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Old 05-03-2011, 12:51 PM   #16
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That changes the background but how do you change the theme?
Well there's a line;
Code:
#/desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme        Clearlooks
You should change it to:
Code:
/desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme        WhateverTheme
Replace WhateverTheme with the theme that you want.

To change the colors in the theme use > System > Preferences > Appereance > Customize > Colors and change the colors. Some themes will not let you to change the colors - by design. Clearlooks for example will.
 
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:07 PM   #17
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No you can't change it in gconf-editor.

You have, however, cleared up my confusion on the paths.

I can now go and change the theme or change the theme to suit me.

One of these days I will rap my old head around the different ways that paths are written. It is all FUN.

Many thanks.

EDIT
I like your sig. The folks at Canonical should read that bugger once a hour until they understand it.

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Old 05-03-2011, 02:26 PM   #18
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widget, mate, you are welcome! ^
 
Old 05-03-2011, 02:30 PM   #19
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My last post was posted while you were posting #16.

That is just what I did.

I also, perhaps not needed, ran;
Code:
update-initramfs -u
I want to see the bugger on next boot so I have a tendency to run that when in doubt as to whether something will change or not for that boot.

Thanks again.

This has completed the last little thing on my wanted config as far as eye candy goes. Not a real important on seeing how long that screen is up. It is just so much FUN to play with Linux in general and Debian in particular. Some folks really like to play games on their computer. I like to plat games with my gui.

The OP ought to mark this as solved, I think everything you can do to that screen is covered pretty well in this thread.
 
Old 05-06-2011, 06:22 PM   #20
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if your using gnome try it the easy way
$/usr/bin/gnome-control-center

After the window opens under system select login window put in PW then select the local tab there it will give you graphical options just check which ever one you want or install a new theme make sure you uncheck the previous login theme or it'll pick the theme at random each time you reboot.
 
Old 05-06-2011, 07:43 PM   #21
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if your using gnome try it the easy way
$/usr/bin/gnome-control-center

After the window opens under system select login window put in PW then select the local tab there it will give you graphical options just check which ever one you want or install a new theme make sure you uncheck the previous login theme or it'll pick the theme at random each time you reboot.
This is an interesting theory but there are no such thing as a "local" tab (or any tab) on my log in screen gui. Haven't seen one for a long time (2009 maybe?).
 
Old 05-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #22
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This is an interesting theory but there are no such thing as a "local" tab (or any tab) on my log in screen gui. Haven't seen one for a long time (2009 maybe?).
Perhaps your correct, I believe it's dependent on the build. I just checked with Ubuntu 11.04 classic gnome and your correct it is not there, however it is there in my Debian Squeeze with gnome 2. I wonder why the difference..
 
Old 05-08-2011, 01:34 AM   #23
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Beats me, there is no such tab on my login screen gui here on Debian testing.

I did just install Squeeze today but never look to see over there. Could be. Will check some time tomorrow.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 04:37 AM   #24
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you are talking about the difference between the two packages 'gdm' and 'gdm3'. Both are available in the repos. 'gdm' is the old style and 'gdm3' is the new style.
 
  


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