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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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What value should lightdm have in screensaver-timeout= to stop the monitor from turning off?

I want to stop the monitor from turning off in the login and lock screen. On the lightdm config file there is this line: screensaver-timeout= I tried to put a value of 0 and -1, but both make the ...
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No desktop after logging in - fresh install [duplicate]

Just installed EOS on my laptop. First issue is that when it asks me to reboot to finish installation the reboot button is greyed out. After waiting about 10 minutes I just hard reset the laptop. ...
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How to make the onboard virtual keyboard displayed on greeter page (lockscreen)

Have recently installed Elementary (Loki version) on my Chuwi H13 computer. Have activated the onboard virtual keyboard to "show when needed" and most of the time when I'm logged in and would like to ...
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Large font in Pantheon greeter

Due to my relatively poor vision, I prefer to have large icons and form fields in all of my working environments. I don't need to take it as far as installing Vinux though. In Manjaro and other OSes, ...
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elementary logs out when screen goes blank

When I set my power setting to blank the screen after a set amount of time when the screen goes blank it logs me out of elementary. When I log back in I have to restart my applications. elementary is ...
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How to replace LightDM with GDM?

LightDM freezes to much on my Loki installation. After freeze I need to restart my computer hard. It is not good for my hard drive. I want to try out the gdm?
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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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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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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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Change Login Screen (Greeter) Theme

Is it possible to change the look of the login screen on Elementary OS Loki to something other than the default (pantheon greeter)? The text resolution is pretty low and my profile picture is ...
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HUGE problem when trying to login!

when I try to login, the process starts, but when only the background is shown, it gets stuck. nothing works, the plank and the wing-panel do not show and no matter what button I press, nothing ...
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Can't login on login screen

After an update(can't remember wich), i rebooted. The login screen does not show the background image and I also cannot login anymore even on the guest user. Anyone know a solution ?(also can't login ...
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getting NumLock to be on by default on start login screen (SOLVED)

I installed elementaryos-0.4.1-stable.20170517.iso several times on my intel/nvidia laptop the first time i did the install i could enter numbers on my numpad. After doing a clean install, now on boot ...
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Need Logon screen for entering domain Logins

Succeeded in joining Elementary OS installation to our Windows domain via active directory. Used winbind, Samba, etc. Problem: The login screen only allows for the initially defined user (defined ...
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Login slow even though booting is fast

I'm on elementaryOS 0.4.1 Loki with an SSD as my boot drive, so I have very fast booting. However, whenever I log in, it takes an agonizing 60 seconds for wingpanel to appear. Here is my Xorg log. ...
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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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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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Suspension of system results in unresponsive lockscreen

As the title says, the system will randomly "lock me out" of my laptop if it goes to sleep by itself. The lockscreen won't allow me to click and input my password again, which forces me to do a full ...
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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,...
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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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Show user names on the login screen [closed]

Is it typical that others than first user name, are not shown on the login screen(greeter)? I'm using Loki. Right now i see name near the first account only, the two next just got it's icons. But when ...
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Black screen after wake after accidental greeter change

I installed eOS a while ago and I'm pretty happy with it, but a few days ago came a problem. I was playing around with Solaar to get my mouse's SmartShift to work and I may have downloaded and ran the ...
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Change Elementary OS Lock Screen Background With Vala and User Specific

I've been trying to change the background image of pantheon-greeter. It should change on the depending user. After browsing the code base of pantheon greeter if found that they get the background ...
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What is this bug?

See more on YouTube https://youtu.be/0eWU63lhyU4 I reinstalled system
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Login screen not readable

I'm running eOS Loki on a Dell XPS 13 with a HiDPI/QHD screen and a external QHD monitor. The login screen is OK on the laptop but on the external monitor all the colors on the login screen are ...
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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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Can't click login into admin account

Hi My elementary OS was working just fine, I don't know what the kids have done, it am not able to login to my account.. I have one personal account and one other is guest account.. Im trying to log ...
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Glitch in wallpaper during transition from greeter to gala during login to desktop with HiDPI

I have a 4k/uhd display and have set gnome scaling factor to 2 for my username and also the lightdm user so that greeter login screen also is "hidpi" enabled. I have greeter background set to a ...
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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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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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Login screen fonts look weird

My login screen looks this ugly and I do not know how to fix it. Yet, when I execute Pantheon-Greeter in terminal looks fine. Tried to reinstall lightdm and pantheon-greeter but did not work Any ...
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How can I play music while the screen is locked?

I have the problem: when I use Super + L for screen lock all background activities (f.e. music) freeze. I've tried to change ligthDM for gdm, sddm, cdm, sdm, lxdm but all of them showed black screen ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I can set up a screen resolution on both the laptop screen and the external monitor using xrandr and everything works fine, but my displays go back to normal when I restart lightdm. How can I make the ...
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How to set video in background of lock screen?

Is it possible to set a video background in pantheon-greeter?
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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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Lockscreen Clock Format?

I can't seem to find where to change the lockscreen time format. Currently its displaying AM+PM clock, whilst my system is set to use English British and my Date+Time is set to 24h (Its displaying ...
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Hardware Enablement Stake update make mouuse invisble on Freya

I have reverted back to Freya with a fresh install due to kernel/display incompatibility with Loki on my machine. Now, on Freya, when I updated in response to a warning regarding Hardware Enablement ...
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BlackScreen after install Nvidia Drivers

I installed this with additional drivers for a nvidia gt520m but when I restart, black screen appear, this is a fresh elementary os loki; yesterday I installed manually the driver via terminal, but ...
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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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How to completely reinstall lightdm?

I removed lightdm and all its config files in the different directories (don't ask). How do I restore it? elementary boots into text mode right now.
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How to auto login (straight to desktop without any password)

I am currently downloading Loki and will be clean installing it tonight over Freya. This is my old parent's desktop. They get really irritated with logging in with a password. How do I do this? (Last ...
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Pantheon greeter configuration failed

Here is my /etc/lightdm/pantheon-greeter.conf: [greeter] xft-dpi=200 onscreen-keyboard=true keyboard=onboard indicators=~language;~a11y;~power No language or a11y indicators, no HiDPI or onboard ...
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Loki freezes after screen locks itself

Loki turns off the screen after 10-15 Minutes of inactivity. At the same time it looks the screen automatically. When I wake the computer, the log in screen appears as it should and I can log in. But ...
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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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Incorrect resolution of pantheon-greeter login screen

My issue seems similar to this question but I am experiencing the issue with only one display (my laptop's main display). I am on 0.4 Loki (stable). I attempted to apply the solution in the ...
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After change Admin-PW I can't log in anymore

I changed the password in the admin functions, I restart the Laptop and when I want to log in I write the password and enter → the display turns black for one second and the field for password is ...
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Logging in randomly fails

Every now and then logging in fails, it gets stuck showing just my wallpaper with no HDD activity, no keyboard shortcuts work (such as super+T to open a terminal) and the only way to solve it is to ...
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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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Wallpaper wonked out after signing back in when locked out

Locked laptop, signed back in. This is the result. Any advice, known issues or suggestions?
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Elementary OS boot loop

I have tried to find a right command to start a Elementary Os desktop on vncserver display. Then i broke up my boot. Elementary Os is starts with pantheon-greeter. Then i log in. 2 seconds of ...