LightDM is the login manager used in Ubuntu 11.1o. It is a very lightweight login manager. You can make themes for LightDM without much difficulty. You can change the login background or the logo with a very simple programme called “simple LightDM Manager”.
Install Simple LightDM Manager in Ubuntu 11.10
Simple LightDM Manager is written by Claudio. The programme will allow you to change the LightDM background and logo from a gui interface. Just select a picture from your computer and set it as the background of the login screen.
To install, Simple LightDM Manager in your ubuntu 11.10 just open a terminal [Ctrl+Alt+T] and execute the following commands
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:claudiocn/slm sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install simple-lightdm-manager
Change the Login Screen Background in Ubuntu 11.10
You can directly edit the unity-greeter.conf file to change the login screen background or logo. The file is located in /etc/lightdm directory. To edit the file you need root permission.
Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and type the command (to manually edit the lightDM configuration file) –
sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf
Then a new window will appear, where you need to provide the path for the background image.
then save and exit. Be cafefull the path must be correct and the file have a read permission other wise LightDM will crash.
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