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lightdm and desktop session control by command line

Using linux desktop systems (lightdm login manager, openbox, lxde or unity desktops), how can I enter and exit sessions (eg. log in from lightdm and log out from the desktop session) by command line, ...
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BSOD after attempt at windows update. Not Random

Windows-U-7-sp1 here. A system failure during a windows update locked the Laptop and after an hour had to power it off. When returning to try to boot, i get these bsod errors: 0x000000f4 ...
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Windows 7 black screen before logon prompt

I just clean-installed Windows 7, and all drivers and updates. I've installed only Google Chrome, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Microsoft Office, Sony Vegas, and Microsoft Security ...
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How do I get the desktop to show directly after wakeup from sleep?

I'd like to immediately return to my desktop after waking from sleep. I've managed to remove the password, but still need to wait and click on Sign in after waking from sleep. Is there a setting or ...
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Unresponsive mouse and keyboard on login screen (macbook pro 2015)

When I boot the laptop from shutdown state (not resuming or awakening), it quickly goes to the login screen as normal but the mouse and keyboard seem unresponsive, but not completely: Every like 5-7 ...
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Cannot login into ubuntu 14.04 after update

I did a routine update and since than I cannot login. i followed the advice on these two questions but it didn't work as I keep getting the message "home is not a directory". Of course when I do ...
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How to show more than one AD account on the login screen in Windows 7

I manage a small portion of a large AD network, we have a few machines that have exactly two users, who login in and out multiple times a day. Normal behavior is that the last user name is shown ...
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How to modify system configuration (msconfig) for one user?

I changed the System Configuration > Selective startup options for account A using msconfig.exe. I set it to "Load system services" only. Save. Restart. Now account A is stuck on the login screen. ...
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Windows 8 can't log in once the pc is locked

When I lock my PC and walk away, if I leave it long enough, I can no longer log in. When I get back, I move my mouse and it takes at least 30 seconds to turn the screens back on. However, when I ...
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How to determine logged-on users on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Previous Windows versions indicated which users are currently logged on on the logon screen: Is there any way I can get Windows 10 to display this information, too? Currently, if a user is ...
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Strange PIN login on windows 10

Got this strange PIN login on Windows 10 - does anyone know how to remove it? It's on my Mum's PC - and she's no idea how it got there. It's apparently nothing to do with Windows PIN login.
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Can't enter the password

I have a password in English in Fedora GNOME. There is no correct keyboard input method on the login screen. I tried booting with runlevel 3 to hop onto runlevel 5, but the session finishes in order. ...
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Prevent auto login during boot once

My Windows 8.1 has auto login enabled. Sometimes I need to login with different user. Is it possible to disable auto login during windows once without disabling it globally? because most of all cases ...
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How do I enable shutdown from the login screen with only one user in Windows 7?

By default, Windows 7 gives you the option to shutdown a PC from the login screen, but only before you've selected a user. Once I log in and lock my system, the screen shows my username (so I can ...
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Unable to log in on Windows 7 Home Basic after creating new user

I have deleted an user account in my system (HP Pavilion G4) and created a new account, everything was OK. Next day when I switched on the laptop I saw "Invalid username or password" error in login ...
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My computer stops responding when I unlock it after a Remote Desktop connection

I use Remote Desktop a lot to connect to my PC. But lately I've run into a problem with it. When I connect, it works fine, but then when I go to unlock my computer locally, it usually just hangs on a ...
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Windows 10 randomly automatically logs user out while I'm using it

I have the problem that my Windows 10 automatically logs me out. Also while I'm using it (-for example while I'm editing a file). How can I change that behaviour? Normaly it should not logging me out ...
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How to login multiple user at boot - Windows server 2012

How do I boot up Windows Server 2012 with Administrator user as main account and another user (also this administrator) on background with other settings without have to connect with RDP all time to ...
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How to start a program on user login

On Debian Lenny with KDE. I added a command to the bottom of $HOME/.profile to open transmission so my complete .profile looks like this: (everything except the last line is default) ... # if ...
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LogMeIn connecting to Windows?

I have a curious question? Can LogMeIn connect you to another computer's Windows Login Screen? Because what I am trying to do is. I would like to connect to one of my computers and reach the login ...
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Recover Windows 10 when login screen flickers and doesn't load

Recently a font installation on my Windows 10 system failed. This seemed to have messed up the system font, as on the next reboot, filenames and most UI menus appeared in hieroglyphs. I followed the ...
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Can't get the second PC to accept Ctrl+Alt+Pause command at login

I am having problems getting past the login screen on the client using Ctrl+Alt+Pause. I have to use another keyboard just to login. Synergy is running - I can move the mouse to the client. I am ...
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Why does the login screen say “Windows will try to connect to the network”?

Not long ago, when logging into my domain-joined Windows 7 Professional PC (with fast user switching enabled) at work, I noticed the words Windows will try to connect to the network Directly ...
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Inputting password

I have recently signed in to Windows 10.There after,I am asked to enter password everytime I open my computer. Is there any way to disable this feature? Does this feature need working Internet ...
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Windows 10 Green and White Login Screen

So I just woke up to this. I can't login, rebooting didn't solve the issue. There are no loose video connections, and the cards are securely mounted in place. I'm certain this is software because I ...
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Windows delays login after a couple failed attempts

If I fail when entering my password a couple times Windows (it used to do this on 7, but I've since upgraded to 10 and the same thing occurs) it will show the loading wheel for a while before telling ...
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How to set desktop texts in windows 7?

