Friday, February 20, 2009

xdm hold the debian, please

I switched from GDM to XDM. You have no idea how infuriating that extra second of waiting can be for someone who works on computers all day long. Anyway, the Ubuntu package of XDM appears to be directly from Debian. They replaced the standard X.org logo with a Debian swirl. To change this back to how it was, edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources.

Change:
xlogin*logoFileName: /usr/share/X11/xdm/pixmaps/debian.xpm


To:
xlogin*logoFileName: /usr/share/X11/xdm/pixmaps/xorg.xpm


This also points to you being able to change that pixmap to whatever suits your fancy. May I recommend a sweet photo of Max Headroom or HAL 9000?

God is love,
Rev Beav