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Old 05-02-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Want to change LTSP login screen!


Hey

I've got LTSP loaded up ont FC5 working fine no problems with the way it works or anything. It has now however come to the point where I want to customize many of the settings. First thing is first, I want to change the XDM login screen that it's pulling up to something else. If anyone could direct me to where I can change this, or even how to modify customize the current one to a different size, color, maybe add an image, that would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-02-2006, 12:06 PM   #2
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Here's some XDM themes: http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/980/

Here's a link to how to custom colors, backgrounds, images, login box, etc: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3325

Alternatively, you could install GDM (there's a lot more themes for it).
 
Old 05-02-2006, 12:23 PM   #3
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I don't use FC5 but xdm is quite customizable I think I've got mine looking better then kdm or gdm ever did for me. If you edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources you can change the fonts, colors, borders, geometry, image and greetings of the log in box for Xdm and make it look like whatever you want. as for the ugly grey or black background put something in /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0 I'm partial to that opengl matrix screensaver and it goes well with my color theme so mine looks like:
Code:
/usr/lib/misc/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root -speed 4 &
you could do this with any of the screensavers but don't forget the & or you will never get a login box. you could also use something like Esetroot here to just set the background to an image of your choice. If you do use a screensaver for the background keep in mind that it will keep running even though you can't see it eating up cpu cycles so in /etc/X11/xdm/GiveConsole right after the comments I added:
Code:
killall glmatrix
keep in mind:
paths may be different for you as you use another distro; I don't know what LTSP is.

Edit: Or maybe you could use a theme I didn't know about these either.

Last edited by johnson_steve; 05-02-2006 at 12:25 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 12:39 PM   #4
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Much appreciated, I'm Gonna take a look into it now. You mentioned using GDM instead, do you know how to configure LTSP (Linux Terminal Service Project) to use GDM for the login screen. As it stands right now under my LTSP configuration for XDMCP it says using GDM now I hope I am not mistaken in the login screen being XDM? I am going to start small and just try to change the part of the login screen that says "Welcome to ...such n such" will keep posted, hopefully this can clear up some questions others may have in the future. Thanks again
 
Old 05-02-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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I would guess you're using GDM because that's what ships with Fedora natively (since it uses Gnome). If that's the case, you should be able to configure GDM in whatever system configuration control panel Gnome has. There's lots of themes at http://art.gnome.org/themes/gdm_greeter/ and at http://themes.freshmeat.net
 
Old 05-02-2006, 03:44 PM   #6
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Ok guys, I must have been having a mental lapse, but the LTSP was pulling in a poor looking GDM login screen as apposed tothe KDM one I originally thought it was. All in all in the end I ended up editing the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file to change it (you can also use the easier way System --> Administration --> Login Screen) Thanks for al lthe help, it's a great forum to be a part of!
 
  


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