Ubuntu LightDM + unity-greeter with huge passwd file

I am trying to make the unity-greeter to behave nicely with our /etc/passwd with ~33000 entries. So far I can make it to not traverse the passwd when displaying the greeter, so that is well and good.But as soon as I type in a username and hit enter, it wants to load the list. So a login takes too lo ...

Ubuntu unity-greeter theme for lightdm

A unity-greeter theme for lightdm has been uploaded and is currently not installed by default and has to be manually enabled even after installation. It's still a work-in-progress but I think it's already an improvement over the current greeter (which was never intended to be the final 11.10 version ...

Ubuntu LightDM / Unity-Greeter Bugs

HiI think I have found about 3 bugs in LightDM/Unity-Greeter which is kind of putting me off from using it as my main Login Manager for the time being.Could people read through these and see if they have noticed any of these as well:-1) https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-greeter/+bug/835310LightDM doe ...

Ubuntu Unity greeter user list does not include the users' pictures/photos

In Ubuntu 11.04 the login screen has the list of users accompanied with the pictures each user set in the properties of his or her user account (System Settings -> User Accounts).Ubuntu 11.10 uses LightDM login manager with the Unity greeter (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneiricOcelot/ReleaseNotes ...

Ubuntu Reinstall Unity?

So I ended up interrupting my upgrade to Natty: I'd left my iPod plugged in during the upgrade, and it hung on reinstalling GRUB.With great consternation, I kill -9'd the grub configuration, eventually figured out that the iPod was causing the problem, and, via apt-get clean, update, upgrade, manage ...

Ubuntu unable to change GDM greeter login screen

Is anybody else having a problem with changing the GDM greeter / login screen in Intrepid? After going to the Login Screen applet under the System menu, and changing the login screen to something other than the default, it doesn't seem to stick when I re-login. I can even add a new greeter to the li ...

Ubuntu GTK3 theme screwed after launching unity-greeter

I accidentally ran the command "unity-greeter" and my theme got screwed. The icons are changed and the buttons don't seem to be ambiance themed anymore. The buttons and icons are the same in Gnome3 shell as well as in unity. Gnome tweak tool doesn't work in changing it back. I also tried r ...

Ubuntu Tweak Login Greeter for LightDM

After looking for ages I finally found the customisation method for the new LightDM Greeter. To save others searching I thought I would just post it here.sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.confAdd:greeter-hide-users=trueallow-guest=false(credit: http://www.puppychau.com/archives/130)Unfortunately, the S ...

Graphical Greeter Login Problem

I'm running FC4 and have recently upgraded my kernel (and everything, I think, with it). The problem I am encountering is with logging in other users.When I logout of my default login into gnome (not root, just my non-root user name), and then try to login either as root, the same user I logged out ...

Ubuntu Unity refuses login to my personal account

I hava a strange problem. Yesterday I worked on ubuntu and at first skype broke and after that my whole desktop envionmente, all Panels, Unity Launcher, everything disappered but the wallpaper. CLI did work quiete well. After rebooting via CLI I got the normal Unity Login Screen, but if I tried to l ...

Greeter login troubles

Hi, I´m having trouble with login screen. (Fedora 6 )First of all I have both KDM theme Manager and the one in Control Center, on ly the changes made at the one in control Center apply.The problem is thath I can only select the default themes, any theme I download ( from Kde-look.org) throws differ ...

Ubuntu Change Greeter / Login Box Color 10.10

I have tested this on Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit many times . Use at your own risk.1. Enter command in terminal.sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow2. Close terminal and reboot .3. Make changes to greeter box using appearance preferences b ...

Ubuntu How to Reinstall (cannot currently login)

I have a computer dual booted with XP and Ubuntu (Windows installed first). When I upgraded to Hardy Heron, it seems like Ubuntu just kinda broke itself, lol. It boots up to the login screen, but when I login it just freezes.Last time I upgraded Ubuntu HAL stopped working. So I would just like to st ...

Ubuntu No sound after Gtk+ Greeter login

When I first boot up my laptop I get sound at the loging screen (although it is a double sound like the file plays twice). After login and at the desktop I have no sound again. Selecting "System>Preferences>Multimedia Systems Selector" I get this when I press the "TEST" but ...

Ubuntu Themed Greeter login + messed up screen resolution/refresh at it

Ok here's my problem.Im on i386 breezy. I'm using 1024x768@85Hz just fine for my desktop but everytime I restart and ubuntu gets to the graphical login screen my monitor changes to 65Hz Vertrefresh and 81Hz Horizrefresh Totally offset and jacked up...How do I make it so it boots up into 1024x768@85H ...

Ubuntu Can't reinstall Unity, Help???

Hello, I decided that I wanted to use the desktop cube in Ubuntu Classic (Gnome), and apparently when I installed the older version of Compiz Fusion to run on Gnome it uninstalled Unity. I now want to use unity, but when i try the unity --reset code, it says that that Unity is not installed, and to ...

Ubuntu when booting install disc lucid won't reinstall, asks for login and password

I am having some issues with reinstalling lucid lynx 10.04. I am pretty green to Linux but have been messin with comps for years(windows). I installed Lucid about 3 months ago on my desktop and my laptop, mostly to force myself to learn the new os as fast as possible. Story aside my issue is this. I ...

