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BlueTheme KDM Theme

KDM3 Themes by strunzel 21 comments

I've solved the problem of the busted KDM interface by... using the yum command to upgrade KDE following the instructions at the bottom of the page on http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-48031.html

Now I'm running KDE 3.4.1 which is absolutely fantastic. It's sleeker, shinier and more feature packed than KDE 3.3, and most suprisingly, it's faster too. I'm extremely impressed and I'm glad I took the time to download it.

Ironically, when I rebooted after upgrading KDE, the login screen was the theme that I'd installed causing 3.3 to break. Hehe. Very good KDM theme though, A+ design.

So, the moral of the story, always read the label before you do something stupid, and always upgrade your Window Manager because it's well worth the effort. - Jun 15 2005
6,760 Fonts

Fonts by SeanParsons 62 comments

I agree completely. He is offering the fonts free as well as a "pay service" for a more convenient method of obtaining them. There is nothing wrong with that at all, many Linux vendors do the same. He isn't breaking the GPL as, just like Richard Stallman said, "Don't confuse free software with free beer". Free in the GPL sense of the word doesn't mean "without cost" it means "freedom from limitations".

Sorry if it sounds like I'm preaching to the converted or telling you all what you already know but I don't like people using flawed arguments to mock or bash other peoples work.

BTW- The fonts are great and are well worth downloading. Now my OpenOffice.org documents look less sparse and boring. Thanks. - Jun 14 2005
BlueTheme KDM Theme

KDM3 Themes by strunzel 21 comments

I (idiotically) installed this KDM theme without checking which version of KDE it was for. Now whenever I startup my laptop (Fedora Core 3 with KDE3.3), when it gets to the login screen it just stays black with a message box in the centre saying something like "Cannot use theme file, no username/password input areas defined" or something like that. I click "Ok" on the box (it's the only button) but nothing happens!!! I've rebooted a number of times, looked at my /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc file and I can't find any reference to the theme so I can't restore the default settings.
The only way I can get into my laptop is using the recovery disk and the command line, no KDE!

Please could somebody tell me how to restore the original login screen so I can get back onto my laptop using KDE. Any help, advice or even ideas would be very greatly appreciated. - Jun 14 2005