Questions tagged [login-screen]

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

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Ubuntu 19.04; no automatic graphical login screen shown on boot

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.04. Since then, when I boot up my machine I get a screen showing the boot log, but not then switching to the login screen. I can manually start the login ...
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Error at Login Screen after changing the background of Login Screen (Ubuntu 19.04)

My problem happened after I tried to change the background of Login screen. I have changed the file /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/Yaru/gnome-shell.css and this /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gdm3.css. ...
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Keyboard and mouse are extremely slow / lagging in Ubuntu 18.04's login screen

I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a computer that has an ASRock EP2C602-4L/D16 motherboard with two Intel Xeon E5-2660v2 CPUs and 128 Gb of DDR3 RAM. Ubuntu is installed in a 1Tb SSD. Everything ...
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After upgrade to 18.10 Gnome login fails and flashes

I've upgraded from 18.04 to 18.10 Now I cannot login to gui. When I boot, after a long time login screen appears. I click on my username and then it's strange: there's grayed out password field and "...
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How to change login order when there are two or more IDs in Ubuntu

I was using one account. But, there was a problem with this account. New accounts are not a problem at all. I do it when I log in. I have to choose the second ID with the arrow keys. I want to set ...
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How to switch languages on login and lock screens?

I have configured Ctrl+Shift to switch languages in Ubuntu. Unfortunately, this combination doesn't work on neither login screen nor lock screens. How to switch languages on login and lock screens?
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Exclude one user from login screen with 18.04 LTS [duplicate]

I tried two ways. First I edited gdm3/custom.conf sudo gedit /etc/gdm3/custom.conf in order to add up a greetere section where the user to be hiden should be listed like [greeter] Exclude=nobody,...
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Having NVMe troubles using Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am semi-new to Linux and Ubuntu, I recently just got a NVMe drive dedicated to my Ubuntu itself and I am running into troubles with using ubuntu on this SSD (I did not have any trouble installing) ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity. Get login banner but never goes to login prompt

My 16.04 machine boots fine and gets to a GUI box with login banner to accept or cancel (I think this means lightdm has started at least), but after clicking OK it just keeps coming back to the box ...
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Use login screen as lock / unlock screen

I've seen this question and I am asking myself if its possible to use my login screen as lock / unlock screen as I prefer the login screen visually. I use Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
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Making custom gdm theme

I want to make my own gdm theme. I know that I can simply edit the ubuntu.css file and try restarting again, but is there better way to do the same ? I have searched the gnome page for it and i was ...
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Can`t initialize the system after chosing to login with Cinammon on login screen

Context: I have a laptop, running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with this dedicated GPU: NVIDIA geforce MX110. I've found that all this time it was using the default GPU, not the dedicated one. So I installed the ...
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How do I lower the refresh rate on the login/lock screen?

How do I lower the refresh rate on the login/lock screen? It is currently set to 75Hz, this is causing my screen tear and flicker. When I log into my account, the refresh rate is set to 60Hz and the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Boot freezes at “Started Hold until boot finishes up”

I'm currently using my old windows computer to post, because I've caused a boot process issue on my ubuntu 18.04 computer. The problem started when I was trying to figure out how to remap my right ...
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Stuck in the “Log in as another user” screen loop

All of my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installations eventually gets stuck in a loop where the screen shows the last user who logged in and is prompting for a password. It has the following options: Cancel, ...
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Customize Login Screen 18.04

How can i customize the login screen instead of having the normal ubuntu login screen?
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UBUNTU Login Freeze + TTY shortcut not working

I ran into the problem of when I login in, Ubuntu freezes, I looked at the solutions, but I can’t open the tty with any of the alt cntrl fs
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Ubuntu 18 login loop + startx works

So recently I got stuck in a login loop on Ubuntu 18. I tried some solutions posted here but none of them works for me so far. Here's what I tried by accessing terminal from login screen: Checking ...
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Cannot login anymore to XFCE

I cannot login anymore to my XFCE desktop environment, since today. From the login screen (GDM3, LightDM and SDDM behave the same), I login to my account choosing XFCE, the screen turns black, and it ...
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Sometimes when I lock the screen and try to resume my work the password screen acts like something is repeatedly trying to log

Sometimes when I lock the screen and try to resume my work the password screen acts like something is repeatedly trying to log. The end result is that I can't type anything and the error message when ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 login loop

