Reverting to SL login screen after upgrading KDE [Solved]

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Reverting to SL login screen after upgrading KDE [Solved]

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:33

Just in case anyone upgrades from KDE 4.4.1 to KDE 4.4.2 by doing:

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# emerge -1v kde-meta

and then finds, as I did, that the default KDE login screen is displayed instead of the customised SL 5.2 KDE login screen when they restart KDE, the solution is to edit the file /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc and change:

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# Whether the greeter should be themed.
# Default is false
UseTheme=true
# The theme to use for the greeter. Can point to either a directory or an XML
# file.
# Default is ""
Theme=/usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/oxygen-air

to:

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# Whether the greeter should be themed.
# Default is false
UseTheme=true
# The theme to use for the greeter. Can point to either a directory or an XML
# file.
# Default is ""
Theme=/usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/Glassified

If the Sabayon 5.2 login screen is still not displayed then try re-installing the SL 5.2 artwork too:

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# USE="ksplash" emerge -1v sabayon-artwork-kde


(For those who can remember that far back, there was a similar problem with KDE 3.5 in 2008: Re: default ugly KDM login screen back.)
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Re: Reverting to SL login screen after upgrading KDE [Solved

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Jun 27, 2010 19:53

After upgrading recently from KDE 4.4.3 to KDE 4.4.4 I lost the splash screen theme with the rectangle displaying, one by one, the icon of a HDD, spanner & screwdriver, globe, desktop and KDE icon. The Sabayon theme was no longer listed in the selection under Kickoff > Computer > System Settings > Appearance > Splash Screen.

I solved this by re-installing the Sabayon KDE artwork package as follows:

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USE="ksplash" emerge -1v sabayon-artwork-kde


Then "Sabayon" reappeared in the aforementioned list in System Settings and I was able to select it.
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