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Old 12-01-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-02-2010, 08:41 AM   #2
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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
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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.



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