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    Question Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    How can I install a new login screen in 9.10? The old method of System->Administration->Login Screen no longer has any option for managing artwork. Where have they moved it?

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    Re: Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    please post in the appropriate forum:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=359

    But before posting there, have a look, there are already a gazillion threads about the new gdm and how to customize it.

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    Re: Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    I was going to apologize for mis-posting, but a little investigation has changed my mind!

    First of all, the Koala discussion is buried four layers deep, and unless you already know the section is there, it is not visible from either the forum homepage or the advanced search engine.

    Second, I also repeated my search, and if there is anything addressing this, I can't find it.
    Last edited by klausner; October 16th, 2009 at 08:04 PM.

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    Re: Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    I want to know this too. As I find it really irritating that they removed "gdmsetup". Grr.

    Must exist an easy way.

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    Re: Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    THere is no way to "theme" your GDM with 9.10. THat feature has been removed. However you can make some changes by editing a script. The changes you can make are minor though, like background and icons. You can read about how to go about this here:

    http://www.lathund.nu/2009/10/16/anv...i-ubuntu-9-10/

    (The article is in swedish.)

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    Re: Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    Quote Originally Posted by Exry View Post
    I want to know this too. As I find it really irritating that they removed "gdmsetup". Grr.

    Must exist an easy way.
    gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties

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    Re: Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    Quote Originally Posted by klausner View Post
    I was going to apologize for mis-posting, but a little investigation has changed my mind!

    First of all, the Koala discussion is buried four layers deep, and unless you already know the section is there, it is not visible from either the forum homepage or the advanced search engine.

    Second, I also repeated my search, and if there is anything addressing this, I can't find it.
    My point wasn't to have you apologize, just to inform you After all, I only found out about that section after one of my posts was moved by a moderator, so I concur about the relative invisibility of the karmic forum.

    I disagree about the lack of threads on the subject though. here is a small selection just from the last few days:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1277030
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1281134 (12 page thread on new gdm)
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1289748
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1289748
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1286955
    ...

    Long story short: its work in progress. The gdm is brand new, and there isn't much of a GUI yet to customize it, but its being worked on.

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    Re: Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    Quote Originally Posted by P4man View Post
    My point wasn't to have you apologize, just to inform you After all, I only found out about that section after one of my posts was moved by a moderator, so I concur about the relative invisibility of the karmic forum.

    I disagree about the lack of threads on the subject though. here is a small selection just from the last few days:

    ...

    Long story short: its work in progress. The gdm is brand new, and there isn't much of a GUI yet to customize it, but its being worked on.
    Thanks. I looked through those, but my answer is not there. The fault is partly mine, in using an inexact subject for this thread. I'm looking to change the LOGIN screen, not the splash or the desktop theme (for which the "old" tools still work).

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    Re: Installing GDM Themes in 9.10 Karmic Koala?

    OK, so its bad netiquette to solve my own thread, but no one else did so.....

    The solution turns out to be here. The bad news is that pre-2.28 themes won't work anymore. Unless you want to revert to an older version of GDM.

    Or... maybe someone knows where there are some new GDM themes available??

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