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I have a weird problem, which I didn't found anything on the internet about.

I installed KDE4.10 (from kubuntu-ppa/backports) a week ago, and it changed the loginscreen. After there was something weird with my sound (doesn't matter anymore) I uninstalled kubuntu-desktop, rebooted and then i just got mountall: connection to plymouth disconnected. After installing kubuntu-desktop again. The problem was gone, but I had again this KDE-like loginscreen.

Later I figured out, that i can change the greeter in


from greeter-session=lightdm-kde-greeter to greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu but this brings back the old problem which can be seen in the picture i linked above.

Does anyone know how i can fix this? I would like to have the standard-loginscreen again.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

the greeter session that worked in my case is:


Maybe you want to try that.

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maybe u must reinstall kdm or lightdm so the configuration comeback to default again . And i hope this help u.

Open terminal : sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm ,

select u want bro, lightdm, kdm or gdm

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If you want using boot screen ubuntu just remve package plymouth-theme-kubuntu-logo and plymouth-theme-kubuntu-text then reinstall plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text.

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This does not work since kubuntu now uses lightdm too. – a2r Feb 26 '13 at 15:46
Also, changing boot-screen is easier with update-alternatives --configure default.plymouth – a2r Feb 26 '13 at 15:48

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