[Solved] How to change the Debian background on login?

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[Solved] How to change the Debian background on login?

Postby Imagus on Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:52 am

Sorry if this has been asked before, but searching the forums for "background image" or "login screen" gave me too many results to be useful.

I would like to change the blue Debian screen that appears while booting LMDE. I liked the previous Debian screens, but not this recent spacefun-splash thingy, it looks like a Christmas card with those red and white stars. So I searched for the images on my computer, and found these files in my /usr/share/images/desktop-base folder:

spacefun-splash.svg
spacefun-wallpager.svg
spacefun-wallpaper-widescreen.svg

I think the easiest way to change the screen would be to replace the contents of these files with another image, but isn't there another way? Is there maybe a .cfg file in which those files are referenced or what is the proper way to do this?

Also, do the images have to be in svg format or can I use another format as well?

Thank you.
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Re: How to change the Debian background on login?

Postby vincent on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:32 am

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sudo update-alternatives --config desktop-splash


Or as you said, you could simply replace spacefun-splash.svg with your own image. And no, it does not have to be a .svg image.
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Re: How to change the Debian background on login?

Postby Imagus on Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:13 am

vincent wrote:
Code: Select all
sudo update-alternatives --config desktop-splash


Or as you said, you could simply replace spacefun-splash.svg with your own image. And no, it does not have to be a .svg image.


I had no idea this could be done in the terminal...

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