Package Details: lightdm-pantheon-greeter 2.0.2-2

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Package Base: lightdm-pantheon-greeter
Description: Pantheon greeter for LightDM
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: M0Rf30
Maintainer: alucryd
Last Packager: alucryd
Votes: 33
Popularity: 3.890669
First Submitted: 2012-12-02 11:04
Last Updated: 2016-05-06 09:02

Latest Comments

alucryd commented on 2016-05-06 09:02

Indeed, thx for the heads up, just updated the patch.

kinnarr commented on 2016-04-19 13:22

@alucryd: to change the default background by editing the config, you have to patch the config path in Wallpaper.vala too

crystaly commented on 2016-03-20 13:57

@nickcis: you can install the package elementary-icon-theme to get the icons right

@alucryd: Since icons are hard-coded, maybe a dependency on elementary-icon-theme would be a good idea?

nickcis commented on 2016-03-12 17:11

In the button that let's you choose de DE, i'm getting a placeholder images instead of the icon. Am i missing an icon theme?

@FelixHaller @mmtz i'm also getting the thin black line without having enabled the "high contrast" accessibility setting :/

FelixHaller commented on 2016-03-09 23:01

@mmtz: Maybe you enabled the "high contrast" accessibility setting? (in the right upper corner). If I enable it there is a thin black line too.

krishanu commented on 2016-02-08 04:03

For those, who had problem applying background to lightdm-pantheon-greeter:
1>Rename the file you want to set as background as "elementaryos-default".Don't include .jpg or .png after "elementaryos-default".
2>Put that file in /usr/share/backgrounds/
3>Edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm-pantheon-greeter.conf :
edit line "default-wallpaper= " as,
4>save and exit.
6>Required walpaper!!!!

mmtz commented on 2015-11-09 17:58

Has anyone else successfully gotten rid of the thin black(?) horizontal line just under the icons at the top of the screen? It's also present for me in the bzr version.

mareke commented on 2015-09-19 17:45

I added pantheon unofficial repository /etc/pacman.conf to solve this problem while building:

Error: Package `liblightdm-gobject-1' not found in specified Vala API directories or GObject-Introspection GIR directories

mareke commented on 2015-09-15 15:15

I'm getting this error while building:
Error: Package `liblightdm-gobject-1' not found in specified Vala API directories or GObject-Introspection GIR directories

alucryd commented on 2015-09-08 08:02

Let me guess, you want to load a background from your home directory. The lightdm user doesn't have access to your home so of course it doesn't work. It's written on the wiki,
Please use an accessible directory like /usr/share/backgrounds.

zerophase commented on 2015-09-07 10:02

I've tried various combinations of the suggestions on here to get lightdm to load a correct image. None seem to work for me.
In the log files, I get errors about being unable to find files path. I've added the default path to the appropriate directories, and it still won't load up for me.

Also, I get this weird graphical glitching while logging in.

Anyone know of any fixes?

zerophase commented on 2015-09-07 01:11

Has anyone else had issues with the screen bugging out during log in?

alucryd commented on 2015-09-01 21:29

There is, it's provided by granite in [community] and granite-bzr in AUR, so no.

artem.jackson commented on 2015-09-01 21:27

There is no `` in aur.
Please replace it with `granite`.

joacoej commented on 2015-05-19 00:07

I couldn't install the bzr version, it says "la orden no se ejecuto correctamente", which means something like "the order didn't execute correctly".

joacoej commented on 2015-05-18 23:17

Also, at the top, there's a thin black line below the icons that goes from one point to another of the screen, I don't know if you can see it with that background. Here's another screenshot:

alucryd commented on 2015-05-18 10:17

Of course it's the newer, it's version 2.0.0. Mine displays a gear, but I use the bzr version, maybe try that one.

