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LightDM is a lightweight X11 display manager. It can use different greeters in the style of different desktop environments.

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Can't connect to LDAP accounts with lightdm

I made a fresh install of Linux Mint 18.3 and then established a connection to my LDAP server. I can see the list of LDAP users with getent passwd. The strange thing is that, when I boot, the start up ...
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issues with BananaPi using XFCE4 + 5" Waveshare touchscreen + Armbian

I started using Armbian (mainline kernel) for my Banana Pi for Nextcloud and Apache usage, now I wanted to advance the usability of it by connecting a touchscreen to it for basic SmartHome usage (I'm ...
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How to make my wallpaper to appear after autologin in lightdm

These are things I did Inside [Seat:*] in /etc/lighdm/lighdm.conf I changed greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter autologin-user=pi autologin-user-timout=0 and in /etc/lighdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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Wifi not appearing after upgrade [closed]

I am using parrot os and I upgraded it using apt-get upgrade then apt-get dist-upgrade. The problem is when I rebooted it booted into terminal when I used service lightdm start and I logged in I didn'...
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What is the correct procedure to replace MDM with LightDM on Linux Mint?

OS: Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit. I almost got a heart attack, after reboot preceding this; in an important VM: sudo apt-get install lightdm ... I chose LightDM as the default DM ... sudo apt-...
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Resize loginScreen (Background) or adjust Resolution of LightDM, CentOS 7

I'm using LightDM, but When I'm starting CentOS 7, the LightDM only take part of Screen, like low resolution. Unfortunately I can't take a Screnshoot. How to adjust LightDM take all Size Screen?
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Displaying system information at graphical login prompt

I am setting up Debian computers for my high school and I would like to somehow customize LightDM to display system and network information at the login screen. The big picture is the following : ...
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Debian login loop, can't login with correct password

I've updated my repositories on synabtics the upgraded firefox to newer version, when I open it it crashes, while this I was having my hard drive plugged .. so I tried to reboot to fix Firefox crash .....
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Black screen after upgrade to fedora 26

I upgraded my system from Fedora 25 to 26, and after upgrading it rebooted and I got a black screen with a mouse pointer in middle but no GUI to make a login. There is an error on booting which says ...
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Fixing a problem with lightdm; boot-loop

I think I messed up my Ubuntu 17.04 a little. In order to describe my problem I can only provide the symptoms + a suspicious log-file. My quenstion on this is: 1.: Can I repair it by doing something ...
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Desktop not being picked up [closed]

I wanted to configure a Cinnamon desktop that used optirun so I created a new .desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions. However, this option is not being shown as a desktop on the login screen. I've ...
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Lightdm GTK greeter with secondary monitor on the left

I am trying to configure the lightdm GTK greeter for a dual-monitor setup, where the secondary monitor is placed on left. I followed this part of a guide that suggests using the display-setup-script ...
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LightDM screen lock in awesome-wm unlocks by itself

I use LightDM with awesome-wm. To lock screen I use command dm-tool lock. Most of the time it works fine but if after issuing the session lock command I switch to another tty and then go back, ...
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numlock on startup on linux mint 18.2

i updated my linux to the last version as Linux Mint 18.2 Sarah. after update my numlock is off. i changed mdm to lightdm. this method is not working.
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Debian 9 DM won't load after dist-upgrade

I used to have Debian 8, and today I decided to upgrade to Debian 9. I did so by running: sed 's/jessie/stretch/g' /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-...
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Disabling Save for Session & Save to Keyring by LXDE way

I am using minimal debian(jessie) with lxde-common installed for UI application view. This is in continuation of my previous question added littel bit clarity on my requirement. My previous question ...
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AD Users Cannot Login Through GDM/LightDM

I've setup Winbind & Kerberos on my CentOS 7 server to allow network users to login. The network users can login fine through SSH, but not through the display manager. I've experienced the same ...
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lightdm service problem after video driver change, can't boot [Manjaro]

Manjaro Mate, latest updates all done and running ok (Latest LTS Kernel)... Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 Dual Graphics Intel 4400 / ATi Radeon HD 8850 Ok I was Unhappy with my graphics performance in ...
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Disable beeping in lightdm

When typing backspace in an empty password box in lightdm, noisy beep sound comes out. Is there a way to mute this beeping?
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insserv: warning: script 'K07smfpd' missing LSB tags and overrides

osinfo : cat /etc/*-release ...
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Switch-User is not functional on lightdm

On lightdm pressing the Switch User button does nothing. dm-tool switch-to-greeter switches to the greeter, but does not seem to lock my current account. Is there any way to fix this, or even to debug ...
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How do I change my default session?

How do I change the default session I get when I log in? I'm on Debian jessie. I tried changing settings on gdm3, tried installing lightdm and following this but it's just not working. For more ...
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How to remove malfunctioning desktop manager from Arch Linux

I have accidentally installed LightDM as my desktop manager on my Arch Linux virtual machine and now the virtual machine won't boot; it just gives the following output: [FAILED] Failed to start light ...
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Lightdm showing greeter at external monitor

A few days ago I decided I wanted to install Antergos on my laptop. I downloaded the latest ISO file and installed it. I installed the nvidia drivers and got it to work. I used the following command: ...
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Lightdm display-setup-script with if-else-construct

To configure my displays for lightdm, I use the display-setup-script option in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf If I point it to an actual script if xrandr | grep -q "HDMI-1 connected"; then xrandr --...
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Ubuntu 16.04 running on low graphics mode

A problem with my computer graphics mode. Before the low graphics problem , whenever I entering into GUI I see an error as " app armor intialization : LSB " which goes off in seconds and then I will ...
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How can I debug a custom LightDM greeter?

