kdm login background

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jul 22 18:28:09 BST 2008

John L Fjellstad wrote:

> Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> writes:
>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> The Kubuntu team has set up a system where in
>>> /etc/kde3/kdm/backgroundrc
>>> this setting
>>> Wallpaper=default_blue.jpg
>>> will enable kdm startup script to read /etc/default/kdm.d/
>> That doesn't make sense -  it isn't looking at /etc/default/kdm.d/ from
>> that snippet, and anyway, my /etc/default/kdm.d/ only contains
>> 10_desktop-base, and everything's commented out.
> Did you check /etc/init.d/kdm?  /etc/init.d/kdm will call
> /etc/default/kdm.d iff Theme=@@@ToBeReplacedByDesktopBase@@@
> and Wallpaper=default_blue.jpg
As I said, he wasn't looking in "quite" the right place - implying he is on
the right track, but there was more to the story.  Anyway, that gives you
the simple answer: use the Login Manager to set the wallpaper back
to "default_blue.jpg" and your theme should be used.

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