Questions tagged [login-screen]

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

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How can I ensure I can login to my laptop with a failing screen?

I have a Lenovo Flex with Ubuntu installed and the screen has been increasingly unreliable (flickering, sometimes just black). I'd like to ensure I can still use the computer when the screen dies, so ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 is stuck at black tty screen with a login prompt

I installed Python 3 and made it an alias. When I restarted the terminal it changed to Xfce terminal while I am using GNOME and the old terminal disappeared, so I tried to logout to see if the theme ...
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black screen on boot with blinking cursor after Ubuntu 22.04 kernal 5.15.0.58-generic update

Just before the restart, I have installed camorama application and its dependences such as cairo, gnome-common, libv41-dev, gdk-pixbuf-2.0, gtk+-3.0. I tried some available solutions with regards of ...
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I need to log out of an old account from login screen [duplicate]

I got a second hand pc and it has an ubuntu account login when i turn it on ,but i have no way of finding out the password to the ubuntu account so i was wondering how to fix this
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black screen in login Ubuntu 22.04

If I turn on my PC and not my monitor when I turn on my monitor the display is black and I don't see the login. I must turn on the monitor before I turn on the PC to see the login. With the screen off ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 password

I am running long running matlab code on Ubuntu 18.04. Can I do something that requires a password so that there is no user login while the analyzes are being made on the computer ? So when I'm not at ...
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Problem at login following update to Ubuntu Studio 22.04

I have a Lenovo T460p Laptop with Core i5 CPU, 16GB RAM and a 250GB SSD. Error message at login page: The current theme cannot be loaded due to the errors below please select another theme. See ...
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Ubuntu stuck at end of boot process and not booting into graphical login screen

Until 11th Jan, I was using my dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. But when I booted Ubuntu on 12 January, it stuck at initramfs prompt. It had happened before, and found the solution to run ...
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LXqt login screen choices - what are the differences?

I tried installing LXqt on Ubuntu. The login screen offers the following choices: Openbox Lubuntu LXQt Desktop Ubuntu on Xorg Ubuntu Ubuntu on Wayland (Wayland) Ubuntu (Wayland) What's the difference ...
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how can i install the mate login screen on ubuntu 20.04?

I just installed mate's desktop on ubuntu focal fossa 20.04. I already have ubuntu unity downloaded on my pc. so the login screen is unity's login screen. how do I change it to mate's login screen via ...
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failure of startup to login screen -18.04

Was using bleach bit to cleanup. PC has very low disk space. Now won't start up and is showing stopping user manager for UID 123. NB: PC shut down unanticipated and now no start up to login.
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on startup login screen has default wallpaper

I am on kubuntu 22.04 and when I start up my device, login screen shows the default login background not the one I set in settings. waking from sleep or locking screen shows correct login screen ...
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22.04 black login screen on Early 2008 iMac

for some days now I only get a black screen after booting. Detailed error description: During the boot, the display resolution seems to be messed up and everything is displayed in a distorted manner. ...
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KDE Plasma, virtual keyboard on login

I see complaints online going back as far as 2009 about a large virtual keyboard that appears and covers the login prompt upon system boot. Boot. Login screen quickly disappears and is replaced by a ...
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SDDM revoke "Num Lock" key state

When ever login screen or switch user (SDDM) interface is fired; any lock key (Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock) state is revoked but the led on the keyboard still give lights How to preserve key ...
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Ubuntu 22.10 login loop

I removed the Adwaita theme/icon using Stacer (a cleaner app) and it causes a login loop.
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Why does the logon screen show list of screenshots?

Faced with long list of screenshots I've taken recently at the logon screen. Is this a feature? See jpg. Working on Ubuntu 20.04-->20.10
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"sorry that did not work. please try again" when logging into vps

I am a new ubuntu user. I have a XRDP remote desktop setup on my vps. Whenever I connect, the user is "root", but the root password does not work even thought I am putting it in 100% correct....
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How to change the log in keyboard layout in Ubuntu 22.04?

I'm a former windows user and completly new to linux and ubuntu (I had no idea what kernel, or booted, or distro was until a day ago). I just installed it to try it out. I am however not able to ...
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Ubuntu login loop on fresh installation with tedious workaround

I have a fresh 22.04 installation and everything seems to work ok. In this system I have an RTX 3090 so installed the proprietary NVIDIA driver from the additional drivers and this seems to work well. ...
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Series of cascading issues

I just had many problems of increasing severity in rapid succession. I am not terribly computer literate, so sorry if I don't have much information. I think I'm running 20.04. I can't easily get my ...
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Getting a glimpse of the unlocked desktop before the login screen when resuming from standby mode

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad, and whenever I'm resuming from standby mode, I first get a "flash" or a "glimpse" - I guess around half a second - of either my ...
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Ubuntu Studio 22.04 Auto-login in-active and using On-screen Login

This is with a fresh install of Ubuntu Studio 22.04, the earlier /home/user folder contents intact to preserve extensive wine DAW plugins and with a dual boot into Windows 10. Ubuntu Studio 22.04 uses ...
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live session locked out ubuntu-studio 22.10

22.10 Live version locks it's screen & demands a user & password - none of the usual suspects seems to work - may I please know the magic keys ? I have processes running & cannot get to ...
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Log in screen requires mouse to show password field

The log in screen displays the user selection screen (only one user) and if I click the mouse, the password field is displayed and the keyboard works fine to enter the password. However, I can't get ...
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How to change Ubuntu Logo on Login Screen?

