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#1 2016-03-12 14:03

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Changing the login background wallpaper

For months, I've been searching to change the default login background wallpaper, but to no avail. But last night, I discovered that the solution was so simple. Later today I will post a tutorial.

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#2 2016-03-12 17:31

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

@ThisGuy1996,

I have been wanting to do this as well. Please do share, can't wait - Thanks smile

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#3 2016-03-12 20:48

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

Go to start menu--->Settings -----> Control Panel ---->  System Administration -----> Login Manager ---> Under the "background tab, select the background image of your choice.


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#4 2016-03-12 22:54

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

@ThisGuy1996,

I don't have a "Login Manager" icon on my " TDE Control Panel. 

Do I need to turn that on some how or can it be launched using | Menu --> Run Command ?

Thanks,

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#5 2016-03-12 23:17

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

Did you go through System Administration?
Could you post a picture?

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#6 2016-03-12 23:41

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

I think you have installed TDE modules that are not shipped with q4os by the looks of things.

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#7 2016-03-12 23:49

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

Nothing wrong with adding to q4os, it just won't be available to everyone. I will look into changing q4os login when I have a few minutes smile

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#8 2016-03-13 00:01

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

I had to change the background because It hurt my eyes. Plus, I have OCD

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#9 2016-03-13 00:09

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

I couldn’t help it. I wanted to make it look more like Xp. I changed the desktop appearance, and thought it would be cool to change it.

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#10 2016-03-13 00:15

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

No big deal, I joke about it all the time.

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#11 2016-03-13 00:19

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I pay too much attention to little details. Changing the login background made my day.

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#12 2016-03-13 00:46

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

I found the setting, it is in the file /etc/trinity/tdm/backgroundrc you will need to be root to edit but you can if you want (just right click -> actions -> edit as root), and change "Wallpaper[$e]=/opt/trinity/share/wallpapers/q4os-wp01.png" to your choice. Just be careful what you change smile

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#13 2016-03-13 02:50

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

Hey,  lets skip the chit-chat (just kidding), I still don't know how to add that Administrator Icon to Control Panel sad Please tell me, I'm really want to know.


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#14 2016-03-13 02:55

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

@Dai,

Thanks for sharing file and location to switch Login Background.  Diving in as root, wish me luck smile

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#15 2016-03-13 03:08

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

$ sudo kcmodules --unlock should do the trick.

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#16 2016-03-13 03:17

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

Thanks - that's right. Now I remember. Q4OS member originally posted that (link below) info but, slipped by me what it was for.

http://www.q4os.org/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1732#p1732

Now Changing Login Wallpaper and unlocking kcmodules smile

Thanks So Much !

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#17 2016-03-13 04:52

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

@ThisGuy1996,

I now have access to Login Screen Administration configuration.

Thanks,

Bobby


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#18 2016-03-13 09:56

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

Just had a look at that command and it unlocks a few things:- thememanager style, icons, kmlaunch, ksplashmanager, twindecorarion and tdm, so should give you everything needed to make your screen "pretty" smile

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#19 2016-03-13 18:09

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

I wonder if these modules are locked out by default in TDE or a Q4OS build decision.

I am very thankful to have access to all these new settings.  I have fully customized my system, logos, icons, backgrounds, wallpaper

Thanks Guys smile

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#20 2016-03-13 18:20

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

I'm similar, I tend to test (and break) systems regularly, but usually stick to offered theme and change the background to something more pleasing to me.

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#21 2016-03-13 18:41

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

I must admit I have had a few systems go rotten on me, but usually can recover them, although nowadays it's quicker and easier to just reinstall than it is to fix systems.

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#22 2016-03-14 06:56

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

This is a dumb question, but how does one break a distro?

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#23 2016-03-14 07:18

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

Let a noobie answer this.  One wrong " in the wrong place and your system could stop working smile  Okay, its not quite that bad.

Making unrecommended changes to a system like the wrong path in TDE or installing a non-compatible package to your system could break it. Non-compatible packages are built for other distros that do not follow Debian's packagement management schema, like Ubuntu packages.  Anytime you install a package it has to be a Debian Jessie package deb (for Q4OS v1.x) and correct cpu architecture too 32bit / x64.  There are checks in apt-get / dpkg / gdebi and Synaptic to prevent using the wrong package.

Making direct code changes to system files could also break your distro (system).

granting yourself root access and rename a system folder or file to other than normal could break your Distro.

I break Distros all the time.  I have 9 hard dirves with major modded Q4OS Installs.  I call them Q4 because when I am done hacking them they don't usually act like an OS smile

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#24 2016-03-14 18:16

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

Quick question...do you know what a Konquisidebar is?

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#25 2016-03-14 18:40

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Re: Changing the login background wallpaper

If I were to hazard a guess it would be something like an interactive sidebar for konqueror, but only a guess. smile

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