Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50953
GDM login screen became ugly
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:30 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.
The above ugliness was observed after a fresh, full install.
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.
We have many arguments about this - you can change it personally with the
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!
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