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If you wish to change the background, you can follow these settings:
 
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For LightDM GTK+ greeter edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf:
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{{file|name=/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf|desc=lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf|body=
 
background=/path/to/wallpaper/file.png
 
background=/path/to/wallpaper/file.png
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LightDM should display on reboot, which you may want to do now.  
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LightDM should display on reboot, which you may want to do now.
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###i## reboot
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Revision as of 03:29, June 28, 2015

Lightdm

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Lightdm is a light display manager. It's an excellent alternative to gdm, & kdm. Lightdm is used in conjunction with Package:XDM (Display Manager).

Install

# emerge lightdm

Configuration

Lightdm is configured with /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, and /etc/conf.d/xdm. By default, lightdm ships with lightdm-gtk-greeter which is controlled by /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf


You'll need to edit the folloing file to tell the system which display manager to use. Change the xdm file to the following:

/etc/conf.d/xdm - xdm configuration to use lightdm
DISPLAYMANAGER="lightdm"

If you want the user to type in the username, you can set these options.

/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf - to make users manually enter the user name
[SeatDefaults]
greeter-hide-users=true
greeter-show-manual-login=true

Greeters

LightDM will be pretty useless for graphical logins with out the addition of a greeter for it.

For GTK fans:

# emerge x11-misc/lightdm-gtk-greeter

for KDE fans:

# emerge x11-misc/lightdm-kde

To start LightDM on boot, add dbus & xdm to the default runlevel. dbus may already be added.

# rc-update add xdm default
#rc-update add dbus default

If you wish to change the background, you can follow these settings:

For LightDM GTK+ greeter edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf:

/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf - lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
background=/path/to/wallpaper/file.png

LightDM should display on reboot, which you may want to do now.

# reboot