MDM Login Screen slideshow gone?

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Statik
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MDM Login Screen slideshow gone?

Post by Statik »

Hi all,
I recently upgraded from 18.1 Mate to 18.2 Mate. Everything went quickly and smoothly but I noticed that the login background is only black. I have tried changing the picture and the locations and I have not been able to get anything to appear. I see that there are those who have switched to LightDM who have to put their picture in /usr/share/pixmaps, but I did not change my DM. I only did the straight upgrade. Is there a problem with 18.2 and its access to anything other than the /use/share/pixmaps directory?
Thanks!
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Re: MDM Login Screen slideshow gone?

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I face the same issue. But it was already working on 18.2 then suddenly from one day to the other the slideshow is gone and I only see a black backround.

I did some googling and found, that the slideshow images seem to be configured in /usr/share/mdm/html-themes/Mint-X/slideshow.conf. The file has a modification time of May 7 and I never touched it. But the file references in there all point to serena images, which don't exist on my system:

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file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-serena/ajilden_blossom.jpg
Of course I could now manually update that file but I'm hesitant to not modify a file owned by some package. I also wonder how this could happen if I didn't touch anything.
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Re: MDM Login Screen slideshow gone?

Post by stoffl »

Ok, one more thing: I think I did an apt-get autoremove which probably removed the mint-backgrounds-serena package for me. So I'd say this is a bug and the mint-mdm-themes-html package needs an update as it contains the /usr/share/mdm/html-themes/Mint-X/slideshow.conf file.

I've filed a bug report here: https://github.com/linuxmint/mint-mdm-themes/issues/24
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Re: MDM Login Screen slideshow gone?

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I just installed the serena backgrounds. I'll see if that makes the login screen have a background on the next reboot. I suspect not.
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Re: MDM Login Screen slideshow gone?

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@Statik As a quickfix I've replaced the content of the mentioned slideshow.conf file with the list below. It's probably not a perfect fix but it works. You may get a warning when the package is fixed one day, that this file was modified.

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file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/andyfitz_grass.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/bartosova_aurora.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/cantrell_waterfall.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/dking_momiji.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/hill_papergills.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/jankaluza_contemplation.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/jankaluza_dandelion.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/jankaluza_moon.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/jankaluza_tinypair.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/janKaluza_wave.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/konstantin_sky.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/linuxmint_beach.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/linuxmint_exotic.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/linuxmint_green.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/linuxmint_ireland.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/linuxmint_widnes.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/linuxmint_wood.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/reichenbach_fortress.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/sezgin_drop.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/sezgin_flower.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/sezgin_shore.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sarah/sezgin_tuplips.jpg

file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/dsilva_canyon.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/ekilby_lilac2.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/gbowden_morzine.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/gmccurdy_nature_in_red.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/hhoyer_corn.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/jankaluza_petal.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/jbishop_water.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/jenemark_conifer_cone.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/jleem_mount_saint_helens.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/jowens_palm.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/lbravo_dew.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/mbandoch_alberta.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/nfeans_street_lights.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/rlukeman_waterfall.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/sdai_snow.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/sezgin_drop.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/sezgin_green.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/sezgin_white.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/sezgin_yellow.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/shontz_valley.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/srslyguys_phragmites.jpg
file:///usr/share/backgrounds/linuxmint-sonya/srslyguys_sandy_beach.jpg
Statik
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Re: MDM Login Screen slideshow gone?

Post by Statik »

Installing the backgrounds resulted in the slideshow working again.

Statik
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