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* '''gedit''': Select the 'save' option and then close the window.
* '''gedit''': Select the 'save' option and then close the window.
Otherwise, to set the desired desktop environment:
Otherwise, to set the desired desktop environment:
'''1.''' If present, remove the hash ('#') at the beginning of '''session='''
# If present, remove the hash ('#') at the beginning of '''session='''
'''2.''' Remove the existing desktop environment listed (or any other text such as 'lxdm') from '''session=/usr/bin/<font color ="red">[text to be removed]</font color>''', and
# Remove the existing desktop environment listed (or any other text such as 'lxdm') from '''session=/usr/bin/<font color ="red">[text to be removed]</font color>''', and
'''3.''' Add the command to start your chosen / installed desktop envrionment at the end of '''session=/usr/bin/'''. An example for every officially supported desktop environment has been listed below:
# Add the command to start your chosen / installed desktop envrionment at the end of '''session=/usr/bin/'''. An example for every officially supported desktop environment has been listed below:
* '''To start XFCE''':
* '''To start XFCE''':
{{File|file=/etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf|content=<pre>
{{File|file=/etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf|content=<pre>
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## the value should >=5
## the value should >=5
#timeout=10</pre>}}
#timeout=10</pre>}}
'''1.''' Remove the hash ('#') from the beginning of '''timeout=''' to activate it, and
# Remove the hash ('#') from the beginning of '''timeout=''' to activate it, and
'''2.''' Set the number of '''seconds''' to wait at the login screen, if different from the default value of 10. As stated above the command, the number of seconds specified must be no less than 5.
# Set the number of '''seconds''' to wait at the login screen, if different from the default value of 10. As stated above the command, the number of seconds specified must be no less than 5.
As an example, LXDM has been configured below to enable timeout auto login after waiting 30 seconds:
As an example, LXDM has been configured below to enable timeout auto login after waiting 30 seconds:
{{File|file=/etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf|content=<pre>
{{File|file=/etc/lxdm/lxdm.conf|content=<pre>
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| [[file:newpathway.png|thumb|left|375px|Path to background]] || As illustrated, it will be necessary to specify the exact location of the background image to use. Although it is possible to copy the new background images to the existing '''backgrounds''' folder using Root privilages, in this instance a new folder location will be specified:
| [[file:newpathway.png|thumb|left|375px|Path to background]] || As illustrated, it will be necessary to specify the exact location of the background image to use. Although it is possible to copy the new background images to the existing '''backgrounds''' folder using Root privilages, in this instance a new folder location will be specified:
'''1.''' Open your file manager and locate the folder containing the desired background image. The full location should then be listed in the address bar (e.g. in this instance it is ''/home/carl/Pictures'')
# Open your file manager and locate the folder containing the desired background image. The full location should then be listed in the address bar (e.g. in this instance it is ''/home/carl/Pictures'')
'''2.''' Remove the hash ('#') from the beginning of '''bg=''' to activate it
# Remove the hash ('#') from the beginning of '''bg=''' to activate it
'''3.''' Remove the existing location and image file specified after the '''bg=''' command (e.g. bg=<font color ="red">/usr/share/backgrounds/default.png</font color>)
# Remove the existing location and image file specified after the '''bg=''' command (e.g. bg=<font color ="red">/usr/share/backgrounds/default.png</font color>)
'''4.''' Enter the new location of the image to use after the '''bg=''' command - by either manually typing it in or copying and pasting it from the address bar of the file manager - and ensure that it ends with a forwards slash (e.g. ''/home/carl/Pictures/'').
# Enter the new location of the image to use after the '''bg=''' command - by either manually typing it in or copying and pasting it from the address bar of the file manager - and ensure that it ends with a forwards slash (e.g. ''/home/carl/Pictures/'').
'''5.''' After the forwards slash, enter the full name of the image you wish to use, including the file type extension (e.g. ''/home/carl/Pictures/abstractgreen.jpg'').  
# After the forwards slash, enter the full name of the image you wish to use, including the file type extension (e.g. ''/home/carl/Pictures/abstractgreen.jpg'').  
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