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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root login from GUI

Is it possible at all to login to elementary os as root. I enabled root account by setting a password. To make root appear as one of the login accounts on the GUI login screen, what are the next ...
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Elementary OS 5.1 Hera (based Ubuntu 18.04) automatic logout session occasionally

occasionally my pc with elementary os 5.1 (based on Ubuntu 18.04) makes automatic logout session. This problem comes up, after minutes, when I change virtual desktop (ex. clicking on telegram notify ...
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Elementary OS keeps on booting into a disabled administrator account

In order to better be able to administer my workstation which is used by the entire household I have set up one administrator account and took away administrator privileges for all the others. However ...
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Fix order of users in greeter?

Is it possible to change (and fix) the order that users are listed in on the greeter screen for a single machine?
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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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(URGENT) Unable to log in: session retuned error code 1

Recently installed https://github.com/dahliaOS/pangolin_desktop from the instructions: https://docs.dahliaos.io/pangolin/pangolin-linux later ran uninstall.sh Everything was smooth, no errors till now....
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Can't login, recurring password prompt possibly due to filesystem full

NOOB alert I have been using elementary os for a couple of months without issue. I noticed a couple of days ago a low file space alert. So I increased my root partition from 12 GB to 26 GB which ...
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lightdm stopped working

lightdm not working anymore? $ sudo lightdm --test-mode --debug [+0.00s] DEBUG: Logging to /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log [+0.00s] DEBUG: Starting Light Display Manager 1.30.0, UID=0 PID=6123 [+0.00s] ...
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Freeze on Login-Screen

all quick question about the login screen. I get a short freeze after boot (about 5 seconds). After boot login-screen background is gray, then it turns black and everything freeze, after that it turn ...
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Freeze on login screen

hope you are doing well. Elementay os just make to login screen where mouse and keyboard doesn't work but the text area for the password is flashing and after some second it stop, so I'm guessing it ...
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Cannot suspend and desktop disappears after logging back

When I suspend it wakes up immediately and shows the lock screen. When I log back in the desktop is black and I only see the mouse cursor so I can't do anything. I have to hold down the power button ...
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Can't change lock screen wallpaper

[greeter] #activate-numlock=true #default-wallpaper=/usr/share/backgrounds/164.jpg #high-contrast=false #onscreen-keyboard=false #screensaver-timeout=60 I modified the panthon-greeter.config but ...
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how to remote desktop from windows using rdp

Trying to remote from windows to the linux box. After entering username and password the rdp session disconnects and throws me out back to windows
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Can't log in. Blinking desktop

I can't get past the login screen after starting my computer. The wallpaper blinks shortly, and then I'm out again. Says no Nvidia graphics adapter found in syslog. I have AMD graphics card, not ...
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Login and lock screen doesn't work on Freya

I just updated my system (now elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera), and both the login and lock screen do not work properly. I have three users on this machine but this is what I get when I login or come back ...
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Elementary 5.1 Hera. Unable to login with standard user account

After I created a standard user account, unable to login with that user account. My Admin account has no problem logging in. any suggestion? thank you.
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Unable to login after 5.1 update

Today I've successful update my Elementary 5.0 system to 5.1. After reboot I see brand new login screen, type my password and got login screen again. I already tried to set runlevel from 5 to 3 and ...
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Greeter not able to load right user session

I have a new pro laptop and wanted to use it for pro and personal task. I already have previous configurations on 2 old laptops. So I decided to install a fresh elementary on the new laptop, create 2 ...
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Greeter Resolution on Juno

Has anyone managed to change the greeter resolution? Found solutions here involving lightdm configs but it was from 2015 and when i tried it didn't really change. My session resolution is 1680*900 but ...
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how to change wallpaper on the lockscreen

After I update to Hera, I can't change lockscreen wallpaper. Is there any a way to change lockscreen wallpaper and not change the dekstop?
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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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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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Elementary os login issue

I installed elementary os recently, I am new to Linux .I don't know what exactly it works, but by the help of YouTube videos I installed and dual booted Linux(elementary os) on my dell laptop.I loved ...
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DBus Signal for Session Lock/Unlock?

I'm currently on elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu 16.04 base). I'd like to run a script when the session is locked and when it is unlocked. I have asked a similar question here for Ubuntu: https://unix....
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How can I hide a user from the Welcome Screen?

