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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After the Update to Jolnir my Notebook won't shut down properly (worked in version 5.x)

Title basically. I have tried almost everything. sudo shutdown (-h now) doesn't work sudo reboot doesn't work systemctl reboot --firmware-setup does not work as well. gui -> shutdown/restart ...
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LOGIN Password is Lost

I have Elementary on a 2nd computer that I used to use for school. My regular pc died yesterday so i plugged in my 2nd computer and booted. PROBLEM: I set some password at login and now years later ...
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Greeter Crashes and Loops at Boot

I'm on the latest release of elementary OS Odin with all packages upgraded. I have an NVIDIA 1080Ti graphics card, and have installed nvidia-{driver,dkms}-495 from the package repositories. I have ...
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Login and lock screen doesn't work on Freya

I just updated my system (now elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera), and both the login and lock screen do not work properly. I have three users on this machine but this is what I get when I login or come back ...
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Greeter hanging or forced to quit

On elementary 6 (Dell XPS), when I log in after lock (not on log in after boot), the greeter hangs up to 3 minutes to show the desktop, and sometimes never seem to respond.
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Slowness and delayed response in some OS functions (brightness and login screen)

Some of my system functions take around 2-4 seconds to respond, mainly: Adjusting the brightness via the keyboard (nothing will happen for a while and then the slider pops up and the brightness ...
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Fix eOS login screen after installing other DEs

I installed and uninstalled both KDE Plasma and Gnome on my elementary OS machine. Now the login screen looks old and doesn't let me log in after waking the computer up from sleep. How can I fix this?
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Booting up takes longer than it should with a cursor on a black screen

systemd-analyze outputs the following: Startup finished in 3.917s (firmware) + 2.835s (loader) + 2.592s (kernel) + 2.192s (userspace) = 11.538s graphical.target reached after 2.187s in userspace ...
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How to make lightdm more stable on boot?

I'm really enjoying ElementaryOS Odin so far; my only major complaint is that lightdm is quite unstable on boot. Specifically on probably 75% of hard boots I do, it either fails to initialise or ...
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Ingresar usuario y clave al iniciar la sesion

Tengo instalado elementary os 6 odin y requiero que al presentarse la pantalla de login me permita ingresar el usuario y luego la clave. Actualmente me presenta los usuarios que tengo creados y debo ...
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Elementary OS 6 - The login screen goes missing

After upgrading the Kernel to 5.11.0-37-generic, I cannot access the Elementary OS login screen whenever restarted. I will need to reboot the PC a couple of times before accessing the Elementary OS ...
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Problem logging in with cached credentials

I've been trying to use cached credentials to be able to log into an offline laptop but haven't been able to get it to work. I've installed pam_ccreds and it seems to be caching the passwords without ...
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Disable lock screen rotation

I have a non-touch-screen laptop, where I can successfully disable screen of the main working screen using the Elementary GUI settings switch. That works fine. But the lock-screen keeps rotating at it'...
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How do you add LDAP users to greeter

I have LDAP running successfully and can log in successfully as an LDAP user either from tty or Terminal after logging in as another user. How can I log into the graphical environment as an LDAP user? ...
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Issue with Greeter on boot

When booting the computer, after succesfully showing the elementary splash, when presented with the lockscreen greeter, the screen only shows the background grey and app indicator icons in the top ...
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X1 Carbon: screen flashes when opening

When I put my laptop to sleep, and then open it later to login, the “unlocked” screen flashes briefly before the login screen takes over. Has anyone else seen this? Do you know how to fix it?
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eOS 6: Greeter looping and doesn't allow me to login after recent update

I have been using elementary OS 6 since it got released without many issues. I updated the system through the app center yesterday, and was prompted to reboot. After rebooting, the greeter goes into a ...
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Can somebody explain why I have these options in the corner?

After installing some mojave themes, I now have a different lock screen and a cog wheel in the lower right corner: It shows other distros like Ubuntu, which I can log in to. My question is: why is ...
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How can I change the greeter to a wallpaper?

I am using Elementary OS 6. How can I my lock screen back to normal or change it to a custom wallpaper? It's lightdm but looks weird suddenly:
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Elementary os Hera only booting into tty

I hadn't updated my laptop in about 3 months, I usually just suspend it. I finally restart it and i'm only able to boot into tty. I know reinstalling the os would fix the issue, but I have 1TB worth ...
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can't login in graphical environment

I did a fresh new installation of Elementary OS Odin, so I created an account for me (administrator) an another for my daughter (default). I logged many times in my account and also in my daughter's ...
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how to remote desktop from windows using rdp

Trying to remote from windows to the linux box. After entering username and password the rdp session disconnects and throws me out back to windows
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Odin: login loop after upgrade

Today after an upgrade (was already on Odin) I got login loop... I have already checked .Xauthirity file and has right permissions... From syslog I got the following when try to run startx from tty ...
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Nvidia-340 causes login loop on Odin final on MBP5,3

I've confirmed this behavior installing from both the final Odin .iso, and upgrading via meisenzahl's upgrade script: With nvidia-340 installed on my MBP5,3 (with an Nvidia GeForce 9400M & a ...
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Cannot suspend and desktop disappears after logging back

When I suspend it wakes up immediately and shows the lock screen. When I log back in the desktop is black and I only see the mouse cursor so I can't do anything. I have to hold down the power button ...
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Shutdown splash not working

When shutting down Elementary 6 Odin, the splashscreen is not presented but instead it is showing the shutdown command text. This is following a fresh install from flash. On startup it is set to quiet ...
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How can I sign in with my fingerprint on Elementary OS 6 Odin?

