Package Details: lightdm-slick-greeter 1.5.1-1

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Package Base: lightdm-slick-greeter
Description: A slick-looking LightDM greeter
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: Sam-Burgos
Maintainer: Sam-Burgos
Last Packager: Sam-Burgos
Votes: 51
Popularity: 1.43
First Submitted: 2017-04-11 17:04
Last Updated: 2020-12-15 04:08

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Sam-Burgos commented on 2017-04-16 23:12

A couple of things related to this package:

  • If you upgraded from version 1.2.1 to 1.2.2, check the /etc/lightdm.conf and replace the "slick-greeter" to "lightdm-slick-greeter" in line "greeter-session" (should be line 110 if not close to that line) since the change was not done automatically, newer installations shouldn't have that problem but I will check out; this should fix the issue of not loading the greeter while starting, you might have to do this via a terminal session (CTRL+ALT+F1-F6), after that, it should work as intended. My apologies on this particular issue

  • This is a fork of the unity-greeter on Ubuntu (lightdm-unity-greeter as it appears here on AUR) and many options on the PKGBUILD were copied and tested as much as possible from there, if you think that there is a different or better option for compiling, you can email me with some options and I will consider them before copying here.

  • Don't forget to manually make the change on the lightdm.conf file to use this greeter in case the installation doesn't make the change automatically (the name of the executable in the xsession folder it's called "lightdm-slick-greeter" with no quotes). You can check the LightDM article here on the wiki for more information

  • Although a fork of it, this package has nothing to do with the lightdm-unity-greeter, so please don't request to make this package a conflicting one with that (unity-greeter on AUR relies on a patched version of lightdm as well, which conflicts with the original lightdm), also I suggest you not to compile this package with the patched lightdm-ubuntu since I cannot guarantee that it may work

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Sam-Burgos commented on 2021-01-16 00:06

@joshontech: as far as I know, the thing is that if lightdm-gtk-greeter is installed, you are unable to change it to another greeter (which is helpful, since if you don't have a greeter, you won't be able to make it to a GUI session)

As a workaround, I suggest you to uninstall lightdm-gtk-greeter (only if you are not using it), restart the PC and then you will see the changes applied

joshontech commented on 2021-01-13 06:33

I have this installed on my arch system but cannot get it to work. I have lightdm and lightdm-gtk-greeter installed and lightdm-settings. I changed the greeter session to lightdm-slick-greeter in the lightdm.conf but still only get the gtk greeter. What am I doing wrong?

waschtl commented on 2020-04-23 14:15

@fabmazz: Please see

Those packages are part of the base-devel group, which is a prerequisite to using AUR packages. AUR packages are supposed to assume that those packages are already present.

fabmazz commented on 2020-04-23 12:54

The package needs autoconf and automake packages to build. Could them be added as dependecies?

flowingisart commented on 2020-01-07 23:57

I have used slick greeter successfully in the past. However with this install in lightdm.conf; “lightdm-slick-greeter” and “slick-greeter” in the “greeter-session” produces the output of “[LightDM] contains unknown option greeter-setting.” with “lightdm —test-mode —debug”. Currently lightdm-gtk-greeter works. I double checked spelling and syntax. Any suggestions?

Feresey commented on 2019-12-01 16:44

U can apply this patch: git apply /path/to/file.patch

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index b092f58..dcb2351 100644
@@ -2,24 +2,14 @@

pkgname=lightdm-slick-greeter _pkgname=slick-greeter -pkgver=1.2.8 +pkgver=1.2.9 #_pkgver=master.mint19 pkgrel=1 pkgdesc='A slick-looking LightDM greeter' arch=(i686 x86_64) url="${_pkgname}" license=(GPL3) -depends=( - cairo - freetype2 - gtk3 - libcanberra - libxext - lightdm - pixman - python - xorg-server -) +depends=(gtk3 lightdm python) optdepends=('numlockx: enable numerical keypad on supported keyboard') makedepends=( intltool

waschtl commented on 2019-11-23 00:38

I suggest using the following URL in the source array:

That URL is visible upstream at behind the "tar.gz" zipper icon just below the version number.

This will remove the issue of failing the validity check on each upgrade.

DerRM commented on 2019-11-22 18:09

slick-greeter-master.mint19.tar.gz at was updated to 1.2.8 and now doesn't match the required sha256sum anymore.

Required: 51a1adec0c88544691e28f850af38f4a3fbe4d5afa4ab5323524fc71894724f1

Current: e15f64f742e143bb03ad7207c6e32e5d8135a53ae665221f5ee320788a5e6186

Package install now fails with: ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

annej commented on 2019-11-10 12:57

@Sam-Burgos : The lightdm user account seems to be expired.

Nov 10 13:28:07 warbler systemd[1]: Starting User Manager for UID 974...
Nov 10 13:28:07 warbler systemd[41448]: pam_unix(systemd-user:account): account lightdm has expired (account expired)
Nov 10 13:28:07 warbler systemd[41448]: PAM failed: User account has expired
Nov 10 13:28:07 warbler systemd[41448]: user@974.service: Failed to set up PAM session: Operation not permitted
Nov 10 13:28:07 warbler systemd[41448]: user@974.service: Failed at step PAM spawning /usr/lib/systemd/systemd: Operation not permitted
Nov 10 13:28:07 warbler systemd[1]: user@974.service: Failed with result 'protocol'.
Nov 10 13:28:07 warbler systemd[1]: Failed to start User Manager for UID 974.

What did the trick for me: sudo usermod --expiredate= lightdm

After that and restarting lightdm the configuration in /etc/lightdm/slick-greeter.conf worked fine.

dhruvkelawala commented on 2019-11-01 16:59

@Sam-Burgos : No, it doesn't work for me either. I tried everything. Doesn't simply work. I did a clean install of lightdm and slick-greeter again after uninstalling and tried to set the "draw-user-backgrounds = false" but no luck.