Can't change login background (10.6.6 related?)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reubs, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Jun 22, 2006
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    I like to have a different login background than the stock one, and I had no problems with it previously. I think, though, since the 10.6.6 update I've had problems with it. I tried using MacPilot like I have in the past, and that didn't work. I tried going into the CoreServices folder like I had in the past, and that told me I didn't have permission to change such files (even though I'm an Admin user on this account).

    Anyone else having problems with this same issue?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
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    Is this the procedure you used?

    To replace login screen background:
    1. Enter the following commands in Terminal, pressing Enter after each:
      • cd /System/Library/CoreServices
      • sudo mv DefaultDesktop.jpg DefaultDesktop_Old.jpg (enter password when prompted)
    2. Quit Terminal
    3. Rename desired image to DefaultDesktop.jpg
    4. In Finder, drag and drop the image into /System/Library/CoreServices
    5. When asked, click Authenticate and enter user name and password for your Admin-level account.
    6. Restart
     
  3. reubs thread starter macrumors 68000

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