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Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:04 am

Alright, sorry for the delay, but I finally found some time to work on this guy and it is MAJORLY improved (in my humble opinion). Version 1 was this Spinfinity mod, whereas this has a much more polished feel like the Ubuntu-based splash (forgive the comparison, but its the closest parallel). Downloads of each version are available by Dropbox below ... done so that when I have more than two versions I can have them all available for download, and there is a three-attachment limit.

V2 - 8/23/11
Download: http://tinyurl.com/42h8z4e
Updated background image - no longer flat black (will scale to screen)
Updated animation - horizontal bubble with trail
Removed logo - now found in background image
Cleaned up script

V1 - 8/2/11
Download: http://tinyurl.com/3u4lcm7
First edition
Flat black background
Linux Mint logo
Spinfinity animation

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Install instructions

1) Install plymouth

sudo apt-get install plymouth plymouth-drm

2) Download and untar file

Download the attached zip file and expand it to /usr/share/plymouth/themes/

3) Set the theme

sudo plymouth-set-default-theme lmde

4) Modify grub to see the spash

gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Change:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

5) Update initramfs and grub

sudo update-initramfs -u && sudo update-grub

Bam, you're good to go! :D
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If you wish to request a spinoff for yourself, I'll see what I can do.
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Re: Mint Plymouth theme for LMDE - Download

Postby wyrdoak on Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:05 am

purdy! Thank you

But for me I also had to:

sudo apt-get install plymouth-drm

to get it to work.
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Re: Mint Plymouth theme for LMDE - Download

Postby GeneC on Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:24 am

Thanks!

Looks nice.

Looking forward to others in the future. :wink:
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Re: Mint Plymouth theme for LMDE - Download

Postby dritzominous on Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:57 pm

Give us a screenshot, and then I might try it out.
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Re: Mint Plymouth theme for LMDE - Download

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:25 pm

dritzominous wrote:Give us a screenshot, and then I might try it out.


Hey man, if I knew how to take a screenshot of the bootsplash, I'd have put it up there.

But seriously, it takes like 3 minutes to try it and uninstall it if you don't like it. I completely understand if you aren't willing to dedicate the time (it is like 180,000,000,000 nanoseconds), but if you are willing to give it a try I think you'll dig it more than the standard Debian themes.

Edit: I know this was a while ago, but I sound pretty mean here. Sorry to dritzominous.

The new version has screenies. :)
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Re: Mint Plymouth theme for LMDE - Download

Postby dritzominous on Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:36 am

Oh ok, I'll give it a shot then.
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Re: Mint Plymouth theme for LMDE - Download

Postby andrew5859 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:27 am

Hello people, followed the steps you posted here....got my plymouth theme...spinfinity....works great and is much better than starring at a black screen with text....thanks and I'll pas this on to anyone else who looking to install plymouth.


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Re: Mint Plymouth theme for LMDE - Download

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:28 pm

andrew5859 wrote:Hello people, followed the steps you posted here....got my plymouth theme...spinfinity....works great and is much better than starring at a black screen with text....thanks and I'll pas this on to anyone else who looking to install plymouth.


Cheers

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Glad to see my previous work is still appreciated!

If you dug the first one, I think you'll really like the second version I just uploaded.
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:46 pm

I followed the directions but still just get text on bootup. :cry:
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:52 pm

tdockery97 wrote:I followed the directions but still just get text on bootup. :cry:


Just to verify ...

1) After setting the default theme, did you update initramfs AND grub?

Without updating both, it will not register. I recommend just copying and pasting the commands.

2) Are you using smxi to install proprietary drivers?

SMXI activates the drivers after the bootscreen, so it won't work for proprietary drivers installed via smxi (I have an nvidia system with the same problem)

3) Have you given it a few reboots?

Its rare, but sometimes it doesn't catch the first time around.

If you can provide more detail, I might be able to assist more
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby GeneC on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:53 pm

tdockery97 wrote:I followed the directions but still just get text on bootup. :cry:


td

Check your /ect/default/grub

I had to add the "splash quiet" to make it work.

