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Old 06-10-2005, 03:45 AM   #1
leoorionis
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How do I change the boot picture?


Hey there:

Just got the DVD that came with Linux Format 67, and have been playing with Mandriva Limited Edition 2005. Must say I like it just fine, it's just like the Mandrake 10.1 I've been using for a while. BUT ...

That "stoned crow" shoved up in my face during the boot process, and while KDE is loading, is ugly as hell.

Is there any way of getting rid of it? I found "bootsplash" pictures in /usr/share/bootsplash/themes/Mandrakelinux/images called bootsplash-1024X768.jpg, bootsplash-1280x1024.jpg, etc., and used the GIMP to turn the top portion of them to a uniform background color. But I still have to look at that crow, or duck, or whatever it is, during booting. So someone please tell me -- How do I 86 that dumb bird?

Thanks a lot ... Leo D. Orionis
 
Old 06-10-2005, 04:55 AM   #2
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I would think you would have to create a new initrd image for the kernel. (I believe the bootsplash images are actually added to the initrd)

In SUSE, you just type
mkinitrd, but it may vary slightly for your distro.

There are also bootsplash config files you might be interested in in /etc/bootspslash and /etc/sysconfig.

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Old 06-10-2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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download more bootsplash images from rpm drake if you've got plf sources.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 06:50 AM   #4
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Hi:

I want to thank the people who replied to this post. I don't know enough Linux yet to be able to follow the paths they sketched, but I'm
sure they would have worked.

I just found out how to do what I was asking, and I thought I'd post it here to help anyone who faces the same thing in the future.

To get rid of the "stoned crow" during boot:
-- Click on Menu, System, Configure, Configure Your Computer (or if you're using the default setup, click on the "Configure Your
Computer" icon on the task bar)
-- Type in your root password when it asks for it
-- Click on the counter-intuitive "Display theme", Apply, OK.
-- It will take effect the next time you boot your computer.

To get rid of the "stoned crow" when KDE is loading:
-- Click on Menu, Configure, Configure KDE, Splash Screen
-- Choose something else besides the bird, Apply, OK
-- Again, this will take effect the next time you boot your computer.

Hope that helps somebody! -- Leo
 
Old 06-18-2005, 08:51 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by leoorionis
To get rid of the "stoned crow" when KDE is loading:
-- Click on Menu, Configure, Configure KDE, Splash Screen
-- Choose something else besides the bird, Apply, OK
-- Again, this will take effect the next time you boot your computer.

Hope that helps somebody! -- Leo [/B]
You can get better KDE splashes here: http://www.kde-look.org/

That one about the boot screen helped me I discovered I needed the bootsplash-themes package to do it.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 10:18 AM   #6
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I'm not sure what you mean by 'counter-intuitive' but I assume you've got rid of the bootsplash altogether. If you would like to have a different picture to the crow/penguin they are available if you have urpmi sources set up (easy urpmi zarb.org). First check your mandrake version is correct ie 10.1 or 10.2 etc, i586. In step 2 tick the boxes down the left selecting a mirror geographically close to you. In my case a uk mirror. The boot splash alternatives are in plf. So get plf-free and non-free and contrib. You then simply paste the readout into a console as root and you will have your sources set up and a lot of extra software to use if required.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 03:33 AM   #7
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Thanks for the help, guys. Mr. simcox1: No, I haven't gotten rid of the bootsplash altogether. That's why I called the option "counter-intuitive". You click on "Configure Your Computer", give your root password when prompted for it, select "Boot", then "Select the graphical theme etc.". In the window that results, there's a box labeled "Use graphical boot". One would assume, INTUITIVELY, that unclicking that would mean no bootsplash, whereas clicking it would mean booting with the penguin with the stars in his eyes. But in fact, clicking on the box brings the "Mandrakelinux" theme into effect, which is the standard boot splash without the dumb bird! Odd, no? -- Leo
 
Old 06-19-2005, 09:33 AM   #8
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You can choose more bootsplash screen if you download the bootsplash-themes package and install it. urpmi is a good way to install that. I find that this package gives some nice boot themes. You would choose witch splash one to use in the same place you were doing it.
 
  


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