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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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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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Install Nvidia dual-graphics driver on Loki?

Currently running Freya on a 2+ years old machine that came with Nvidia dual graphics (GeForce GT 740M). On Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17 and Elementary 0.3.2, I have had to install Nvidia proprietary drivers ...
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Can't login after upgrade

The default Software Updater was not working correctly. It was giving the message "An upgrade from 'freya' to 'trusty' is not supported with this tool." So I did: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Once locked, screen stays black and cannot be unlocked

When locked, my laptop (Ideapad Y510P, with proprietary Nvidia drivers installed) screen just turns off. The laptop is still on, but I cannot access the lock screen to unlock. The only thing I can do ...
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Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on external monitor

Laptop: Lenovo T530 External VGA monitor: LG Flatron E2051 The LG monitor is set as primary. The login screen shows on both the laptop monitor and the external monitor. The resolution of the laptop ...
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Login redirects back to login screen

I'm running a freshly installed copy of Loki. Updated the system and installed a few basic packages (Firefox etc. - no kernels or anything likely to upset the system), rebooted and found myself locked ...
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I can't login , return to login screen (it isn't Xauthority)

I spend all day trying to fix the problem but it was impossible. I updated my OS from update manager. I ran a game on steam and the pc has got freeze and then, I rebooted whit button. When I try to ...
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Repair the elementary OS Login

I'm very noob and I try to install global menu on my elementary OS from this tutorial This tutorial from Reddit and due to unmet dependencies I run: INSTALL: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:varlesh-l/...
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Says there is no home file(or any other whatsoever). Upon restart won't let me log in, even though guest session works just fine.

I was working on unetbootin with my usb plugged in and searching for "downloads" file when the app says there is no "downloads" file. Then I went to check for my self and upon clicking on downloads it ...
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I get logged out as soon as I log in

New PC, installed Loki, everything was fine until I downloaded the nvidia drivers using these links: http://forlearning.com/graphic-drivers-for-elementary-os/ https://gist.github.com/jansanchez/...
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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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Prevent screen locking while watching videos

elementary locks the screen after about 15 minutes of "inactivity", except the activity I'm doing is watching videos (no keyboard or mouse inputs during that lapse). Site in question is Crunchyroll (...
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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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(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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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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Delay during login after entering correct password in Loki [duplicate]

I've recently started seeing a delay (about a minute or so) after entering my password in greeter and the desktop showing up. I filed this bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/pantheon-greeter/+bug/1632317 ...
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Black desktop background

After changing my desktop background using a custom image, my desktop stays black, while the login screen has been reverted to the default image. How can I fix that (without copying the image to /usr/...
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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 ...
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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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Change login language manually

My native language is Brazilian Portuguese. The system is correctly set, but the login screen remains in English, even if I apply pt-br globally in the settings screen. Is there a way to manually ...
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Cannot change lockscreen Calender widget's language

I changed system language and regional settings to United States, top Bar calender shows English only. Yet the lockscreen widget for calender i.e next to log on screen it shows Arabic. Any workarounds?...
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How do I change my user profile picture?

Currently my user profile picture is a small circular person: How do I change this?
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How to change the language of the date-time in the login page?

I am a Malaysian and so my location is Malaysia but I want to change the language of the date-time in the login page to English instead of Malay? Any idea?
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I can't login into freya

When I try to login to Freya, the screen bounces when I entered the password. If I go to a console terminal (using CTRL+ALT+F1), I can login OK. There must be something wrong in my configuration ...
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I am unable to login “infinite login loop”

I've tried just about everything I've found suggested. Every time I put in my password, it looks like it is logging in, but then it cycles back to the password entry page. Anyone have this issue as ...
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Cant login to my main account after System Update

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 can login with as guest. I loged ...
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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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Infinite loop on login screen [duplicate]

Title says it all. I installed some updates yesterday (hadn't updated in around ~6 months) to my Freya (don't laugh) system. Today, whenever I enter my password and press enter, a black screen flashes,...