I'll look into the conf name, I must have overlooked sth when I made that patch.

joacoej commented on 2015-05-16 21:44

Hello again, here's a screenshot of my lightdm:

Do you know if there's a way of converting the little grey square, used for alternating beetween desktop, into a gear?

joacoej commented on 2015-05-16 17:42

I'm not saying that not having the white rectangle is something bad, it looks good without it. But I confused and though it was another version of pantheon-greeter, yours must be the newest, the one that freya uses.

joacoej commented on 2015-05-16 17:09

I solved the first problem by changing the name of the configuration file from "lightdm-pantheon-greeter" to "pantheon-greeter"

However, the white rectangle still doesn't show up. I was specting this:

But, probably this is what I've got:

alucryd commented on 2015-05-16 09:04

I'm not sure, but I believe the wallpaper path is stored in the lightdm user's gsettings, the conf file isn't working. However the default path in the conf path is the right one, so if you put your desired picture there, it will be displayed.

What white rectangle are you talking about? The one where you enter the password is on your screenshot.

joacoej commented on 2015-05-15 20:09

Hello, nice work. Although I have a problem, everything works as it should, but it doesn't look at it should. Here's a screenshot:

Then, my two problems would be:
1) I don't know how to set up a wallpaper. I tried editing default-wallpaper in /etc/lightdm/lightdm-pantheon-greeter , but it didn't work

2) The white rectangle doesn't show up

Thank you.

tiwy commented on 2015-02-24 19:42

I was unable to type and click anything. Editing /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf did the thing for me.

#on [LightDM]
#on [SeatDefaults]

Thanks to PedroHLC

XxHardXtremexX commented on 2015-01-28 16:40

Doesn't work, lightdm-pantheon-greeter.install is not availibe if i try makepkg with this code... Sorry for my bad english :X

JustinZ commented on 2014-10-15 23:09

Cannot get it to login, won't show username's, when I type in my password, the login box bounces and does nothing.

I've tried setting "gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.greeter last-user 'myusername'" to ensure it is my user selected (as no usernames appear).

eworm commented on 2014-08-13 13:10

The executable should go to /usr/bin/ or /usr/lib/lightdm/. The directory /usr/share/xgreeters/ should include .desktop files only, no?

dinominator commented on 2014-06-01 07:58

This won't install unless I edit the PKGBUILD and change "gdk-pixbuf" to "gdk-pixbuf2" in the dependencies.

Also, I'm noticing that my cursor freezes on the login screen and I'm unable to input a password. Have to kill the session with Alt+Ctrl+F2 to get back to a shell. I am using systemctl to launch lightdm.

smackychops commented on 2014-04-21 05:17

change greeter-session=pantheon-greeter

without the lightdm- prefix

surya commented on 2014-04-09 05:35

doesn't start.. :(

PedroHLC commented on 2013-10-26 21:58

Isn't it already the time to change to 'granite', instead of 'granite-bzr' ?

dphoyes commented on 2013-10-23 01:51

For me, elementary-icon-theme needed to be installed to prevent it from crashing on startup.

alucryd commented on 2013-10-14 12:33

Hey, I'll be renaming libindicator3 to libindicator-gtk3. Even if Ubuntu uses that name, it is just confusing, and a number at the end usually indicates a different package version on arch.

CountMurphy commented on 2013-10-08 21:35

I too get the same build error as Latelx

latelx commented on 2013-10-08 19:02

build error

/tmp/yaourt-tmp-latel/aur-lightdm-pantheon-greeter/./PKGBUILD: line 30 :cd: /tmp/yaourt-tmp-latel/aur-lightdm-pantheon-greeter/src/recipe*: no such file or directory

ghaith commented on 2013-08-20 04:50

Source link is not found for the 204 release, update for r211:


PedroHLC commented on 2013-08-04 20:58

Also, for the greeter to work here, I had to install 'gdk-pixbuf' and 'gnome-settings-daemon' and had to adjust these variables on 'lightdm.conf':
#on [LightDM]
#on [SeatDefaults]

