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How can I disable the guest account?

A more convenient way to disable the guest login is: Open System Settings and navigate to User Accounts. Then select Guest Session and unlock the settings by authenticating with your user password: ...
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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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Can't login after upgrade

I don't have a crystal ball, but I suppose to look for .Xauthority in your home folder, there might be a permission problem: Press CTRL+ALT+F1 (but if you on mackbook do CTRL+FN+F1) to get to a ...
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Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on external monitor

xrandr allows us to reconfigure the X server without restarting it. Let's use it to set the correct resolution at startup. Find out how the monitors are identified on your system. At the terminal, ...
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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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How can I repair permissions for the system backgrounds folder?

You have problem with permission, could you please output ls -ld /usr/share/backgrounds and ls -l /usr/share/backgrounds/ ? Directory backgrounds should be 755 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 4 03:...
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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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Two times password required for booting

This is expected behavior. If you have enabled disk encryption, you'll need to enter your password to unlock the disk or the computer won't be able to boot.
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Can't login after upgrade

You could try reinstalling the desktop environment going into the TTY (CRTL+ALT+F1) and running this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-desktop After that, reboot using the command ...
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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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Cant Deactivate Auto-Login

You dont' need your lightdm.conf file. I would rename the file as to make the system believe it isn't there. I only hae pantheon-greeter.conf and users.conf in my /etc/lightdm/ folder, and I don't ...
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Why is there a delay when I enter my password incorrectly?

Short answer: To reduce the rate of login attempt To prevent quick brute forcing of passwords. This makes it take longer to guess passwords. Greatly increase security Comprehensive: It's actually ...
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Black desktop background

Use dconf Install dconf with the command: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Open dconf org --> gnome --> desktop --> background. Change picture uri. (total path of image) If not working: Open ...
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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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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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Login screen showing weird

Looks like new Login Screen (LightDM Greeter for Pantheon) Source on GitHub This update was pushed to Juno recently. You can edit background here Fiddle
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How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki?

I have another way ,worked with me without change anything by Permission or File. 1. You open Applicatons -> System Settings -> Desktop -> Click what wallpaper if u want. => That will change ...
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How to change the language of the date-time in the login page?

When you select the language you need to change the system language, then enable administrator privileges and choice your language. Logout and see the time is in your language :)
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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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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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