A slick-looking LightDM greeter
- The default configuration is stored in dconf under the schema x.dm.slick-greeter.
- Distributions should set their own defaults using a glib override.
- Users can create and modify /etc/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf, settings in this files take priority and overwrite dconf settings.
A configuration tool is available at https://github.com/linuxmint/lightdm-settings
- Slick-Greeter is cross-distribution and should work pretty much anywhere.
- All panel applets are embedded. No external indicators are launched or loaded by the greeter.
- No settings daemon are launched or loaded by the greeter.
- This greeter supports HiDPI.
- Sessions are validated. If a default/chosen session isn't present on the system, the greeter scans for known sessions in /usr/share/xsessions and replaces the invalid session choice with a valid session.
- You can take a screenshot by pressing PrintScrn. The screenshot is saved in /var/lib/lightdm/Screenshot.png.
- Slick Greeter started as a fork of Unity Greeter 16.04.2, a greeter developed for Ubuntu by Canonical, which used indicators and unity-settings-daemon.
- Debian's lightdm packaging differs from Ubuntu's. To compile under Debian, build-deps have to be changed: liblightdm-gobject-1-dev needs to be removed, and liblightdm-gobject-dev and lightdm-vala have to be added.
Configuration file format for /etc/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf
# LightDM GTK+ Configuration # Available configuration options listed below. # # activate-numlock=Whether to activate numlock. This features requires the installation of numlockx. (true or false) # background=Background file to use, either an image path or a color (e.g. #772953) # background-color=Background color (e.g. #772953), set before wallpaper is seen # draw-user-backgrounds=Whether to draw user backgrounds (true or false) # draw-grid=Whether to draw an overlay grid (true or false) # show-hostname=Whether to show the hostname in the menubar (true or false) # show-power=Whether to show the power indicator in the menubar (true or false) # show-a11y=Whether to show the accessibility options in the menubar (true or false) # show-keyboard=Whether to show the keyboard indicator in the menubar (true or false) # show-clock=Whether to show the clock in the menubar (true or false) # show-quit=Whether to show the quit menu in the menubar (true or false) # logo=Logo file to use # other-monitors-logo=Logo file to use for other monitors # theme-name=GTK+ theme to use # icon-theme-name=Icon theme to use # font-name=Font to use # xft-antialias=Whether to antialias Xft fonts (true or false) # xft-dpi=Resolution for Xft in dots per inch # xft-hintstyle=What degree of hinting to use (hintnone/hintslight/hintmedium/hintfull) # xft-rgba=Type of subpixel antialiasing (none/rgb/bgr/vrgb/vbgr) # onscreen-keyboard=Whether to enable the onscreen keyboard (true or false) # high-contrast=Whether to use a high contrast theme (true or false) # screen-reader=Whether to enable the screen reader (true or false) # play-ready-sound=A sound file to play when the greeter is ready # hidden-users=List of usernames that are hidden until a special key combination is hit # group-filter=List of groups that users must be part of to be shown (empty list shows all users) # enable-hidpi=Whether to enable HiDPI support (on/off/auto) # only-on-monitor=Sets the monitor on which to show the login window, -1 means "follow the mouse" [Greeter]