Package Details: lightdm-unity-greeter

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Package Base: lightdm-unity-greeter
Description: The greeter (login screen) application for Unity. It is implemented as a LightDM greeter.
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Licenses: GPL3, LGPL3
Groups: unity
Submitter: chenxiaolong
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: horsemanoffaith
Votes: 23
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-10-02 20:35
Last Updated: 2016-09-17 04:29

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chenxiaolong commented on 2012-06-10 01:49

@jiuren: Actually, gnome-settings-daemon-ubuntu is needed too.

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-06-10 01:36

@jiuren: To get the user background function, just install accountsservice-ubuntu, restart your computer, change your background to something else, and then it back :)

jiuren commented on 2012-06-10 00:20

Hi, how can I change the background of lightdm?
On ubuntu 12.04, it's supposed to be the same as the desktop background.
But on arch, it doesn't work. The only thing I can get is ubuntu's background.
And there is no unity-greeter.conf anymore.


chenxiaolong commented on 2012-06-06 03:14

@aliasbody: Installing the indicator-session package should solve the issue :)

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-06-06 03:14

@toudi: I run it from runlevel 3 too. "/etc/rc.d/lightdm start" always works for me. Also, you should be able to recover from the black screen by using the Magic SysRq key: Pressing Alt+SysRq+R and then Ctrl+Alt+F1/F2/etc should get you back to a TTY.

I don't know who else you could ask to solve the issue though. I'd normally suggest to report a bug for lightdm at Launchpad, but from the logs, it looked like a Xorg issue.

Sorry I wasn't able to help you any further.

aliasbody commented on 2012-06-06 02:25

I've installed this package, but I don't have the shutdown button on the top right... why is that :S ?
Thanks in advance,

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-04 05:41

No, i do not. It is a fresh install of archlinux. The xorg packages i used were:

xorg-server xorg-xinit xf86-video-vesa (in order to have some graphic drivers)

The initlevel i use is 3. Maby that's the problem? I wanted to test unity-greeter before i set it to runlevel 5. So basically what i do right now is this:

(log in)
(as a regular user) lightdm --test-mode (this gives me blank screen, however i am able to recover from it by pressing Ctrl-F2 and then Ctrl-F1 which gives me back the text mode)
(as a root user) /etc/rc.d/lightdm start (this gives me blank screen, but i am not able to recover from it by any keys combination)

best regards.

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-06-04 01:24

@toudi: No problem :) The logs seem to show that the issue is with Xorg, not LightDM (or unity-greeter). It's trying to start 2 Xorg servers and both of them are hanging on this line:

(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"

Do you have a custom xorg.conf or any extra files in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ ?

Anonymous comment on 2012-06-03 21:59


Sorry it took so long. Yes, i changed greeter-session under SeatDefaults section. First time i got blank screen was at work. Now i repeated this scenario at home, on a new virtual machine. I am using yaourt for building this greeter, if that changes something. (and i don't edit any files like PKGBUILD / install during that process)

Here's the link to compressed log directory:

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-05-30 02:36

Hmm, that's strange. The black screen usually happens when greeter-session isn't set. Just to make sure, you changed the greeter-session under "[SeatDefaults]", right?

If so, could you remove the /var/log/lightdm folder and restart the virtual machine (for clean logs) and then tar/zip and upload it? Maybe the logs will help me find the cause of the issue. Also, you are correct that 'plymouth --ping' is harmless. It will not stop LightDM from loading :)