Boot splash and running commands via "shortcuts"
Have two questions:
1) I want to have a Desktop shortcut (is that a symbolic link?) running a specific command.
For example, from console to launch a file manager program as root I do: su, and then (after inserting root's password) call the program. How can I have a shortcut doing the same thing?
2) My kernel is 2.6.8. and I'm using Debian sarge. How do I have Linux load with boot-splash. Is there a kernel image pre compiled with boot-splash, or shuld I compile it my self. Can anyone point me to useful link on that.