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Old 10-24-2002, 07:41 PM   #1
finger51
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Boring grey splash background!


How do I make it more interesting?

Mind you, I'm talking about the background when the splash screen appears. Not the login screen... I figured that one out from searching -- huh!

If I can't put a bitmap in there could I at least change the color from the grey?

SuSE 8.0

thanks~

finger

Last edited by finger51; 10-24-2002 at 07:43 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2002, 07:42 PM   #2
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Re: Boring grey splash background!

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Old 10-24-2002, 07:51 PM   #3
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<edit>
Ignore this post. Jumped in and hadn't really read the whole thing. I wasn't sure if it was about the KDE./Gnome splash, and thought straight away that it was about the boot splash.
</edit>

Well, which bootloader are you using? If you use Grub, then look in your /etc/grub.conf file (or whatever it is called) and you should see a line, fairly near the top, that identifies the background image. If you use Lilo, then it's a little more complicated.

Last edited by Thymox; 10-24-2002 at 08:04 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2002, 07:52 PM   #4
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using Lilo... got any links?

thanks for fast response!
 
Old 10-24-2002, 07:53 PM   #5
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Sounds like you may have an erroneous xinitrc file somewhere. Check for the existence of "/home/<user>/.xinitrc" or "/root/.xinitrc" and post contents if found.

A few more details might help also. What is your default run-level (3 or 5)? Does your machine boot up to the login screen automagically, or does it boot to a text login? Do you get the grey screen after logging into the gui login, or after running startx from a command line?

Jeremiah
 
Old 10-24-2002, 07:57 PM   #6
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I really think you need to clarify this...

I read that to mean the background after you login as a user and select your window manager, and then click go. Meaning you already have boot in, and are in kdm (gdm xdm, whatever), basically a login manager. Then when you start, let's say, KDE, you get a gray background during the KDE splash that shows your services starting.

Please let us know what you mean?

Thanks
 
Old 10-24-2002, 08:08 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by jdc2048
Sounds like you may have an erroneous xinitrc file somewhere. Check for the existence of "/home/<user>/.xinitrc" or "/root/.xinitrc" and post contents if found.

A few more details might help also. What is your default run-level (3 or 5)? Does your machine boot up to the login screen automagically, or does it boot to a text login? Do you get the grey screen after logging into the gui login, or after running startx from a command line?

Jeremiah

howdie~

machine boots to a kde login screen... I get the grey background while the splash graphic is doing it's thing- after I've entered my password and hit enter.

.xinitrc :

#!/bin/bash
#
# Sample .xinitrc for SuSE Linux
# This script is called from 'startx' when you start an X session
#

#
# In case everything goes wrong, we at least fall back to a plain xterm
#
failsafe="xterm -ls -T Failsave -geometry 80x24-0-0"
trap "exec $failsafe" EXIT SIGHUP SIGINT SIGPIPE SIGTERM SIGIO

#
# Some bash (1 and 2) settings to avoid trouble on a
# failed program call.
#
test -n "$BASH" && set +o posix
no_exit_on_failed_exec=1
type shopt > /dev/null 2>&1 && shopt -s execfail
set +e > /dev/null 2>&1

#
# This should be the default
#
export TERM=xterm

#
# choose a window manager
#
if test -n "$WINDOWMANAGER" ; then
WINDOWMANAGER=`type -p $WINDOWMANAGER`
fi
if test -z "$WINDOWMANAGER" ; then
if test -x /usr/X11R6/bin/kde ; then
WINDOWMANAGER=/usr/X11R6/bin/kde
elif test -x /usr/X11R6/bin/startkde ; then
WINDOWMANAGER=/usr/X11R6/bin/startkde
elif test -x /usr/X11R6/bin/fvwm2 ; then
WINDOWMANAGER=/usr/X11R6/bin/fvwm2
elif test -x /usr/X11R6/bin/wmlist ; then
for i in `/usr/X11R6/bin/wmlist` ; do
WINDOWMANAGER=`type -p $i`
test -n "$WINDOWMANAGER" && break
done
elif test -x /usr/X11R6/bin/twm ; then
WINDOWMANAGER=/usr/X11R6/bin/twm
fi
fi

