Fade to black in xscreensaver and Gnome

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 22 00:04:50 CDT 2005

<quote who="Vincent Trouilliez">

> On Thu, 2005-09-22 at 13:40 +1000, Carey O'Shea wrote:
> > You should try "New login" and then logging in as yourself and resuming
> > the session -- there is a *very* nice fade that happens, why can't that
> > be used, is it not smooth on all machines or?
> WOW !!! You are right, I did indeed see a very nice (perfect, as it should
> be), fade out ! Nothing like the crap I am seeing everywhere else in the
> system, this one was just perfect, both smooth and fast ! :o))) So there
> is good code already in there then, just need to re-use it everywhere now
> ! :-) 

Guys, this meandering thread could be taken off-list, and any results of the
discussion summarised afterward (if relevant to Ubuntu development). Gotta
keep the signal-to-noise ratio sane. Thanks. :-)

(Vincent: To put you on the right path - that is xscreensaver's gamma fade,
which you can't do behind dialogues because they would also be affected by
the fade.)

- Jeff

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