[mythtv-users] MythCenter GDM theme

Nate Thompson nightstrm at gmail.com
Sat May 28 16:13:23 UTC 2005

On 5/28/05, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use the MythCenter theme created by Jeroen Brosens. It really is a
> beauty and you can get it at http://www.fotoniq.nl/projects/mythtv/.
> At the risk of starting a flame war I think it's the nicest one I've
> seen - even better than the one provided by LxMSuite which I don't
> actually think is all that nice considering the noise made about it.
> Having said that, good on 'em for doing it.
> Anyway, for those of you that enjoy this theme and use GDM autologin,
> I've created a GDM theme which mimics the MythCenter theme so when
> it's going through it's 5 second minimum auto-login it wil have a
> consistent look with MythTV. It's only a small contribution, but as
> I've only taken and not given so far I thought I should at least
> contribute something.
> The tar file is available at
> http://www.oaklands.aust.com/tv/MythtvCenter.tgz. These instructions
> apply to Fedora Core. Directory names may be different on other
> distros but the idea's the same.
> 1) Download it to /usr/share/gdm/themes/ and unzip and untar it:
> # tar -zxvf ./MythtvCenter.tgz
> This will create the theme files in a subdir called MythtvCenter.
> 2) Then edit /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf. You need to change the line that
> sets GraphicalTheme to look like this:
> GraphicalTheme=MythtvCenter
> 3) Restart X-Windows. On my machine I do that by changing the runlevel
> to level 3 and then back to 5:
> # telinit 3
> # telinit 5
> When X restarts the GDM autologin window should be in the new MythCenter theme.
> Next step is to one day create a bootsplash based on this theme.
> Regards,
> Phill
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Thanks for your work. I agree that MythCenter is the best theme I've
seen so far, and use it on my MythTV boxes. I'll have to install your
GDM theme when I get home on Monday and see what it's like.


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