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RupertPupkin
7th April 2009, 10:28 PM
Post a pic of your Fedora login screen here! Here's mine (click to see full image):

http://imgur.com/GWKDDl.png (http://imgur.com/GWKDD.png)

By the way, there's a way of doing this without using a virtual machine (hint: man Xnest). :)

blittle
7th April 2009, 10:38 PM
wait, didn't they kill the ability to customize GDM?

RupertPupkin
7th April 2009, 10:43 PM
Good thing I'm not using GDM! :)

sideways
7th April 2009, 11:37 PM
here's mine

http://www.jbg.f2s.com/login.png

GUIs are for girlz ;)

(and F8 is still the best :) )

sideways
8th April 2009, 01:09 AM
you can customise gdm login screen by enabling a gdm user login and then just go and change backgrounds and fonts etc

su -
chsh -s /bin/bash gdm
passwd gdm

(gdm's home dir is /var/lib/gdm)

RupertPupkin
8th April 2009, 03:01 AM
GUIs are for girlz ;)
Ah, so you posted this pic to the forums using lynx from the console, eh? ;)

sideways
8th April 2009, 03:10 AM
Ah, so you posted this pic to the forums using lynx from the console, eh? ;)

Nope, I used (the cool and powerful) Virtualbox, unlike a girl ;)

Seriously, I would post my F10 gdm login screen, but it would look very familiar to everyone :)

RupertPupkin
8th April 2009, 03:45 AM
Nope, I used (the cool and powerful) Virtualbox, unlike a girl ;)
Virtualbox? That's for girls! A real man would use fbshot. ;)

sideways
8th April 2009, 03:56 AM
fbshot, lol :D

or, the much promoted Xen (that's for proper virtualisation peeps)

Right, getting back to the original topic, where are your login screens folks? :)

JN4OldSchool
8th April 2009, 04:06 AM
Ashamed to say I am running GDM on the laptop. Mint 6 Fluxbox comes with Slim though, have that running on the desktop, just havent got around to changing this one yet. I kind of like the default login.

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8148/60677276.png

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3655/37797048.png

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/5317/43725459.png//

PabloTwo
9th April 2009, 05:35 PM
Well, not a photo of the actual log-in screen, but a scaled down image of the 'preview.png' from the vernerable 'ol scan-fusion gdm theme. You get the idea.

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/7375/scanfusion.jpg (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scanfusion.jpg)

aleph
10th April 2009, 04:09 AM
What's this "login screen" thingy you guys are talking about? I haven't seen one since... oh wait, you mean you ever log out??? :D

Jake
10th April 2009, 02:13 PM
Hmm, default, I only see it every now and then so I'm not bothered :D

SIO
11th April 2009, 07:56 PM
There is an easier way to take a screenshot of gdm: just use something like
chvt 8 ; sleep 5 ; XAUTHORITY=/var/lib/gdm/:1.Xauth DISPLAY=:1.0 import -window root /home/sio/gdm.png

And you'll have full sized screenshot of your login screen ;-) Like this one:
http://s44.radikal.ru/i105/0903/7d/b4dd1b9b3351t.jpg (http://radikal.ru/F/s44.radikal.ru/i105/0903/7d/b4dd1b9b3351.png)

RupertPupkin
11th April 2009, 08:26 PM
There is an easier way to take a screenshot of gdm: just use something like
chvt 8 ; sleep 5 ; XAUTHORITY=/var/lib/gdm/:1.Xauth DISPLAY=:1.0 import -window root /home/sio/gdm.png
That won't work if you don't have gdm installed (since /var/lib/gdm won't exist) or if you're using a different display manager, like kdm or xdm or wdm.

I just use Xnest (part of the xorg-x11-server-Xnest package) from within my X session. For example, my login screen resolution is 1280x1024, so when I login to X (using Window Maker), I open a terminal window and do this:
Xnest -geometry 1280x1024 -query localhost :1
That gives me a 1280x1024 window with the actual login screen (I could login to it if I wanted), which I can then take a screenshot of using the screenshot program of my choice (I use ImageMagick's import command, after getting the window ID using xwininfo). And it works from within X, no matter what display manager you're using.

