How to change Ubuntu 10.04 login screen image

Execute the following command in a terminal,

sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow

Copy an image to /usr/share/backgrounds

cp yourimage.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds

Logout Ubuntu.
You can see a window will pop up, select "Wallpaper" and locate the desired image. You can change the image from there.

Login to system and open a terminal and execute following command,

sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop

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