View Full Version : Changing the GDM login screen F11 and F10

30th September 2009, 08:43 PM
I hate to bring this subject up again but, I have looked at many other posts and the all mighty Google. And only thing that I can find is change to KDM, just change the back ground or GDM is just in a rewrite just wait.

I don't buy into any of these answers, if the mighty codes at Fedora can create a crapy FedoraInfinity theme with a Leonides background the community should be able to change it.

There must be someone out there that knows how to change the GDM themes with standard themes at gnome-look.org

30th September 2009, 09:34 PM
This should help a bit

30th September 2009, 10:18 PM
No offence but that is still just a background, I would like a different theme without the Fedora logo.

30th September 2009, 10:24 PM
Then change to KDM, downgrade GDM (if that is even possible, you would probably have to build it and who knows the dep problems there...) or just live with it. :)

30th September 2009, 11:40 PM
KDM is the only choice for FC11 for theme manipulation for GDM made some changes that broke Login window theming. GDM 2.20 allows themeing which was used in FC8 :D

1st October 2009, 10:19 PM
Found some more information on this.


4.1.15 Regressions

The new GDM does not support the degree of configurability that was
supported by the older GDM. Many features were removed since they
were seen as being unnecessary.

Regressions worthy of note include the following:

- GDM configuration interfaces have changed. Therefore users may need
to reconfigure GDM if they desire the GUI to behave in a non-default

- GDM no longer supports managing Xnest/Xephyr login windows, so this
feature and the "Login in a window" menu option is no longer

- GDM no longer supports gdmgreeter style themes. The new GDM has
more limited branding options, like changing the background image
that is used.

- GDM no longer provides the ability to start the chooser program from
the login greeter GUI program.

- GDM no longer provides a "Failsafe Session". Since the new GDM
assumes that console users have access to VT, the VT mechanism
should be used for failsafe purposes.

- GDM no longer provides the "gdmsetup" program, so there is no longer
a GUI interface for configuring GDM. In some ways this is a good
thing since the old gdmsetup could only be run with root privileges.
The gdmsetup program has long needed to be rewritten to be more
sensible about requiring privilege to run, such as using RBAC on
Solaris or PolicyKit on Linux to allow any authorized user to
configure the login screen.

Note that Canonical is currently in the process of writing a new
"gdmsetup" program and it should be available in the near future.
It currently uses PolicyKit, so some work will be needed to make
it work with RBAC on Solaris instead. However, it is expected that
this feature will be reintroduced in the following GNOME release

- GDM no longer provides gesture listeners, so that accessibility
programs can not be launched on-demand. Instead such programs can
be configured to be always on or always off. GDM does also provide
a dialog where users can turn on/off accessibility programs.
However, this is obviously only useful to users who can navigate the

There are also names of the project owners if anyone would like to find and e-mail them and complain that the gdmsetup program has not been released with the new GDM what 2 years now?

Also, if possible to find the project owner for the gdmsetup re-write at Canonical.

3rd November 2009, 01:44 PM
Anybody who knows if gdmsetup is already available in Fedora 11 distro?