gdm3 animated svg during login?

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pwzhangzz
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gdm3 animated svg during login?

#1 Post by pwzhangzz »

I edited the /etc/gdm3/greeter.dconf-default file to try to use a different svg picture during login, but didn't work. Where can I find info about changing the gdm3 login theme? Is it possible to use an animated svg file?

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#2 Post by Bulkley »

When I did a search the very first hit was this: "How To Change The GDM3 Login Screen (Greeter) GTK Theme And Background Image Using gdm-tools " If that's not suitable there are lots more.

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#3 Post by pwzhangzz »

The problem I encountered is, when I tried to run the dpkg-reconfigure command as root, I received the following message:

root@L32:/usr/share/desktop-base/debian-logos# dpkg-reconfigure gdm3
invoke-rc.d: policy-rc.d denied execution of reload.

<edit> After a restart, I was able to change the gdm3 login logo, but no animation.

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#4 Post by stevepusser »

Do you have any references to gdm supporting animated logins like KDE, or is that just a wish?
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#5 Post by pwzhangzz »

I thought animated svg was allowed in lightDM, but I was wrong. It was a gif file.

Will try a gif file on gdm3 when I get time.

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#6 Post by pwzhangzz »

No animation in gdm3 with gif file. Animation in lightDM:

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Would anyone recommend against switching from gdm3 to lightdm for Bullseye? Would appreciate real world experience.

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