Catalina Login Screen for SLiM Display Manager

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Get the macOSlogin on your favorite distro with CatalinaLogin Screen for SLiM Display Manager

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SLiM Display Manager is a simple login manager which, because of its simplicity, makes it much faster than normal login managers that are loaded with lots of settings.
If you don't need so many settings in your login manager and you are looking for simplicity and speed, use SLiM Display Manager, for a more fluid login with elegant themes like this;)

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How to install the SLiM Display Manager?

> SLiM Display Manager is in the repositories of all most Linux distributions, you only need to execute some commands; So, open your application menu, find the terminal and type.

- For Debian/Ubuntu users and derivatives:
- "sudo apt install slim"

- For Arch Linux and derivatives:
- "sudo pacman -S slim"

- For OpenSuse and derivatives:
- "sudo zypper install slim"

- For Fedora and derivatives:
- "sudo yum install slim"

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Now, at the end of the installation a message will appear inside the terminal, the message asks for authorization to switch between the current Display Manager (GDM, LightDM, SDDM, etc...) and SLiM, so choose SLiM with the arrow keys and press enter.

If that does not happen, or you want to return to the previous Display Manager, you can run the following command to reappear the window inside the terminal and move between the installed Display Manager.

The command is: "sudo dpkg-reconfigure slim" (or GDM, SDDM, etc, It depends on the Display Manager you are currently using.)

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Exporting themes to the slim path

To apply a third-party theme, you just have to download the theme of your liking (you can review the ones I've done and use them xD) then extract and move the themes in the following path: /usr/share/slim/themes.

Keep in mind that you need to open the file manager in root mode, for that, you just have to run this command in the terminal: "sudo nautilus" (or the file manager you are using), put your password and the file manager will appear with super user permissions, then you can search for the path and move the folders of themes to the path mentioned above.

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Applying and configuring the themes.

Now that you have exported the themes to the SLiM themes folder, you need to configure a file to display the theme of your choice as a Display Manager.
So, go back to the terminal and run the command: "sudo gedit /etc/slim.conf" (or use your favorite text editor) press "ctrl + f" to find the specific line you need to modify, so type: "current_theme " in the search box, and change the name of the theme that is in use to the name of the theme you want to use. for example: "current_theme Catalina"

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And that's it, now restart your computer and enjoy the new theme applied.
Don't forget to vote if you liked my work, your vote is important.

ENJOY IT!!

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Extras

- To change Desktop Sessions just press "F1"

- If you can take a screenshot just press the key F11

-- Note: You can't use the cursor in SLiM Display Manager; so if you want to "shutdown or reboot", in the login screen, you need to type "halt" or "reboot" in the username box and then write the root password, and it's done, so the icons below the screen are just decoration to make more similar to the macOS login screen.

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htbtran9x

19 hours ago

Not working on Elementary os juno, dont try !!!

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dellnokia

9 days ago

Can you tell us which Linux distribution works because I tried Ubuntu 18.04.3 and it doesn't work because of Slim. Or you could make a video explaining how you installed and it worked

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fkorpsvart

9 days ago

Could you explain the problem specifically?

Because I tried it on several distros before uploading a theme.
I have tried it on Ubuntu, Debian, ParrotOS, KDE Neon, Fedora, OpenSUSE and in all of them it worked very well.
Please, be specific in the problem.

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dellnokia

9 days ago

I installed slim display manager and regardless of whether I install your theme or not when the login screen should appear, everything is black

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fkorpsvart

9 days ago

That's strange, does it still happen with the default SLiM themes?
Because what I do when installing SLiM is then run the command in a terminal: sudo dpkg-reconfigure slim, I select SLiM and it always works.
After that I move the theme folder to the path / user / share / slim / themes, then edit the file in /etc/slim.conf, change the name of the theme and that's it, it always works.
Try reinstalling SLiM again.

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dellnokia

9 days ago

I installed ubuntu 18.04.3 as new and did not have that slim meneger installed so the command you wrote did not work it did not work from the first. I had to install that manager. The problem is that once I installed it slim without installing your document I gave it rebood and after loading instead of my screen login window appeared a black window where you saw nothing. I was able to enter when I entered the password. I would be very grateful if you could solve this problem or if you could tell me where I am wrong.

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fkorpsvart

8 days ago

Well, I've been doing my own tests and I have not found any error in my installations, I've tried with versions 18 and 19 of Ubuntu and everything has gone very well, I've installed and changed themes in SLiM, as always, and nothing has failed me. I've tried on my computers, and I've even tried it on other distros and virtual machines and I have no errors.

I don't know why it should fail you on your computer, friend, but it definitely made me think about changing the description of the installation to be more specific in the SLiM installation procedure and the configuration of the themes.

I'm sorry that I can't give you a solution, but in my tests everything went well. There was someone who also reported an error in ElementaryOS Juno, and I must be honest and I've not tried in ElementaryOS lately, but I'll do it to try to solve the problem, because the problem is not in the themes that I have done, the problem is the SLiM configuration on the desktop, because in my own tests I had no fails.

Thanks for reporting the problem, friend.

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dellnokia

9 days ago

And it's not the first time I install that slim one. I changed the char and ubuntu versions to 19.10 and so on. And I still don't find that path. To me it's like this: usr / share / slim / thems

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fkorpsvart

9 days ago

Be careful when searching for the route, you have to use your file manager in root mode, so run the "sudo nautilus" command, when nautlilus opens then go to the route "/ usr / share / slim / themes" and place the theme file in that folder.
Then you must run the command "sudo gedit /etc/slim.conf" on the terminal and press "ctrl + f", type "current_theme", and change the name for new theme.
Let me do some tests, because on my devices it works perfectly, I have even tried on virtual machines and everything works fine, I don't know if the problem is due to your machine, but I think it can be a SLiM configuration problem.

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dennohpeter

1 month ago

9 9 excellent

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fkorpsvart

1 month ago

Thank you! };)

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