View Full Version : Changing leopard Log-in Wallpaper

30th October 2007, 04:52 PM
How can I change the horrible - IMO - login wallpaper of leopard to the Tiger wallpaper?

Thank you.

30th October 2007, 05:03 PM
I would imagine logging in as root, then finding the file and replacing it, although apple might have encoded it or soemthing. Also, do anything wrong and you could stuff your install, cos root can do anything, exactly why we need it to change the wallpaper...

30th October 2007, 05:05 PM
I doubt you'd have to login as root. More likely you'd have to sudo (use temporary root priveleges) the command to change the image file.

30th October 2007, 05:06 PM
Replace this file with whichever image you'd like. You will need an administrator password to do it:


30th October 2007, 05:27 PM
I have located the file but I am prompted that I do not have the access rights.
I am logged in as the Administrator.
I have checked in GET INFO that I have access.

30th October 2007, 05:30 PM
Copy the file in there. it should prompt you with an 'Authenticate' option.

30th October 2007, 05:48 PM
Thank you all.
Disko - that worked. Cheers.

30th October 2007, 05:58 PM
Or for those who like terminal

sudo cp /current/image/path/extension /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg


But remember folks - always backup those default files before you replace them.