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Old 11-24-2004, 05:09 PM   #1
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Location: Bonn, Germany
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change color of XOrg gray screen


Whenever i boot my computer, X displays a gray screen for some seconds before kdm is loaded.
It's the same screen that you see when no display manager is loaded.

However, this is screen isn't really what I want to see

Does anybody know where I can set the background-color of it?

Old 11-24-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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I've never really looked into changing its color, but you can disable it and force a black screen, which IMHO looks a lot better.

Edit KDM's Xservers file which on LFS is in /opt/kde/share/config/kdm/Xservers and look for line like this ...

:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X
and change it thusly
:0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -br

Now when X is started by kdm you'll briefly get a black screen with a cursor till the login window appears.


Last edited by madluther; 11-24-2004 at 05:21 PM.
Old 12-04-2004, 06:20 AM   #3
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I haven't found the time to try this until today and it works great - that's pretty much exactly what I wanted!!

Thank you!


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