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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 set video in background of lock screen?

Is it possible to set a video background in pantheon-greeter?
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...