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I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and despite this seems very easy I can't do this :/ - does anyone know how to choose a GDM Theme? I'm quite sure that GDM is now in use on my Ubuntu - I set it up with:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm

Despite I moved the theme folder to /usr/share/gdm/themes nothing has changed by now, I've logged out and in a couple of times but everytime I get the standard log in window and wallpaper (different from mine).

So I'll appreciate any kind of help from anybody, now I have absolutely no idea how to figure it out. Cheers.

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Ubuntu-Tweak doesn't alter GDM, only LightDM. – Jebeld17 Jan 20 '13 at 0:56
Not sure if this is still a problem, but I think it is a configuration problem. Have you tried gdm3setup? – Smile4ever May 23 '15 at 11:14

Try Ubuntu Tweak, it will let you choose themes and configure much more.

Just go to and click the link "Download Now" to install

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Thanks for the quick response - unfortunately the "startup" section is missing and i can't find anything about "startup" on Ubuntu Tweak website. I can see it now on youtube on some people's Ubuntu Tweak tutorial. A plugin missing? – Szymoninho Aug 7 '12 at 0:44
Sorry haven't seen the gdm part of your problem. Why not install other login manager like Slim? Or remove and reinstall gdm. – LnxSlck Aug 7 '12 at 1:27

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