[Xorg] Get rid of checkerboard

Jim Gettys Jim.Gettys at hp.com
Mon Aug 2 16:07:31 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-08-02 at 17:37, 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.


This pattern, has through the years, done wonders to keep 
monitor manufacturers honest.

Remember, if your monitor can't handle the pattern, there
is something wrong with the monitor....
                      - Jim

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