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Old 02-28-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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A grey box for my login screen

Check out: The login screen that I want or that I originally had is the first pic on that post. My problem is that instead of the black background for the user logins, I have a grey background with a Computer logo instead of the ubuntu logo.

I already tried changing it using:
System->Preferences->Login screen setting

Following the above post, I thought that I could be able to change the GDM config screen to fit the old types, so I followed the instructions. Unfortunately, I got a few errors and I wasn't able to change the background. Here are the errors that I received: (within quotes)
"** (gnome-control-center:19640): WARNING **:
error raised: [libslab_get_gconf_value: error getting /desktop/gnome/applications/main-menu/lock-down/user_modifiable_apps]

** (gnome-control-center:19640): WARNING **:
error raised: [load_xbel_store: couldn't load bookmark file [NULL]

** (gnome-control-center:19640): WARNING **: get_actions_list() - PROBLEM - Can't load gtk-theme-selector.desktop

** (gnome-control-center:19640): WARNING **: get_actions_list() - PROBLEM - Can't load gnome-cups-manager.desktop"
Then the cursor just blinks. I don't see a prompt or anything. When I press <Alt> + <F7>, the "Login Screen" settings are still the same.

I only have a Linux installation on my desktop. So, there is no dual boot with Windows. It's just Ubuntu 9.10 installation. The following is what I retrieved from using a session through LiveCD.
 sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x7a227a22

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 23971 192547026 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 23972 24321 2811375 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 23972 24321 2811343+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
Any idea what might be causing this?

Old 03-02-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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You should be able to safely ignore those errors and move on to the display screen with ctrl+alt+f7. Your preferences window should be open and by selecting appearances, you can select a background or change font, etc. The configuration is still fairly limited.

There are also a number of videos on youtube regarding gdm2. Some offer a ultility called gdm-setup, a graphical configurations tool for gdm2, and others go into more detail about how to use the method you are currently trying.

Last edited by spiderbatdad; 03-02-2010 at 09:48 AM.


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