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Old 5th November 2008, 06:52 PM
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Exclamation GDM - Change Theme

Hello, i'm beginner in Fedora, i'm using Fedora 9 and Acer Aspire 5570z.
My problem is that cant change my gdm theme. How make it's?
The session switch manager no exist. >sistem>adm>session switch (windows begin session)
I dont know the pakage name to install, you know? Tell me, please.
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Old 5th November 2008, 07:01 PM
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I don't think fedora 9 allows modification of the GDM. however it is possible to change the background on it. but to do so, you got to do it the hard way, though it's safe, and I have done it, it can be risky.


That is the only way.

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Old 5th November 2008, 07:43 PM
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if you also have KDE installed along with Gnome .You can use KDM and not GDM to start Gnome .
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Old 5th November 2008, 08:30 PM
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Thanks, but i prefer wait the next edition ... coming soon (20 days).
I read that Gnome 2.24 have the option change gdm theme wthin.
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Old 24th March 2009, 01:51 PM
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I found that GDM can be easily themed by editing /etc/share/gdm/gdm-greeter-login.glade but have no experience with it. Can someone help?
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Old 26th September 2009, 04:48 PM
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The gdm is simple to change, as I'm using fedora 11.

1) copy the wallpaper you wish to use to /usr/share/backgrounds/
2) cd leonidas
3) mv leonidas.xml leonidas.xml.bak
4) create an xml file called leonidas.xml because by default fedora checks the leonidas folder in /usr/share/backrounds/leonidas for the leonidas.xml file
5) the file can be trimmed to something as simple as :

<size height="1028" width="1024" >/usr/share/backgrounds/background_image_here</size>

*** Of course the size height and width will vary depending on the resolution of your computer ***

6) restart and the gdm will change to your bckground!!!
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Old 26th September 2009, 04:51 PM
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Oh and don't forget to save the newly created leonidas.xml file. The link in Jake's post is in reference to my post. Just thought it would be easier for those who feel uncomfortable clicking links and losing the page.
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