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.
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.
Linux Mint 18.2 may ship with LightDM and Unity Greeter by default, replacing the current MDM login screen.
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.
How long have you wanted Ubuntu's login screen to also handle lock screen duties? A while? Well, the wait will be over soon!
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.
LightDM GTK+ Greeter, the login-screen used in Lubuntu and Xubuntu, has gained support for custom dialog window placing in its latest update.
Support for timed login is amongst recent minor changes made to Ubuntu 13.04's login screen.
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.
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'.
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.
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 […]