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    GDM2 Configuration Tool

    Hey guys, I wrote a tool to let you configure a bit more of the new GDM that comes with Karmic Koala.

    It took me nearly a whole day (i've not used GTK with python before!) so I hope it helps someone as i'll consider it a success. Note that it requires imagemagick to work correctly and to enable you to do fancy stuff to the background image (blur is only available option in this currently).

    It's fairly late now and I'm tired but from what I can see it works on my system but standard disclaimer applies (IT'S YOUR OWN FAULT ) as I can't promise your curtains/cat won't catch fire due to it.

    Enjoy

    UPDATE: So the awesome Growlf has done some great work based on my original and there is now a Gladey version available that doesn't depend on ImageMagick. Maybe we can get the Ubuntu guys to include this in lieu of the current one if nothing new comes along for Lucid?

    How to install:
    Add the new repository
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gdm2setup/gdm2setup
    update your packages
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    install it!
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-gdm2setup
    This should now appear under System>Administration>Login Screen(GDM2Setup). Run it and see how you get on!

    Any feedback, post in this thread, or join the group and do some development!


    The original script is included still if you just want to mess with it but the preferred way is to use the PPA
    When you download it you have to make it executable using:
    Code:
    chmod u+x ./gdm-setup.py
    and then you can run it as often as needed with:
    Code:
    gksudo ./gdm-setup.py
    all from within the terminal.
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    Last edited by exosyst; January 30th, 2010 at 01:59 PM. Reason: Growlf is awesome

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    Re: GDM2 Configuration Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by exosyst View Post
    Hey guys, I wrote a tool to let you configure a bit more of the new GDM that comes with Karmic Koalas.

    It took me nearly a whole day (i've not used GTK with python before!) so I hope it helps someone as i'll consider it a success. Note that it requires imagemagick to do fancy stuff to the background image you choose, I never added an option to choose if you want to blur but left it on by default as it's pretty tasteful.

    It's fairly late now and I'm tired but from what I can see it works on my system but standard disclaimer applies (IT'S YOUR OWN FAULT ) as I can't promise your curtains/cat won't catch fire due to it.

    Enjoy
    Works beautifully! Thanks!

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    Re: GDM2 Configuration Tool

    This is it at the moment:
    Last edited by exosyst; January 3rd, 2010 at 11:11 PM.

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    Re: GDM2 Configuration Tool

    thanks to exosyt

    l. 159
    self.ShowUserList >>> self.ShowUserlist

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    Re: GDM2 Configuration Tool

    Hi,tweaked my xsplash and gdm but this looks so good.But,how do I install this?

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    Re: GDM2 Configuration Tool

    1.) Download the Code.

    2.) Copy it into /home/<your user-name>

    3.) Open a console and make the file executable:

    Code:
    chmod a+x gdm-setup.py
    4.) Start Script with

    Code:
    gksu ./gdm-setup.py
    Here we go.

    Sry 4 bad english.
    Last edited by Yanneck; December 28th, 2009 at 10:08 PM.

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    Re: GDM2 Configuration Tool

    Man, this is excellent! Thanks for the work--I am a lousy coder, and I really miss the old gdm configuration tool.

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    GDM2 Configuration Tool

    I have done this (as exosyst suggested):

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gdm2setup/gdm2setup
    update your packages
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    install it!
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-gdm2setup

    But then on exosyst's next post he/she shows us a screenshot but my GDM configuration tool looks nothing like that! (And it doesn't work.)

    My ultimate goal is to install this GDM in Linux Mint Helena, but I'm having all sorts of issues.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Post Re: GDM2 Configuration Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by flyver View Post
    But then on exosyst's next post he/she shows us a screenshot but my GDM configuration tool looks nothing like that! (And it doesn't work.)
    The app has changed quite a bit since those screenshots, yes . We are looking for a place to put a blog/screen-shot/forum presence for this app. Once we have it selected and implemented, we will post it here.

    Quote Originally Posted by flyver View Post
    My ultimate goal is to install this GDM in Linux Mint Helena, but I'm having all sorts of issues.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    The GDM Theme you linked is for the older GDM - not the one that is included with Karmic or Lucid. It will not work with the installed GDM manager of the newer Linux distrobutions. If you REALLY want to install this theme you will have to downgrade your installed GDM manager - not recommended.

    GDM2Setup is a tool that bridges the gap created by the newer GDM and it's currently somewhat skeletal interface. GDM2Setup does not (YET) perform compatibility conversion of older GDM Themes. It is a planned feature however.

    As to the 64 bit issues noted above - I do not have an available 64 bit system to test with and am a bit hogtied here. Please give me as much info as you can from gconf of the settings before and after running GDM2Setup. Also list any other related info - such as kernel version, python version and GDM2Setup version. Finally - please use the Launchpad bug tracker - it helps make sure that we have all of this information and allows the people that are actually working on it, to all see the bugs as they are reported. The Launchpad project can be found here: https://launchpad.net/gdm2setup

    That said - we are trying to look into these issues as rapidly as possible.

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    Re: GDM2 Configuration Tool

    Thanks for this - works great

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