Avio-GDM

GDM Themes

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Description:

A hopefully good looking theme for GDM Greeter. Suitable for any resolution from 640x480 to 1600x1200. Should also be useable with widescreen displays.

The first picture shows the new version 0.9.2, the second is the older version 0.5. Plz tell me if you dont like the new version and of course why you dont like it :P

The background image is from Franziska Frannerts and you can download it from this location: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/stOrmgreen?content=35826

The third picture is from the experimental Avio-Sunshine-GDM, that features a lens flare effect. You should use at least a resolution of 1024x768 or it won't look good. I marked it as experimental, but it should be very usable, since it depends on the 0.9.2 version of the default theme.

Howto install it under Gnome (Ubuntu):

1. Download this theme (currently 0.9)
2. Open the "gdmsetup", also called "Login Window Preferences"
3. Open the tab "Local"
4. Use the "Add" Button and select the downloaded file.
5. Make sure you select the "Avio-GDM" in the List.
6. Close dialog and logout to see it.

Howto change the background image

1. Download the current version of this theme (0.9.2).
2. Extract it with the compression tool of your choice.
3. Navigate into the extracted folder and replace the "background.jpg" with the image of your choice.
4. Put it into a ".tar.gz" Archive again and you should have a theme with your own background. (plz don't change the directory structure)
Last changelog:

13 years ago

version 0.9.2 released:
- cursor is initialy no longer over a button, which could cause unwanted/unexpected behavior
- fontsize of the username/password field slightly reduced
- license text of GPL added

version 0.9.1 released:
- button prelight style changed
- PAM error message no longer exceedes window area.
- a little bit more transparent

version 0.9 released:
- new more fresh design (hope you like it)
- fixes some bugs (not all buttons correctly visible, userlist to large, ...)

nitrofurano

11 years ago

thanks, but i got an error message - from both terminal window and tty display:

guest@macbook:~$ export XNESTSIZE=1024x768
guest@macbook:~$ gdmthemetester console MinimalAsRarelly
GDM Theme Tester
Be sure to test all the environments:
console, console-timed, flexi, remote-flexi, xdmcp
Also be sure to test using caps lock
(gdmgreeter:19986): Gdk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
guest@macbook:~$

which way you're used to do it successfully? i really don't know what i'm doing wrong...

thanks! =)

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nitrofurano

11 years ago

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=96170 may look as a rip-off, but when you try to find minimalist themes, and found none, and found your theme structure as excellent, i couldn't avoid to make a minimalist version of your theme - thanks sharing! =)

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alpha2008

11 years ago

wowo,it is really perfect!

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toneplex

11 years ago

Excellent work. This is amazing. Have you ever thought of expanding this to a full gnome theme?

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gdaddy23

12 years ago

Wow this is just bea U teful. Thanks again for the great work.

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corazon

12 years ago

By the comments I see you've heard this plenty already, but very nice job with the design of this GDM.

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BoneKracker

12 years ago

My favorite theme.

Apparently it needs a PAM message label.

gdmgreeter[1462]: WARNING: Theme broken: must have pam-message label!

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robertopierpaoli

12 years ago

That's among the best themes I have ever seen, very cool!
Actually I do not dislike the older version, the semi-transparent one... that's quite better for me, since I tend to prefer "lighter" and "brighter" themes, while version 0.9.2 is a little bit "heavy"...
Anyway, really good stuff :)

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Triptofien

12 years ago

Registered just to give praise, and I don't register often. Your instincts must have been fine-tuned and in overdrive when you created this as I think it's perfect. This is what makes open source so wonderful. Thanks for your efforts.

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JohnLin

12 years ago

Hi, tobain:
It's wonderful,wonderful,wonderful work!
I like it very much.
By the way, how can I put my photo on the screen?
Thanks again.

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JohnLin

12 years ago

Hi, tobain:
it's me again.
I know how to put my photo on the login screen, it look so professional for me.
Thanks again for your nice work.

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tobain

12 years ago

I said this already, but im no professional (maybe i study the wrong shit). XD

I just played around with Inkscape and had some experience in creating compact user interfaces. Since i like it compact but functional. ;)

Thank you for your praise!

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Sabeeh

12 years ago

Hey, im new to linux, does this theme works on ubuntu 7.10? and if it does, then plz tell me how coz just dragging it to the theme manager pops out an "invalid format" error.

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tobain

12 years ago

This seams to be a typical error in Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10. All you should need to do is to install it without drag and drop.

System --> Administration --> Loginwindow --> Local --> Add

Use this Button and all should be fine. Correct me when im wrong. And tell me which version you downloaded, please.

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LaUbuntuer

12 years ago

i like the older version better. its more my style. nice glassy boarder, not to dark of a foreground, looks nice :D

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mairin

13 years ago

Hi Tobain,

The Fedora Art team really loved your theme, so we modified it a bit for Fedora 8. It is the default login theme in Fedora 8 now. I hope you like it :)

Here's where you can see it:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Artwork/F8Themes/Infinity/Round3Final#head-c72a8042f1125fd834aeff9091e5cddca2b1858a

Thanks again :)

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tobain

12 years ago

WOW: Never had an idea that it would spread so far. Thanks for letting me know.

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mitchi

13 years ago

Great work here.. I really appreciated the design, art and style. Keep up the good work.

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coolen

13 years ago

I very much like the 0.9 release. Good work. It just seems a little bit slicker, but with the same charm as the original.
I also just want to say, this is a wonderful theme. Always has been. All of my favourite GDM themes were a variant of this one (and you've been the highest rated ever time I've visited).
I thank you for your contribution.

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tobain

13 years ago

I never thought that this theme would have such an impact. Currently it reached more then 80.000 downloads (hope the university dont send me the bill ^^) and 5 derivates are inside the 15 top rated gdm themes.

What can i say, im impressed and pleased ;-)

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Udders3

13 years ago

Hey! I was just wondering, could you please tell me how to change the background of this theme? I like the one already but I'd prefer something else. Thanks.

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tobain

13 years ago

I added a little "Howto" to the description. It isn't so hard as you thought, maybe.

Hope it helps you, but feel free to ask any further question, if you have one.

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dirku2000

13 years ago

Thanks again. I also would like to make a Icon Theme but the only 2 programms I know are Gimp and Incscape. With those programms it's work for a lifetime to build a complete Icon Theme. :-(

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tobain

13 years ago

A icon theme is really hard work. I used only incscape for all the drawing, and you can be very fast with it, if you use the keyboard shortcuts. I drawed an image that exceeded 1,5 MB of plain svg lately and it is still not finished :P


Also it is very helpfully to set up a 1x1 px grid to arrange the items.

The only thing i miss is an option for lines that are exactly 1px width at any scale. That would save much time to create all that different resolution icons.

But maybe it is possible to do it by a script if you mark that lines in a special way.

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dirku2000

13 years ago

Hello tobain.

Thx for your great work. I changed some colors of your theme and the wallpaper to make it better looking to my Areo styled theme. I hope it's ok for you to do that. I made this, because it's under GPL.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Areo+GDM+%28patched+AVIO+GDM?content=60905

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13 years ago

version 0.9.2 released:
- cursor is initialy no longer over a button, which could cause unwanted/unexpected behavior
- fontsize of the username/password field slightly reduced
- license text of GPL added

version 0.9.1 released:
- button prelight style changed
- PAM error message no longer exceedes window area.
- a little bit more transparent

version 0.9 released:
- new more fresh design (hope you like it)
- fixes some bugs (not all buttons correctly visible, userlist to large, ...)

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