• Greeter Wallpaper - Why Is Such An Impractical Method Necessary?


    Coming down quickly from the excitement of getting Antergos GNOME set up to my liking, as I realized there was no proper way to configure the greeter image and otherwise personalize it. A quick discussion in the Telegram group baffled me as it led me to more pages and posts about how to set a custom image in the greeter. The methods I’ve found across the web involve manual placement of an image in the Antergos wallpapers folder, followed by allocating it proper permissions… WHAT?! This is a joke, right? If this isn’t correct and there’s an actual method of doing this via proper configuration GUI, please by all means I’d love to be wrong, but in the case this is actually the method of performing this operation, is there a valid reason for this? I don’t mean to be curt, but once again, I’m baffled.

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  • @Schyken said in Greeter Wallpaper - Why Is Such An Impractical Method Necessary?:

    WHAT?! This is a joke, right? If this isn’t correct and there’s an actual method of doing this via proper configuration GUI, please by all means I’d love to be wrong, but in the case this is actually the method of performing this operation, is there a valid reason for this? I don’t mean to be curt, but once again, I’m baffled.

    Please, if you feel that copying your image and editing a text file is too much work, feel free to write an app that does that. All users that do not know how to edit a text file will be grateful.

    Cheers!

  • @karasu said in Greeter Wallpaper - Why Is Such An Impractical Method Necessary?:

    feel free to write an app that does that.

    That would be really nice if someone did that, but since the manual method is still pretty simple, no one has yet. Thus, the manual method is still necessary.

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  • also possible to change to lightdm-gtk-greeter and lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings
    0_1498991483297_gtk-greeter.png

    But…

    sorry for this! it is not possible if you do not want to edit a textfile by hand and as root…
    if you want you need to open a terminal:

    $ sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    

    and change:

    greeter-session=lightdm-webkit2-greeter
    to:

    greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter

    save the file and reboot the system.

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  • Thanks @joekamprad!

    I was not aware of this trick!

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  • Yes but this is not Antergos themed Loginmanager afterwords then…

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  • Thank you for the info. I guess I won’t do that, since There is already a way to do it by going into the files:slight_smile:.

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  • @joekamprad said in Greeter Wallpaper - Why Is Such An Impractical Method Necessary?:

    Yes but this is not Antergos themed Loginmanager afterwords then…

    At this point, should it be? That somewhat goes along with my surprise. Why use a custom greeter if it’s not completed yet? To be clear, I’ve already cp’d my image where it needs to be, that’s not the issue. The issue is that no one seems to be able to provide a reason for such a silly method to be necessary.

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  • @karasu Oh, I know how to edit a text file. If you want to be snarky, I’m sure you’d be happy to give me an explanation as to why something like this is the method of changing the image rather than a configuration tool? Unless of course you don’t actually have one, so you defend the current method?

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  • @Schyken
    there are plenty included and it is possible to change them as you like from inside the Loginmanager, this is the idea of lightdm webkit greeter

    there is no need for an extra tool.

    Keep it simple!

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • @joekamprad I’ll check it out. Thank you. I really do like the greeter, it’s clean and beautiful. Customizing it is just a bit quirkier than I’d expected.

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  • @Schyken said in Greeter Wallpaper - Why Is Such An Impractical Method Necessary?:

    If you want to be snarky

    Things are really heating up here, @Schyken! It didn’t really seem to me like @karasu intended to seem snarky, I think he was just tired. Everyone needs a break, and it must certainly be difficult when your masterpiece is criticized. Normally he is the kindest, most helpful developer on the Forum (in my humble opinion at least). I could also point out that your comment, “WHAT?! This is a joke, right?” and “is this actually the method of performing this operation” both come across as dripping with sarcasm. I’m not saying that that is what you intended, but just that every one needs some grace sometimes. Who knows? Maybe they are just having a bad day or they communicated poorly.

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  • @Keegan Ah, I see how it could be taken as sarcasm. It was quite frankly just surprise. I’ve never really come across any distro+desktop combination that doesn’t have a simplistic (typically) GUI method of altering the greeter wallpaper. Certainly there’s a lot of good things to say about the greeter which I do really like in every other aspect. This was purely surprise at what I considered an oversight. I’m sure it’s not intentional, and I’m not accusing anyone of omitting such a feature intentionally either, I was just confused as to why this was the case. A quick sudo cp did the trick, but I’m sure no one not already familiar with this is really too fond of this method, just as I wasn’t.

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  • OK. Thanks for clearing things up for me:slight_smile:.

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  • @Keegan said in Greeter Wallpaper - Why Is Such An Impractical Method Necessary?:

    t didn’t really seem to me like @karasu intended to seem snarky, I think he was just tired.

    I need a vacation, sure. ;)

    I apologise if I was out of place. What I really meant is that it didn’t seem a big deal to copy a file, and that we can’t make a GUI app for everything. We’re just two active developers.

    Having said that, I’ll put this in my BIG todo list (and believe me, it’s a BIG BIG BIG list).

    Cheers!

  • @karasu said in Greeter Wallpaper - Why Is Such An Impractical Method Necessary?:

    (and believe me, it’s a BIG BIG BIG list)

    Hehehe:smile:

    Having just made my first .iso myself, I’m starting to know what you mean! For being only two people though, you have certainly created and maintained an EXCELLENT distro!

    Thank you for all of your hard work!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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