[LightDM] Changing the appearance of the login box
robert.ancell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 17:11:20 PST 2012
LightDM runs different 'greeters' to provide the user interface.
You're probably referring to the default GTK+ greeter .
You have a number of options here:
- You can write your own greeter that has the UI set up as you like.
- You can fork/patch the GTK greeter to have the changes you want.
- You can modify the GTK greeter to have the changes you want. This
greeter is being used by a few projects but it's not being actively
developed. (It was intended to be just an example). New contributors
would be very welcome, you just need to check if the users generally
agree on the same direction.
- You can switch to another greeter. LXDE worked on the GtkBuilder
based greeter  which can be reconfigured using a GtkBuilder file.
There's also a webkit base greeter  which is being used by the
Elementary project. There's also two Qt greeters  .
On 11 February 2012 06:28, Jason Hsu <jhsu802701 at jasonhsu.com> wrote:
> I'm the founder and lead developer of the lightweight Linux distro Swift Linux. I'm currently in the process of switching from the old antiX Linux base to the new Linux Mint Debian Edition base.
> The new Swift Linux will be using LightDM instead of SLiM. I've found that replacing LMDE's default GDM display manager with SLiM disables many functions (like audio). Restoring these functions means messing around with groups and permissions. Like GDM, LightDM enables these functions. However, LightDM is substantially lighter than GDM. Given that Swift Linux needs to fit on a CD without sacrificing LibreOffice, every MB counts.
> What I miss from SLiM is the better-looking login box. The default login box of LightDM is ugly.
> How do I change the appearance of the login box? I'd like to make it translucent, shrink the session box, and eliminate the icon and the computer name from the display.
> Jason Hsu <jhsu802701 at jasonhsu.com>
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