I recently installed virt-manager. It created a user – Libvirt Qemu (libvirt-qemu) – and that user shows on the Welcome Screen. I don't want that user to show up on the Welcome Screen. How can I ...
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Can't login - hard disk is full due to massive log files

I am running Elementary OS (5.1.6 Hera) on my laptop and everything was running fine. And then one day, I just couldn't log in. Entering the password just refreshed the screen and showed the interface ...
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onscreen keyboard on login

Please tell me there is a way to enable onscreen keyboard during login? It used to be in Freya but Loki has many basic things either hidden or just impossible to do anymore? Please how can I enable ...
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Login Screen Error

how can i fix login screen? I don't delete any package.
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How to enable manual login?

I would like to login as root, but I cannot find a way to enable manual login on Elementary OS.
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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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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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My keyboard completely freezes after halt/suspend (Loki 0.4.1). How do I fix this?

My laptop is basically unusable after waking up because the keyboard freezes. The only difference between waking up after suspend and waking up after halt is that after halting, even the lock screen ...
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unable to login using standard user from GUI in elementary 5.1.3 hera

From the GUI, I can login with admin account. I cannot login with standard user account. The model does a little shake and cursor refocuses in password textbox. I have tried resetting password in case ...
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Unable to interact with lockscreen after installing bumble bee

I recently installed bumblebee to set my Nvidia gpu as default for steam. After reboot the lock screen or any display never came up, so I booted into recovery and purged bumblebee, Upon next reboot, ...
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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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Unable to log in after update Elementary OS

This morning I update My Elementary OS, but after update has finished, I can not log in to my Elementary OS, it says, "session returned error code 1" I've try to install the newest graphic ...
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Prevent login loop

I recently faced the famous login loop in ubuntu 18 and I tried everything to fix it yet I was not able to do so, since i was just getting started with ubuntu and i had nothing on it I decided to ...
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Require Username entry on Login | Ingresar usuario y clave al iniciar la sesion

I have elementary OS 6 (Odin) installed and I need to have the Greeter require a username to be typed in rather than selected from a list. Existing users should be completely hidden from anyone ...
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elementary os not booting or login Screen not Display

When I am turning on the laptop, my screen shows the only attachment image. And Ctrl+Alt+F1 also not working. it that any way to rest my ELEMENTARY OS
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Login screen items misplaced

I installed elementaryOS 2 days ago and everything works fine. The only issue I was not able to resolve: The time displayed on the login screen is cut off and the items seem to be misplaced ...
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Can somebody explain why I have these options in the corner?

After installing some mojave themes, I now have a different lock screen and a cog wheel in the lower right corner: It shows other distros like Ubuntu, which I can log in to. My question is: why is ...
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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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Error logging in Lightdm - Hera 5.1

'Unable to Log In Starting the sessions has failed. Erro -> Session returned -> error code 1' Using gdm3 I can log in normally, with Lightdm that Elementary uses I can't log in. I already ...
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How to roll back a video driver from the command line?

I decided to try to install the proprietary nVidia drivers. It should have been the '390 drivers but I installed '340 instead (forgot which graphics card I had). Now, when I reboot, the login screen ...
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unable to login starting session failed returned error code 1

I dual booted my laptop to have windows 10 and elementaryos 5.1 hera. I was updating some apps from appcenter and cancelled 2 updates (i assume this is what caused the problem). I now cant login no ...
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Can't type in my password when waking laptop from sleep mode

When I put my Vaio E Series laptop into sleep mode and wake it up, I can move my mouse and click things, but can't type my password with my keyboard at the login screen. I can click the submit ...
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Fingerprint on Envy x360

I just startet using Elementary os and want to know if there is any chance to log in through Fingerprint. I have an Hp Envy x360 with intigrated fingerprint
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Nvidia-340 causes login loop on Odin final on MBP5,3

I've confirmed this behavior installing from both the final Odin .iso, and upgrading via meisenzahl's upgrade script: With nvidia-340 installed on my MBP5,3 (with an Nvidia GeForce 9400M & a ...
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After the Update to Jolnir my Notebook won't shut down properly (worked in version 5.x)

Title basically. I have tried almost everything. sudo shutdown (-h now) doesn't work sudo reboot doesn't work systemctl reboot --firmware-setup does not work as well. gui -> shutdown/restart ...
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LOGIN Password is Lost

I have Elementary on a 2nd computer that I used to use for school. My regular pc died yesterday so i plugged in my 2nd computer and booted. PROBLEM: I set some password at login and now years later ...

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