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Questions tagged [unity-greeter]

The greeter (login screen) application for Unity. It is implemented as a LightDM greeter.

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How to configure login screen in Xubuntu 18.04 - Slick Greeter

I have installed Xubuntu 18.04. The login screen shows lightdm gtk greeter like login. I didn't like this type of view so I installed slick greeter through terminal and removed gtk greeter through ...
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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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unity-greeter having encountering issues while processing

im in latest ubuntu 18.04.1 lts i was following a video on youtube for getting mac theme on ubuntu and when i was doing it and in xterm he did some things which i copied but it is showing that it ...
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Unable to reach login page on Kubuntu

I've recently installed the last version of kubuntu, and, after a few days, the login page has seemingly dissappeared. Instead, when the computer boots I get a black screen in which I can type my ...
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Unity greeter: Change wait time before black screen

In unity-greeter, is there a setting to control the length of time before the screen goes black if no one logs in (inactivity timeout)? I would like to set it to 'never' or a very long time. My ...
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How to completely restore lightdm to default settings?

So I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME. I installed LightDM, but trying to change the login wallpaper I installed lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings. Before of that looked like this and after like this. I ...
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Can I upgrade to Lubuntu 18.04 LTS 32-bit? [duplicate]

Since 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu has stopped providing installers for the 32-bit variant. Can I install 16.04 LTS, then upgrade it to 18.04 LTS instead? I assume the correct command would be: sudo do-release-...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu 18.04 after it hung up

My laptop was idle for some time and the screen turned off (I was running Ubuntu 18). After some time, when I tried to open it, it did not prompt for password and the screen was blank with a bar at ...
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No Greeter on Ubuntu 18.04

I updated to Ubuntu 18.04 and now my greeter is gone. After reboot my computer, I am automatically logged into my GUI. I understand Ubuntu now uses GDM3, how can I enable/configure its greeter?
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Remove session chooser from unity-greeter

Is there a clean way to either hide the session chooser "Select desktop environment" widget from the unity-greeter screen, or force a particular user to use a particular desktop environment (even if ...
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Unity-greeter not using personal wallpaper in Bionic

It just displays the default Ubuntu background instead of the one I set. I didn't have the issue with 17.10 before upgrading. Does anyone have an idea how to fix that?
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What is the greeter?

When I was troubleshooting an Xorg problem, I came across solutions telling me to set the greeter such as: greeter-session=unity-greeter But I am unable to understand: what a greeter is to begin ...
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Change the name of a desktop environment on the GDM and Unity Greeter login screens

I want to know how to rename a desktop environment in Ubuntu to a custom name -- What I want to do is change the Gnome Flashback (Compiz) desktop to one called nekOS 7 Public Beta as well as the ...
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No icons on greeter

When I fired up my 14.04 virtual machine today I was surprised to see this. All the functionality is there, if I put the cursor in the upper right corner I get the dropdown menu to Suspend or ...
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Rename the desktop environment on Unity Greeter

Can anyone tell me how to rename the desktop environment names shown in Unity Greeter's desktop menu? I'm making a heavily modified desktop out of Gnome and I know how to change the icon, but I also ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS customization applies after login only

I have problems with some customization of my OS (Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS). I changed wallpapers and monitor position (reversed them) using GUI tools (Appearance & Displays in System settings) and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - How to stop Unity menu from showing on console login screens and RDP

I've got two nearly-identical Ubuntu 16.04 LTS systems, installed from the same DVD. https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/7624/can-someone-recommend-a-low-cost-linux-computer-with-a-hdd-...
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Installing Unity login screen on Lubuntu 17.04

So I currently have the newest version of Lubuntu installed on my Panasonic Toughbook cf-19, and its processing and productivity speed seems fantastic. The only thing I would really prefer would be ...
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Ubuntu 17.04 Greeting Display LightDM Resolution

Many people seem to encounter the problem, that the greeting screen is displayed in the wrong (a lower) resolution. After logging in, the resolution is fine. This behaviour was "introduced" two years ...
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No Password Input Field on unity-greeter Login Prompt

I know this has been asked before, but bear with me, this one is a little different. On session login screen (lightdm) there is no password input field to type password into. This only happens when I'...
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upgrade problem from 16.04 to 17.04

I did try to upgrade the ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 17.04 using information from this link : After switching you’ll need to run a quick update (it’ll prompt you to do this anyway) and then you’ll need to ...
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unity-greeter hangs for a sec, other oddities

After unity-greeter comes up (i.e. login screen appears), it will hang for ~5 seconds before responding to any typing I do (the keyboard input does buffer while hanging). After the delay, I get a ...
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Lightdm can't start guest session

Something weird happened to my lightdm after removing the Gnome shell. The input fields has become white instead of the standard transparent, and, most importantly, I am unable to start guest sessions....
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16.04 Restrict the ability to change the desktop wallpaper and greeter wallpaper

I have seen threads with this question so many times but have yet to find a real solution. How can someone restrict permissions, capabilities, etc. of changing a wallpaper both as background and ...
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How to customize unity-greeter

The only thing I don't like about the default greeter is that the input box with user list etc. is aligned to the left. I want to have it centered. The only ways to customize unity-greeter I found ...
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Ubuntu keeps reverting to botched wallpaper

