1. It's possible with ubuntu-tweak. there is a option to change the background of login screen. it worked for me.

  2. Oh plz , for Ubuntu USERS , add the PPA GDM2SEtup


    And install it :=)

  3. Ubuntu tweak can change the login screen, but not the boot screen. I tried it and it doesn't work.

  4. Thanks for the recommendation, I guess I have missed it.

  5. Ubuntu tweak can change the login screen, but not the boot screen. I tried it and it doesn't work.

  6. after you change the splash screen setting you need to do this
    sudo update-initramfs -u

    this is so the splash screen will show other wise your old screen will show up

  7. Thanks. Updated the article.

  8. How do we change it back to the default?

  9. I only want to know where I can get that sexy beach wallpaper of yours?

  10. Step by step instruction to completely change your boot image : http://unlimblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/changing-…

  11. I had a problem with low-res ubuntu resolution for the plymouth screen, but this site helped me fix it:


  12. worked for me. Thanks!

  13. Nice …. thank you for this little how-to !!! Worked for me in Linux Mint.

    1. hi there.. did u have to do any additional step for linuxmint? i can only see the plymouth thing upon system shutdown, not at start.


  14. thanks, it worked for me too

  15. This was very helpful! Thank you! Both tweaks worked fine in Ubuntu 10.04!

  16. It stucks on the boot screen! IT DOESN’T WORKS FOR UBUNTU 10.04!!!!!

  17. Hi..
    Do u guys know where this config gets written? i want to [try to] make the background to change randomly, so i figure that making a script rewriting the specific background entry might work.


  18. Worked for me in LM10. Thanks!

  19. Hi, thanks for the guide:)

    I managed to change the login background, but the step where I write:
    sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop
    doesn’t work for me, so I’m stuck with the appearance-selector when I want to log in (I’m using ubuntu 10.10, so I guess there have been some small changes since this guide was made). Anyway, do you have any ideas on how I might solve it? Listing the contents of the /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/ directory in case it helps:)

    at-spi-registryd-wrapper.desktop libcanberra-ready-sound.desktop
    gdm-simple-greeter.desktop metacity.desktop
    gnome-mag.desktop onboard.desktop
    gnome-power-manager.desktop orca-screen-reader.desktop

    1. Woops, now it seems to have disappeared after all:) So disregard my previous post.
      Thanks again:)

  20. worked for me, ubuntu 10.10
    thank you ~

  21. how to remove backgrounds that you have added from the usr directory??

    1. Use the above steps to first change the background. Next, open your Nautilus (as root) and navigate to the wallpaper folder and delete the wallpaper, if that is what you mean by “remove”.

  22. thanks buddy……… using Lucid Lynx

  23. great its work on linux mint 10…. thanx buddy!!!!!!!!!

  24. i’ve lost my login text on 10.10 and 11.04 after cp or linking it to login boot, its appears as square fonts… any help?

    1. you have to have utf-8 fonts installed or you just get block text.

  25. worked thanks

  26. It’s not working for me. I’m using Ubuntu 10.10.
    Every time I add my image, which is a .jpg, a blank screen appears instead of the image.
    Any ideas about fixing this issue will be of great help.

    1. yeah, it has to be a .png of 500K or less.

  27. Tx.  Tried login screen change for 11.04 and works well.

  28. how to change the size of boot screen?

  29. the only problem is that it keeps opening the background settings every time i log in
    how can i stop that?

  30.  Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  31. to stop the appearance set up page from  use the following command.

     sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop

  32. Works well on 10.04LTS Thanks!

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