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Old 01-29-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Slack9.1 Login Screen


I have pretty much everything i could possibly want to have working in linux; except for one problem. I need to change that Flower login screen.

How do i change the image for the loging screen? I'm using KDE.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 10:51 PM   #2
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How do you login. Sound's like "GDM" Do you want to change the theme or change the Login Manager altogether.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 04:51 AM   #3
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Edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.4 file. You'll find the if statement is set to use the gdm (flower) first. Just comment it out so kdm loads first.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 01:14 PM   #4
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Thank you. I will try that when i get home. But i was wondering if there is any other "themes" to pick from or is it just the "flower" (which i'm sure it's not)? And if i comment out that line, will the KDM login screen come up? I still need to have a login for our network and not go right into a user's account. Regardless, i'll work on it. Thanks for the time!

PS - I know this is off topic, but i guess it still deals with my installation. How do i get more than 1 mozilla session open? Every time i open another one, it prompts me for a user to use.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:25 PM   #5
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When you edit the file you'll find the flower gdm is listed first. If kde is listed next then that will appear after you comment out the gdm bit.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:26 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Phorem
Thank you. I will try that when i get home. But i was wondering if there is any other "themes" to pick from or is it just the "flower" (which i'm sure it's not)? And if i comment out that line, will the KDM login screen come up? I still need to have a login for our network and not go right into a user's account. Regardless, i'll work on it. Thanks for the time!
If you haven't done it already, you'll want to edit your /etc/inittab and change the default run level to 4.

Then, as Chris H mentioned, you should edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.4 file and just comment out the part that fires up gdm. That'll ensure that kdm will run as your login manager.

In KDE itself if you go to the configuration menu and then "administrative" and select "login manager", it'll let you customize things like user icons and the default logo that displays on the login dialog, and even what the welcome message is and what background image it uses.
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PS - I know this is off topic, but i guess it still deals with my installation. How do i get more than 1 mozilla session open? Every time i open another one, it prompts me for a user to use.
Sorry, can't help you on that one. I can't stand Mozilla. I usually use Opera.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:53 PM   #7
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PS - I know this is off topic, but i guess it still deals with my installation. How do i get more than 1 mozilla session open? Every time i open another one, it prompts me for a user to use.
Don't try and run mozilla from the icon or typing mozilla in a terminal. Each user or profile can only have one mozilla running. If you want another just open a new window or tab from the existing browser.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 05:31 PM   #8
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I know what you mean. I use the "ctrl-T" keystroke to open another tab. It's the wife that is giving me grief about it. I recently actually got her to drop Windoze XP (i have tried for about a year) and give Linux a try. I'm basically trying to make her happy and stick with it. I know that Mandrake 9.2 will allow more than one session open for Mozilla....y not on Slack? There has to be a setting.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:42 PM   #9
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Just so you guys know, your suggestions for changing the login manager worked perfectly and i thank you for your time and help.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:11 PM   #10
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No problem... I went digging around for almost exactly the same thing after I got Slackware set up.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 11:43 PM   #11
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you have to change the rc.4 file /etc/rc.d/rc.4 then run init 4 as our friend said.do it for the while lets see the result.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 09:54 AM   #12
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Changing logo without killing gdm

For thos of you who just want to nix the flower try this.

rename /usr/share/gdm/themes/circles/flower.png to something else
then put whatever image you want (i have tux) in the /usr/share/gdm/themes/circles/ folder as flower.png

Tada, New login image.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 01:37 PM   #13
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Hey....that worked too!

You can also edit the " circles.xml " to point to the new *.png file. Scroll down to line (approx) 113 and change the file name to what ever you want.
Slackware - it just gets better and better :-)
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:22 AM   #14
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I know that Mandrake 9.2 will allow more than one session open for Mozilla....y not on Slack? There has to be a setting.
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what version of mozilla?
 
  


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