Friday, September 16, 2011

Installing GDM in Ubuntu Oneiric

Ubuntu Oneiric comes with LightDM which is highly customizable and many new greeters (themes) are already under development. However, for those who still want to be classic/traditional GDM, they can still install it for use with Oneiric. There isn't a single thing that LightDM can't do as compared to GDM anyways.

For installation of GDM in Oneiric, get to a Terminal and run:

sudo apt-get install gdm

Switching the DMs

A dialog window would be displayed in the Terminal for letting you choose your preferred display manager. Use up/down arrow keys to navigate between the options. Choose 'gdm' and press Tab > Enter to confirm. Now reboot and you'll see GDM in action.

GDM in Oneiric

If you want to revert back to LightDM, from Terminal, run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

Choose 'lightdm' this time and reboot.

LightDM in Oneiric

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