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Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 4th Edition by Phil Bull, Rickford Grant

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Project 8D: Changing Your Login Screen

There's always a holdout. You may have gotten your desktop and windows looking just the way you like, but the screen that's displayed when you log in hasn't changed one bit—it's still the same old default theme, with the same old default background. It's time to give it a makeover.

The login screen, also known as the greeter, is shown to everyone who has a user account on your computer, so you might want to check with others before making some of the following cosmetic changes. If you're the only person who uses the computer, then ask yourself for permission and carry on.

8D-1: Beautifying the Login Screen

The software that displays the login screen is called GDM, and it has its own hidden user account on your ...

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