View Full Version : [gnome] How to use lightdm login along side Gnome 3.x?

August 19th, 2012, 11:41 PM
Hello, I recently installed ubuntu 12.04, I didn't really care for the unity setup, so I installed gnome.

This, however, changed my login screen to the gnome login screen, and I have been struggling with how to switch back to the old, pretty, default login screen.

I've tried reinstalling lightdm, replacing unity, everything short of uninstalling gnome, can someone help me?

I just want to change the login screen to lightdm (Or unity, whatever the default for ubuntu 12.04 is) but still use gnome when logged in.


August 20th, 2012, 08:35 AM
Run this command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
and choose lightdm at the choices. Then restart your computer.

August 22nd, 2012, 07:47 PM
Thanks! This worked.