Code: Select all
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="vga=792 splash quiet"


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Lifeinthe.....

Thanks again.!
Using this one on SID, and the first on Testing...
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:57 pm

GeneC wrote:
tdockery97 wrote:I followed the directions but still just get text on bootup. :cry:


td

Check your /ect/default/grub

I had to add the "splash quiet" to make it work.

Code: Select all
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="vga=792 splash quiet"


==============================

Lifeinthe.....

Thanks again.!
Using this one on SID, and the first on Testing...


My pleasure! And thank you for catching the quiet splash ... OP is updated to reflect that information.
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:57 pm

Thanks GeneC & LifeInTheGrey. I made a noob mistake and posted before I googled. Just made that change and came back to edit my post and you had already answered. :oops:

Very nice. My LMDE now feels complete.
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby wyrdoak on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:17 pm

I like it :D Now if I could just figure a sure fire way to turn off the laptop monitor when the VGA monitor is plugged in so I don't just get it in only the upper left quarter of the external monitor. :lol: it's only between grub and the login screen that I have this problem, don't know what to call it so I can google it :|

Works great with just the laptop though, that is when most others would see it, is when I'm out.
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:26 pm

wyrdoak wrote:I like it :D Now if I could just figure a sure fire way to turn off the laptop monitor when the VGA monitor is plugged in so I don't just get it in only the upper left quarter of the external monitor. :lol: it's only between grub and the login screen that I have this problem, don't know what to call it so I can google it :|

Works great with just the laptop though, that is when most others would see it, is when I'm out.


Honestly man, I have the EXACT same issue (actually, on the machine I used to create this). If you find a solution, please post it, because I've been digging for it for days and can't seem to come up with it. From what I can tell, the external monitor follows the exact same dimensions of the laptop screen until GDM is activated, so its somewhere in the distro setup and not plymouth. It happens with all plymouth themes, and not just the ones I created, so I gotta believe its in the system files. But like I said, if you find something, please let me know so I can update that for V3.

This plymouth stuff is pretty new to me, however I am learning quite a bit, and with my summer internship being only three days a week, I can actually dedicate some time to development. If there are enough people that dig it, I can probably churn stuff out a bit more consistently.

Edit: updated OP with downloads for both V1 and V2.
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby andrew5859 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:36 am

Hey LifeInTheGrey:

Very cool plymouth second edition for LMDE :D very cool beans as my oldest daughter would say.....keep up the great work, it works very well and 5 stars to you for this.....have a great day.


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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:00 pm

andrew5859 wrote:Hey LifeInTheGrey:

Very cool plymouth second edition for LMDE :D very cool beans as my oldest daughter would say.....keep up the great work, it works very well and 5 stars to you for this.....have a great day.


Cheers

Andrew


Thanks for the feedback! This is my first attempt to "give back" to the community that's given me so much, so hearing that kinda stuff inspires me to push further. :)

I'm gonna start working on V3 with a hope to release it by next Thursday. As I I'm still getting familiar with the mathematical animation of Plymouth (and GIMP ... I just started using it last week), hopefully the animation will be cooler than just the trailing bar. We'll see.
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby Spec-chum on Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:39 am

I've followed the instructions and now get no text but I only get a blue bar getting bigger across the bottom. System boots fine.


LMDE XFCE with ATI 5850 with propietry drivers, fully updated tracking testing.

Any ideas?
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Re: Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby LifeInTheGrey on Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:07 am

Spec-chum wrote:I've followed the instructions and now get no text but I only get a blue bar getting bigger across the bottom. System boots fine.


LMDE XFCE with ATI 5850 with propietry drivers, fully updated tracking testing.

Any ideas?


Did you install the proprietary drivers with smxi? Because, as i mentioned above, that forces the system to register the video drivers after boot. Doesn't allow any plymouth themes to work. :(
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Re: Plymouth theme for LMDE - V2 8/21/11

Postby Spec-chum on Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:58 pm

Gfx drivers were installed via package manager, i do have smxi installed, but didn't use it to install these particular drivers (11.7). Saying that, all of the themes do the same thing...
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