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Set a custom login screen background for xdm

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:12 pm
by marshallh
It's mentioned in the wiki, though nobody has ever mentioned it working. Even creating Xsetup with exe permissions didn't do anything.
http://nekochan.net/wiki/IRIX_Installat ... gin_screen


My solution:
1. Open /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xlogin
2. Under the XAUTHORITY line, add your xli:

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/usr/nekoware/bin/xli -onroot -quiet <path to your jpg or rgb>

Notice that -quiet MUST be specified or xdm will stick in a login loop and you'll have to recover from serial console.
3. Done

Since this runs before SGI's clogin, it will run regardless of visuallogin being enabled. If this bugs you could add the check:

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if /etc/chkconfig visuallogin ; then


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Re: Set a custom login screen background for xdm

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:19 am
by necron2600
Awesome! Thank you!

Re: Set a custom login screen background for xdm

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:23 am
by def13
It's a cool custom !