On Wednesday November 16 2005 18:41, Synthetic Cartoonz wrote:
On Wednesday 16 November 2005 19:00, Synthetic Cartoonz wrote:
On Wednesday 16 November 2005 18:28, Joe Morris (NTM) wrote:
Frank Holt wrote:
I checked the file and the YAST editor correctly changed it to "" already.
You say it worked for you. Does that mean that you were able to get the small panel on a custom background or were you referring to the config file edit?
It does work, but you probably never restarted kdm for it to take the new settings into account. Drop to a console (Ctl-Alt-F1), login as root, issue init 3, and after it is done, init 5, which will take you into your new kdm session. Hit (Ctl-Alt-F1) again, logout, Alt-F7 to get back, and you are done.
I'm having problems with this seemingly simple thing too.
/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager has DISPLAYMANAGER_KDM_THEME=""
I've done the directions above, and I've also completely rebooted.
I still get that new full screen blue login display.
I have also gone into the KDE control panel as administrator and set up the kdm behavior there. I set an alternate backdrop for kdm, and for a moment it does appear on the screen before the blue screen appears.
I found another post about this general subject and a writer stated that manually running SuSEconfig was required to update /etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm files. I ran it manually and it coughed up more verbose information including:
ATTENTION: You have modified /etc/opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc. Leaving it untouched...
Well I don't recall editing that myself, so I assume the KDE control panel for kdm manipulated that file.
In that file I found a line:
I changed it to
And the old panel now appears.
ding ding ding...... We have a winner!
I knew it had to be something obscure.
To Joe and Steven: I did reboot and/or restart the X server after making the various changes but to no avail.
To all: Thanks for taking the time on such a trivial matter. Frank