Customizing the XDM Login Screen

How would you like your screen to look on start up? Here's how to make it look your way.
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XDM Greeter

Anonymous's picture

In Suse 10.3 (gnome), xdm displayed the login prompt in a tasteful and dignified rectangle. In Suse 11.1, it uses a picklist of users with a gnomeish graphic. How can I cause it to use the previous style?

Thanks

SuSE 11.1 does not use xdm

Anonymous's picture

SuSE 11.1 does not use xdm by default, but gdm.
You can change this by editing the file
/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager - just replace the
line DISPLAYMANAGER="gdm" by DISPLAYMANAGER="xdm".

Of course, the "right" way to do this is via YaST's
editor for /etc/sysconfig (found under "System").

HTH.

XDM

Anonymous's picture

Cool, I couldn't find a sample/tutorial on XDM theming!
thanks for telling everyone which files do stuff with XDM, and the backgroun patten/image stuff was realy usefull!

do you know if/how you can define Alpha chanel (transparency) in objects - like the xlogin box for example?
do you know if XDM has a face/user browser that can be used for clicking on a user instead of typing a username, or will i have to hack XDM and past this feature from GDM for example?

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