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#1 2004-06-24 01:19:37

shaurz
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From: Leeds, UK
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Change the X startup pattern?

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?

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#2 2004-06-24 12:58:39

dp
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Re: Change the X startup pattern?

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


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#3 2004-06-24 14:21:36

Kalidor
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Registered: 2004-06-18
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Re: Change the X startup pattern?

Hi,

add

/usr/X11R6/bin/xsetroot -solid "#01065b"

in /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0.

Greetings
Kalidor

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#4 2004-06-26 20:23:07

shaurz
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From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2004-02-02
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Re: Change the X startup pattern?

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!

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#5 2004-06-27 00:20:23

i3839
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Registered: 2004-02-04
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Re: Change the X startup pattern?

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.

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