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#1 2012-05-16 00:13:05

American_Jesus
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[Grub2] Some themes that I created

For now I created two themes for grub2 (gfxmenu)
I hope you enjoy

Archxion
1XvN5l.png

Archlinux (WIP)
IymgUl.png

For now the themes are available here: https://github.com/Generator/Grub2-themes

Later I'll put in AUR

How To Install:

$git clone git://github.com/Generator/Grub2-themes.git
#cp -r Grub2-themes/{Archlinux,Archxion} /boot/grub/themes/

Edit /etc/default/grub, and change line:

#GRUB_THEME="/path/to/gfxtheme"
to 
GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/Archxion/theme.txt"
or
GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/Archlinux/theme.txt"

The resolution the theme was designed to show best at 1024x768:

GRUB_GFXMODE=auto
to
GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768

FAQ: https://github.com/Generator/Grub2-themes#faq

Last edited by American_Jesus (2012-05-17 00:03:07)


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#2 2012-05-16 07:13:49

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

I really like the first one. Good job!


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#3 2012-05-16 07:37:04

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Both are wonderful ! Congratulations !
But you are criminal : now I have to learn how to install them, and read some documentations, instead of working !!! big_smile

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#4 2012-05-16 11:12:07

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

Hi!
The first one really rocks. Except that I don't like the grey background. Would you mind proposing one with a black background? It would be wonderful smile
Thx

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#5 2012-05-16 12:39:23

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

Pretty sure this is kind of useless for the vast majority, certaintly not worth the work for the 2 seconds that I see it once every few days.
But, the first one does look really neat and clean. Congratulations

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#6 2012-05-16 13:14:19

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grim : set the countdown to 5 minutes, so that you can admire it as long as you want ! tongue

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#7 2012-05-16 14:28:46

American_Jesus
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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

Its simple to install, copy the theme to /boot/grub/themes
edit /etc/default/grub and change:

#GRUB_THEME="/path/to/gfxtheme"
to
GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/Archxion/theme.txt"
Gnux wrote:

Hi!
The first one really rocks. Except that I don't like the grey background. Would you mind proposing one with a black background? It would be wonderful smile
Thx

You can change the background, just pick some image then resize to 1024x768 and overwrite /boot/grub/themes/Archxion/background.png

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#8 2012-05-16 15:58:09

ANOKNUSA
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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

grim wrote:

Pretty sure this is kind of useless for the vast majority

First, how do you know what the vast majority of users' computing habits are?

Second, showing the GRUB menu for even two seconds is pointless unless one has a multiboot system, as the OP clearly does.

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#9 2012-05-18 02:00:36

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Your first one seems pretty heavily inspired by this one: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ … ent=146396 wink

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#10 2012-05-18 08:36:52

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ANOKNUSA wrote:
grim wrote:

Pretty sure this is kind of useless for the vast majority

First, how do you know what the vast majority of users' computing habits are?
Second, showing the GRUB menu for even two seconds is pointless unless one has a multiboot system, as the OP clearly does.

It's called common sense. It's what makes me think that the vast majority of multiboot users (me included) don't sit around admiring how beautiful their grub menu is. We just pick an option, and bye bye menu. That, coupled with the fact that (again, just common sense) many if not most Linux users have uptimes of, well, days, makes this kind of useless for the vast majority, yes. As I said, it looks great, but it's still not worth the trouble for me. You go on ahead and use it if you so wish, no one's keeping you from doing that smile

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#11 2012-05-18 13:16:37

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Hey, I personally use Syslinux, so I don't need the themes either.  But a quick stroll down Google lane will tell ya that a hell of a lot of people lack your kind of common sense, and patronizing them isn't likely to change their minds.  Telling someone that their efforts are "useless" because they're detrimental or impractical is one thing; doing so because you don't care is just insulting.

EDIT: I'm guessing you didn't actually mean to be insulting; that's just how things seemed on my end.  There's really no point in me being a jerk about it, either.  Sorry if I misunderstood something.

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#12 2012-05-18 14:35:14

American_Jesus
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avx wrote:

Your first one seems pretty heavily inspired by this one: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ … ent=146396 wink

Yes, i forked the Axion theme (Archlinux+Axiom=Archxion)
but I've changed some things that had in Axion, style boxes, icons, background, logo etc ...

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#13 2012-05-18 17:47:59

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

American_Jesus wrote:

For now I created two themes for grub2 (gfxmenu)
I hope you enjoy

Archxion
http://i.imgur.com/1XvN5l.png

Archlinux (WIP)
http://i.imgur.com/IymgUl.png

For now the themes are available here: https://github.com/Generator/Grub2-themes

Later I'll put in AUR

How To Install:

$git clone git://github.com/Generator/Grub2-themes.git
#cp -r Grub2-themes/{Archlinux,Archxion} /boot/grub/themes/

Edit /etc/default/grub, and change line:

#GRUB_THEME="/path/to/gfxtheme"
to 
GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/Archxion/theme.txt"
or
GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/Archlinux/theme.txt"

The resolution the theme was designed to show best at 1024x768:

GRUB_GFXMODE=auto
to
GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768

FAQ: https://github.com/Generator/Grub2-themes#faq

Well played sir. Well played.

Really diggin' the Archxion hybrid theme you have!
Thanks


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#14 2012-07-21 07:48:11

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Wow, really great work! I like Archxion smile


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#15 2012-07-21 09:05:53

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You should make a dark/black version of Archxion, would look amazing. smile

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#16 2012-07-22 10:09:38

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Installed grub2 today, thanks for the theme.

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#17 2012-07-22 14:06:23

American_Jesus
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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

TheCuban wrote:

You should make a dark/black version of Archxion, would look amazing. smile

Try to change the background as described on the FAQ https://github.com/Generator/Grub2-themes#faq


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#18 2012-07-22 19:33:35

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Great themes, really.
Now I just need to install Grub2... smile

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#19 2012-07-22 20:36:40

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

Nice. smile But not enough to motivate me to upgrade from Grub Legacy...

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#20 2012-07-23 01:07:30

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

Thanks for this. Very nice, boot up on my laptop has a nice polished look now.

I might change the background to a darker color on Archxion.

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#21 2012-07-23 04:43:29

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

Thanks for your submission.  Very nice and clean.

I have a question about grub2 themes in general:  How are the icons associated with the menu selections?  I've seen other themes with only a few options for icons and wasn't sure how to add more.

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#22 2012-07-27 15:02:31

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Many thanks for that great and fine job, looks great and works great!

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#23 2012-08-03 21:26:14

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

Sooo,how can someone install them if using ubuntu's grub2 ? I hadn't updated grub legacy on arch and I recently installed ubuntu. My grub says 1.99-21ubuntu3.1. From my undestanding,any changes should be done from ubuntu. Or not ? Confused hmm

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#24 2012-08-04 08:05:12

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Lennie wrote:

Nice. smile But not enough to motivate me to upgrade from Grub Legacy...

Actually this did make me motivated to upgrade one machine to Grub2, even though I really don't like Grub2.
I really like the first one. big_smile

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#25 2012-08-04 18:31:02

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Re: [Grub2] Some themes that I created

dtrzG wrote:

Sooo,how can someone install them if using ubuntu's grub2 ? I hadn't updated grub legacy on arch and I recently installed ubuntu. My grub says 1.99-21ubuntu3.1. From my undestanding,any changes should be done from ubuntu. Or not ? Confused hmm

Check the ubuntu community documentation. They have a load of stuff on Grub2 and the forums there are quite helpful. This should probably get you started and cover just about anything you need.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275

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