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    Change Unity Greeter

    I'm trying to change the login background to a JPG from my Pictures folder. I tried this as lightdm:

    Code:
    gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter draw-user-backgrounds false
    gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter draw-grid false
    gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter background /home/xenoverse/Pictures/image.jpg
    It got rid of the grid but the background itself is still just a solid color. I also tried setting it from Dconf Editor, same thing. How can I make this work?

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    Re: Change Unity Greeter

    I would think that if you wanted to use a picture from your home directory, that you'd have to set the draw-user-background to true.
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    Re: Change Unity Greeter

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    I would think that if you wanted to use a picture from your home directory, that you'd have to set the draw-user-background to true.
    Nope, either way still solid color. Maybe I should move image somewhere else? If so, where?

    EDIT: Tried copying image to /usr/share/backgrounds/ (folder where default Unity Greeter background is located) and set this filepath from Dconf. Also tried clearing the background-color field. Still no luck.
    Last edited by Xenoverse; February 26th, 2013 at 03:47 AM.

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    Re: Change Unity Greeter

    Ok I got it to work. Had to change file permissions (chmod 777) and copy file to usr/share/backgrounds/ then (as lightdm) use gsettings or Dconf to set background.

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