Don't install xsplash theme by default?

Bug #531410 reported by Lionel Le Folgoc on 2010-03-03
This bug affects 1 person
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xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xubuntu-artwork

Reduced log from #xubuntu:
15:23 PimR: won't go past log-in screen, as if x11 is broken
15:47 mr_pouit: PimR: what's the symptoms? Does it display the blue loading screen with sparkles?
15:47 PimR: yes
15:47 PimR: and then flickers
15:48 PimR: and I get the log in screen again
15:49 mr_pouit: PimR: try to disable/uninstall xsplash, and see if it improves (sudo mv /usr/bin/xsplash /usr/bin/xsplash.disabled)
15:50 PimR: will do
15:53 PimR: but I read on the net that it also occured just by changing desktop resolutions
15:53 PimR: so gonna check that first
15:53 PimR: (gota fresh install)
15:54 PimR: yep
15:54 PimR: I just broke it with adjusting the resolution
15:55 mr_pouit: yeah, so try to disable xsplash
15:59 PimR: nice that works mr_pouit
15:59 PimR: what makes it break?
16:00 mr_pouit: xsplash uses the maximum resolution available. In the meantime, xfce4-settings-helper sets the resolution wanted by the user
16:00 mr_pouit: something goes wrong between them I guess
16:00 mr_pouit: and X crashes => returns to the login screen

I've noticed this issue several times on French forums too. Still no response from the dx team to the bugs filed. Even worse, xsplash hasn't been updated since karmic. Also, it is disabled in lucid since december as it uses too many cpu and slows down the boot.

Thus I think we should drop our xsplash theme from the default install (it'll also drop xsplash).

Changed in xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xubuntu-artwork - 10.04.3

xubuntu-artwork (10.04.3) lucid; urgency=low

  * usr/share/pixmaps/xubuntu-logo-menu.{png,svg}: new version, should
    be visible on white themes too (also temporary, new artwork on its way).
    lp: #526660
  * Add new package, xubuntu-plymouth-theme, recommended by xubuntu-artwork.
  * lib/, debian/xubuntu-plymouth-theme.*: added, new *temporary* plymouth
    theme, until the new artwork is ready (the letter 'x' isn't ready in
    the new font ;).
  * Drop usplash theme.
  * usr/share/themes/MurrinaXubuntu: dropped, not maintained by the artwork
    team, was just a test.
  * debian/copyright: updated.
  * debian/control: xubuntu-gdm-theme: demotes xsplash to suggests, doesn't
    interact well with xfce4-settings-helper, and doesn't seem actively
    maintained anyway. lp: #531410
  * usr/share/xfce4/backdrops: dropped some old wallpapers again.
 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Sat, 06 Mar 2010 01:08:55 +0100

Changed in xubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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