HOW TO: Change Login-Background For GDM & GDM3

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HOW TO: Change Login-Background For GDM & GDM3

Postby andrew5859 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:34 am

Hello All:

For those of you who would want to be able to change the login background, and are running LMDE Sid+MATE.....here ya go;


1.) Go into; /usr/share/gdm/greeter-settings

2.) Then click on xy_desktop-base.gschema.override.....this will give you the path where the login backgrounds are kept.

3.) That would be: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/login-background.png or .svg whichever the case may be.
You can change this by openning the above folder by "Open as Administrator" on the drop down through right clicking on the folder.
You'll also have to copy & paste any replacement pics in said folder as "Administrator", this gives you superuser privilages.

4.) While inside desktop-base folder and changing things around, make sure you rename your new pic "login-background.png" and renaming the old background first before the new one. After that, just close everything, reboot and whala, your new login background.

GDM3

Standard LMDE without running experimental or sid or testing, etc. .....just plain LMDE Stable, your backgrounds are in: /user/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-debian. There are 4 folders in backgrounds, but the folder you want to do the switching in, is linuxmint-debian. The instruction for changing the pic is the same as above, using "Open as Administrator" while right clicking linuxmint-debian folder....you have to have administrative permissions to do the changing


GDM

GDM is similar to GDM3 & the backgrounds are held in the same folder....instructions are the same.....the most important issue here is, please be very careful while doing this and always be aware of what you're doing with no distractions.....I hope this helps anyone who wants to adventure into tweaking their LinuxMint system.....cheers

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Re: HOW TO: Change Login-Background For GDM & GDM3

Postby Brian49 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:42 am

Many thanks for this.

Please be aware that legacy GDM comes with a built-in GUI setup dialog, gdmsetup, with many tweaking options. This is the main reason I use this version rather than GDM3.
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Re: HOW TO: Change Login-Background For GDM & GDM3

Postby andrew5859 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:39 pm

No worries, this is my contribution to the forums for all the help they've given me.....keep up the great work guys....cheers


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Re: HOW TO: Change Login-Background For GDM & GDM3

Postby swewong on Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:02 pm

hi guys,

i am a newbie in this. i accidentally deleted all those background files from the folder. Could anyone send me those files?
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Re: HOW TO: Change Login-Background For GDM & GDM3

Postby xenopeek on Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:48 pm

swewong wrote:hi guys,

i am a newbie in this. i accidentally deleted all those background files from the folder. Could anyone send me those files?

Do you still have the DVD or USB from which you installed LMDE? Then just boot from that, and copy the files from there to your hard disk.
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