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I'm using this link but seems to be not working on 12.04, here's the Terminal message below: Are there other softwares/tips for changing the login screen? I'm also using link but seems outdated.

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/claudiocn/slm/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/claudiocn/slm/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-amd64/Packages  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/claudiocn/slm/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
law@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install simple-lightdm-manager
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package simple-lightdm-manager
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You can use Ubuntu Tweak to change the background of your login screen. Hare's a guide. –  Basharat Sialvi May 27 '12 at 5:26
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Just change the background on the desktop, choose one of the pre-configured images, and that will do it.

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If you want to use your own image then click on the + sign, add your image, and then change the permissions

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on the image for group read and write and other to be read only.

And that will do it. No need to use anything else.

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I dunno maybe it's my own image, tried 3 images, still not working. –  userIsAMonkey May 27 '12 at 6:05
    
I had a problem with low resolution images. Try using a high resolution image. Need more help, do not hesitate to ask. –  Mitch May 27 '12 at 6:07
    
Thanks, I'll try, what resolution would you recommend? I used 1440x900 –  userIsAMonkey May 27 '12 at 6:09
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If your home folder is encrypted, the login screen software will not be able to access your photo folder.

My solution to this problem was to create a folder outside my home folder to store wallpapers.

cd /
sudo mkdir wallpaper
sudo chown USERNAME /wallpaper
sudo chgrp USERNAME /wallpaper

Copy your wallpapers to that folder. Then when you set a desktop background, the login background will change as well.

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