LightDM in place of MDM

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How to use LightDM as a display manager for my mint linux ? How different is this from MDM (Mint Display Manager) ? What additional features does LightDM has?

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LightDM in place of MDM



These steps will work for Linux mint 13

Use the below command to install LightDM in place of MDM

Sudo apt-get install lightdm gnom-settings-daemon indicator-session-gtk2 unity-greeter ubuntu-mono light-themes

Once you execute the above command in linux terminal

It will ask you whether you want to use MDM or LightDM as display manager choose LightDm.

Then execute following command for editing the file content.

Gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Write the following data into the file





Restart the session to see the changes.

To revert back the changes do the following steps

Execute the below command to Restore changes to MDM

sudo dpkg-reconfigure mdm

Select the MDM once it prompts.


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