I can't change kdm login screen or splash screen

Larry Grover lgrover at zoominternet.net
Wed Apr 13 02:42:00 UTC 2005

Frederik Dannemare wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 April 2005 05:11, Larry Grover wrote:
>>Is there a trick to changing the kdm login screen, or the kde
>>start-up splash screen?  I've tried to change both using kcontrol
>>(administrator mode for the kdm login screen), but the changes I make
>>don't stick:  when I log out I see the same old kubuntu login screen
>>and when I log in I see the kde 3.4 splash screen.
>>Any help is appreciated.
> Maybe the system-wide /etc/kderc calls the kubuntu splash which 
> overrides then your personal settings (but that should really not 
> happen? a user's personal settings in .kde will always be checked 
> first, right?). 
> Heh, seems I asked more question than I gave answers :)
> B/R,

Thanks for the suggestion, but that doesn't seem to be it.

I moved /etc/kderc aside temporarily, but that still didn't allow my 
changes to the kdm login screen or the desktop splash screen to stick, 
though it did break several things on the desktop once I had logged 
in:  the desktop backgroud was gone, kicker complained about not being 
able to load applets, and the taskbar, system tray and clock were all 


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