Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-01-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Linux Mint 17 MATE
Posts: 326

Rep: Reputation: 14
Question In PCLinuxOS LXDE how can I change the boot up splash screen and...


In PCLinuxOS LXDE how can I change (or stop) the boot up splash screen and is there an icon (or shortcut keys) to force quit (kill) a program like this one for Ubuntu?

Last edited by LinusStallman; 12-01-2010 at 08:37 AM.
Old 12-02-2010, 08:41 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 653

Rep: Reputation: 142Reputation: 142
I believe in PCLinuxOS and Mandriva you can change the theme by doing as root
plymouth-set-default-theme <insert theme here> 
You can list installed themes with
plymouth-set-default-theme --list
I'm not sure about turning it off. I think it's tied in a whole lot of other stuff, so simply removing it is problematic. I believe you can change the kernel line in GRUB to see boot messages rather than the fancy graphical screen, however. From what I found removing "rhgb" and "quiet" should do it.

The Force Quit thing in Ubuntu is specific to gnome-panel. You can achieve the same thing by binding the command "xkill" to a key combo in ~/.config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml.

Something like
<keybind key="C-x">
   <action name="Execute">
Should bind it to CTRL+x, or replace with whatever you like.
Old 12-03-2010, 04:54 AM   #3
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Linux Mint 17 MATE
Posts: 326

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 14

The plymouth-set-default-theme --list method can be got by EZswitch, however it does nothing to the bootup splash screen. Instead it changes what you see when you shutdown (very odd).

Thanks for the xkill tip.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Screen goes blank after ten minutes (in LXDE), how to change this? cantab Arch 6 03-27-2010 11:31 AM
Opensuse 11.2 lxde or PclinuxOs 2009.4 lxde damipereira Linux - Distributions 1 02-16-2010 02:51 AM
how to change boot screen,splash screen,login themes while custmzing ubuntu cd project_sap Linux - Newbie 1 04-07-2008 07:12 AM
Change Splash Screen tapanagkumar Linux - General 1 07-25-2005 11:33 AM
How do I change the default splash screen for Red Hat 9.0?? Triple boot ques. also. viper770 Linux - Newbie 2 03-17-2004 08:15 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration