Customizing your GUI desktop

GETTING PERSONAL

Article from Issue 65/2006
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Just a few tweaks can give your system that individual touch.

An individual boot screen, a tasteful login background, and an upbeat desktop theme can help you personalize your Linux system. But which controls will you need to tweak? This article describes some techniques for personalizing your desktop.

Before your get started with customizing, it is a good idea to think about the way the system starts. When you switch your computer on, the BIOS loads the bootloader, which then initializes the kernel. The kernel then hands over control to the init process, which launches the services. This process finally takes you to the login manager on most systems.

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