View Full Version : [kde] kdm unthemed login backgrounds

October 8th, 2009, 07:19 PM
I am trying to add some flair to my kdm login screen. I have disabled the themed greeter, copied an image to a place accessible by all users (/usr/local/share/pixmaps), and tried a couple of formats (PNG and XPM).

Whenever I try to select the background image from the login settings "Background" tab, it brings up the file selection dialog, I choose the file, and then it closes the window without showing any changes in the control. When I try to log back in, kdm is still backgroundless.

Is it quietly complaining about the image format? Is the configuration tool broken? Is there another way to kick kdm into shape?

edit: I should mention that this is on kdm 4:4.2.2-0ubuntu2, for kde4.