I would like to set Ubuntu 17.04 login screen and lock screen style in Ubuntu 17.10. The swipe up screen is not a problem :)

Change this Ubuntu 17.10 lockscreen to this enter image description here

Is there any way to do it?

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    The screenshots are not of lock-screen btw, seem to be of login screens. You should get that if you switch from GDM to LightDM, but I'm not sure how compatible Ubuntu 17.10/GNOME is with LightDM. – pomsky Apr 13 '18 at 14:44
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    You will need to install lightdm and unity, which are unsupported in 17.10, to get back the old interface. If you just install lightdm, I think you'll only get it for the login screen, and the lock screen from GNOME will still be GDM. – dobey Apr 13 '18 at 14:44
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    Oops. I meant loginscreen :p – Smie Apr 13 '18 at 14:46
  • @pomsky just installing lightdm works. I didn't need to install unity. Can any of you write the answer? – Smie Apr 13 '18 at 17:05
  • @dobey is right. For lock screen it doesn't work but for login screen it works like a charm :) Is there any way to get it for lock screen too? – Smie Apr 13 '18 at 17:20

The login screen you desire is the default theme for lightdm. If you install the lightdm package, you can select it as your login manager. To switch between the two after being installed, you can run sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm (or gdm) and select the one you wish to use.

The lock screen is more integral to the shell portion of the system, and to get lightdm as the lock screen, you will need to re-install the Unity session, and use it instead of GNOME. I do not know of a way to get GNOME shell to use lightdm as the lock screen.

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  • You're going to have to be more specific than that. Animations certainly would still work under GNOME. – dobey Apr 13 '18 at 18:18
  • This extension lock gnome with lightDM. But it has a bug. Pressing CTRL + ALT + F7 unlocks without password :( – Smie Apr 13 '18 at 18:43
  • The animations should still work. Lightdm has nothing to do with animations inside gnome shell. As for that extension, I don't know what it does exactly. I would recommend not using it though. – dobey Apr 13 '18 at 18:51
  • Well, file a bug report then please. Comments on Ask Ubuntu is not the place to discuss such issues. – dobey Apr 13 '18 at 19:03
  • GNOME I guess. Which display manager is used should have no bearing on animations in the shell. – dobey Apr 13 '18 at 19:20

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