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 Post subject: [One][Ice][Two] Change the login screen background
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Class: Personalizing the log in screen
Difficulty: Minor editing to text files
Time: Just a few minutes
Desirability: Customizing your log in screen

For those of you who really want to make Peppermint your own here is a quick guide explaining how to change the background that appears at the login screen.

Start by opening a terminal (ctl+alt+T).

Type in the following to open the lxdm config file that tells the login screen what image to use.

Peppermint One:
Code:
gksudo leafpad /etc/xdg/peppermint/lxdm/lxdm.conf

Peppermint Ice:
Code:
gksudo leafpad /etc/xdg/peppermint-ice/lxdm/lxdm.conf


Press enter and enter your password when prompted.

This will open the config file which should look similar to this. We will be editing the line that is highlighted.

Image

I will be replacing the default image with the image that I have set as my background.

If your image is not in the same directory as the default you can change the path as required (I find it less confusing to just put my desired image in the same directory and change the file name).

Image

At this point you need to save the file in leafpad either from the menu or (ctl+S). And close the file.

Now next time you see the login screen it should be custom.

Image

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