Bug#358353: gdm-themes: Some themes appear distorted

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Thu Mar 30 10:01:03 UTC 2006

Le mercredi 22 mars 2006 à 12:19 +0100, Michael Piefel a écrit :
> Package: gdm-themes
> Version: 0.5
> Severity: minor
> Some themes appear distorted on screens that are not 4x3. As 5x4 screens
> are quite widespread, and 16x10 screens are emerging everywhere, this is
> a nuisance.
> An example is hantzley, which is completely bitmaps based. Some themes
> use SVG, which is much better; a positive example is happygnome, which
> uses a bitmap for the logo, but SVG for the background.

Well, there's not much I can do. For 5x4 screens, the distorsion is
generally acceptable. For 16x10 screens, cropping the image or putting
black on the edges would be just as ugly as stretching. The only thing I
can recommend is to use a vector theme on such screens.
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