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Postby everready on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:00 am

When i was using Mint 11 Katya there was an option in the repository actually two "Plymouth Theme Mint Text and Plymouth Theme Mint Logo" Now that I'm using Mint 13 Maya they seem to have vanished. The reason i ask, because with those installed i had a splash screen, made it rather colorful.. :mrgreen:

Anyone know where i might find them, i believe a splash screen was standard issue in the earlier versions..

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Re: Splash

Postby xenopeek on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:55 am

See the release notes, under heading "Black splash screen". http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_maya.php
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Re: Splash

Postby everready on Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:27 am

Thanks Vincent i know its by design else i wouldn't have brought the question here to waste anyones time. I thought maybe someone had found those tools that's why i asked.. :wink:

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Re: Splash

Postby everready on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:13 am

Oh No! I apologize, after rereading your answer and discovering you gave me the answer i was looking for i feel like a dweeb. This should teach me to get some sleep before walking off the end of a pier.. :oops:

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Re: Splash

Postby xenopeek on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:28 am

No problem :D
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Re: Splash

Postby everready on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:00 am

Well the instructions are easy enough but when i enter everything as its written i get a blinking cursor..

This is the command: sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth


0 /lib/plymouth/themes/no-logo/no-logo.plymouth 200 auto mode
* 1 /lib/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/mint-logo.plymouth 150 manual mode
2 /lib/plymouth/themes/no-logo/no-logo.plymouth 200 manual mode

Press enter to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:

I've entered the number 1 then *1 then [*] then pushed enter then the entire string: /lib/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/mint-logo.plymouth maybe its this toothache.. :(

I'll keep you posted..

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Re: Splash

Postby everready on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:19 am

I'm wondering if its possible to import packages from a different distro in order to make this splash work. In the main repository as you scroll down near the bottom you'll see: "plymouth-theme-mint-logo" and "plymouth-theme-mint-text" I'm as green as green can be so that's why i ask.. :mrgreen:
http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Katya

If its possible I'm thinking it will work as it worked in Mint 11 Katya.. :)

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Re: Splash

Postby everready on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:06 pm

Hi guys I'm back and have i the story this story.. i know i know this tutorial was meant for "Mint 12 Lisa" but it was there so i thought I'd give it a test drive "Warning" read the second sentence where it says "do this at your own risk" If there was an easier way I'd take it, being a beta tester taught me to be cautious so be careful if you decide to try it i did and i don't recomend it unless you know what your doing or you take the chance of breaking something, don't think Clem would like to see that happen..

There is a workaround for 'Mint 12 Lisa'.
But this is an irregular way, so you should do this at your own risk.


[1] Add repository of 'Mint 11 katya' to "Software Sources" temporarily.

-1 Open "Software Sources".
-2 Click on "Other Software" tab.
-3 Click on "Add..." button.
-4 Input APT Line as below:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ katya main upstream import

-5 Click on "Add Source" button.
-6 Close "Software Sources".

[2] Reload repository then Install 'plymouth-theme-mint-logo' and 'plymouth-theme-mint-text' with "Synaptic Package Manager" or "Software Manager".
(Probably some packages would appear as Upgradable, but ignore them.)

[3] Tick off against katya's repository (or remove it) in "Other Software" of "Software Sources" after installation of the packages above.

[4] Reboot your PC.

[5] Plymouth splash screen of Mint would appear while booting.

http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/2302

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Re: Splash

Postby everready on Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:26 am

Still after this elusive splash screen I'm thinking there are more than a few folks that would like to see some progress i know because I'm one of them.. :lol:

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Re: Splash

Postby everready on Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:31 pm

Yahoo! i got it i got it! after weeks well days i got it..
http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=53
Splash comes already installed and besides its a beautiful distro.. :mrgreen:

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