Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I installed Ubuntu mini 12.10 and then I did apt-get install lxde-core lightdm-gtk-greeter.

I successfully changed the LightDM screen resolution editing the /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and adding display-setup-script=xrandr -s 1280x720.

How to add an image for the power and settings icons in the lightdm-gtk-greeter screen? Right now, it looks like this:

enter image description here

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Add this to your lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf or lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu.conf file:

share|improve this answer
I tried adding these lines to /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf. Not fixed yet. I'm assuming there should be icon files somewhere for this theme to work and I'm not having them in my disk. I already have theme-name=Ambiance in the file so, I tried adding icon-theme-name=Ambiance. That also did not help. Have any idea where these icon files are supposed to be located for the theme to work? Or can we add a new theme manually? meanwhile, let me also look for the documentation if there is any. – Anand Rockzz Mar 13 '13 at 18:29
The icon theme, should be in /usr/share/icons. – user139948 Mar 13 '13 at 19:36
Thanks for the quick reply, I see only 2 folders here, hicolor and nuoveXT2. Is that normal? Note: I installed bare minimum OS using ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-i386.iso – Anand Rockzz Mar 13 '13 at 23:22
Then install humanity-icon-theme or use a custom like nuoveXT2. – user139948 Mar 14 '13 at 10:06
Thanks for your help! I just did sudo apt-get install humanity-icon-theme and after rebooting, I have some icons on them, finally got a fix after 3+ months ) !! I really appreciate your help. old-screen fixed-screen – Anand Rockzz Mar 14 '13 at 17:44

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.