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Old 02-28-2010, 02:01 AM   #1
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How do I unify the Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 boot splash screens?


I just want one splash screen instead of two.

I don't like the look of it, and I don't thinks its neither necessary or useful to have two. I would like to my own one on there, and have just one.

How do I do it?
 
Old 02-28-2010, 02:09 AM   #2
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Hello leopard,

Is this what you're looking for? Changing the boot theme?

Kind regards,

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Old 02-28-2010, 02:22 AM   #3
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Hello leopard,

Is this what you're looking for? Changing the boot theme?

Kind regards,

Eric
No, not the GRUB2 background, but the boot splash and xsplash that Ubuntu uses. After you select Ubuntu from GRUB, a black splash screen with the Ubuntu logo in the middle comes up. After that, you than get a brown xsplash with a loading bar, and than the desktop comes up.

I want to make it so I can have just one of my own splash screens.

I'm not quite sure how to do this and Google, as great as it is, hasn't helped me at all.

I do appreciate your help, hopefully this makes my question a bit clearer.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 02:36 AM   #4
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Hi,

Ok, got what you mean. I think you are referring to the xsplash. Those files that are use, are located in /usr/share/images/xsplash. Have a look at this site, they explain how you can change that xsplash screen.

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Found some more links for you. Even one that refers to a GUI you can install that does the work for you.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/customi...en-logo-linux/
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/01/xspla...ts-easier.html
http://elwoodicious.com/2009/10/29/i...slacker-style/

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Old 02-28-2010, 02:55 AM   #6
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Hi,

Ok, got what you mean. I think you are referring to the xsplash. Those files that are use, are located in /usr/share/images/xsplash. Have a look at this site, they explain how you can change that xsplash screen.

Kind regards,

Eric
Ok -- although, I am using the instructions right now to change the xsplash, the other splash screen is still there and not changed.

Is there a way to do that?

Thank you for your help, Eric.
 
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Now you got me confused. I just rebooted my spare laptop (which currently has Ubuntu 9.10 installed) and I get first a black screen with just the Ubuntu icon, next the xsplash screen and then the logon box. When I put in my credentials I seem to go back to the xsplash screen while the desktop loads.

What's the other splash screen you are referring to?

Kind regards,

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Now you got me confused. I just rebooted my spare laptop (which currently has Ubuntu 9.10 installed) and I get first a black screen with just the Ubuntu icon, next the xsplash screen and then the logon box. When I put in my credentials I seem to go back to the xsplash screen while the desktop loads.

What's the other splash screen you are referring to?

Kind regards,

Eric
That one.
 
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I thought it would be the 05_debian_theme in /etc/grub.d. I changed that one to point to a custom image and then ran update-grub but without effect. So I'm still trying to find out where it is. If I find it I'll let you know.

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Hi leopard,

I wasn't able to change it at this time, but I got it going away. Now when I reboot I go directly to the xsplash without going through the first 'splash black/white' screen. I think the first you get is a remainder of the usplash used in previous Ubuntu verions. Once I removed that package it was gone (sudo apt-get remove usplash).

So if you want to keep it, you'll have to look into changing usplash theme and not xsplash.

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Old 02-28-2010, 04:02 AM   #11
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Hmm, OK.

I removed it; and well; all it did was remove it. I rebooted twice. It just did a text boot-up and than did the xsplash after about the thirty seconds, like it would've done had it been there anyway. It did make the boot somewhat faster. Ideally, I would have preferred it go straight to the xsplash, and boot up that way. I guess I'll have to debate whether or not the speed improvement is worth an uglier boot-up.

Knowing that it is usplash, perhaps I will be able to find out how to change it. That is, I may just decide to keep it this way. It seemed like the boot went much faster. Almost ~10 seconds.

I sure hope the Ubuntu team decides to make it more known on how to change the boot-up next release. Anyway, I do appreciate your help. The new xsplash looks much. much nicer than the default one.

Thank you, Eric.
 
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In my opinion, since the usplash seems to be only a remainder of previous versions it's obsolete in 9.10 because it only delays boot up and has now meaning whatsoever. So deleting it seems to be appropriate. Just stick to the xsplash and edit that one.

The delay time also can be changed, but I'm not sure where. Grub has a timeout of its own in the cfg file.

For any change you apply to the grub2 configuration, don't forget to run update-grub every time.

There are ways to change the usplash boot to select another theme. The easiest way is to install the startupmanager (apt-get install startupmanager). That one works with usplash and you can use its GUI to select another theme and apply it.

I have learned something too from helping you find a solution, so I'm grateful to you too.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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