Changing Gnome Display Manager-Option 2
Back to the ugliness of the latest offering of Gnome Display Manager..yes, it's still hideous. In a previous tutorial I showed you how to hack the GDM and change it somewhat to where it looks miles better, even though it's not a perfect solution. In this very simple tutorial, I am going to show you what I learned at UbuntuGeek today. I would like to thank Ubuntu Geek for this wonderful tutorial and the GDM2setup team at Launchpad.net for this package.
The package is called GDM2Setup and here is how you get it. No, it is not in the repos as of this post. So you are going to put it there!
1. Open a terminal.
2. Type the following line: (Remember, the squares represent a space between letters or words!! They are squares on my web browser. If you see some funky symbol instead of an open square, it represents a space. I do this because sometimes it's hard for me to tell in someone's tutorial whether or not a space is present between words)
(This was where I was prompted to enter my password)
You're done! You can now find this awesome package in the Administration section of your menu! And it will update!! (Is anyone else drooling??)
Again, thanks go to Ubuntu Geek for this marvelous tutorial and the members of the GDM2Setup Team for this awesome package. Whoever you are, you are my hero and have my undying devotion.
NOTE: There is a bug that prevents some users (including Linux Mint users) from being able to select a different wallpaper. One user reported that the following fix worked for them and it did for me as well. The fix is taken from the comments on the bug as reported on Launchpad.
"wobblybob wrote on 2010-04-10: #1
now solved this problem, my new Lucid install did not create the folder /usr/share/images/xsplash so I created an xsplash folder within /usr/share/images/ and the wallpaper selection now works!"