[SLE] SuSE 9.3 Login/Splash Screen Problem
From: Merton Campbell Crockett (mcc_at_CATO.GD-AIS.COM)
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 19:00:45 -0700 (PDT) To: SuSE Linux List <email@example.com>
On Monday, I upgraded my SuSE 9.2 home system to SuSE 9.3 Professional.
I used the "in situ" method instead of a fresh install. No problems were
encountered until it came to using SaX2 to configure the graphics adapter
I have an Athlon 2800+ dual-processor system with a nVidia GeForce FX 5200
graphics adapter and a ViewSonic ViewPanel VP201m display. The VP201m can
support resolutions up to 1600x1200. When turned on, the VP201m simulates
a 1024x768 VGA monitor.
There is a "bug" in the interaction between SaX2, the X11 server, and the
nv driver included in the SuSE 9.3 Professional software distribution. At
some point SaX2 gets hold of the VP201m default geometry, 1024x768, It is
saved and passed to the X11 server and nv driver where it is treated as
the maximum size of the viewable area even though you set the resolution
When the KDE desktop displayed, the Kicker bar and the window frames were
scaled for a 1024x768. The window canvas was scaled for a 1600x1200
I ran SaX2 multiple times trying to get rid of the 1024x768 geometry.
After one attempt, I used Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to a console window and
rebooted the system. After doing that, I lost the new SuSE 9.3 Login
Screen. It was replaced with a grey background with an embossed SuSE
chamelion logo. The default window manager became set to twm.
On Tuesday, I used YOU to download the nvidia driver from nVidia. After
installing and rebooting, I was able to get SaX2 to configure the display.
I did locate the file where DEFAULT_WM was defined and changed "twm" to
"kde". What I need to find now is where the initial login screen is
defined. I would like to be able to select different window environments.
(1) Where is the default login screen defined?
(2) What is the file name of the twm login screen?
(3) What is the file name of the new SuSE 9.3 login screen?
Merton Campbell Crockett
Ps: Does the SuSE 9.3 background look like an extreme close-up of the
reeds along the bank in the SuSE 9.1 desktop background?
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