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Kdm theme generator


KDE Improvement

Score 90%
Kdm theme generator

Kdm theme generator

Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  5188
Submitted:  Apr 13 2009
Updated:  Jul 5 2009


This program generates a kdm theme from your current plasma theme and your current wallpaper.

- for ubuntu: cmake build-essential kdelibs5-dev g++
- for opensuse: kernel-source, make, gcc-c++, kdebase4-workspace-devel

-download source KdmThemeGenerator.tar.gz
-go to your download directory
-extract tar: tar -xvvf KdmThemeGenerator.tar.gz
-go to the script directory: cd KdmThemeGenerator
-execute cmake .
-execute make
-generate theme in user space: ./KdmThemeGenerator
-copy file to system space:
sh copyFromUserToSystem.sh
-select MyKdmTheme:
System settings > Advanced > Login manager > Theme > MyKdmTheme > Apply
yast2: System > /etc/sysconfig Editor > Desktop > Display manager > DISPLAYMANAGER_KDM_THEME type MyKdmTheme

If you want contribute to this software, the source code is on gitorious:


update for kde 4.3

rewriten with C++/Qt/Plasma
works with all themes (to my knowledge), including colorized theme (Aya, Atelier)

Detect kdm path (need tests)
Detect current icon theme

Code clean up
Must not be executed with sudo
Better detection of user settings
Works with Opensuse 11.1, kde 4.1.3

Fix a detection problem when the default plasma theme (ie Oxygen) is selected.
Add rounded borders around fields and list.
Add fake shadows on text: give a better result with bright wallpapers/plasma themes

- 0.3
Fix gap in the center panel (need tests)
Use kde4-config --localprefix instead of ~/.kde

- 0.2
Fix wallpaper detection when the path is a directory, not a picture (like /usr/share/wallpapers/Air)

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 Lack of a file

 by wasabi on: Jul 13 2010
Score 50%

I generated my own theme using this, and copy into system by copyFromUserToSystem.sh on (K)ubuntu.
It really worked well and looked so beautiful :)

But I realized that it didn't seem to have copied input-shadow.svg to system folder. I guess it's a bug. Please fix it.

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 how to

 by iyahkhairiyah on: Dec 20 2010
Score 50%

i'm a mewbie.
Can this be used in Madriva? How to?

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 Day and Night Wallpaper

 by nikolardo on: Dec 4 2012
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I'm using, as my wallpaper, Day and Night Wallpaper (http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=118636), and the kdm theme doesn't seem to jive with it - the background is just black. Perhaps in the future it could use be able to use a wallpaper set by the linked app?

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 Re: Day and Night Wallpaper

 by megabigbug on: Dec 5 2012
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It is hard to do because you need administrator rights to save a kdm theme.

I am waiting lightdm to be more advanced.
I think lightdm's wallpaper could be loaded as avatars, ie. lightdm could read a specific file in user directory.

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 Doesn't work. Help.

 by pcfreddy on: Jan 8 2013
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It doesn*t work under opensuse 12.0 to 12.2

When does it work? When is coming an update?

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 Re: Doesn't work. Help.

 by pcfreddy on: Jan 8 2013
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I mean on my opensuse 12.2 with KDE 4.8.5

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 Re: Re: Doesn't work. Help.

 by megabigbug on: Jan 21 2013
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I don't have time currently but I add it to my todo list.
If I fail to fix it, I will try to improve lightdm in order to make it able to show user's wallpaper.

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 error message???

 by dbarcene on: Feb 16 2013
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I have this message when I run
[dbarcene@NGC8246 ~]$ KdmThemeGenerator
KdmThemeGenerator(2914)/libplasma Plasma::isPluginVersionCompatible: unversioned plugin detected, may result in instability

As i could see in system settings the theme was applied... so what is this error? thanks in advance

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