Cinnamon Update broke MDM Login screen.....

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Cinnamon Update broke MDM Login screen.....

Postby hogfan on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:37 pm

I am on Linux Mint 13. I enabled backport repos and updated to Cinnamon 1.6 and Nemo. Two things were broken after the update. I searched here and found how to fix the missing window titles and big tray icons, but after the update and rebooting, my MDM login screen supposedly cannot be found and default to the ugly default login screen. I was using a GDM theme named Mint and had renamed the gdm to mdm files appropriately. Since updating, the files for the theme are still in /usr/share/themes, but I am unable to choose the theme from the login screen app in Cinnamon. Trying to install a new MDM theme just tells me the theme package is not a valid .tar or .tar.gz when it is. Any ideas how to fix this?

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Re: Cinnamon Update broke MDM Login screen.....

Postby Myrmidon83 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:23 am

Bumping.

I'd like to know this as well, my old gdm converted themes no longer work. :(
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Re: Cinnamon Update broke MDM Login screen.....

Postby yaye on Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:18 pm

Well, since you haven't gotten a response, I'll give it a shot. I was having this problem using the Tobacco Sky GDM Login theme in Linux Mint 13 MATE Desktop. I had tweaked it to run with MDM. After an update (? backport sources added),the theme no longer worked. Tonight I downloaded the original, untweaked GDM Tobacco Sky theme and installed it. It installed without problems and I'm using it again. Hopefully for Cinnamon also, the solution is to install the unaltered theme.
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Re: Cinnamon Update broke MDM Login screen.....

Postby abnvolk on Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:38 pm

I think it's because the devs have made MDM compatible with GDM themes, so you don't need to change the .desktop file :)
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Re: Cinnamon Update broke MDM Login screen.....

Postby longtom on Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:29 am

Yeah - converted my converted theme back to Gdm and lo and behold - all worked. Somebody could have told me ... grumbel ... :? :mrgreen:
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Re: Cinnamon Update broke MDM Login screen.....

Postby hogfan on Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:13 pm

Sweet! I'll give this a try. Thanks for the reply!
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Re: Cinnamon Update broke MDM Login screen.....

Postby yaye on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:56 pm

hogfan wrote:Sweet! I'll give this a try. Thanks for the reply!
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