Ubuntu Change LightDM Greeter

Hi. Like the title says, I'm trying to Change the LightDM Greeter from the unity-greeter to lightdm-gtk-greeter. So far all I have successfully done is make my computer not boot,( I changed the lightdm.conf greeter session) When I tried to change it via terminal using this commandsudo lightdm --gree ...

Ubuntu lightdm webkit greeter

on launchpad i see so many webkit greeter source packages. i tried so many things to get webkit greeter working. but always it ends with the black and white terminal style login screen where i have to set unity greeter back to default.can someone explain how to make the lightdm webkit greeter work?o ...

ubuntu 11.04 change greeter theme using lightdm?

im using ubuntu 11.04 after extensive goggling i found that changing the greeter(login) theme was near imposable with gdm so 3 more hrs of goggling and lightdm seems to be the answer now how on earth do i change the theme from its default to one i downloaded off of gnome-look.org? ive read that i ne ...

Ubuntu How to recover a deleted/replaced Login Screen (theme greeter) file?

Playing around in my Theme Greeter folder (usr/share/gdm/themes) I replaced (by mistake) the background.png from the Human GDM Theme Greeter (Login Screen). How can I get it back? Can I re-install the Human GDM Theme Greeter? I can't find in the web. The reason I did was because I wanted to contribu ...

Ubuntu LightDM and those white dots

Just upgraded to Oneiric Ocelot, And the first thing I noticed is that LightDM has those white dots. I thought that if I changed the picture it would remove the dots. Changed picture and it still shows those [censored] white dots. Does anyone know how I can remove the white dots from my LoginDon't k ...

Ooops I broke my Ubuntu 11.10 login screen!?!?

Would appreciate ANY help with my problem? I've recently installed 11.10 and decided to change the logon screen via gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf. That went OK, until I mistakenly removed the entire greeter line? Now my beautiful ubuntu install just displays the purple loading screen? I ...

Ubuntu Remove/disable the theme cog on login

I have Ubuntu 11.10, with Gnome 3.I recently edited the lightdm.conf file to replace my background image on the logon workspace, I then disabled the guest-login leaving me with the "Username" login box and the "Other..." logon box.Replaced background image via:$ sudo gedit /etc/l ...

Ubuntu Koala - revert login screen

I just upgraded to Koala and am very unhappy about the new login screen situation. I have googled around a bit but have been unable to find the information I require. I fail to see how saving a few seconds on boot time is worth removing features that I would consider essential. Am I the only one? Ub ...

Ubuntu How I solved my 11.10 upgrade hassles (grub, lightdm, classicmenu, wifi)

I was careful with checking config files on upgrade. Only a few were replaced and I checked each one manually. On reboot grub2 had no menu, just a prompt. No idea why! Failbeans! A recovery CD with chroot wasn't working for me because I couldn't remember how to mount /dev/ with --bind So with a lot ...

Lubuntu 11.10 Auto Login

How do I enable auto login for Lubuntu 11.10 ?I tried to inspired from this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1864527&page=2 and set lightdm.conf file:[SeatDefaults] user-session=lubuntu greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter autologin-user=my_username autologin-user-timeout=0but it d ...

Ubuntu lightdm fails(just blinking screen)

When I try to start lightdm shipped with xubuntu-desktop package, the screen just blinks.I'm using lxdm instead at the moment, but it has some problem (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1871456)I read log file, but couldn't find anything wrong.I found a warning in the logfile and googled, but ...

Ubuntu Missing taskbar statusbar on upgrade 11.04->11.10. Guest login works fine!

So I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and now I dont have a statusbar or taskbar. Nothing on the top or the bottom. This happens for my user login. When I login as guest everything works. I tried unity --reset but that just hung. I dont know what to try and where to start from. I did search other thread ...

Ubuntu How to set up automatic login after installing Mythbuntu 11.10

When I installed Mythbuntu 11.10, I didn't need/want to have it automatically log me in. But, now I decided to move the computer into another room, and use it as a DVR only setup. So, I don't want to have a keyboard/mouse (if possible). The problem I have is that I can't configure Mythbuntu to autom ...

Ubuntu 11.04 and Unity: sorry for my stupid question :)

I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 (the latest alpha release) on virtualbox.It starts with gnome, not Unity.... On login screen i don't see any "Unity" option, just Gnome....What did i miss? :) ...

Ubuntu Lucid Login Screen Customization

I am trying to customize the login screen on Ubuntu 10.04. I know about that way of running:sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/then logging out, changing the wallpaper, logging back in and running:sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autost ...

Ubuntu Login Window Missing on System

Hi, I was having a "Greeter login 'Application Crashing" during boot and when I decided to customized my log in screen, but I got some help from the forum and manage to get into my desktop via the command line. What I was told do was:$ killall gdm$ sudo killall gdmfollow by$startxMy only p ...

