Change Login Screen in Ubuntu 11.04

Another tweak with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal , now to change the logon back ground , with out any other software/package[like compfiz] to download /install .If not satisfied with default login screen appearance try this.On applying this tweak you will be able change the theme, the background image and the font of logon screen and see the effect at once. To try this trick out Perform The following Steps

  1. Open up your terminal and type/paste following command
    sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop  /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow

What we here doing is that copy the “Appearence” settings from application folder to the LoginWindow folder there by creating an autostart of “Appearence” settings at logon prompt.Log out current session, then you will see this Appearance Preferences window at login screen:

Now, make changes  that suits you and then login back. Then run this command to remove previous window while at login screen:
sudo unlink  /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop
or try below .

  1. Open up Terminal
  2. Type gksudo nautilus

After launching Filemanager with all permissions navigate to /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow and delete “Appearance”.Related Articles “Change Ubuntu 11.04 Background Grub  Boot screen”.

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Posted on June 28, 2011, in Linux, Tips'n'Tricks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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