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Old 08-20-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
enrico_dvchp
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Old fashioned usplash unlike plymouth


Hi all,
I've installed recently Lucid Lynx. I detest the plymouth splash and I'd like to know if I can use the dear old usplash of Edgy. If yes, where can I download it and above all how can I run it on Grub2? I have a Nvidia Geforce gtx260 for a Philips 220WS flat monitor. These are the resolution Lucid found:
Code:
djangou@ESPERYDES:~$ sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
[sudo] password for djangou: 
02: None 00.0: 11001 VESA Framebuffer                           
  [Created at bios.464]
  Unique ID: rdCR.tvl4Tad3xF8
  Hardware Class: framebuffer
  Model: "NVIDIA GT200 Board - 0651s009"
  Vendor: "NVIDIA Corporation"
  Device: "GT200 Board - 0651s009"
  SubVendor: "NVIDIA"
  SubDevice: 
  Revision: "Chip Rev"
  Memory Size: 14 MB
  Memory Range: 0xf9000000-0xf9dfffff (rw)
  Mode 0x0300: 640x400 (+640), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0301: 640x480 (+640), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0303: 800x600 (+800), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0305: 1024x768 (+1024), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0307: 1280x1024 (+1280), 8 bits
  Mode 0x030e: 320x200 (+640), 16 bits
  Mode 0x030f: 320x200 (+1280), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0311: 640x480 (+1280), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0312: 640x480 (+2560), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0314: 800x600 (+1600), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0315: 800x600 (+3200), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0317: 1024x768 (+2048), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0318: 1024x768 (+4096), 24 bits
  Mode 0x031a: 1280x1024 (+2560), 16 bits
  Mode 0x031b: 1280x1024 (+5120), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0330: 320x200 (+320), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0331: 320x400 (+320), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0332: 320x400 (+640), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0333: 320x400 (+1280), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0334: 320x240 (+320), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0335: 320x240 (+640), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0336: 320x240 (+1280), 24 bits
  Mode 0x033d: 640x400 (+1280), 16 bits
  Mode 0x033e: 640x400 (+2560), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0345: 1600x1200 (+1600), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0346: 1600x1200 (+3200), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0347: 1400x1050 (+1400), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0348: 1400x1050 (+2800), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0349: 1400x1050 (+5600), 24 bits
  Mode 0x034a: 1600x1200 (+6400), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0352: 2048x1536 (+8192), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0360: 1280x800 (+1280), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0361: 1280x800 (+5120), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0362: 768x480 (+768), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0364: 1440x900 (+1440), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0365: 1440x900 (+5760), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0368: 1680x1050 (+1680), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0369: 1680x1050 (+6720), 24 bits
  Mode 0x037b: 1280x720 (+5120), 24 bits
  Mode 0x037c: 1920x1200 (+1920), 8 bits
  Mode 0x037d: 1920x1200 (+7680), 24 bits
The Nvidia Settings displays Mode 0x0369: 1680x1050 (+6720), 24 bits as my current resolution.
Enrico Dini,
Firenze
Italy
 
Old 08-22-2010, 05:30 AM   #2
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Perhaps you can by editing /etc/default/grub to use usplash, but here's the thing.

Plymouth is more than just a graphical boot-splash app. It's evil tentacles reach into just about everything else in the entire system! I mean "hard dependency." To see what I mean, just mark Plymouth for removal in Synaptic but don't click apply! Just look the huge list of stuff "to be removed" - it lists at least half of the OS!

This was not true of previous versions. But I guess gaining a fraction of a second faster boot time was the top priority for Lucid. It's too bad they chose a LTS version for this experimentation.

-Robin
 
Old 08-22-2010, 06:36 AM   #3
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replace purple ubuntu lucid screen

This doesn't let you completely change that depressing purple/moving dot startup screen, but the following lines entered in Terminal will change the purple to a much nicer light blue. Thanks to allarem for this (cannot remember where I saw it):


sudo gedit /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.script

at approximately line 160, you can change the values for the Window.SetBackground lines to light blue with:


Window.SetBackgroundTopColor (0.34, 0.72, 0.91);
Window.SetBackgroundBottomColor (0.47, 0.77, 0.91);


I'm still hoping to have the entire startup animation theme changed. Maybe this could be done in a future lucid update (hint, please)
 
Old 08-22-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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Found those functions on lines 166 and 167. Now I'll reboot and see just what it does.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 02:22 PM   #5
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sorry for my long disconnection. Finally I've had success in loading plymouth. It's true that it is more than a simple splash theme and the prove is that it was very difficult for me to make it working. Since I've not enough secure I think I'll keep plymouth as is.
Thanks anyway.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dixiedancer View Post
Plymouth is more than just a graphical boot-splash app. It's evil tentacles reach into just about everything else in the entire system! I mean "hard dependency." To see what I mean, just mark Plymouth for removal in Synaptic but don't click apply! Just look the huge list of stuff "to be removed" - it lists at least half of the OS!
Couldn't agree more. such wild dependency is totally wrong, for something that play only in pre fstab mounting phrase. What worse, the package maintainer just refuse to fix it. See LP# 556372.

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Originally Posted by dixiedancer View Post
This was not true of previous versions. But I guess gaining a fraction of a second faster boot time was the top priority for Lucid
faster? I really doubt it. I remove it and my machine is sure not wasting time drawing that animated dots during boot up.
 
  


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