[ubuntu-uk] Login background

Andres Muniz andresmp at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 19:10:31 UTC 2012


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> 
> On 11/08/12 01:26, Andres Muniz wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > I had not see this before because the login screen is basically dark
> > > purple with black text, with only the login box really standing out.
> > > 
> > > I tried to change the login background but so far failed to get it to
> > > see a new image.
> > > 
> > > 
> > might be very basic answer but i have found that for 12.04 (not 
> > studio) the login background is linked to the desktop background. 
> > Unless you choose a picture outside of the default images offered. In 
> > which case I seem to recall it defaults to a particular background 
> > different from your desktop background.
> > 
> > Last i checked I still had the small font problem and the unable to 
> > shutdown if other user is logged in problem (and gives no feedback as 
> > to why or how).
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> I entered this in the terminal:
> 
> sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf
> 
> and in the section under [greeter] changed the filepath after background=
> 
> It had another file referenced there which was from an earlier version 
> of Ubuntu.
> 
> Changing the image filepath to an existing image I wanted to use did 
> nothing, I still have the dark background at login.
> 
> My username, the Samba user and Guest login names are all in white and 
> visible. The icons top right are hard to see, and when I click the 
> button next to the login box to set the desktop environment I want, the 
> text is black against the dark background and only visible when one is 
> highlighted with a white background.
> 
> 
> So how can I get the login background changed to something else which
> works?
> 
> David K
> 

hi david,
sorry but this is out of my knowledge. Last time I wanted to change the image all I did was find the image that it was refering and changed the image for mine keeping the same name (not the path in config file). Not as elegant but the same thing. I tried to keep the same size and resolution so it wouldn't get confused. 

But your comments seems that it is a bit more in depth: could doing an apt-get install/update on the package that handles that work?
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