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Old 08-18-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
raagu
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How to change desktop theme ?


I am using debian linux.. I have downloaded some kdm themes and installed .After that when i logged in to the system through user mode , it is giving error message for that newly installed theme and not taking me to the desktop. It is repeatedly asking for user name and password .. when i logged in through root , then i can be able to access linux.. how to uninstall those themes and loggin through user again ?
 
Old 08-18-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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First don't tell only "it is giving error message", but give the exact text of the error message. Be also precise as to what commands you have used exactly to install the themes.

If the problem is caused by a kdm theme, and you can log in as root to a console, search for the kdmrc file (on my machine it is located in the /usr/share/config/kdm/ directory, but it can be elsewhere for you).
Make a backup of it (cp kdmrc kdmrc.bak), then edit it from :

[X-*-Greeter]
...
UseTheme=true
...

to :

[X-*-Greeter]
...
UseTheme=false
...

(the '...' means other options there)

Save and restart.

"how to uninstall those themes" : as you didn't say how you installed them, it's difficult to answer. If you reverse what you've done that should do it.
 
  


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