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Re: [SOLVED] Re: How to change the style and background of the Squeeze login screen?

On 2011-03-24, Rick Thomas <rbthomas@pobox.com> wrote:

> 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,  
> fast-user-switch-applet.
> The display will look like this:
>> Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] .
>> The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
>>     Remove the following packages:
>> 1)     gdm3
>>     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!

You should get the same result if you install in one shot:

	aptitude install gdm fast-user-switch-applet

Liam O'Toole
Cork, Ireland

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