Custom GDM Themes

GnomeArt/Tutorials/GdmThemes – GNOME Live!

This was done in the file:
/usr/share/gdm/themes/< THEME NAME >/<THEME>.xml

  <item type=”rect”>
    <pos x=”10%” y=”10%” width=”box” anchor=”nw”/>
    <box xpadding=”10″ spacing=”10″ orientation=”horizontal”>
      <item type=”rect”>
        <pos x=”0″ y=”0″ width=”box” height=”box” expand=”true” anchor=”nw”/> <!–width=”box” height=”box” –>
        <normal color=”#000000″ alpha=”0.25″/>
        <box xpadding=”50″ ypadding=”15″ spacing=”10″ orientation=”horizontal”>
          <item type=”label”>
            <pos x=”0″ y=”0″ anchor=”nw”/>
            <normal font=”Bitstream Vera Sans Bold 10″ color=”#ffffff” />
            <text>
1st line of text here
2nd line of text here
        </text>
          </item>
       </box>
      </item>
    </box>
  </item>

This put it in the top right corner of my GDM login window.

To test:
apt-get install xnest
gdmflexiserver –xnest

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