Description of problem:
GNOME crashes if the system date is earlier than the "starttime" described in the "background.xml" file.
In this case, the xml file is beefy-miracle.xml -- the same problem applies to all Fedora releases based on GNOME3.
The crash in gnome-desktop libraries is filed at #809707 . It is a clearly good idea to remove starttime from the XML file, as it is an optional token. Once the crash is fixed, there is no reason to _not_ have a background image if the clock is wrong.
Depending on the upstream resolution of #809707, it may be a good idea to also remove "duration". However at this time duration is mandatory.
Steps to Reproduce:
Either roll back your system clock to test or fetch the Alpha iso and run:
qemu-kvm --cdrom ~/Downloads/Fedora-17-Alpha-i686-Live-Desktop.iso --rtc
base=2000-01-01T00:00:00 -m 512
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