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Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby I_M_L_F on Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:28 pm

Hi,

I have Mint Kde 5 CE, all the installation and hardware recognition was successful, with execpção of the sound card (C-Média CMI8738 that I decided with asoundconf-gtk that it is in Adept Manager).

I made download of some Kdm Themes “to substitute”, to personalize, this distro but although the KDM Themes Manager (Conf.System--» Administration of system--» KdeThemes---Administrator Mode) accept the Kdm Themes but does not place them at the beginning that is it is always the subject kdm that it came with distro…

I do not know if this only happens with me…
If somebody to know to help was thankful

(Excuse me my English :D )
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby LinuxForever on Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:29 pm

In the menus click on System Settings then System Administration then KDM Theme Manager. Click on Administrator Mode and type in your password. Then you can change to the KDM theme you want.
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby I_M_L_F on Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:53 pm

LinuxForever,

I go to edit the topic therefore I forgot myself to mention this part of Administrator Mode...
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby LinuxForever on Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:09 pm

Do you mean the Administrator Mode is not working for you? Or do you mean it is working for you?
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby Rob Brill on Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:47 am

LinuxForever wrote:Do you mean the Administrator Mode is not working for you? Or do you mean it is working for you?



This question is in the Portuguese Forum

KDE CE 5 RC1 Elyssa (mine)

i confirm as adminstrador mode is not working for me too. Really i don't want to change my Kdm theme but my other friend wants to know how...

I found this to fix the problem but it doesn't work even - Linux Mint forum search (kdm)

Terminal
sudo /etc/init.d/kdm restart - system hangs crashes (message shows something about Arch) and needs to be restarted manually.

Any response would be nice :wink:
Thanks in advance

Roberto
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby LinuxForever on Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:45 am

Ok, well the only way I know to change the KDM theme is with the KDM Theme Manager or StartUp-Manger. Both of those should work but if they don't I don't know what else would. May be some one else here can help you.

Also you could try posting at the Ubuntu Forum or look at the Ubuntu Documentation https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CustomizeKubuntu#KDM Theme

Good luck.
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby Rob Brill on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:42 am

LinuxForever wrote:Ok, well the only way I know to change the KDM theme is with the KDM Theme Manager or StartUp-Manger. Both of those should work but if they don't I don't know what else would. May be some one else here can help you.

Also you could try posting at the Ubuntu Forum or look at the Ubuntu Documentation https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CustomizeKubuntu#KDM Theme

Good luck.



Thanks LinuxForever for your reply

The link above refers to instructions we both have done before as administrator mode. Kdm theme manager installed does not work.

I enable cathbard repo (sources.list) - download his kdm - ksplash theme buntuleaves .deb. installed it . ok the theme appears on
/usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/elyssa and it is enable for kdm theme manager. Tried out again. Really it does not work. Boo Elyssa Kdm
(default) theme seems to be locked and we can't replace it for another one.. I think we need a root account to solve this problem.
I will continue work on it but after installing the final KDE CE 5 Elyssa final edition next week. But for me Kdm theme manager has a bug.

Cheers
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby ronnoc on Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:13 pm

Hi all. I am having this same problem as well. It didn't used to be broken, and sadly I am at a loss to knwo how or what I did to break it. Basically, I went to KDM Theme Manager to change back to the default KDE theme. I enabled 'Administrator Mode', keyed in my root PW, and selected Elyssa theme. When I press 'Apply', I either get nothing, or usually it bounces back to the KDE Control Center splash screen. Either way, no changes get applied.

I also spent time last night going through the KDM docs and applied some fixes recommended there on how to edit the files necessary to manually change a theme. Even with these changes, and puting the exact path to the theme in the config files, the theme still does not change. Finally, I also un-installed and re-installed KDMTheme. No luck there either. I'd like to get it back.

For now I just manually put the default wallpaper back and changed the KDE color scheme.
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby kuvark on Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:15 am

hi all.
i have this problem too. and i make sth like this:
etc: my new theme's name is "earth".i install in using kdm theme manager. and remove all themes except "earth" from kdm theme manager. and then on konsele
$sudo konqueror /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes
passwd:

there is only my theme earth.
and kdm standart theme is "elyssa". i rename "earth" to "elyssa".so it just worked fine;)
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Re: Mint Kde 5 CE… Kdm Theme Manager does not function...

Postby fresno on Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:40 am

It's true, kdm is broken. A workaround is editing by hand /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc

There look for the line Theme=/usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/elyssa and change elyssa to whatever you want from /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/

What is worse is that the custom and default sessions don't work. Custom doesn't even appear in the «session type» list of choices of kdm. I wonder if this is a compilation problem, because I've been through the kdm handbook and it says that the only way of hiding the magic sessions is by creating a custom.desktop file with the attribute hidden, but there isn't such a file in my system.
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