Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Custom GNOME login screen

    How do I customize my GNOME login screen. As far as I know, it is difficult to play around with GNOME's settings so Im not sure I can. Any help?

  2. #2
    Linux Guru antidrugue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Montreal, Canada

    A Hint

    The Gnome login screen is normaly taken care of by GDM.

    The command is "gdmsetup".

    Other than the direct command, if I remember correctly it's somewhere in Gnome options.
    Login manager or something.

    Anyway the file that interest you here is "etc/gdm/gdm.conf"

    Make sure you have installed "gdm-themes".

    I wish I could be more precise, I don't have a linux box near (well 2, but no GUI or X installed).

    But in Gnome (for GDM) as in KDE (for KDM), Session Manager is always part of the options.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    You can also download new themes from or, I belive they can be installed in gdmsetup by drag&drop

    If you mean the splash screen, I remember I replaced it before by replacing s special file which name I can't remember, thought the newer versions of gnome might have a tool for changing splash (Can't remember it in other OSs than freebsd)

  4. $spacer_open

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts