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Bug 455306 - Science screensaver does not use the desktop as a background
Summary: Science screensaver does not use the desktop as a background
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdeartwork
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-14 19:11 UTC by Philip Ashmore
Modified: 2008-09-04 02:54 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-09-04 02:54:53 UTC

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KDE Software Compilation 170348 None None None Never

Description Philip Ashmore 2008-07-14 19:11:13 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061712 Fedora/3.0-1.fc9 Firefox/3.0

Description of problem:
I'm in KDE 4.
I choose the science screen saver.
I see a preview on the little monitor in the dialog.
the preview seems to start out all grey and as the whirl goes around, the desktop shows through.
If I move the preview monitor off-screen and back, it's all grey and the whirl continues showing the desktop in it's trail.
I click on the "test" button.
The same thing happens.
I click the ok button and lock the screen.
Same thing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose the science screensaver
2. Make sure the "hide background" check box isn't checked.

Actual Results:
Initially the display is all grey.
The whirl shows the desktop in it's trail.

Expected Results:
The desktop should be displayed with the whirl distorting it.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Steven M. Parrish 2008-07-17 18:36:43 UTC
I was able to reproduce this on my F9 system.  I also checked upstream and could
find no matching bug.  Please file a report at and then add
upstream info to this report.  We will monitor upstream for resolution.

Comment 2 Philip Ashmore 2008-09-03 22:46:06 UTC

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2008-09-04 02:54:53 UTC
thanks, we'll continue to track this upstream.

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