KDE Red Login Screen




To change the RED screen that you see when you login to KDE as root:


KDE 2.x

1) Open the /usr/bin/startkde file with a text editor (make a backup before you change anything).

Scroll down to the line where it says:

xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr -solid '#B20003'

Change #B20003 to #21449C

2) Next, open the /etc/X11/Xsession file with a text editor and where it says:

xsetroot -solid "#B20003"

Again, change #B20003 to #21449C

You can change the color code number to be any color you desire, I used the default KDE background color (#21449C) as an example.



KDE 3

1) Open the /opt/kde3/bin/startkde file with a text editor (make a backup before you change anything).

Scroll down to the line where it says:

test "$XDM_MANAGED" || bkg="-solid #C0C0C0"
xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr $bkg

and change to:

test "$XDM_MANAGED" || bkg="-solid #21449C"
xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr $bkg


2)
Next, open the /etc/X11/Xsession file with a text editor and where it says:

# Mandrake default background
if [ "`whoami`" = root ]; then
    xsetroot -solid "#B20003"
else
    xsetroot -solid "#21449C"
fi


and change to:

# Mandrake default background
if [ "`whoami`" = root ]; then
    xsetroot -solid "#21449C"
else
    xsetroot -solid "#21449C"
fi


You can change the color code number to be any color you desire, I used the default KDE background color (#21449C) as an example.