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== <s> New configuration section </s>==
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== Log-in screen background image, extractgst.sh, missing icons directory. ==
I would propose the follwing "configuration section. Most of the subsections are easier and up-to-date versions of those on the Gnome page and on the GDM page. No need to export variables anymore. If this is ok we should also merge the Gnome page.
 
:: I like the use of dconf profile files, but I believe we shouldn't tell users to echo config to new files. I think it would be better to tell users to create a new file in the proper location, then provide a code block which they can copy-paste into that file. --[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] ([[User talk:Stefanwilkens|talk]]) 21:34, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
 
  
:: I originally copied the content from the login screen section in the GNOME article over here because there was a merge request. I feel the quality of this content you have posted here is far higher so I have replaced what was there with this. This covers exactly the same points as the original content and a few more as well so no info is lost. In the original content it said the gsettings tweaks wouldn't work without "exporting the gdm session variables" but the section explaining how to do that no longer existed so they wouldn't be much help anyway. [[User:Chazza|Chazza]] ([[User talk:Chazza|talk]]) 21:17, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
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Running extractgst.sh as suggested in chapter "Log-in screen background image", returns the error
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$ [...]/shell-theme/theme/icons/message-indicator-symbolic.svg: No such file or directory
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Can this error be ignored or is it better to add something like the following to the script?
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{{bc|
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if [ ! -d ${workdir}/theme/icons ]; then
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  mkdir ${workdir}/theme/icons
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fi
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}}
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{{Unsigned|09:10, 10 November 2017‎|Livix}}
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:Confirmed. Creating the {{ic|icons}} directory is probably the best solution. If my eyes don't deceive me, I think this means that {{ic|gnome-shell-theme.gresource.xml}} would need to be updated as well. -- [[User:Chazza|Chazza]] ([[User talk:Chazza|talk]]) 16:26, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
  
::: In a later edit I have removed the echo commands and replaced them with touch commands and text to copy into the file. Each command comes with a brief line explaining what it's for. Hope this is better. [[User:Chazza|Chazza]] ([[User talk:Chazza|talk]]) 21:57, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
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== [[GDM#Change_the_language|Change the language]] section ==
:::: Great work. Direct instruction is better than echo commands. --[[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 12:43, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
 
  
==<s> Configuration </s> ==
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Unfortunately, the toggle ''Login Screen'' only appears when there are multiple users on the system. I did not find a way to change the settings other than creating another user.
You can install {{aur|gdm3setup}} from the AUR to configure GDM, or use the following instructions that use dconf profile files.
 
  
==== Login background image ====
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''To change the GDM language, ensure that gnome-control-center is installed. Then, start gnome-control-center and choose Region & Language. In the header bar, check the Login Screen toggle button. Finally, click on Language and choose your language from the list. You will be prompted for your root password.''
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--[[User:Freley|Freley]] ([[User talk:Freley|talk]]) 21:04, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
  
To change the wallpaper of the login screen use
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:Strange. It appears for me in my Arch VM installation which has just one user. I don't have GNOME/GDM on real hardware but I don't see why that would make a difference. Is there a report in GNOME bugzilla for this? -- [[User:Chazza|Chazza]] ([[User talk:Chazza|talk]]) 10:05, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
 
 
# mkdir /opt/login
 
# echo -e "[org/gnome/desktop/background]\npicture-uri='file:///opt/login/wallpaper.jpg'" > /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/01-background
 
# cp [YOUR FILE] /opt/login/wallpaper.jpg
 
# dconf update
 
 
 
where [YOUR FILE] needs to be a *.jpg picture.
 
 
 
==== Logo on login screen ====
 
 
 
To display a logo on your login screen use
 
 
 
# mkdir /opt/login
 
# echo -e "[org/gnome/login-screen]\nlogo='/opt/login/logo.png'" > /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/02-logo
 
# cp [YOUR FILE] /opt/login/logo.png
 
# dconf update
 
 
 
where [YOUR FILE] needs to be a *.png picture.
 
 
 
==== Larger font for login ====
 
 
 
To change the font size of the login screen use
 
 
 
# echo -e "[org/gnome/desktop/interface]\ntext-scaling-factor='1.25'" > /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/03-scaling
 
# dconf update
 
 
 
==== Turning off the sound ====
 
 
 
This tweak disables the audible feedback heard when the system volume is adjusted (via keyboard) on the login screen.
 
 
 
# echo -e "[org/gnome/desktop/sound]\nevent-sounds='false'" > /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/04-sound
 
# dconf update
 
 
 
==== Make the power button interactive ====
 
 
 
The default installation sets the power button to suspend the system. '''''Power off'''''  or  '''''Show dialog'''''  is a better choice.
 
 
 
# echo -e "[org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/power button]\npower='interactive'\nhibernate='interactive'" > /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/05-power
 
# dconf update
 
 
 
{{Warning|Please note that the [[Acpid|acpid]] daemon also handle the "power button" an "hibernate button" event. Running both systems at the same time may lead to unexpected behaviour.}}
 
 
 
==== Prevent suspend when closing the lid ====
 
 
 
On some systems it happens that your laptop suspends when you are closing the lid despite having set the options ''Laptop lid close action on battery'' and ''Laptop lid close action on AC'' to ''blank''. If this is the case, append the following line to {{ic|/etc/systemd/logind.conf}}:
 
 
 
HandleLidSwitch=ignore
 
 
 
==== GDM keyboard layout ====
 
 
 
GDM does not know about your GNOME 3 desktop keyboard settings. To change keyboard settings used by GDM, set your layout using Xorg configuration. Refer to this section of the [[Beginners'_Guide#Non-US_keyboard|Beginner's Guide.]]
 

Latest revision as of 10:05, 21 November 2017

Log-in screen background image, extractgst.sh, missing icons directory.

Running extractgst.sh as suggested in chapter "Log-in screen background image", returns the error

$ [...]/shell-theme/theme/icons/message-indicator-symbolic.svg: No such file or directory

Can this error be ignored or is it better to add something like the following to the script?

if [ ! -d ${workdir}/theme/icons ]; then
  mkdir ${workdir}/theme/icons
fi

—This unsigned comment is by Livix (talk) 09:10, 10 November 2017‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Confirmed. Creating the icons directory is probably the best solution. If my eyes don't deceive me, I think this means that gnome-shell-theme.gresource.xml would need to be updated as well. -- Chazza (talk) 16:26, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Change the language section

Unfortunately, the toggle Login Screen only appears when there are multiple users on the system. I did not find a way to change the settings other than creating another user.

To change the GDM language, ensure that gnome-control-center is installed. Then, start gnome-control-center and choose Region & Language. In the header bar, check the Login Screen toggle button. Finally, click on Language and choose your language from the list. You will be prompted for your root password. --Freley (talk) 21:04, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Strange. It appears for me in my Arch VM installation which has just one user. I don't have GNOME/GDM on real hardware but I don't see why that would make a difference. Is there a report in GNOME bugzilla for this? -- Chazza (talk) 10:05, 21 November 2017 (UTC)