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Old 10-14-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
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Hide X


How do i stop X from showing when i boot up? I do not like seeing a black and white background before KDE loads, it can be quite annoying!

I would prefer to see a black screen, or have a custom set background that matches rather than the black and white that always appears before the login screen.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 08:32 AM   #2
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Errmmm, why do you watch your system booting? Power the machine, do something different (like, get a coffee ) and when you're back it's ready to go
 
Old 10-14-2006, 08:33 AM   #3
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but it only takes about 30 seconds to boot... :s do you know if there is a way to do it? I dont see it in other Debian based distros like Freespire, Dream Linux etc
 
Old 10-14-2006, 09:50 AM   #4
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I suppose one could, by editing a relevant file. Unfortunately I don't know what file to edit. You may want to check the /etc/X11 directory to search for it. Btw, are you sure it's X and not remnants from the swapfile about the screen?
 
Old 10-14-2006, 10:01 AM   #5
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yeah because if i load x without KDE it looks the same as what i am seeing.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 11:29 AM   #6
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The file to edit depends on how you startup X, gdm, kdm, xdm, startx... Or you could try to figure out how the Xsession.d files work, I never managed.

Once you find the file the command to run is xsetroot -solid black.

@Dutch Master: not sure how the swapfile could be on the screen??
 
Old 10-14-2006, 12:17 PM   #7
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Yes, in the beginning of /etc/X11/Xsession, add the line xsetroot -solid black

Last edited by PMorph; 10-14-2006 at 12:18 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 01:25 PM   #8
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@ntubski: at the end of the bootsequence, just before Gnome comes up, I see the remnants of the screen as it was before the last shutdown. It also happens when I reboot after a Live-CD session. That means that it has to come from the swapfile, just before it's flushed (I have my PC on mains 24/7, so volatile memory (aka RAM) is still powered, even when the machine was off for the night) Worth noting: I have 1 GB RAM on a nForce 2 chipset.
 
  


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