Package Details: xdm-arch-theme 2.3.2-2

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Package Base: xdm-arch-theme
Description: An Arch Linux theme for xdm.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: the_isz
Maintainer: the_isz
Last Packager: the_isz
Votes: 27
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First Submitted: 2009-06-21 11:53
Last Updated: 2019-03-07 20:57

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bidulock commented on 2013-04-05 03:27

please change arch to 'any' in PKGBUILD.

the_isz commented on 2013-03-24 13:22

Version 2.3.1

- Increasing size of the login widget (thanks to Snark1994)

the_isz commented on 2013-03-24 12:50

Someone beat me to it:

An ImageMagick developer confirmed the bug and promised a fix for today (March
24th). I hope the fix will hit the arch repos soon.

the_isz commented on 2013-03-24 12:46

Hi Snark1994,

first off: Sorry for missing your hint as to the "incorrect" string. I will fix
this soon. Thanks for the hint!


WOW! I absolutely confirm your findings as to "display"'s behaviour. This must
be a serious bug in ImageMagick. Good that you told me, as I usually don't have
ImageMagick installed and thus don't see problems with the package.

I'll see if I can reach an ImageMagick developer via IRC, otherwise I'll have to
open a bug. I wonder if I should change xdm-arch-theme's behaviour in the
meantime so that it doesn't try to use ImageMagick. Better to have to background
than to have a background but not being able to log in and getting your system


FjolleJagt commented on 2013-03-22 16:11

The recent upgrade of imagemagick ( ->, happened for me on 2013-03-20) broke the package - the username/password fields don't display, and memory usage increases rapidly until everything crashes.

If you remove the "imagemagick" option in Xsetup then everything works fine (tested with qiv and feh).

[kudos to RGoose for working out what the problem was]

FjolleJagt commented on 2013-01-08 22:07

Oh, another thing - if you get the password wrong, then "incorrect" doesn't display correctly (it's cut off at the bottom).


xlogin.Login.height: 150


xlogin.Login.height: 170

seems to fix the problem.

Thanks for a great theme, anyway!

the_isz commented on 2013-01-08 20:45

Hi Snark1994,

thanks for reminding me! I did the modification locally quite some time ago and
forgot to upload it.

Kind regards

FjolleJagt commented on 2013-01-08 10:49

The "halt" button leaves the power on, just shuts down the OS. Also, given we've changed to systemctl, it might be better to have:

--- buttons.old 2013-01-08 10:41:45.690974112 +0000
+++ buttons 2013-01-08 10:43:30.957527726 +0000
@@ -5,10 +5,10 @@

case "$?" in
- /sbin/reboot
+ /usr/bin/systemctl reboot
- /sbin/halt
+ /usr/bin/systemctl poweroff

the_isz commented on 2011-10-23 11:56


it's there in the optdepends, either of which will display the background image.
I know, it's not a perfect solution, but afaik, there's no way to say "one of
these must be installed" in a PKGBUILD and having them all as dependencies would
be completely stupid.

Some people just don't have imagemagick installed and requiring such a huge
package to display a background isn't my style.

Sorry for the inconvenience :(

Diego commented on 2011-10-23 09:33

Put imagemagick in dependcies: without don't render the image