Questions tagged [greeter]

Greeter is the operating system's lock/login screen. It is handled by the LightDM display manager and known as "Pantheon Greeter" in elementary OS, though other greeters are available.

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Elementary os login issue

I installed elementary os recently, I am new to Linux .I don't know what exactly it works, but by the help of YouTube videos I installed and dual booted Linux(elementary os) on my dell laptop.I loved ...
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Dual display setup is wrong, before login

I have two displays, the secondary one being on the right to the primary one. no problems here. however when I first boot into elementary, it seems to ignore the display settings, thinking that the ...
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onscreen keyboard on login in Hera

I am on elementary OS Hera. Is there a way to enable onscreen keyboard during login ? On elementary OS Freya there was a small icon on the top right of login screen to do so. This feature is quite ...
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Keyboard unresponsive on login

I recently did a fresh installation of Hera 5.1, and since then my laptop keyboard is unresponsive on the greeter login screen. The touchpad and wireless mouse both work, but I can't type in my ...
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io.elementary.greeter Unable to log in

Upon entering my password I get this error.
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How to persist the displays config in lock screen?

I'm using DISTRIB_ID=elementary DISTRIB_RELEASE=5.1.2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=hera DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera" and configured 2 displays like this: however, in lock screen, the order ...
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Different greeter window when waking up computer

I had to reinstall elementary desktop (after I broke wingpanel after a forced shutdown). My greeter login window is normal when I restart from scratch. However, the greeter window is different when ...
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Cant Login after update to the last version of greeter

I after a system update when i restarted my computer cant login in my main account. After i type the password screen goes black and throw me again at login screen. I cant login with as guest because ...
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Lock screen error when changing user group

Ive tried to give my account root acces and after changing my account settings in /etc/passwd to : user:x:1000:0:user,,,:/home/user:/bin/bash I am getting that error when locking my pc: Unable to ...
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How do I configure the elementary greeter?

I simply want to know how you can configure the elementary-greeter. Where do I put this file and how does it work? root@newbie-VirtualBox:/etc/lightdm# cat io.elementary.greeter.conf [greeter] ...
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disable screensaver from login screen

My os is Ele OS 5.1 Hera. I have disabled screensaver from system settings and it is working. But when OS wakesup from suspend or reboot, It comes to login screen waiting for my password. After few ...
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How to change the Lock screen/Login screen [duplicate]

There's a change in the appearance in the greeter/lock screen on the version 5. And I honestly don't like it. Black background with a little window in the middle is simply not my taste. I prefer the ...
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I am an Idiot, How do I install support for fingerprint scanners built into my computer. I want to use it to log in

I am technically illiterate, anywhere that explains it is far too advanced for me. Is there a dummies guide anywhere?
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Unable to logout or shutdown

recently I noticed that when I boot up Elementary Os, then logout, then try to login again (which then takes me to a blank screen with just the mouse for a rather long time (30-40s)), and then I am ...
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Unable to Log In - Starting the session has failed

let me give an intro to the mess I made, I wanted to uninstall the older version of Wine using synaptic manager and when I marked for removal there was an option for complete removal. I didn’t think ...
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Fix order of users in greeter?

Is it possible to change (and fix) the order that users are listed in on the greeter screen for a single machine?
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Login Password Not Working After Changing User from Admin to Standard

After I changed my user from administrator to standard user to setup Parental Controls on my own account, which was the first account I created on my fresh installation, I could not login with the ...
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eOS 5.1 login screen grey until mouse movement

When booting eOS the greeter doesn't appear correctly until I move the mouse. Essentially its all a pale grey then upon mouse movement the user box with my icon and password field pops in. Any ideas ...
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Error logging in Lightdm - Hera 5.1

'Unable to Log In Starting the sessions has failed. Erro -> Session returned -> error code 1' Using gdm3 I can log in normally, with Lightdm that Elementary uses I can't log in. I already ...
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Keyboard doesn't work immediately at login screen

On a new install of elementary OS on a laptop, at the login screen, the keyboard does not work. After clicking around randomly, eventually I am able to type. If I plug in an external USB keyboard, ...
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Login Loop on fresh install

I'm a novice Elementary OS user - to the point where this is my first installation...ever. I had a spare Windows 10 Acer laptop and decided to do a fresh install of Elementary OS on it, so this is a ...
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Elementary OS 5.1 turn off screen on lock not working as expected

I am using laptop, connected to docking station with 2 external monitors. The problem is that when I want to lock the OS with Super + L keys, elemenntary OS is first shutting down the monitors for ...
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Cannot login to my original account: io.elementary.greeter Unable to Log In Starting the session has failed (Can't find session 'xfce')

Details Session returned error code 1 I was attempting to install VNC Server via this walk-through, but this is where I went wrong (hindsight being 20/20): sudo apt install xfce4 xfce4-goodies I ...
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Unable to login after 5.1 update

Today I've successful update my Elementary 5.0 system to 5.1. After reboot I see brand new login screen, type my password and got login screen again. I already tried to set runlevel from 5 to 3 and ...
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how to change wallpaper on the lockscreen

