BlueTheme KDM Theme

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Description:

This is my very first KDM theme in an early stage of development. As backround idea I took the quite nice wallpaper "Crystal Style" from raoulduke2.

To install:
-unpack archive in $KDEDIR/share/apps/kdm/themes/ -edit your kdmrc-file to: Theme=$KDEDIR/share/apps/kdm/themes/BlueTheme
UseTheme=true
Last changelog:

### 13 years ago

0.2:
-tested at 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 (1280x1024 best view)

0.3:
-Now with userlist!

#### damjan 12 years ago

It would be interesting to see which distros support the user-list in themed KDM... it seems vanilla KDE doesn't have this feature (at least until 3.5.2)

#### imoore 12 years ago

Hi, I've just installed this on my system (3.5.1 on FreeBSD) and it looks really nice! Nice to see a kdm theme that isn't specific to some Linux distro or other.

Everything works except that there's no user list. The rectangle for it is there, down the left side, but it's empty.

I have 3 users selected in the kdm control panel but they just don't appear!

#### GwionBach 12 years ago

i have the same problem, users not shown in the userlist but they are present in the normal kdm interface. any hints on how to fix this?

#### janet 12 years ago

I also don't have my three users in the list :( Is there anyone who *has* a user list with this theme?

#### gruszek 11 years ago

The same problem, no userlist with theme(s) but when I use kdm without theme, userlist appears...

#### mattepiu 12 years ago

userlist there is, try these lines in xml file (I'm in kde-3.5.1, you need to add a parenthesys to each line):

item type="rect">
pos x="2%" y="10%" width="25%" height="70%"/>
normal color="#ff0000" \alpha="0"/>
fixed>
item type="rect" id="userlist">
pos x="0" y="0" width="100%" height="100%"/>
show type="userlist"/>
/item>
/fixed>
/item>
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#### smileaf 12 years ago

What would really be nice is if someone would write a manual for how to make these :)

I get emails all the time about things like this. userlists was the #1 thing they asked about. Funny thing is I've never even made a theme, just a theme manager...
But finally I got something to show them! thanks :)

#### mandrivian 12 years ago

Does any1 knows where could i find the config of the default KDM Screen?

Thanks

#### juanlutz 12 years ago

I am looking for a login theme with a User list available.
It is not the case here, but knows someone a theme with such a functionality?
Good job!
Juan_Lutz
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#### strunzel 12 years ago

State of the art: kdm doesn't support userlists (yet?). I dont know if this will change with the next main kde release (KDE4). For now you have to stuck with gdm as not all features and properties of its xml definition are ported to kdm. ;)

#### penguinpowered 12 years ago

I've solved the problem of the busted KDM interface by... using the yum command to upgrade KDE following the instructions at the bottom of the page on http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-48031.html

Now I'm running KDE 3.4.1 which is absolutely fantastic. It's sleeker, shinier and more feature packed than KDE 3.3, and most suprisingly, it's faster too. I'm extremely impressed and I'm glad I took the time to download it.

Ironically, when I rebooted after upgrading KDE, the login screen was the theme that I'd installed causing 3.3 to break. Hehe. Very good KDM theme though, A+ design.

So, the moral of the story, always read the label before you do something stupid, and always upgrade your Window Manager because it's well worth the effort.

#### penguinpowered 12 years ago

I (idiotically) installed this KDM theme without checking which version of KDE it was for. Now whenever I startup my laptop (Fedora Core 3 with KDE3.3), when it gets to the login screen it just stays black with a message box in the centre saying something like "Cannot use theme file, no username/password input areas defined" or something like that. I click "Ok" on the box (it's the only button) but nothing happens!!! I've rebooted a number of times, looked at my /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc file and I can't find any reference to the theme so I can't restore the default settings.
The only way I can get into my laptop is using the recovery disk and the command line, no KDE!

Please could somebody tell me how to restore the original login screen so I can get back onto my laptop using KDE. Any help, advice or even ideas would be very greatly appreciated.

#### oliverd17 13 years ago

Hi,

1st, i really like this theme.

Looking at the screenshot in the middle i can see a user list, but i can't find a way to get this list on my PC. So could you tell me how to do that?

Thanks
Oliver
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#### strunzel 13 years ago

Sorry, kdm doesn't provide this feature yet (as I said above). So the second screenshot is nothing but a dirty trick to visualize my idea, I just copied and pasted the list from the normal kdm-screen. Furthermore I would like to see a more modifiable and less kde-ish looking list to meet anyone's needs. I think the developers won't change much of the theming implementation until KDE4.

#### oliverd17 13 years ago

Hmmm,

and how does the user list from the standard theme work?

Oliver

#### AnXa 13 years ago

Looks good. That should be one of the default themes for KDE 3.4.One small thing however. That gray panel/background under all that blue screen disturps little bit.
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#### strunzel 13 years ago

Thx for your comment. Sorry, I dont understand your displeasedness, is it just because of the colour or the grey border at all?

### 13 years ago

0.2:
-tested at 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 (1280x1024 best view)

0.3:
-Now with userlist!