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Install and change your login background Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala”

Thanks to @buzzinh we found a way to change your login background.

Follow the instructions and/or watch the video


Download HERESource

Download the and extract it to your Documents folder, open a Terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

cd Documents

chmod +x

./ –install

When installed close the Terminal window and add to your startup programs. Open your Startup Applications Preferences (System->Preferences->Startup Applications) and click on the Add buton. In the Name field fill in a name for the command. In the Command field click on the Browse button and browse to your Documents folder and double click on the file. At the Comment field you can add an comment to the command but you can also leave it empty. When done click the Add and then the Close button and reboot.

After the reboot…



Open your Desktop Preferences (System->Preferences->Appearanceor right click your desktop) and select the Background tab. Select the picture/image you want to use, to get a preview of your new login screen open a Terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type:

sudo xsplash

To exit the preview hit the Escape key.

Have fun playing!!




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