Article: How to replace the KDM branding of openSUSE 12.2 with a polished one

Hi, Some users (including me and swyear) feel the KDM branding of openSUSE 12.2 is of lower quality than GDM branding. It seems to be created under a lot of pressure and in a hurry. It’s the first time that I and swyear (We’re the openSUSE members in mainland China and Taiwan island, so users sometimes complain to us) have ever heared criticism about openSUSE artwork. That’s not good, so I just polished it a little. openSUSE 12.2 KDM branding - reworked! Installation: You can copy the content of openSUSE-reworked into /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/openSUSE/

 wget tar -xzvf KDM-openSUSE-12.2-default.tar.gz cp -r openSUSE-reworked/* /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/openSUSE 

In this way, the default KDM will be overrided. thus you don’t need to do anything to use the new branding. You can also use this as a complete new theme for openSUSE

 wget tar -xzvf KDM-openSUSE-12.2-default.tar.gz cp -r openSUSE-reworked /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes 

Then open YaST - /etc/sysconfig editor - Desktop - Display manager - DISPLAYMANAGER_KDM_THEME set it as “openSUSE-reworked” NOTE: I just finished the “normal user mode” which means the remote login mode and other modes might be even more ugly than before (I tweaked settings while those ones are still at the old positions because I have no such hardware for testing, I can’t even see them). But it’ll be enough for desktop users. And if you have such testing environment, please help me finish that parts, appreciated. You can contribute here: GitHub - marguerite/openSUSE-12.2-KDM-branding-reworked PS: I’ll talk with artwork team to see if we can have this default through an update or something…lol!

what’s the best way to revert to the original?
I gave your update a spin but I think it still needs a little work - particularly around font size for the user. For some reason the font for my username is huge.