L33t H4ck3r Login

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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.

I use 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:

My new computer login screen!

All the code is available on its github repo. To set this up all you need to do is install this greeter, edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf to contain:

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 /etc/lightdm/lightdm-webkit2-greeter.conf:

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.

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