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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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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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Login screen changed to old input style

Today in the evening I booted up my laptop and my login screen has changed to the following (taken from my N9) The login screen has changed to some old looking thing? I can still login to my laptop ...
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Change the default time of inactivity required to lock screen

In Ubuntu and Mint, I can tweak the default inactive time before the screen turns off and my computer is locked. How do i change the default time of inactivity after which the screen gets locked?
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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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Can I use fingerprint scanner to log in into elementary? [closed]

I tried fprint, which made it possible to use it instead of sudo password, but is it possible to unlock the elementary lockscreen with it? (I suppose fprint works in Ubuntu, but I guess that ...
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How to change Super + L screen lock command? [duplicate]

When you press Super + L, it locks the screen. This shortcut is not available in the keyboard settings to change, for some reason. I'd love to change the command dm-tool -lock command that it executes ...
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Music stops/pauses when the screen locks

Whenever I play music in Noise, it pauses when the screen locks? Any solution?
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Unable to change keyboard layout in elementary os freya

I've got an azerty keyboard. Since I installed Freya, the keyboard in the greeter is in qwerty, and no way to change it. This is really annoying. It seems that this bug has been encountered since ...
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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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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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How to add login sound in elementary OS

How to add login sound in elementary OS default sounds in /usr/share/sounds custom sounds
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Is it possible to continue playing music even system gets locked for inactivity?

I am using elementary OS freya 0.3.2. As the title says, Is it possible to continue playing music even system gets locked for inactivity? In Ubuntu, system continue to play music after it was locked....
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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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elementary OS won't accept login details [duplicate]

I recently started using elementary OS over Ubuntu, as a newbi32 the interface really appealed. However, in the last few days, I've been unable to login. I've tried amending my root password using a ...
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Problem with multiple admin accounts and file ownership

A while ago I was messing around with my elementary OS setup and ended up crashing my main admin account. I'm not sure exactly what I did but essentially every time I would try to login, I would get ...
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Error manpath can't set the locale in my elementary OS Freya

I'm using elementary OS for months with no problem (don't installed nothing and uninstall anything, same apps for months). But yesterday I rebooted my computer, typed my password to login and pressed ...
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Can I disable the login area “shaking” when I get my password wrong?

When I get my password wrong it shakes: How can I disable this?
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Login crash after Guest Additions install [closed]

Working off the latest 0.3.1 build, I had a Freya install running under VirtualBox 5.0.6, everything went great up until I installed Guest Additions (with no errors) and rebooted to a login screen ...
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How Can I Restore The Greeter (From Unity Greeter to Pantheon Greeter)?

The lockscreen I get: How do I get the standard lock screen back?
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Login screen doesn't support dual monitors [closed]

When I log in to ElementaryOS, my wallpaper spans as expected because of the tweaks I installed. However, the login screen show mirrors the displays and doesn't account for different screen ...
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Glitch after resuming after hibernate

Whenever my laptop goes into hibernate after inactivity it goes back to the login screen which is okay but whenever I log back in, the display starts misbehaving. When I say misbehaving, it bounces ...
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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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How can I repair permissions for the system backgrounds folder?

I tried changing the background wallpaper in greeter following the top answer from this question: How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki? I first changed the pantheon-greeter....
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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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Infinite log in loop

I guess my elementary OS system is crash. =( After boot up, log in page background is blank. After key in password, it is a infinite loop of log in page, unable to log into desktop. Any help please? ...
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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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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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elementary OS “freezes” on screen lock

I just installed elementary OS on a iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011), with AMD Radeon HD 6770M. It generally works well, except one thing: When I lock the screen super + L, or leave the screen and then come ...
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Unresponsive desktop after login because of maya

Just had a problem after rebooting my computer this morning; after the successful login I saw the wallpaper appearing, then wingpanel appeared and 5 seconds later it froze; plank did not appear and ...
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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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How to change login screen font?

My system language is Arabic and I changed the system default font, but the date & time font which appear on the loging screen didn't change and still the same. I'm wondering if there is a way to ...
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How can I disable the guest account?

I do not want to see the Guest account on my login screen. How do I disable it?
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How to change login screen? [duplicate]

Guys help me change my login screen wallpaper. I've already tried instructions with replacing the default file and nothing happened. How can I do that?
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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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Two times password required for booting

My version is Freya, and I chose encryption of my harddisk at the installation. The whole HDD is used with one root partition and one swap partition. The first time it asks for password is just ...
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How can I change the Login Screen Keyboard to Dvorak-fr

I would like to change the login screen keyboard to dvorak-fr but I can't find a way and the keyboard for login is in qwerty. The keyboard indicator in Greeter say "No other layout available" and ...
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Cant Deactivate Auto-Login

I am trying to deactivate Auto-login on the system settings/user accounts, but it even after I reboot the computer it will still log in automatically.
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I've accidentally installed a different Greeter. How can I get Pantheon Greeter back?

I have weird purple login screen, I don't know why.
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(Correct) password not working

My (correct) password no longer works at login screen. At the login screen the password field accepts my password but does not allow me to log in. I just get the usual "field-shake" response and a ...
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Login to administrator gui fails

I have an administrator account and user account. My user account GUI works fine, but when I login to my administrator account the password is accepted and the screen goes to black as if it's logging ...
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Login screen incomplete [closed]

I just played around with Numix Theme and rebooted my machine. Now the login screen is incomplete. Is that a known problem? Is there a way to reinstall the login screen? Terminal History: 1 ...
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SOLVED Elementary Login wont accept user [duplicate]

Have been using Elementary (latest) for a week and running well. Default admin user as me. After installing some new software, next time I went to start, I get the login screen which does not accept ...
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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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Why won't LightDM start properly after installing OSSEC?

After installing OSSEC in Luna, LightDM can not find /usr/share/xgreeters/default.desktop and just stops. Uninstalling OSSEC does not help.
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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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Resolution Issues & Non Responsive Computer After Logging In From Locked OS

Title says it all, my computer goes to sleep like normal, opens a crisp login screen. When I log in, pantheon goes to the lowest resolution. I have control of the cursor, but nothing responds to a ...
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Can I use unity-greeter in elementary OS?

Is it safe to change the elementary OS Luna/Freya login screen (pantheon-greeter) to Ubuntu's LightDM unity-greeter?
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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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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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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 (...