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Old 03-02-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Change GDM3 login screen background


Can someone please tell me how to change GDM3 login screen background.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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On my Debian Sid system, I had to edit /usr/share/gdm/greeter-settings/xy_desktop-base.gschema.override to set the path to the image I'm using as background (not sure about other Debian versions, though). After you've edited it, you must restart GDM3 for the change to take effect.
 
Old 03-03-2012, 03:04 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by odiseo77 View Post
On my Debian Sid system, I had to edit /usr/share/gdm/greeter-settings/xy_desktop-base.gschema.override to set the path to the image I'm using as background (not sure about other Debian versions, though). After you've edited it, you must restart GDM3 for the change to take effect.
This worked for me.
 
Old 07-03-2015, 08:11 AM   #4
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Question solved? not for me.

I tried finding the file listed above.

The file /usr/share/gdm/greeter-settings/xy_desktop-base.gschema.override
does not exist, although the FOLDER /usr/share/gdm/greeter-settings/ does. (it is empty)

Now what?
 
Old 07-11-2015, 08:35 PM   #5
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Dennis,

If I were asking the question of the original poster, and if I were feeling a little bold, I would create a file called:

xy_desktop-base.gschema.override

Navigate to the directory:

/usr/share/gdm/greeter-settings/

You *_may_* have to sudo nano or open nano as root. Nonetheless, whatever you have to do in that regard, while you are in the appropriate directory, run the command:

Quote:
nano xy_desktop-base.gschema.override
which will open a file using the nano text editor with the file name indicated.

Then, having at hand your path to desired login screen background image, just enter that path in the top line, or the second line (with a comment above it using a "#" at the beginning of the line to mark the comment). Then press CTRL-X, and the editor will ask you if you want to save the file with the name you opened it with, just press Enter a couple of times and log out, or reboot (I would probably reboot), then see what shows up after the reboot to check for success. That's what I would do, if I were in your circumstances.
 
  


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