Bug 24377 - Red Hat logo disappears after switching VT
Summary: Red Hat logo disappears after switching VT
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-01-19 17:49 UTC by Red Hat Bugzilla
Modified: 2008-03-13 19:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-20 01:44:27 UTC
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Description Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-01-19 17:49:15 UTC
With GUI login using gdm, Red Hat logo at the upper left
hand corner disappears after switching VT.

Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-01-19 21:54:25 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-01-19 22:14:07 UTC
This requires significant engineering to fix, I don't think it's worth it,
should not be mustfix IMHO.

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-01-19 22:26:30 UTC
Based on developer input, this defect is no longer classified MUST-FIX for any
Florence milestone.

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-02-01 07:46:36 UTC
IMO, this is a bug in xsri which just overlays the logo to the background but
takes no measures to ensure that X considers this a background pixmap. I tried
to fix it, but to no avail (this really is a scary piece of code).

Maybe one should rip some code from GNOME control-center/
background-properties-capplet (namely the embossing part with some mods?) or
either (#1) tweak xsri to do it a better way (should be simple, mem intensive):

- get background as pixmap
- overlay logo in memory
- replace background pixmap

or (more complicated, not with xsri) write small tool that takes similar options
to xsri and roughly does this (#2):

- sample rectangle of background into pixmap
- overlay logo in memory
- create borderless window (low layer) containing modified pixmap at the right
- fork child, that exit()s when window is destroyed (does its window get
  destroyed when the session starts?)
- parent _exit()s

I tried #1 and failed (there's a reason why I call xsri scary...) and I agree
with Havoc that something like #2 needs a lot of work to be put into it (I'm
sure that even my short description contains errors).

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2002-12-20 01:44:27 UTC
Wow, this bug should have been closed a long time ago. ;-)

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