Questions tagged [login-screen]

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

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Login screen not showing up after waking from suspend, desktop showing with no interaction (xubuntu)

[xfce version 4.16 on ubuntu 22.04] I have been having an issue with the login screen not showing up ever since I have installed xubuntu. After opening the laptop lid, the system wakes up from suspend ...
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Alternative greeter or display manager for Ubuntu Studio 22.04.1

I am having various problems getting Ubuntu Studio 22.04.1 LTS's greeter to behave in a useful way. My primary use case calls for domain logins, and I would like: not to have the extra step of ...
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white screen on login pages after 22.04 update

I am experiencing an issue after update to 22.04 (UbuntuStudio with KDE Plasma): login (and lock) page are white, only the logo and text space are visible. Everything is working fine, so not really a ...
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Black screen on login on Ubuntu 22.04.01 with Nvidia drivers

So, I have fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 alongside Windows 10 (on separate drive). I have Nvidia GTX1050 GPU with Dell U2414H monitor via HDMI. Everything works fine, except for one small quirk. On ...
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Lubuntu/i3 splash screen still displaying

First and foremost thank you for reading this, with that out of the way: I have a very simple problem to which I haven't found a simple solution and it is the fact that when I log into an i3 session ...
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Alt-F4 not shutting down pc anymore on Xubuntu 20.04.2.0

Since a few weeks Alt-F4 is not shutting down my pc anymore on Xubuntu 20.04.2.0. I get the login screen and from there I can shutdown the pc, but it asks if I am sure because there might be other ...
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Google Login problems

ScreenshotI'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS aarch64 on my PI400 and really liking it, however when i try to log my Google account in Settings/Online Accounts I get the attached. It's not urgent, just ...
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Setting XFCE-Session as default [closed]

How can I set ´Xfce-Session´ as default in the session selection during the login procedure? Here is my ubuntu version information: # lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 21.04 ...
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recover Ubuntu session after lock screen hangs

I've been using a session for over a month and last time I logged back in, the screen froze. The session itself hasn't crashed (ps -A and loginctl list-sessions confirms it). I tried running loginctl ...
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22.04 upgrade from 20.04 - stuck after login; lightdm problem?

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu 20.04 Pixelbook (full Ubuntu, no Chrome nonsense) to 22.04. However, the system now gets stuck immediately after login. After I successfully log in, the login prompt ...
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Can I have the ASCIIquarium animation in my login screen?

I really like ASCIIquarium and I wanted to ask if someone has managed to set the animation on the login screen. Thank you in advance.
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SDDM freezes when trying to switch user after upgrade from focal to jammy

After kubuntu upgrade from focal to jammy when trying to switch user SDDM displays switch user screen but do not respond to keyboard or mouse, so it is impossible to switch. Before upgrade everything ...
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Use the ubuntu login screen instead of gdm3

I am running ubuntu 22.04. When I boot, I see the gdm3 greeter. When I then log out from my I see the ubuntu login screen. How can I configure gdm3 so that it automatically switches to the ubuntu ...
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Make grub and login page recheck my monitor's resolution

Sometimes, when I'm booting up, my bios failes to understand my monitors information and sets the resolution to a default value. On windows when the login screen shows up, and in ubuntu after you ...
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Touchpad 'clicking' on Ubuntu login screen does not work after prompt for WiFi password appears

I've experienced this, when Ubuntu 22.04 boots up and after the login screen is shown, a pop-up is raised (probably from NetworkManager), prompting for WiFi password (which is fine, I guess, since it'...
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How do I disable the screen going blank for the login screen in Ubuntu 22.04?

How do I prevent the screen from going blank after a period of inactivity for the login screen in 22.04? I tried setting sleep-inactive-ac-timeout=0 and sleep-inactive-ac-type='nothing' in /etc/gdm3/...
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22.04 NUC11, boots to black screen intermittently

Intel NUC11PAHi7 boots 22.04 to black screen intermittently. If I press enter, and enter my password, the desktop appears. Does not happen all the time, occurs 1/5 times on boot/reboot. I have two ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS slow boot and problems after update

I have ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed in my machine. Since the last update (kernel 4.15.0-176-generic) the machine is very slow to boot (login) and there are problems after the login (slow and laggy). At ...
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added gui, but cannot log to gui as original user

I added xorg, openbox and lxqt, and latter mate to my ubuntu 18.04 vagrant box to create lighweight gui experience. After restarting box, VirtualBox window popped up with invite to select a user and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 not starting after first encryption password

I start my computer, a Lenovo Thinkpad. Ubuntu 20.04 is asking for login encrypt disk password. Normally for the past year it was starting and asking for a second login password, but now only a black ...
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Recently upgraded to 22.04 and get graphical glitch

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 and I cannot get to the login screen without seeing this glitch. If I connect a monitor via USBC suddenly this graphical glitch goes away and I can go on my ...
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Black screen after logging in on "Ubuntu on xorg" in Ubuntu 22.04 lts

I am new to Ubuntu and have some hiccups using the latest one, whenever I change to Ubuntu xorg on logout screen from the gear option everything changes to black can't even navigate what I am doing ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Can't get passed login after update

4 days ago, I decided to install the update that "Software and Updates" has been suggesting for a while. After the progress dialog was gone, I closed the laptop lid, expecting it to sleep(...
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user logs out but does not get a new login screen

users, A strange problem appears on my system, but not always: There are four users: me and my three sons. They somehow succeed in logging themselves out and then the login screen disappears. The ...
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How do I set user background for lightDM login screen?

