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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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?

Timezone Europe/Berlin, time format 24h, system language German.
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Login loop screen problem

After write my password the screens goes and give a line of code not readable for one second then goes back to login screen. Any help ? I have almost all my work there is an a partition on my surface ...
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light-locker: strange beheavior when trying to unlock the screen/open the lid

loki has light-locker I have setup that when I close the lid of the notebook the screen locks (not suspends) when I close it and then after a while open it, I have to wait a few seconds to get rid of ...
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Long boot after sing in

I enter password. It's ok. I see empty desktop with only background picture. I wait for about 1-2 minutes and only after it the dock line and high line with time and applications become visible and ...
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Automatic Login on Loki will not work

I've installed Loki and toggled the "Log in Automatically" switch on. But when I restart the system, it still shows the standard log in screen and asks for the password. When I go back to User ...
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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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elementaryOS freezes after login — new razer blade stealth 13.3"

I've been having quite the issue with getting 0.4.1 loki running on my razer. The log in screen loads just fine, but after I input my password I see a fizz of static and the machine freezes. I have ...
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It takes up to 10-20sec to wake up from suspend, and high fan speed when plugged to AC, Why?

have a Lenovo Ideapad 310, Intel i7 7th gen, 8GB DDR4 RAM and HDD instead of SSD. Boot time is acceptable, but when I open the lid to wake up the laptop from suspend, elementary takes 10 to 20 seconds ...
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How to change my login background?

I've been battling with this for a while now and I don't know how to make it work. I want to change the login background on Elementary, but ONLY that one. I already tried Nautilus and either I'm using ...
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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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X does not work after the update (Solved)

I just updated my elementary OS install, and now Xorg does not work. I am able to make it into the login screen, but when trying to sign in it goes back to the sign-in form. So I decided to try ...
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ElementryOS only shows desktop background for around 1 mintute after first login [duplicate]

After the first login after booting, the desktop takes about a minute or two to show up, and I can only see the mouse and the desktop background. No dock, programs, or applications. I am using a 7200 ...
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Can't login after yesterday's update

I boot up today and tried to login. I can't do it on the main account or guest account. I updated the OS yesterday. But I have not installed any program recently. I'm using the Nvidia drivers on my ...
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Multiple display resolution issue on lock screen

So i just downloaded the Loki 0.4.1. The issue is that when I lock the screen with an external monitor connected to my laptop (it has a different resolution), the lock screen tries to change ...
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Need to login many times before pantheon starts ( problem after installing xfce)

I installed XFCE on top of elementary os to help me transition to pantheon. However, now that I'm ready to fully switch to this beautiful desktop environment I realized that I need to restart lightdm ...
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Black screen on log in

I installed Unity desktop on ElementaryOS but after it caused slowness I decided to remove it. I saw this post on Askubuntu.com: sudo apt-get remove unity sudo apt-get remove lightdm sudo apt-get ...
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Is there any way to have a standard account not need a password in the login screen?

I want to have the login screen with a standard account not needing to input a password to login, but having a password input for the administrator account. But there seems to be no way to do this in ...
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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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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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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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What value should lightdm have in screensaver-timeout= to stop the monitor from turning off?

I want to stop the monitor from turning off in the login and lock screen. On the lightdm config file there is this line: screensaver-timeout= I tried to put a value of 0 and -1, but both make the ...
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No desktop after logging in - fresh install [duplicate]

Just installed EOS on my laptop. First issue is that when it asks me to reboot to finish installation the reboot button is greyed out. After waiting about 10 minutes I just hard reset the laptop. ...
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How to make the onboard virtual keyboard displayed on greeter page (lockscreen)

Have recently installed Elementary (Loki version) on my Chuwi H13 computer. Have activated the onboard virtual keyboard to "show when needed" and most of the time when I'm logged in and would like to ...
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Large font in Pantheon greeter

Due to my relatively poor vision, I prefer to have large icons and form fields in all of my working environments. I don't need to take it as far as installing Vinux though. In Manjaro and other OSes, ...
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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 replace LightDM with GDM?

LightDM freezes to much on my Loki installation. After freeze I need to restart my computer hard. It is not good for my hard drive. I want to try out the gdm?
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can't log back in to Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki 64bit

I am unable to login back to my os. and yes, I am using the correct password. whenever I login it shows black screen like it is logging me in and then it shows the password prompt again. after ...
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Pantheon Greeter Clock Alignment / Loki [closed]

I've noticed as of 7th July 2017 that the clock on the Pantheon greeter is misaligned to the right of the screen (after updating). At 8:30 in the morning I noticed that the 'M' in 'AM' was cut off - ...
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Change Login Screen (Greeter) Theme

Is it possible to change the look of the login screen on Elementary OS Loki to something other than the default (pantheon greeter)? The text resolution is pretty low and my profile picture is ...
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HUGE problem when trying to login! [closed]

when I try to login, the process starts, but when only the background is shown, it gets stuck. nothing works, the plank and the wing-panel do not show and no matter what button I press, nothing ...
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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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Need Logon screen for entering domain Logins

Succeeded in joining Elementary OS installation to our Windows domain via active directory. Used winbind, Samba, etc. Problem: The login screen only allows for the initially defined user (defined ...
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Login slow even though booting is fast

I'm on elementaryOS 0.4.1 Loki with an SSD as my boot drive, so I have very fast booting. However, whenever I log in, it takes an agonizing 60 seconds for wingpanel to appear. Here is my Xorg log. ...
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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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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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Suspension of system results in unresponsive lockscreen

As the title says, the system will randomly "lock me out" of my laptop if it goes to sleep by itself. The lockscreen won't allow me to click and input my password again, which forces me to do a full ...
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Infinite loop on login screen [duplicate]

Title says it all. I installed some updates yesterday (hadn't updated in around ~6 months) to my Freya (don't laugh) system. Today, whenever I enter my password and press enter, a black screen flashes,...
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Cannot turn off Caps Lock on lock screen

Occasionally my son hits the keyboard and presses Caps Lock while the computer is locked. When I try to login I cannot. I try to turn off the Caps Lock but it's not working, the light indicator on the ...
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Show user names on the login screen [closed]

Is it typical that others than first user name, are not shown on the login screen(greeter)? I'm using Loki. Right now i see name near the first account only, the two next just got it's icons. But when ...
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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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Change Elementary OS Lock Screen Background With Vala and User Specific

I've been trying to change the background image of pantheon-greeter. It should change on the depending user. After browsing the code base of pantheon greeter if found that they get the background ...
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Login screen not readable

I'm running eOS Loki on a Dell XPS 13 with a HiDPI/QHD screen and a external QHD monitor. The login screen is OK on the laptop but on the external monitor all the colors on the login screen are ...
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How can I solve the blank screen after installing Elementary OS Loki 4

I installed elementary Loki as a fresh install on a new hard-drive. (Note I had it on my old drive.) The install goes perfectly but after installing any software or updating the system when I restart ...
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Can't click login into admin account

Hi My elementary OS was working just fine, I don't know what the kids have done, it am not able to login to my account.. I have one personal account and one other is guest account.. Im trying to log ...
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Glitch in wallpaper during transition from greeter to gala during login to desktop with HiDPI

I have a 4k/uhd display and have set gnome scaling factor to 2 for my username and also the lightdm user so that greeter login screen also is "hidpi" enabled. I have greeter background set to a ...
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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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Center/disable clock on login screen

is it possible to align the clock on login screen / DM to centre or disable it altogether? The suboptimal placement is driving me nuts :)