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posted by Fnord666 on Sunday March 26, @09:57AM   Printer-friendly
from the turn-it-off-and-back-on dept.

"Critical" alert for the many XFCE users here; Bug #12117:

Bug 12117
Summary: The default desktop startup screen causes damage to monitor!
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Xfdesktop
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
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.

SanjaytheToilet 2015-08-04 04:48:11 CEST Comment 1
Created attachment 6403 [details]
Cat

Andrzej 2015-08-04 21:33:18 CEST Comment 2
Have you tried a default wallpaper from Xubuntu 15.04:

http://xubuntu.org/screenshots/

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?

Rural Juror 2015-08-07 13:22:37 CEST Comment 4
Created attachment 6404 [details]

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

Expected results:
- The cat keeps sleeping

Actual results:
- 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.

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/60rzjn/my_cat_was_fooled_by_xfce/

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.


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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Dunbal on Sunday March 26, @10:10AM (4 children)

    by Dunbal (3515) on Sunday March 26, @10:10AM (#484313)

    The defualt wallpaper

    Could be damaging the keyboard too...

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by Gaaark on Sunday March 26, @10:19AM (2 children)

      by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 26, @10:19AM (#484315) Homepage Journal

      My turtle is sloooooowly typing out his favourite Dr. Seuss story.... Imagine what an infinite number of these things could do!

      --
      --- [redacted] due to [redacted] by Agent [redacted]. Dated [redacted] ---
      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by art guerrilla on Sunday March 26, @11:31AM

        by art guerrilla (3082) on Sunday March 26, @11:31AM (#484332)

        "Imagine what an infinite number of these things could do!"

        ...an infinite amount of turtle poo ? ? ?

      • (Score: 4, Funny) by Dunbal on Sunday March 26, @12:07PM

        by Dunbal (3515) on Sunday March 26, @12:07PM (#484339)

        Just make sure you stack the turtles vertically.

    • (Score: 1) by Soylentbob on Sunday March 26, @02:48PM

      by Soylentbob (6519) on Sunday March 26, @02:48PM (#484366)

      The story damaged my keyboard as well. Don't drink and read, I guess. Especially the sweet, sticky coffee I drink is hard to remove from the screen and the keyboard-gaps.

  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 26, @10:20AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 26, @10:20AM (#484316)

    How's that bug where all the Desktop icons are rearranged every time you login? I'm still laughing about that one. Ha ha... ha.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 26, @06:41PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 26, @06:41PM (#484409)

      I like the one where Thunar crashes every 20 minutes. Ha ha ha! Good one guys.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 26, @11:06PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 26, @11:06PM (#484466)

        When a counter reached 4,294,967,296 (seconds), Windoze would freeze. [google.com]

        ...of course, in order to experience this bug, your Windoze install would actually have to stay up for 49 days without a reboot.

        Windoze has detected that you moved your mouse. Would you like to restart the operating system so that the changes can take effect?

        -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 27, @05:26AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 27, @05:26AM (#484528)

          Thunar crashing is scary.

          Also "all the Desktop icons are rearranged every time you login" yeah some windoze builds have the same symptom...

        • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 27, @08:24AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 27, @08:24AM (#484550)

          Milliseconds.

          4,294,967,296 seconds is 136 years.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Soylentbob on Sunday March 26, @10:23AM (1 child)

    by Soylentbob (6519) on Sunday March 26, @10:23AM (#484318)
    • (Score: 2) by martyb on Sunday March 26, @12:21PM

      by martyb (76) on Sunday March 26, @12:21PM (#484341) Journal

      Thanks for pointing out there were broken links. The referenced page assumed that all, non-domain-containing links, were to https://bugzilla.xfce.org/. Updated story to explicitize the domain part of the URL. Also split story into Extended Copy area so as to not take over the entire front page. --martyb

      --
      Wit is intellect, dancing.
  • (Score: 2) by KritonK on Sunday March 26, @11:10AM (3 children)

    by KritonK (465) on Sunday March 26, @11:10AM (#484326)

    My cat is fascinated by my DVD player's screen saver, which consists of a bouncing logo against a dark background. He follows the logo's movements, and a couple of times has tried to grab it!

    It's a good thing that, when I was using XFCE, I used my distribution's default background instead of the XFCE default!

    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday March 26, @11:44AM (2 children)

      Mine have always been more fascinated by the tray. Eject/close it with the remote as they walk by and they spend the next several minutes alternately investigating and jumping backwards.

      --
      Believing a caricature of someone means you are an asshole that would rather signal virtue than understand people.
      • (Score: 2) by Snotnose on Sunday March 26, @02:52PM (1 child)

        by Snotnose (1623) on Sunday March 26, @02:52PM (#484367)

        Mine loves the printer. When I turn it on she runs over to the closest chair, sits, and stares at it. She's really fascinated when I actually print something.

        • (Score: 1) by nnet on Sunday March 26, @03:29PM

          by nnet (5716) on Sunday March 26, @03:29PM (#484372)

          what happens when you print a mouse img?

  • (Score: 2) by jmorris on Sunday March 26, @03:48PM (3 children)

    by jmorris (4844) <{jmorris} {at} {beau.org}> on Sunday March 26, @03:48PM (#484376)

    Methinks this post would have been better about a week from now.

    • (Score: 2) by AthanasiusKircher on Sunday March 26, @06:04PM (2 children)

      by AthanasiusKircher (5291) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 26, @06:04PM (#484394) Journal

      Indeed, that was my first thought too.

      What's next? A bug report submitted for a guy who likes to work with his office window open? "It turns out bees and other insects are known to be attracted to the bright colors of the default desktop wallpaper. Thus, I am confronted by insects buzzing around me constantly while I am trying to work! Needs critical fix now!!" Followed by replies like, "Uh... just close the damn window?!"

      Of course, that could work into an April 1st story better -- for the ultimate proof that Linux is still too "buggy" for the desktop.... :)

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 26, @09:26PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 26, @09:26PM (#484439)

        Whoa there, no need to get drastic. A bug screen properly applied to the window should fix the problem while allowing proper ventilation to hit the workstation.

        • (Score: 2) by butthurt on Monday March 27, @02:00AM

          by butthurt (6141) on Monday March 27, @02:00AM (#484495) Journal

          In /usr/include/X11/bitmaps/ you will find a selection: root_weave is strong, with a few small holes, whilst 2x2 is strong but has many large holes and 1x1 is delicate with many small holes.

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