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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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When I log in, it hangs until crng init done

When I log in with LightDM on my laptop running Debian Unstable, it recently started to hang for around 2 minutes until journalctl shows the message kernel: random: crng init done. When I press random ...
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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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Change the keyboard layout in LightDM

I installed LightDM on an Arch Linux system (using pacman) and it runs fine, except, that if I try to type a special character (like "@", "$", ...) in the user or password field it doesn't do anything....
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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 execute command before user login on linux

That's a question I've seen several time for several Linux flavours, so let's try to be exhaustive. What is the method to execute script/command/program before and after user login into its desktop ...
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~/.xinitrc not being run

I am not able to run my ~/.xinitrc (~/.xsession) scripts when logging into my computer. I'm using Xubuntu 12.10 with vanilla lightgm as the login manager. Both these files have the right permission (...
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Autostart all LightDM seats and show one as default

I configured a media-center server running Debian with LightDM, Leapcast and Plex. What I want to accomplish is the following. There should be three LightDM seats, one default seat on which I can ...
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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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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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How can I disable lightdm auto-login from the command-line when isn't possible to get a GUI session?

Suppose auto-login to a session is active in Ubuntu. So there will not be an opportunity to select a session (e.g gnome, unity, kde, etc). But if the environment is corrupted there is no way to escape ...
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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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What does `lightdm --session-child 12 19` mean?

What does lightdm --session-child 12 19 mean in the following output? Why does lightdm fork a process to execute the above command? I don't find --session-child in lightdm manpage. Thanks. $ pstree ...