Building X

Daniel Stone daniel at
Sat Sep 20 02:39:00 PDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 05:34:31PM -0700, Yan Seiner wrote:
> Keith Packard wrote:
> > Yes, I'm cool with the black root background; nicer looking, conforming
> > to the spec and everything.
> As a X user and occasional embedded programmer, might I suggest 
> something with a pattern?  Even if it's a X logo in the center, or just 
> a shapeless blob, or a row and column of white pixels. Anything that is 
> recognizable as the X root window.
> I've displayed random areas of memory before because my hardware 
> framebuffer wasn't where I thought it was, and a black background was my 
> clue that something was really wrong.

So just select the old root weave with an option.  I'm not entirely sure
why 'debug my display driver and/or the X client initialisation process'
should be the default, instead of 'look pretty until the other bits kick

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