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I've looked and looked for an answer - but I like Ubuntu's login manager, and can't figure out how to change lubuntu's to it.

I've installed Unity using these instructions: How do I install LXDE / Lubuntu?, but can't do that with the login window! Help, I'm a newbie!

P.S. I have Lubuntu installed on a USB key - hence, I don't want Ubuntu as the main install, but just for tinkering from time to time.

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Seth, Uri Herrera, Florian Diesch, hhlp Feb 25 '13 at 10:52

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Also, if you want some pictures, check out this WebUpD8 post. – DaimyoKirby Feb 25 '13 at 2:48

You can install it just by sudo apt-get install lightdm lightdm-greeter-example-gtk. In order to have a better view, have a look at this wiki.

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Thank you! I saw that, but I it's still not working. If I use "sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm", nothing happens at all. If I try "sudo stop gdm", it says "unknown job: gdm". If I try "sudo start lightdm" is says "Job is already running." – Andy S. Feb 25 '13 at 3:55
Does it matter that I'm on 12.10? – Andy S. Feb 25 '13 at 3:56
When display manager comes up, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and try to kill it with sudo killall gdm (or any other display manager that you have). Then try to sudo start lightdm. let us know about the results – Mostafa Shahverdy Feb 25 '13 at 4:02
I can't even get to the display manager. – Andy S. Feb 25 '13 at 4:24

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