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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Resolution Issues & Non Responsive Computer After Logging In From Locked OS

Title says it all, my computer goes to sleep like normal, opens a crisp login screen. When I log in, pantheon goes to the lowest resolution. I have control of the cursor, but nothing responds to a ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to execute sudo commands after login?

I would like to execute a command which requires sudo privileges. Specifically, I want to set my CPU frequency to a performance governor using the following script. sudo cpufreq-set -g performance ...
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Audio volume lowered after lock screen

I want to report a very weird thing I've noted on my laptop. Basically, I set the volume to, let's say, max level because I'm watching a movie. Then I pause the movie, and get away from the pc for ...
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Display resolution setup

I'm trying to setup my display at 2560x1440 @60Hz. I can use xrandr and it all works. I've created a script in /usr/local/bin to do this on startup but cannot get it to run prior to login screen ...
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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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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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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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Juno: how to remove am/pm indication from login screen?

Timezone Europe/Berlin, time format 24h, system language German.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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've accidentally installed a different Greeter. How can I get Pantheon Greeter back?

I have weird purple login screen, I don't know why.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Change lang/region in Greeter

im actually living in tokyo and my system is setted to my native language (fr). But the format of day in the greeter are still in japanese like this 7月16. Settings are only working for the session in ...
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Login screen never times out

I noticed that if I leave the computer at the login screen that it never goes blank. The login windows is always present. How do I get it to go blank after a set time?
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Reset password after Mac OS Catalina update

Thank you for this nicely formatted forum. I am now going to explain my difficulties. I have installed Elementary OS and it was running as a virtual machine under Virtual Box. From time to time I ...
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Login screen does not time out

When I log out my login screen naver goes blank after a few minutes as do other distros. The login remains visible all the time. What do I need to configure to enable the login screen to go blank? ...
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Authentication through Active Directory

I am coming from a Windows Background, and really impressed with Linux specially elementary os and i am very confident on replacing the windows machines with elementary os. I have figured out the ...
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Greeter doesn't update user background

I'm having a little issue with the greeter. It's supposed that the greeter shows user name and user background (wallpaper) but in my case the wallpaper is not being updated, never mind how many times ...
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Stuck on login after installing driverupdates

I tried to update drivers through the appstore and after rebooting my computer I could not get past login. I have tried these things: Remove the .Xauthority file, and chown it. Reinstall elementary-...
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windows key, in logon screen

experimenting with this distro, i stumbled across something odd. If you press the windows key on the logon screen, the screen rotate clockwise. I can t find a key setting in the os that make this ...
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unable to login starting session failed returned error code 1

I dual booted my laptop to have windows 10 and elementaryos 5.1 hera. I was updating some apps from appcenter and cancelled 2 updates (i assume this is what caused the problem). I now cant login no ...