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    Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    For some reason my login screen background will not change. I tried with Ubuntu Tweak and Simple Lightdm Manager. I set the background with these programs and when I log out the background remains the default one. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    Last edited by heshoots67; January 19th, 2012 at 02:57 AM.

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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    Is your wallpaper located in an unmounted partition??

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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by heshoots67 View Post
    As I said in my first post, I tried that program and it didn't work.

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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by sarin_cv View Post
    Is your wallpaper located in an unmounted partition??

    It's located on the partition I'm booted from.

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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    What does 'gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf' indicate as your background? I usually change it there.
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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Xgen View Post
    What does 'gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf' indicate as your background? I usually change it there.
    It indicates the background I selected with Ubuntu Tweak and Lightdm Manager but thats not the background that shows up when I log out or in. The default background still shows.

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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    Anything relevant in the log file (/var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log)?

    Is the image accessible (e.g. not in encrypted home directory, viewable by all)?

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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    I managed to change the background with Simple Lightdm Manager finally. I had been in Gnome Shell when I was trying unsuccessfully. I tried logging into Unity and then setting the background with Simple Lightdm Manager and it worked. Don't know why it wouldn't work in Gnome Shell.
    Last edited by Anthony A; January 19th, 2012 at 08:27 PM.

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    Re: Cannot change login screen background in 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Toz View Post
    Anything relevant in the log file (/var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log)?

    Is the image accessible (e.g. not in encrypted home directory, viewable by all)?
    Yes the image is accessible. The log is rather lengthy.

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