Package Details: lightdm-slick-greeter 1.2.2-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/lightdm-slick-greeter.git (read-only)
Package Base: lightdm-slick-greeter
Description: A slick-looking LightDM greeter
Upstream URL: https://github.com/linuxmint/slick-greeter
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: Sam-Burgos
Maintainer: Sam-Burgos
Last Packager: Sam-Burgos
Votes: 20
Popularity: 1.907058
First Submitted: 2017-04-11 17:04
Last Updated: 2018-06-27 15:48

Pinned Comments

Sam-Burgos commented on 2017-04-16 23:12

A couple of things related to this package:

  • If you upgraded from version 1.2.1 to 1.2.2, check the /etc/lightdm.conf and replace the "slick-greeter" to "lightdm-slick-greeter" in line "greeter-session" (should be line 110 if not close to that line) since the change was not done automatically, newer installations shouldn't have that problem but I will check out; this should fix the issue of not loading the greeter while starting, you might have to do this via a terminal session (CTRL+ALT+F1-F6), after that, it should work as intended. My apologies on this particular issue

  • This is a fork of the unity-greeter on Ubuntu (lightdm-unity-greeter as it appears here on AUR) and many options on the PKGBUILD were copied and tested as much as possible from there, if you think that there is a different or better option for compiling, you can email me with some options and I will consider them before copying here.

  • Don't forget to manually make the change on the lightdm.conf file to use this greeter in case the installation doesn't make the change automatically (the name of the executable in the xsession folder it's called "lightdm-slick-greeter" with no quotes). You can check the LightDM article here on the wiki for more information

  • Although a fork of it, this package has nothing to do with the lightdm-unity-greeter, so please don't request to make this package a conflicting one with that (unity-greeter on AUR relies on a patched version of lightdm as well, which conflicts with the original lightdm), also I suggest you not to compile this package with the patched lightdm-ubuntu since I cannot guarantee that it may work

Latest Comments

ssmATarch commented on 2018-06-27 20:26

@Sam-Burgos: Right on! That was the culprit. Thanks.

Magotchi commented on 2018-06-27 15:17

Upon new installation, this new PKGBUILD backs up lightdm.conf and edits it to enable this greeter, and on uninstallation, it tries to revert lightdm.conf from the backed-up version (discarding any customizations since installation of this greeter). However, it initially saves the backup to the path "/etc/lightdm.conf.save", but it restores from "/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.save". This could be fixed, but IMO this package should operate similarly to the official repo. greeters, lightdm-gtk-greeter and lightdm-kde-greeter, which don't edit configuration files.

Also, I initially missed your stickied comment about the upgrade details for 1.2.2, because it has a comment data of 2017-04-16; I hadn't noticed it was updated yesterday.

Sam-Burgos commented on 2018-06-27 13:57

@ssmATarch: probably it has to do with the change of the binary file from "slick-greeter" to "lightdm-slick-greeter" (which is something I left pinned here on the comments), I don't use plymouth but probably it has something to do with that, since plymouth just provides and depends on the configuration on the greeter or display manager (and as long as I am maintaining this package, I haven't encountered any particular configuration of this greeter with plymouth)

ssmATarch commented on 2018-06-27 08:33

Systemd cannot start lightdm-plymouth.service after the latest update. Falling back to lightdm-gtk-greeter works.

Rider_ranger47 commented on 2018-01-14 22:38

@Sam-Burgos Definetly using 64. It looks like a few GTK and glib files got corrupted while I was switching DEs. Reinstalling a few packages did the trick.

Sam-Burgos commented on 2018-01-12 23:23

@Rider_ranger47: that is weird, I didn't have any problems doing an upgrade days ago, after browsing for a while, perhaps try to install glib2 and probably lib32-glib2 in order to fix and add the glib-compile-schemas needed

Also I don't know if you are using 32 or 64 bits, but 32 bits is no longer maintained so in case you are using it try to upgrade to 64 bits (if possible)

Rider_ranger47 commented on 2018-01-12 15:53

The build fails with the following errors:

Package gio-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gio-2.0.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'gio-2.0' found configure: error: glib-compile-schemas not found. ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting...

playenball commented on 2017-05-25 03:10

Version 1.0.4 is released but that release has issues with not loading the background image.

Bug Report
https://github.com/linuxmint/slick-greeter/issues/34

Sam-Burgos commented on 2017-04-16 23:12

A couple of things related to this package:

  • If you upgraded from version 1.2.1 to 1.2.2, check the /etc/lightdm.conf and replace the "slick-greeter" to "lightdm-slick-greeter" in line "greeter-session" (should be line 110 if not close to that line) since the change was not done automatically, newer installations shouldn't have that problem but I will check out; this should fix the issue of not loading the greeter while starting, you might have to do this via a terminal session (CTRL+ALT+F1-F6), after that, it should work as intended. My apologies on this particular issue

  • This is a fork of the unity-greeter on Ubuntu (lightdm-unity-greeter as it appears here on AUR) and many options on the PKGBUILD were copied and tested as much as possible from there, if you think that there is a different or better option for compiling, you can email me with some options and I will consider them before copying here.

  • Don't forget to manually make the change on the lightdm.conf file to use this greeter in case the installation doesn't make the change automatically (the name of the executable in the xsession folder it's called "lightdm-slick-greeter" with no quotes). You can check the LightDM article here on the wiki for more information

  • Although a fork of it, this package has nothing to do with the lightdm-unity-greeter, so please don't request to make this package a conflicting one with that (unity-greeter on AUR relies on a patched version of lightdm as well, which conflicts with the original lightdm), also I suggest you not to compile this package with the patched lightdm-ubuntu since I cannot guarantee that it may work