I've got a pesky problem. Since I started using Ubuntu I've been playing around with the theming of it, and now -something- keeps forcing itself on boot. I want to know how to debug it, and/or find ...
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I need help changing my Greeter

I have Xubuntu xenial, kernel 4.4.25-040425-generic, LightDM GTK+ greeter. The only alteration I've made after the initial install, outside of adding some apps and unsuccessfully trying to get my ...
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Changing the login wallpaper in 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

I know the web is full of solution related to the question, but unfortunately none of them are working in my case. Many of them are also quite outdated. :( Currently a custom photo (from /usr/share/...
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configure: error: Package requirements(…) were not met

I am trying to make some tweaks to Unity Greeter. So I fetched the source code from launchpad.net. The package came with no makefile. After a bit of googling, I found they use autotools project ...
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Changing DPI of login screen (Ubuntu 16.04)

Is it possible to change the DPI of the greeter? I have a new laptop with a 1080p screen and all of the fonts/menus are too small. I can change the scaling setting for my user account but there doesn'...
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Remove shutdown-restart-logout-suspend prompt in greeter login screen Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04

The problem is when i use this Virtualbox command from host Ubuntu 16.04 to VM Ubuntu 14.04: vboxmanage controlvm "Ubuntu Desktop 14.04" acpipowerbutton it pops up with that shutdown prompt like in ...
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Which package provides this login screen? [closed]

I would like to identify the package that provides the following login screen:
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Wrong resolution of login screen

I have a problem with login screen. 1) After boot-up the login screen appears with correct resolution (i.e. my default 3200x1800). However, after a fraction of second it changes to some ~1600x1200. ...
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unity-greeter: missing indicators on login screen after logout

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04. It uses lightdm and unity-greeter. If only one user is logged in (Unity session), the login screen does not look fine after logout, these indicators are missing: power, ...
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What file or setting controls user backgrounds in unity-greeter?

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial The unity-greeter background image for my user stopped inheriting my Unity desktop background. Whatever image I use, it is still stuck on Flora... Selecting guest user changes ...
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Numix-circle icons not effective in Unity-greeter

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and using the Numix theme with the Numix-circle icons. I like very much the unity-greeter as a login environment, is elegant and I think it goes really well with the Numix theme ...
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Lightdm doesn't show wallpaper/background and colors are wrong

The symptoms of the problem are that only default Ubuntu wallpaper is shown in the login screen, the password field, host name (in the top left corner) and menu (in the top right corner) have an ugly ...
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15.10 lightdm broken - gdm works

After some updates to my system lightdm seems to be broken (can't get a session with lightdm to work, always ending up in low graphics mode at boot). If I chose gdm it however works. But I would like ...
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Unity desktop environment and Georgian (MESS) layout

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop with Unity desktop environment. I'm Georgian and often use Georgian (MESS) layout on keyboard. When I use LibreOffice and Georgian (MESS) layout in Unity ...
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How can the login greeter drums be turned off in Ubuntu 15.10?

I want to disable the startup sound effects that play when the login greeter appears after booting Ubuntu 15.10. How can this be done?
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How to remove Lubuntu desktop environment and go back to default again? [duplicate]

I have problem with Ubuntu. It is always starting with the low graphic settings and it is running slowly. I installed the Lubuntu desktop environment and then I realized that I didn't like it, so I ...
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How do I completely uninstall default Unity Greeter and use text mode login instead? [duplicate]

If I would like to completely uninstall the default Unity Greeter and use text mode login instead, how should I go about it? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - the regular flavor; with Unity. I prefer a ...
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Irregular start-up/bootup behavior

I am dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. It mostly works out great! However, Ubuntu behaves reaaaaaally oddly when booted into. As soon as I leave GRUB, having selected to boot Ubuntu, randomly ...
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Can't log into Ubuntu 14.04. tried various solutions already

So I came to start up my computer as usual and was prompted to log in unusually. I couldn't log into my account or the guest account. It just kept bringing me back to the log in screen. I then ...
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Is Lightdm-webkit-greeter necessary to run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want to get rid of lightdm-webkit-greeter due to the errors when I boot into Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Is it possible to run Ubuntu without lightdm? I don't want to mess up my system by removing it. I have ...
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LightDM Animations

is there a way to port lightdm lock/unlock fade animation on other greeters? I'm thinking about making a port of the animations on pantheon-greeter. Thanks
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Can't get rid of Lubuntu's Login Greeter

If I lock my computer or logout, when I log back in, I want to see unity-greeter. But I can't seem to get rid of Lubuntu's greeter upon logging in. I once installed Lubuntu but have since uninstalled ...
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How to restore greeter settings changes made in Ubuntu Tweak?

I was playing around with "Ubuntu Tweak" and changed some of the greeter settings. Now I would like to restore these to their defaults.Is there a way to undo all changes made by Ubuntu Tweak? I am ...
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This session is locked - problem

When I try to login after resuming from a suspend, I get this message with a huge lock icon. This session is locked - you will be redirected to the unlock dialog automatically in a few seconds ...
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Problem With Custom Unity-Greeter background

So I have this cool background I like. I set it as my background, but in Unity-Greeter, (Not the lock screen) I just see the default "bruised" wallpaper for 14.04. Ick. Does anyone know how to make my ...