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SDB:How to Change the Default User Login Icon

Şuraya atla: kullan, ara

Version: 8.2


You want to change the default icon for normal users in the login manager KDM.


To change the default icon for normal users, a new image file must be created first (e.g with a digital camera).

The created image must have 64x64 pixel and the file ending .png.

Save this image file in the directory /tmp as


Note: If you have created several users and want to configure a different login icon for each one of them, save the created image as login_name.png instead of default.png. For example:

Login name: tux

Image file name: tux.png

Use the following command to secure the currently available file (observe the blanks after mv and before the second /etc):

mv /etc/opt/kde3/share/apps/kdm/pics/users/default.png /etc/opt/kde3/share/apps/kdm/pics/users/default.sic.png

Now you can use the following command to move the new image file from /tmp to the position where the original file was located:

mv /tmp/default.png /etc/opt/kde3/share/apps/kdm/pics/users/default.png

The command to display user-specific images in the login manager reads:

mv /tmp/login_name.png /etc/opt/kde3/share/apps/kdm/pics/users/login_name.png

Note that login_name must be replaced with the user name.

The next time you login, the image previously created by you should be displayed in the login manager KDM.

Note: If you need an additional (predefined) login icon, you can install it from our ftp server via YOU (YaST Online Update). <keyword>kdm,kde,start,login,user,logo,icon</keyword>