Random Login Picture

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This is a GDM theme that allows you to have a random login picture every time you start up, to use extract the archive cd into the extracted folder and follow the read me instructions, no pictures have been included just supply your own

You can now choose to have your pictures shown in sequence instead of randomly
Last changelog:

6 years ago

Tidied up the install script and added sequential picture selection.
changed read me and install script
added uninstall
changed links to new website

kcco

6 years ago

ubuntu openbox lxde witch uses lxdm /usr/share/lxdm/themes/Industrial gtkrc. engine "pixmap" { image { file="wave.svg" } .. Looks like this uses backgrounds./usr/share/backgrounds. file set in user home dir. I would change pixmap to background. Ill have to create missing dirs to install. If I can get it to point to image file with permishions. maybe . looked a Feh & Sep gave me nose bleed.

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keithhedger

6 years ago

To start this is for the gdm login screen not lxdm so you will have problems also I have dumped gnome and now use slim so I'm afraid I cant support this any more but feel free to do what you want with it.

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kcco

6 years ago

Works great! Edit /usr/share/lxdm/themes/Industrial/gtkrc file="background" Create background link to /home/user_dir/GDMThemeData/data/background. Witch links to /home/user_dir/GDMThemeData/pics. Scripts work Select Random or Sequential! To start I simply added /home/user_dir/.config/openbox/autostart.sh
(sleep 2s && /home/user_dir/GDMThemeData/data/SelectBackground) & user_dir thats your home folder. All is fine thank you!

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keithhedger

6 years ago

Glad it works for you

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l300lvl

6 years ago

I was wondering if its possible to use this with Gnome 3/GDM3 without any problems and if it's been tested, or if you might know of an alternative?

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keithhedger

6 years ago

Hi I don't use gnome 3 I have pretty much swapped to Xfce so all I can say is make a system backup and try it to see if it works, let me know if it does ( or doesn't )

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keithhedger

8 years ago

For some reason the downloaded version is not right its the old version and was not updated ill try again

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keithhedger

8 years ago

seems to be ok now ive added a uninstall script try that first

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Matsuo

8 years ago

Awesome awesome it works now =)

Just as I was abt to say Eff it thinking it just may not work w/ karmic it started working... tbh I stared at it for a second cause i didnt believe it haha

Thanks so much for helpin and sorry fi it was any trouble.. hopefully its something that more people needed than didnt =P

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keithhedger

8 years ago

glad its working for u i wrote this back when i was using gutsy and it wa ok all thru to jaunty but i switched to debian lenny rather than karmic so its nice to know it still works ok with ubuntu

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Matsuo

8 years ago

Hi when I use this theme I get the error "Too many symbolic links"

I installed like you said to in the read-me. Is this something on my end? And if so how can I fix it?

I really love the idea of a random picture everytime so I'd really like to use your theme =)

Thank you

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keithhedger

8 years ago

when u say you get an error where is it coming from are u running the "selectbackground" scripts from the command line? are u using real pictures in the "pics" folder or are u using symlinks , is the error from the installer script? I've never had this error so i need some more info to work out whats happening

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Matsuo

8 years ago

OK well i went through and reinstalled it.. followed them very very carefully and it doenst give me that error any more.. now I get "Permission Denied" for the /usr/share/gdm/themes/RandomPicGDM/background" I tried giving ownership to root and to my main account and it still says the error... i don't know who to give ownership to now =\

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keithhedger

8 years ago

Ive updated the read me and install script completely remove all installed folders ie ~/GDMThemeData and /usr/share/gdm/themes/RandomPicGDM and reinstall just try a couple of pic at first to make sure all is fine, by the way what distro r u using?

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Matsuo

8 years ago

Im using Karmic.. Im going to remove everything and try your new one... be back with results =)

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Matsuo

8 years ago

OK this is hwta I get when I install it.

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matsuo@matsuo-desktop:~$ cd /home/matsuo/Desktop/RandomPicGDM/
matsuo@matsuo-desktop:~/Desktop/RandomPicGDM$ ./install.shNow put somw jpg's in ~/GDMThemeData/pics.
Then enter ~/GDMThemeData/data/SelectType to select random or sequential picture display.
Then enter ~/GDMThemeData/data/SelectBackground to select your login background.
Don't forget to set ~/GDMThemeData/data/SelectBackground as a start up program in System->Preferences->Sessions.
Or you can just run it manually when you want to change backgrounds.
You can re-run ~/GDMThemeData/data/SelectType any time to change to Random/Sequential picture choice.
Do you want to do all this now? (Y/n): Y
Put some jpg's into ~/GDMThemeData/pics and press enter
Select Random or Sequential login picture (R/S): R
/home/matsuo/GDMThemeData/data/SelectType: line 25: /home/matsuo/.config/logintype.rc: Permission denied
chmod: changing permissions of `/home/matsuo/.config/logintype.rc': Operation not permitted
All done...Bye!

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Im about to log off and see if it works anyways.. but according to that it still says permission denied.

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Matsuo

8 years ago

Blah this time it said the /usr/share/gdm/randompicgdm/desktop didnt exist... reinstalled as root and got

matsuo@matsuo-desktop:~$ cd /home/matsuo/Desktop/RandomPicGDM/
matsuo@matsuo-desktop:~/Desktop/RandomPicGDM$ sudo su
[sudo] password for matsuo:
root@matsuo-desktop:/home/matsuo/Desktop/RandomPicGDM# ./install.sh
ln: accessing `./background': Too many levels of symbolic links
Now put somw jpg's in ~/GDMThemeData/pics.
Then enter ~/GDMThemeData/data/SelectType to select random or sequential picture display.
Then enter ~/GDMThemeData/data/SelectBackground to select your login background.
Don't forget to set ~/GDMThemeData/data/SelectBackground as a start up program in System->Preferences->Sessions.
Or you can just run it manually when you want to change backgrounds.
You can re-run ~/GDMThemeData/data/SelectType any time to change to Random/Sequential picture choice.
Do you want to do all this now? (Y/n): Y
Put some jpg's into ~/GDMThemeData/pics and press enter
Select Random or Sequential login picture (R/S): R
/root/GDMThemeData/data/SelectBackground: line 20: NUMBER %= MAXFILES : division by 0 (error token is "MAXFILES ")
All done...Bye!
root@matsuo-desktop:/home/matsuo/Desktop/RandomPicGDM#

Im soryr fi Im being a pain... Im new to linux so im sitll learning the ins and outs =\


Oh ALso Im aware that akrmic doesnt have the login screen customization but i reverted back to gdm2.20 like people said to and I have other ones that are working fine. Just so you dont go on a rant abt how karmic doesnt suppoort it :o

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keithhedger

8 years ago

sounds like the permissions for ~/.config are wrong (unlikly) or the perms for the files logintype.rc and maybe loginlist are wrong they should be 755 and owned by you, try that and see

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Matsuo

8 years ago

OK I ave given permissions to myself for the entire .config folder and tried for the /usr/share/gdm/RandomPicGDM/desktop but that is where the issue lies... I'm getting the "Too many Levels of Symbolic Links" error and I cant change anythign to it

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6 years ago

Tidied up the install script and added sequential picture selection.
changed read me and install script
added uninstall
changed links to new website

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