[SOLVED] Re: How to change the style and background of the Squeeze login screen?
On Mar 23, 2011, at 2:25 AM, Rick Thomas wrote:
I tried installing gdm, which (as expected) wanted to replace gdm3
(which was fine with me) but it also wanted to delete a *whole*
*bunch* of other stuff as well. I have no idea if I need that other
stuff -- or am I just as well off without it?
Is there some easy way I can get my login screen options back?
Easy is a relative thing.
Here's the trick:
aptitude install gdm
It will ask you if you want to remove gnome and gnome-desktop-
environment as well as gdm3. If you answer "yes" it will give you a
whole bunch of packages that will become newly "unneeded". This is
not what you wanted -- at least it's not what *I* wanted. It will
then ask if you want to "Accept this solution?". Do not answer "y";
do not answer "n"; instead answer "." (that's right, just the "period"
character.) It will then offer another solution, which is also not
good. Keep answering "." until you get to a solution that just wants
to remove gdm3, nothing else, and offers to install the one package,
The display will look like this:
Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] .
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
Remove the following packages:
Install the following packages:
2) fast-user-switch-applet [2.24.0-6 (stable)]
Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?]
Now answer "y". All will be well and after a reboot you will get the
familiar gdm login screen with the "Actions" option that allows you to
set themes and color-schemes.
Ahhhh! *So* much better!