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6th September 2007, 06:37 PM

I'm using Fedora 7 with the kde desktop. I can go into the Control Center(kcontrol) and under Login Manager there is an option to change the background. So I change it to one of the other installed backgrounds, but when I reboot the new background shows up for just a second, then it switches to the standard blue fedora login screen. When I login, it flashes back to the newer background for just a second again before loading up my desktop.

Question is if there is a way to really change the look and feel of the actual greeting/login screen where you enter username/password?


William Haller
6th September 2007, 06:51 PM
Does /etc/sysconfig/desktop have both


Shouldn't have to reboot - just restart the X server from the menu.

6th September 2007, 07:00 PM
Yes, the /etc/sysconfig/desktop does have both of those entries. The only two entries in the file if that matters.

William Haller
6th September 2007, 07:10 PM
A few days ago - SuperNu also mentioned

"Your problem could be that kdm is using themes. If you edit /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc (as root) and search for the line UseTheme=true and change it to UseTheme=false, then restart X, you should get kdm loaded without the theme applied. You also need to edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop as previously stated."

6th September 2007, 07:33 PM
That did it!!

Thanks a ton William.

Now onto changing the rhgb background/progress bar :P