I was wondering if there is a way to use the 'unity-greeter' instead of 'lightdm-gtk-greeter' for LightDM on Xubuntu Oneiric. I tried installing the unity-greeter package and changing the greeter-session entry in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, but when I restart the system I get a blinking screen and the boot process get stuck.
I found a solution for this.. it may work.
In my case, I installed Xubuntu 11.10 - which came with LightDM using the gtk greeter. I edited
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf to use unity-greeter (after installing it, of course) and had the same issue.
In my case, I fixed it by installing gnome-settings-daemon from Synaptic. Seems it might be required by Unity Greeter, but isn't a dependency.
Hope it helps
Yes, this should work. Please have a look at
/var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log to see why LightDM is failing to start Unity Greeter.