kdm photos

L.V.Gandhi lvgandhi at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 05:27:04 UTC 2006

On 1/29/06, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
> 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.

> >>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
> >>
> >>Alternate:
> >>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?

> 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.

This I have already done,

> 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
> image.
 Permissions are as I gave in my prev msg.644
> 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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