Be clear, please. Is this "silver flash" post login? Or is it during boot up? Post boot up but pre login? Exactly what do you mean by "the default silver screen?" If it is the default splash screen that shows between login and the desktop loading, it is the GDM splash screen and can be changed as I outlined above. If not, clarity of meaning is essential.
Not everything is controlled by adding a script to your /etc.
When you are using LXDE, openbox is being used as a DM, not a DE. In other words, it is a "back" to LXDE. It is loaded with LXDE.
# This shell script is run before Openbox launches.
# Environment variables set here are passed to the Openbox session.
# Set a background color
if which hsetroot >/dev/null; then
if which esetroot >/dev/null; then
if which xsetroot >/dev/null; then
test -z $BG || $BG -solid "#000000"
The above script is in /etc/xdg/openbox/autostart.sh on a Fedora LXDE spin.
I had some silver flashes on it before I copied this script to there to let
it run and now it doesn't do that at any time, just smooth graphic changes throughout.
I mean from start of boot till running software from the LXDE menu. Solid "#000000"
Visually noticed the same visual silver flashes between graphic changes on our
PCLinuxOS LXDE so I tried the same script, reduced it to the xsetroot command,
as the xsetroot command was the only command installed.
I can only say without stating incorrect tech terms that the silver flash occurs, yes,
during screen changes during boot, sometimes barely noticeable, other times when I reboot
for a half a second, which is noticeable. GKRellm, when it autostarts in it's invisible theme
exhibits a very noticeable silver flash before it fully kicks it, then it's OK.
The splash screen and login screen appear OK, but, again, some flickering from that
silver color occurs between those screens.
I can only assume the "default silver screen" is from the kernel, xorg, or ? ? ?
as I don't really know if not from Openbox. Bad terminology on my part.
Trying 100% not to confuse you if I call some boot process or whatever a wrong name.
The choice of splash, login screen, or GDM background color hasn't changed anything.
Best I can verbalize right now.
thanks for your response.