I have a fingerprint sensor supported by libfprint. How can I use it to log in to Elementary OS?
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Welcome screen no longer appears after a recent update [closed]

a few updates back the welcome screen was updated but after this the welcome screen no longer appears (which is great as I found it annoying). So I also performed a fresh install on another pc and the ...
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Change lang/region in Greeter

im actually living in tokyo and my system is setted to my native language (fr). But the format of day in the greeter are still in japanese like this 7月16. Settings are only working for the session in ...
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Login screen never times out

I noticed that if I leave the computer at the login screen that it never goes blank. The login windows is always present. How do I get it to go blank after a set time?
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Reset password after Mac OS Catalina update

Thank you for this nicely formatted forum. I am now going to explain my difficulties. I have installed Elementary OS and it was running as a virtual machine under Virtual Box. From time to time I ...
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Login screen does not time out

When I log out my login screen naver goes blank after a few minutes as do other distros. The login remains visible all the time. What do I need to configure to enable the login screen to go blank? ...
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Authentication through Active Directory

I am coming from a Windows Background, and really impressed with Linux specially elementary os and i am very confident on replacing the windows machines with elementary os. I have figured out the ...
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Greeter doesn't update user background

I'm having a little issue with the greeter. It's supposed that the greeter shows user name and user background (wallpaper) but in my case the wallpaper is not being updated, never mind how many times ...
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Stuck on login after installing driverupdates

I tried to update drivers through the appstore and after rebooting my computer I could not get past login. I have tried these things: Remove the .Xauthority file, and chown it. Reinstall elementary-...
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windows key, in logon screen

experimenting with this distro, i stumbled across something odd. If you press the windows key on the logon screen, the screen rotate clockwise. I can t find a key setting in the os that make this ...
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unable to login starting session failed returned error code 1

I dual booted my laptop to have windows 10 and elementaryos 5.1 hera. I was updating some apps from appcenter and cancelled 2 updates (i assume this is what caused the problem). I now cant login no ...
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root login from GUI

Is it possible at all to login to elementary os as root. I enabled root account by setting a password. To make root appear as one of the login accounts on the GUI login screen, what are the next ...
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elementary os not booting or login Screen not Display

When I am turning on the laptop, my screen shows the only attachment image. And Ctrl+Alt+F1 also not working. it that any way to rest my ELEMENTARY OS
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Freeze on Login-Screen

all quick question about the login screen. I get a short freeze after boot (about 5 seconds). After boot login-screen background is gray, then it turns black and everything freeze, after that it turn ...
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Can't log in to elementary

I reinstalled elementary after an episode of black screens. It worked for a couple of days. Then one day it asks me to insert boot device... I ended up reinstalling elementary again. Now after ...
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Unable to log in after update Elementary OS

This morning I update My Elementary OS, but after update has finished, I can not log in to my Elementary OS, it says, "session returned error code 1" I've try to install the newest graphic ...
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How to execute sudo commands after login?

I would like to execute a command which requires sudo privileges. Specifically, I want to set my CPU frequency to a performance governor using the following script. sudo cpufreq-set -g performance ...
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Can't login as a second user when nvidia-drivers are enabled in elementaryOS 5 using lightdm

In elementary OS 5 Distributor ID: elementary Description: elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera Release: 5.1.7 when nvidia-340 driver is enabled, after an user has logged in to the graphical environment, ...
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Can't login - hard disk is full due to massive log files

I am running Elementary OS (5.1.6 Hera) on my laptop and everything was running fine. And then one day, I just couldn't log in. Entering the password just refreshed the screen and showed the interface ...
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How to enable manual login?

I would like to login as root, but I cannot find a way to enable manual login on Elementary OS.
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Elementaryos Hera (5,1) how to disable tablet mode in login screen

Recently I installed elementaryos Hera to my dell inspiron 5378 which is a 2 in 1 laptop. Whenever I unlock my pc, my pc is in tablet mode in most of the time which disables the keyboard and sometimes ...
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How do i replace the grey background in 5.1.5 Hera with a specific wallpaper? [duplicate]

Tried everything listed for freya and other older distros. Also tried editing the /usr/etc/ligthdm/io.elementary.greeter.conf file but nothing changed. Don't know if it's a bug or something. Isn't ...
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How can I hide a user from the Welcome Screen?

I recently installed virt-manager. It created a user – Libvirt Qemu (libvirt-qemu) – and that user shows on the Welcome Screen. I don't want that user to show up on the Welcome Screen. How can I ...
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Can't login, recurring password prompt possibly due to filesystem full

NOOB alert I have been using elementary os for a couple of months without issue. I noticed a couple of days ago a low file space alert. So I increased my root partition from 12 GB to 26 GB which ...

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