Sunday, November 13, 2011

Get a 3D Animated Logon Screen on Ubuntu 11.10 (LightDM)

The developer of LightDm, Robert Ancell, created a 3D animated version of the login screen (LightDM) of Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) called Crowd Greeter. We will help you install and enable this 3D animation by following these simple steps:

1. Open the terminal and install Crowd Greeter with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lightdm-team/crowd-greeter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install crowd-greeter

2. Once the installation is finished, edit now the "lightdm.conf" file with this command:

sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

3. Replace:


Save and close the file, then reboot your system to test the logon screen:

5. To login, click on the moving creature having your username to stop it, submit your password and press Enter: