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Re: [opensuse-gnome] Fwd: What is the plan for themes for new gdm? (Offensive Word Found In Message)
  • From: Sam Spilsbury <smspillaz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 07:29:41 +0800
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The new GDM does things the "right" way by creating a window, using a
window manager, accessibility, battery status, user list, etc.

Unfortunately, because of the complete architectural overhaul, the old
theming engine was removed.

If you want to use themes, you will have to install the legacy GDM.

As for the userlist, I believe that can be disabled with a gconf key
by doing gconf-editor as the gdm user. You'll have to look at the GDM
documentation for that though.

Kind Regards,


On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Sankar P <psankar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I believe this thread will be interesting for us also.

One more annoying problem with the current gdm is the Userlist always shown.


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From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: gdev <gnome-devel-list@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:47:16 -0500
Subject: What is the plan for themes for new gdm? (Offensive Word Found In


       I pulled my hair out searching in vain for a way to apply a theme to
gdm 2.30. After chasing my tail and wondering why google and the gdm
reference manual were blank on how to theme this thing, I finally found the
answer on the Arch Linux list --> you can't --> your screwed?

       Huh? How does it benefit gnome to have a 'new' gdm that is butt-ugly
with the default simple-greeter that you can't re-theme? What's the plan for
solving this problem? Is it just one of those "It's in the work" issues or is
it one of the "not going to happen" issues?

       What will become of that huge body of good gdm themes currently

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