View Full Version : [ubuntu] Maverick multi-user login screen doesn't work

February 25th, 2011, 02:44 PM
I posted on another thread some issues I was having with the Maverick (10.10) login splash screen. Now it's becoming a more serious issue, as I've added an account for my wife but she can't log in.

If I edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf and change AutomaticLoginEnable to "false" (or modify the settings using System->Administration->Login Screen), I get the expected login splash screen. But when I click either username, the splash screen flickers briefly, but that's it. There is no opportunity to enter a password.

The only way to get back in again is to use Ctl-Alt-F1, sudo edit the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file to change AutomaticLoginEnable back to "true" and reboot.

Has anyone else ever seen this? If so, were you able to fix it?

March 2nd, 2011, 10:14 PM
This must be platform-specific. I've tried multiple logins on an ASUS EEE netbook with both Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook. No problems with multiuser on those.

Comparing the logins side-by-side it looks like it's having trouble expanding the login dialog to provide the password text-entry field.

This is on an Acer Aspire 5736z.