Changing position of login panel

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  • #63410
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    Hey Everyone!

    I have changed the background for the Slim DM, but now want the position of the login panel. I can find in the Arch Wiki about what values to are needed for positioning it in the center of the background are, which will be helpful when I can find where the config files are located. I’ve found various scripts for Slim in various folders, but nothing I can find relating to the positioning of the login panel. Anyone have any idea where I need to look? Thx

    #63412
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    Xecure
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    Get which is the current slim theme with
    cat /etc/slim.conf | grep "current_theme" | awk '{print $2}'
    It will probably be the antiX theme.
    with that, you can find the theme in /usr/share/slim/themes/ and inside the theme folder (probably antiX folder), you can edit the slim.theme file.
    You need to change the variables

    input_panel_x           9%
    input_panel_y           10%

    If wanting the panel at the middle of the screen, both variables should be set at 50%.

    antiX Live system enthusiast.
    General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

    #63415
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    Solved

    I had seen that file before, but when I had clicked on it then, it didn’t open. Since it looked different from the other files, I assumed it wasn’t to be opened, so didn’t retry to open it. This time it opened right up. Thx so much. Is that info somewhere I could find? I looked around in the documentation & didn’t see anything relating to it. Anyways, Thx again.

    #63421
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    There are one or two forum threads on it, but I cannot find them right now. In most cases we redirect t the arch wiki, as they have a very nice article on slim, as you have already seen.

    Regards.

    antiX Live system enthusiast.
    General Live Boot Parameters for antiX.

    #63432
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    BobC
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    I redid the position of the Slim login panel to top left corner, but not sure if that is in 19.4, might be starting in Bullseye 21. People with 2 screens were having trouble because the login was split between the 2 screens and had a 50% chance of the left half being on the right side and right half being on the left side depending on how the monitors were connected.

    PS: I had attached the files in a zip on the thread, post 48674.
    https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/login-manager/page/6/#post-48674

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    #63543
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    I got help on this topic earlier this year. Here’s my topic:

    https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/login-entry-fields-not-visible-with-two-monitors/

    Seaken64

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