[Solved] Login background

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[Solved] Login background

Postby Mithrandir on Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:28 am

Hi, I'm not able to change the login background's image, I read this post viewtopic.php?f=141&t=60853&start=20 but the directory /etc/gdm3/ does not exist in my file system. I'm using LMDE with Cinnamon... I searched in the forum but no post help me.
Someone can help me please?
Last edited by Mithrandir on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Login background

Postby xircon on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:05 pm

Are you running gdm3 or mdm? Try:
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ps aux | grep gdm


Should return something like:
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root      4803  0.0  0.0  83924  3156 ?        Sl   13:24   0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm3
root      4892  0.0  0.1 105336  4512 ?        Sl   13:24   0:00 /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gnome/DisplayManager/Display1
root      4952  3.7  1.4 180640 58260 tty8     Ss+  13:24  19:34 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -br -verbose -novtswitch -auth /var/run/gdm3/auth-for-Debian-gdm-4Afaxb/database -nolisten tcp vt8
root      7117  0.0  0.1 186940  6484 ?        Sl   13:24   0:00 gdm-session-worker [pam/gdm3]
molly3   19646  0.0  0.0   7824   884 pts/0    S+   22:03   0:00 grep --color=auto gdm


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Re: Login background

Postby Mithrandir on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:41 pm

I was running mdm, and now I have installed the gdm3 package, and I have disinstalled mdm. So now I have found the directory /etc/gdm3, and the command you wrote said something like your system:
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root      1354  0.0  0.0  17828  2912 ?        Sl   23:31   0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm3
root      1361  0.0  0.1  19984  3780 ?        Sl   23:31   0:00 /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-simple-slave --display-id /org/gnome/DisplayManager/Display1
root      1386  2.9  0.5  43560 15512 tty7     Ss+  23:31   0:08 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -br -verbose -novtswitch -auth /var/run/gdm3/auth-for-Debian-gdm-PHuDpS/database -nolisten tcp vt7
root      1945  0.0  0.1  18312  3384 ?        Sl   23:31   0:00 /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-session-worker
mith      2434  0.0  0.0   3524   876 pts/0    S+   23:36   0:00 grep --colour=auto gdm


I have tried to modify the login background's image with some how-to, but nothing works... What can I do?
Thank you for your attention,
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Re: Login background

Postby xircon on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:55 pm

I would have stuck with mdm (I can't get it to work :(). I believe mdm is easier to theme.

The thread you mentioned on the first post is the one I used, I would edit /usr/share/linuxmint/adjustments/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults to what you need, because that is the file used by the mint system to overwrite the file in /etc/gdm3. Mine:
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# Use a specific background
/desktop/gnome/background/picture_options   zoom

# Theming options
/desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme      Adwaita
#/desktop/gnome/interface/icon_theme      Mint-X

# Greeter options
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_name    debian-swirl

# Some other possible options
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_enable      true
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text      Welcome
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_restart_buttons   false
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list      false

# The lower panel doesn't work with the compositor
/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager      false

/desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename /usr/share/images/desktop-base/test.jpg


Make sure the image is in /usr/share/images or similar, (it won't work in home for example) and the permissions are correct.

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Re: Login background

Postby Mithrandir on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:33 pm

now works, thank you very much. Perhaps the problem was that I have utilized an image in the home directory, and I was modifying files in /etc/gdm3 and not in /usr/share/linuxmint/adjustments/gdm3
I'd like to modify the login's window too, but perhaps is too much....
Thx for the help,
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Re: [Solved] Login background

Postby xircon on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:44 pm

I am really struggling with changing the "style/theme" of the login window, see viewtopic.php?f=199&t=106053#p598538

I now get two different login windows at what seems like random (see the photos I took). If you ever work out how to change the theme permanently give me a shout!

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Re: [Solved] Login background

Postby Mithrandir on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:59 pm

At the moment I am satisfied with the new background of my login screen, I believe that will need a time to fix the windows login's problem :D
thank you for your help Steve, I'm trying LMDE and I like it
Bye,
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Re: [Solved] Login background

Postby Mithrandir on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:18 am

but if I find a way to fix it I wil call you :wink:
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