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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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BusyBox prompt question turned into Pantheon greeter issue

Powered up my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) this morning to be greeted (after initial splash logo) by the following: BusyBox v1.27.2 ..... (initramfs) After researching, I typed "exit", which backed me out ...
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Skype is automatically closes when the lock ElementaryOS

Maybe someone has already come across this. I began to notice, after unlocking the PC, there are no Skype icon on the taskbar. And the application is simply closed. This happens every time the ...
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Yubikey tutorial for elementaryOS

Does anyone know of a good tutorial for configuring elementaryOS with Yubikeys? I just bought a 2-pack of the Yubikey 5 NFC and would like to set up stuff like full disk encryption, lightdm login and ...
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Can't login, in a Login loop

I get the normal elementary OS greeter, I login (it doesn't give a password error) but then I'm returned to the greeter again. This also happened to me earlier this month, then I ended up reinstalling....
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Login twice when HDMI is plugged in

When I have my monitor connected by HDMI and I start the system, the login screen appears normally. I log in and the wallpaper shows up, but anything else. After a few seconds (like 5 or 10 seconds) ...
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How to add a script to start up sequence so that it applies before the actual login screen?

So I have this script that changes the resolution of on of my monitors that works and that I was able to run on login by adding it in settings»Applications»Startup. The only problem is that I need it ...
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lightdm-greeter fails on nvidia-340 driver on JUNO (GeForce 8400)

After a fresh install of Juno, things were mostly working with the default open source nouveau driver. I installed the nvidia-340 driver using the App Center, and now the lightdm-greeter is completely ...
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How to unlock without the mouse?

When I try to unlock, I'm unable to focus the password input without clicking the mouse, is there a way around this so I can focus the input without a mouse? There doesn't appear to be any setting for ...
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Why do I not see a login option for the guest at the login screen?

I have just installed Elementary OS 5 in a virtual machine. Since I am a fan of guest user login I checked the user account settings and noticed that guest login is enabled by default. However, when ...
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Juno keeps booting into a blank screen

I've got an new installation of Juno, but since I installed the proprietary nvidia driver 396, Juno goes black/blank after the initial splash screen. Loki functioned fine. The odd thing is, that ...
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Lock screen not working

When i use the shortcut keys Win+L, click the Lock option in wingpanel-session menu, or when i suspend, lock doesn't work. dm-tool lock works. light-locker-command --lock shows: Received error ...
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how to make password input box get focus in login screen (juno) [closed]

in juno have to mouse click in password input box (fresh OS setup), in Loki the box get focus automatically after OS start. is there any option I can use? thanks.
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Elementary OS 5.0 Juno doesn't start after sleep

I have installed Elementary OS 5.0 Juno on my laptop and after a while working , when I actually leave it in sleep mode , it doesn't starts normally. The only way I could turn on was to shut down ( ...
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Juno: how to remove am/pm indication from login screen?

Timezone Europe/Berlin, time format 24h, system language German.
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Login Screen after Sleep

Login screen after sleeping is kinda messed up. Sometimes it'll load, but the profile login section is just artifacting. I've attached a subpar picture but due to being login screen couldn't take ...
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From Beta 2 to final but still lags at login

I've freshly installed Juno last night, but the main problems are still there (for me). When i reboot and login, everything is smooth and quick, but if i lock, sleep or logout, when i login again, the ...
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Juno Beta: Screen doesn't turn of in Login Screen or Lock Screen

Created a bug report for this already, but hoping that someone can advise me if it's just a setting that I need to change in the lock screen. If the lock screen or greeter is active, it prevents my ...
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Login loop screen problem

After write my password the screens goes and give a line of code not readable for one second then goes back to login screen. Any help ? I have almost all my work there is an a partition on my surface ...
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pixel stuck where the mouse pointer is, after trying to login with multiple user accounts

While trying to login with multiple user accounts, the second user that logs in gets the pixel stuck where the mouse pointer is. OS version is elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki is this a known bug? if yes is ...
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Juno 5.0 beta black login screen with pointer after update

After updating the system, Juno boots to a black login window displaying the topbar and pointer, but with no form for the login. Only workaround I found for now is to go to advanced login options and ...
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Latest update broke elementary OS for me

Now some may say the definition of 'crazy' is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Here's one crazy thing I did: updated eOS (Loki, I guess) via the store and caused ...
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Cant enter password ElementaryOS bootup Encrypt

somehow, I can't enter my password in the startup screen, where I enter my password to decrypt data, before logging in to linux. When I restart my PC, I can enter my password to decrypt through a ...
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light-locker: strange beheavior when trying to unlock the screen/open the lid

loki has light-locker I have setup that when I close the lid of the notebook the screen locks (not suspends) when I close it and then after a while open it, I have to wait a few seconds to get rid of ...
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Lockscreen has disappeared

On Loki, after playing around with some XFCE packages whose names I can't remember, the lockscreen has completely disappeared (though login screen still works). Nothing happens either when using ...
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Screen remains empty after login

I have recently come across a very annoying issue. It seems that whenever I log in at the login screen in elementary, the screens remains blank, showing only the wallpaper. No UI loads, and I cannot ...
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Long boot after sing in

