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Old 09-26-2003, 12:48 PM   #1
TheFirstMan
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Question Eliminate KDE 3.1 splash screen?


Hey.
I was just wondering if there was a way to eliminate the KDE startup splash screen.
The march of icons has me in the dumps, plus it's ugly.

I'm running: Mdk9.1, GDM, KDE3.1, on a p2-200Mhz w/custom kernel.

thnks.

-f
 
Old 09-26-2003, 02:36 PM   #2
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Maybe, this is a guess, but maybe can you edit the image files that it loads and put something like a transparent channel on them, and then have whatever you want be the background?

Oh, and my computer beats your computer!

P1 200mhz MMX!~
 
Old 09-26-2003, 02:39 PM   #3
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what happens if he just deletes the *.PNG files? Then it will load nothing?
 
Old 09-26-2003, 04:52 PM   #4
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Would nothing load, or would he be prompted with a bunch of error messages?
 
Old 09-26-2003, 05:07 PM   #5
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On a P2 system you can still run MDK91? But shouldn't it work like snail on this kind of config? Cos even with my machine its pretty slow compared to Win2k
 
Old 09-26-2003, 05:08 PM   #6
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the best way to do it is to edit /usr/bin/startkde
For mandrake9.1. the relevant lines are

if [ -e /usr/bin/ksplashml ]; then
ksplashml
else
ksplash
fi

It will look a bit different for other distros since the if part is mandrake specific. Basically look for ksplash in the script and comment out the relevant lines.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 05:47 PM   #7
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go to www.kdelook.org and d/l some cool custom splash screens. Or make your own.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:00 PM   #8
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Talking geewhiz

Thanks for all the info. When I get it figured out, I'll post again.

BTW. mdk9.1 runs fine on my P2-200Mhz....

Well, it's usable anyway. I recompiled the kernel to the minimum amount of modules and configured it to be PII specific, so it's got a very slight speedup. S'ok.

peace

-f
 
  


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