I can change the background image that Unity Greeter displays, but regardless of the image I choose, it's overlaid with a grid of dots. The dots look OK on the default background, but they look horrible on the background I want to use. How can I get rid of them?
For 12.04 and 14.04
Try the following commands in a terminal. It should work.
At the moment at least this is not currently possible. I have done some reading around before and it seems to be hard coded in. Hopefully the devs will include a way to get rid of them eventually.
It is hard coded in the sources. I have disabled it on my install by making a small change in the source of user-list.vala.
A quick step by step guide.
Remove the line or just add
Ubuntu will try to replace the custom built package when performing a system upgrade. Just uncheck unity-greeter to keep the custom one or reinstall the custom one using 'dpkg' after the upgrade.
To prevent the package manager from replacing your custom unity-greeter just run
This answer applies only to Ubuntu 11.04
Thanks to @Blitz and @Zoke for their answers. However, I've created a more complete solution. I've modified the package
Anyone who wants to be rid of the dots can use my PPA. Here are instructions:
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