Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471070
Bad UI experience on KDM startup
Last modified: 2009-03-16 20:53:44 EDT
I've installed Fedora 10 PR from the KDE Live spin.
The KDM wallpaper looks weird with white boxes and lines just after the graphic is shown. It takes quite some time before the text is filled in and the user list is shown. The first time I booted into the new system, I was confused as to what was happening: just a wallpaper with some white boxes. I couldn't make out if text wasn't being rendered or if my system had hung (there was no notification that some progress was being made.. no mouse icon, nothing).
At least some indication showing things are loading is needed. But for a good experience, the annyoing white boxes should not be seen before the text is ready to be shown.
You probably have a huge user list, it takes a while trying to load icons. If you set FaceSource to AdminOnly in /etc/kde/kdmrc, loading should be lightning fast (but you'll have no user icons).
What video hardware + driver are you using?
Actually it can't be the userlist...
[18:01] <amitshah> Kevin_Kofler: I'm the only user :-)
[18:02] <amitshah> fresh install, created just one user, and that's what I see
Using an Nvidia chip; have filed a bug about X as well:
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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Is this still an ongoing issue or has it been resolved?
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous request? If you don't reply in within one month of the original request , we will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
The information we've requested above is required in order to review this problem report further and diagnose or fix the issue if it is still present. Since it has been thirty days or more since we first requested additional information, we're assuming the problem is either no longer present in the current Fedora release, or that there is no longer any interest in tracking the problem.
Setting status to "CLOSED: INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you still experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora release and can provide the information previously requested, please feel free to reopen the bug report.
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