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gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby Theta Apex » 2012-10-21 06:23

I'm using debian testing and gnome shell 3.4. Also i'm using gdm3.
I found in my current (nord) gnome-shell theme's folder a file gdm.css.
I googling for it and found, that gdm can use gnome shell theme.
How can i do that?
I'm already tried to replace /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme with nord, but still nothing.

I want to get rid ugly top black panel in gdm. I just want to change color of panel to white or gray.
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby static-catsit » 2012-10-21 12:48

Hello.
Putting the items from the nord folder in /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme should work as long as you've set the permissions correctly. If I remember the changes to gdm3 won't take until you do a reboot.
Hope this helps.
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby Theta Apex » 2012-10-21 17:49

Permissions are fine. But still nothing.
Oh...i forgot to tell. I'm testing this feature on virtualbox. Does gdm3 need 3D-acceleration? Because gnome-shell works fine.
I think, I will test this on "live" hardware. Thanks for answer.
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby Theta Apex » 2012-10-21 18:25

i'm already using gdm3setup, but it doesn't interact with gdm top panel.
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby hhh » 2012-10-21 23:56

Sorry, I see that now. gdm3setup will theme the menu for the power icon and even the power icon highlight color, but not the panel's background. I don't see an image to edit in any of gdm3's folders, either.
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby hhh » 2012-10-22 01:16

I just checked with lightdm, and theme changes made in /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf are effecting the panel. I don't know if you'd consider that a solution.
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby Theta Apex » 2012-10-22 10:08

static-catsit ,I tested it on live hardware. It doesn't work.

hhh,I know it, and i love lightdm more, than gdm. I'm already have configured gtk-greeter and special gtk-theme :)
But there is strange bug and i'm bit lazy to configure xorg or something:
i'm using proprietary amd drivers and since last update lightdm shows blackscreen. When i delete drivers, all works fine, but i can't without this drivers.
I switched to gdm3 (i hope, temporarily). It works fine, but the only thing, which i don't like - unable to customize panel's color. It is cut my eyes :)

P.S. Sorry for my poor English :)
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby static-catsit » 2012-10-22 16:24

Hello again.
Just been playing with Nord myself, after a reinstall.
The only way I got it to work (gnome-shell and gdm3 to have the same panel), was to do as you did earlier. Replace /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme with the contents of the Nord folder and check the permissions. Now I have no idea why it works, but I went to /etc/gdm3 and uncommented line 10 in greeter.gsettings. The line "gtk-theme='Adwaita'" and saved it. No need to restart, just logged out and the panel was the same.
I hope this helps.
Don't worry about your English it's better than mine.
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby hhh » 2012-10-22 17:16

^That workaround, while not ideal, works... rename /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme to theme.bak, copy your theme's gnome-shell folder to /usr/share/gnome-shell, rename it to theme, and uncomment the line...
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 gtk-theme='Adwaita'
... in /etc/gdm3/greeter.gsettings . For good measure I also ran, as root...
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dpkg-reconfigure gdm3
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Re: gnome shell and gdm theme

Postby Theta Apex » 2012-10-23 02:46

Ok, thanks you, guys!
When i uncomment gtk-theme='Adwaita', there is no effect.
But when i uncommented this:

session-name='gdm-shell' (also commented gdm-fallback), it works!



Now i have transparent panel in gdm :)
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