[SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

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[SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

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How can I correct the following scenario? I set an image for the login window, turned on 'Draw user backgrounds'. My selection flashes by and then it displays the desktop image.
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Re: How to correct the login display?

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Uncheck draw user backgrounds.
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Re: How to correct the login display?

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smurphos wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:44 am
Uncheck draw user backgrounds.
Thanks. It's embarrassing butI had trouble deciphering "draw user backgrounds".
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[UN-SOLVED] How to correct the login display?

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Checking or unchecking "draw user backgrounds" has no effect. The background selected flashes by, and disappears and it reverts to the desktop background.
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Re: [UN-SOLVED] How to correct the login display?

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Hi - can you report the output of

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cat /etc/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf
Are you rebooting after making changes - just logging out isn't enough.
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Re: [UN-SOLVED] How to correct the login display?

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Thanks for the help. This was the setting before I unchecked and then rechecked the option and rebooted, Tested it twice and it works. Merci.

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ineuw@LMC193DT:~$ cat /etc/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf
[Greeter]
background=/media/linux-data/Pictures/backgrounds desktop/191008 saba without glasses.jpg
draw-grid=false
background-color=#3465a4
activate-numlock=true
draw-user-backgrounds=true
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Re: [UN-SOLVED] How to correct the login display?

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smurphos wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:26 am
Hi - can you report the output of

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cat /etc/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf
Are you rebooting after making changes - just logging out isn't enough.
It is with great sadness that I announce that rebooting twice earlier worked, but booting now doesn't. The login image reverted to the desktop background again.

ineuw@LMC193DT:~$ cat /etc/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf
[Greeter]
background=/media/linux-data/Pictures/backgrounds desktop/191008 saba without glasses.jpg
draw-grid=false
background-color=#3465a4
activate-numlock=true
draw-user-backgrounds=true


How can I live without this magnificent login background?

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Re: [SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

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My guess is that smurphos probably knows the real answer here, but until he responds, here's some possibly related info in case you are able to figure it out on your own and fix it.

I don't know if spaces in the file name are presenting the problem there. In some cases that does present a problem that is overcome by either encapsulating the entire path and file name within single or double quotes, or the spaces are escaped with a backslash, something like backgrounds\ desktop for that path example, and the file name would be the same format. But I'm not sure how this particular instance is handled in this occasion.

But it might not present a problem at all, but, that path location is possibly considered out of system scope unless you have it mounted before this point. So, if /media/linux-data is already mounted then at least that part should be fine. Otherwise it's trying to show the image from a location that doesn't exist (yet).
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Re: [SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

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Thanks so much for the ideas !!! They are sound and hopeful. Although, the /media/linux-data/ partition is loaded in fstab, I will move the image to a subfolder in $home$ and will replace the spaces with hyphens.
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Re: [SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

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I've moved the images to the /home/ineuw/.backgrounds folder, replaced all spaces in the filenames with hyphens and also selected another image. But, nothing helped.

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background=/home/ineuw/.backgrounds/200531-siberian-tiger-posing-restfully.jpg
draw-grid=false
background-color=#3465a4
activate-numlock=true
draw-user-backgrounds=true
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Re: [SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

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ineuw wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:40 pm

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draw-user-backgrounds=true
This still needs to be false.
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Re: [SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

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smurphos wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:33 am

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draw-user-backgrounds=true
This still needs to be false.
Thanks for the reminder. I am at fault, but the wording "draw-user-background" and "draw grid" are a mystery.
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Re: [SOLVED this time] How to correct the login display?

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draw-user-background=true will make the login screen show the logged in background of the user currently selected on the login-screen. It can be a nice option for multi-user machines as the login screen will change background as different users are selected.

draw-grid=false adds an ugly as sin grid overlay to the whole login screen - I've no idea why it exists or why anyone would ever want to enable it, but that's what it does.
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