kdm photos

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Jan 30 02:37:25 UTC 2006

L.V.Gandhi wrote:
> On 1/28/06, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
>>L.V.Gandhi wrote:
>>>I have kubuntu installed. I tried to configure login manager for using
>>>photos for users. however kdm doesn't show photos. Normally in kde 3.3
>>>it needs root privilages for loging manager. in kubuntu, it didn't ask
>>>for it. How to get login photos.
>>>linux user No.205042
>>To get the config tools to ask you to be sudo.
>>Right click on the icon on the kde menu and go to the properties.
>>Check off the box that says something like "run as different user"
>>next time you launch the control center it should ask you to be sudo
>>Use a terminal to launch the control tool you want, i think its
>>kcontrol(I'm in gnome right now so I don't remember)
>>$sudo %name of the tool%
> Thanks for the response. I have edited as sudo. still I am unable to
> get photo in kdm login screen. I have put photo in
> /usr/share/apps/kdm/pics/users/.
> I get msg in syslog
> kdm_greet[7671]: Can't open default user face
> lvgandhi at lvgdell600m:~$ ls -l /usr/share/apps/kdm/pics/users/lvgandhi.png
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 9954 2006-01-28 19:46
> /usr/share/apps/kdm/pics/users/lvgandhi.png
> i am at loss to understand why it couldnot be opened?
> --
> L.V.Gandhi
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> linux user No.205042
Ok so in kcontrol as admin under Sys Admin->Login Manager on the Users 
tab (Make sure its in Admin mode). select the user on the right 
dropdown, try selecting an image thats already in the system.

Apply this and see if you get the images on the login.
If it shows up then maybe the permissions aren't right for your custom 

I noticed there are also some settings above where you pick the photo, 
play with these a little, I think this is just the search order for 
photo permissions.


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