I cannot find a ppa that will install mdm on my laptop. Can anyone give a ppa and also tell me how to configure it? Because when I typed:
sudo apt-get install mdm
sudo dpkg-reconfigure mdm
there was no output! thank you people
Earlier , there was no ppa for mdm to install it in ubuntu 14+ version and recently noobslab came up with that. If you dont have time to compile it from the source , please follow the below installation procedures in the terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/mint sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mdm mdm-themes
mdm-themes will have around 63 MB to download. so if are bandwidth less, please avoid mdm-themes but they are a great deal to install it. While installing the screen will reconfigure the Display Manager for you to choose. There you may choose mdm and reboot. On reboot you will see mdm but there for the first time you should select a session which is important.
I think you're alluding to the Mint Display Manager?
If yes, it doesn't seem to be available for Ubuntu 14+, and in that case, your best bet is to compile MDM from source. The source is available here: https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm
Installation instructions are not up-to-date. I might post a brief guide in this thread if the compilation proves successful and stable for me.
FYI, beware that Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 contain a packet
mdm (The Middleman System)
Utilities for single-host parallel shell scripting
If that's the installed packet, "there is no output" as Jatin says.
In order to have dpkg-reconfigure mdm choose the mdm display manager,
first configure the repository sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/mint
before installing mdm.
Fortunately, the mdm's version 1.x or 2.x is higher than Middleman's 0.x and the latter will be hidden by the first one.