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Old 09-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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Talking Is there a way to edit your log in screen dialog box location?

Okay I really don't know what it's really called, so it's kinda hard to Google it, so i will explain the best i can.

I am running Fedora 17. I have changed the background on the log in screen, to what i wanted. However the only problem is that when the screen pops up for you to select a user and enter password, it appears in the center of the screen. That is fine, but ism looking for a way to move that towards the bottom left, that way the background i picked out will not be obscured. I'm thinking it's call the "GDM", but not sure.

If you understand what I mean, and can help or at least point me in a good direction i would be much appreciated.

ignore bad spelling ;p sometimes spell correct can't help me.
Old 09-11-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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I use kde instead of gnome, and I use Debiasn 6, so this suggestion may not work.

I have a file called /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc. In that file, I have this
# The relative coordinates (X,Y in percent) of the center of the greeter.
# Default is "50,50"
By adjusting the percents (25:75 would move the login to 25 percent from the left, and 75 percent down) I can move the login box around. You may have something similar.

Try searching for gdmrc on your system. You may get lucky and have a similar config file in /etc.
Old 09-12-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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I shall look more into it, I did see the file you mention, yet didn't see anything about coordinators, though i may just be blind. I shall try later on it tonight, even might try a different desktop environment. I still like my gnome, but I i guess trying new things, is the part of growing in Linux ^_^.


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