So I have done some googling and experimenting to change the GDM icon (Ubuntu 10.04) and have found the following ways:
/usr/share/icons/LoginIcons/apps/64/computer.svgwith your own svg
- Change the gconf config setting
/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_nameto be the name of your icon in the theme. Then copy that file to the icon theme path:
I have gotten #1 and #2 to work. I am not sure how UbuntuTweak is actually doing it's magic (but would love to know). I do not like #2 as it seems messy and what not.
I can not get #3 to work. I have found post after post that says it should. I have tried editing the gconf DB in multiple ways:
gksu -u gdm gconf-editor
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_name MYICONFILE
sudo gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_name MYICONFILE
And while all of those methods show that the value has been edited NONE of them actually change the icon (did a
service gdm restart to check).
- The official docs state that this should work
- By replacing the
computer.svgfile it does work (so I know I am copying my file to the correct path)
I am completly confused as to why this doesn't work. I know I must be missing something obvious.