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Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by tdrusk » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:25 am

How can I change the login screen in 8? I am sure it's right in front of me, but when I search all I get are the options in the login screen config.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by lagagnon » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:29 am

It is a theme and has to be changed or added via Menu, Control Center, System, Login Window, Local, choose a theme or Add a theme. You can get themes for the GDM login from gnome-look.org

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by tdrusk » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:40 am

That's the thing. There is nothing called Login Window under System, just Login Screen, which does not allow changing it.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by jonathan rogers » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:04 am

I am having a similar problem. I do not like the new login screen. It GIVES the username. That's already half of the equation. I'd rather type my username in. Is it just me?

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by antiquexray » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:00 am

I'm trying to do the same thing, but haven't been successful as of yet.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by jonathan rogers » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:04 pm

Found something here:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=82089

sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set --type boolean /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true

That command will make it so that you do not see a user list, but you have to click login before you can type the username.

EDIT: Does anyone know how to fix gdmsetup? In Gloria, it had a lot more options. Or is this something to do with the upgrade of Gnome?

EDIT: Looks like a common problem/complaint: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=587750

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by proxima_centauri » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:13 pm

I explained it here -> http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=36501

The login screen is no longer theme-able to the extent it was before GDM 2.28 - there is no (as far as I know) current GUI to change the theme. In GDM 2.28, so far what you can do is change aspects of the theme through the Appearance Preferences. You need open it like this, in terminal

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gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties
So what you can do is change the background, which will change the background in GDM, change the theme applied, etc.

This is the workaround I use in Arch Linux but it should function the same way in Linux Mint 8.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by enchance » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:12 am

jonathan rogers wrote:I am having a similar problem. I do not like the new login screen. It GIVES the username. That's already half of the equation. I'd rather type my username in. Is it just me?
True. Isn't there any hack to make it look like the log-in screen of mint 7? It has one of the best log-in screens I've ever seen.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by Pierre » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:07 am

True. Isn't there any hack to make it look like the log-in screen of mint 7? It has one of the best log-in screens I've ever seen.
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don't like it either, but its from Karmic & I also don't like the "other" under the stated 'name'.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by randysilverwolf » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:07 am

Isn't there a way we can just revert back to the old gnome gdm while in helena? I did something like this successfully sometime ago in fedora, theoretically it should work here too (was done in fedora 11)

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by enchance » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:20 am

There should be a way. What are the new features of the latest GNOME anyway?
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by proxima_centauri » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:44 am

enchance wrote:What are the new features of the latest GNOME anyway?
Release notes -> http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-n ... 8/#rnusers

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by morbidtourus » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:44 pm

True. Isn't there any hack to make it look like the log-in screen of mint 7? It has one of the best log-in screens I've ever seen.
I agree... I'm still trying to change helena login theme with gloria... but still i can't find the way to change it...

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by billybag » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:01 pm

:( this depresses me. My login screen is so ugly. The reason why i like ubuntu (or linux in general) is the ability to edit/change/customize virtually anything...

when the default screensaver became customizable, i was upset
Now this?

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by matthew4200 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:14 pm

Enabling splash (login manager and customize boot ) for mint linux 8, helena, go to
-Menu
-Package Manager
-Search and type startupmanager
select the package and install
Now you should be able to install login annd boot managers,

All boot managers can be added under add for .so extensions
.so extention splash can be found on the internet
-Careful of the ones to download, some are made for certain distro,

Enjoy :)

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by merc1973 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:33 am

matthew4200 wrote:Enabling splash (login manager and customize boot ) for mint linux 8, helena, go to
-Menu
-Package Manager
-Search and type startupmanager
select the package and install
Now you should be able to install login annd boot managers,

All boot managers can be added under add for .so extensions
.so extention splash can be found on the internet
-Careful of the ones to download, some are made for certain distro,

Enjoy :)

I'm running Mint 8 x86, startup manager install was a success but i'm having trouble adding different themes. It says tar.gz files are accepted but no luck, where can I find .so files?

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by proxima_centauri » Thu May 20, 2010 3:07 pm

You can add system themes to the Appearance Preferences window, under the Theme tab. You can then change the GDM theme to reflect the installed system themes in startupmanager.

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by merc1973 » Thu May 20, 2010 3:51 pm

Serious problems now...

I tried to reboot with the new theme and it FAILED using this theme: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ ... tent=98360 Now even when I removed that theme, Mint will not start up properly stating Ubuntu running is low resolution and cant detect my video card.... what did I do wrong???? :?:


Update: I removed the startupmanager from package manager and still says i need to reconfigure my video card after restart.... This sucks, do I really have to rewrite xorg files???

Update: My Xorg files are completely different now, I dont even recognize it.... I changed in the "device" section "nvidia" to "nv" and now alteast the it boots normally, although I cant use X server anymore. ???

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by merc1973 » Sat May 22, 2010 11:42 pm

Update:

Still cant use Xserver, it says I need to run 'nvidia-xconfig' as root and restart X server.

A word of advice to Mint users with older laptops... DO NOT INSTALL STARTUPMANAGER!!!!! I have no Idea to get my old settings back :cry:


Update: I finally get X server working... YAY!!!!! I followed instructions from here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=593851

and then here: http://jdgamble.blogspot.com/2009/11/ub ... -dell.html

Seriously, install startupmanager at your own risk!!!

BTW, sorry to hijackl the thread. :wink:

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Login Screen

Post by vincent » Sun May 23, 2010 12:45 am

Hmmm...StartupManager is pre-installed by default in Mint 9, and I haven't had any problems using it in 9. I remember that back with Mint 8 though, when I used Startup Manager to configure the resolution of my grub boot menu and splash screen, it totally wrecked the resolution and I couldn't get it back to what it was before, so maybe it's due to a problem in an older version of Startup Manager that was fixed later on and included in Mint 9?
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