My question is pretty much summed up by the title. GNOME 3.30 touts a new lock/login screen, yet Ubuntu 18.10 lacks any changes to GDM. I was just wondering if there was a way to actually SEE and USE these changes in Cosmic. Thanks in advance. THIS

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Doesn't match this: enter image description here

Though I may have gotten the "mock-up" and the real login screen release confused???

  • Is your 18.10 an upgrade, or a fresh install? First, at the login screen, select/enter your username, then click the cog wheel icon, then select Ubuntu, then enter your password. Log out, and you should see the GNOME/gdm3 login screen. If that's not it, we'll try something else. Report back to @heynnema – heynnema Nov 9 '18 at 21:11
  • It's an upgrade. Thanks, will report back. Personal note: heynnema, you're awesome, always answering questions on here. – Robert Sederholm Nov 9 '18 at 21:16
  • Didn't work.... "ubuntu" has BEEN my session, since forever.. (18.04) The login screen is exactly the same as in 18.04. Keep in mind I used sudo apt-get do-release upgrade for it, the GUI utility wasn't working :( – Robert Sederholm Nov 9 '18 at 21:22
  • Then lets make sure that gdm3 is set as your default DE. In terminal, type sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3. Note which shows as default, and select gdm3 as default, click OK. Then reboot. Report back... make sure to use @heynnema or I may miss your replies. And thanks for the nice comment :-) – heynnema Nov 9 '18 at 21:25
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    How did solsTiCe get an accept, when I've been helping you for the last hour? My previous comment indicated that your second image was not from Ubuntu. – heynnema Nov 9 '18 at 22:19

From the comments...

After looking at the two images you edited into your question, it became more obvious what you were trying to describe.

Image #1 is from 18.10, and you can tell it's different from 18.04 because of the green Sign In button.

Image #2 is not from any standard Ubuntu installation currently offered.


Your Zamifra Honcescu is a mock-up login/lock screen (design mock-up here) targeted at gnome 3.30 that never made it into the final release. Hence the gnome 3.30 login screen still look quite the same that before and than the current ubuntu version.

May be that new design will be part of gnome 3.32 ? One never knows. And may be Ubuntu 19.04 ?

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