Articles Tagged lightdm

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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Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager

Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle user sessions, with a new GUI front-end to the login experience called Slick Greeter.

30 April 2017
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Linux Mint May Switch to LightDM Login Screen

Linux Mint 18.2 may ship with LightDM and Unity Greeter by default, replacing the current MDM login screen.

30 March 2017

Keyboard Shortcuts Added to LightDM GTK Greeter 1.8.4

We last wrote about LightDM GTK Greeter, the login screen used in many Linux distributions, most notably Xubuntu, back in January — a veritable eon in development terms.

14 April 2014
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Meet The Slick New Unity Lock Screen Coming to Ubuntu 14.04

How long have you wanted Ubuntu's login screen to also handle lock screen duties? A while? Well, the wait will be over soon!

11 March 2014
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More Themeing Options Added to LightDM GTK+ Greeter

Fake transparency support for widgets and session selector badges are just two of improvements to arrive in the latest update to the LightDM GTK+ Greeter.

24 January 2014

LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.7 Adds Custom Window Placing, Avatar Options

LightDM GTK+ Greeter, the login-screen used in Lubuntu and Xubuntu, has gained support for custom dialog window placing in its latest update.

29 December 2013

Ubuntu 13.04 Login Screen Gets Minor Tweaks

Support for timed login is amongst recent minor changes made to Ubuntu 13.04's login screen.

7 January 2013

[How To] Login to Steam Big Picture Mode in Ubuntu

Ubuntu gamers wanting to get right to action with Steam can now do so straight from the login screen. Steam-login runs nothing Steam's Big Picture Mode. No fuss, no frills, just Steam.

14 November 2012
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Ubuntu 12.10 Login Screen Adds Remote Desktop Access

Support for Remote Desktop Logins directly from the login screen has been enabled in Ubuntu 12.10. The feature will allow you to enter a full-screen remote login without needing to login to Ubuntu itself, or install additional apps. It all happens 'out of the box'.

12 September 2012

Ubuntu Login Screen Updates with Minor Visual Tweaks in 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 has updated the Unity Greeter – aka login screen – with some minor visual tweaks. None of the changes are drastic, and for many will be barely noticeable. The changes, or ‘finesse’, are subtle and incremental improvements to the padding, styling and alignment of items on greeter.

30 August 2012
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Login Screen, Software Center, Ubuntu One Changes Land in Ubuntu 12.04

Today saw the User Interface Freeze for Ubuntu 12.04 take effect, the point past which no major changes can be made to the appearance of applications and/or features. As a result of this, a last […]

23 February 2012