Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ubuntu splash screen knowhow

------ BOOTSPLASH ---------


Usplash is the application that controls the boot splash, so I did a quick search in /etc for a conf file. Oddly enough, one exists, and it’s called usplash.conf . Running

$ more /etc/usplash.conf
# Usplash configuration file
# These parameters will only apply after running update-initramfs.


2. I also edited the menu.lst file, in /boot/grub/

gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

and changed the end of the “kernel” line for the default Linux image boot, removing “quiet”, and ensuring “splash” was also included:

title Ubuntu 7.10, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=[Your UUID] ro splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

3. Restore splash screen from Kubutu to ubuntu

To get back your familiar Ubuntu usplash image and screen

$sudo update-alternatives --config

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure usplash
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-386

Change Bootsplash Screen

To install this theme copy .so file to /usr/lib/usplash/ and run
sudo update-usplash-theme ubuntu-round

The other way is to use StartUp-Manager

download usplash .so themes from

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