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Old 12-06-2009, 04:06 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 9.10 Login screen

Is there a way to change the login screen anymore? i remember in when i used ubuntu 8.10 it had GDM and it was all good. I cant seem to find it in 9.10
Old 12-06-2009, 04:11 AM   #2
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dranas, you mean gdm themes? No. Its not related to distro but the gdm code, if I'm not mistaken. Gnome guys for some reason think nobody can be more creative than themselves. X(

By chance you come across a method to change, please share here. Me too dying to change the login screen.
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There are a couple of choices. One is to install gdm.2.20 (the old gdm)
sudo apt-get install gdm-2.20
cd /etc/gdm
sed ’s|X11R6/||’ gdm.conf >/tmp/gdm.conf
mv /tmp/gdm.conf .
During the install of gdm-2.20 you'll be asked to choose which one to run. The remaining commands edit the file to replace instances of /X11R6/bin with just /bin ( a bug filed with launchpad regarding installing the previous version. Anyway, after the above you're back to being able to use favorite old themes from gnomelook, etc. And the old login window options

The other choice is to learn to configure the new gdm. There is information out there. For example this blog: This method gives limited results like changing the background image

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Do you mean Administration > Login screen?


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