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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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 to change the login screen back to full screen wall paper

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, idk if some way I ...
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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 ...
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Login Screen Error

how can i fix login screen? I don't delete any package.
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Lightdm lock screen broken

I have an issue with my lock screen. I was playing around with themes and somehow I can't get it to work as it should be by default. When I am booting it shows just the cursor and a black screen. I ...
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Unable to lock screen in elementary OS Juno

I am unable to lock my desktop in Elementary OS, juno. I had earlier installed GNOME desktop and when I tried to remove it, I was left with no desktop environment. I then installed xfce desktop ...
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Prevent login loop

I recently faced the famous login loop in ubuntu 18 and I tried everything to fix it yet I was not able to do so, since i was just getting started with ubuntu and i had nothing on it I decided to ...
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Login screen items misplaced

I installed elementaryOS 2 days ago and everything works fine. The only issue I was not able to resolve: The time displayed on the login screen is cut off and the items seem to be misplaced ...
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Greeter Font and Session Chooser

On Juno is there a way to change the Pantheon-greeter font? I tried various things in /etc/lightdm/* and /usr/share/lightdm/* but nothing seemed to affect the font. gsettings didn't find anything ...
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Why is my lockscreen in French?

For some reason my lockscreen/sign in screen has changed the clock/calendar format to French and I am unable to find any settings for it. The desktop is in English and the clock and calendar are in ...
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Can you access the terminal log in without using ctrl-alt-F1?

I am having a login issue on elementary 5.0 JUNO and the ctrl button on my keyboard is broken. Is there any other way around this? I need the ability to delete /run/nologon after my computer has ...
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Lightdm greeter

How do I fix this? OS: elementary OS 5.0 Juno x86_64 CPU: Intel i7-7700 (8) @ 4.200GHz Memory: 3219MiB / 16005MiB GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU Driver: NVIDIA 418.56
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Computer won't load desktop after logging in?

My computer won't login completely past a black screen with mouse pointer after login. Everything was fine until I updated now I'm missing the clock/calendar from the bar, programs suddenly missing ...
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Desktop Fails to Load After Login

I'm using the latest Elementary OS, so 5.0 x64. I installed it, everything was looking great and the login screen shows up. I can click the wifi, power, everything. But once I login then it just shows ...
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I cant login and what is this?

Please help me I don't know what is this?
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Cannot login from TTY: Auto \r when TTY login

When I use Linux Console (tty1-6) to login, I type my username then press Enter, then it auto return. It make me cannot login from tty. The video on Vimeo I have check the log from journalctl | grep ...
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How to delete desktop pictures in usr/share/backgrounds?

I installed xfdesktop and my login screen and background were changed to the green screen and the mouse :( I managed to change the background back to my selection, but the login screen has not ...
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Bad magic number in superblock, I can´t log in

I have dual boot. I´ve something badly managed in instalation with flags, so when I started into Windows, elementary OS wasn´t possible to start. I´ve booted to LIVE system and in Gparted got ´´check´´...
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Unable to login as standard user

I added a standard user, however, I'm unable to login. after inserting password, it takes me back to login screen.
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Can't type in my password when waking laptop from sleep mode

When I put my Vaio E Series laptop into sleep mode and wake it up, I can move my mouse and click things, but can't type my password with my keyboard at the login screen. I can click the submit ...
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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 ...