Customize LightDM on Arch Linux
LightDM uses several front ends to design login interfaces, also called Greeters.
LightDM is an X display manager that aims to be light, fast, extensible and multi-desktop. It uses several front ends to design login interfaces, also called Greeters.
In this article / video we will install a webkit2 greeter and customize it with the Glorious theme.
First you will need to have installed LightDM, Git, Wget and Greeter WebKit2:
After that it is necessary to configure the greeter for LightDM:
sudo vim /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, look for the line that has the word: greeter-session and set the value to: lightdm-webkit2-greeter.
Then just add LightDM to start automatically:
And restart your PC. After restarting LightDM it will be started and with the default theme antergos.
Change the theme of WebKit2
To change to the Glorious theme, first download the theme with the command:
Create a directory so that the files after unzipping are not spread out:
Move the directory to the LightDM theme directory:
Now let’s change to the new theme, edit the files:
sudo vim /etc/lightdm/lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf
- Enable debug mode for any failure, just right click to log out:
debug_mode = true
- Change the name antergos to glorious:
webkit_theme = glorious
Now just restart to see if the changes worked:
If you have any problems with the operation, I recommend installing these fonts.
For more details watch the video
The video is in Brazilian Portuguese, but the commands are universal. If you wish, enable subtitles, however, the subtitles were automatically generated by Youtube Artificial Intelligence.