Login screen for testing

jmak jozmak at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 21:35:31 UTC 2006

Hi all,

I've prepared one of the login screen artwork proposal for testing, in
case anyone wants to try it out.

You can download it from here.


 you can download the logo from here.


Probably you know how to install them but in case you don't this is
how to proceed.

Drop both artworks in the /usr/share/gdm/themes/xubuntu folder. Rename
them to background.png and the text. png.

Open the xubuntu.xml file in mousepad and look for the

<!-- ubuntu logo -->
  <item type="pixmap">
    <normal file="text.png" alpha="1.0"/>
    <pos x="50%" y="33%" width="scale" height="12%" anchor="c"/>

and change the height to 12% (the default is 15% but I found at 12%
the logo looks better)

Then proceed to the

<!-- password box -->
  <item type="rect">
    <pos x="50%" y="60%" width="box" height="box" anchor="c"/>

and change the y=60% (the default is 66%) this will position the login
info perfectly inside the background box.

And finally find this section

 <normal font="Bitstream Vera Sans Bold 10" color="#000000"/>
            <stock type="username-label"/>
          <item type="rect">
            <normal color="#dce2e5"/>
            <pos width="160" height="24"/>
              <item type="entry" id="user-pw-entry">
                <pos y="1" x="1" width="-2" height="-2" anchor="nw"/>
          <!-- timer warning -->
          <item type="label" id="timed-label">
            <show type="timed"/>
            <normal font="Bitstream Vera Sans Bold 11" color="#000000"/>

and change the color to #00000 as you see in the example. (the default
is #ffffff)

And that's it.

By the way, the new login screen only 79kb, 25kb less than the old one.

Have fun.

J. Mak


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