GDM login screens for OpenSolaris

While in airports and planes during last few weeks, I had written a few GDM login screens for OpenSolaris, simply because I do not want to work on any Sun confidential stuff like reading email in a public place. Here are a couple of those GDM themes I thought were worth sharing: (To install and use them just run gdmconfig(1M) and pick the tar.gz file)

ExpressRetro.tar.gz

Background aka Backdrop aka Wallpaper

Solaris Express brings to me the image of a train. Train is an internal term used for Solaris releases, regularly scheduled and leaved on time. This ultra modern bullet train looks a bit off period for a retro poster, but it represents that Solaris is as modern and fast and smooth as a magnetic levitation train is. The backdrop scene is early morning (dark earth and early sun rays) representing early access nature of Solaris technologies in the Solaris Express release.

OpenWorld.tar.gz
OpenWorld.tar.gz

Open.tar.gz
Open.tar.gz

BigKey.tar.gz
BigKey.tar.gz

FastRed-B.tar.gz
FastRed-B.tar.gz
After you install this theme, you can edit the image of Java card in GIMP and place your picture in the place of question mark. The Java card gets displayed in life size at one particular screen resolution. In sun we use Java Card to login to Sun Rays, and instantly get our GUI session back, irrespective of the terminal we had been using before. This theme is an experiment, where login box is itself a Java card.
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Last one is too cool. Vow !

Posted by Bharat Shetty on July 28, 2005 at 01:56 PM PDT #

These are \*really\* cool - I may have to install OpenSolaris just so I can use them :)

- Rich

Posted by Rich Sharples on July 29, 2005 at 06:55 AM PDT #

Gosh, those are awfully nice - like the world and express themes best (am using both, the Express on my laptop and the world on my home machine) Thanks! - just curious : what graphics package(s) did you use ?

Posted by Tim Foster on July 30, 2005 at 03:24 AM PDT #

Mainly GIMP and Sodipodi. The train drawing was done on sidipodi and old-paper-print effect done in GIMP.

Posted by Chandan on July 31, 2005 at 12:25 PM PDT #

wow. wow. wow. wow. wow.

-dp

Posted by Dan Price on August 04, 2005 at 12:56 PM PDT #

Very nice, Chandan! Can't wait to try these.

Posted by guest on August 04, 2005 at 05:31 PM PDT #

Very nice!
There is slight glitch in my locale, fr_FR.UTF-8:
The login text is overlapping the field name in some of them, like Open.
I removed the following block from theme.xml to make it look better:
<item type="label" id="pam-message">
  <pos anchor="ne" x="100%" y="10"/>
  <normal color="#E76F00" font="Sans bold 12"/>
  <text/>
</item>

Now it looks good!

Thanks a lot!

Posted by Laurent on August 05, 2005 at 12:03 AM PDT #

Cool stuff. Can't wait to see it at official Solaris. That would make a nice first impression. Until today, still finding people who are surprised that my notebook triple boots and Solaris is one of them. Keep it up! e1

Posted by Iwan Rahabok on March 15, 2006 at 10:53 AM PST #

Hi there, I'm using the FastRed-B login screen. Is there a way to make it show a 24-hour clock instead of the AM/PM one ? Txm

Posted by Rene Fennet on March 29, 2007 at 12:09 AM PDT #

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