if test -z "$WINDOWMANAGER" ; then
echo "Error: Unable to find a window manager. Please make sure you installed one!"
echo "Exiting..."
xmessage -timeout 10 -default okay -center -file - <<-EOF
Error: Unable to find a window manager. Please make sure you installed one!
Exiting...
EOF
exit 1
fi

#
# Load system and users resources if not already done
# (XSESSION_IS_UP set by xdm in $XLIBDIR/xdm/Xsession)
#
if test "$XSESSION_IS_UP" != "yes" ; then
XLIBDIR=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11
test -r $XLIBDIR/Xmodmap && xmodmap $XLIBDIR/Xmodmap
test -r $HOME/.Xmodmap && xmodmap $HOME/.Xmodmap
test -r $XLIBDIR/Xresources && xrdb -load -retain $XLIBDIR/Xresources
test -r $HOME/.Xdefaults && xrdb -I$HOME -merge $HOME/.Xdefaults
test -r $HOME/.Xresources && xrdb -I$HOME -merge $HOME/.Xresources
fi
# Start the XIM server
test -r $HOME/.xim && source $HOME/.xim
#
# Add your own lines here...
#
# day planer deamon
# pland &
#
# finally start the window manager
#
exec $WINDOWMANAGER
# call failsafe
exit 0
 
Old 10-24-2002, 08:16 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
I really think you need to clarify this...

I read that to mean the background after you login as a user and select your window manager, and then click go. Meaning you already have boot in, and are in kdm (gdm xdm, whatever), basically a login manager. Then when you start, let's say, KDE, you get a gray background during the KDE splash that shows your services starting.



Thanks
you are correct sir!

I've managed to get my desktop wallpaper to appear behind the login screen I put my password in. but when I hit enter it disappears while the kde splash cycles through it's thing.

I have this nifty graphic on my desktop which I've managed to get to load behind the login window. so when I hit 'go' it goes from my nice graphic to grey to nice graphic. I want it to be seemless, no grey.
 
Old 10-25-2002, 01:21 AM   #9
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^^^BOINK^^^
 
Old 10-26-2002, 08:23 PM   #10
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I tried checkin it out for ya a little bit, but really couldn't find any solid info. You could try checkin out www.kde-look.org and see if anyone on there has some ideas for ya, or if it's addressed there at least.

Cool
 
Old 11-01-2002, 02:56 PM   #11
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well it truely looks as though this is not possible. huh. went to kde look and kde themes.org - nothing to find there really. Guess I'll just have to live with it. I should really be studying qmail anyways.

thanks all
 
Old 11-02-2002, 12:34 AM   #12
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It's possible.

Check out the

/opt/kde/bin/startkde

script. In there, you'll see that at the very beginning, it sets the
background to plain grey. You can change this.

What I would do is:

change the "xsetroot . . ." line to something like:

xv -quit -disp $DISPLAY +root -rm 5 +nore -rb black image.tif

(the -disp $DISPLAY is only needed if you have more than one head on
your computer).

where image.tif is your nice background file you like. You can mess
around with the xv parameters (man xv).

Last edited by moses; 11-02-2002 at 12:48 AM.
 
Old 11-02-2002, 03:19 AM   #13
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Oh man! Thanks, I will also check that out, it'd be nice to see something back there during loadup.

Cool!
 
Old 11-02-2002, 04:59 AM   #14
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Like a picture of a rocket being launched
Heh,I'm going to check that out myself...somtime.
lynch
 
Old 11-02-2002, 04:14 PM   #15
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I hope finger51 hasn't completely given up on this thread. . .
 
  


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