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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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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On Ubuntu 18.04 after update no DE login to pantheon

After a long time without problems I managed to mangle my pantheon desktop with ubuntu 18.04 after a sys update. Symptoms: The Pantheon DE shows up, but after entering my pw I'm getting back to login ...
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Lockscreen fails periodically - 5.1.7

I would like to report two bugs with the lockscreen on elementary OS 5.1.7: Fresh after installation, the lockscreen did not work until I uninstalled disable-light-locker from the system. Neither the ...
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How i can bring back Elementary Greeter

I installed ubuntu-studio-setting and now i don't have anymore the elementary Login Theme Greeter but i want to have this back. I already tried this: sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm pantheon-...
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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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System doesn't go to sleep but shows login/lock screen

I have installed Elementary OS Hera on Macbook Air from 2010. It works quite nice but one of the issues I noticed lately is that it doesn't go to sleep but just locks the screen and displays login ...
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Can't access session, it restart

When Im at login menu to enter my password session, it doesnt works. Yep, it go black screen and still in that login page. If I write a wrong password, its show a red rectangle, as often in every form....
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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 login after update

This morning I have finished updating my Elementary OS. But after that, I cannot log in to my elementary OS, it says, "Session returned error code 1". I've try to install newest VGA driver ...
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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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Possible to show current user if desktop is locked by this user?

using elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera with LDAP login the current behaviour is: When I lock my screen using Cmd+L the lock screen shows an empty login mask. I would like to see the user name in the according ...
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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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Dark Screen after login

I am using elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera on my Dell inspiron 5559 with 8 gb ram and i5-6th Gen with inbuilt graphics. After I enter my password and hit enter at the login screen, it goes to a dark screen. ...
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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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Settings of welcome wizard and possibility to deactivate the wizard for new users?

running elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera with configured "manual login" via LDAP I would like to deactivate the welcome wizard which asks for location service night mode auto-delition of (temp) ...
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Switching into password field with TAB key?

running elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera on a Mac with activated LDAP login "manual login" I can not switch into the password field after providing the username. Hitting the TAB key after typing the ...
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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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Resum from suspend briefely shows running application before login prompt, fault found on Thinkpad T430 and T460

When opening the lid on either my ThinkPad T430 or T460 for a short period I can see what I was working on when I closed the lid, then the password / system login prompt appears after. This is a ...
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Elementary OS greeter screen resolution issue

I am definitely stuck with the problem. I may change user session screen resolution easily, but the greeter stays with ugly unreadable microscopic text. I have read multiple "solutions" ...
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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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Keyboard unresponsive on lockscreen

Sometimes, not all the time, there is a 5 seconds lag on lockscreen before I can type my password. More of a lag, it's really like the OS is taking his time to enable typing on the keyboard, no keys ...
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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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Mouse and keyboard unresponsive on login screen; cannot switch to tty

So out of the blue my elementaryOS 5.1 has stopped responding on the login screen. Whereas yesterday everything worked perfectly fine, today I get stuck because both mouse and keyboard stop working ...
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Elementary OS 5.1 stable - logon error after running oem-config

oem-config has been enabled thorugh grub and a brand new installation of Elelentary is performed. The installer is online during the process as oem-config-prepare needs fetching during the install. --...
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unable to login using standard user from GUI in elementary 5.1.3 hera

From the GUI, I can login with admin account. I cannot login with standard user account. The model does a little shake and cursor refocuses in password textbox. I have tried resetting password in case ...
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Freeze on login screen

hope you are doing well. Elementay os just make to login screen where mouse and keyboard doesn't work but the text area for the password is flashing and after some second it stop, so I'm guessing it ...
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Audio volume lowered after lock screen

I want to report a very weird thing I've noted on my laptop. Basically, I set the volume to, let's say, max level because I'm watching a movie. Then I pause the movie, and get away from the pc for ...
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DVI not working on lock window or terminal

I have a Asus monitor connected to my desktop computer. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 and it's connected with a DVI cable. Everything works fine. When a power on the computer, I can see the ...
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Keyboard not working in login screen

Recently I installed Elementary OS Hera on my Dell XPS 9570 and it seemed to be working perfectly fine until I ran into this problem: my keyboard is not responding in Greeter and I cannot login into ...
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Elementary OS 5.1 Hera (based Ubuntu 18.04) automatic logout session occasionally

occasionally my pc with elementary os 5.1 (based on Ubuntu 18.04) makes automatic logout session. This problem comes up, after minutes, when I change virtual desktop (ex. clicking on telegram notify ...
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[Solved]Sometimes lightdm crash and restart with no indication

Recently when I work with my laptop installed with elementary os,there's no indication the desktop crashed and lightdm restarted. This situation happens several times within days and let me worry ...
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Display resolution setup

I'm trying to setup my display at 2560x1440 @60Hz. I can use xrandr and it all works. I've created a script in /usr/local/bin to do this on startup but cannot get it to run prior to login screen ...
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Elementary os login issue

I installed elementary os recently, I am new to Linux .I don't know what exactly it works, but by the help of YouTube videos I installed and dual booted Linux(elementary os) on my dell laptop.I loved ...
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Keyboard unresponsive on login

I recently did a fresh installation of Hera 5.1, and since then my laptop keyboard is unresponsive on the greeter login screen. The touchpad and wireless mouse both work, but I can't type in my ...
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io.elementary.greeter Unable to log in

Upon entering my password I get this error.
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Cant Login after update to the last version of greeter

I after a system update when i restarted my computer cant login in my main account. After i type the password screen goes black and throw me again at login screen. I cant login with as guest because ...
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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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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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