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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Login Password Not Working After Changing User from Admin to Standard

After I changed my user from administrator to standard user to setup Parental Controls on my own account, which was the first account I created on my fresh installation, I could not login with the ...
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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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Keyboard doesn't work immediately at login screen

On a new install of elementary OS on a laptop, at the login screen, the keyboard does not work. After clicking around randomly, eventually I am able to type. If I plug in an external USB keyboard, ...
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Login Loop on fresh install

I'm a novice Elementary OS user - to the point where this is my first installation...ever. I had a spare Windows 10 Acer laptop and decided to do a fresh install of Elementary OS on it, so this is a ...
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Cannot login to my original account: io.elementary.greeter Unable to Log In Starting the session has failed (Can't find session 'xfce')

Details Session returned error code 1 I was attempting to install VNC Server via this walk-through, but this is where I went wrong (hindsight being 20/20): sudo apt install xfce4 xfce4-goodies I have ...
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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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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 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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eOS on chromebook booting to black screen

I have recently installed elementary on my Acer Chromebook 11, but now whenever i boot it up it, it goes through the boot menu, it just goes to a black screen (the screen is turned on just displaying ...
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Pantheon greeter disappears when I mistype my password

No chance for a second try? I've read (now) that a delay is default for security reasons. Does this include removing the greeter completely, leaving a black screen? Is this the intended behavior when ...
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Lockscreen Resolution issue Juno

I'm running Juno with dual monitor and Nvidia gtx card. Every time I lock pc it lowers the resolution(I would say 1024x from 1920x) for lock screen but when I login from the boot it showing correct ...
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How to change the greeter background in elementary OS juno

I can not find any settings regarding changing the background image in the new greeter. Currently it shows a grey background with a user card in the middle. Is there any way to set a preferred ...
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Maximize with multiple displays

When I try to maximize a window on any screen other than my primary, while the screen arrangement is anything other than Left<>Right edge aligned, windows only maximize to half screen. see screen ...
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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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Suspend/Resume Issue

I have a mid 2010 Macbook with the Nvidia GeForce 320m. Getting elementary to boot, and subsequently work well with this graphics card has required several adjustments, but I've gotten to a pretty ...
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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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How to get a macos theme for the login?

I have been trying to make my computer look like MacOS Mojave and this is what I have so far: I have everything as I want it except I wanted to know if there was a more Mac-esque wingpanel theme and ...
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No greeter screen on startup (following shutdown) RESOLVED

I am on Elementary OS 5.0 Juno. The new greeter screen worked fine for me when it was recently introduced. However, recently,when starting the computer from scratch (i.e. after a shutdown), I do not ...
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Firefox crashes Gnome Session

Firefox crashes when unlocking a locked session. This in itself is a Firefox issue. But the problem is that this crash cascades and crashes a gnome session, returning me to the login screen. I can ...
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Empty desktop after login

It's pretty self-explanatory, I have installed elementary alongside windows 10 on my Asus Zenbook ux580ge and after logging in I get an empty desktop with just the background image and the cursor (...
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No login prompt on greeter

My apologies if this has been asked. I looked and found a couple questions that could be similar, but not exactly the same, at least as described. After closing the lid on my laptop and suspending and ...
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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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How can I change the login screen back to a fullscreen wallpaper?

I just got the new greeter update. And at first I thought it was error or something got installed under the hood. Then I found this blog post, so I know it isn't an error at least. https://blog....
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How to come back to oldder pantheon greeter on my elementaryOS Juno

i upgraded my system this morning and i found with the surprise that the pantheon-greeter oldder has been updated in the oficial Juno version for the new style for lock screen. This is awesome, but ...
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Login screen showing weird

Well this morning my login screen was showing normal, but after a few hours working on my computer, I suspended and try to login ALL functions are good, just the display is weird, I don't know if some ...
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Elementary won't resume after sleep

When I lock my desktop PC or let it sleep it often won't resume after waking. Sometimes the screen just flickers and sometimes I get a underscore (_) on the screen while it does nothing. I'm on the ...
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Pantheon DE missing from lightdm after ubuntu update

My setup is the pantheon DE (and a it's apps like files and terminal etc) installed on top of ubuntu 18.04. I've had this setup for about 6 ~ 7 months with no issues. After a routine system update ...
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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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Login Screen Error

how can i fix login screen? I don't delete any package.
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Unable to lock screen in elementary OS Juno

I am unable to lock my desktop in Elementary OS, juno. I had earlier installed GNOME desktop and when I tried to remove it, I was left with no desktop environment. I then installed xfce desktop ...
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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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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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Greeter Font and Session Chooser

On Juno is there a way to change the Pantheon-greeter font? I tried various things in /etc/lightdm/* and /usr/share/lightdm/* but nothing seemed to affect the font. gsettings didn't find anything ...
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Why is my lockscreen in French?

For some reason my lockscreen/sign in screen has changed the clock/calendar format to French and I am unable to find any settings for it. The desktop is in English and the clock and calendar are in ...
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Lightdm greeter

How do I fix this? OS: elementary OS 5.0 Juno x86_64 CPU: Intel i7-7700 (8) @ 4.200GHz Memory: 3219MiB / 16005MiB GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU Driver: NVIDIA 418.56
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Computer won't load desktop after logging in?

My computer won't login completely past a black screen with mouse pointer after login. Everything was fine until I updated now I'm missing the clock/calendar from the bar, programs suddenly missing ...
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Cannot login from TTY: Auto \r when TTY login

When I use Linux Console (tty1-6) to login, I type my username then press Enter, then it auto return. It make me cannot login from tty. The video on Vimeo I have check the log from journalctl | grep ...
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How to delete desktop pictures in usr/share/backgrounds?

I installed xfdesktop and my login screen and background were changed to the green screen and the mouse :( I managed to change the background back to my selection, but the login screen has not ...
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Unable to login as standard user

I added a standard user, however, I'm unable to login. after inserting password, it takes me back to login screen.
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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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Yubikey tutorial for elementaryOS

Does anyone know of a good tutorial for configuring elementaryOS with Yubikeys? I just bought a 2-pack of the Yubikey 5 NFC and would like to set up stuff like full disk encryption, lightdm login and ...
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Can't login, in a Login loop

I get the normal elementary OS greeter, I login (it doesn't give a password error) but then I'm returned to the greeter again. This also happened to me earlier this month, then I ended up reinstalling....
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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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How to unlock without the mouse? [closed]

When I try to unlock, I'm unable to focus the password input without clicking the mouse, is there a way around this so I can focus the input without a mouse? There doesn't appear to be any setting for ...
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Why do I not see a login option for the guest at the login screen?

I have just installed Elementary OS 5 in a virtual machine. Since I am a fan of guest user login I checked the user account settings and noticed that guest login is enabled by default. However, when ...
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Juno keeps booting into a blank screen

I've got an new installation of Juno, but since I installed the proprietary nvidia driver 396, Juno goes black/blank after the initial splash screen. Loki functioned fine. The odd thing is, that ...
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Lock screen not working

When i use the shortcut keys Win+L, click the Lock option in wingpanel-session menu, or when i suspend, lock doesn't work. dm-tool lock works. light-locker-command --lock shows: Received error ...
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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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elementary OS 5.0 Juno doesn't start after sleep

I have installed elementary OS 5.0 Juno on my laptop and after a while working , when I actually leave it in sleep mode , it doesn't starts normally. The only way I could turn on was to shut down ( ...
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Juno: how to remove am/pm indication from login screen?

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