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  1. Bill Wright
    March 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    There is no suck “Local”, “Style”, Themed” options in the “System -> Admin -> Login Screen” in Ubuntu 9.10. How does one change the login screen in it?

  2. SC
    March 7, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    That is all very nice but when I follow your instructions: System Menu -> Admin -> Login Screen (not “window”). I do not get any of the options you describe. There are no tabs on the window.

  3. jason
    March 8, 2010 at 4:55 am

    I read over the post on changing the log in screen. I think the instructions cited are for Ubuntu 9.04 and older versions.
    starting in the 9.10 version of Ubuntu (the most current one) the log in window can only be changed via a complex set of steps that essentially installs a second (older) version of the GDM (Gnome Display Manager) log in screen.

    I’ve been using Ubuntu since the Dapper days (like 4+ years ago) and think I’m fairly able to do many things in Ubuntu. Yet I finally found instructions on changing the log in screen and found them overly complex and risky…

    Much as I hate to say it, I think it’s safest to just leave the boring log in screen as is 😦

  4. Bahra
    March 8, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Customizing the login USED to be possible in older Ubuntu’s versions. It is not possible anymore since version Karmic Koala, october 2009 !

  5. 509
    March 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    In 9.04 you could do that but it’s a no-no in 9.10.

  6. April 3, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Hi well the option to change the login screen was great in Jaunty jackalope. But with the current version that option isnt there. There is no use playing around with the gdm and gdm 2.20 display managers since thats legacy (gdm 2.20) for karmic. So let us just hope the next version has something on this..

  7. Splifftor
    April 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    if u want to change the login screen in ubuntu 9.1 here u go: (doesn’t work for 10.04 however)

    In order to change the XSplash screen in Ubuntu Karmic Koala follow these steps:

    1. Open nautilus as root by typing ‘gksu nautilus’ at the run prompt (Alt + F2).

    2. Download the XSplash archive that you want to use and move the content of the archive to /usr/share/images/xsplash folder.

    Note: Make sure that you take the back up of your current XSplash, by copying the default files to some safe location before copying the new XSplash theme files.

    Once you have installed the new XSplash theme you can check how it looks by typing the following command at the terminal.

    sudo xsplash

    this also enables you to change the throbber etc

  8. tom
    July 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Changing the login screen for 10.04 is murder, however modifying the splash screen is pretty easy:

    System menu-> Preferences-> Art Manager

    You’ll have to satisfy yourself with that I’m afraid… unless you want a whole lot of hassle!

  9. Thijs
    August 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    The art manager isn’t installed in a default Ubunty 10.0.4 system. Installing Ubuntu Tweak however provides the option to change splash screen and logo at login.

  10. ChiJoan
    October 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    How about for Ubuntu Meerkat 10.10? I can’t seen to change it from using the last wallpaper image of a flower and bat, at least I guess that’s what it is. I installed various splash stuff and start-up manager, but I’m still stuck.

    Joan in Reno

  11. Found a way
  1. March 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm
  2. October 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm

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