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#1 2021-02-22 22:10:54

Freakzz
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Registered: 2020-12-01
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[SOLVED] LightDM won't set background image.

Hello everyone,

as the title indicates, whenever lightdm starts the background is black, even though I have changed the path in greeter conf to the image I want to have as my login background. I tried running it with `lightdm --test-mode` and it sorta worked. I couldnt really move my mouse on that window or type but the background was there. So I'm assuming it has to do with permissions.. or maybe I'm wrong idk

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#2 2021-02-22 22:18:54

seth
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Re: [SOLVED] LightDM won't set background image.

Well… did you check the permissions on the file and the path you've to traverse to get there?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Li … ges/colors

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#3 2021-02-22 23:29:11

kermit63
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Re: [SOLVED] LightDM won't set background image.

I had the same problem. In my case, I noticed that background images stored in /usr/share/backgrounds work but images stored in my home directory don't. My solution was to move target images to the /usr/share/backgrounds/ folder, then change the config to point to that location.

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#4 2021-02-23 14:05:45

Freakzz
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Re: [SOLVED] LightDM won't set background image.

kermit63 wrote:

I had the same problem. In my case, I noticed that background images stored in /usr/share/backgrounds work but images stored in my home directory don't. My solution was to move target images to the /usr/share/backgrounds/ folder, then change the config to point to that location.

This worked. Thanks!!


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#5 2021-02-23 14:08:18

Freakzz
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Re: [SOLVED] LightDM won't set background image.

Also another question. I saw a bunch of configuration options commented in gtk-greeter for lightdm. Do I just simply uncomment them or do I type them in [greeter] and then configure them?


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#6 2021-02-23 22:56:55

kermit63
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Re: [SOLVED] LightDM won't set background image.

Both options can work. You can opt for the former if you want to preserve the default.

If you're not comfortable editing config files, you can just install and use the GUI lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings instead.

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