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Old 10-14-2005, 04:20 AM   #1
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corrupt fedora login theme

Hey guys, this is a real retarded problem I'm having. I incorrectly installed a login theme and it directly goes to the standard login theme since it couldn't load the default graphical one. For some reason the standard login theme doesnt let me click or select the text box to type my user name so thus I can't log in. Is there any way for me to change the login theme remotely? thanks in advanced.
Old 10-15-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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ok not big deal if u can do via remote , root it

cd /etc/X11/gdm/
cp factory-gdm.conf gdm.conf

reboot machine if u like

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Old 10-11-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by routers View Post
cd /etc/X11/gdm/
cp factory-gdm.conf gdm.conf
I installed a bad graphical greeter and got an error message stating:

"The theme for the graphical greeter is corrupt.
It does not contain a definition for the username/password entry element."

I simply pressed Ctrl-Alt-F1 to login via text mode.
Login as root.
Edit ./etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf (I used vi)
Change GraphicalTheme=greeter to GraphicalTheme=Bluecurve under the [greeter] section.

This resets the greeter to the factory default but maintains the rest of your custom settings. You could also use "Circles" as the theme. Hope this helps!


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