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Old 01-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Changing The Login Screen Background in Debian Wheezy(LXDE)?


I found an image that I wanted to make the background in my login screen, but the method used in Debian Squeeze doesn't seem to work anymore.

I don't know what to do. Can you help me out here?
 
Old 01-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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The big question here is what DM you are using.

Assuming you are using lightdm.

Go to the image that you want to use. Right click on it and choose the copy option.

Pull up, as root, the /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf using your favorite text editor.

Go to this line;
[code]
background=/usr/share/xfce4/backdrops/P1010377a.png
[code]
should be about line 12.

Get rid of everything past the "=" and then paste your "image" there. This should look like this;
Code:
/media/Data/I-Holding/Holding/Catch-All/Public/Xepher/005.jpg
or
/usr/share/xfce4/backdrops/11.jpg
Something like that. There may be some extra things at the beginning of it that need removed to leave the clean path.

Save the file and that should be that.

You may have some problems with font color on a new image.

If so that can be fixed in /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme. If this is a problem ask and I will find the correct line and entry.
 
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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It worked, thanks for the help.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 10:54 PM   #4
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It worked, thanks for the help.
Great.

Very glad I could help.
 
  


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