Users should be able to change the brown look of login screen in Karmic

Bug #470026 reported by Renato Silva on 2009-11-02
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #449198: No GUI option to change login theme. Edit Remove
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gdm (Ubuntu)
Low
Desmond

Bug Description

You should be able to change the brown look of login screen, just like you could in previous Ubuntu releases.

I had a custom GDM theme that was completely overwritten by the new login screen. I tried to find some tool to get the custom theme back or at least sanitize the login screen from the brown look, but currently I can't, not entirely at least.

The login screen is sensible to the GTK theme currently set for the gdm user, so if you run $gksu -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties, you can change appearance of the controls, and the background image. But there's a problem: after typing enter to log in, that brown background is still displayed as a splash screen. I'm not sure though if removing the static splash screen would be the last hack needed to effectively get the brown look removed.

Either way, there should be a human-friendly way of doing it. My suggestion is a simple checkbox displayed in System > Preferences > Appearance when the user has admin rights, something like "Apply current theme for the login screen". Another option would be having that checkbox in System > Administration > Login Screen. When checked, the brown splash screen should be replaced with the chosen background or some neutral stuff.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported, but feel free to report any other bugs you find.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Desmond (des)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
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