Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 105388
BSOD is on by deault
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:49 EDT
The blue screen of death screensaver is enabled by default. This should not be
since it causes lots of problems with newer users who don't understand what is
We had is disabled quite a long time ago and it seems to have turned back on.
Since Fedora is targeted at developers and Linux enthusiasts, I figured those
sorts of users wouldn't be bothered by it.
I know people that believed their Linux system had a virus because of
BSOD and XFlame.
I wanted to strongly agree with the suggestion to default BSOD to "off".
It's just not fun to spend a morning installing everything on a brand
new machine, coming back from lunch, and seeing Linux death screens.
Even a power user can be fooled.
There's nothing wrong with including it in the distro, but I strongly
agree that it should default to "off". Not everybody is a power user,
and it makes Fedora (and Linux) look bad.
(I turned it on but enabled only the funky retro crashes like amiga
and apple ][ - brings back some great memories)
I've taken it out of the default random list in rawhide. I think that's a good