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#1 2007-09-25 11:53:54

spookykid
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From: Portugal
Registered: 2006-07-23
Posts: 141

GenSplash theme for 1024x768 ONLY

Hi all, I've been cooking a gensplash theme for linux beautification's sake big_smile, and i'm pretty happy with it now so i tought about sharing it with you. Please note that this theme is only for 1024x768 /(standard resolutions, no 16:9) and will look odd in other resolutions.

HOW TO (FOR THIS HOW TO, I ASSUME YOU ALREADY HAVE A WORKING GENSPLASH, if not see this http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gensplash):

ATTENTION!!! MUST BE RUN AS ROOT.

1 - If you want first backup your original darch directory. Copy file http://files.myopera.com/spookykid/Artw … 24x768.cfg to /etc/splash/darch/1024x768.cfg

wget http://files.myopera.com/spookykid/Artwork/Splash_Screens/1024x768.cfg
cp 1024x768.cfg /etc/splash/darch/1024x768.cfg

2 - Copy file http://files.myopera.com/spookykid/files/linux_mod.png to /etc/splash/darch/images/background-1024x768.png

wget http://files.myopera.com/spookykid/files/linux_mod.png
cp linux_mod.png /etc/splash/darch/images/background-1024x768.png

3 - Copy file http://files.myopera.com/spookykid/albu … /linux.png to /etc/splash/darch/images/verbose-1024x768.png

wget http://files.myopera.com/spookykid/albums/359872/linux.png
cp linux.png /etc/splash/darch/images/verbose-1024x768.png

4 - Edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file and change your "kernel" line on "video" to video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-32@60 if you don't already have it will set your boot resolution to 1024x768!

nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

5 - Update geninitramfs

splash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/fbsplash-darch-1024x768 -r 1024x768 darch

6 - Run  mkinitcpio -p <your_kernel_name> eg: mkinitcpio -p kernel-fallen

7 - Reboot and enjoy! cool

Last edited by spookykid (2007-09-25 12:02:20)


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#2 2007-09-25 13:43:00

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: GenSplash theme for 1024x768 ONLY

Why not create a new theme, instead of overwriting darch?

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#3 2007-09-25 14:53:17

spookykid
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From: Portugal
Registered: 2006-07-23
Posts: 141

Re: GenSplash theme for 1024x768 ONLY

Hi tomk, I can't create a new theme because the silent splash background can't be scalled to all resolutions without loosing quality and so I just simply overwrite the images on darch's theme. To me it's the simplest way instead of editing a few config files. If people backup their arch directory then if they like they can return to darch default theme.


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#4 2007-09-25 15:33:11

tomk
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From: Ireland
Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,838

Re: GenSplash theme for 1024x768 ONLY

OK, it's your theme, so your decision.

When I was using gensplash, I also created a theme for 1024x768 only. I just omitted images and .cfg files for any other resolutions, and put it in it's own dir under /etc/splash. It was therefore possible to change between my theme and any others by just changing the boot parameter.

You've already stated that yours is for 1024x768 only, so users have no reason to expect other resolutions.

My €0.02. smile

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