Questions tagged [login-screen]

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

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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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How do I login to Ubuntu directly using root account? [duplicate]

How do I login to Ubuntu 15.10 directly using root account?
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Login screen image not showing on Ubuntu 18.04

After installing ubuntu 18.04 I have now a noisy background when being on the login screen, there is not a nice image anymore and the login experience feels a little screwed up (tap on touchpad doesn'...
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How can I make the Ubuntu 17.04 login screen look like Mac OSX?

I need to make Ubuntu look like Mac OSX, specifically the login screen. How can I do this?
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't let me login [duplicate]

Yesterday I was updating some applications. I come back later and I see a red stop sign on top of my screen that stated there was an error. It said that some of my packages needed some dependencies. I ...
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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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Login Screen Changed and Login not working

Actually, in the initial case, my ctrl and shift button were not working properly, so I followed the answers posted in this link: Shift keys not working properly, I run the following commands: sudo ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Change the Login Screen to use an image such as a png file

I have tried all suggestions for changing the user LOGIN screen background to use an image file. So far no joy! Obviously, I am missing something some where. Can anyone give me the steps to change the ...
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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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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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Blank screen after entering password on login screen after clonezilla restore

I get a blank screen after entering my login password at the ubuntu login screen. And after a short while the login screen is restored. Any further attempts result in a similar cycle as before. This ...
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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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How do I change the login screen in Ubuntu 16.04+?

The recipies for changing one's login screen in 14.04 [EDIT or in 15.04, 15.10] don't work in 16.04. The "custom" background shows for a split second and then fades to the Ubuntu one. So, how do I ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Bionic - No Keyboard-Layout-Selector at Login-Screen

I have two computers running Ubuntu Bionic. On one of them there is no language- /keyboard-layout-selector at the login screen. What can I do to get it? Is there any configuration file for the login-...
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Login Screen — Do not hit enter key

Is there a method that will login me in withouit having to hit the "enter" key? In Winows 10, one simple enters the correct PW and is immediately taken to the desktop...no need to hit "enter."
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I can login using su in other accounts, but not using login screen

When I try to login to my administrative account using Ubuntu's login screen, I cannot. However, I can access other accounts and log in to them. Additionally, I can login to my account using su ...
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18.04 Freeze after login

After upgrading from 17.10 to 18.04 my system freezes after login, sometimes but not every time.. The system boots until I see the login screen, but after entering the password, I'm greeted with a ...
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Ubuntu 1604 Mate, takes 4 Minutes to load, short splash screen and weird Login screen

I'm running Ubuntu 1604LTS on a Dell Vostro 1710 and Ubuntu takes forever to load. In addition to this, the plymouth splash screen is always upended, which means I get the kernel messages instead. ...
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Unable to Login even after trying correct password

I thought of creating another standard user account but just after I clicked add user it took me to my login screen. After entering my root password it says that it's incorrect. Even in tty4 it does ...
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Backlight issue ASUS T300 Chi after booting

Introduction I am having trouble with my screen backlight after booting, so when I first enter the login screen. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 bionic. It is a fresh install, fully updated. Probably you ...
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There's multiple lockscreens/loginmanagers running at same time

I installed Ubuntu Mate, then decided to apt get install budgie-desktop. Now I have both the GNOME/Budgie and Mate lockscreens. So when I login I have to type my password twice on both screens one ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS desktop doesn't appear after login

Using Ubuntu 16.04 on an old (2010) Macbook. Following some auto-applied updates, I can only sign on to my user account, but just the background screen appears with the pointer. The pointer can be ...
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Disable zoom on GDM, Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Ubuntu seems to detect that my laptop has a high resolution screen and, by default, sets everything to a 200% zoom. I prefer to set this back to no zoom, but with larger font sizes. This was no ...
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Dell XPS 9560 Ubuntu 18.04 freezes after login without AC only in Intel mode

I am having trouble with my new 18.04 installation while logging in Intel mode without AC only, when power cable is plugged in everything boots fine in any mode. I installed drivers (nvidia 390) and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 : How to play sound before login [duplicate]

I remember an old time when the login screen played a drum sound before login (actually the dialog-question.ogg from Ubuntu sound theme). I found the sound useful to inform you the system was ready so ...
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Ubuntu 17.04 with GNOME stuck in login loop

So I am using ubuntu 17 with GNOME and I can't login in anymore on my laptop. I have looked up this issue and I have tried several of the methods suggested: Uninstall and reinstall lightdm Uninstall ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 LTS login screen hangs with “logging in…”

Anyone have suggestions for this: I upgraded my Ubuntu system to 14.04, and the upgrade failed miserably. I was forced to restart the system in order to get to a login. After following several ...
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How can I make my PC monitor the login monitor in 18.04?

