Matrix bootsplash & GRUB & kde splash

Bootsplash Various

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

This is a Bootsplash Screen which is developed for the following resolutions:
800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024


To install: do the following

1 extract to /etc/bootsplash/themes/
example: /etc/bootsplash/themes/matrix-splash

2 use Yast bootsplash theme changer-by mouseclicks: Yast>system>/etc/sysconfig Editor>system>boot>theme>type name of theme (matrix-splash)>finish

3 as superuser (root) type in terminal:
mkinitrd -s (size)x(size)
eg mkinitrd -s 1280x1024


In version 1.5 to install GRUB splah:
1- $ su
2- # mv /boot/message /boot/message.old
3- # cp message /boot/message
4- restart your computer and enjoy!
Last changelog:

13 years ago

Version 2.0:
Include also a kde splash screen based on the Moodin engine! To see the preview go here: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=28411

Version 1.5:
The bootsplash is the same of the 1.0 but to this version we have added the splash screen for GRUB!

In this newer and better version... v 1.0 we have:
1- the new progress bar in silent mode
2- a little different background for verbose!

Moviuro

8 years ago

Hi ! This boot splash looks fantastic, but there is no /etc/bootsplash folder on my computer ^__^
How should I do to use it ?

Very good idea anyways !

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darkfritz2

11 years ago

hi,

i have kubuntu 7.10 and usplash installed... i can't find anything that is written in the tutorial especially that i dont have yast! so can someone give me a tutorial how can i make it under kubuntu work?

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Padster

10 years ago

yes, i want this, too.

and maybe it doesn't work for this. i don't think it's a usplash, and yast is for suse.

reply to this please.

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8Ball

12 years ago

Nice bootsplash

In order to get the message working you could do the following:

-mkdir /tmp/message
-mkdir /tmp/message2
-cd /tmp/message
-cpio -i < /boot/message
-cd /tmp/message2
-cpio -i < /<path to matrixdirectory>/grub/message
-cp back.jpg ../message
-cd /tmp/message
-ls . | cpio -o > message
-cp message /boot

That's it.

Make sure to backup the original /boot/message

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scummos

12 years ago

bootsplash i fixed: in the 1024x768 config file there´s a type failure in the path of the silent file (it says matrix-spash instead of matrix-splash).

but grub-> same prob

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IkariShinji

12 years ago

only KDE splash works for me. GRUB says that /boot/message has incorrect file format and about bootsplash I don't know a thing.. Does any1 have this kind of problem on SUSE 10.2??

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heitormsilva

12 years ago

Why configure the GRUB to use picture in the SO Menu list.

My GRUB still only in text mode :(

I use Slackware 11 with GRUB 0.97.

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heitormsilva

12 years ago

Sorry my bad english... I wanted to say:

How configure the GRUB to use picture in the SO Menu list.

My GRUB still only in text mode :(

I use Slackware 11 with GRUB 0.97.

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impat81

13 years ago

Really really great job, but there's an error in bootsplash-1024x768.cfg. Line 22 is:
jpeg=/etc/bootsplash/themes/matrix-splah/images/bootsplash-1024x768.jpg
but it must be:
jpeg=/etc/bootsplash/themes/matrix-splash/images/bootsplash-1024x768.jpg

Now I've got a completely "matrix like" system :-)

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Galion

13 years ago

Isn't yast only for suse?
so theres no way to install this
in another distro?

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desibros

13 years ago

Hello!! :)
Is necessary a special version of grub?!?
Wath kind o modicfication is necessary to menu.lst?!?
Bye!
Max

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agentdunken

13 years ago

Ahhh duh duh me lol. Thank you.

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agentdunken

13 years ago

adam@ip68-228-229-136:~> su
Password:
ip68-228-229-136:/home/adam # mv /boot/message /boot/message.old
ip68-228-229-136:/home/adam # cp message /boot/message
cp: cannot stat `message': No such file or directory
ip68-228-229-136:/home/adam #


Eh?????? Whats wrong here? Help lol.

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pawer

13 years ago

grub says that there isn't enough memory in te buffer. I look the code but it's too complicated.

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cypherpunk

13 years ago

Could you plz tell me how to install this on kubuntu system? I cant find the folder /etc/bootsplash
I googled it so many times, but cant find anything.

Does this even work on kubuntu, can anyone who got it to work let me know plz!

Thanks

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desibros

13 years ago

Tutto ottimo ed interessante, ma come configuro grub per mostrare l'immagine!?
All very interesting but how i configure grub to display the image?!?

Ciao
Max

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Syllten

13 years ago

This is really great! And it can be made even better.

Not that this particular bootsplash can be made better (it allready is magnificient), but it's theme can be extended to a KDE splash, KDM theme and KDE wallpaper (and possibly a entire KDE widget/sound/window/konsole/kicker theme) and thus forming a magnificent collection.

The boot phase of todays KDE systems are oftened far to cluttered IMO. First there is a this black-and-white BIOS screen, then there is the GRUB/LILO boot selector, then there is the boot splash, then there is this other KDM screen and then a new splash and then the desktop shows up with a fith design. I'd love if there was a red (or rather green :-]) line following the startup process.

Anyway, this rules!

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localhost8080

13 years ago

thats what i try to do with
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=27911 ,
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=27871 and
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=27849 !!!!!!
it makes the whole thing look realy nice when you a grub splash, followed by the same bootsplash then a kdm theme and a ksplash theme that match too
check them out and if you have any ideas for any other themes ill try to put them togeter for you if i have time

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freedom2099

13 years ago

thanks!
Actually I'm working on a matrix "full screen" kde splash (based on moodin engine) that will be complementary with this bootsplash (just like the bootsplash and the kde splash screen of the suse 9.3)...
Tomorrow I'll leave for holidays but I think that the kde splash screen will be ready for the first week of september!

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smihael

13 years ago

good idea. Linux is realy real word!

miha

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freedom2099

13 years ago

Thanks!

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13 years ago

Version 2.0:
Include also a kde splash screen based on the Moodin engine! To see the preview go here: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=28411

Version 1.5:
The bootsplash is the same of the 1.0 but to this version we have added the splash screen for GRUB!

In this newer and better version... v 1.0 we have:
1- the new progress bar in silent mode
2- a little different background for verbose!

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