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Old 05-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #1
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change login theme on squeeze


hi

Howto change login theme on squeeze?

BTW on lenny I can easy change using System -> Administration -> Login Window, but cannot find this option on squeeze.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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Try gdmsetup using root account.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:32 PM   #3
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Try gdmsetup using root account.
I get only this pop-up window and don't have any themes options:
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:34 PM   #4
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Did you run it as root user?
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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Did you run it as root user?
Yes, I've started gdmsetup as root user.
You see in the picture (as superuser).

Last edited by cccc; 05-02-2011 at 05:45 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 06:08 PM   #6
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Which graphic card are you using? I checked further and found a bug on nvidia.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...20/comments/17
 
Old 05-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #7
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Code:
# lshw
*-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
             version: 01
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff(prefetchable) memory:ff680000-ff6fffff
BTW if I do an upgrade from lenny to squeeze on the same hardware, then I get "Login Window" with all options, but if I do a fresh squeeze installation, then I get this pop-up windows that I've posted before, really strange...
 
Old 05-02-2011, 06:24 PM   #8
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Yeah that is really strange. One thing that can be tried is un-installing and re-installing gdm package. Not sure if it will work but can give it a try.

I found this on the internet: http://www.pc-freak.net/blog/few-tho...-debian-linux/

In the above link it appears that this guy perform a fresh installation of Debian Squeeze and gdm is working for him.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 06:33 PM   #9
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Thx, but un-installing and re-installing of gdm package didn't help.
Has someone any other idea, howto solve this problem?
 
Old 05-03-2011, 04:45 AM   #10
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It's GDM 3, so you need to edit /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults.

After that run:
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dpkg-reconfigure gdm3
 
Old 05-03-2011, 06:31 AM   #11
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It's GDM 3, so you need to edit /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults.

After that run:
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dpkg-reconfigure gdm3
Thx, but what exactly should be changed there?
Code:
# cat /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults
# Use a specific background
#/desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename	/usr/share/images/desktop-base/login-background.svg
#/desktop/gnome/background/picture_options	zoom

# Theming options
#/desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme		Clearlooks

# Greeter options
/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_name 	debian-swirl

# Play system beeps - especially the one when the greeter is ready
/desktop/gnome/sound/event_sounds		true

# Some other possible options
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_enable		true
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text		Welcome
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_restart_buttons	false
#/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list		false

# The lower panel doesn't work with the compositor
/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager		false

# Prevent the power management icon from showing up
/apps/gnome-power-manager/ui/icon_policy		never
 
Old 05-03-2011, 06:47 AM   #12
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well, for example, I changed the background pic on my system. Note that most of the options are commented out. Remove the hash mark ('#') in front of an option, and then change its value on the right side of the file...

Code:
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/desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename	/usr/share/images/desktop-base/login-background.svg
...
you get it, right? I'm not sure what file formats are acceptable for a background image, but I think '.png' might work.

EDIT: I also changed 'Clearlooks' to 'Glider'.

Last edited by radiodee1; 05-03-2011 at 06:48 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2011, 08:54 AM   #13
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Thx, but what exactly should be changed there?
Well radiodee1 said it pretty nicely. I'm using .png image for the background and it works.
 
Old 05-03-2011, 11:23 AM   #14
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That changes the background but how do you change the theme? I changed the background some time back but I would like to change the color of the login box, particularly the blue where the user name appears.

My problem is basically this;
Quote:
#/desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme Clearlooks

/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_name debian-swirl
I have no idea what the paths there mean at all. Where do these things actually live (what are those paths really pointing to)?
 
Old 05-03-2011, 11:43 AM   #15
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That changes the background but how do you change the theme? I changed the background some time back but I would like to change the color of the login box, particularly the blue where the user name appears.

My problem is basically this;

I have no idea what the paths there mean at all. Where do these things actually live (what are those paths really pointing to)?
I dunno about the blue where the name appears, but the paths are gconf2 paths, and you can see them if you open up the 'Configuration Editor' that you find at 'Applications->System Tools->Configuration Editor'. I don't know what portion of the theme can actually be changed by way of gconf, like I say, I just changed the bg and the 'Clearlooks' to 'Glider'.
 
  


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