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Offline jaegermeister

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login screen not present in systemsettings
« on: 2014/12/06, 15:27:34 »
Today, being Saturday, I have more time for fancy, so I was going to customize a bit KDE.

With my big surprise either:

$ systemsettings
$ sudo systemsettings

do not show any item such as "login screen" within system administration section.
Nevertheless the manual points there: http://manual.siduction.org/wm-dm

So, where do I change login screen theme?
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Offline der_bud

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Re: login screen not present in systemsettings
« Reply #1 on: 2014/12/06, 19:52:28 »
That special section in the manual is a bit outdated and refers to the former used loginmanager kdm, while siduction now uses lightdm. For the gtk version of the greeter there's no configuration gui yet, you have to edit the file  /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf  to your needs, like
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[greeter]
background=/usr/share/wallpapers/december.jpg

You'll find some more hints when searching the forum for lightdm or lightdm-gtk-greeter.
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Re: login screen not present in systemsettings
« Reply #2 on: 2014/12/07, 00:10:05 »
Für KDE gibt es auch lightdm-kde-greeter - der enthält auch ein Konfigurationsmodul für systemsettings.
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Re: login screen not present in systemsettings
« Reply #3 on: 2014/12/08, 00:08:45 »
Thanks for both answers.

I chose to go the easy way and installed lightdm-kde-greeter, no lifetime to waste on DM configs....
Maybe, besides manual update, lightdm-kde-greeter should be preinstalled.
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Re: login screen not present in systemsettings
« Reply #4 on: 2014/12/08, 00:37:36 »
nope - we will never ever install the kde-greeter. Sorry. Its the same thing as with kdm - dead, unmaintained code.
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Re: login screen not present in systemsettings
« Reply #5 on: 2014/12/08, 02:07:21 »
For the next KDE SC generation there will be SDDM which also comes with a configuration module for systemsettings, so lightdm-kde isn't needed anymore, at least not for newer KDE SC releases: http://blog.davidedmundson.co.uk/blog/display_managers_finale
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Re: login screen not present in systemsettings
« Reply #6 on: 2014/12/08, 02:50:42 »
False - sddm is not a part of KDE, it is a independent project. And we will use sddm as login manager if and when sddm is mature enough. That is not the case now. Maybe in a year or two. Hmm, maybe i should cite myself from freenode/lxde:
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[2014/12/05 02:19] <agaida> <rant>Could we consider that sddm is only useful for native english speakers who need less then normal functionality - heck, a two or three line bash script would do the job better</rant>
[2014/12/05 02:20] <agaida> maybe even a konsole login and startx
[2014/12/05 02:22] <agaida> and to the topic: Tried SDDM. Switch back to LightDM, next look into sddm in a year or so
And that was a constructive rant, i don't wrote utter bullshit and totally useless - that was the state a year ago. So i think in the last year sddm has evolved much and will evolve but is still in no way a reliable replacement for LightDM.

There are still points to fix: sddm cant handle languages at login (cool, if one use umlauts or such things in a pass - or use a german keyboard layout and have z/y in pass - i don't want to imagine the situation in other languages. There are some stability issues, no support for login/logout scripts and so on - i do not mention the lack of ldap support because this is nearly irrelevant for the normal siduction use case.
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