I have a TV attached to the HDMI port and my monitor attached to the DVI port. When I booted up in 16.04 moving the mouse to one side of the screen or the other would make the login prompt move from ...
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Can't log in after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.04 [duplicate]

Today I upgraded to Ubuntu 17.04. I get to the login page and type my password correctly, then the sign in message disappears, it stays for a few seconds, then returns and asks me to type the password ...
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Any idea on how to enable root login through GUI on 17.10?

I was able to to do it on 17.04, but i guess the display manager has changed I know it is not recommended. But it eases a lot of things for me.
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Login options don't appear on Ubuntu 18.04, instead I get logged in automatically [duplicate]

When I start Ubuntu 18.04, login options don't appear; it just logs in automatically. I want to see a login screen and log in from there. How can I fix this?
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Stuck in a login loop

Hey :) I think it's the most strange problem here. actually I believe that I can never get an effect without a cause but what happened to me makes me think other way. I'm so lost, my lap is stuck in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login screen disappeared

I had problem logging in and I clicked on a icon and "Debian windows" (It has a Debian logo swirl on a gray background). This new format took over and now I can't get back to the regular Ubuntu format ...
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Can startup applications be run on the login screen stack without logging in?

I'm going to set up my computer to be turned on at night and it will automatically start downloading. For security reasons, I do not want to set up Ubuntu to automatically login. The problem is the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boots too slow [duplicate]

I'm dual -booting Ubuntu 18.04 with Windows 7 32-bit on Dell Inspiron 1525. Although Windows 7 boots pretty quickly, Ubuntu need 3mins to boot and 2min to log me in.I used the command systemd-...
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In greeter, how avoid username login with smartcard

I using a pam smartcard module, the user is in the smartcard. In ubuntu 18.04 before start pam.d configs the system ask for a username. Its possible disable this username question and keep all login ...
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Why does my ubuntu 18.04 get stuck on the 'purple' screen after logging in?

Please provide me with a detailed answer explaining why my Ubuntu 18.04 gets stuck on the purple screen after trying to log in. Is it some bug in Ubuntu or do i need to install some additional drivers ...
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Invalid login password

When I try to login in Ubuntu 16.04 with a valid password an error message is shown an screen saying invalid password, try again. I try to submit the password with no success, then I click on guest ...
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My linux won't let me get in as user or even as a guest in login screen

I opened my computer and it was good and all , but then when my desktop was supposed to appear , there was some kind of log in window that has 2 options, to log in as my user name or as a guest. The ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 hangs on boot. How can I get back to login screen?

The Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation (with 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64) in our living room fails to boot to the login screen. Some other Ubuntu installations in our flat are still working alright (they ...
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lightdm-gtk-greeter

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. It came pre-installed with lightdm-gtk-greeter. At login time, the following labels are not visible in top panel: Hostname Clock Session They are displayed but they ...
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Cannot start Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Precision Tower after a fresh install - login screen turns blank [duplicate]

I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810, and I was trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on it. I created a bootable usb with Roofus 3.1 in Windows 10 (as described here). Then tried to follow Dell's guide here, ...
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stuck on login screen, with Ctrl + alt +Fx not working

I tried upgrading my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 through the terminal but it got to a point when my laptop froze so I had to switch it off and restart it but now when I enter my login details, nothing ...
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Scripting the hiding of username on login screen (18.04)

I have a script to set up an ubuntu workstation with standard settings. One of the things it did on 16.04 was hide the usernames from the login screen. Moving to 18.04 and I am having some ...
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18.04 Cog not visible on login screen, can't boot with Wayland

For a piece of Windows-software I'm running in Mono, I need the display to be rendered with Wayland as X11 does not show everything correctly. I'm running two virtual machines with Ubuntu 18.04; one ...