|Summary:||[usability] x11-servers/xorg-server ships with black background which makes debugging X hard|
|Product:||Ports & Packages||Reporter:||Wojciech A. Koszek <wkoszek>|
|Component:||Individual Port(s)||Assignee:||freebsd-x11 mailing list <x11>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me||CC:||0mp, w.schwarzenfeld|
Description Wojciech A. Koszek 2018-05-04 08:42:53 UTC
Historically and even right now (e.g.: in OpenBSD) upon starting blank X server one would get black/white "mess". It's easy to see things are working right, because this non-blank, non-empty image means that the X started and it's OK. On FreeBSD the default 'background' after starting X is black background. It's very hard to tell if it's a bug and there's a problem with a display, especially on T410 with KMS where things don't work out-of-the-box, and X configuration requires fiddling. It'd be good if X shipped with some non-blank non-black background.
Comment 1 Tobias Kortkamp 2018-05-04 10:00:39 UTC
(In reply to Wojciech A. Koszek from comment #0) You can start Xorg with the -retro option if you want to have the X pattern back: X -retro startx -- -retro
Comment 2 Wojciech A. Koszek 2018-05-05 00:25:23 UTC
Can we make this or other non-black option the default?