My dell laptop is dual booting ubuntu 18.04 and windows 10, while I was using vscode, chrome and installing wine throught the terminal, ubuntu stucked so I rebooted it but when trying to login it logs ...
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Can't log in properly after version upgrade

I recently upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 and couldn't log in afterwards. I Googled some answers about this and have gotten as far as ensuring that .Xauthority and .ICEauthority are owned by my user and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Nvidia BlackScreen - Initramfs - MATE Desktop

Update - I determined what the root cause of the issue or at least found a work around. The issue is with Ubuntu 18.04 or at least with comes on it. I tried to change from gdm3 to lightdm but that ...
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How to prevent someone from logging in into Ubuntu without knowing the password?

I just had my browser tabs changed when I just logged in today, it was Incognito so I can't tell if I can go back to it, but I'm very confused as to how can someone logged in to my computer without ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 unity login loop

Description of the issue: I'm stuck in a login loop with Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit (4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 GNU/Linux) when I try to login with "Unity (default)" (installed after: https://linuxconfig.org/...
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18.10 login error?

When I am on the login screen after a fresh install, my account shows up and the mouse is laggy on this screen, I login and it goes to a black screen shows mouse, it dissapears, and then reloads the ...
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I can’t launch into the display [duplicate]

When I start my pc, the login screen appear. I tried to login but I can’t access to the display and this message comes up. I don’t know what to do. I can’t access to my documents and I only have ...
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Keep GDM from printing password to console?

Whenever I login with GDM, it prints my password to the console, and when logging out it is visible temporarily until GDM loads again. I would like to disable this (assuming it's supposed to do this ...
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See what affects wakeup time

Is there a way to check what affects startup time from suspend? I get this short black screen for ca. 5 seconds after waking from suspend, and then the login screen becomes visible. This does not ...
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I hibernated my PC, but it has not able to resume it. (Ubuntu 18.10)

I used this syntax: sudo hibernate And after sometime, when I pressed the power button and waited. This message is on the screen for like half an hour but no sign of login appearance. s2disk: ...
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Changing the Colour of GNOME (GDM) Login Box on Ubuntu 18.04

I changed the background to an image on my login screen. No problem. However, I want to change the user selection box from orange to something complimentary. How do I do this?
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After installing SELinux, I was locked out of Ubuntu 18.10. Log in screen never appeared. What am i missing here? How to properly install SELinux?

After reading a lot of articles, I heard SELinux is a great way to tighten the security. So I decided to install SELinux and I used below command: pranav@inspiron-5548:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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How to select GNOME at the login screen with command line

Is that possible to select gnome environment with command line? The problem is when I try to select gnome in the login screen, my machine freeze and I need to restart it. Since I can not reinstall ...
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Camera does not turn on when laptop is locked when using howdy (facial recognition)

I am attempting to use the howdy package to attempt facial recognition. Though I am able to use its functionality in terminal, while using sudo commands, I cannot do so while logging in. It seems my ...
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Change login screen sleep / blank screen timer

This is more of an annoyance issue but I believe it can be quickly solved with a little more knowledge than mine: When Starting the computer and coming to the login screen I only have about 15 ...
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Can't log in after removing input method

I accidentally removed the English keyboard and replaced with Greek keyboard, then I restarted. Now I don't have the correct input method to enter the password.
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Two different login screens on Ubuntu 18.10!

So i installed Ubuntu 18.10 fresh install and i did have the normal new login screen of ubuntu gdm3. Ive been downloading gnome themes and i noticed after i did everything(idk if its from installing ...
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How can I make ubuntu login not print typed username?

In console boot, how can I make my ubuntu not print username? I mean when I typed my username, I want it work like password. ubuntu login: _ << want it not print Password:
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Brightness and volume keys don't work when logged out

The flight mode key and enable/disable touch-pad keys work on the other hand. The lock screen key for some reason makes a character appear in the password entry box. Also, the volume settings appear ...
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Login hang/freeze with Gnome 3.28.2

Too often, when I attempt to login on Gnome 3.28.2 (Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Bionic Beaver (fresh install, but old home account recopied)), once the password is entered, the login window remains there, ...
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VNC - Is it possible to set xstartup to launch a login manager?

Is it possible to have the xstartup launch a login manager (lightdm, or other), so that the user will be able to choose a desktop environment? Thanks
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...