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  1. #1

    Having trouble creating a custom bootsplash screen


    Ok, here's the deal:

    I use KDE on SuSE 9.3 and I'm a total n00b at the moment when it comes to anything Linux.

    I found a website that has a tutorial to make a custom bootsplash page, and so, wanting to do exactly that, I followed through the tutorial. When I restarted my computer, the original SuSE bootsplash came up and then since I had messed around with it, instead of a picture it just showed the processes at work while booting up.

    The site I used is http://www.linuxforum.com/linux_tutorials/26/2.php

    Scroll down to the bottom of this post in order to see what I am asking any helpers to do for me. If anyone actually helps me out, thanks a tonne!

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    My problem probably begins when I was told to edit the /etc/sysconfig/bootsplash file. Below is what it looks like now.

    Code:
    # Path:        System/Boot
    ## Description: selects bootsplash graphics theme
    ## Type:        string
    ## Default:     SuSE
    # Choose the bootsplash theme. It should be based in
    # /etc/bootsplash/themes/
    THEME=custom
    ## Path:        System/Boot
    ## Description: enables/disables bootup graphics
    ## Type:        yesno
    ## Default:     yes
    #
    # SPLASH can be set to "no" to turn off the splash-screen on console 1
    # at boot time (after kernel load).
    #
    # SPLASH=no to disable the splash screen
    #
    # SPLASH=yes to show the splash screen
    #
    SPLASH=1024x768
    #
    LOGO_CONSOLE=theme
    That is what it looks like after I tried to follow the directions on the website.

    Secondly, it asked me to create a bootsplash-1024x768.cfg file, so I did, and this is what my custom bootsplash file looks like (I basically took the SuSE bootsplash file and edited it according to what the website told me)

    Code:
    # This is a bootsplash configuration file for 
    # theme SuSE, resolution 1024x768. 
    #
    # See www.bootsplash.org for more information. 
    # Written by Stefan Reinauer <stepan@suse.de>
    
    # config file version
    version=3
    
    # should the picture be displayed?
    state=1
    
    # fgcolor is the text forground color.
    # bgcolor is the text background &#40;i.e. transparent&#41; color.
    fgcolor=8
    bgcolor=0
    
    # &#40;tx, ty&#41; are the &#40;x, y&#41; coordinates of the text window in pixels.
    # tw/th is the width/height of the text window in pixels.
    tx=0
    ty=0
    tw=1016
    th=710
    
    # name of the picture file &#40;full path recommended&#41;
    jpeg=/etc/bootsplash/themes/custom/images/Bootsplash.jpg
    silentjpeg=/etc/bootsplash/themes/custom/images/Silent.jpg
    
    progress_enable=1
    overpaintok=1
    
    #Line of the top&#58;
    box silent 200 485 824 485 #889499
    #Line of the bottom&#58;
    box silent 200 465 824 465 #313234
    #Line of the left&#58;
    box silent 200 465 200 485 #313234
    #Line of the right&#58;
    box silent 824 465 824 485 #889499
    
    box silent noover 200 465 824 485 #f6381798
    
    box silent inter 200 466 200 484 #7931df #7931df #00ffff #00ffff
    
    box silent 200 466 824 484 #7931df #7931df #00ffff #00ffff
    
    ###EDITED OUT NEXT TWO LINES
    
    #box hidemax inter 0 765 0    767 #8d8e77 #8d8e77 #ffffff #ffffff
    #box               0 765 1023 767 #8d8e77 #8d8e77 #ffffff #ffffff
    
    mnganim text /etc/bootsplash/themes/SuSE/animations/text.mng initframe initframe silent origin 3 365 330 scale 1024&#58;1600 recolor #c2c8ab00 #000000ff
    
    mnganim anim /etc/bootsplash/themes/SuSE/animations/circ.mng silent center 226 330 scale 1024&#58;1600 recolor #e6e8d700 #004f40ff
    
    trigger silent play anim
    
    trigger "rlchange B" play text system
    trigger "rlchange 3" play text devices 
    trigger "rlchange 5" play text devices 
    trigger "splash_early start" play text services
    trigger "rlreached 5" toverbose
    
    trigger "YaST" play text yast
    trigger "YaST running" stopanim anim
    
    trigger "rlchange 0" tosilent
    trigger "rlchange 0" play text down
    trigger "rlchange 0" systembg "chvt 1"
    trigger "rlchange 6" tosilent
    trigger "rlchange 6" play text down
    trigger "rlchange 6" systembg "chvt 1"
    
    trigger "isdown" play text isdown
    trigger "isdown" quit
    Finally, the website told me to creat a virtual terminals config file, and so I made a new .txt file (which I saved as a .cfg file) which looks like this:

    Code:
    # This is a virtual terminals configuration file for 
    # custom theme, resolution 1024x768. 
    #
    # config file version
    version=3
    
    # should the picture be displayed?
    state=1
    
    # fgcolor is the text forground color.
    # bgcolor is the text background &#40;i.e. transparent&#41; color.
    fgcolor=7
    bgcolor=0
    
    # &#40;tx, ty&#41; are the &#40;x, y&#41; coordinates of the text window in pixels.
    # tw/th is the width/height of the text window in pixels.
    tx=0
    ty=0
    tw=1024
    th=768
    
    # name of the picture file &#40;full path recommended&#41;
    jpeg=/etc/bootsplash/themes/custom/images/Bootsplash.jpg
    
    progress_enable=1
    overpaintok=1
    Now I wasn't sure what it meant on the site about making links to the terminal (found http://www.linuxforum.com/linux_tutorials/26/6.php)

    And so basically, my understanding of what the site is telling me to do stops there. Can someone look at the site, see what it says, look at my code I've put here and tell me if it's right up til this point, and then tell me what I'm supposed to do with the 'link' code the website gives me so I can continue the tutorial?

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