How to Change the Login Screen Wallpaper in Gnome 3.x Shell

11:57 AM

In this article I'm going to tell you how to change the login screen wallpaper in Gnome 3.x Shell. I'm also going to provide a script that is capable of starting this for you, along with instructions on how to use it.

Changing the login screen wallpaper in Gnome 3.x Shell is easy. Just open up your terminal and enter the following commands:

xhost +
-u gdm dbus-launch gnome-control-center

This will open up the Gnome Control Center. Click on background and change the background, then exit.

Alternatively you can run this script to open up the Gnome Control Center:


Untar the script and run this command from the directory it was extracted to in order to make it executable:
chmod +x

Now you can double click on and it will ask you if you want to run it. Select run or run in terminal to use it.


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  1. Not_really_relatedOctober 26, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Might be seen as a troll, but just wanted to share something I have noticed.
    The .net is chockfull of write-ups regarding gnome 3 and unity...with reason cause they are both awful.
    Besides the occasional kde sucks, usually from non kde users, not much is said regarding kde.
    Gnome and Unity, reminds me of the MS Windows experience where users are continually scrambling to get this or that, because these environments are stressful.
    The blogs are full of advice on how to do this or that for these environments, download this or that,
    IMHO KDE and Enlightment are the DE's of the future.

  2. Some people like to tinker. That's why DEs like Gnome exist.

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