LightDM the revolutionary display manager for Ubuntu 11. 10 Oneiric, comes that will replace the old GDM, LightDM is named a a ligher and more customizable one. With the particular arrival of Ubuntu LightDM 11. 10 Oneiric also came up many new mockups, one of them was made famous by means of Robert Handmaids, a Canonical developer whom created a 3D animation belonging to the LightDM.

the actual 3D animation consist on creatures with our usernames moving on the screen, when you mouse click on the one with the username he stops and ensure that you get the possibility to key in the password, see the video bellow for any clear overview how does it work.

Installation in Ubuntu 11.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lightdm-team/crowd-greeter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install crowd-greeter
sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

After installation is finished, restart your computer. You can revert the changes through setting the ’greeter-session’ above back to ‘unity-greeter‘.
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