I’m just starting with fedora, and I would like to change the login background. Could you help me, please?
It is described here: Change the desktop background
“1. Click Background to open the panel. The current selections for Background and Lock Screen are shown at the top.”
Those options don’t exist.
Yes. In the last GNOME version, this option is no more available.
Sorry, I didn’t cross check the information linked. I know I had used Settings before to set a different lock screen than user background. I guess they removed the option to be able to create the fancy login screen as it is today.
I did a quick search and found this extension:
(This is for the Unlock screen, not the login screen after you booted your machine)
From an end-user perspective, it seems weird that you need an extension for such basic setting…
Thanks, but I would like to change the login background.
For some stupid reason GDM makes this quite complicated.
There are instructions on the Arch Linux wiki you could try. I haven’t tested them myself.
go to login window option in menu
and also remember to place you wallpaper in the /usr/share/backgrounds folder otherwise it result in black background in login screen
Do you mean the login screen where you have the fedora logo on the bottom? If so:
gsettings set org.gnome.login-screen logo 'full-path-to-image'
default image is
Not sure if you are still looking to do this, but the method I used is found here: DebugPoint - How to Change Login Screen Background in Fedora Workstation. I used this method on a ThinkPad T14 Gen 1 running Fedora 35 with no issues.
Be aware that the small blue Fedora logo is still present (at the location mentioned in this thread by @tachi). I assume one could edit that .png file to be fully transparent and make it go away, but I cannot say if that would work, or if it is safe.
That’s the file with the login manager background:
it points to this default image:
The simplest way I found was to just replace the default.png file
And I removed the xml file, it does some fancy animation and change the image based on time of the day but all I wanted was a simple static background. this is what I typed:
sudo mv default.xml default.xml_bak
sudo mv default.png default.png_bak
sudo mv f36 f36_bak
sudo cp “your_image_path” /usr/share/backgrounds/default.png
logout and you’ll get an updated image
I seem to be a little late to the party by a few yrs.
It took longer to type the reply than complete the task at hand.
I’m too lazy to do all the steps bunker listed.
- saved image I wanted to use *.jpg as default.png
- renamed / mv existing appending bak to the end
- mv my preferred and renamed image to /user/share/backgrounds
good to go