Stealing the login manager from Ubuntu 14.04

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smitty
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Stealing the login manager from Ubuntu 14.04

Postby smitty » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:36 pm

Ubuntu 14.04 has this cool login screen where the background of the login screen is the same as that of the selected user's wallpaper and switches each time a different user is selected.

The thing I want to know is this: How do I get that on my Linux Mint box? (w/o installing Ubuntu 14.04)

Update: I've learned that the login manager is either lightdm or gdm (or both) I'm still stuck
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Postby Alley Cat » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:51 pm

Not sure what DE you're running now or what display manager, but you would need LightDM. If you're running Mint 17.2, you should be able to get it from the default repos (Ubuntu). Then you would need LightDM Unity Greeter with that. Disclaimer: I haven't tried it myself with anything other than Ubuntu.

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Re: Stealing the login manager from Ubuntu 14.04

Postby smitty » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:21 pm

@Ally cat
Couldn't find lightdm-unity-greeter, but I did find lightdm-kde-greeter and lightdm-gtk-greeter. So I'm trying that last one now.

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Re: Stealing the login manager from Ubuntu 14.04

Postby GeneBenson » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:15 pm

Hi smitty,

Yes, the one you want is lightdm-gtk-greeter. To change the background you need to edit, as root, the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu.conf.
Under the heading [greeter] you change the "background=" option to point to the background you want to use.


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