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nObRaIn 12-19-2003 04:03 AM

gray screen when i startx
i was trying to find a way to change this gray screen that apears after startx and before gdm.

it is not important really but it has been more than a week since i started trying so i guess it is geting a bit personal :D


slightcrazed 12-19-2003 09:18 AM

Hmmmm..... I don't think it is possible to get rid of that screen. What you are seeing is the base Xserver loading up, and then it dissappears once your windowmanager (or desktop) loads.


Posty 12-19-2003 10:56 AM

Yeah, that screen is kind of like a fact of Linux-life I guess. Could be worse. When I had TWM as my desktop, that thing was always there. :)

aaa 12-19-2003 12:12 PM

It is possible to make X come up in a different color, but I guess that's up to the display manager.

nObRaIn 12-20-2003 06:06 AM

there must be a way to do it because i can't remember the gray screen in other distros.

aaa: isn't the display manager suposed to come up after the gray screen? did i get something wrong?

many thanks guys.

aaa 12-20-2003 08:12 AM

The Mandrake display Manager comes up with a blue screen. Then it loads it's wallpaper.

Longinus 12-20-2003 01:35 PM

this is a guess here but i think you can get rid of that gray screen if you dont start the x server from the command line

if you configure the x to start automagically i think you will can have that gray screen go away

miaviator278 12-20-2003 04:33 PM

man xinit
man startx

man xsetroot
you shouldn't see it for very long if at all, if there is no xsetroot in your xinit script, then it will take longer to load the window manager default, try man xsetroot, it should give you the answer...

nObRaIn 12-21-2003 04:20 AM

i have already tried all that before. i run init 4 so startx runs automaticaly anyway, and the xsetroot in my xinitrc just changes the colour a couple of seconds after the gray screen appears so... it is still there :p

thanks again guys, i guess the gray screen will keep coming up everytime i boot as a reminder that i still have no idea of what i'm doing :p

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