I'm currently using Ubuntu GNOME 16.10. I love the GNOME DE. I like it much better than Unity. But the one thing I like about Unity is the login screen. I know it's possible to get LightDM for GNOME, but can I get it to be exactly like the login screen for Ubuntu?

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Yes, if you change from the gdm3 display manager to the lightdm display manager, you'll get back your favorite login screen again.

In terminal:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

and choose lightdm.

For more info about this command, see man dpkg-reconfigure.


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