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    LightDM is black and ugly

    guys how do i fix my LightDM login, background is black and the rest looks like its a windows 95 thing, original install was lubuntu 13.04 then i installed ubuntu through terminal.
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    Re: LightDM is black and ugly

    dude, how did you get your post count so high without learning anything?my apologies! that was uncalled for.
    how about 'man lightdm' - there's config files which tell it which theme to use.
    also, what's "installed ubuntu through terminal" supposed to mean
    Last edited by ohnonot; May 24th, 2013 at 07:34 PM.

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    Re: LightDM is black and ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by ohnonot View Post
    dude, how did you get your post count so high without learning anything?
    how about 'man lightdm' - there's config files which tell it which theme to use.
    also, what's "installed ubuntu through terminal" supposed to mean?
    lol never take stats serious...... can u tell me which commands to use
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    Re: LightDM is black and ugly

    We cannot help you until you tell us what you mean by "installed Ubuntu through terminal". That's as specific as saying "I ate something blue and then my stomach hurt". Which packages did you install? Which settings did you change?
    Last edited by galgalesh; May 24th, 2013 at 12:34 PM.

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    Re: LightDM is black and ugly

    the install was lubuntu then in terminal I did sudo apt-get ubuntu-desktop
    Monitor: LG flatron w1954s 22", mobo: G31-m7 series, CPU: Intel LGA 775 Intel core duo 2 2,66GHZ, RAM: 3GB, GPU: ATI Radeom HD 2400, Storage: 500GB SATA and 80GB IDE, Windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu

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    Re: LightDM is black and ugly

    First, the background of the login screen should look like the wallpaper of the user that is selected. If no user is selected, the default wallpaper is chosen.

    Are you sure you switched to lightdm? You can switch to lightdm by running
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
    After that choose "lightdm" as window manager.

    If that doens't help, maybe removing lubuntu-dekstop helps..

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    Re: LightDM is black and ugly

    thanks will try that
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    Re: LightDM is black and ugly

    Lightdm login screens are controlled by these files, depending on if you installed ubuntu or a variant of it
    /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
    /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu.conf


    it can be changed by editing this file (line 2)
    /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
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