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

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

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

  4. 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

    • 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.

      thnx

  5. 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.

    thnx

  6. 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
    gnome-settings-daemon.desktop

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

    • 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”.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

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

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

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

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