How To Install LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.8.4 On Ubuntu And Linux Mint

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LightDM is a lightweight display manager used by default on Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Kubuntu, responsable for the login screen, the management of the X servers and facilitates remote logins via the XDMCP protocol.

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The latest version available is LightDM GTK+ 1.8.4, which has been recently released, coming with important fixes. Among others, the “show-language-selector” setting has been deprecated, the screen timeout can be configured if used as a lock screen, the “show-indicators” setting enables the users to control all the indicators, when shutdown or reboot is performed, the user will be noticed if there are any other logged in users, the theming support has been enhanced, a bunch of keyboard shortcuts have been implemented and the PAM messages have been improved. For more information, see the release notes.

In this article I will show you how to install LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.8.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Linux Mint 17 Qiana and Linux Mint 16 Petra.

Because it is available via repository, installing LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.8.4 on the listed Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the lightdm-gtk-greeter. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lightdm-gtk-greeter-team/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter

In order to get the new LightDM GTK Greeter, restart your system:

$ sudo reboot

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