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

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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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Change login screen styles 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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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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Login screen password language

I have ubuntu 12.04, and 2 languages on my keyboard. Every time the screen goes black it requires my password, which is in English. But the language set is the one I have used last. How can I make it ...
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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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black screen before login screen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop. I installed the drivers for my graphics card from AMD Support (first download). Then I restarted my laptop. Now I have a black screen before the graphical ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04 does not show the login screen on booting

My machine was working completely fine till I restarted it, and now I cant reach the login screen. After turning ON the machine I can reach the GRUB where I select Ubuntu, after which I get a black ...
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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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Change lightdm-gtk-greeter background?

I've been Googling like a maniac trying to find an answer, so I've now decided to ask here. How do I go about changing the background of the login screen? (lightdm-gtk-greeter). It currently uses ...
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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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Login screen - set default user

On login screen i have two options: my default user (let's say User1) and "Other User". When i work as "Other user" and make "Log out", on logon screen the 'active' one is "Other User". I wish that ...
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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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login to system my Ubuntu screen freeze please anyone can help me. Thank You [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 16.04Lts After login to system my Ubuntu .It show only Ubuntu wallpaper only please anyone can help me. Thank You
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How can I change the login screen theme in GDM?

How can I change the Login screen theme? Is there a graphical way or no?
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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04 flickering and disappearing screen

Running Skylake/Nvidia GTX 950 on a clean install. I'm no expert at all and I haven't got a clue what to do. I've tried various things but nothing works and the guides are often not clear enough for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to make password visible in Ubuntu login screen?

My six month-old child was hitting the keyboard of my locked laptop. And after some time I noticed that characters in the password entry field are visible (I mean not as asterisks). Is this some kind ...
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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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How can I change the Keyboard Layout on login screen?

I changed my Keyboard Layout from Swedish to English, but now my password doesn’t work and I can’t login. I need a way to change the keyboard layout at the login screen without having access to 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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How can I take a screenshot of the login screen?

How can I take a screenshot of the login screen? I do not want to recreate my Ubuntu installation in a virtual machine.
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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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How to disable sleep/suspend at login screen?

I've been at trying to do this for the last several hours with no progress. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I want to disable the sleep/suspend at the login screen (before logging in with any user) so ...