login screen purple background 18.10

This is almost a dup of this question, but with a slight variation. Instead of using a picture file for the login screen background, I'd like to use the same solid color background that I've set for ...
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atomaically change keyboard language to login password

How can I change the settings in Ubuntu so that I'll be able to unlock the system using keyboard's primary layout and not the one which I was working with when I locked the system.
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Locking Screen In Xubuntu Breaks Graphics

So, I've been using Xubuntu for some years, now, and I've been having a different experience with the lock/login screen every time there's a new version. When I type in my LUKS password, the screen ...
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xubuntu 18.04 login loop

When I enter my password in the log in screen the screen goes black for a second or two, then returns me to the login screen. No matter how many times I try, I haven't been able to login. I never had ...
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Apply theme on login screen

I've installed the popular arc-theme (with gnome-tweaks) and it looks awesome in the darker variant. However it does not load until I log in. I would like to have it applied to the login screen as ...
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Cannot change login screen background in 18.10

I changed both the desktop and login screen background photos. However,only desktop photo is changed. The one on the login screen is still the purple Ubuntu one. Is this a bug?
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Ubuntu 18.04 Login window loop

Is there any reason the login window would stop working and start looping? I'm running 18.04. I normally RDP into the ubuntu box, but that isn't working now. Using a keyboard and mouse, I see my ...
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How to fix: Ubuntu installer always loads first

I tried to install Ubuntu onto my hard drive using UNetBootIn to have the installer on my hdd (don't have a usb stick). But now whenever I load my computer, the installer always runs first with no way ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 LTS x11vnc black login screen

I am trying to configure the x11vnc on my Lubuntu 18.04 machine in order to send it somewhere else and work remotely on it via TightVnc from a windows pc. I've been trying to achieve this many days, ...
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Ubuntu Budgie: Can't use FN keys on login screen

I can't use FN keys on the login screen in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04. This means I can't change the brightness or volume. How can I fix this? edit:I can use FN after login screen. my device is asus ...
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18.04 login fails after screen lock

After doing an update today, I can no longer login after a screen lock. I enter my password, the screen goes black and then returns to the login screen. The only way to login again is to reboot. ...
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LightDM login freezes after successful authentication

I can't seem to log in on Ubuntu 16.04.4 with lightdm, even though authentication is successful. I am able to use the console just fine, but I need to be able to use graphical browsers from time to ...
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Automatically suspend 18.04.1 at idle login screen

This PC is often left in a logged out state at the login screen. I have set power options to automatically suspend on idle, and these do work if a user is logged in. They do not work if the computer ...
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Login Loop after doing Changing Graphic drivers on 18.04

https://youtu.be/OG4deLa_vK8 (1:35) I have been watching the video to restore my laptop's original look. But, .Xauthority file not found... Please, can anyone tell me what to do?
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Stuck at logout screen

Running Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS. Last evening was copying files to opt directory (don't ask!) and ran out of space. Logged out and wasn't able to log in again. Rebooted, still stuck at logout screen(...
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cloud-init smg in login screen

i am getting this SMG from cloud-init; with a clean installation of ubuntu 18.04.1 Capture how Can i Fix this?
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Correct password fails to login (login loop) in Ubuntu 16.04

I know this question asked so many times before but none of the solutions worked for me. My OS is Ubuntu 16.04.5 (alongside Win10) when I type the correct pw it enters the login loop. journalctl ...
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Ubuntu18.04.1 LTS gets stuck in a login loop

My Ubuntu is stuck in a login loop when trying to enter my desktop. When I login, the screen gets black and soon after that the login screen comes back. I saw this solution: solution But when I ...
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Ubuntu treadmill locked [duplicate]

I have an old Ubuntu treadmill. On every tty screen it asks for login and password. I don’t know either and can’t start grub loader. How can I bypass the login process?
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Ubuntu login screen issue

my pc works smoothly but it freezes during login screen. login screen login screen
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Password not accepting when typing fast Ubuntu 18.04

So I'm getting this very awkward error, that when I type the password in my normal flow of typing it does not accept it while typing the same thing slowly accepts. I have tried changing keyboards. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 18,04 crashes after logging in

Not only me, but there are many users on my PC, so switching users is quite common operation. I have a bug since the installation of 18.04? that after entering the password ubuntu completely crashes(...
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Lightdm: Logs out immediately after logging in; after running lightdm while logged in

Before the problem started, I had run sudo lightdm, which caused the system to hang. I hard rebooted, and then the problem began. The system is Xubuntu 16.04.5. Currently, I can log in via tty. I ...
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How to turn off the lock screen completely on ubuntu 18.04

[A lot of people have had issues with this but none of the threads have been answered. No one I could find has yet just asked to have the thing removed entirely. I also shouldn't be calling it a "lock ...
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My Login Screen is different Help! [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 this day. Everything is fine until my screen froze and did not come back. So I restarted my computer and when it booted, my Login screen was different. Sadly I couldn't ...