LightDM GTK Greeter 2.0.1 Released

LightDM GTK Greeter 2.0.1 and LightDM GTK Greeter Settings 1.2.0 have been released! A number of bugs have been fixed in the greeter, and a new multihead configuration dialog has been added to the settings app.

Update 2015/06/16

Both applications have been added to the Stable PPA.  Some users report a solid-color background on some themes with the latest release.  A workaround is posted here.

New in LightDM GTK Greeter 2.0.1

New Features

  • Support for multiple configuration files (LP: #1421587)

Bugs Fixed

  • Multihead setup: black/white/grey screen at startup (LP: #1410406, #1426664, #1449567, #1448761)
  • Switching active monitors with Onboard on-screen can leave its window in an invalid state
  • Onboard does not react to mouse clicks
  • Window focus is lost after changing the monitor configuration
  • Every lock activates a new virtual terminal with GTK 3.16 (LP: #1445461)
  • Broken delayed autologin (LP: #854261)
  • Message labels can remain hidden when they must be visible (GTK: #710888)

New in Greeter Settings 1.2.0

  • Support for LightDM GTK Greeter 2.0.1

New Features

  • xembed mode: Run app without privileges if pkexec fails
  • New multihead setup dialog
  • Support for multiple configuration files (see above)

Bugs Fixed

  • Infinite loop in IndicatorsEntry (LP: #1435635)
  • Table column title hard to understand (LP: #1428224)

New and Updated Translations

Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Croatian, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish


Xfce Settings Manager Integration
GTK Headerbar Integration
Greeter Settings without CSD
Multihead Setup
LightDM Gtk Greeter 2.0
LightDM Gtk Greeter with Numix (1.8.x)


The latest versions of LightDM GTK Greeter and Settings can be downloaded from Launchpad:

Both applications will be updated for supported Ubuntu releases at the Stable PPA this week and will be incorporated into Ubuntu 15.10 as regular updates.


Thanks to all the translators who have diligently translated these projects into their native languages.  Also, a huge thanks to Andrew P., who has largely taken over the maintenance of the greeter and is solely responsible for the existence of the settings application.

If you want to contribute to these projects, head over to each project page on Launchpad: