How To Install MDM 1.4 On Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04

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.

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.

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.

how to install mdm on ubuntu 13.04, ubuntu 12.10, ubuntu 12.04

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

via lffl.org

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One comment on “How To Install MDM 1.4 On Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04
  1. canine828 says:

    You should use “sudo apt-get purge mdm mdm-themes” instead of “sudo apt-get remove mdm mdm-themes” so that apt-get removes the configuration files.

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