Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We're a little late, but Real Life got in the way, so here we finally are. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition has been released. This version focusses on improvements in cloud computing on the server using Eucalyptus, further improvements in boot speed, as well as development on Netbook Remix. The related KDE, Xfce, and other variants have been released as well. Update by ELQ: Just a quick note to say that one of my Creative Commons videos was selected to be part of Ubuntu's Free Culture Showcase package that comes by default with the new Ubuntu version!
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ugly
by Gone fishing on Thu 29th Oct 2009 17:20 UTC
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

OK downloading now and I like the release candidate but: that loading screen is ugly - well not to my taste any one like it?.

The gdm login screen is not customizable and a little ugly?

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RE: ugly
by Soulbender on Thu 29th Oct 2009 18:06 in reply to "ugly"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

that loading screen is ugly - well not to my taste any one like it?.


No, it's goddamn awful. I like all the other artwork, inluding the login and especially the New Wave theme but the loading is screen is horrible. I keep waiting for Mr bean to drop out from the top of the screen.
They should have kept the Hardy loading screen, it was just right.

The gdm login screen is not customizable and a little ugly?


I actually like it. I guess the reason it's not as customizable as before is because GDM has been rewritten.

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RE: ugly
by theninth on Tue 3rd Nov 2009 15:01 in reply to "ugly"
theninth Member since:
2009-08-20

A few things.

First of all you can customize some by changing the GTK/icon-theme and background of GDM.

Background:
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 –set –type string –set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename /usr/share/backgrounds/some_background.jpg

GTK theme:
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 –set –type string –set /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme/some_gtk_theme

Icontheme:
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 –set –type string –set /desktop/gnome/interface/icon_theme/some_icon_theme


GTK and Icons are placed in the following folders:
/usr/share/themes/
/usr/share/icons/

Source: http://tinyurl.com/lathund-gdm

second there seems to be a bug that for some of us causes the default imho good-looking black gtk-theme get changed to a simple gray one. I don't now how to fix that and it bothers me alot! ;)

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