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    "Cannot open theme file" KDM error.

    I've looked all over but haven't found an answer for this yet. I did see some threads about it, but no resolutions.

    I installed Xubuntu 8.04, and decided to download Kde as well. Then I wanted to try KDM because I've always used GDM. After installing some themes for KDM, I get the error 'Cannot open theme file' at the login screen. I hit "okay" and KDM loads up with no theme.

    I've tried installing the default themes, but they don't work either. In /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes all the folders for the themes that I have installed are there. Can anyone help me with this?

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    Re: "Cannot open theme file" KDM error.

    Which version of KDE did you install?

    I think this may have to do with the kdmrc config line wrapping quotes around the Theme line.

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    Re: "Cannot open theme file" KDM error.

    KDE v3.5.9. This is what my kdmrc looks like:
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    [General]
    ConfigVersion=2.3
    ConsoleTTYs=tty1,tty2,tty3,tty4,tty5,tty6
    PidFile=/var/run/kdm.pid
    ReserveServers=:1,:2,:3
    ServerVTs=-7
    StaticServers=:0
    
    [X-*-Core]
    AllowNullPasswd=false
    AllowRootLogin=false
    AllowShutdown=Root
    ClientLogFile=.xsession-errors-%s
    Reset=/etc/kde3/kdm/Xreset
    Session=/etc/kde3/kdm/Xsession
    Setup=/etc/kde3/kdm/Xsetup
    Startup=/etc/kde3/kdm/Xstartup
    
    [X-*-Greeter]
    AntiAliasing=true
    LogoArea=Logo
    LogoPixmap=/usr/share/apps/kdm/pics/kdelogo.png
    MaxShowUID=29999
    MinShowUID=1000
    Preloader=/usr/bin/preloadkde
    Theme="/usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/Krystal"
    UseTheme=true
    
    [X-:*-Core]
    AllowNullPasswd=true
    AllowShutdown=All
    ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp
    ServerCmd=/usr/bin/X -br
    
    [X-:*-Greeter]
    AllowClose=true
    FocusPasswd=true
    LoginMode=DefaultLocal
    PreselectUser=Previous
    
    [X-:0-Core]
    ClientLogFile=.xsession-errors
    
    [Xdmcp]
    Enable=false
    Willing=/etc/kde3/kdm/Xwilling
    Edit: I just found this http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-b...msg802502.html which confirms what you are telling me.

    Edit: Edit: Okay, I can use themes by deleting the quotation marks in theme line, but then I can't change themes from the theme manager, I have to edit kdmrc manually. Hmmmm, strange.
    Last edited by dodle; August 3rd, 2008 at 09:23 AM.

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    Re: "Cannot open theme file" KDM error.

    I have the same problem and have to fix it by manually removing the quotes.

    You'd think a quick update would be in order.

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