Review Request: Fix for bug 264444: ksplashx shows garbage when background image does not properly cover entire screen

Ivo Anjo knuckles at
Thu Mar 17 10:08:50 GMT 2011

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(Updated March 17, 2011, 10:08 a.m.)

Review request for KDE Base Apps and KDE Runtime.


Added instructions on how to test, as requested.


*Bump*: Can someone take a look at this? The patch is quite small, and I haven't seen any problems while using it on multiple computers...

The background pixmap/qimage is never initialized, so if for some reason the splashscreen doesn't cover the entire screen, you get garbage. 

That reason can be a ksplashx theme that does not use multiple monitors on a multi-monitor system, or if it picks a background that is smaller than the current resolution (for example the Horos splash 1280x1024 version appears to be 1278x1024).

This addresses bug 264444.


  ksplash/ksplashx/splash.cpp d6a992a 


Testing (updated)

I tested this by both replacing the background that ksplashx was using with a smaller one, and on two multi-monitor systems (one of which uses a gentoo ksplash screen that only covered one of the monitors).

The splash_image.fill( 0 ) can be changed to another color for debugging purposes, clearly showing the region of the monitor that is not covered by the splashscreen (and where before would be garbage from graphics memory).

To test this:
# Get a ksplashx theme, for example
git clone git://
# Create ksplashx theme directory
mkdir -p `kde4-config --localprefix`/share/apps/ksplash/Themes/
# Copy theme
mv kde-workspace/ksplash/ksplashx/themes/default/ `kde4-config --localprefix`/share/apps/ksplash/Themes/
# Change the wallpaper (copy a smaller wallpaper on top of your screen resolution)
cd `kde4-config --localprefix`/share/apps/ksplash/Themes/
mv default/1024x768/background.png default/1920x1080/background.png
# Run ksplashx
ksplashx default --test

You should see a corrupted screen, similar to the one below, probably with fragments of windows you recently had on your screen.


Example screenshot when background image does not fully cover the screen, on a dual 1280x1024 machine.



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