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Old 01-22-2006, 02:46 AM   #1
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How can I install this boot splash screen?


Hello I found an awesome boot splash screen but the problem is, i have no idea how to install it! I untared it and it only came with 2 files:
2 .jpeg files here:
/home/coffee/boot/fingerprint-bs/images

and a .cfg file located here:
/home/coffee/boot/fingerprint-bs/config

the config says the following:

Code:
# config file version
version=3

# should the picture be displayed?
state=1

# fgcolor is the text forground color.
# bgcolor is the text background (i.e. transparent) color.
fgcolor=7
bgcolor=0

# (tx, ty) are the (x, y) coordinates of the text window in pixels.
# tw/th is the width/height of the text window in pixels.
tx=0
ty=0
tw=1024
th=768

# name of the picture file (full path recommended)
jpeg=/etc/bootsplash/themes/login-scan/images/bootsplash-1024x768.jpg
silentjpeg=/etc/bootsplash/themes/login-scan/images/silent-1024x768.jpg

progress_enable=1

# background
box silent noover 208 595 466 603 #ffffff00
box silent inter  208 595 208 603 #aeb2c3 #aeb2c3 #aeb2c3 #aeb2c3
box silent        208 595 466 603 #aeb2c3 #aeb2c3 #aeb2c3 #aeb2c3

overpaintok=1
Any help would be great!
I'm running KDE 3.2 as well, and mandriva 2006 powerpack.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 03:02 AM   #2
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If this is for grub (i dont think it#''s for KDE and you said boot...) then i found this googling:

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=32976

it is for a different theme, but mentions converting the image to .xpm, compressing it then adding a line in the grub menu.lst which makes sense.

note: I take no responsibility for you borking your bootloader by following my post or the links directions
 
Old 01-22-2006, 07:12 AM   #3
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nooooo, boot splash is the pretty pictures you get after grub and before KDM (login). I think...

OK, you need to install the bootsplash in the right place... This depends on what system mandriva uses, prob best to see if there is an rpm? I'm guessing your using this one: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=29662 (i have it )

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=49036

yeh, gentoo but should have all the same info.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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hah you are correct jolly, that is the one i'm trying to install
so i should fallow these directions?
Code:
Personalising your bootsplash theme!

    * Create your own directory structure called 'personal'.
      Code:
      mkdir -p /etc/bootsplash/personal/images/
      cp -r /etc/bootsplash/default/config /etc/bootsplash/personal/

    * Change the symbolic link for the default theme.
      Code:
      rm /etc/bootsplash/default
      ln -s /etc/bootsplash/personal /etc/bootsplash/default


    * Open /etc/conf.d/bootsplash.conf and change as below.
      Code:
      BOOTSPLASH_THEME=personal

    * Copy images of your choice and of correct resolution and depth into /etc/bootsplash/personal/images/. Make sure images have a resolution of 96x96 and not 300x300. Note that this is not image size but rather 'pixels per inch'. For more information look here.
    * Open /etc/bootsplash/personal/config/bootsplash-1280x1024.cfg and change paths below to point to your images.
      Code:
      jpeg=/etc/bootsplash/gentoo/images/bootsplash-1280x1024.jpg
      silentjpeg=/etc/bootsplash/gentoo/images/silent-1280x1024.jpg

    * To have your image appear during boot add it to /boot otherwise omit this step.
      Code:
      mount /boot
      /sbin/splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/default/config/bootsplash-1280x1024.cfg > /boot/initrd-1280x1024

    * Reboot, test and post feedback.
or was there another section ur talking about? and no there is no .rpm
 
Old 01-23-2006, 11:50 AM   #5
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yep looks like it could be what your looking for.

I haven't stumbled across a nice gui to do all that yet, maybe you could point me where to look :P
 
Old 01-23-2006, 01:06 PM   #6
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You can also use kcontrol>Appearance & Themes>Splash Screen> Then just hit add, very simple or copy the files to your ksplash file just do a search
first in a terminal as root "updatedb" then "slocate ksplash" you'll find it
 
Old 01-23-2006, 02:15 PM   #7
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Thanks guys if i can't do it with a GUI i'll try to do it the way jolly said. But Chemichael, I wnt to kcontrol, i clicked add, but its wanting a KSplash Theme Files, and these arn't Kslpash theme files. Actually I think its not a spalsh screen like that, the screen i'm talking about is the screen you see when you log in, like where it asks you for your username/password then hit enter. THen it takes u to another splash screen that loads KDE. I updated the search db and did slocate ksplash and it found a ton of files but i don't know what to do now! thank you!
 
Old 01-24-2006, 02:13 AM   #8
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Ok sorry about that. I found that In FC3 you can go to "Start menu>System Settings>Login Screen>(asks for root password) then on the [Graphical Greeter tab]" it gives you the option to install new login screens. Im not sure about the new mandriva 2006 distro I was using mandriva 10.2 for awhile but I didnt like the "holding the hand" feel. Good luck and mabe with slocate command you can find the graphical login. I thank it's one of the "/usr/share/gdm/themes" files or "/usr/share/apps/kdm/themes" Im not sure but I thank that the fedora core and mandriva distros put things in diff places. When you figure it out post it here, mabe it will help me some time, and others.

Last edited by chemichael; 01-24-2006 at 02:21 AM.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 12:57 PM   #9
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ok, differnt kinds of "splashes"

Grub / lilo (the ones when you chose what to boot)

Boot splash (the gui While the OS loads)

Login (the login screen, kdm, gdm etc.)

Ksplash (the lil loading dialoge while KDE loads)

This is a Boot splash. so no, the other ways won't work.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 01:42 AM   #10
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correct me if i am wrong...but bootsplash is completely different from rghb.

To use bootsplash theme u will have to install bootsplash. Installing it is not like installing other programs...u have to patch the kernel if the distribution you use dosent allready supports it. I think Suse supports it by default. Fedora Core 3 dosent has it by default.

Read instructions at www.bootsplash.org. Getting this to work on Fedora Core 3 was quite difficult for me.

Last edited by posanverd; 02-07-2006 at 01:47 AM.
 
  


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