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Old 02-12-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
kphookan
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How to change login screen in Mandriva 2010 KDE4?


Hi All,

First of all I thank you very much for taking out your valuable time to go through this thread of mine.

Well, I am trying to change the login screen from "Configure Your Desktop>Advanced>Login Manager".When I go into the login manager, everything is grayed out,you cannot change anything.So,I guess that I have to change it as root but I don't know how to do that. Therefore I need help regarding that. I did google searching but it was not of any help because they were for previous releases of mandriva or other distros which didn't apply to my case.

Hope that some of you will come up with some solution.

With great regards & Thanks,

Last edited by kphookan; 02-12-2010 at 12:17 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 01:43 PM   #2
agnar
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If you have sudoers privileges you can in a command shell run the command: sudo systemsettings
That will start "Configure Your Desktop" as root.
A command shell window can be started with the menu item: Tools->Konsole
 
Old 02-13-2010, 02:33 AM   #3
kphookan
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Hello Agnar,
Thank you for your reply. Yes, i tried that. First I logged in as root in the konsole by typing "su" (for mandriva) and then typed the root password. then when i typed 'systemsettings', it simply went to the other line but the 'configure your desktop' doesn't open.
So, I wonder what to do next?
 
Old 02-14-2010, 02:56 AM   #4
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As I understand the "Configure Your Desktop" window doesn't appear after you run systemsettings as root.
It could be a X-Windows issue. The X-server doesn't by default allow windows from other users to appear.

To allow windows from other users to appear, try this:
As your normal user in a command shell run the command: xhost +
That will allow all user to open windows.

After you logged in as root run the command: export DISPLAY=:0
This will tell X-Window programs to use the default display (this may not be necessary, but it doesn't harm)
Then run as root: systemsettings
 
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:53 AM   #5
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Thanks for your kind attention again for trying to help me Agnar. I did exactly what you have said but it didnt work.However, I tried an alternative method which worked.First, I right clicked on the "Configure Your Desktop" option>left click on Icon settings>then go to Application tab>then Advanced options. Then there selected to run as a different user i.e. 'root'. After that I clicked Ok and again Ok at the other window.Then I clicked on the 'Configure Your Desktop' icon on my taskbar (the icon changed but you can revert it back, I will tell later for anyone who finds this useful).It asked for root password.After entering the same, i was able to open the login manager and do the desired changes.

To change the icon settings,whoever is interested: Right click on the icon of 'Configure Your Desktop'>left click icon settings>click on the icon under General tab. then click on 'Places' and use the original icon.

Thank you.
 
  


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