Human Blue

GDM Themes

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This is my version of the Warty Human GDM for Ubuntu. I designed it in blue because I don't like brown. I figure some of you may like it as well.

I can't claim complete credit for it because it IS based directly off the Warty version of the Human GDM in Ubuntu.

I will make a "Hoary" version of this GDM as soon as I can get GDM icons in colors to match. If anybody can help, please let me know.

The file includes a matching splash screen too.



14 years ago

You can follow these instructions to fix the archive so it can be installed using gdmsetup.

Create a folder called 'Human-Blue'.
Extract the archive to the new folder.
In Gnome, right-click on the new folder 'Human-Blue' and select Create Archive...
The file name can be anything. Just so long as it's a gzipped tarball (.tar.gz).

The file should now be accepted by gdmsetup.



15 years ago

When I use the GDM theme installer, it says that this is not a valid tar.gz or .tar archive. I tried extracting the files and then archiving it myself without much success. I'd love to be able to use this theme. I'm using Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy.



15 years ago

I love this! Now, it's my default on my Ubuntu box :)



15 years ago

i just registered to let you know i realy appreciate your work! :) i was going to do something like this a long time ago, but never managed to get into it. _please_ consider porting all ubuntu artwork (like grub splash, usplash, gdm, gnome splash and wallpaper)! and last but not least: please try to stick to the ubuntu palette.

cheers! bernard


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