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Old 05-24-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
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Graphical Login Screen?


Hi

I'm just wondering what other users use, or can recommend, for graphical login screens. I've tried using the XFree one and I think its a little ugly, especially now I've got xFce looking really nice.

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Old 05-24-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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Well, if you don't like xdm, have a look at gdm or kdm ...
Or read the man page and modify to your hearts content.

If you go with kdm or gdm bear in mind that they both
have a huge memory footprint ;)


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Old 06-01-2004, 06:37 AM   #3
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I can't really use GDM/KDM due to the large footprint, and XDM is very ugly.

Are there any others?
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:45 AM   #4
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I can't really use GDM/KDM due to the large footprint, and XDM is very ugly.

Are there any others?
Why can't you just customize XDM?
 
Old 06-03-2004, 04:48 AM   #5
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I don't know! Can I?
 
Old 06-03-2004, 06:30 AM   #6
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Are you sure you need a graphical login screen?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 04:28 AM   #7
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Not just at the moment, but I'm setting up a system for a family member who will. They're used to windows, and I'm migrating them to linux for stability and ease of use.

They'll basically have a slack box with xFce, Rox, Firefox, Thunderbird, and XMMS on it. But booting into the CLI will mean more questions than I can answer, whereas if they're presented with a nice, neat graphical logon, then single buttons for apps (and to control volume - such as built into xFce) they won't be presented with anything that will cause ear-ache for me!

Plus, I'd prefer to log in using a graphical login screen once my system is fully setup.
 
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Can you slim KDM down at all?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 05:15 PM   #9
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I used to use kdm all the time, but now I use gdm. It's really nice looking, full screen, no dialog.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 05:31 PM   #10
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gdm is really sleek and the memory issue isn't bad: it uses 8.5 megs of memory for me
 
Old 06-04-2004, 06:15 PM   #11
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well i'm guessing hardware is constraining you to xdm, so if you want to customise it, its probably gonna be editing something in /etc/X11/xdm.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 09:26 PM   #12
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gdm is really sleek and the memory issue isn't bad: it uses 8.5 megs of memory for me
My requirement is having passwordless logins, and I never could get that to work with GDM, even when I added the user names to the passwordless login line. Therefore, I have to use KDM. I like GDM's ability to have the flexiserver though, that's a nice touch.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 10:14 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by neocookie
I can't really use GDM/KDM due to the large footprint, and XDM is very ugly.

Are there any others?
You can customize the image on the gdm login screen. I have several images. The site I got theme from was art.gnome.org which is down right now. I just found some by searching on Google for

gdm themes

EDIT:
I just found some on Freshmeat
http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/991/

Last edited by darthtux; 06-04-2004 at 10:56 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 08:21 AM   #14
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So will XDM do what GDM does, in terms of full-screen grapical login with pretty boxes and buttons?

I'm just wondering, because that what I'd like to have.
 
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No, it won't ...

If you look at http://freshmeat.net there's a few add-on
tools that will give you shutdown-buttons and the like.

I haven't tried to make a password-less login yet,
since I can't see the point of that ;)

But you could make the user without a password ;)



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