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Re: [opensuse] Is it possible to change the bootloader and loginscreen background?

Op 21-10-12 15:53, Mark Goldstein schreef:
On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Oddball <monkey9@xxxxxx> wrote:
Op 21-10-12 12:12, ellanios82 schreef:
On 10/21/2012 01:06 PM, Oddball wrote:
For KDE you should first disable SuSE theme - /etc/displaymanager

In KDE4 this location does not exist anymore ..

- perhaps :

Sorry, my mistake, of course it should be in sysconfig and you can use
Yast sysem module to edit these files.
np, i did not think about it.....

But what a fuss to just change a background image...
The only thing i want to have changed is the backgound image of the
bootloaderscreen, the screens that follow up, and the loginmanager screen.
It has just to be the same image for all, so no difficult things at all.
Not sure it is possible. Very different components are responsible for
these BG images. Bootloader screen is displayed before X is started,
file system is not yet accessible, so there is special mechanism and
it is different in different bootloaders (even GRUB 2 and GRUB 1
a.k.a. GRUB legacy differ in that).
only very simple images can be used here, that is correct..

In the X different users use different display mangers, so it is also
difficult to make them all using the same image.

This thing with DISPLAYMANAGER_KDM_THEME existed long ago. I agree, it
is not convenient if one do not like default SUSE theme, but you get
used to it.

I got used to it, but now i am not longer wanting to stay used at it, ;-)

Th only thing i want to know is which files (pathnames, or how to find them)
have to be replaced by the image i want to use.

The problem is also that the system settings for KDM logon screen are
disabled, or get overwritten by the default settings
As I wrote, for the KDM the background image (if you do not use themed
greeter) is in config/kdm/backgroundrc. For KDE4 it is in
/usr/share/kde4 and for KDE3 in /opt/kde3/...).
And yes, for KDE4 it is overwritten every time there is KDM update.
Bug #566252 has been opened in December 2009 and it is still there,
happily sitting in NEW state. As it looks, it was only me bumping into


I will look at it and add a comment, who knows, time is found by the maintainer to resolve it?

Have a nice day,


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