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

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Ubuntu slow to wake up from sleep

So, I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my 2014 Macbook Air 13inch (no dual boot). When I close the lid, the apple logo is still lit and the screen stays on. Because of this I usually press ...
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Login to Ubuntu fails [duplicate]

I restarted my laptop and then I could not log into Ubuntu desktop or console even. I tried to login at console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F3. But on console, it does not login as well. On desktop it takes ...
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Stuck in login loop on ubuntu, works on xubuntu

I was stuck in a login loop on ubuntu 18.04 and tried a lot of the answers from other questions to no avail. Like here and here regarding .xauthority, cleaning disk space etc. Eventually I installed ...
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I can't get into my programmes in Ubuntu. The password option has disappeared

Can you help please? I am effectively locked put of my laptop, an Acer Aspire 5738Z. The place to enter my password has disappeared and so although I can see my documents on the side bar it is not ...
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Can't login after suspend on Ubuntu 17.10

Did a fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10 a few days ago on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge (using an existing home directory on a different partition). When I close the lid and put it to sleep, on waking it I can ...
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Lock Screen shows weird old dialog box [duplicate]

My lock screen looks like this. And when I log in, my computer doesn't get lock.
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Ubuntu Login Screen does not work After Suspend [closed]

After applying the following update, my login screen, when I come back from suspend mode, is not working properly. It does not let me login, and somehow shows what appears to be a fragments of an old ...
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Ubuntu TTY repeats Enter Key forever [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Whenever I try to access any of the TTY Alt+Ctrl+F(1-6), it asks me for my username. I enter my username and press enter then I am supposed to type my password. However, ...
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Login screen wallpaper problem with multiple monitors

So i've changed my login screen editing gdm3.scc. But the problem is whenever i use more than one monitor, the image just stretches out to the other monitor(s) and ends up looking terrible. Is there ...
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From Suspend directly to desktop? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I have disabled the lock screen but enabled suspend mode after 10 minutes. Each time my PC goes into suspend mode, the first thing that I see when I move the mouse is a ...
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What are the issues that make Ubuntu 18.04 gets stuck in a login loop?

Yesterday,I was configuring Java Path for installing Netbeans Apache,then I went to sleep.Today,when I'm trying to login with correct username and password ,the screen gets stuck to display login ...
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What's the difference between GDM and LightDM?

What is the difference between GDM and LightDM? How can one switch between them. I mean if I have selected LightDM during installation process, will I be able switch to GDM?
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Asking for username while logging [duplicate]

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 in my MacBook Air early 2015 model. After that I installed some snap apps. Everything was just fine then suddenly yesterday while I stared my ...
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Can't enter password after upgrade to 18.04 [duplicate]

After upgrading to 18.04 the login prompt on my laptop acts really strange: It wait's for the input of the user name and after pressing ENTER it behaves as if the ENTER key is stuck and gives no ...
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I am locked into the opening screen

I am only able to see the opening screen of cosmic cuttlefish ~ i can sometimes scroll down to the password ~ sometimes not. When I can scroll I cannot enter the password ~ the letters just disappear.
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Restore Ubuntu 16.04 Login Screen

I installed Ubuntu Kylin Theme but I want to restore the original login in screen for ubuntu, I tried to uninstall the theme, purge and reinstall the lightdm and also change the default to gdm with ...
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login screen reset to 16.04 login screen after using nomodoset as kernel parameter

the title says it all after using nomodoset as kernel parameter (using grub customizer by Danielrichter) the theme login screen changed to ubuntu's 16.04's login screen and i dont know why can ...
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I cannot log in to my account on Ubuntu desktop

I see the log-in screen but when I select one and enter the password it fails to log me in. It easily enters into guest account by the way. I suspected there is some graphical problem and checked ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs after login page after installing nvidia drivers

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 on ASUS Zenbook UX303L. After installing nvadia graphics and rebooting I can't get past the login page after entering my credentials. I used these commands to ...
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18.04 Switch users stops working after a while

After a reboot, I am generally able to switch users, and this works for a while. However, after some time the switch user option returns me to the password dialogue for the current user, and clicking ...
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Ubuntu freeze at login screen

I use Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.10.0-38 It boots normally and at the login screen it shows up the password box then freezes at this point the cursor blinks for few seconds and then stops I can’t move ...
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Ubuntu.css in 18.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to edit the login and unlock screen. I successfully managed to change the background. When I look into ubuntu.css in /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme I can see a line which denotes where SVGs ...
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My ubuntu system is asking login again and again when i even entered the correct login details?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in Dell desktop. I am unable to login into my desktop. when i enter my login details its just coming again to login page without entering into my dashboard? Please help me...
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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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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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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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ubuntu 14.04 login loop problem

My Ubuntu 14.04 is stuck when trying to login my desktop. The screen goes black and soon after that the login screen comes back. I followed all steps in Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop but the ...
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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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Cannot login - screen just refreshes on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

When I type the password to log in nothing happens, the only thing that happens is something similar to a refresh (I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). When I type in a wrong password it says that it's wrong,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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rotated monitor. login screen needs rotation

I rotated my screen, and once I login, it works fine. But, the greeter (login) screen hasn't got the message that things are rotated 90 degrees. How can I change the rotation of the login screen? ...
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Login screen won't accept my password

I recently upgraded to 12.04 from 11.10 and since upgrading have been unable to log in to my user profile. The upgrade went okay and I can login to a guest session fine but whenever I try to login to ...
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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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Login Screen Freezed 17.04

I updated Ubuntu 16.04 to 17.04 and now my login screen is freezed with no access to touchpad and keyboard! I opened in grub mode there sudo apt-get update is not working either! What do ido? It is ...
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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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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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How do I rotate the login screen?

So I am trying out the 14.04 and I keep both of my monitors in portrait mode. But the login splash is in landscape. But I can't seem to figure out how to rotate my login splash or where the config is ...
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Can't log in (unexpected EOF in .profile)

I am stuck in a login loop because of this error. I've seen a few threads about this matter but none helped. I do Ctrl+Alt+f2, when I log in it shows me two errors: -bash: /home/imight/.profile: ...