More posts about “gdm”

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Use GDM Settings to Customise Ubuntu’s Login Screen

Ubuntu, like other Linux distributions uses the GNOME Display Manager (GDM) as its, well, display manager, though most of us tend to think of or refer to it as the login screen. To customise the […]

17 November 2023
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A Promising New GNOME Login Screen Tweak Tool Appears

GDM Settings is a new GTK app for configuring the GNOME login screen from a simple GUI, with options to change background, font, top bar items, and more.

28 February 2022

How to Change Ubuntu’s Login Screen Background

Want to change Ubuntu's login screen background? I walk through the steps for changing GDM background to a solid colour, gradient, or custom image.

21 January 2022

Meet the Improved Ubuntu 17.10 Login Screen

As releases go, Ubuntu 17.10 is going be defined by the huge number of changes it makes — and that includes changes to the default login screen. Making a wholesale switch to GNOME for Ubuntu 17.10 […]

4 September 2017

GDM to Replace LightDM in Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu is switching to GDM as the default display manager for both Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. GDM will replace LightDM and the Unity Greeter.

7 June 2017
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‘LightDM’ to replace GDM login screen in Ubuntu 11.10

'LightDM' will replace the standard 'GDM' login experience for Ubuntu 11.10, based on a decision taken today at the Ubuntu Developer Summit.

12 May 2011
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Download the default user avatars for Chrome OS

Do you use a 'picture' for your user account? Most don't, but I find that it makes using Ubuntu a weeny bit more personable at log-in time. Ubuntu ships with a healthy heap of choices, but if they don't do it for you the following avatars, bound for Chrome OS and uncovered by the folks over at Chrome OS Story, just might.

8 May 2011
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Small tool to change the login window appearance

Easily configure the GDM - 'login manager' to the rest of us - with this a simple tool.

11 November 2010
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Login to Ubuntu using your face [Updated with PPA]

Facial recognition software may be nothing new but did you know you can use your webcam to log in to your Ubuntu desktop? Logging in to Ubuntu with nothing more than a smile is possible using the pam-face-authentication utility which was specifically designed for regular everyday users to use.

27 September 2010
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GDM2Setup Lets You Customize Your Karmic Login Screen

One complaint many users had when upgrading to Karmic was the loss of a GDM (login screen) setup tool to easily tweak the appearance of the login screen. Versions prior to Karmic allowed you to […]

24 February 2010
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Karmic GDM Gets New Glowy Icons

Karmic’s GDM received some small updates today that brought with them a new HumanLoginIcon set full of beautiful glowing icons – much more akin to the mock-up than the previous humanity icons used in it’s […]

7 October 2009
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How To Customize The New GDM In Karmic

Karmic’s new GDM isn’t as customizable as the previous version due to a complete re-write from the ground up. Just take a look at the login preferences screen from Jaunty: – and this is the […]

2 October 2009