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Old 11-23-2003, 04:14 AM   #1
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Want to change the Background ..

Hey .. I wanna change the Background...of the windowmanager while my KDE gets simply puts an ageold screenshot of some plain blue mosaic which I have got bored looking at..Now I wanna ..make a change....I am asking about the Screen Display that comes behind the Dialog box..which appears for entering Username and the time of logging in..I have done some ground work with the /etc/inittab and /etc/rc.d/rd.S ..but of no avail...some one please help me out....
Old 11-23-2003, 06:39 AM   #2
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As far as I know, go to the "Control Panel", select System | Login Manager. there you will see a background tab. Just make the changes there.

Old 11-23-2003, 06:31 PM   #3
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This is the command I use:

wmsetbg path/to/wallpaper.jpg

I put it in my .xinitrc file in the home directory so it happens when i startx. You can issue it in a terminal as well. I use it in flux, but I hear it works fine in WM too.

Be sure to put a '&' at the end of your last line that loads the WM. The & tells it to continue to the next command. You can put other stuff there too. I have it starting gkrellm there.

Last edited by Scruff; 11-23-2003 at 06:33 PM.
Old 11-23-2003, 11:41 PM   #4
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Hey ...Thanx for your Info...I will try that out..anyways...I have loaded Slackware 9.1 now and am busy with the installation part and stuff...After a while..I will try that Suggestion of yours ....Thanx anyway..


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