I am quite lost on how to set user-specific background. There does not seem to be many resources on this matter. Setting background from gnome-control-center does not work. org.gnome.settings-daemon....
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Login Screen gone, Keyboard and mouse take ages to turn on

I've been trying to install a screen recorder that would work with my system. One which i tried was OBS Studio from the ubuntu software store. After installing and opening OBS, my keyboard and mouse ...
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Switching monitor of gdm3 from TV to PC monitor (Ubuntu 22.04)

I can't switch my login screen from my tv to the pc monitor. It's also not possible to change plug order as one is Display Port and the TV is HDMI. So, is there any way I can change the monitor on ...
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Login screen was changed

After installing Unity & KDE desktop environments, my login screen was changed and the wallpaper changed to Debian. I tried uninstalling, but it still appears. Any help?
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Black screen at Kubuntu boot with cursor

So I have an external HDD with Kubuntu installed on it and I boot to it from my MacBook Pro, I have run into a bit of a problem. So just a few days after installing it to the HDD the login screen ...
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Clicking suspend turns the screen black for a moment and then takes me to login screen

Suspend was using fine, but for some reason unknown to me it has stopped working properly and takes me back to the login screen. I suspect that something is instantly causing the computer to wake up ...
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I cannot log in

I've been using Ubuntu for a few weeks and today I modified/tweaked it. I restarted my laptop and now I cannot log in. I try to log in but it takes me back to the log in screen. I don't want to lose ...
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Ubuntu First Login Attempt Rarely works

I leave my PC and the screen auto locks. I return to log in. I correctly input password and Ubuntu just stays there for a few seconds till the screen goes black. The only remedy is typing password, ...
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Managed Ubuntu 20.04 system - login loop

I have been struggling with a login loop issue for ~1 month now and am unable to resolve it despite help from my work IT department. The issue is that I am unable to login through the GUI - if I do, I ...
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No user shows up in login screen

When I get to the login screen, it appears as normal, except no user is selectable and the ubuntu logo on the bottom of the screen is missing as well. When I restart the machine several times, my user ...
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Static snow screen after login

I am currently using Ubuntu 20.04. After I logged in, the screen became like this and I am not able to do anything.
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Ubuntu login screen instead of suspending

after updating to ubuntu 21 when I try to suspend, the screen will only turn black for a while and then the login screen apears. If I press suspend again, the screen turns black again and I'm stuck in ...
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Multiple monitors : Black screen with blinking cursor and GNOME Desktop login only shows after switching console

Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS HWE Dell Laptop with integrated Intel GPU and Discrete nVidia GPU Dual monitor ( Laptop monitor + Desktop monitor via HDMI from laptop ) Configured display to "Join Display&...
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ubuntu doesnot diplay the login screen when "join display" is select and there is only one monitor

I spent a night to debug why the login screen is not showing up. I was able to blindly type in my password to login to a colored background but empty screen. The problem persisted after I upgraded the ...
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On tty1, run "htop" and then "login" on htop exit

Here's what I want: When my Ubuntu server boots, run htop on it's screen. In case of emergency, quit htop will return to tty login. Reply to Commect #1: A dummy user for running htop might be a good ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Black screen on login with Displaylink Driver

I have a problem with displaylink driver on Ubuntu. Whenever I turn on my PC (cold boot doesn't change anything) if the display link hub is plugged in, Ubuntu just shows a black screen instead of the ...
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Lightdm(with slick-greeter) only starts AFTER tty login

I recently installed slick-greeter, and have wrestled with various configuration issues, and spent quite some time searching various threads across various distros for the issue I'm seeing. That is, ...
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On the login screen everything is fine but when after login pixels are shown on screen

I use ubuntu 20.04 on the login screen everything is fine but when I login then pixelated lines and patters come on the screen. Some keyboard button also stopped working after login. Please help. I ...
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Login screen in xRDP from Windows does not accept <Enter> in password

I connect via xRDP from Win 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.3. After entering the password in the xRDP connection screen, I get the gnome session login screen. I enter the password and I can work ok. If the ...
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Login page doesn't appear

Whenever I boot my laptop, my Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't show login page and just shows a cursor in a black screen. I find out by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, the login page appears. ...
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How to navigate gdm3 login manager with keyboard shortcuts

Pretty much I want to know how to access the cog-icon with a keyboard shortcut. Is there a way? (Everything I know about Linux tells me there should be and probably is.) I know this is a question that ...
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How can I execute a command before login?

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I want to execute the command xdotool mousemove 960 540 to center my mouse pointer before login. I can do it just by adding the command to Startup Applications, but then it only runs ...
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Custom login screen with screenfetch and glances

I have a home Ubuntu server installation with Lubuntu desktop (sddm display manager), and I would like to make a custom login screen that shows: The prompt to log in with the user on the left 2 ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop unless a different user logs in

I'm trying not to make a duplicate of a previous question, but I do have the same problem. I'm using gdm3 and have purged, and reinstalled multiple times. A different user 'test' and sudo startx work. ...
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problem in logging in

I've been trying to boot ubuntu for a while but everytime I do, after entering the password it verifies me and then, all options on screen disappear and only the purple back ground remains, the only ...
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ubuntu keeps loging me out randomly

I have been having this problem recently: Ubuntu keeps loging me out randomly even when I am actively moving the mouse and pressing keys. The screen goes blank and there is this cursor thing at the ...

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