MX-14: Advanced: Lightdm Greeter
Note: RC=right click
The display manager used by MX Linux is Lightdm, and it supplies the login greeter that every user sees. Here are a couple of simple modifications that users may want to consider.
Follow these directions to add a Restart button to the login greeter.
- RC this link and save it in your Documents folder or somewhere else where you can easily find it again.
- Navigate in Thunar to /usr/share/lightdm-gtk-greeter/
- RC an empty space > Open root Thunar here, and provide pwd if necessary
- RC the file greeter.ui and rename it to greeter.ui.bak
- Hit Ctrl-T to create a tab, and navigate back to /Home/Documents/
- RC the file you just saved > Copy
- Click on the first tab to return to /usr/share/lightdm-gtk-greeter/, then RC an empty space > Paste (you should still be root)
- Close Thunar and log out--you should now see a "Restart" button
- If you want to return to the original, then navigate back to the greeter location, RC the greeter.ui file > Delete, then RC greeter.ui.bak and rename it to greeter.ui
In most cases, users will have selected during installation to log in manually; sometimes, however, a user will check the "autologin" box during installation. Both procedures can be reversed.
- Open Thunar, and navigate to /etc/lightdm/.
- RC an empty space > Open root Thunar here.
- Open the file lightdm.conf in Leafpad or another text editor.
- Click Options > Line Numbers, and navigate to line 88.
- A hash (#) in front of the line forces the user to log in; no hash allows autologin.
- Note that there is an option in the following line (89) to run autologin after a delay
- Save and close the file.
For other types of modifications, see the Lightdm documentation.