I want to do something similar to this http://www.askvg.com/show-your-desired-text-on-desktop-by-customizing-windows-vista-build-number/ But with "lots" of text, like a paragraph or couple of ...
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Advanced splash screen before an user logs into a Windows box

I am searching for a solution to configure an advanced version of a splash screen that appears before the user can log in to the Windows machine. The splash screen will display some terms of use and ...
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Change “Other User” from Windows 10 login?

I have Do not display last user name enabled using Local Security Policy. I prefer it that way for a few reasons one being I'm not the only one to use the computer. However I was wondering if there ...
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Previous user name still appears in login screen in after renamed/removed?

When using lusrmgr.msc to renamed/removed a user account, I still see it in login screen. I want the new name appear there only. What can I do to work around that?
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Change Windows 10 login background without using external software? [duplicate]

I would like to change the Windows 10 background image (the blue Windows logo) but it is curiously not possible with default settings. I saw software witch were able to change the background (in ...
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explorer.exe, windows 10 slow login with one user

I have 3 users on my computer using Windows 10. One of them recently became slow to login (6 seconds instead of 2). I looked in event viewer and both users have the same history when loging in. It ...
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Cannot login to Windows 8.1 after System Refresh (on a new laptop)

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop today that came preloaded with Windows 8.1. The system setup went fine, and I made the following changes from the Desktop: Uninstalled CyberLink suite, ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise domain login error

So I have this school computer. And I got help from a friend who managed to make the program sethc.exe to become an command promt that you could make pop-up by using sticky keys and from there I ...
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Keyboard unresponsive at login screen Windows 7 Enterprise

Our main system image is having a widespread/sporadic issue. When the system sits--over the weekend, usually--some machines do not respond at the login screen. We have it setup so a user has to press ...
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Why is there a delay when I unlock Windows 10?

When I wake my computer, there is a 5-10 second delay before I can type or move the mouse. I've disabled the Lock Screen, but that didn't change anything. I don't remember this being an issue with ...
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OSX Yosemite: Can't login to MacBook Air, FileVault is on

I can't get into my Mac (10.10.5 Yosemite). The problem is that I know the password but I simply can't type it in. Yesterday I bought this laptop, I'm Lithuanian so I decided to make the default ...
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How to get rid of backslash added before user name when switching users in Windows 7?

On a computer running Windows 7 with a custom local GPO (Group Policy Object), when switching from the user to Administrator, the username has a backslash prepended to its name. Hence forth it is ...
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Webkit-greeter only changes after a restart, not when logging out or locking computer

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed the lightdm-webkit-greeter using sudo apt-get install lightdm-webkit-greeter then, I did the following to get the greeter I wanted: cd /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/ ...
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Mint 17.2 MATE setting to force login after sleep

Before I updated from Mint 17 to 17.2, when I would sleep the computer, upon reawakening there was a login required. Now it just restores my desktop, but I can't find the setting (if any) in the ...
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Surface RT signs out user immediately

I have an administrator account and a normal user on my Surface RT (first generation), running Windows 8.1. I can log into the administrator account just fine... However, whenever I log into the ...
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How to mod/create a loginui.exe (Login Screen)

How can I modify my current Windows 7 Login Screen? I'm really bored with that default red OEM screen. A registry key, or a place where the images are- may be useful. Please point out more than one ...
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What system(linux or windows) should I use to create a computer lock on multiple work stations? [closed]

I wish to create my own software that allows an administrator to create multiple program accounts on an administrator specific station(pc/linux). These accounts would contain specific information ...
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Lock screen and time

When locking a session on Win7 using Ctr Alt + Del, the following screen appears. This image is of the pre-login screen, however this is the screen I wold like it displayed on. Is it possible to ...
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Windows login and ctrl+alt+delete issue

When logging onto a windows 7/8.1 work terminal, pressing control-alt-delete and bringing up the task manager causes the login process to speed up considerably, typically by up to 2 to 5 minutes ...
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Mint opening wrong login screen sometimes

I've created my own login screen editing the code of Zukitwo-Circle. It works perfectly, but sometimes, instead of opening it, Mint simply opens GTK, the pure GTK, with no theme. Sometimes that ...
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Windows 7 hang on login screen after unlocking the workstation (after standby/hibernation)

I have a very annoying problem: Sometimes, Win7 on my laptop hangs on the login screen after unlocking the workstation when the computer is resumed from standby or hibernation. All I see then is this ...
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What causes CTRL-ALT-DELETE to be enabled on a non-domain-joined system?

Recently, on my personal laptop running Windows 7, my login screen turned into a CTRL-ALT-DELETE secure login screen. I've looked around for reasons why this might be the case, and the only indication ...
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Always present password field on Windows login instead of fingerprint

I've recently enabled the fingerprint reader on my laptop running Windows 8.1 and now use it for login as a supplement to my password. When I login using my fingerprint, the default login method is ...
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Slow login on Windows 8.1

I am experiencing consistently slow login times on my Windows 8.1 machine. I have a PIN set up, and after I enter my PIN it takes about 20 or 30 seconds (not sure) for the "Welcome" message with the ...