After I update to Hera, I can't change lockscreen wallpaper. Is there any a way to change lockscreen wallpaper and not change the dekstop?
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Elementary 5.1 Hera. Unable to login with standard user account

After I created a standard user account, unable to login with that user account. My Admin account has no problem logging in. any suggestion? thank you.
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eOS on chromebook booting to black screen

I have recently installed elementary on my Acer Chromebook 11, but now whenever i boot it up it, it goes through the boot menu, it just goes to a black screen (the screen is turned on just displaying ...
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stuck in login loop (greeter) but i do not see any bash when pressing CTRL+ALT+F1

I have installed elementary OS Juno on an old Mac Mini (late 2009). I already had problems getting the NVIDIA drivers for the Geforce 9400 to work (finally) but now it seems after having installed ...
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Pantheon greeter disappears when I mistype my password

No chance for a second try? I've read (now) that a delay is default for security reasons. Does this include removing the greeter completely, leaving a black screen? Is this the intended behavior when ...
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Lock Screen Clock Not Showing the Correct Time

There are several times when I leave my computer idle only to return to a lock screen displaying the incorrect time. It seems that is not updating to display the correct time. How do I fix this?
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Lockscreen Resolution issue Juno

I'm running Juno with dual monitor and Nvidia gtx card. Every time I lock pc it lowers the resolution(I would say 1024x from 1920x) for lock screen but when I login from the boot it showing correct ...
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Screen tilted to left by default

Title says it all... fixed it by having this run at startup: "xrandr -o normal" but it slows down the boot and does not affect the pantheon-greeter... What do i do?
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How to change the greeter background in elementary OS juno

I can not find any settings regarding changing the background image in the new greeter. Currently it shows a grey background with a user card in the middle. Is there any way to set a preferred ...
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Maximize with multiple displays

When I try to maximize a window on any screen other than my primary, while the screen arrangement is anything other than Left<>Right edge aligned, windows only maximize to half screen. see screen ...
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How to roll back a video driver from the command line?

I decided to try to install the proprietary nVidia drivers. It should have been the '390 drivers but I installed '340 instead (forgot which graphics card I had). Now, when I reboot, the login screen ...
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Suspend/Resume Issue

I have a mid 2010 Macbook with the Nvidia GeForce 320m. Getting elementary to boot, and subsequently work well with this graphics card has required several adjustments, but I've gotten to a pretty ...
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Elementary OS keeps on booting into a disabled administrator account

In order to better be able to administer my workstation which is used by the entire household I have set up one administrator account and took away administrator privileges for all the others. However ...
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How to get a macos theme for the login?

I have been trying to make my computer look like MacOS Mojave and this is what I have so far: I have everything as I want it except I wanted to know if there was a more Mac-esque wingpanel theme and ...
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No greeter screen on startup (following shutdown) RESOLVED

I am on Elementary OS 5.0 Juno. The new greeter screen worked fine for me when it was recently introduced. However, recently,when starting the computer from scratch (i.e. after a shutdown), I do not ...
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Firefox crashes Gnome Session

Firefox crashes when unlocking a locked session. This in itself is a Firefox issue. But the problem is that this crash cascades and crashes a gnome session, returning me to the login screen. I can ...
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Empty desktop after login

It's pretty self-explanatory, I have installed elementary alongside windows 10 on my Asus Zenbook ux580ge and after logging in I get an empty desktop with just the background image and the cursor (...
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No login prompt on greeter

My apologies if this has been asked. I looked and found a couple questions that could be similar, but not exactly the same, at least as described. After closing the lid on my laptop and suspending and ...
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Can't log in. Blinking desktop

I can't get past the login screen after starting my computer. The wallpaper blinks shortly, and then I'm out again. Says no Nvidia graphics adapter found in syslog. I have AMD graphics card, not ...
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How can I change the login screen back to a fullscreen wallpaper?

I just got the new greeter update. And at first I thought it was error or something got installed under the hood. Then I found this blog post, so I know it isn't an error at least. https://blog....
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How to come back to oldder pantheon greeter on my elementaryOS Juno

i upgraded my system this morning and i found with the surprise that the pantheon-greeter oldder has been updated in the oficial Juno version for the new style for lock screen. This is awesome, but ...
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Elementary os JUNO - touch screen - orientation on greeter

I have a tablet with touchscreen. Everything works OK on the desktop for landscape and portrait ( screen rotation and touch rotation ). But on the login screen ( greeter )the screen rotation is OK ...
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Lock-screen rotated 90 deg

When i am on the elementary OS login or lock screen. the screen rotates 90 degrees to the left. I have a touchscreen laptop and when i first run elementary the whole scree was rotated 90 degrees but i ...
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Does the lock/login screen normally look like this? [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure when I first installed Elementary the lock/login screen was the same as the default wallpaper but now it seems to be a black/grey screen with just the small user credentials window ...
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Login screen showing weird

Well this morning my login screen was showing normal, but after a few hours working on my computer, I suspended and try to login ALL functions are good, just the display is weird, I don't know if some ...
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Brightness falls back after login until I refresh it

Whenever my HP laptop with Elementary OS 5 Juno goes into suspend, either due to it being left alone for a while or closing the lid, when I come back and log in, the screen brightness is dimmed to ...

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