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Old 05-18-2005, 07:58 AM   #1
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How can I change my login screen?


Hi everyone,

On Mandrake 10.1 I used to have a good looking login screen, similar to Windows XP login screen, you know, you click the icon then you put the password. However, since I installed Mandrake LE 2005 I have a gui login where I have to type my user name.

The questions is: How can I set up my login screen to something similar to Windows XP login screen (to choose users by icon)???

thanks a lot,

Felipe
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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I presume you are using KDE so open kcontrol {control center} and then go to "system administration" and then "login manager" ---- you should be able to change settings there. To do so you will have to give your root password.
Good luck.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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I presume you are using KDE so open kcontrol {control center} and then go to "system administration" and then "login manager" ---- you should be able to change settings there. To do so you will have to give your root password.
Good luck.
Yes, I'm using KDE.

I've tryed that. In the "login manager" it does not mather what I change (there is an Interface Style field, but doesn't change anything) It always looks the same.

Now I found a place in kcontrol where I can choose between KDM our XDM for the login. KDE is the current one, and XDM looks even worse =( maybe LE 2005 does not come with a good looking login screen and I will have to install one....

Felipe

Last edited by sekelsenmat; 05-18-2005 at 09:14 PM.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 09:02 PM   #4
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You need to find a file called kdmrc and in the [X-*-Greeter] section, change the part that says UseTheme=true to UseTheme=false.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 09:20 PM   #5
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You need to find a file called kdmrc and in the [X-*-Greeter] section, change the part that says UseTheme=true to UseTheme=false.
Thanks a lot!!!! Now I can choose between users!!!

I guess those LE 2005 themes are just to anoy us =(

Now, I'm starting to think that my old login screen was a Theme for kdm, but a good looking theme instead of the one that came with LE.

Thanks again,

Felipe
 
Old 05-19-2005, 06:29 AM   #6
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No, its not just LE that does that. Its a feature from KDE 3.4 (ported to KDE 3.3 by Mandriva) which as borrowed from GNOME's GDM. There are some themes that let you choose users and have a button to click for you to login.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 04:25 AM   #7
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for anyone still having trouble, I did but after playing with my
/etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc file I now have it working

make a backup and copy and paste this into a text file and save as above name plse with stuff BETWEEN the hash lines not including them please

note that I have changed the user names to something witty

c means Clannad the music group
g means I think they are great
root means what you know it means

I had some issues with hidden users and selected users and reddaz theme solution.

this file works and I aint messin with it any more as my head hurts


EDIT 1

ahh forgot to mention that in mcc >>>system >>>>users you can see your user id for those into graphics.

I have deliberately made my uid range 500 to 502 you may need to change yours if you have lots of users.

##########file output begins#######################
[General]
ConfigVersion=2.1
PidFile=/var/run/xdm.pid
ServerVTs=-7
Xservers=/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers

[Shutdown]
HaltCmd=/sbin/halt
LiloCmd=/sbin/lilo
LiloMap=/boot/map
RebootCmd=/sbin/reboot
UseLilo=false

[X-*-Core]
AllowNullPasswd=false
AllowRootLogin=false
AllowShutdown=Root
AutoReLogin=false
Reset=/etc/X11/xdm/TakeConsole
Resources=/etc/X11/xdm/Xresources
Session=/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession
Setup=/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0
Startup=/etc/X11/xdm/GiveConsole
SystemPath=/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin/
UserPath=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin/

[X-*-Greeter]
AntiAliasing=false
AuthComplain=false
ColorScheme=Plastik
DefaultUser=g
EchoMode=OneStar
FaceSource=PreferUser
FailFont=helvetica,12,-1,5,75,0,0,0,0,0
FocusPasswd=true
ForgingSeed=1069108915
GUIStyle=Plastik
GreetFont=Charter,15,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0
GreetString=Welcome to %s at %n
GreeterPos=50,50
GreeterPosFixed=false
GreeterPosX=50
GreeterPosY=50
HiddenUsers=
Language=en_US
LogoArea=Logo
LogoPixmap=
MaxShowUID=502
MinShowUID=500
PreselectUser=Default
SelectedUsers=c,g,root
ShowUsers=NotHidden
SortUsers=true
StdFont=helvetica,12,-1,5,50,0,0,0,0,0
Theme=/usr/share/mdk/dm
UseBackground=true
UseTheme=false
UserCompletion=false
UserList=true

[X-:*-Core]
AllowNullPasswd=true
AllowRootLogin=true
AllowShutdown=All
NoPassEnable=false
NoPassUsers=

[X-:*-Greeter]
LoginMode=DefaultLocal

[X-:0-Core]
Authorize=true
AutoLoginEnable=false
AutoLoginUser=c

[X-:1-Core]
Authorize=true

[Xdmcp]
Enable=false
Willing=/etc/X11/xdm/Xwilling
Xaccess=/etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess
###############end of file######################

Last edited by aus9; 06-06-2005 at 04:28 AM.
 
  


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