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 Post subject: How to change image on login screen
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 4:49 am 
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Hello.
Recently I updated the system and I've found I cannot change the debian image screen at login; I was pretty positive that there was the option in Control Center, the splash screen if I'm not mistaken, but since the update, updating those lines that change splash screen wo't do anything. Previously I had a customized image for my login screen, but now I can't do this. So where is now the option?? Help!

I have also another question, that I can set here instead of opening a new topic just for that: the mouse cursor dissapears exactly after 2 seconds of inactivity; how do I make it permanently visible, like always had been - at least on this system ??


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 Post subject: Re: How to change image on login screen
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 5:31 am 
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1. you said yes to the debian version of slim config file. shouldn't do that.
to fix this download slim.tar.gz from http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Tarballs/
unpack it and copy as root the themes folder in /usr/share/slim and slim.conf in /etc/
before you copy slim.conf in /etc/ you need to comment out 2 lines in it
Code:
#auto_login          yes
#default_user        demo

because this version of the config is set for livecd. if you don't do that it will start in to a blank screen.
2. depending on what are you using icewm or fluxbox, enter in the control panel and edit the fluxbox or icewm settings for the file start-up. or if you want from file manager, they are in /home/youruser/.fluxbox/startup or /home/youruser/.icewm/startup and comment out
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#unclutter -idle 2 &

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 Post subject: Re: How to change image on login screen
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:02 am 
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Thank you for reply.
So, a new file had just modified the slim.conf. I compared file to file from the tarball vs my files, just to make sure they did'n break configuration.
In the end, I just edited my /etc/slim.conf file, mainly deleting the /X11/ references that were allmost the only differences between this old slim.conf vs the new one from the link you just gave me.
Except for that, I just made sure the old slim.config matches the new one.
Apart from that, I found two interesting lines that I thought could solve two more issues:
Code:
# Activate numlock when slim starts. Valid values: on|off
numlock             off

# Hide the mouse cursor (note: does not work with some WMs).
# Valid values: true|false
hidecursor          true

In the laptop, NumLock always stays on just after login (I want it off, there are letter keys with number on them, it's a hassle deactivate numlock just to write--). AND the mouse cursor still dissapears after two (I guess only one) second. -(there is no #unclutter line in icewm which I use, fluxbox has the line).
Either way, neither editing those lines didn't help.
And the slim.template file in /usr/..... seems to no have any effect in this or no help.
More help is apreciated.+


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 Post subject: Re: How to change image on login screen
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:01 pm 
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1. so, the slim change background works now?
2. about icewm, sorry to hear that it doesn't work. i was under the impression that unclutter hides the cursor in icewm as well. maybe hidecursor false is an option. the expert on icewm is john (OU812). i hope others can help you.
3 my only suggestion for numlock is that you have numlockx installed. try removing it. as root:
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apt-get remove --purge numlockx

good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: How to change image on login screen
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:41 pm 
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1. Yes, it works now, and I thank you for that!
2. Don't worry; a solution will arise eventually. :)
3. That was a great suggestion! It worked like a charm.
So for now, the mouse cursor still hides on screen. But for now I guess I can live with that... unless someone gives me a light on editing some conf. files.
Thank you for patience.


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 Post subject: [SOLVED] How to change image on login screen
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Late update & closing:
1. This is the solution!
2. hidecursor does (did) not work (in AntiX M11).
3 Solution was: uninstalling numlock.
Thank you very much.
& sorry for updating old topic.
(can't mark topic as solved ??)


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