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    Tip: Installing New Lock Dialog Theme on Lucid/Karmic

    For the last couple of ubuntu versions, gnome-screensaver, which is also the gnome screen-locking program, has been using gtkbuilder .ui files for configuration; unfortunately almost all of the third-party themes (e.g. on gnome-look.org) use .glade files. Here's how to convert a .glade file to a .ui file for use with current versions of gnome-screensaver:
    1. Open a shell
    2. Unpack your downloaded theme file
    3. run this command: gtk-builder-convert -w mynewtheme.glade mynewtheme.ui. The -w switch is important. The gtk-builder-command should already be installed on your system, but if not, it is a script which you can google and run directly from your download directory.
    4. transfer the theme files, including the unmodified .gtkrc, to /usr/share/gnome-screensaver. Do not stash the config files in a subdirectory.
    5. change the gconf setting (e.g. with gconf-editor) of /apps/gnome-screensaver/lock-dialog-theme to your new theme (e.g. "burst", or "arc-colors-human").

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    Re: Tip: Installing New Lock Dialog Theme on Lucid/Karmic

    Quote Originally Posted by daybird View Post
    For the last couple of ubuntu versions, gnome-screensaver, which is also the gnome screen-locking program, has been using gtkbuilder .ui files for configuration; unfortunately almost all of the third-party themes (e.g. on gnome-look.org) use .glade files. Here's how to convert a .glade file to a .ui file for use with current versions of gnome-screensaver:
    1. Open a shell
    2. Unpack your downloaded theme file
    3. run this command: gtk-builder-convert -w mynewtheme.glade mynewtheme.ui. The -w switch is important. The gtk-builder-command should already be installed on your system, but if not, it is a script which you can google and run directly from your download directory.
    4. transfer the theme files, including the unmodified .gtkrc, to /usr/share/gnome-screensaver. Do not stash the config files in a subdirectory.
    5. change the gconf setting (e.g. with gconf-editor) of /apps/gnome-screensaver/lock-dialog-theme to your new theme (e.g. "burst", or "arc-colors-human").
    Thanks a lot mate, that solved my problem!!

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    Re: Tip: Installing New Lock Dialog Theme on Lucid/Karmic

    Awesome! solved another problem

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    Re: Tip: Installing New Lock Dialog Theme on Lucid/Karmic

    Anyone happen to know the source package for this since it seems that it's not installed on my system?

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    Re: Tip: Installing New Lock Dialog Theme on Lucid/Karmic

    You need to install libgtk2.0-dev

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