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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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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New Login Screen (greeter) in Juno, grey Background [duplicate]

After Update, a New Login Screen (no Backgroundpicture) on Restart Machine, Login (Userwindow) is Black on Logout (Userwindow Desktop Wallpaper Thumbnail is cracked) Note: Wallpaper / Monitor is 21:9 ...
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greeter does not accept my password any more

Juno 5.0 here . suddenly I cannot login with my password. CTRL+ALT+F1 I could login with my password ok. Command startx could not open the xserver. result showed that x server is broken Did a dpkg-...
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Elementary won't resume after sleep

When I lock my desktop PC or let it sleep it often won't resume after waking. Sometimes the screen just flickers and sometimes I get a underscore (_) on the screen while it does nothing. I'm on the ...
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Once locked, screen stays black and cannot be unlocked on Juno

The screen stays black when trying to click or press keys on the login-screen. It doesn't show the greeter to enter password. But if I try to enter the password and press Enter, it unlocks. But all ...
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Pantheon DE missing from lightdm after ubuntu update

My setup is the pantheon DE (and a it's apps like files and terminal etc) installed on top of ubuntu 18.04. I've had this setup for about 6 ~ 7 months with no issues. After a routine system update ...
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Black screen flickering on boot

I had the OS for a few months now. There was an issue couple of months ago where the OS will drop to (initramfs) which I fixed with a command that I found in the ubuntu forum. Worked well for a while ...
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Help with small annying bugs

Moved to Elementary from Pop_!OS and I love the design and thought put into this OS. It's a real art both in code and in design, thank you eOS team:). I'm using a 2018 Razer blade 15 and I do ...
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Greeter Resolution on Juno

Has anyone managed to change the greeter resolution? Found solutions here involving lightdm configs but it was from 2015 and when i tried it didn't really change. My session resolution is 1680*900 but ...
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False loop, on login screen elementary OS Juno

I got some trouble with version 5.1 of Elementary OS JUNO. Since many days my login screen became completly mad and won't display the desktop to me. When I'm login in the screen turn it black and come ...
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Sleep and wake up doesn't work as expected

I am on Elementary OS Juno. When I close the lid of my laptop the expected behavior is the machine goes to sleep immediately. But this doesn't happen. But a second close manages to put the computer to ...