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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-users] graphical problems

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:09:26 -0900

On Wednesday 07 December 2011 01:27:29 Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2011 schrieb Frank Lienhard:
> > On 12/07/2011 11:16 AM, Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > >> I just remembered that this machine has a nVidia video card and I
> > >> haven't installed the nVidia divers (jet).
> > >> Perhaps that is the problem? and not TDE?
> > >> I'll try and report baack
> > >
> > > I have the latest nvidia drivers installed, but also a scrambled
> > > background.
> > >
> > > Nik
> >
> > But no black screen after logout?
> > (the scrambled backround is minor. But the black screen and having to
> > restart kdm-trinrity is really a problem for endusers. Will most
> > possibly end with resets instead of reboot/restart kdm-t)
> Just tried it: "Trinity is saving ...", then black screen with mouse
> pointer for ~ 3 secomds, than no video signal for ~ 3 seconds, than kdm
> login screen with scrambled background again.

I solved the scrambled screen issue here.

 I noticed that I get the scrambled screen after nstalling 'desktop-base-trinity'. 
During  the install of the desktop-base-trinity package I noticed a couple of 
things as part of the post install routine.

1. 'update-alternatives' is called for 'desktop--splash' and 'desktop-grub'.
2. update-initramfs is also called, not sure what is happening there. 

 There seems to be an issue 
with /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/xxx', /usr/share/image/desktop-base/xxx', and  
the above two  items. 

I did a 'update-alternatives --config desktop-background' selected 'nightly' as my 
background and know have a nice, login screen. The 'nightly' images do no get 
added to '/etc/alternatives/desktop-splash', not sure how to add them.

This makes me wonder about my other vbox installs, where I have a solid black 
background. The nightly background is realy nice, is it the default TDE 
background ?