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  1. You cannot currently enable a new wallpaper. You can select a wallpaper, click OK and nothing happens – click Cancel and nothing happens. The only option is to close the dialog with the window controls.

  2. yes, but when you login again, you`ll see the wallpaper changed

  3. Same here, on linuxmint 9 (ubuntu 10.04) , can't change the login image. :(

  4. Nice read. Thanx

  5. Installed it. Tried to change login back round, but no response when click OK. End up having to close the app;ication window. Rebooted,but no change on the login screen back round. So,I un-installed it. I've tried GDM2 3 times now. Too bad it's not working! It looks like a really good idea though.

  6. I am unable to get this, in the Terminal I get:
    nick@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gdm2setup/gdm2setup
    [sudo] password for nick:
    Error reading https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~gdm2setup/+archi… <urlopen error [Errno -2] Name or service not known>

    Oh and also http://maketecheasier.com/change-login-and-boot… I am unable to change my boot screen using that. It does not show up even though it is there it says Mac4Lin_Wallpaper2.jpg but the background just turns purple.

    Thanks

  7. Found some problems:
    (1) In the version in the Repository (as of 2010/09/2), the file gdm2gconf.py has some typos around line 42 in Class GDM2Theme. There may be other – read on.
    * File contains DBUG, should be DEBUG
    * All file names in lines 44-47 are prefixed by the letter “u”.
    Fixing that and re-executing results in the Login screen having the selected background.
    (2) Alas, it looks like setting Themes and/or the Desktop backgrounds for new users does not work – more debug needed. Theme and background remain their [expletive deleted] defaults.

    My $0.02…

  8. Possible solution… I opened a terminal session and did a “sudo gdm2setup”. Then as I navigated normally in gdm2setup to change the background I noticed an error on the terminal session stating that there was “no such file or directory” for “/usr/share/images/xsplash/bg.jpg”. So I went looking in “/usr/share/images” and noticed that the folder “xsplash” did not exist. I did a “mkdir xsplash”. Then “cd xsplash”. Then “touch bg.jpg” to create the bg.jpg file. Then I opened gdm2setup normally from the Administration Menu and I was able to change the background image.

    1. I can confirm this latest suggestion to correct the oversight of creating the xsplash directory under /usr/share/images.

    2. I can second that the fix worked if such confirmation is needed. Also, thanks for the program. It is a huge improvement over the current manager and I can see that with continued development it will become better than the old one.

    3.  Ok man, works perfectly. Thanks. Mae

  9. http://ubuntuforums.org/sehowthread.php?t=1518827 use this link to rectify the login screen problem …here is simple step by step guide

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