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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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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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How to disable screensaver when locking a session?

I would like to somehow disable the screensaver (black screen) when locking a session in Elementary. I would like the greeter screen to show up immediately after locking and stay on until I unlock ...
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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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Login window not shown remotely

Installed yesterday, all updated. Login from local works perfectly, such as accessing through vnc. But in case the local session is logged out, when I try to log in from remote using vnc, the login ...
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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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Greeter displayed on ALL active displays?

Is it possible to force the login/greeter to be displayed on all active displays? Though some might consider it a feature, I consider it annoying that I have to lift my laptop lid to login when I'm ...
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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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How to change the pantheon greeter icons

How do i change the top right system icons from default elementary OS icons to ePapirus in the Pantheon greeter?
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Black screen until cursor is moved when waking from sleep or suspend? 0.4.1

When I lock or suspend my laptop, the screen goes black with my cursor as the only thing visible. I can resolve the issue by moving the cursor (trackpad, I am using an Asus K56CA laptop) and the login ...
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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 ...
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What value should lightdm have in screensaver-timeout= to stop the monitor from turning off?

I want to stop the monitor from turning off in the login and lock screen. On the lightdm config file there is this line: screensaver-timeout= I tried to put a value of 0 and -1, but both make the ...
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Can't log in after fresh install

Installed Elementary OS on a freshly formatted drive. Found myself logged in to my user's account. Installed Sophos AV, LibreOffice, and Chromium. Restarted the machine. Logged in. Changed my user ...
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Frozen, distorted desktop after login

I installed Loki 0.4.1 on my RBS with i7 7700u. Symptoms: Everything boots fine up until the login screen, I login, whether it's the main user or the guest account and the screen distorts into ...
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Issues when I unlock my Screen

In some cases when I unlock my session - I get a new Session - My Bluetooth is disabled Seems to be a bug, Is there any plausible work around? https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1631032
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Guest Account has no label and I cannot select on log-in screen

When I first setup eOS, I selected the Guest account to automatically load. I noticed the problem first when the laptop would time-out/log-out and the Guest account icon is there, but there is no "...
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No desktop after logging in - fresh install [duplicate]

Just installed EOS on my laptop. First issue is that when it asks me to reboot to finish installation the reboot button is greyed out. After waiting about 10 minutes I just hard reset the laptop. ...
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LightDM freezes after resuming from suspend

I have issue using elementary-os/loki-stable. The problem is that the display manager (lightdm) freezes after resuming from suspended state. Maybe It's X issue, the HID devices work but the screen ...
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How to make the onboard virtual keyboard displayed on greeter page (lockscreen)

Have recently installed Elementary (Loki version) on my Chuwi H13 computer. Have activated the onboard virtual keyboard to "show when needed" and most of the time when I'm logged in and would like to ...
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Large font in Pantheon greeter

Due to my relatively poor vision, I prefer to have large icons and form fields in all of my working environments. I don't need to take it as far as installing Vinux though. In Manjaro and other OSes, ...
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elementary logs out when screen goes blank

When I set my power setting to blank the screen after a set amount of time when the screen goes blank it logs me out of elementary. When I log back in I have to restart my applications. elementary is ...
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How to replace LightDM with GDM?

LightDM freezes to much on my Loki installation. After freeze I need to restart my computer hard. It is not good for my hard drive. I want to try out the gdm?
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can't log back in to Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki 64bit

I am unable to login back to my os. and yes, I am using the correct password. whenever I login it shows black screen like it is logging me in and then it shows the password prompt again. after ...