View Full Version : [ubuntu] 9.10 no login screen setup option?? HELP PLZ

November 14th, 2009, 06:23 PM
i new to this but ive been getting along fine by reading the post on here but i cant find anything about this.....im visually customizing my ubuntu and i seen some talk on customizing the login screen menu but on 9.10 there isnt a login screen setup option. there is a login screen option but it doesnt change the look of the login screen. if you can help me please do.


November 14th, 2009, 08:45 PM
You can do this:

sudo apt-get install gdm-2.20
You will be prompted during the installation to choose a display manager. Choose gdm-2.20
Next edit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf and change any entry of /usr/X11R6/bin/X to /usr/bin/X There are at least 5 instances 1 near the middle and 4 or so near the end of the file. It is good size file. There are other entries youmay wish to uncomment like "AllowGreeterThemeChange" (or such, just keep a look out.)Save the file and reboot. You should be greeted with the old gdm theme and back to the hunky-dory login window configuration utility.

Special thanks to this contributor for filing a bug and work around: http://pitris.info/ubuntu

November 15th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Have a look at this.