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Bootscreen changer

Postby userex on Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:56 am

It would be nice to have a GUI application that helps you change the boot splash screen easily.
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Postby manishk on Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:06 am

You can try this...

http://blogs.ubuntu-nl.org/dennis/2006/ ... h-usplash/

or Start Up Manager

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=295524

I have tried the latter but wasn't quite happy with it as it doesn't let me hide some kernels in the GRUB menu nor can I rename them. Changing Bootsplash worked sometimes and sometimes, it dint!! I felt its still an alpha.

May be you ca give the other one a try and give us your feedback
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Postby userex on Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:34 am

Thank you for your reply. I tried Usplash Switcher now and I managed to change the splash screen using it. I found a deb if you want to try it out: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=278301&page=2&highlight=usplash-switcher
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Postby penquin on Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:22 am

I tryed this usplash changer and I tryed "update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so" and they didn't work. All I got by removing the theme bea was nothing there.

the latter I got this

There are 5 alternatives which provide `usplash-artwork.so'.

Selection Alternative
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1 /usr/lib/usplash/usplash-theme-bianca.so
*+ 2 /usr/lib/usplash/usplash-theme-kubuntu.so
3 /usr/lib/usplash/edubuntu-splash.so
4 /usr/lib/usplash/usplash-theme-ichthux.so
5 /usr/lib/usplash/usplash-theme-ubuntu.so
Press enter to keep the default[*], or type selection number: 1
Using `/usr/lib/usplash/usplash-theme-bianca.so' to provide `usplash-artwork.so'.

is there a gedit command or something?
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Postby penquin on Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:11 pm

I did some uninstalling and reinstalling and such and I got it now
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Postby manishk on Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:59 pm

Userex, thanks for the link. Will try that.

I think a mintStartup(like SUM) will be a good idea. It can be a GUI to change the default GRUB options like timeout etc and may be install and switch splash screens!!

What say??
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Postby manishk on Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:13 am

Usplash Switcher didnt work for me. It does show all the available bootscreens, but nothing happens when I select them.
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