I have always thought the black and white pattern you see when X is starting up is really quite ugly (and looks really funny on a CRT). I wondered if there was an easy way to change this (I would prefer just a plain black screen). Or would I need to change the source code to do this?
it's only for about 2 seconds for me, so it's not that important - is it?
sorry, i have no idea how to change this
The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.
/usr/X11R6/bin/xsetroot -solid "#01065b"
Unfortunately that did not work. I think it's because I'm using KDM.
Yeah, I know, very superficial. But I have KDE log-in automatically so it is more like 10 or more seconds. First impressions are important when I'm showing off to non-Linux users!
I use startx and .xinitrc for X (can also automatically start X with .bashrc) and the first thing I do is the bsetroot command. That way I only see the ugly background for a split second.
.xinitrc: bsetroot -solid black exec /usr/local/bin/fluxbox
You can also set a wallpaper instead of a nice and shiny black background...
There's probably also some option in KDE somewhere though.