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    suskewiet NNTP User

    Default change gdm theme in opensuse 11.1 ?


    I try to install a new gdm theme, since the default is plane ugly. But I
    can't find any way to access the gdm setup. This used to work by
    pressing F10 in the textfield where you login. This no longer works.
    Does anyone know how gdm theme can be changed?


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    philipraets NNTP User

    Default Re: change gdm theme in opensuse 11.1 ?


    I don't like it also, and I've been googling for it, but it seems that
    with gdm 2.24 you can't change it :-(


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    darkmatter333 NNTP User

    Default Re: change gdm theme in opensuse 11.1 ?


    You can change the gtk, icons and the background, but only by changing
    the distro defaults in /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.vendor/%gconf-tree.xml.

    Look for the sections <dir name="interface"> and <dir
    name="background"> and change Gilouche (for both icons and gtk) to the
    themes you wish the greeter to use, and in the background section,
    change the path appropriately.

    Currently this is the only way to change the theme of the new greeter.


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    suskewiet NNTP User

    Default Re: change gdm theme in opensuse 11.1 ?


    Ok thanks for the reply!
    One more question: I switched to a gtkstyle I downloaded (Aurora
    instead of gilouche). However this results in very ugly buttons so I
    assume it can't find Aurora. This could be because Aurora.gtkrc is
    installed in my $HOME/.themes folder and gdm probably searches for
    themes somewhere else. But where does it search? If I knew this location
    I could copy my Aurora theme over there...

    PS I don't like this stripping down of features. What use is that to
    people? Now they are telling you what to use and that's not the linux
    way of doing things.


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    darkmatter333 NNTP User

    Default Re: change gdm theme in opensuse 11.1 ?


    suskewiet;1911551 Wrote:
    > But where does it search? If I knew this location I could copy my Aurora
    > theme over there...


    Since it uses the default system configuration, it looks in
    /usr/share/themes and /usr/share/icons. just copy the gtk/icon themes to
    the appropriate directory.

    As for the feature regression, it's just a matter of every distribution
    under the sun adopting the 2.24.x branch of gdm before it's even
    remotely ready for the prime time. It will have configuration options
    'eventually'.


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    davideoli NNTP User

    Default Re: change gdm theme in opensuse 11.1 ?


    But what about the gui to change the theme? gdmsetup if i remember well.


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    liviopl NNTP User

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    There's no gdmsetup atm ;p .


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