from the turn-it-off-and-back-on dept.
"Critical" alert for the many XFCE users here; Bug #12117:
Summary: The default desktop startup screen causes damage to monitor!
Component: General (show other bugs)
Hardware: PC (x86_64) Linux
Importance: Very High critical
Target Milestone: Xfce 4.14
Assignee: Eric Koegel
QA Contact: Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail)
SanjaytheToilet 2015-08-04 04:47:08 CEST Description
The defualt wallpaper is having my animal scritch all the plastic off my LED MONITOR! Can we choose a different wallpaper? I cannot expect the scratches and whu not? Let's end the mouse games over here.
Andrzej 2015-08-04 21:33:18 CEST Comment 2
Have you tried a default wallpaper from Xubuntu 15.04:
I wonder if that fixes the problem.
Alexander 2015-08-05 12:57:11 CEST Comment 3
Can't reproduce this bug, my cat is absolutely indifferent about it. What monitor do you use? Have you tried reporting the bug upstream at the cat vendor?
fix for cat's curiosity
Steps to reproduce?
1. Start Xfce, using the default mouse wallpaper
2. Leave the computer with the screen turned on and a cat in the same room
- The cat keeps sleeping
- The cat scratches the screen
Here's a potential patch, but I can't test it since I don't have the required hardware (cat).
poma 2015-08-19 20:05:28 CEST Comment 5
Upgrade to Cat 6.
Adam 2017-03-22 06:40:20 CET Comment 6
Bug was able to be reproduced, although inconsistently. Workaround not yet shown to be effective. Will require further observation and logging.
Bahamamama 2017-03-23 22:02:44 CET Comment 7
The suggested patch is causing a re-aggression.
I don't have a cat, but I applied the patch and now my computer is dead. I have a dog.