The Spectre of Math

October 5, 2009

Karmic and gdm

Filed under: Technology — jlebl @ 10:04 pm

So I updated ubuntu karmic yet again yesterday. In the morning I booted up and I noticed that the gdm login screen is now even uglier. It takes standard widgets which weren’t really in a nice configuration to begin with and drops incredibly eyepoppingly ugly colors on them. Not to mention that you have to think hard about what entry in the list is selected (the list has lines of different sizes to begin with which is butt ugly). Is it the black line or is it the white line. Instead of hitting enter, I went for the mouse just to be sure.

I’m also hitting a strange cosmetic issue with the completely pointless menu with my name on it that I need to hit to shut down the machine (Yeah it makes a lot of sense that I click on my login name to shut down …). Anyway, besides that, the menu keeps changing every time I boot or perhaps click on it. Especially the separators seem to keep running around. If I get a bit of free time to search for the bug, I might even report it.

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