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Lightdm | Awesome Login window in Arch Linux

who doesn’t like to change a old fashioned login panel in Arch Linux? yes, you can change your login theme as you like, If you know how to make as html page with css and JavaScript you can design your own. But if you don’t know html, css , JavaScript don’t worry. If you are using Lightdm display manager in your Linux system, you can use  lightdm-webkit-theme and make your login panel an excellent better looking.

# How do you change your login panel ?

First of all you have to be installed lightdm display manager in your system, I am writing this tutorial using my favorite Linux distribution Arch Linux , then you can install theme as I mentioned below:

Now Install Lightdm to your Arch Linux

Open  your Console or Terminal and copy, paste line given below:

#sudo pacman -S lightdm

Hurray !!! You have now Lightdm. Now to use login theme,  you need to install lightdm-webkit2-greeter, with this greeter you can change your login panel. What we need to do now? Well, open your lighdm-webkit-greeter config file. To do so, go to


Here you’ll find a few config files, not all files you need to choose, just open lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf with your editor.

Warning: you need root access to edit those files

In this config file, search for greeter-session  and change to this :

greeter-session = lightdm-webkit2-greeter

Congratulations !!! you have successfully setup your theme. By default a theme is installed with your lightdm-webkit2-greeter, but If you want to different theme then you can install as you like.

# Install Litarvan theme for your desktop

Install Litarvan theme , this theme is awesome for lightdm login panel, I like sappiare theme though you can modify or use your own preference.

sudo pacman -S lightdm-webkit-theme-litarvan


Now, open /etc/lightdm/lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf and change webkit_theme = litarvan

Now , logout and see the awesome login panel you have.

Congratulations !! you did it.
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Search in Google for lightdm theme. you can find litarvan theme from here, Thanks to litarvan for this excellent, supervb theme.

You can also install antergos theme, link is below:

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