Aerial theme for SDDM
SDDM theme with Apple TV Aerial videos
Videos are played randomly and diferent playlists are used based on time of day (only day and night diferenciation, night between 5pm - 5am) its possible to tweak to have more time diferentiation, the one used is provided with the videos.
It is necessary to have the Phonon GStreamer backend for qt5, GStreamer ffmpeg Plugin and GStreamer Plugins Good
For Arch linux :
pacman -S gst-libav phonon-qt5-gstreamer gst-plugins-good qt5-quickcontrols qt5-graphicaleffects
For Gentoo : these settings allowed me to make the theme work
USE="alsa gsteamer qml widgets" dev-qt/qtmultimedia
Havent tryed for other distros...
Simply clone the repository and copy it to
/usr/share/sddm/themes/ like this:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:3ximus/aerial-sddm-theme.git mv aerial-sddm-theme /usr/share/sddm/themes
Note that super user priviledges are needed to move files into that directory.
The theme can be tested by running
sddm-greeter --test-mode --theme <path-to-this-repository>
This theme streams the HD videos so a good internet connection is necessary. If there is no active connection or the video can't be played the background will fallback to the image background.jpg
If you wish to play local videos files just use the following command to generate the playlist-file (playlist_day.m3u or playlist_night.m3u) from a directory containing the videos:
find <path-to-your-directory> -maxdepth 1 -type f > <playlist-file>
If you would like to use the same videos but offline, simply download them using your shell, e.g. :
while read -r link; do wget "$link" done < playlist_file
Changing settings in
You can change a few settings in this file
background- default background image
background_night- video playlists
showLoginButton- if set to false will hide the login button
showClearPasswordButton- if set to false will hide the clear password button that appears when text is inputed
usernameLeftMargin- set margin between input boxes and labels, some fonts are messy and allows fixing of overlap
relativePositionY- position the login text box and clock
Example config (not the same as the screenshots):
[General] background_day=playlist_day.m3u background_night=playlist_night.m3u displayFont="Misc Fixed" showLoginButton=false passwordLeftMargin=15 usernameLeftMargin=15
Using my custom theme.conf.user
Theme is licensed under GPL.