Category Archives: lightdm

Dynamic image generation for login screens

Having decided to use LightDM as the default display manager for EL7, the next problem was to control the appearance of the greeter or login screen. On SL6 we do this using custom KDM themes distributed by RPM. For EL7 … Continue reading

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Which display manager? A decision… for now

An earlier post described the dilemma facing us with respect to the choice of display manager for EL7. Well, the decision has been made much easier by the existence of a bug in GDM described at https://access.redhat.com/solutions/960583 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1092274. Under … Continue reading

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Which display manager to use for EL7?

We chose to use KDM, rather than GDM, for Scientific Linux 6 because it allowed us to tweak the behaviour of the login screen in a number of ways : Change background image (used, for example, to distinguish between exam … Continue reading

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Display managers and the “burning issues” page

In keeping with LCFG tradition we’ve added an SL7 Burning Issues page to keep track of local issues which you might want to be aware of. The first and so far only entry is on display managers. On SL6 we … Continue reading

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