You should add the optional dependencies like the "Keyboard on screen" and the indicators it supports:
optdepends=('onboard' 'indicator-sound-gtk2' 'indicator-power' 'numlockx')

PedroHLC commented on 2013-08-04 19:50

Also, for the greeter to work here, I had to install 'gdk-pixbuf' and 'gnome-settings-daemon', had to link an wallpaper to '/usr/share/backgrounds/elementaryos-default' and had to adjust these variables on 'lightdm.conf':
#on [LightDM]
#on [SeatDefaults]

PedroHLC commented on 2013-08-04 19:08

IDK why, but here greeter was failing to start, to fix I had to install all the official dependencies ('granite-bzr' 'libindicator3' 'clutter-gtk' 'lightdm' 'numlockx' 'dconf' 'atk' 'cairo' 'cogl' 'gdk-pixbuf' 'libgl' 'glib' 'gtk3' 'gnome-settings-daemon') -- being 'gnome-settings-daemon' the one the greeter was missing, had to link an wallpaper to '/usr/share/backgrounds/elementaryos-default' and had to adjust these variables on 'lightdm.conf':
#on [LightDM]
#on [SeatDefaults]

PedroHLC commented on 2013-08-04 19:05

IDK why, but here greeter was failing to start, to fix I had to install all the official dependencies ('granite-bzr' 'libindicator3' 'clutter-gtk' 'lightdm' 'numlockx' 'dconf' 'atk' 'cairo' 'cogl' 'gdk-pixbuf' 'libgl' 'glib' 'gtk3' 'gnome-settings-daemon') -- being 'gnome-settings-daemon' the one the greeter was missing, had to link an wallpaper to '/usr/share/backgrounds/elementaryos-default' and had to adjust these variables on 'lightdm.conf':
#on [LightDM]
#on [SeatDefaults]

PedroHLC commented on 2013-08-04 18:16

1.0.1 link changed to:
And now there is also 1.0.2:

zoku88 commented on 2013-06-18 02:08

After lightdm moved to community, has anyone been able to get pantheon-greeter working?

I'm able to call the greeter directly when I'm in a session, but when lightdm does it, (when it starts or when I do lightdm --test-mode --debug), it quits.

This is what I get when I run --test-mode:

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":1".

I'm guessing I also get this when lightdm runs at start, but the log file barely says anything in that case.

PedroHLC commented on 2013-05-15 19:50

Can you help me??
- This greeter ignores what I type in my keyboard (like my password).
- Thought mouse works for changing user, it doesn't works on the top-right icons.
- I don't know how to change apperence settings.
- What theme, icons, and font is used in elementary? The ones it's using here doesn't render very well...
Notes: I'm using XFCE w/ Sligshot and Plank; when running it iside a xfce session, outside lightdm, my keyboard and the menus works.

real_jago commented on 2013-05-14 17:33

Change these two lines in PKGBUILD:


drdaeman commented on 2013-05-02 19:35

Downloading fails with 404.

It's r179+pkg19 now.

ayr0 commented on 2013-04-20 19:55

Sorry about the above post. Meant to say doesn't compile because libindicators fails.

libindicator3 fails on warnings

ayr0 commented on 2013-04-20 19:53

doesn't compile

Anonymous comment on 2013-02-08 10:05

New Version:


Stebalien commented on 2013-01-23 03:26

The new version is r138

Anonymous comment on 2013-01-10 17:20

And md5sum for tarball to add to PKGBUILD:


Anonymous comment on 2013-01-10 17:16

New tarball:

step-2 commented on 2012-12-25 08:14

new source , update the PKGBUILD please

step-2 commented on 2012-12-25 08:11

please update the source in the PKGBUILD

n00b commented on 2012-12-04 12:12

the pantheon-greeter run fine, but there no background and no poweroff and reboot options, am i missing something??

American_Jesus commented on 2012-12-02 18:48

requires cmake in makedepends