[Xorg] Get rid of checkerboard

Kristian Høgsberg krh at bitplanet.net
Mon Aug 2 14:55:50 PDT 2004

Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> Soeren Sandmann wrote:
>> Would anyone object if I commit a patch to remove the initial
>> checkerboard pattern you see between the time the X server starts up
>> and the ?dm starts drawing the background?
> There's already such an option (-br). Please don't remove the X pattern as
> a possible default background. It's really a good test for monitors and 
> a good calibration pattern for the 'autocalibration' feature of most 
> flat panel screens.

Surely you could use an application for that;  paint the pattern in a 
fullscreen window. There's no need for that to be the first thing the 
user sees when he logs in.  At least the option logic could be reversed 
so it defaults to a black screen.


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