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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BlackScreen after install Nvidia Drivers

I installed this with additional drivers for a nvidia gt520m but when I restart, black screen appear, this is a fresh elementary os loki; yesterday I installed manually the driver via terminal, but ...
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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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How to completely reinstall lightdm?

I removed lightdm and all its config files in the different directories (don't ask). How do I restore it? elementary boots into text mode right now.
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How to auto login (straight to desktop without any password)

I am currently downloading Loki and will be clean installing it tonight over Freya. This is my old parent's desktop. They get really irritated with logging in with a password. How do I do this? (Last ...
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Pantheon greeter configuration failed

Here is my /etc/lightdm/pantheon-greeter.conf: [greeter] xft-dpi=200 onscreen-keyboard=true keyboard=onboard indicators=~language;~a11y;~power No language or a11y indicators, no HiDPI or onboard ...
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Loki freezes after screen locks itself

Loki turns off the screen after 10-15 Minutes of inactivity. At the same time it looks the screen automatically. When I wake the computer, the log in screen appears as it should and I can log in. But ...
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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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After change Admin-PW I can't log in anymore

I changed the password in the admin functions, I restart the Laptop and when I want to log in I write the password and enter → the display turns black for one second and the field for password is ...
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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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Wallpaper wonked out after signing back in when locked out

Locked laptop, signed back in. This is the result. Any advice, known issues or suggestions?
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No user names visible at Pantheon Greeter until click [closed]

I recently installed elementary OS Loki. At the login screen I have 3 users (2 created users and a guest) represented by blue icons. I don't see the login names behind the blue icons until I click in ...
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Having trouble with mouse pointer dissapearing after login [duplicate]

There's a recent bug for ubuntu based distros which have Intel graphics boards. You can read description here, but basically mouse pointer dissapears after login https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+...
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Loki System text malformed [closed]

I have installed the latest Elementary OS Loki Release (not a BETA version). Sometimes when the system wakes up from sleep, after I log in, I see this behavior of the system. Almost all the text is ...
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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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How to enable automatic login after installing elementary OS Loki

I am trying to enable autologin but when I go to System Settings > User Accounts my account is listed as (null) and autologin cannot be enabled. What should I do ?
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Disable tap-to-click on login screen

How can I disable tap-to-click in the greeter/login screen of elementaryOS? I know that I can disable tap-to-click on a desktop of a user in the settings dialogue of mouse and touchpad. In the ...
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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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Loki - Black screen for 10-15 minutes after login

I've installed Loki on a new machine running dual monitors. I have an Nvidia NVS310 card, I'm using 340.96 Nvidia proprietary drivers. When I login in the morning after locking the machine the night ...
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I get logged out as soon as I log in

New PC, installed Loki, everything was fine until I downloaded the nvidia drivers using these links: http://forlearning.com/graphic-drivers-for-elementary-os/ https://gist.github.com/jansanchez/...
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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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can't login in the login screen [duplicate]

I use elementary freya. 3.16.0-77-generic 14.04.1 ubuntu. when I installed my laptop, i used the coded home folder. so now I have the following problem; I can't login in the GUI. My laptop was ...
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my os password was kept on asking again and again [closed]

I am unable to log in to my system after entering password.It is asking me the password again and again.My desktop is not loading.
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Cannot login due to elementary OS thanks to Veracrypt and a possibly invalid volume

I have Freya with an encrypted partition and decided to try Veracrypt. It created a partition I'll named like /dev/mnt/veracrypt7. After fiddling with the app, I gave up thinking I'm already well ...
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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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Login screen changed to old input style

Today in the evening I booted up my laptop and my login screen has changed to the following (taken from my N9) The login screen has changed to some old looking thing? I can still login to my laptop ...
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Change the default time of inactivity required to lock screen

In Ubuntu and Mint, I can tweak the default inactive time before the screen turns off and my computer is locked. How do i change the default time of inactivity after which the screen gets locked?
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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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How to log in into elementary using fingerprint scanner?

I want to use a finger print reader device to log in from the Greeter(lock screen). I tried fprint, which made it possible to use it instead of sudo password, but is it possible to unlock the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is it possible to continue playing music even system gets locked for inactivity?

I am using elementary OS freya 0.3.2. As the title says, Is it possible to continue playing music even system gets locked for inactivity? In Ubuntu, system continue to play music after it was locked....
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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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elementary OS won't accept login details [duplicate]

I recently started using elementary OS over Ubuntu, as a newbi32 the interface really appealed. However, in the last few days, I've been unable to login. I've tried amending my root password using a ...
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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 ...
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Error manpath can't set the locale in my elementary OS Freya

I'm using elementary OS for months with no problem (don't installed nothing and uninstall anything, same apps for months). But yesterday I rebooted my computer, typed my password to login and pressed ...
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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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Login crash after Guest Additions install [closed]

Working off the latest 0.3.1 build, I had a Freya install running under VirtualBox 5.0.6, everything went great up until I installed Guest Additions (with no errors) and rebooted to a login screen ...
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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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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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Glitch after resuming after hibernate [closed]

Whenever my laptop goes into hibernate after inactivity it goes back to the login screen which is okay but whenever I log back in, the display starts misbehaving. When I say misbehaving, it bounces ...
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I am unable to login “infinite login loop”

I've tried just about everything I've found suggested. Every time I put in my password, it looks like it is logging in, but then it cycles back to the password entry page. Anyone have this issue as ...
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How can I repair permissions for the system backgrounds folder?

I tried changing the background wallpaper in greeter following the top answer from this question: How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki? I first changed the pantheon-greeter....
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Repair the elementary OS Login

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/test sudo apt-get ...
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Infinite log in loop

I guess my elementary OS system is crash. =( After boot up, log in page background is blank. After key in password, it is a infinite loop of log in page, unable to log into desktop. Any help please? ...
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Cant login to my main account after System Update

I after a system update when i restarted my computer cant login in my main account. After i type the password screen goes black and throw me again at login screen. I can login with as guest. I loged ...
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I can't login , return to login screen (it isn't Xauthority)

I spend all day trying to fix the problem but it was impossible. I updated my OS from update manager. I ran a game on steam and the pc has got freeze and then, I rebooted whit button. When I try to ...