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Old 11-19-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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KDM theme manager help


Is there a way to make the kdm theme manager the default loging manager so that I can change me login screen?
 
Old 11-19-2007, 10:39 PM   #2
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Try xwmconfig and select KDE.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 02:00 AM   #3
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KDM Theme Manager manages the visual theme of the KDM login manager, it is in itself not a login manager.
KDM only starts in runlevel 4, so you have to edit /etc/inittab file and change
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
to
Code:
id:4:initdefault:
and then reboot (or just run "telinit 4" this one time to get into runlevel 4 quickly).

Then you need to install the kdetheme package (like mine: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/kdmtheme/) and downlod one or more themes from KDE-look.org

Finally - after installing the kdmtheme package - you have to enable KDM Themes in "KDE > Control Center > System Administration > KDM Theme Manager" - this should be done in "Administrator mode" and install one or more of the KDE themes you downloaded.
Once you click "Apply" and logout, you should see the KDM logon screen with your new theme applied.

Eric
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:30 AM   #4
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I'm wondering if you don't mean "How can I run kdm as a login manager, instead of some other login manager?" (maybe gdm?) If that is your problem, read /etc/rc.d/rc.4 to see how the display managers get started. Then, as root, use "chmod -x /usr/sbin/gdm", to keep it from starting. If gdm does not start, then kdm will.
If the above was not your problem, just disregard this entire post.
Regards,
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:14 AM   #5
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I installed the kdm manager from your slackbuild and went to init 3 , typed init 4 and started up ... still I saw only the default image and not the kdm theme ... any idea whats wrong ?
 
Old 11-20-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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I installed the kdm manager from your slackbuild and went to init 3 , typed init 4 and started up ... still I saw only the default image and not the kdm theme ... any idea whats wrong ?
What was the difficult-to-grasp part in my sentence "and download one or more themes from KDE-look.org" ;-)

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Old 11-20-2007, 12:03 PM   #7
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yeah I did that ... I am using Kuromhin ...
 
Old 11-20-2007, 05:13 PM   #8
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Duryodhan, that default image you're talking about is kdm image or xdm?
 
Old 11-20-2007, 10:39 PM   #9
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yeah. KDM. I set up a image as background in KDM quite some time back. Then I installed kdm-thememanager and edited settings that I will have a new KDM theme... but I still see the old background I had put up.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 01:50 AM   #10
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I to have used kdm theme manager and have had very similar problems.Mine have been with dependencies. If I remember right I needed to install the kde-devel package.I have only got it to work properly in Debian (Lenny)and after having to resolve dependencies there as well.

Frank

Ok,here are the dep. I needed: kdelibs4c2a,libc6,libgcc1,libstdc++6
This is for kdmtheme 1.2-1 I'm told kdmtheme will be standard equipment when KDE 4 is released.Hope this helps.

Last edited by F.Zappa; 11-21-2007 at 02:22 AM.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 04:09 AM   #11
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I to have used kdm theme manager and have had very similar problems.Mine have been with dependencies. If I remember right I needed to install the kde-devel package.I have only got it to work properly in Debian (Lenny)and after having to resolve dependencies there as well.

Frank

Ok,here are the dep. I needed: kdelibs4c2a,libc6,libgcc1,libstdc++6
This is for kdmtheme 1.2-1 I'm told kdmtheme will be standard equipment when KDE 4 is released.Hope this helps.
This is a Slackware forum. We do not have separate "-devel" packages. Slackware is a sane distro where it is easy to compile software.

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Old 11-21-2007, 05:12 AM   #12
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dependencies? what are those ?
 
Old 11-21-2007, 06:05 AM   #13
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Sorry, just trying to help. Did not not mean to get anyone mad
 
Old 11-21-2007, 09:05 AM   #14
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well you didn't get me mad ... it was a joke from my part atleast ,
 
Old 11-21-2007, 07:25 PM   #15
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I'm also having issues with this. I installed the KDM package you linked Bob and downloaded and installed half a dozen themes from kde-look. They all show up in the KDM theme manager (which I'm running in root to set up) I check "Enable KDM Themes" and then select the one I want and hit apply. Then I relog and still get the default theme, stupid flower.....
When I go to do it again the "Enable KDM Themes" box is unchecked again and the default theme is selected. I've tried 5 themes from kde-look and even tried to make one, to no avail.

What am I missing here?

Ahhh... Ok I get the administrator mode thing. But it's still doing the same thing.
You know, I'm actually kinda glad it's still doing the same thing, cus for a second there I regarded myself as a complete tool for confusing root and administrator mode...

Last edited by Stagger Lee; 11-21-2007 at 07:38 PM.
 
  


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