Bug 50953 - GDM login screen became ugly
GDM login screen became ugly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Mason
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-08-05 11:49 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 17:05:36 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 2001-08-05 11:49:12 EDT
Description of Problem:

The GDM graphical login screen now looks ugly. It is just a bunch of text
can we have a picture put back in please? It looked much better with a
The GNOME foot or a RedHat logo should do fine.

How Reproducible:

The above ugliness was observed after a fresh, full install.
Comment 1 Gene Czarcinski 2001-08-05 13:33:19 EDT
The obvious answer is to user the suggested logo which (IMHO) looks pretty good.

Look in /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf -- there is a suggested Red Hat logo which (after
I install), I immediately configure.

It is a little redundant with the two Red Hat logos on the screen but looks
better than the grey blob.
Comment 2 David Mason 2001-08-06 10:43:16 EDT
We have many arguments about this - you can change it personally with the
gdm-config utility.
Comment 3 Chris Evans 2001-08-06 17:05:31 EDT
One last try. Sorry to be irritating.
The default login screen is VERY user-visible. It's what most users
will typically first see post-install. It's what non-users see when they
first sit at the Linux machines. We want these users to say "ooh that's
pretty" not "oh dear this looks pants".
I just think you guys are doing yourselves a big disservice with the
new uglified default login screen. Come on, the login screen bitmap
is perfect for a bit of advertising or evangelism!
Comment 4 David Mason 2001-08-06 17:24:24 EDT
We decided that the redundent RH logos was no good - we also wanted to unclutter
the screen as it can be confusing for the new user who is not used to
multiple-user machines. If we hire an artist this may change :) Thanks for you

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