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Old 01-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Cool Need to find config file for gdm login screen on Ubuntu 11.04 'natty'


My computers are running Gnome on Ubuntu 11.04 'natty', and have been upgraded from several earlier Ubuntu versions. I generally customize the login screen background and other features. In earlier versions, it was possible with the login screen utility (for example System/Administration/Logon Screen) to specify some text and an icon in the login dialog, but it isn't possible any more with that dialog or with Ubuntu Tweak to change the text. Now I am left with a line of text in the Gnome login dialog referring to a previous Ubuntu version. The current Login Screen and Ubuntu Tweak programs don't seem to save their settings under /etc/gdm anymore. With Ubuntu Tweak, I can only change the icon in the login dialog and the icon at the left of the top panel - and I don't know where these are saved in the file system. I did a fairly extensive search, especially under /etc, and found nothing.

So where and how are such settings stored?
 
Old 01-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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In 11.4, which I used to run, ubuntu does not use gdm, it uses lightdm, so try looking for a config with that name?
 
Old 01-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thank you, 9sd. Actually, lightdm is used in Ubuntu 11.10, but not in 11.04, which still uses gdm. (I just double-checked on 11.04 and 11.10 computers). So this is not a solution, unfortunately.
 
Old 01-10-2012, 02:45 AM   #4
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Thank you, 9sd. Actually, lightdm is used in Ubuntu 11.10, but not in 11.04, which still uses gdm. (I just double-checked on 11.04 and 11.10 computers). So this is not a solution, unfortunately.
Take a look on my English Ubuntu site. There you find a solution called GDM2Setup. This will do the trick for you.
 
Old 01-10-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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I was unable to find GDM2setup for natty using the instructions on https://sites.google.com/site/tipsan...ips/gdm2setup:

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gdm2setup/g...source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gdm2setup/g...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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I was unable to find GDM2setup for natty using the instructions on https://sites.google.com/site/tipsan...ips/gdm2setup:

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gdm2setup/g...source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gdm2setup/g...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
My apologies! I just noticed that the command is not correct. You should type this:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gdm2setup/gdm2setup
On my page the words add and apt are switched.
I just edited the line, it should work now!

Last edited by nomko; 01-11-2012 at 09:58 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
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Nomko:

I still get this when I run apt-get update after adding that ppa repository. I think this just isn't available for natty. Possibly there was a change between 10.10 and 11.04 (natty), possibly due the the configuration moving from something under /etc/gdm to a Gnome 2 database (which it is in Natty). (But it still isn't lightdm yet). Error messages again, when running apt-get update:

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gdm2setup/g...source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gdm2setup/g...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

Looking at the PPA, I see

Index of /gdm2setup/gdm2setup/ubuntu/dists
[ICO] Name Last modified Size
[DIR] Parent Directory -
[DIR] karmic/ 11-Feb-2011 21:51 -
[DIR] lucid/ 11-Feb-2011 21:51 -

So there's no natty version there.

dank u!
 
  


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