Issue 95472 - splash screen "intro" distorted in some cases
Summary: splash screen "intro" distorted in some cases
Alias: None
Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOO300m9
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P5 (lowest) Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-10-27 00:03 UTC by blilly
Modified: 2013-07-29 17:55 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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captured from screen during startup (134.62 KB, image/png)
2008-10-27 00:05 UTC, blilly
no flags Details
output from xdpyinfo (4.25 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-09 17:50 UTC, blilly
no flags Details

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Description blilly 2008-10-27 00:03:16 UTC
On one system of three tested, the intro splash screen is skewed (screenshot 
to be attached).  The native screen size is 1280x720 (16:9 aspect ratio).  
This does not happen on the two other systems tested (both 4:3 aspect ratio).
It does happen even if the screen dimensions are changed (with randr) to a 4:3 
aspect ratio (xquery -r reports expected values in each case).  It happens 
under KDE 3, KDE 4, IceWM, and TWM.  If /usr/share/ooo3/program/intro.bmp is 
replaced by the version from ooo2 or by a .BMP generated from the very 
different looking "splash screen ... for 3" at
the problem does not occur.

Seems to be some interaction between screen dimensions, BMP structure or 
dimensions, and oosplash.bin.
Comment 1 blilly 2008-10-27 00:05:04 UTC
Created attachment 57471 [details]
captured from screen during startup
Comment 2 hennes.rohling 2008-10-27 11:01:11 UTC
Wrong component. Reassigned.
Comment 3 philipp.lohmann 2008-10-27 11:16:45 UTC
There is no such thing as "oosplash.bin" in Also it does not
install to /usr/share. Looks like you got yourself an go-oo build either from
your distribution or from go-oo directly.

thb: that seems to be your baby
Comment 4 kendy 2008-10-29 10:20:08 UTC
Taking this bug, it's my area ;-)

blilly: I wonder, what is the bpp (bits per pixel) of the X server on the 
affected machines?  And what is the exact version of OOo you are running?  
I've fixed such an issue already, but might have happened that I omitted some 

To get the bpp, run:

xdpyinfo > output.txt

and attach the file output.txt here to this bug.

I'm not sure what distro are you using, but ideally, I'd be interested in 
something like rpm -q OpenOffice_org [for rpm-based distro where the name of 
the package is OpenOffiece_org - eg. openSUSE ;-)], or start OOo, Help -> 
About and paste here the last line (Build: x.y.z).
Comment 5 blilly 2008-11-09 17:50:02 UTC
Created attachment 57806 [details]
output from xdpyinfo
Comment 6 blilly 2008-11-09 18:13:30 UTC
Distribution is openSuSE 11.0, Update from the rpm in the 
OOo:Stable community repository.

rpm -q OpenOffice_org yields:

Help | About... shows 3.0.0
OOO300m9 (Build:9358)
Comment 7 ajmoraal 2010-09-22 13:24:19 UTC
Same problem reported in Debian bug tracker:

Possible caused by having an odd horizontal size for the bmp image? Resizing the
image to an even horizontal size fixed the problem for me.