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Old 07-15-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome-splashscreen-manager crashes


Let me preface this by stating that while I realize that it is no longer maintained and that gnome-art NextGen is available as a substitute ( a repo would nice) I get a crash with gnome-splashscreen-manager 0.2, when adding splash screens. Says unsupported file types. Maybe I am doing this wrong, however any pointers would be appreciated and possible flames for stupidity are welcome, learning should always be fun.

So I've tried plain jpegs and pngs with varying degrees of success, but usually they just do not work.

Actual Relevant data, minus my charisma is as follows:

jonathanwindham@ubuntu:~$ gnome-splashscreen-manager
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/splash_screens.rb:192:in `last_write': Unrecognized image file format
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/splash_screens.rb:192:in `download_pixbuf'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:32:in `open_uri_original_open'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/open-uri.rb:32:in `open'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/splash_screens.rb:191:in `download_pixbuf'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/splash_screens.rb:199:in `create_thumbnail'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/ui/main_window.rb:210:in `install_new_splash_screen'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/ui/main_window.rb:193:in `install_new_splash_screen_dialog'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/ui/main_window.rb:60:in `on_button_install_new_splash_screen_clicked'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/libglade2.rb:43:in `call'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/libglade2.rb:43
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/gnome_splashscreen_manager.rb:64:in `call'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/gnome_splashscreen_manager.rb:64:in `main'
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/gnome-splashscreen-manager/gnome_splashscreen_manager.rb:64:in `main'
from /usr/bin/gnome-splashscreen-manager:25
 
Old 07-17-2010, 06:32 PM   #2
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A possible alternative option to 'using' a splash screen manager is to change the default background as root.

Code:

gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties

Your password will be requested and the Appearance Preferences dialog will appear. Click on Background. The contents of /usr/share/backgrounds will appear. Edit (or substitute) a file there, keeping the same name.

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Old 07-19-2010, 12:31 AM   #3
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I sincerely thank you for your suggestion, replacing the file with another will of course change the background for the login. However, it will not change the login window... or any layered effects. I suppose I could merge the layers of the individual files together with gimp. After all, functionality over form. I do appreciate the suggestion. Also Ive been toying with this particular bit. Ive run into some trouble with the gconf tool trying to do this via term, now the next part is copy and pasted from the gnome library. I was wondering where it would be false, of course that should be true, but should you define a tar.gz/bz2 or just a splah with this? Also I am ashamed to say I am ignorant of the schema configuration. Should I open the sessions schema and define as I wish? What would be my appropriate action. If you have any RTFM material you could point me too, i would appreciate. its been 4 years since Ive used a linux distro as my primary and I am quite a bit out of practice. The below is merely for a point of reference from this url http://library.gnome.org/admin/syste...conf-9.html.en

1.7.3.  To Set Splash Image Preferences

To set splash image preferences, you modify the value of the preference keys in the /apps/gnome-session/options/ location. For example, if you do not want users ever to see a splash image, set a mandatory value as follows:

gconftool-2 --direct \
--config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory \
--type bool \
--set /apps/gnome-session/options/show_splash_screen false

To set a default value for this preference, run the following command:

gconftool-2 --direct \
--config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults \
--type bool \
--set /apps/gnome-session/options/show_splash_screen false

You can also set other splash image preferences. For information on the other splash image preferences, see the gnome-session.schemas schema definition file.

All comments are welcome, if you have any other suggestions I would appreciate them as well.
 
Old 07-19-2010, 04:22 PM   #4
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Unhappy íNo puedo!

Sorry Jon2kx, but I can't help you further.

Quote:
Changing the default screen... will not change the login window.
Admittedly, I modified the already modified splash screen to suit the login window. I don't have the splash screen manager on my setup either. If I installed it, there's no guarantee I'd find a silver bullet fix. Incidentally, apt-get install gnome-art NextGen doesn't work for me, probably because my kernel's dated (2.6.31-14-generic).

All the best for finding the answer.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 10:50 PM   #5
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you touched on what I had meant earlier, I had wished for it to be seamless from splash screen to login. However, I thank you sincerely for your efforts. I wish I knew of a repository for apt for it as well. Ive tried from the binary install and I run into errors as well. Whats more I appear to have broken the splash screen altogether now. Perhaps my energy would be well placed in another endeavor. Though I can believe that I am being defeated to such a degree by a splash screen.
 
Old 07-23-2010, 09:42 AM   #6
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try this
http://maketecheasier.com/change-log...cid/2010/05/13
i hope this is what you're looking for
 
Old 07-30-2010, 07:35 AM   #7
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You might find help here
 
Old 08-01-2010, 01:18 PM   #8
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Application crashes when I try, thanks for the input though guys.
 
  


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