I enter password. It's ok. I see empty desktop with only background picture. I wait for about 1-2 minutes and only after it the dock line and high line with time and applications become visible and ...
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Automatic Login on Loki will not work

I've installed Loki and toggled the "Log in Automatically" switch on. But when I restart the system, it still shows the standard log in screen and asks for the password. When I go back to User ...
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Login loop loki (not .Xauthority)

Everytime I try to log in to my normal user I get struck in a loop where logging in takes me back to the login screen. I've tried changing .Xauthority, I've tried reinstalling elementary desktop and ...
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Unable to interact with lockscreen after installing bumble bee

I recently installed bumblebee to set my Nvidia gpu as default for steam. After reboot the lock screen or any display never came up, so I booted into recovery and purged bumblebee, Upon next reboot, ...
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After 6+ months of use and zero issues, now can't get past login

Login screen comes up like normal, has my user name and guest login - but inputting my user password and hitting enter or selecting guest login makes the screen go black and refresh to the login ...
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elementaryOS freezes after login — new razer blade stealth 13.3"

I've been having quite the issue with getting 0.4.1 loki running on my razer. The log in screen loads just fine, but after I input my password I see a fizz of static and the machine freezes. I have ...
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Is there a way to hide samba users only from the login screen?

I successfully setup a samba server with user profiles and all that. But the one annoying thing is that every time I add a user they show up on the login screen. These users are only meant to access ...
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It takes up to 10-20sec to wake up from suspend, and high fan speed when plugged to AC, Why?

have a Lenovo Ideapad 310, Intel i7 7th gen, 8GB DDR4 RAM and HDD instead of SSD. Boot time is acceptable, but when I open the lid to wake up the laptop from suspend, elementary takes 10 to 20 seconds ...
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How to change my login background?

I've been battling with this for a while now and I don't know how to make it work. I want to change the login background on Elementary, but ONLY that one. I already tried Nautilus and either I'm using ...
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Loki - Update Killed All Input Devices

I installed a OS update yesterday and when I booted up today I found that none of my input devices work now. This includes my laptops touchpad, keyboard, touchscreen, and three different usb keyboards ...
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Loki - Black screen after locking screen

This has been happening since a few months. I have activated screen locking after 10 minutes without activity. I use a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 with some privative drivers. I thought that it was ...
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Can't change lock screen wallpaper

[greeter] #activate-numlock=true #default-wallpaper=/usr/share/backgrounds/164.jpg #high-contrast=false #onscreen-keyboard=false #screensaver-timeout=60 I modified the panthon-greeter.config but ...
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Log out button won't work with light-locker analogues

I've discovered an annoying bug of light-locker: if a vnc-server (x11vnc for example) is installed and set up, every time you choose to lock your session up (no matter physically or via a vnc), it ...
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X does not work after the update (Solved)

I just updated my elementary OS install, and now Xorg does not work. I am able to make it into the login screen, but when trying to sign in it goes back to the sign-in form. So I decided to try ...
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Black screen on lock

When I first installed eOS I was able to close my laptop lid and lock just fine and come back to the usual lock screen. After several updates, whenever my laptop goes into lock or "screen saver" ...
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Login time is very high

There is an issue with my elementary os desktop. I get to the login and enter my password, and I have to wait a long time. Sometimes it feels like two minutes just with the wallpaper waiting for the ...
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ElementryOS only shows desktop background for around 1 mintute after first login [duplicate]

After the first login after booting, the desktop takes about a minute or two to show up, and I can only see the mouse and the desktop background. No dock, programs, or applications. I am using a 7200 ...
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Can't login after yesterday's update

I boot up today and tried to login. I can't do it on the main account or guest account. I updated the OS yesterday. But I have not installed any program recently. I'm using the Nvidia drivers on my ...
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Multiple display resolution issue on lock screen

So i just downloaded the Loki 0.4.1. The issue is that when I lock the screen with an external monitor connected to my laptop (it has a different resolution), the lock screen tries to change ...
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Need to login many times before pantheon starts ( problem after installing xfce)

I installed XFCE on top of elementary os to help me transition to pantheon. However, now that I'm ready to fully switch to this beautiful desktop environment I realized that I need to restart lightdm ...
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Black screen on log in

I installed Unity desktop on ElementaryOS but after it caused slowness I decided to remove it. I saw this post on Askubuntu.com: sudo apt-get remove unity sudo apt-get remove lightdm sudo apt-get ...
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Is there any way to have a standard account not need a password in the login screen?

I want to have the login screen with a standard account not needing to input a password to login, but having a password input for the administrator account. But there seems to be no way to do this in ...
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DBus Signal for Session Lock/Unlock?

I'm currently on elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu 16.04 base). I'd like to run a script when the session is locked and when it is unlocked. I have asked a similar question here for Ubuntu: https://unix....
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My keyboard completely freezes after halt/suspend (Loki 0.4.1). How do I fix this?

My laptop is basically unusable after waking up because the keyboard freezes. The only difference between waking up after suspend and waking up after halt is that after halting, even the lock screen ...
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onscreen keyboard on login

Please tell me there is a way to enable onscreen keyboard during login? It used to be in Freya but Loki has many basic things either hidden or just impossible to do anymore? Please how can I enable ...