Problems w/ GDM Setup

Tim Frost timfrost at
Thu Nov 3 22:34:37 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 16:54 -0500, Hakim Singhji wrote:
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> Peter Lieverdink wrote:
> > As yourself, open a gnome terminal. Then run:
> > 
> > sudo gdmsetup
> > 
> > Enter your user password. Done.
> > 
> > - P.
> Yes... I have done this... if fact this is where the problem begins.
> After gdmsetup opens I go to change the Graphical Greeting and the
> shaded bullet is on the "HumanCircle" theme... however, if I try to
> select say... "Earth" for instance the shaded bullet does not change
> from "HumanCircle".
Do you actually click the radio button itself, or just highlight the
alternative theme name?  You can preview the available themes by
highlighting the theme name, but you actually have to click the radio
button to change the theme.

BTW, you can get to gdmsetup through the menus
(System->Administration->Login Screen Setup)


> In other words gdm does not allow me to select different themes even
> though it see and recognizes those located in /usr/share/gdm/themes.
> Best,
> - --
> Hakim Singhji
> New York University
> <StevenK> I can usually supress the feelings that tell me to crash
>           tackle a girl into the bushes
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