Simple Arch Linux Theme for LXDM

LXDM is currently my login manager of choice since I abandoned Slim for becoming annoying in the configuration effort it required to keep my system working right. But with LXDM being fairly new to the scene, there are not particularly many good themes available yet.

So I decided to create a very simple theme based on the archlinux-simplyblack theme provided in the archlinux-themes-slim package. I dislike all the options crap typically displayed in a login manager, so this theme will not show a user selection dialog, session manager, keyboard layout changer, language selection or even a quit dialog, no matter what your configuration is. Also my guess is that this theme only works with the GTK greeter given I have not tested anything else…

Grab a copy of the theme here. Extract it into /usr/share/lxdm/themes/<name>, obviously providing the theme with whatever name you want. Adjust /etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf and you are possibly good to go… It works for me but there are no guarantees and I will likely not fix any issues other people have with it.

10 thoughts on “Simple Arch Linux Theme for LXDM

  1. Nice 🙂
    No one needs slim anymore, remove it from the repo already :p

  2. Humm nice theme, but last time i used lxdm i couldn’t make it to authorize active session with consolekit. Is this issue fixed ? 🙂

  3. I use the slim theme you mention; along with slimlock (which basically looks the same as slim when you lock the screen). Can you lock a session and get put back to LXDM to authenticate?

  4. Just what I wanted, thanks! Now I can finally ditch slim. 😀