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Old 05-18-2007, 02:23 PM   #1
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DR17 Login screen


i want to switch to DR17 Enligtenment
i mean I allready have it installed on my slack 11
it works great and all that
but...
how do i change the login screen?
now its the login screen from KDE
and i want to use Enlightenements login screen
and i don't want to unsinstall KDE as i might need it from time to time...
any help would be great!
 
Old 05-18-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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I believe that kdm is currently managing your login process. I also think enlightenment has it's own session manager. I bet if you install that and set it up right, it will work better.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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Hi Tux-Slack,

the Enlightenment login manager is "entrance". One way to use it is to add this code to "/etc/rc.d/rc.4":
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# Try to use Enlightenment's Entrance session manager:
if [ -x /usr/sbin/entranced ]; then
exec /usr/sbin/entranced -nodaemon
fi
An alternative way to start entrance is via a rc.entrace file in /etc/rc.d/ as it is included e.g. in the SlackE17 package. If you have already modified rc.4 be sure to remove rc.entrace or to chmod 0644 it. Using both will cause problems like that:
Quote:
INIT ld "x" respawning too fast disabled for 5 minutes
I hope that helps.

Best regards
lemmy
 
Old 05-19-2007, 03:14 PM   #4
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Thank you!
That's what I was looking for...
 
Old 05-19-2007, 08:36 PM   #5
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Just to let you know, stick with the default theme. I changed themes and the bloody thing (Entrance) went crazy on me

I switched back to KDM, which I've since discovered is highly customizable, particularly with kdm theme manager, available in Alien BOB's Slackbuild repository(http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/kdmtheme/).

Joel
 
Old 05-20-2007, 09:04 AM   #6
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this is a useful thread
 
Old 05-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #7
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don't even know how to changhe Entrance themes

and that link you posted is a 404
 
Old 05-20-2007, 03:14 PM   #8
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http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/kdmtheme/ -here, before was ) at the end.

It's easy:
http://www3.get-e.org/Themes/Entrance/
 
Old 05-21-2007, 09:03 AM   #9
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Sorry about the close-parenthesis there -- I swear Alien BOB's repository really exists

To change themes you have to open entrance_edit_gui -- make sure root can display to your current display and you have entrance running. Then when you get it running, change themes, log out and see if you can log back in My experiment failed. I successfully changed themes but I got an authentication error when I tried to log back in. You may need to install some additional stuff (PAM?), however it worked fine with the default theme and with the new theme it died on me.

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show...?content=33672

Joel

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Old 05-21-2007, 10:20 AM   #10
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Somehow it was working for me when used it. Maybe because dropline installed pam.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 09:54 AM   #11
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Like many of these GUI things, I'm sure I could get it to work given enough time, but I have to get on with things. I wonder why I never feel that way with Emacs????

Joel
 
  


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