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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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(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 :)
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Login screen fonts look weird

My login screen looks this ugly and I do not know how to fix it. Yet, when I execute Pantheon-Greeter in terminal looks fine. Tried to reinstall lightdm and pantheon-greeter but did not work Any ...
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How can I play music while the screen is locked?

I have the problem: when I use Super + L for screen lock all background activities (f.e. music) freeze. I've tried to change ligthDM for gdm, sddm, cdm, sdm, lxdm but all of them showed black screen ...
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External monitor resolution on Macbook Pro is not permanent, reverts to original when lightdm is restarted

I can set up a screen resolution on both the laptop screen and the external monitor using xrandr and everything works fine, but my displays go back to normal when I restart lightdm. How can I make the ...
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How to set video in background of lock screen?

Is it possible to set a video background in pantheon-greeter?
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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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Lockscreen Clock Format? [duplicate]

I can't seem to find where to change the lockscreen time format. Currently its displaying AM+PM clock, whilst my system is set to use English British and my Date+Time is set to 24h (Its displaying ...
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Hardware Enablement Stake update make mouuse invisble on Freya

I have reverted back to Freya with a fresh install due to kernel/display incompatibility with Loki on my machine. Now, on Freya, when I updated in response to a warning regarding Hardware Enablement ...
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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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