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bug #29315: gNewSense background art makes people think their LCDs are broken

Submitted by:  Danny Clark <djbclark>
Submitted on:  Tue 23 Mar 2010 11:41:19 AM UTC  
Category:  gNewSense 3 Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  Artwork Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sat 15 Dec 2012 03:58:27 PM UTC, comment #6:

Parkes now has backgrounds, provided by gnome-theme-galaxia. They still have gradients, but they're more subtle. IMO, they can't be mistaken for a broken screen. Does anyone think this is still a problem?

Sam Geeraerts <samgee>
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Sat 19 Mar 2011 10:13:53 AM UTC, comment #5:

just dropping a link to https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?29676, which is about updating our artwork for phttps://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?29676arkes

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Mon 10 May 2010 04:43:54 PM UTC, comment #4:

I think this is a "general gNewSense issue," since it's the gNewSense-branded wallpapers that exhibit the bug, and IIRC they're pulled in by the gnewsense-desktop package.

I have no knowledge of anything that would help prevent things like this; on a screen that isn't matte LCD, the wallpapers look totally normal.

Ted Smith <teddks>
Fri 26 Mar 2010 06:14:09 PM UTC, comment #3:

@Ted: thanks.

It's not a general gnewsense issue, but specific to one package. I'm not sure which one because of some difficulties with apt-file just now.

I've got fvwm-crystal installed on yeelong-base from metad and do not have either file.

Would there be a filter or previewer that could simulate somewhat the different screen types and their effects on colors and luminosity?

Lars Noodén <larsnooden>
Fri 26 Mar 2010 04:14:10 PM UTC, comment #2:

Oh wow, I just noticed that.

@lars: The offending files are in /usr/share/backgrounds/gnewsense_wallpaper{5,6}.png. The fade in the middle looks like there's a problem with the screen somewhat. I hadn't noticed it, but it's clear how others might.

Design issues aside, this is probably a bad default background to have. There are others in the same folder that are certainly just as good as the others, but they avoid this issue by having a gradient along an edge instead of emanating from a single point.

Ted Smith <teddks>
Fri 26 Mar 2010 12:38:49 PM UTC, comment #1:

Can you post an image to illustrate the problem, or post a URL to such an image?

Lars Noodén <larsnooden>
Tue 23 Mar 2010 11:41:19 AM UTC, original submission:

I sold Lemote Yeeloong laptops preinstalled with gNewSense metad at LibrePlanet 2010.

At least 5 separate customers came up to me after the sale wondering if their LCD was broken due to the gNewSense background art, which does seem to emulate somewhat what happens when LCD screens are pushed with one's finger or broken in certain ways.

So this is a request to not have any fades (have solid colors) in future version of gNewSense background art.

Danny Clark <djbclark>


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