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  1. Nice! If only we’d have known this before Gutsy was released….

    But erm… The Default file says “403 Forbidden”. Could you upload it somewhere else? (I suppose you have already downloaded it?)

  2. Disclaimer: New to Linux but ended up sorting it out.

    Just head to the link provided at the end of the article and download the attached file in the post.

    Extract it to your desktop. Terminal > cd /Desktop > sudo mv Default /etc/gdm/PreSession/

    Log out and log in and it works. Thanks for the tip, I’ve just happened upon this blog as I’ve moved to xubuntu to make my experience a little snappier. Cheers.

  3. Sorry about that, the file permissions were wrong.

    It should work now.

  4. Could you please explain what you did and why?
    I especially wonder why you removed the line that reads:
    XSETROOT=`gdmwhich xsetroot`

    Also, what has authentication to do with colour?



  5. Your instructions did not work for me, but this did:

    1) wget http://ubuntu.freehostia.com/Default.txt
    2) mv Default.txt Default
    3) sudo rm /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default
    4) sudo mv Default /etc/gdm/PreSession/
    5) sudo chmod a+x /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default

    -Robert Woestman

  6. This solution worked best for me:


  7. Sorry, link didn’t come thru

    Hope this helps.

  8. Talk about a lot of work for change a couple characters in a text file. Just open up the file in a text editor and change the hex color code near the bottom. Tada. Yeesh.

  9. Yes exactly Toller

    sudo nano /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default

    scroll down to:

    # Default value
    if [ “x$BACKCOLOR” = “x” ]; then

    “$XSETROOT” -cursor_name left_ptr -solid “$BACKCOLOR”

    exit 0

    then change

    to any hexcolor you prefer, for instance

  10. Works Great !



  11. Is there an email address or IM account or something that I could use to contact you? I’ve written a new article two days ago but you still have to approve it… You can always contact me through my about page.

  12. I’ve neglected this poor blog, haven’t I? 😦

    I’ve put it up. 🙂

  13. Cool, thanks 🙂

  14. nano /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default

    “#!/bin/sh” replace with “#!/bin/bash”

  15. […] 去改/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default裡的值. […]

  16. […] This worked for me… Should work for Ubuntu as well since it Xubuntu uses GDM too. __________________ […]

  17. A fly wont get into a closed mouth,

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