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Installed Pangolin 12.04 X64 with 2 users, one user has The default Unity Login Screen with a different user background when logged in. User 2's Unity Login Screen is the same as there background screen when logged in. I want user 2 to have the Unity Login Screen with a different user set background when logged in. This problem happened directly after installation. Have tried Ubuntu-Tweak and Gnome Tweak neither resolve the problem.

Regards Ian Lester

marked as duplicate by stephenmyall, Eliah Kagan, hexafraction, user76204, Tom Brossman Sep 28 '12 at 11:11

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Login to user2. Change the desktop background of user2 session. Logout user2. On login screen try to see if it changes background as you change the user to login.

  • Have done as you requested, changed background of use2 and logged out.It tries to go to default login, but then instantly displays User2's background. – Ian Lester May 8 '12 at 9:30

i do not know the cause of the problem, but a simple solution would be to use a simple script for each user to set the background on login. instructions on how to link to the script are here. to set the background within the script, just use the /usr/bin/gsettings command (i.e. /usr/bin/gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uril file:///path/to/the/pic >> /dev/null)

granted, it's merely a bandaid, but may accomplish what you want in the short term. if you need more help, let me know.

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