Unity does not provide login box when desktop is locked, sometimes

Bug #1403553 reported by grinch on 2014-12-17
This bug affects 1 person
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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Sometimes when I come back to my locked computer, i am not able to login. There is no box to login with.
I have tried typing login details and tried clicking where login box should be, but neither work

a picture of what is shown may illustrate the issue best. I will attach one as a file to this bug report

Same picture is also hosted 3rd party: http://i.imgur.com/dLB25NY.jpg

grinch (grinch) wrote :
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

Are you using a multimonitor?

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
grinch (grinch) wrote :

Yes. Neither monitor shows login box.
When it is working the login box will switch to whichever monitor has focus, which is why I made sure to capture the mouse pointer in my picture, to show that monitor had focus

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

Ok. Can you post the outout of:
apt-cache policy unity

grinch (grinch) wrote :

  Installed: 7.2.3+14.04.20140826-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 7.2.3+14.04.20140826-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 7.2.3+14.04.20140826-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     7.2.2+14.04.20140714-0ubuntu1.1 0
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main amd64 Packages
     7.2.0+14.04.20140416-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2014-12-18
tags: added: lockscreen
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