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Old 12-05-2021, 09:18 PM   #1
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Linux Mint Startup Screen: Backgrounds


When Linux Mint (Cinnamon) boots to the login screen, a background is loaded, and if I recall correctly, back in the days of Linux Mint 17.x, the default background screen contained a graphic identifying the version of Linux Mint that was installed; for example, "17.1". I really liked that background; however, I can't find one in the collection that's included with Linux Mint 20.2 (Cinnamon).

Does such a screen exist, and if so, where can I find it?

Thanks, guys.

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Old 12-05-2021, 09:32 PM   #2
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If this is important to you and nobody answers, just boot linux mint 17 live or in a VM, and copy what you want from there. It's still available on linux mint website, and even if it wasnt, there's usually torrents for old linux isos.
 
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If this is important to you and nobody answers, just boot linux mint 17 live or in a VM, and copy what you want from there. It's still available on linux mint website, and even if it wasnt, there's usually torrents for old linux isos.
Hmmm... Is there an easier way?

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Old 12-06-2021, 09:22 AM   #4
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Not sure why quote me on that response as I said the exact opposite, I suggested easy way to get what you want... no need to live without, it can be yours...
 
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Not sure why quote me on that response as I said the exact opposite, I suggested easy way to get what you want... no need to live without, it can be yours...
Perhaps I was unclear, enigma9o7. I'm not a Linux guru, like many others here (yourself, included). In this case, for me, the juice just ain't worth the squeeze.
 
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Ah ok. Well if you do change your mind, unless someone else installed your OS in the first place, what I'm describing is trivial because you've done it before. Download the iso, takes a click. Write it to USB, takes a command. Plug in the usb and reboot to it, select "try mint now" or "live" or whatever from the grub menu that comes up. You'll then be in linux mint 17. Then just copy what you want to your hard drive. Then reset your computer (unplug usb).

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Old 12-06-2021, 10:56 AM   #7
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Easiest option is most likely to just put "linux mint 17.1 background" into an image search engine, and find it from the results.

Another easier-than-creating-a-live-boot option would be locating the relevant source repository online, switching to 17.1 branch/tag, and downloading the image from there. (Asking a Mint developer may help with that first step, since there appears to be multiple and its not immediately obvious which one is relevant.)

 
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Easiest option is most likely to just put "linux mint 17.1 background" into an image search engine, and find it from the results.

Another easier-than-creating-a-live-boot option would be locating the relevant source repository online, switching to 17.1 branch/tag, and downloading the image from there. (Asking a Mint developer may help with that first step, since there appears to be multiple and its not immediately obvious which one is relevant.)

Yep. I checked out the background file and it's hard-coded with "17.1". :-(

The juice ain't worth the squeeze. No worries. I'll keep what I have.

Thanks, guys.
 
Old 12-06-2021, 11:36 AM   #9
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Repeating juice aint worth the squeeze" just makes you look like an ass. Did you want someone to hand you file on silver platter or something? You have been told multiple ways to find it but seem unwilling to try anything at all, you dont' even want help.
 
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Repeating juice aint worth the squeeze" just makes you look like an ass. Did you want someone to hand you file on silver platter or something? You have been told multiple ways to find it but seem unwilling to try anything at all, you dont' even want help.
I know my limitations, sir, and I know arrogance when I hear it. A wise man once said, "It is better to remain silent, and thought a fool, than to speak, and remove all doubt."

Congratulations!😉
 
Old 12-06-2021, 06:36 PM   #11
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I know my limitations, sir, and I know arrogance when I hear it. A wise man once said, "It is better to remain silent, and thought a fool, than to speak, and remove all doubt."

Congratulations!😉
In that case you should look in the mirror. None of the responses to your question have even hinted at arrogance, and not being willing to even try simple suggestions leaves no doubt about who is being arrogant and self limiting.

This is a help forum, not a nanny / babysitting forum.
 
Old 12-06-2021, 08:21 PM   #12
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In that case you should look in the mirror. None of the responses to your question have even hinted at arrogance, and not being willing to even try simple suggestions leaves no doubt about who is being arrogant and self limiting.

This is a help forum, not a nanny / babysitting forum.
You have not "heard" anything that I have said. Go back and read my posts, again, and your subsequent responses. It's very obvious that there's a reading comprehension issue here.

No need to reply.
 
  


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