Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, MDM (Mint Display Manager) is the default display manager of the latest Linux Mint systems. The latest version available is MDM 1.4, which is used by default on Linux Mint 16 Petra.
In this article I will show you how to install MDM 1.4 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.
Because it is available via PPA, installing MDM 1.4 on the latest Ubuntu systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the mdm package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/mint
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mdm mdm-themes
During the installation you will get a window asking you to choose your default DM, like the one in the print screen. Choose MDM.
Reboot and login. This is it.
If you are not happy with MDM, change it back to lightdm:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
If you want to keep LightDM, you can uninstall MDM, with this commands:
$ sudo apt-get remove mdm mdm-themes