GDM2 Setup – A login interface management utility for the new GDM
The setup utility that comes in Ubuntu Karmic (and many other Gnome based distros) is missing most of the older GDM setup utility's functionality. This application's goal is to put all of the functionality back in the hands of the users through a familiar and simple GUI.
To add this app into your package manager, execute the following commands from a terminal window:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gdm2setup/gdm2setup
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python-gdm2setup
The application will now update along with your other packages automatically and will appear in your System / Administration menu as "Login (GDM2Setup)".
Finally, I quick and easy way to customize GDM. The new GDM is great in terms of speed but the sudden removal of all the customization options left a big hole. Linux is known for its customizability so well done to the devs who have decided to create this utility!
It was about time! Unfortunately this came to late for me, as I’m going to try out KDE since Gnome has been letting me down many times lately.
I still miss XDMCP support from GDM….. Great addition though!
While this doesn’t replace all the options we had with the old GDM, it’s at least nice to have some of the functionality back. Thanks for posting this.
i get a totally different interfave on ubuntu 9.10 and not all the options http://imagebin.ca/view/Mwc3IOPA.html
I am using Super OS/Ubuntu 9.10. After installing per your directions, I cannot get the wallpaper to change with a new image from my Pictures file…any suggestions?
Hi azurehi, you can use GSTYLE and change the wallpaper, put new wallpapers in /usr/share/backgrounds
this does not work it gives me a 404 not found
similarly; from Maverick though now
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gdm2setup/gdm2setup/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not Found
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/gdm2setup/gdm2setup/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz 404 Not Found
the .deb is accessible at Launchpad, https://launchpad.net/gdm2setup/+download
although seems to need an update for Maverick
I downloaded an icon package for my desktop but it’s not appearing in the list available for icon themes in the GDM2 setup. Any way to add it to the list? I can download it as an archive, should I leave it as a tarball or extract it somewhere to make it available in the list?
I am trying to chang the wallpaper, I choose it and click on OK bottom, but it not change the wallpaper, the window dont close after click OK, what is wrong?
it’s not work at all
not only wallpaper, with therms the same thin =(
full of errors if used in ubuntu 10.10 help pls??
didnt work for maverick meerkat. 🙁
A workaround for maverick is to edit the source.list to allow the use of lucid packages:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gdm2setup-gdm2setup-maverick.list
then replace “maverick” with “lucid”.
Use ‘gksudo’ when sudoing gtk apps, or horrible horrible things can occur.
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gdm2setup-gdm2setup-maverick.list