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alansecker
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Login theme

Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:54 pm
I'm using kde4.8.2 on Mageia 2.
I wanted to change the login theme.
I went to the theme tab and selected a couple of new themes via the 'Get New Themes' tab.
But they do not show up in the list of themes in the themes window.
When I click 'Install new themes" I get an entry dialog with no indication as to where the downloaded themes have been saved.
Is something missing here?
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Re: Login theme

Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:56 am
Did you launch System Settings as root or not?
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Re: Login theme

Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:41 pm
No, I did from the icon.
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Re: Login theme

Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:46 pm
Then try to change the theme from root:
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kdesudo systemsettings

or, maybe, in your distribution,
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kdesu systemsettings


Since login themes need to be installed by root, user's «Get New Themes» doesn't affect anything. I don't know why is this tab shown to a non-root user: AFAIK, it doesn't work and can't work.
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Re: Login theme

Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:31 pm
Thanks for that. I can now get downloads to appear in the themes window but to install one of them, I need to know where they are located! It beggars belief that it isn't intuitive.

Oh! I found it at:

/usr/share/apps/kdm/themes.

Thanks for you help.

 
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