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Old 10th November 2007, 09:17
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As far as the startup manager is concerned, even I've faced this problem
when I was on Ubuntu 7.04 - Feisty. However after upgrading to Gutsy
this problem was solved. I guess its a problem with startup manager. So
you may wanna check out its project site and contact the author
regarding the problem.

For your other query about the brown screen, just follow this
procedure:

1) Edit the GDM settings. Type this in a terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default

2) Now find this line:

# Default value
if [ "x$BACKCOLOR" = "x" ]; then
BACKCOLOR="#dab082"
fi

3) Change it toL

# Default value
if [ "x$BACKCOLOR" = "x" ]; then
BACKCOLOR="x"
fi

4) Voila! The brown screen now becomes a black screen!

Hope it helps.
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Old 14th November 2007, 17:35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by infra_red_dude
As far as the startup manager is concerned, even I've faced this problem
when I was on Ubuntu 7.04 - Feisty. However after upgrading to Gutsy
this problem was solved. I guess its a problem with startup manager. So
you may wanna check out its project site and contact the author
regarding the problem.

For your other query about the brown screen, just follow this
procedure:

1) Edit the GDM settings. Type this in a terminal:

sudo gedit /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default

2) Now find this line:

# Default value
if [ "x$BACKCOLOR" = "x" ]; then
BACKCOLOR="#dab082"
fi

3) Change it toL

# Default value
if [ "x$BACKCOLOR" = "x" ]; then
BACKCOLOR="x"
fi

4) Voila! The brown screen now becomes a black screen!

Hope it helps.

I tried this and it completely solved the problem for me
Evidently, alowing BACKCOLOR="X" means it returns the login background picture or background color that you have specified in the 'Administration | Login Window ' settings while it logs you in. Therefore byebye to the ugly brown color set by default in the script.
So if you set the login window background picture identical to your desktop background picture then you can get a completely smooth transition from the login window to your loaded desktop.

Thanks to infra_red_dude for such an ownage theme pack!
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Old 23rd November 2007, 10:03
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Guys, Mac4Lin has been approved to be a contender for FOSS India awards. Here is the list of projects approved:
http://www.openitis.com/openitis/project.php

Mac4Lin is at listed at no. 27

Kindly post your comments in the link given below. It'll help Mac4Lin.
http://www.openitis.com/openitis/project_view.php?id=89

(Jus follow the link which reads: Click here to discuss or voice your opinion)
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Old 30th November 2007, 19:04
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Hey guys, Mac4Lin ver.0.4 is almost ready for release. Just a few little things to work on (some small inconsistencies, as it can be seen in screenshots below).

I'm releasing Version 0.4 preview here:









Comments and suggestions are welcome.

This time I'm releasing an additional GTK theme with MacMenu support. Guys, I need some testing to be done. I'm posting two components (Beta) of the next version of Mac4Lin (v0.4). These are not final releases. I'm releasing them here for the sole purpose of testing.

1) Mac4Lin v0.4 GTK MacMenu Beta theme:
http://rapidshare.com/files/73037534....4.tar.gz.html

This theme is for those who haf the GTK MacMenu hack installed and use it in conjunction with MacMenu Applet.

2) Mac4Lin v0.4 GTK Icon Beta theme
http://rapidshare.com/files/73041841....4.tar.gz.html

I have made a unified icon theme this time. It works in GNOME 2.20 (thoroughly test on my laptop with Gutsy) and GNOME 2.18 (at least supposed to!).

What I need you guys to do is test this icon theme on GNOME 2.18. Since I use Gutsy I can't test it on my system. Kindly report back the results of testing both of these components, so that I can work on any inconsistencies and release v0.4 as soon as possible.

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Old 18th December 2007, 16:36
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Mac4Lin version 0.4

18th December 2007

Your favorite Mac4Lin is back! A new version, more changes, better looks and an overall more polished product. Please read changelog for information of changes in this version. It gives me immense pleasure to inform all that downloads have crossed 2.6 TB till date!

Please go through the Documentation for illustrated installation instructions. Also some entities like GTK Metacity theme etc. now include two versions. Hence individual README files are included only if there is a need to convey release specific information which the generic documentation does not include. Please read the README file for more details in such cases.

Apply it, flaunt it, enjoy it!

************************************************** ***************************

Mac4Lin has been approved to be a contender for FOSS awards. If you like this project then please post your comments and vote for it. Follow the link given below. It'll help Mac4Lin.

http://www.openitis.com/openitis/project_view.php?id=89

(Jus follow the link which reads: Click here to discuss or voice your opinion)

************************************************** ***************************

Screenshots:









For any suggestions/comments/complaints/feedback/bug tracking please drop me a mail.

E-Mail: infra_red_dude.users@sourceforge.net
Project Website and Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac4lin

Anirudh (a.k.a infra_red_dude)
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Old 29th December 2007, 04:29
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I'm having an issue with following the included or posted documentation. I've downloaded all three parts and extract them to the same folder. When I click "Install" in Appearance Preferences and select Mac4Lin_GTK_v0.4.tar.gz I receive the message "GNOME Theme Mac4Lin_GTK_v0.4 correctly installed, but it never comes up as an option to apply the settings of. I am using GNOME 2.20.1 and Ubuntu 7.10

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Old 30th December 2007, 11:53
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I can confirm that there are no such bugs in Mac4Lin ver.0.4. So I fear thats a problem with your settings, probably. If that doesn't work, then just extract the Mac4Lin GTK theme tar file to ~/.themes and/or to /usr/share/themes; restart and then check if Mac4Lin appears after clicking the "CUSTOMIZE" button in the Appearances Window.
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Default a problem on ver.0.4

After following the instructions everything works except that I don't have an apple icon at the top left corner of the screen, it's still the ubuntu logo
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Old 25th February 2008, 05:45
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Yes, thats correct. The apple icon has been removed to avoid any legal issues. Since I work on ubuntu I put that icon in there. You can change it to whatever you want by replacing those icons in ~/.icons/<mac4lin icon theme>/scalable/places
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Old 2nd March 2008, 11:12
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Hi,

I try to customize my Sam Linux Desktop and here's my status :

Icon OK
Cursors OK
Dock used the Wbar that s delivered with Sam (Good alternative I'd like to identify for use in other dist. !) OK

But how can I install the themes in XFCE (without beryl...) ???

By the way, I ve installed the Mac4lin pack on my laptop with UBUNTU Gutsy and it's just... Fantastic

Congratulations !!!
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