Description of problem:
The standard background colour for KDM is defined in /usr/bin/startkde:
# Set the background to the Red Hat default
# The standard X background is nasty, causing moire effects and exploding
# people's heads. We use colours from the standard KDE palette for those with
# palettised displays.
if test -z "$XDM_MANAGED" || echo "$XDM_MANAGED" | grep ",auto" > /dev/null;
xsetroot -solid "#5477A0"
This colour is only shown if no theme is used and also no wallpaper is set.
But it is also shown if KDM is configured to use an automatic login. This is
the case on the live images.
I've picked the background colour of rhgb with kcolorchooser from a vmware
installation and used it in startkde. A matching background colour for rhgb
and KDM is looking much nicer, IMHO.
The colour is: #103D77
The two screenshots are taken from a vmware installation. The first one with
ksplash and the old colour, the second one with the new colour.
Created attachment 302314 [details]
automatic login from KDM with old colour and waves ksplash theme
Created attachment 302315 [details]
automatic login from KDM with new colour and waves ksplash theme
Created attachment 302321 [details]
Screenshot of RHGB with waves theme for comparison
Sebastian, you have commit access to kdebase-workspace, why don't you just edit
it? ;-) That color is set in the redhat-startkde patch, so we don't even have
to add a new patch, just edit the existing one.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Sebastian, you have commit access to kdebase-workspace, why don't you just edit
> it? ;-) That color is set in the redhat-startkde patch, so we don't even have
> to add a new patch, just edit the existing one.
Sure. But I don't want to do this edit without discussing it before. :)
I have no objections.
IIRC the old color was chosen because it matched the Infinity theme, it no
longer fits now that we have Waves.
(In reply to comment #6)
> I have no objections.
Ok. Thanks. I've updated the package and build it:
* Tue Apr 15 2008 Sebastian Vahl <email@example.com> - 4.0.3-13
- update redhat-startkde.patch to match waves background colour (#442312)
But I've not requested inclusion in f9-final from rel-eng, yet. This could be
done when some major changes happen.
It should be done ASAP, there's not much time left and the change is perfectly
safe for f9-final.