[SOLVED] Lightdm background change from desktop

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The_Riskbreaker
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[SOLVED] Lightdm background change from desktop

Postby The_Riskbreaker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:45 am

Simple question, that may involve Ubuntu. I just installed Maya and went from MDM to Lightdm. I was trying to find out if there was a way to make the background there different from my desktop. All the sites I find usually refence Ubuntu and this file: /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf. That conf file is not in that directory, unless it's hidden. (in which case i'll just follow the instruction to edit it)

I've seen many ways to do it in Ubuntu, even using a lighdm modification program someone wrote. So, assuming that file is strictly Ubuntu, can you change the Login BG to differ from the desktop in Maya? Or is that something i'd have to hack to get accomplished?
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Monsta
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Re: lightdm background change from desktop (unity-greeter.co

Postby Monsta » Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:24 am

Unity-greeter does not use that configuration file anymore (as of Ubuntu 12.04/Mint 13), it stores everything in its GSettings.
Look here for instructions.

You can also use dconf-editor (it's in the dconf-tools package) instead of gsettings command-line tool. Just make sure you're running it as a user named lightdm.

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Re: lightdm background change from desktop (unity-greeter.co

Postby The_Riskbreaker » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:57 am

That's what i've discovered during my morning surfing. As long as the picture can differ from my desktop WP i'm good. Thanks!


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