For example, here's a shot of an 800x600 login screen from within my X session:

http://imgur.com/JAYPL.png

SIO
11th April 2009, 08:36 PM
Yeah, I understand how it works. This way is not as good as mine (for me) because I need to install additional software =)

I guess there is the way to modify my instructions to get screenshot of other login managers

JN4OldSchool
11th April 2009, 10:30 PM
Yeah, I understand how it works. This way is not as good as mine (for me) because I need to install additional software =)

I guess there is the way to modify my instructions to get screenshot of other login managers

All 727kb of extra software that you can install through yum? :rolleyes:

How long would it take me to type "yum install xnest" compared to you looking for an alternative way? Wanna race? Ready...set...GO! :D

RupertPupkin
11th April 2009, 11:30 PM
An extra benefit of Xnest is it gives you the ability to login to more than one DE/WM at the same time. For instance, you can login to GNOME, then from within GNOME you could open an Xnest login window to login to KDE. No need to logout of one to login to the other - you could be in both (or more) at the same time, which is nice when you just want to test something in another DE/WM.

SIO
11th April 2009, 11:42 PM
It's more comfortable to start another X session ;-)

mastertux
2nd May 2009, 11:36 PM
I like the default Fedora login screen :p

Linux (http://www.linux-archive.org/)

EntityReborn
3rd May 2009, 07:51 AM
bah, Xnest gives me a nonfunctional, patterned screen. No login, cursor actually dissappears when entering the window. I'd like to put in a new login manager, but don't rightly know how :)

RupertPupkin
3rd May 2009, 11:33 AM
bah, Xnest gives me a nonfunctional, patterned screen. No login, cursor actually dissappears when entering the window.
Are you sure you ran Xnest correctly?

Xnest -query localhost :1

EntityReborn
3rd May 2009, 07:00 PM
I had copy pasted the previous code snip, but your code snip worked fine.
Mind you, I just have downgraded my GDM to FC8's version, so that may be it as well.

oshan1991
5th May 2009, 03:08 PM
hyyyyyyyy how to change the login screen in fedora 10 ??? i tried xnest but it says no pakage xnest found

EntityReborn
5th May 2009, 05:35 PM
oshan:
The guy above made a typo, run "yum install Xnest" as root. X is a capital.

JN4OldSchool
5th May 2009, 07:02 PM
Xnest is not going to help you change the login screen though.

PabloTwo
5th May 2009, 08:46 PM
To install Xnest: yum install xorg-x11-server-Xnest

No, Xnest will not change your log-in screen graphics. Xnest is just an X application that acts just like the real X server, that will allow you to run multiple X-sessions, one nested inside the other. The whole point of Rupert bringing up Xnest was that it would allow you take a screenshot of your 'nested' log-in window from your top-level X session.

Special Python
30th June 2009, 10:06 PM
The default Fedora 11 graphics were definitely not to my taste - so here is my new login screen (see attached image).
Ok - Attachments don't seem to work - here are the links to the image - choose your download size:

http://www.sarasa.net/Fedora/FC11/screenshots/Custom_Login_Screen.png (1280x1024)
http://www.sarasa.net/Fedora/FC11/screenshots/Custom_Login_Screen_800x640.png

http://www.sarasa.net/Fedora/FC11/screenshots/Custom_Login_Screen_600x480.png

It is really just an assembly of available graphics. I am using KDM as the login manager and Gnome as my desktop. The background was downloaded from http://www.wallpaperlinux.com
The kdm login window is a mild hack of the fc10's Solar Mania theme.
The following lists the steps I took to change the login screen. All directories and files must have root ownershiip and files must be chrooted 644
1. Make a new directory in /usr/share/backgrounds e.g. /usr/share/backgrounds/custom/custom1
2. Copy the relevant directory structure from /usr/share/backgrounds/leonidas/lion to /usr/share/backgrounds/custom/custom1
3. Resize your background image with gimp - place in the appropriate directory and in addition make a png file as well as a jpeg.
4. Copy /usr/share/backgrounds/leonidas/leonidas.xml to /usr/share/backgrounds/custom1.xml and edit to change the name of the paths and the image files.
5. Now go to /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes and create a new directory .- custom1.
6. Copy all from /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/leonidas to /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/custom1
7. Copy the loginbox.png and imputbox.png from /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/SolarMania to /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/custom1
8 Rename the files to your taste and edit the paths in KdmGreeterTheme.desktop if you do so.
9. Edit the font color codes in /usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/custom1/leonidas.xml (or whatever you have renamed it to) to work with the new theme.
10. Edit the symlink @leonidas.png to the path of your new image - eg: /usr/share/backgrounds/custom/custom1/normal/2048x1536/Ocean_Blue.png
11. Edit /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc and replace the line:
Theme=/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/leonidas
with:
Theme=/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/custom1

Reboot and login with the new screen - or test it with Xephyr (I found this better than Xnest on FC11).

Perhaps some kind person might write a script and gui to automate all this. It is a shame that there is not a login screen configurator in Fedora.

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