The New MDM 1.0.6 (Mint Display Manager) available for ubuntu 12.10/12.04 based distribution. MDM 1.06 is default display manager for Linux Mint 14.
MDM 1.0.6 is a new Display Manager developed with code is based on GNOME Display Manager 2.20. It provides UI (User Interface) configuration tools, themeability, remote, automatic and timed login, event scripting, language selection and it comes with more features than any other Display Manager currently available. Let’s see how to get MDM 1.0.6 on ubuntu !
How to Install Mint Display Manager (MDM) 1.0.6 in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04
Need you know before instaling MDM 1.0.6 : When installing MDM is automatically uninstalled GDM-due to conflicts between the two tools, and therefore since GNOME Shell depends GDM. So it is very important not to install MDM 1.0.6 in Ubuntu 12.10 if you are using GNOME Shell Desktop environment.
Install MDM 1.0.6 in ubuntu 12.04/12.10 by Adding the following Personal package archieve.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mdm mint-mdm-themes
You are prompted to configure immediately when installing MDM, select MDM to use MDM Display manager
Once MDM has been installed, restart your computer. if you want switch to other Display Manager, run the following command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
Change the theme and other customizations by search and launching “Login window” from the Dash menu.
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