Ubuntu gdm greeter resolution

Has anyone found a way to change the screen resolution used for the GDM Greeter (login) screen. This was a problem for me with Gutsy and worked fine in Hardy until I shut my computer off yesterday. When I started it back up the greeter screen was 800x600 and scewed on my monitor. Screenshot looks no ...

Ubuntu Changes I'd Like To See In Unity

I know that Unity is supposed to be the next best thing since sliced-bread, 'which it isn't;' but there 'are' some changes that could be made to it, that would allow me to live with it...*First of all. I'd like to be able to access a 'text' menu from inside of Unity. Frankly, I think having to logou ...

Ubuntu Keep Gnome desktop after Unity changes

Hi. I tried Ubuntu Studio for about 5 months in Virtualbox, created a live cd using Remastersys, after many tries I installed it on dual-boot this week. I had many hard times configuring it and after all this struggle to make it work there is something that worries me about Ubuntu. Currently I am us ...

Ubuntu Unity desktop goes blank

Just installed Netbook edition on a touch screen notebook, after some playing around I tapped on the upper left and the whole desktop suddenly disappeared only the cursor left, reboot doesn't fix, I even reinstall Unity but no use, what's up and how to fix ?? ...

Ubuntu Configure Fonts in GDM (login window) Themes

Use the following procedure carefully to change the default color and font used by one of the gdm (greeter, login window) themes on 9.04Jaunty. In this example I am changing the color and font of the username password entry fields on the gdm greeter login window "Human" theme in jaunty, 9. ...

Ubuntu How to recover a GDM theme greeter file?

Playing around in my Theme Greeter folder (usr/share/gdm/themes) I replaced (by mistake) the background.png from the Human GDM Theme Greeter (Login Screen). How can I get it back? Can I re-install the Human GDM Theme Greeter? I can't find in the web. The reason I did was because I wanted to contribu ...

Ubuntu how to go back to local login?

I was looking around in the login preferences, and without knowing what 'chooser' or 'greeter' meant, I chose 'chooser' ... now the login screen is wanting me to connect remotely, but there is nowhere remote to connect to, so I want the 'greeter' login screen back ... how would I do this, on the com ...

Ubuntu Annoyed: I have to reinstall my nVidia driver every time I reboot

Earlier today I used AutomatixBleeder (http://www.getautomatix.com/) ](*,) to (attempt to) install Xgl/Compiz, There where numerous errors during the install, and X would not come back up when I rebooted, I am able to get X up and running again pretty easily (but quite bothersome) by running: sudo n ...

Ubuntu Lost Unity

Was a little too excited when I heard about this week's update, so I went into synaptic and forced an update to unity-common. Turns out that was a no-no. Both unity and ubuntu-desktop were removed.ubuntu-desktop wont reinstall without unity, so I get this when I try to reinstall:unity depends: unity ...

Ubuntu 11.04 Top Menu Gone Even after Unity --Reset

Well the subject pretty much says it. I had a bunch of problems with Compiz and Unity so i attempted to reset everything by uninstalling and reinstall Unity. That seemed to work but the only issue is that the top left menu is completely gone. It never comes up. The menu works for a particular window ...

Ubuntu Change gdm greeter position in 11.04

I have a dual monitor setup using TwinView running an up-to-date Ubuntu 11.04 amd64. The GDM (login) greeter is displayed in the center of the screen, and thus, one half of the greeter is on the left monitor and the other half is on the right monitor. I've been trying to find away to move the greete ...

Ubuntu Unity interface not working!

Look, I know that most people hate the Unity interface, and I'm not sure if I like it a lot, but I do want to try it out as I haven't done every since I've installed 11.04. I've been having a bit of trouble with it though....1) I can't get unity to open on startup, I have to open compiz fusion icon ...

Ubuntu Unity crashing all the time... need help

(It's crashing some much that I tried to post this like 3 times)This time I will be shortI upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome 3 classic sucks so I tried to use Unity but when I tried to enable compiz cube Unity died.I used the command unity --reset and it worked once, but then it's just crashed for no ...

Ubuntu where is /var/run/lightdm/root/:0

I've been using x11vnc to remotely log into several other computers by first logging in via ssh and opening port 5900. When I reboot a machine remotely where it's sitting at the greeter, I have to use the -auth command, like:sudo x11vnc -forever -nomodtweak -auth /home/vic/.Xauthority -display :0 -u ...

Ubuntu Oneiric beta officially released

I got this about half an hour ago:The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1. Codenamed "Oneiric Ocelot", 11.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition ofintegrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into ahigh-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has ...

Ubuntu pkgProblemResolver:Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages

I have a similar problem to this.I recently upgraded Ubuntu to version 11.10, and whenever I log into Ubuntu desktop session, I get a notification in the top bar about held packages. This also occurs when I check for new updates in the package manager, but it does not seem to occur whenever I update ...

Ubuntu Intel Graphics Driver Not Getting Recognised after Kernel 3.0.0.14xx

I own a Dell N7010 installed ubuntu 11.10 64 bitsince the recent xx14 kernel update ... it works for a few hours with the new kernel but after wards in restart it logs into unity 2d and it no longer cannot detect my Graphics DriverI reinstalled Ubuntu and den after update it happened again.... its r ...