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I have just installed archlinux on a virtual machine and I managed to install lightdm by following the instructions given in

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Display_Manager

but lightdm looks like this default lightdm looks

But I want it to look like the default one in ubuntu Ubuntu default lightdm

How can that be done ?

Ps: I am running xfce4 as the desktop Environment

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If nobody has a better idea, you could boot an Ubuntu Live CD and look at its configuration file. (I am assuming LightDM ist what Ubuntu uses?) –  Ulrich Schwarz Oct 24 '11 at 11:03

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[The ArchWiki looks dead currently, so I don't know what is contained in the instructions you linked to.]

To change the looks of LightDM, you need to install a theme and configure it. This page suggests that the relevant Arch packages might be lightdm-unity-greeter or lightdm-webkit-greeter.

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The wiki is up now , I'll try installing the packages you mentioned . –  Gautam Oct 24 '11 at 16:24
    
I managed to Install it , But I don't know how to activate it , Any Ideas ? –  Gautam Oct 24 '11 at 17:38
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According to this, the configuration file on Arch is named /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. And, for example, this blog entry suggests how a simple config file may look like (google or read documentation for more). –  rozcietrzewiacz Oct 25 '11 at 6:06

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