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Sunday, January 13th 2008, 11:24pm

a question about wallpaper inbetween KDM and KDE desktop during Ksplash

I'm trying to create a pretty cohesive theme on this machine and i don't get it.

I have a KDM theme.. it loads properly, i log in, my ksplash comes up.. but the background (not of ksplash itself) is a default blue color. And then KDE pops up with my wallpaper of choice.

How do i change the color of the background/wallpaper as Ksplash is displaying?

I've done this before but no idea how i did it. And it's not always just a default color.. (speaking my memory here, not recently). I've seen old wallpapers show up during this window of time i'm speaking up during the DE boot process.

anyone have any ideas?

I've asked on a multitude of other boards and not so much as gotten a response, any help would be appreciated.

btw i'm using Fedora 7, but this has happened to me in Ubuntu and openSuse as well.. i just never tried this hard to resolve it.



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Monday, January 14th 2008, 6:21pm

Check you settings in kcontrol - systems administration - login manager - "background" tab. This has helped me before.
running on Debian Etch


Monday, January 14th 2008, 7:03pm

done that already and still doesn't work, gotten that same advice elsewhere as well. Wonder why it's not changing anything for me.


Friday, July 11th 2008, 3:32am

this is easy :D

to be root and edit


find the line "xsetroot -solid" and change the color value

if test -z "$XDM_MANAGED" || echo "$XDM_MANAGED" | grep ",auto" > /dev/null; then
# xsetroot -solid "#5477A0"
xsetroot -solid "#000000"

this example changes the 'blue' background to 'black' :P