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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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BusyBox prompt question turned into Pantheon greeter issue

Powered up my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) this morning to be greeted (after initial splash logo) by the following: BusyBox v1.27.2 ..... (initramfs) After researching, I typed "exit", which backed me out ...
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Skype is automatically closes when the lock ElementaryOS

Maybe someone has already come across this. I began to notice, after unlocking the PC, there are no Skype icon on the taskbar. And the application is simply closed. This happens every time the ...
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How can I solve the blank screen after installing Elementary OS Loki 4

I installed elementary Loki as a fresh install on a new hard-drive. (Note I had it on my old drive.) The install goes perfectly but after installing any software or updating the system when I restart ...
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New session when the lockscreen shows up (or when my laptop goes in standby)

I'm running ElementaryOS Loki since yesterday and I'm very pleased so far, there is just one annoyance that I couldn't figure out. I get a new session (as in: no programs open and a completely empty ...
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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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Can not unlock screen in Loki

After a fresh install and both upgrade and dist-upgrade of Elementary OS Loki I try to lock and then unlock my laptop. After the screen is locked, when trying to unlock, screen turns to black and ...
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Juno keeps booting into a blank screen

I've got an new installation of Juno, but since I installed the proprietary nvidia driver 396, Juno goes black/blank after the initial splash screen. Loki functioned fine. The odd thing is, that ...
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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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Juno Beta: Screen doesn't turn of in Login Screen or Lock Screen

Created a bug report for this already, but hoping that someone can advise me if it's just a setting that I need to change in the lock screen. If the lock screen or greeter is active, it prevents my ...
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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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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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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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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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Login clock is on edge of screen

Recently installed Elementary OS Loki 0.4.1 (64-bit) My display is 1366x768, noticed that login screen clock is off.
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greeter stuck after adding new user

Installed Loki over the weekend; first Linux install here at home in a decade. After adding a "user" profile (in addition to my "admin" user), I find I'm stuck logging in under my "user" profile at ...
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Elementary freezes after locking screen

After I lock the computer (super + L) the computer sometimes freezes. The screen is black (backlight on), no tty is accessible. I'm forced to force-reboot. I've tried several kernels with no success....
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Cannot turn off Caps Lock on lock screen

Occasionally my son hits the keyboard and presses Caps Lock while the computer is locked. When I try to login I cannot. I try to turn off the Caps Lock but it's not working, the light indicator on the ...
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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 ...
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Black, Unresponsive screen when Locking Desktop Session

When locking, the screen goes black and the system becomes unresponsive. I have looked carefully for available solutions and have tried them. None have worked for me. I am using Radeon R9 285/380 with ...
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Center/disable clock on login screen

is it possible to align the clock on login screen / DM to centre or disable it altogether? The suboptimal placement is driving me nuts :)
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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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Can't login, in a Login loop

I get the normal elementary OS greeter, I login (it doesn't give a password error) but then I'm returned to the greeter again. This also happened to me earlier this month, then I ended up reinstalling....
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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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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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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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Pantheon Greeter Clock Alignment / Loki

I've noticed as of 7th July 2017 that the clock on the Pantheon greeter is misaligned to the right of the screen (after updating). At 8:30 in the morning I noticed that the 'M' in 'AM' was cut off - ...
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Login twice when HDMI is plugged in

When I have my monitor connected by HDMI and I start the system, the login screen appears normally. I log in and the wallpaper shows up, but anything else. After a few seconds (like 5 or 10 seconds) ...
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Black screen when try to lock screen

I don't know why I get a black screen when I try to lock the screen (super + L), after a while it shows normal, the wallpaper and the option to unlock with my password, but I wonder why I get this ...
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Elementary OS 5.0 Juno doesn't start after sleep

I have installed Elementary OS 5.0 Juno on my laptop and after a while working , when I actually leave it in sleep mode , it doesn't starts normally. The only way I could turn on was to shut down ( ...
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Keyboard on login screen (greeter) not changeable

If I'm on login screen the keyboard layout is always set to US and there's no option to chose a different. It says "No other keyboard layout selectable". This is very annoying for password entering :/...
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Juno: how to remove am/pm indication from login screen?

Timezone Europe/Berlin, time format 24h, system language German.
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How to add a script to start up sequence so that it applies before the actual login screen?

So I have this script that changes the resolution of on of my monitors that works and that I was able to run on login by adding it in settings»Applications»Startup. The only problem is that I need it ...
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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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lightdm-greeter fails on nvidia-340 driver on JUNO (GeForce 8400)

After a fresh install of Juno, things were mostly working with the default open source nouveau driver. I installed the nvidia-340 driver using the App Center, and now the lightdm-greeter is completely ...
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Lock screen not working

When i use the shortcut keys Win+L, click the Lock option in wingpanel-session menu, or when i suspend, lock doesn't work. dm-tool lock works. light-locker-command --lock shows: Received error ...
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How to unlock without the mouse?

When I try to unlock, I'm unable to focus the password input without clicking the mouse, is there a way around this so I can focus the input without a mouse? There doesn't appear to be any setting for ...
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Can the elementary clock display seconds?

I would like the lock-screen clock and the wingpanel clock to show seconds. Is this possible?
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Why do I not see a login option for the guest at the login screen?

I have just installed Elementary OS 5 in a virtual machine. Since I am a fan of guest user login I checked the user account settings and noticed that guest login is enabled by default. However, when ...
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how to make password input box get focus in login screen (juno) [closed]

in juno have to mouse click in password input box (fresh OS setup), in Loki the box get focus automatically after OS start. is there any option I can use? thanks.
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Login Screen after Sleep

Login screen after sleeping is kinda messed up. Sometimes it'll load, but the profile login section is just artifacting. I've attached a subpar picture but due to being login screen couldn't take ...
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From Beta 2 to final but still lags at login

I've freshly installed Juno last night, but the main problems are still there (for me). When i reboot and login, everything is smooth and quick, but if i lock, sleep or logout, when i login again, the ...
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(SOLVED) How to enable HiDPI scaling in the pantheon greeter?

My pantheon greeter runs at 3840x2160@60Hz but all elements are too small. On the desktop I managed to enable gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 2 what did the job of enlarging ...
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How can I get my Login Screen to appear on my primary monitor?

Currently my login screen is on my secondary smaller moniter(VGA) and I would like it to appear on my main monitor (DVI) anyway to do this at all? Thank you.
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Changing the login screen wallpaper without changing the desktop wallpaper

I want to have a separate wallpaper for my login screen which is not my desktop wallpaper. When I set a desktop wallpaper it is also set as the login screen wallpaper and how can I use two different ...
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How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki?

I cannot change the login screen background in elementary OS. Is there any way to change it?
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Screen tearing when logging from hibernate or suspend

I have elementary OS Loki (0.4) and my computer has strange behavior when I log back from hibernation or suspend. Here is a picture of what is going on. I would like to add that I never hibernate my ...
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Cannot login due to elementary OS thanks to Veracrypt and a possibly invalid volume

I have Freya with an encrypted partition and decided to try Veracrypt. It created a partition I'll named like /dev/mnt/veracrypt7. After fiddling with the app, I gave up thinking I'm already well ...
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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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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" ...