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Old 11-01-2003, 06:54 PM   #1
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Question Login Background


Hi there,

Does anybody know how to change the background of the splash screen? I know how to change the actual splash screen, but the screen that the login screen is displayed on is a horrible default blue, and doesn't fit in with my theme colours.

Is there any way that I can change that blue screen for a tiled image, or for another colour?

Thanks

MJ
 
Old 11-01-2003, 11:18 PM   #2
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You probably need to modify the gdmgreeter theme in /usr/share/gdm/themes/Bluecurve
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:03 AM   #3
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The screen that the login screen is displayed on? I am confused.

You may try to switch to KDM instead of GDM and use a nice background image. I did that by setting preferred=kdm in /etc/X11/prefdm.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:15 AM   #4
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http://www.kde-look.org/
http://art.gnome.org/themes/gdm_greeter/index.php
 
Old 11-02-2003, 08:56 AM   #5
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No, its not the greeter theme, I can do that.

When the greeter screen appears, then you input username and password and hit enter.....

Then the splash screen is displayed, on a blue background...it is this that I want to change...

Anybody?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 09:11 AM   #6
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http://art.gnome.org/faq.php#13

Here is the a procedure for changing the KDE splash screen in Red Hat Linux.


Several very good splash screen replacements are available at http://www.kde-look.org.

1. Create a directory for your splash screen.
mkdir -p ~/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/pics

2. Copy your splash screen archive or individual files to this directory.
cp splash_screen_tarball.tar.gz ~/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/pics

3. Extract the splash screen archive.
cd ~/.kde/share/apps/ksplash/pics; tar zxvf splash_screen_tarball.tar.gz
 
Old 11-02-2003, 01:23 PM   #7
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i'm using gnome, not KDE.

and i don't want to change the splash screen, just the blue background that the splash screen is displayed on. i dont want to alter the splash screen at all!!

Anybody?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 03:33 PM   #8
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I posted a suggestion further above. Any comments on that?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 07:22 AM   #9
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I'll give it a go cheers
 
Old 11-17-2003, 03:54 PM   #10
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Xianzai.. any sucess? I have been trying to do the same thing, but no luck. I tried editing the XML file in the startup screen directory, but it didnt have any mention of that blue.

What did you do?
-LBB
 
Old 11-17-2003, 04:20 PM   #11
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In KDE:

Control Panel --> System Administration --> Login Manager --> Background

Hope that helps
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:19 PM   #12
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First of all, this is GNOME. But I did go into GNOME's login properties and change the background for the standard greeter (Note: I am using graphical greeter) to black. Still, when I reboot, the colour behind the spash screen is that blue.

Thanks anyways
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Old 12-03-2003, 03:02 PM   #13
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Anyone ever figure this out. This has been bugging me for a long time.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 03:19 PM   #14
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Woohooo!
Just figured this out.
The hex for that awful blue that you see is #5477A0. I did a 'grep -r 5477A0 /etc/X11/*' and found that hex in 3 different files.
/etc/X11/gdm/Init/Default:/usr/X11R6/bin/xsetroot -solid "#5477A0"
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession:xsetroot -solid '#5477A0'
/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0:/usr/X11R6/bin/xsetroot -solid "#5477A0"

Actually that Default one in the gdm directory is a symlink to the Xsetup_0. So its only two files.
change the 'xsetroot -solid' line to whatever color you want, logout and login. Watch your new color flash breifly before your eyes.

BTW I'm still using RH8.0. So if these files don't exist on Rh9 or FC1 you might try that grep line again. Unless they changed that blue in later versions.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 04:12 PM   #15
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Great news!!

Thank you Incanus, I have been trying to change that for a while. Yes, those files are there under RH9, I just changed it and it worked perfectly.
 
  


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