I installed Ubuntu mini 12.10 and then I did apt-get install lxde-core lightdm-gtk-greeter.

I successfully changed the LightDM screen resolution editing the /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and adding display-setup-script=xrandr -s 1280x720.

How to add an image for the power and settings icons in the lightdm-gtk-greeter screen? Right now, it looks like this:

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Add this to your lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf or lightdm-gtk-greeter-ubuntu.conf file:

  • I tried adding these lines to /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf. Not fixed yet. I'm assuming there should be icon files somewhere for this theme to work and I'm not having them in my disk. I already have theme-name=Ambiance in the file so, I tried adding icon-theme-name=Ambiance. That also did not help. Have any idea where these icon files are supposed to be located for the theme to work? Or can we add a new theme manually? meanwhile, let me also look for the documentation if there is any. Mar 13, 2013 at 18:29
  • The icon theme, should be in /usr/share/icons.
    – user139948
    Mar 13, 2013 at 19:36
  • Thanks for the quick reply, I see only 2 folders here, hicolor and nuoveXT2. Is that normal? Note: I installed bare minimum OS using ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-i386.iso Mar 13, 2013 at 23:22
  • Then install humanity-icon-theme or use a custom like nuoveXT2.
    – user139948
    Mar 14, 2013 at 10:06
  • Thanks for your help! I just did sudo apt-get install humanity-icon-theme and after rebooting, I have some icons on them, finally got a fix after 3+ months ) !! I really appreciate your help. old-screen fixed-screen Mar 14, 2013 at 17:44

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