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I thought I would open a new thread on this, as the previous thread was for disabling the splash screen, which I don't want to do. Please, how does one ...
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- 10-23-2005 #1
Howto change grub boot & SuSE boot/shutdown splash screens??
Please, how does one CHANGE the SuSE splash screen for:
a. grub ??
b. SuSE booting/shutting down ??
I know how to (and I have) changed the KDE splash screen, but I would also like to change both the grub and SuSE boot screens. I am interested in both/either a YaST approach, and a text editor (change) approach.
I did search the internet on this, but got confused/lost with the various random information available.
I am running a SuSE-9.3 configuration on two (family) PCs, and a SuSE-10.0 on two other (family) PCs, hence information for those two SuSE variants are of particular interest to me.
- 10-23-2005 #2
Mandrake used to have a tool for this, but it wasn't very helpful, still quite manual. I haven't seen anything in YaST any time I've done it it's been by hand, configuring in a text editor and rebuilding the initrd.gz. Theses are the instructions I mostly used - here (bootsplash.org)
- 10-23-2005 #3
Thanks for bootsplash tipOriginally Posted by bigtomrodney
- 10-23-2005 #4
OK - partial success thanks to bigtomrodney's suggestionOriginally Posted by oldcpu
The rpm installed by the SMART package manager, installed a bunch of new themes in various directories under /etc/bootsplash/themes. Each directory represents a different boot splash theme.
The SuSE-10.0 default is "SuSE", and so I went into the /etc/sysconfig/bootsplash file and changed "SuSE" to "SuSE-Home" (where "SuSE-Home" is the older SuSE-9.3 theme). I then ran "mkinitrd" afterward, to apply this change to the "bootsplash" file. (That was the tricky part). From what I read, this approach is specific to "grub". One needs to run "lilo" afterward if one is using "lilo" instead of "grub" as their boot manager. I do not know why this is the case.
Looking at the contents of the bootsplash directories under /etc/bootsplash/themes, I am not keen on taking the time to create my own. And while I like the SuSE-9.3 theme over the 10.0 theme, it would be great to find an even better bootsplash theme.
So I now have to surf and see if anyone has created custom themes?
Anyone have suggestions or good URLs here??
- 10-23-2005 #5
I made one myself before, but I'm working on a pretty different one now, with strange animations. (At least it won't be a linear bar...). If I ever finish it I'll pass it on or link you. Probably throw it to kde-look or gnome-look.
- 10-23-2005 #6
Interesting - but a lot more to this than I original thoughtOriginally Posted by bigtomrodney
I found some simple linux splash screens for SuSE, intermixed with the various KDE splash screens, on: http://www.kde-look.org/ I found one animation screen on kde-look, but I confess to feeling a bit of trepediation when it comes to making the install.
I didn't know about gnome-look until I read your post. I'll have to look there as well to see what I can find.
- 10-30-2005 #7
How to change the GRUB background
In addition to changing the KDE splash screen, here are instructions for changing the GRUB boot manager back ground on SuSE-10.0:
I found on my PC, the maximum .jpg size for the grub backgrund was around 48k.