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Install Nvidia dual-graphics driver on Loki?

I don't have dual graphics, but I do have a Haswell based machine with a GTX 960. I installed the release version of Loki and had slow, stuttering Nouveau graphics even though I had selected to ...
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Login slow even though booting is fast

There is already a bug report for this problem, see Bug #1596377. As suggested in the comments, the following workaround seems to fix the problem for some users: sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-...
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Can the elementary clock display seconds?

For elementary OS Juno, gsettings set io.elementary.desktop.wingpanel.datetime clock-show-seconds true
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Delay during login after entering correct password in Loki

OK after some digging around, the output of journalctl command showed the following when the delay occurred at the time of login finally happening after 90 seconds: Oct 11 20:50:18 skybird gnome-...
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Pantheon DE missing from lightdm after ubuntu update

I've found that with an update of an elementaryos component, they updated a dependency version of the package libmutter-2-0, version 3.28.4-0ubuntu18.04.1+elementary4~ubuntu5.0.1, which is not from ...
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How can I sign in with my fingerprint on Elementary OS 6 Odin?

The Elementary OS greeter has support for fprintd via PAM. First, install the required packages: sudo apt install libpam-fprintd Next, start fprintd if it's not yet started: sudo systemctl start ...
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Cannot change lockscreen Calender widget's language

GUI method , does not always work Go to Settings > Language and Region. You will see something like Then click the unblock button and enter your password. In formats select your correct region and ...
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Change the default time of inactivity required to lock screen

Open system settings > power There you can find everything about turning off the screen, adjusting sleep mode, ect.
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Keyboard not working in login screen

After a day of suffering, I finally managed to find a solution. These are the steps that you want to do if you have a similar problem: Boot into Elementary OS live USB. Mount root partition and proc, ...
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Music stops/pauses when the screen locks

I've had the same problem and found a workaround while going through the comment on the bug reports: Add your user account to the audio group by running sudo adduser user audio with user being your ...
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Repair the elementary OS Login

Try running sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:varlesh-l/test sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-desktop to remove the PPA and reinstall the desktop and remove any ...
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Can the elementary clock display seconds?

When I use that command it says: No such schema "com.canonical.indicator.datetime" Edit: the correct setting is: (under dconf Editor) io.elementary.desktop.wingpanel.datetime -> clock-show-...
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How to enable automatic login after installing elementary OS Loki

You can try to do so using command line. Here's the help page. In particular you need to use, sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and thereafter, add the following lines, [SeatDefaults] autologin-...
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Lock screen not working

remove disable-light-locker package from the system.
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Can't login, in a Login loop

Found the solution! I was to blame. I noticed the following error from journalctl: dec 18 15:27:03 xps gala[4703]: Settings schema 'org.pantheon.desktop.gala.keybindings' does not contain a key named ...
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Can't login after upgrade

I had the same problem and I did this: Press CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to a prompt, and login. sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-utils sudo reboot If this does not work, try to create another user account from ...
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elementary OS "freezes" on screen lock

Have you tried restarting lightdm?? When you get you screen locked, press CTRL + ALT + F1 and you will enter in console mode, then log in and execute the next command. sudo service lightdm restart ...
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Unable to change keyboard layout in elementary os freya

I had same issue. Some people says to re-configure keyboard sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration but i did not work for me until I reconfigure LighDm : sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm Now ...
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Black screen when try to lock screen

I had a similar issue, but instead a black screen, it hanged for a while and displayed almost all the frame as a corrupted image, all except the text box and buttons. So I believe this is a GPU ...
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Change the default time of inactivity required to lock screen

Install dconf-editor with sudo apt install dconf-editor in a terminal. Navigate to org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/power using the panel on the left. There are four entries that are of interest to ...
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How to log in into elementary using fingerprint scanner?

This is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/pantheon-greeter/+bug/1437540 It seems that it will be fixed in Loki, as you cn see the state of the bug: A patch has being requested to merge...
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Loki - Black screen for 10-15 minutes after login

After several attempts of completely wiping the suite of pre-installed Nvidia drivers and attempting to install new ones off the website I cut my losses and reinstalled. After I reinstalled I did not ...
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How to completely reinstall lightdm?

It depends on what all you deleted. The reinstall command from the command line is sudo apt-get install --reinstall packagename lightdm package is "lightdm" loki also uses "pantheon-greeter". Try ...
Michael Roberts's user avatar
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How to set video in background of lock screen?

It is not possible to set a video as the background in the greeter
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How can I play music while the screen is locked?

This is an unfixible problem and a technical limitation of the display server (X11). Until we switch to Wayland as the display server, it won't be possible to allow music to continue playing while the ...
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Can't click login into admin account

Ctrl+Alt+F1 will lead u to terminal. Login to terminal with regular user and do: "rm -rf ~/.config" and reboot your PC. Keep in mind that u will lose your app settings.
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How to replace LightDM with GDM?

Didn't try this out, but this should work: https://askubuntu.com/questions/152256/how-do-i-switch-from-lightdm-to-gdm (Note the comments down for Ubuntu >15.10)
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X does not work after the update (Solved)

Stop lightdm (the login screen) with sudo systemctl stop lightdm from tty1; then run sudo su to login as root; then delete the .Xauthority file with rm -f ./.Xauthority, and then reboot.
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