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VoVaN
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: The perfect XDM Reply with quote

I'm just wondering why everybody says that XDM is ugly...
I'd like to say it's the fastest display manager and looks perfectly.
There is a screenshot.
http://vovan.homelinux.org/files/screenshots/xdm.png

What else is wrong with xdm???
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Zeddicus
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta know...

How'd you do that? ;)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The big probelm with XDM is that it is so much harder to make it look nice compared with GDM and KDM. If you could tell me how you managed to get XDM looking liek that I would very grateful.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, judging by your screen it IS ugly.
Look at your borders, the font OMG the 3D font is making me puke.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EinsDrei wrote:
Well, judging by your screen it IS ugly.
Look at your borders, the font OMG the 3D font is making me puke.


That's the matter of test... I'm talking generally about XDM customisation, but not about particular font or picture I like. You didn't get my point :(
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chunderbunny wrote:
The big probelm with XDM is that it is so much harder to make it look nice compared with GDM and KDM. If you could tell me how you managed to get XDM looking liek that I would very grateful.


I know there isn't a lot of resources how to get nicer XDM, but... all you have to do is modifying 3 files, all of them, include background picture in jpeg and xcf formats, you can get from http://vovan.homelinux.org/files/xdm/
you need to copy them to /etc/X11/xdm and picture to /etc/X11/xdm/pixmaps.
That's it :)
If somebody could share some experiences would be nice!
P.S. Ypu can place shutdown and reboot buttons as well: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=100119
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