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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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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 (...
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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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Sound muted when system locked

The sound is automatically muted when the system is locked. How can I disable this feature?
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Why is there a delay when I enter my password incorrectly?

Whenever I enter my password incorrectly upon login, there's a delay before I can try again. Why is this? Is there a way to remove the delay?
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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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Flickering when I log in even though I have the same wallpaper before and after logging in

If I use the same wallpaper on my desktop and on the greeter, there is a little flickering when log in. Is there any way to integrate a greeter on Pantheon or Gala or something, that makes this ...
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Changing desktop background should also change the login picture? [closed]

Consider this question on how to change the login picture. I cannot in fact follow none of the answers posted there. But even before re-asking a question like "how to change the login image" I ...
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How can I launch Openbox when I log in?

I read a few articles about the super-minimal window manager Openbox. I would like to set it up on elementary OS, but it's just not a desktop environment. I would like to run Openbox after I login (...
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How to revert to the old login screen

How can I transform the ugly Elementary OS Freya login screen back into the beautiful Luna login screen. That, for me being picky with design, would put me off using Elementary. I like the Operating ...
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How can I remove the password prompt from the lock screen?

I have enabled Auto Login in the settings. But if the laptop goes inactive, the screen get locked and wants to know the password. Is there a solution to deactivate the password query on the lock ...
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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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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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How do I change my user profile picture?

Currently my user profile picture is a small circular person: How do I change this?