I changed the logo named ubuntu-logo.png under /usr/share/plymouth But, it reverts to the original logo (please click/tap on the "Image" for reference) after I rebooted my system. GDM ...
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Slow to type login password

When I initially start Ubuntu I have to hold down each key for about 1 second to type in the password. Just touching the keys as normal has no effect. This behavior does not persist if I logout and ...
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Anydesk Start Without Login 22.04

I'm using ubuntu 22.04, and I wanted to remote my computer using anydesk. Unfortunately, sometimes when remoting, I need to restart my computer, preventing me from reconnecting to any desk since I ...
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Steam app not launch on X11

I can play games from Steam only in Wayland. However, this displaying does not support screen recorders. Is it any solution to launch Steam in X11 session ? I tried edit on sudo nano /etc/gdm3/...
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Not able to login, getting /etc/profile error while trying to login

I'm not able to login to my desktop. Every time I try to login to my system I get this error as shown in the screenshot.
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Login screen not showing up after waking from suspend, desktop showing with no interaction (xubuntu)

[xfce version 4.16 on ubuntu 22.04] I have been having an issue with the login screen not showing up ever since I have installed xubuntu. After opening the laptop lid, the system wakes up from suspend ...
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Alternative greeter or display manager for Ubuntu Studio 22.04.1

I am having various problems getting Ubuntu Studio 22.04.1 LTS's greeter to behave in a useful way. My primary use case calls for domain logins, and I would like: not to have the extra step of ...
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white screen on login pages after 22.04 update

I am experiencing an issue after update to 22.04 (UbuntuStudio with KDE Plasma): login (and lock) page are white, only the logo and text space are visible. Everything is working fine, so not really a ...
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Black screen on login on Ubuntu 22.04.01 with Nvidia drivers

So, I have fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 alongside Windows 10 (on separate drive). I have Nvidia GTX1050 GPU with Dell U2414H monitor via HDMI. Everything works fine, except for one small quirk. On ...
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Lubuntu/i3 splash screen still displaying

First and foremost thank you for reading this, with that out of the way: I have a very simple problem to which I haven't found a simple solution and it is the fact that when I log into an i3 session ...
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Alt-F4 not shutting down pc anymore on Xubuntu 20.04.2.0

Since a few weeks Alt-F4 is not shutting down my pc anymore on Xubuntu 20.04.2.0. I get the login screen and from there I can shutdown the pc, but it asks if I am sure because there might be other ...
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Google Login problems

ScreenshotI'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS aarch64 on my PI400 and really liking it, however when i try to log my Google account in Settings/Online Accounts I get the attached. It's not urgent, just ...
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Setting XFCE-Session as default [closed]

How can I set ´Xfce-Session´ as default in the session selection during the login procedure? Here is my ubuntu version information: # lsb_release -a Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 21.04 ...
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recover Ubuntu session after lock screen hangs

I've been using a session for over a month and last time I logged back in, the screen froze. The session itself hasn't crashed (ps -A and loginctl list-sessions confirms it). I tried running loginctl ...
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22.04 upgrade from 20.04 - stuck after login; lightdm problem?

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu 20.04 Pixelbook (full Ubuntu, no Chrome nonsense) to 22.04. However, the system now gets stuck immediately after login. After I successfully log in, the login prompt ...
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Can I have the ASCIIquarium animation in my login screen?

I really like ASCIIquarium and I wanted to ask if someone has managed to set the animation on the login screen. Thank you in advance.
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SDDM freezes when trying to switch user after upgrade from focal to jammy

After kubuntu upgrade from focal to jammy when trying to switch user SDDM displays switch user screen but do not respond to keyboard or mouse, so it is impossible to switch. Before upgrade everything ...
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Use the ubuntu login screen instead of gdm3

I am running ubuntu 22.04. When I boot, I see the gdm3 greeter. When I then log out from my I see the ubuntu login screen. How can I configure gdm3 so that it automatically switches to the ubuntu ...
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Make grub and login page recheck my monitor's resolution

Sometimes, when I'm booting up, my bios failes to understand my monitors information and sets the resolution to a default value. On windows when the login screen shows up, and in ubuntu after you ...
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Touchpad 'clicking' on Ubuntu login screen does not work after prompt for WiFi password appears

I've experienced this, when Ubuntu 22.04 boots up and after the login screen is shown, a pop-up is raised (probably from NetworkManager), prompting for WiFi password (which is fine, I guess, since it'...
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How do I disable the screen going blank for the login screen in Ubuntu 22.04?

How do I prevent the screen from going blank after a period of inactivity for the login screen in 22.04? I tried setting sleep-inactive-ac-timeout=0 and sleep-inactive-ac-type='nothing' in /etc/gdm3/...
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22.04 NUC11, boots to black screen intermittently

Intel NUC11PAHi7 boots 22.04 to black screen intermittently. If I press enter, and enter my password, the desktop appears. Does not happen all the time, occurs 1/5 times on boot/reboot. I have two ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS slow boot and problems after update

I have ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed in my machine. Since the last update (kernel 4.15.0-176-generic) the machine is very slow to boot (login) and there are problems after the login (slow and laggy). At ...
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added gui, but cannot log to gui as original user

I added xorg, openbox and lxqt, and latter mate to my ubuntu 18.04 vagrant box to create lighweight gui experience. After restarting box, VirtualBox window popped up with invite to select a user and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 not starting after first encryption password

I start my computer, a Lenovo Thinkpad. Ubuntu 20.04 is asking for login encrypt disk password. Normally for the past year it was starting and asking for a second login password, but now only a black ...

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