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    Change Login Screen

    After many years running ubuntu on my IBM R50 laptop and IBM NetVista desktop, I decided that I needed to move toward something that requires less machine. So far, I feel that lubuntu is my answer.

    After using lubuntu since the 11.10 release came out, I only have two issues that are bugging me about this ubuntu variant. The first and probably the simplest, is that I cannot find a way to have the NumLock on when I log in. (To be honest, I haven't spent much time trying to find an answer.)

    The second, is that I REALLY would like to change the background of the login screen to the boot splash screen, which is a lot more pleasant to my eyes. Also, I would really like to minimize, or eliminate, the "session" bar at the bottom of the login screen.

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    Re: Change Login Screen

    I can only answer this part of the question:

    I REALLY would like to change the background of the login screen
    You need to edit /etc/lxdm/default.conf file and add the path to your wallpaper:

    Code:
    ## background of the greeter
    bg=/usr/share/lubuntu/wallpapers/wall_1024x768.png
    I changed it too with the wallpaper from natty named wall_1024x768.png.
    I'm not sure about the path to boot splash screen.

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    Re: Change Login Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalt2010 View Post
    After many years running ubuntu on my IBM R50 laptop and IBM NetVista desktop, I decided that I needed to move toward something that requires less machine. So far, I feel that lubuntu is my answer.
    Hello and Welcome

    Thank you for choosing and using Lubuntu. What a great choice

    The first and probably the simplest, is that I cannot find a way to have the NumLock on when I log in. (To be honest, I haven't spent much time trying to find an answer.)
    From LXTerminal:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install numlockx
    However, note that the NumLock will be ON after you login.

    The second, is that I REALLY would like to change the background of the login screen to the boot splash screen, which is a lot more pleasant to my eyes.
    You want to change the Login Wallpaper to the same Boot Splash Wallpaper?

    Also, I would really like to minimize, or eliminate, the "session" bar at the bottom of the login screen.
    I'm sorry, not sure what you mean?

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    Re: Change Login Screen

    To remove session bar, try editing the default.conf file and setting 0 instead of the default 1:

    Code:
    ## if show bottom pane
    bottom_pane=0

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    Re: Change Login Screen

    Login Wallpaper:




    You need to be Root to edit that file.
    From PCManFM, go to Tools > Open current folder as Root

    Copy the wallpapers you want to use and place them on the folder as shown above.

    I had set this previously:





    I used Plymouth Manager to change the Boot Splash Screen.

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    Thanks for all the quick responses.

    :kalehrl -
    You need to edit /etc/lxdm/default.conf file and add the path to your wallpaper:
    Code:
    ## background of the greeter
    bg=/usr/share/lubuntu/wallpapers/wall_1024x768.png
    I tried a .jpg file and the greeter froze. I will have to find a .png that I like.

    To remove session bar, try editing the default.conf file and setting 0 instead of the default 1:
    Code:
    ## if show bottom pane
    bottom_pane=0
    only changed the opaqueness of the session bar, it did not remove the 'desktop' and 'language' selections.

    :amjjawad -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install numlockx
    worked well for having the numlock 'on' when I logon to my session.

    I don't have any of the files in your themes folder.

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    Re: Change Login Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalt2010 View Post

    :kalehrl - I tried a .jpg file and the greeter froze. I will have to find a .png that I like.


    I don't have any of the files in your themes folder.
    1.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gimp
    Open the offending image in GIMP, and save it again as a PNG. This is probably not the most efficient method, but it's fairly easy. Although I doubt it is the image format.

    2. Download some pictures that you like, then:

    Code:
    sudo cp ~/Whereyouputthepictures/image1.jpg /usr/share/lxdm/themes/Lubuntu/
    sudo cp ~/sameplaceagain/image2.png /usr/share/lxdm/themes/Lubuntu
    And good choice.
    Last edited by MG&TL; October 30th, 2011 at 12:28 AM.

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    Re: Change Login Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGalt2010 View Post
    :amjjawad -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install numlockx
    worked well for having the numlock 'on' when I logon to my session.
    Glad to know that

    I don't have any of the files in your themes folder.
    I know, that's why I mentioned you need to copy and paste your wallpapers that you want to use in that directory (folder).

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    Re: Change Login Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by MG&TL View Post
    1.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gimp
    Open the offending image in GIMP, and save it again as a PNG. This is probably not the most efficient method, but it's fairly easy. Although I doubt it is the image format.

    2. Download some pictures that you like, then:

    Code:
    sudo cp ~/Whereyouputthepictures/image1.jpg /usr/share/lxdm/themes/Lubuntu/
    sudo cp ~/sameplaceagain/image2.png /usr/share/lxdm/themes/Lubuntu
    And good choice.
    OR ... just install "shotwell"
    You can crop and save as another type.

    BOTH JPG and PNG file types will work. Lubuntu original login wallpaper is PNG.

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    Re: Change Login Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    OR ... just install "shotwell"
    You can crop and save as another type.

    BOTH JPG and PNG file types will work. Lubuntu original login wallpaper is PNG.
    ah....never used shotwell...

    That's what I thought. OP, how did it freeze with the JPG?

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