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?
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.
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.
> 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