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Can't configure 'slick-greeter' for lightdm (Closed)

Postby genech » 2017-08-24 14:38

Installed slick-greeter (for lightdm) from repos.

(Info in link below) ... figuration

Pic below is NOT mine. From web.

But after several vain attempts to configure it. Nothing 'sticks'. I get default black background, theme, fonts, et.

I tired.
(reboot after each change.)

1. Creating /usr/share/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf file. (did not work)
2. Edited the default /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-slick-greeter.conf (did not work)
3. Use dconf-editor to change defaults (did not work)
(The default configuration is stored in dconf under the schema

conf.files I created
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# Slick-Greeter Configuration
# Available configuration options listed below.
# 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-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=true
# 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
# 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)

This would be really a nice addition if we can get it to work. All my 'google' searching has been nil. :(

Forgot to mention that "lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings" tool does nothing for slick-greeter.
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Re: Can't configure 'slick-greeter' for lightdm

Postby genech » 2017-08-24 15:26

Manually edited the " /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/' (as root)

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Re: Can't configure 'slick-greeter' for lightdm

Postby deborah-and-ian » 2017-08-24 17:31

Two things I'd try:

1. Maybe having the gtk-greeter installed makes the slick-greeter not work?
2. Download the Ubuntu package and see how the default configuration over there is done (I suggest from the 16.04 release, because in the new ones they are changing back to gdm and Gnome 3).
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Re: Can't configure 'slick-greeter' for lightdm

Postby genech » 2017-08-24 17:40


Thanks for the reply. I just tried installing it in my Arch partition, to no effect... :lol:
They store their config files in /etc/lightdm not /usr/share/lightdm like debian does. Makes no difference.
Not a big deal, just something to play with today. I'll stick to the standard lightdm greeter. Its pretty configurable with lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings.

I'll mark this thread closed, but if anyone gets it going. I'd be interested...
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Re: Can't configure 'slick-greeter' for lightdm (Closed)

Postby met » 2018-02-10 18:54

Taking a quick look at the source code, it seems like the configuration is read from /etc/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf, but it needs to have all settings in a section named [Greeter] (case sensitive).
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