I am running a Linux box with the LXDM login manager and Xfce as my desktop environment.

Every time I login, this is the screen I get: enter image description here

If I enter the right password, the system logs me in without any problems. But if I enter the wrong password, after a few seconds, this is what I get: enter image description here

Because of this, I end up rebooting the whole machine so that I can get the input box to enter the correct password.

Could someone please tell me how I might solve this issue? Or at least point me in the right direction?

  • You should be able to restart the X server and log in again by hitting Ctrl Alt Backspace unless you have disabled it. You can also drop to a tty (Ctrl+Alt_F2), login there and run service lxdm restart.
    – terdon
    Oct 10, 2013 at 19:59
  • It looks like an LXDM bug. Did you try reporting it upstream? Also, did you try with some other lightweight DM, something like lightdm?
    – landroni
    Jan 23, 2014 at 18:32


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