Question regarding the new login theme and using other gdm themes

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Mon Sep 28 17:08:49 BST 2009

On Monday 28 September 2009 8:58:21 am Dennis Beekman wrote:
> I have to say that 9.10 alpha 5 looks great for my home computer and i
> will surtainly install the Beta and RC releases aswell... to follow the
> changes made to them.
> However something bothers me and noboddy else can answer this issue on
> any forums.
> The school where i do the IT Managment requires that the login screen
> has they're logo and a wallpaper chosen by them....
> Before this was not difficult, i had adapted a gdm theme wich installed.
> but in the Alpha 5 of ubuntu i cannot change gdm themes anymore or so it
> seems.
> when i either select it from the menu or call "gdmsetup" from a console
> i can only select whether is wish to automagically login on not :-(

Modifying gdm2 themes isn't quite the same as the old way.  I've never done 
it, but IIRC, you have to "compile" the theme.  Unfortunately, my Google-fu is 
failing me. I can't find a howto for creating gdm2 themes.

Mackenzie Morgan
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