I am trying to create my own theme for LightDM greeter, concretely GTK's. I have compiled and installed the tarball, but any time I run lightdm-gtk-greeter I get this message: ** (lightdm-gtk-greeter:...
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Monitor no longer working after upgrading graphics card

I have recently upgraded my graphics card from a GTX 760 to a GTX 1070. When I started up Linux, I got an error in lightdm. I assumed this was standard and I just needed to install the new drivers, so ...
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Display manager on multiple tty

I recently upgraded from Fedora 23 to 25, which seems to have broken my display manager configuration. I was using lightdm and was able to switch between 3 GUIs running lightdm by just hitting ctrl+...
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LightDM says “Password Incorrect” sometime while it isn't

Sometimes I can't login with LightDM (with it's GTK greeter), because it says "Password Incorrect", while I've typed correctly. When that happens, I need to login at TTY1 and restart the LightDM ...
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Moving cursor to edge of screen results in GNOME “carpet” border

I'm not sure I can accurately describe what's happening to my screen here, but here is a screenshot: Essentially, what is happening is that when I move my cursor to the edge of the screen, the main ...
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Lock on suspend with LightDM

I was reading the Arch Wiki on how to start a screen locker when suspend, but I can't get work light-locker for LightDM from my suspend@kevin.service looks like this: [Unit] Description=Screen Locker ...
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Linux Mint won't bot to GUI automatically

Okay, I am out of ideas. There was a power failure during an upgrade, and now the system boots to the terminal, tty1, and the GUI does not load automatically. I have lightdm as my login manager. I can ...
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override session for a user (without user list)

I have a machine that will be shared among few users and me. The other users come from Windows environment; I think Xfce is great for them but for myself, I always want to use i3. So the behavior I'...
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Cannot start X servers on different display tabs

I'm very new to customizing my Desktop with Ubuntu, but I'm trying to get some video games to work. I'm using 16.04 with Nvidia and after a lot of headaches with frame rates and not being able to ...
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After enabling apparmor Lightdm does not login automatically

I am trying to enable apparmor for Linux system (Debian 8). After Enabling i notice that my lightdm does not start. If i enable complain mode in apparmor for lightdm. it works . Posting logs for both ...
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auto login on xfce in jessie

I have started running Jessie (Debian 8) with a LightDM/Xfce desktop on my HTPC after it grinding to a near-halt on W7. One of the things that I cannot get past is having to type the password -- not a ...
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“No protocol specified” when starting Xorg via lightdm, but works when started directly

To start the X server on boot, use of a display manager such as lightdm seems to be the preferred method. However, if I start X by starting the lightdm service, I get a "No protocol specified" error. ...
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Lightdm greeter: Not running inside a display manager, XDG_SEAT_PATH not defined

I am trying to use lightdm-webkit2-greeter under xfce. When I run dm-tool lock, I get Not running inside a display manager, XDG_SEAT_PATH not defined. When I run dm-tool list-seats, I get Unable to ...
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LightDM - default user session does not seem to work

I need to choose which default window manager is choosen by LightDM at startup. I have edited /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: [SeatDefaults] user-session=i3 autologin-user=ibox It does not seem to work, ...
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How do I obtain the dependency fcitx-dbus?

When I run fcitx, I get the following errors. $ (INFO-3262 /build/buildd/fcitx-4.2.8.3/src/lib/fcitx/addon.c:151) Load Addon Config File:fcitx-dbus.conf (INFO-3262 /build/buildd/fcitx-4.2.8.3/src/lib/...
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Can't export environment variables on X session start

My setup is: Debian testing (stretch), up to date LightDM with autologin enabled Awesome window manager bash, in ROXTerm or XTerm I don't seem to be able to set own environment variables and get it ...
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openbox - How to switch user without logout?

I'm using debian 8.3 jessie stable with openbox, fbpanel, lightdm. When I'm in openbox session, I do not find an option to switch user without logging out the current user. How can I switch user ...
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Killing a secondary Xorg stops display manager

My computer runs on Debian Stretch. For testing GUI applications purpose, I'm using a second instance of Xorg on display :X (X != 0). After upgrading from jessie to stretch. Killing the secondary Xorg ...
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How to disable X server autostart in Debian Jessie?

I have a remote machine running Debian 8 (Jessie) with lightdm installed. I want it to start in no-GUI mode, but I don't want to remove all X-related stuff to still be able to run it though SSH with ...
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When is the appropriate time to start Redshift using upstart?

I have been trying to get Redshift to start before login so that the bright welcome screen does not blind me, in particular when switching users. Running Redshift as a service does not seem fully ...
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Wrong role and type on login

I'm on an Ubuntu 14.04 derivative, elementary OS Freya. I have installed and configured SELinux using the selinux-policy-default package, which contains a lot of modules. I've also added my user to ...
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Need to stop the automatic start of login manager (Antergos, GNOME)

I'm trying to install an NVIDIA Driver, but I must turn off the Xserver first. I've tried a lot of methods I found online, but none seem to work. I'm using Antergos with GNOME. Ctrl + Alt + ...
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Trigger a GTK application from CHROOT during LightDM startup

I am trying run a GTK application with chrooted environment. Mentioned are the lightdm settings which I have set. System configuration: OS : Debian 8 chroot FS: Debian 6 Windows manager : LXDE ...
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kernel: bcm2708_fb soc:fb: Unknown ioctl 0x40187a22

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. Towards the end of the startup log, I see this error. I believe it has been there a while, and I'm not sure what it may imply. kernel: bcm2708_fb soc:fb: ...