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    Changing the monitor settings for the login screen or globally.

    I have a rotated monitor. It sucks that every user has to change their individual settings but that can be dealt with. What really sucks is that I can't figure out how to change the login screen.

    How do I do it?

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    Re: Changing the monitor settings for the login screen or globally.

    Quote Originally Posted by ferulebezel View Post
    I have a rotated monitor. It sucks that every user has to change their individual settings but that can be dealt with. What really sucks is that I can't figure out how to change the login screen.

    How do I do it?
    What version of Ubuntu do you have installed? Are you talking about changing the bootup screen (Grub2) or just the login screen?
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    Re: Changing the monitor settings for the login screen or globally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cavsfan View Post
    What version of Ubuntu do you have installed? Are you talking about changing the bootup screen (Grub2) or just the login screen?
    The login screen, although the grub screen would be nice. I'm using 12.10

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    Re: Changing the monitor settings for the login screen or globally.

    Quote Originally Posted by ferulebezel View Post
    The login screen, although the grub screen would be nice. I'm using 12.10
    Try this:

    dconf.jpg

    That should set the login screen to whatever background you are using. My login has always worked that way - the same picture as my background.

    As far as the Grub 2 bootup screen. If you just want a background picture you could just make sure there is no picture in /boot/grub/ and then move one that is the same size as your desktop resolution into that filder.
    sudo cp picture-file /boot/grub/ That should make a picture of your choosing display although not all pictures work. You can only have one piture in that folder as it looks for the first one it finds.
    It looks for any kind of picture as the code looks like this

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    	case "${1}" in
    		*.jpg|*.JPG|*.jpeg|*.JPEG) reader="jpeg";;
    		*.png|*.PNG) reader="png";;
    		*.tga|*.TGA) reader="tga";;
    		*) return 3;; # Unknown image type.
    	esac
    If it finds a picture in /boot/grub/ you can setup custom font colors. But, the font colors displaying are based on a single picture existing in /boot/grub/.

    If you want to change the font colors and customize what displays at bootup you could look at the green link in my signature. There are several examples and there is a link in the bottom to report any questions or problems.
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    Re: Changing the monitor settings for the login screen or globally.

    That has nothing to do with the rotation.

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    Re: Changing the monitor settings for the login screen or globally.

    Quote Originally Posted by ferulebezel View Post
    That has nothing to do with the rotation.
    Guess I can't help then as I have no idea how to deal with rotation.
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    Re: Changing the monitor settings for the login screen or globally.

    Perhaps I should have made it more clear. My monitor is physically rotated. Everything is sideways unless the settings are changed. This has nothing to do with background pictures.

    For some reason this can only be and has to be accommodated in each user account. It makes no sense that monitor rotation isn't a global setting, yet it isn't.

    It can be done at each users level. How do I do it for the rest of the system?

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