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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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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Running a script after logging back in from suspend

I'm running elementary OS 5.1 on kernel 5.6.x I was searching for a way to run a small shell script after I log-in from suspend. The script itself is a one liner. Basically restarting the software I ...
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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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Unresponsive Log In screen/ can’t boot to terminal

I recently installed primus and bumblebee and changed some settings in the bumblebee.config file. Now when I start the OS and get to the log in screen, I can’t type or move the mouse. The typing ...
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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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How can I fix the blurry user card on the greeter?

This is something that happens only when I lock or wake the system (not on reboot). The user card in the center of the greeter (with a background image and user avatar) becomes blurry and takes up a ...
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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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Dual display setup is wrong, before login

I have two displays, the secondary one being on the right to the primary one. no problems here. however when I first boot into elementary, it seems to ignore the display settings, thinking that the ...
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onscreen keyboard on login in Hera

I am on elementary OS Hera. Is there a way to enable onscreen keyboard during login ? On elementary OS Freya there was a small icon on the top right of login screen to do so. This feature is quite ...
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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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How to persist the displays config in lock screen?

I'm using DISTRIB_ID=elementary DISTRIB_RELEASE=5.1.2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=hera DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera" and configured 2 displays like this: however, in lock screen, the order ...
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Different greeter window when waking up computer

I had to reinstall elementary desktop (after I broke wingpanel after a forced shutdown). My greeter login window is normal when I restart from scratch. However, the greeter window is different when ...
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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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Lock screen error when changing user group

Ive tried to give my account root acces and after changing my account settings in /etc/passwd to : user:x:1000:0:user,,,:/home/user:/bin/bash I am getting that error when locking my pc: Unable to ...
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How do I configure the elementary greeter?

I simply want to know how you can configure the elementary-greeter. Where do I put this file and how does it work? root@newbie-VirtualBox:/etc/lightdm# cat io.elementary.greeter.conf [greeter] ...
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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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How to change the Lock screen/Login screen [duplicate]

There's a change in the appearance in the greeter/lock screen on the version 5. And I honestly don't like it. Black background with a little window in the middle is simply not my taste. I prefer the ...
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I am an Idiot, How do I install support for fingerprint scanners built into my computer. I want to use it to log in

I am technically illiterate, anywhere that explains it is far too advanced for me. Is there a dummies guide anywhere?
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Unable to logout or shutdown

recently I noticed that when I boot up Elementary Os, then logout, then try to login again (which then takes me to a blank screen with just the mouse for a rather long time (30-40s)), and then I am ...
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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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Login Password Not Working After Changing User from Admin to Standard

After I changed my user from administrator to standard user to setup Parental Controls on my own account, which was the first account I created on my fresh installation, I could not login with the ...
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eOS 5.1 login screen grey until mouse movement

When booting eOS the greeter doesn't appear correctly until I move the mouse. Essentially its all a pale grey then upon mouse movement the user box with my icon and password field pops in. Any ideas ...
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Error logging in Lightdm - Hera 5.1

'Unable to Log In Starting the sessions has failed. Erro -> Session returned -> error code 1' Using gdm3 I can log in normally, with Lightdm that Elementary uses I can't log in. I already ...
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Keyboard doesn't work immediately at login screen

On a new install of elementary OS on a laptop, at the login screen, the keyboard does not work. After clicking around randomly, eventually I am able to type. If I plug in an external USB keyboard, ...
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Login Loop on fresh install

I'm a novice Elementary OS user - to the point where this is my first installation...ever. I had a spare Windows 10 Acer laptop and decided to do a fresh install of Elementary OS on it, so this is a ...
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Elementary OS 5.1 turn off screen on lock not working as expected

I am using laptop, connected to docking station with 2 external monitors. The problem is that when I want to lock the OS with Super + L keys, elemenntary OS is first shutting down the monitors for ...

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