Configuration / Support "Corporate Identity" for GDM in Lucid?

Asked by Dominik

How do I change GDM configurations like:

  * hide user-list
  * change background
  * change color and design of login mask

without any user interaction?

I need to make the gdm login-screen fit our "coporate design". Is it possible to "preseed" this?

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Ryan Dwyer (ryandwyer) said :

gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties

That will switch to the gdm user and launch the Appearance window using gdm's theme settings, which is custom. Click Customize and change what you want.

You can also change the background by replacing the image in /usr/share/images/xsplash/.

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Dominik (domfi) said :

Please notice "without any user interaction". "Click Customize" is not what I need.

I need something like "apt-get install custom-gdm-configuration". I could build this package on my own, if I know how to make the changes e.g. in a postinst script. AND these changes should not be overridden by a gdm update within the same ubuntu release.

Such a package could be included in our FAI installation.

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Dominik (domfi) said :

I've already tried something like
"sudo -u gdm dbus-launch gconftool-2 --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list --type bool true"

Is this the way to do such customizing? Is it sure that gdm updates don't overwrite these settings?

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Torsten Spindler (tspindler) said :

There is currently no work around for upgrades overwriting your local changes, from what I know. A fork of gdm might be the only solution here.

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