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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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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Ingresar usuario y clave al iniciar la sesion

Tengo instalado elementary os 6 odin y requiero que al presentarse la pantalla de login me permita ingresar el usuario y luego la clave. Actualmente me presenta los usuarios que tengo creados y debo ...
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Help debugging elementary/greeter crashes in vmware guest

I think this is probably the correct forum for this: I'm running the Pantheon desktop on NixOS and the Greeter crashes repeatedly on boot, preventing me from logging in. My setup is definitely funky, ...
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Problem logging in with cached credentials

I've been trying to use cached credentials to be able to log into an offline laptop but haven't been able to get it to work. I've installed pam_ccreds and it seems to be caching the passwords without ...
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Elementary OS 6 - The login screen goes missing

After upgrading the Kernel to 5.11.0-37-generic, I cannot access the Elementary OS login screen whenever restarted. I will need to reboot the PC a couple of times before accessing the Elementary OS ...
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Disable lock screen rotation

I have a non-touch-screen laptop, where I can successfully disable screen of the main working screen using the Elementary GUI settings switch. That works fine. But the lock-screen keeps rotating at it'...
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How can I change the greeter to a wallpaper?

I am using Elementary OS 6. How can I my lock screen back to normal or change it to a custom wallpaper? It's lightdm but looks weird suddenly:
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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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Issue with Greeter on boot

When booting the computer, after succesfully showing the elementary splash, when presented with the lockscreen greeter, the screen only shows the background grey and app indicator icons in the top ...
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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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How do you add LDAP users to greeter

I have LDAP running successfully and can log in successfully as an LDAP user either from tty or Terminal after logging in as another user. How can I log into the graphical environment as an LDAP user? ...
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X1 Carbon: screen flashes when opening

When I put my laptop to sleep, and then open it later to login, the “unlocked” screen flashes briefly before the login screen takes over. Has anyone else seen this? Do you know how to fix it?
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eOS 6: Greeter looping and doesn't allow me to login after recent update

I have been using elementary OS 6 since it got released without many issues. I updated the system through the app center yesterday, and was prompted to reboot. After rebooting, the greeter goes into a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Elementary os Hera only booting into tty

I hadn't updated my laptop in about 3 months, I usually just suspend it. I finally restart it and i'm only able to boot into tty. I know reinstalling the os would fix the issue, but I have 1TB worth ...
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can't login in graphical environment

I did a fresh new installation of Elementary OS Odin, so I created an account for me (administrator) an another for my daughter (default). I logged many times in my account and also in my daughter's ...
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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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Odin: login loop after upgrade

Today after an upgrade (was already on Odin) I got login loop... I have already checked .Xauthirity file and has right permissions... From syslog I got the following when try to run startx from tty ...
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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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Shutdown splash not working

When shutting down Elementary 6 Odin, the splashscreen is not presented but instead it is showing the shutdown command text. This is following a fresh install from flash. On startup it is set to quiet ...
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How can I sign in with my fingerprint on Elementary OS 6 Odin?

I have a fingerprint sensor supported by libfprint. How can I use it to log in to Elementary OS?
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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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Welcome screen no longer appears after a recent update [closed]

a few updates back the welcome screen was updated but after this the welcome screen no longer appears (which is great as I found it annoying). So I also performed a fresh install on another pc and the ...
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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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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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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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