Hail & Farewell Columbia
Various KDE Styles
Score 53%
Description:

A GDM2 theme in tribute to the space shuttle Columbia and her crew.

mononoke

14 years ago

hi people, can anybody tell me how to make screenshots from running KDM ?
if there are diffrent possibilities, please tell me,
thanx

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uga

14 years ago

oh, man.... nobody answered you so far? I thought you would have solved this so far.

Ok, I tried this and it worked. Simple.

Open ksnapshot. Don't select the option "Only grab the window... blah blah". Choose a delay of say 5-10seconds.

Press "New Snapshot"

Now quick, press Alt+F2, and execute ksplash. You'll see ksplash starting. And at some point you'll hear the "beep" of ksnapshot taking the photo of your nice screen.

Then right click on the screen, and this will close ksplash.

Now you have a nice shot! ;-)

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uga

14 years ago

Oh, sorry, that's for ksplash...
I'll try again for kdm, and let you know :-(

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uga

14 years ago

Have you tried to do something like this?

Xnest -query hostname :2

That should open a new nested window, and open session in that host. Then you can use ksnapshot to take a screenshot of it.

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mononoke

14 years ago

thaaaaaaaaaa...aaanks :)
this finally works, though, i am still getting the error:
"Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!"
BUT, it works now anyway :))
thx

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uga

14 years ago

I'm not an expert in fonts configuration, but I think you have a fontpath that does not exist.

Check if the directory (....fonts/CID) exists first. If it doesn't, check if the directory is mentioned in

/etc/fonts/fonts.conf
or
/etc/X11/fs/config (is this still used? You can modify it also with chkfontpath)

If it's there and the directory doesn't exist, just remove it. This should solve the error.

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uga

14 years ago

I meant remove the line, not the file! (just in case)

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DraconisRex

14 years ago

Or there is the method I used.

  cd /usr/bin
  mv gdmgreeter gdmgreeter.bin
  ln -s gdmgreeter.bash gdmgreeter

Where gdmgreeter.bash is a short script I wrote that starts xwd in the background and then invokes gdmgreeter.bin. Finally it removes the gdmgreeter link and puts a new link to gdmgreeter.bin in for gdmgreeter (in anticipation of wanting to do this again in future).

When you logout the greeter gets fired off again by gdm and you get the magic cross hairs on your login screen.

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aliceoutchains

14 years ago

I find it strange to see these gdm theme's to apear here from time to time. I do think that GDM2 is a much better desktop manager then kdm.

It's time that kde starts using a desktop manager like gdm and the splash screens may be replaced with ksplashml aswell.

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uga

14 years ago

Have a look at this thread. The themes for kdm are (or were maybe) on the way.

http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=104765750517642&w=2

the problem is that Mosfet was involved in this thing. Now that he's in hiatus... I don't know. There's no postings about this since their "irc theme conference" or whatever they called it.

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DraconisRex

14 years ago

Why gdm on this site? Because I am running a full install of Redhat 8.0, which uses gdm by default. I've looked a the other managers and like gdm best, but prefer KDE beyond that. When I went looking for new GDM2 themes to use, this was one of the sites that I got hits on. I hope I didn't offend you, but I was just following in the footprints of others before me. I thought others might appreciate my work and that this was an appropriate site to publish it.

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Yaba

14 years ago

OK, ok... I'm also someone not directly on-topic. But what has a GDM theme in common with KDE?

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