[UIFe] [Needs Sponsor] lightdm graybird login issues on raring

Bug #1158431 reported by pqwoerituytrueiwoq on 2013-03-21
This bug affects 10 people
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shimmer-themes (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

the background of the dialog is supposed to be gray with white text not whiteish with white text

i have reproduced this on 3 systems today

this seems to be a acceptable workaround

sudo sed -i 's/Greybird/Blackbird/' /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf

Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report the bug.
It is a known problem that will get fixed with the next package-update of shimmer-themes. (The reason for the problem simply being that this version of Greybird was targetting a different version of lightdm-gtk-greeter than ended up in Raring.)

Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi)
status: New → In Progress
Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

I just pushed a fix for this to git. If you want to test it, simply grab the lightdm-gtk-greeter.css file from here:

then save it in /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-3.0/apps/ and log out.

Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

sudo wget https://raw.github.com/shimmerproject/Greybird/master/gtk-3.0/apps/lightdm-gtk-greeter.css -O /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-3.0/apps/lightdm-gtk-greeter.css
sudo sed -i 's/Blackbird/Greybird/' /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
sudo service lightdm restart # should run this one from a tty

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

Just one more comment on why this issue really needs to be fixed: the code currently in Raring styles the widget named #menubar in lightdm-gtk-greeter. Unfortunately I wasn't aware of the fact at the time that some applications name their menubar-widgets "menubar", so my styling was too generic and in its current form also gets applied on other applications, e.g. gnome-terminal.

Furthermore there were some proposed changes for the lightdm-gtk-greeter which in the end didn't make it to Raring and which my code was designed for.

Having visual regressions in the greeter gives quite a bad first impression, so please upload the fixed version. Thanks a lot in advance!

Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu):
assignee: Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) → nobody
summary: - lightdm graybird login issues on raring
+ [UIFe] [Needs Sponsor] lightdm graybird login issues on raring

Branch with fix associated

Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package shimmer-themes - 1.5.4-0ubuntu2

shimmer-themes (1.5.4-0ubuntu2) raring; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/01_lightdm-gtk-greeter-compatibility.patch: added,
    fix visual regressions in the greeter theming. lp: #1158431
 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:35:07 +0200

Changed in shimmer-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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