L33t H4ck3r Login
Everyone wants to be a hacker these days, but to be truly l33t, you gotta have a cool retro setup from boot time to shut down. So during finals I decided to make a login theme that accurately captures what it would be like if Johnny Mnemonic owned my laptop.
lightdm, and since old habits die hard I decided to poke
around and see how to make a login theme for it.
Since it was finals week I didn’t want to waste time learning GTK or SDL,
and luckily I found
lightdm-webkit2-greeter on the AUR.
After a little bit of being locked out of my desktop, I finally got it:
All the code is available on its github repo. To set this up
all you need to do is install this greeter, edit
[Seat:*] greeter-session = lightdm-webkit2-greeter
Place the theme in the themes folder for this greeter,
git clone 'https://github.com/illegalprime/hackerz.git' /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/hackerz
and finally edit
[greeter] webkit-theme = hackerz
If you want to make your own cool theme, there’s not much docs out there, but you can take a look at my code for some guidance, if the API is still the same when you’re reading this.