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Bug#607075: login-background scales badly on widescreen monitor

On 14.12.2010 17:43, Ulrich Hansen wrote:
> Yes. This happens because of the option
> /desktop/gnome/background/picture_options       zoom
> in usr/share/gdm/greeter-config/10_desktop_base
> If we use "stretch" instead of zoom, the picture will loose 
> proportions. That looks bad too, especially because we have a round 
> element in it (swirl).

Couldn't we just use the desktop wallpaper for the login screen, i.e. we set


in /usr/share/gdm/greeter-config/10_desktop_base

Benefits are:

- You can easily override the default using update-alternatives, currently it is
hard coded without an easy way to override using the standard Debian mechanisms.
- You have a very smooth transition from login screen to the desktop. I tested
it, looks pretty slick if you don't have the usual flicker.
- We don't need a separate wallpaper for the gdm greeter → less work, less space

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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