Gdm greeter

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Wed Apr 26 17:15:04 UTC 2006

> I would NOT recommend using the background for both . I've never even
> heard this kind of solution ever. This would go against the purpose what we
> are aiming at here. Would destroy visual consistency. Because the idea is to
> create a

It was just a proposal. But I don't see how it would destroy visual
consistency. Is it not unified if you do not have two different whole
desktop redraws in an interval of 10 seconds?

unified and attractive look and feel for xubuntu. If the gdm size is still a
> problem, I would rather recommend reducing its dimensions to 1024x678. This
> would significantly reduce its size as well.
> I gonna do a smaller version of it and upload it to the usual place. If
> it's ok.

Sure the size I'd still prefer to be smaller. What I was thinking, and where
I got the idea of using the same background is this: we have a good looking
wallpaper in 240Kb. Why does another background need to be 900Kb to be good
Let's forget about gdm and xfdesktop. To the user it is an image on the
screen, it should not matter if one is used at login the other in the rest.
So I was thinking what if we just had a login dialog over the wallpaper and
after you typed it in the dialog disappears and you're on the desktop
The gdm/splash/wallpaper separation is artificial because the thing boots
slowly not because the a user expects a computer to show various artwork
while it starts in the name of visual consistency or whatever else :)

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