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Two Questions about Changing Appearance of SM 11 Beta 2 
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Got a screen-shot?


Wallpaper clocks gets the free (and I assume the paid) versions from this site, so you can check them out here:

http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaperclock/

It doesn't seem to be that hard to modify one to use the "underwater" background---let's see if I can find where the themes are installed in my /home.


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Interesting, thanks. I liked the 'expensive watch' but maybe a diving chronometer can be found for the underwater theme.


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Interesting, thanks. I liked the 'expensive watch' but maybe a diving chronometer can be found for the underwater theme.


I'm using the steampunk-like traveler wallpaper, but I think the underwater theme could have the date, hour, minute, etc, poised on the ends of the tendrils, like some similar themes there.


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You might think about installing and using plymouth for boot splash. It was mentioned in the alpha posts by Stevo (I’ve Been using it since then and love it) I have it on three mepis intalls now and have no problems with it. Would be nice if one of our more experienced people here would take on the solar theme and change the letters from DEBIAN to MEPIS.(hint hint). I'm using solar theme but is few others available. The boot time is pretty fast now so wont see it long but still looks good. It has some nice effects when its up longer during disk check. ;)

Maybe one of the more experienced users would be kind enough to tell the rest of us how to install and configure Plymouth with classic GRUB. The information on the Web is all about setting it up with GRUB2, so I haven't a clue on how to begin.

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Maybe one of the more experienced users would be kind enough to tell the rest of us how to install and configure Plymouth with classic GRUB. The information on the Web is all about setting it up with GRUB2, so I haven't a clue on how to begin.

I don't consider myself as a very experienced user, but the procedure is easy.
1. Download "plymouth" and "plymouth-themes-all" with Synaptic.
2. As root in a terminal, type plymoth-set-default-theme xxxx (where xxxx is the theme desired; I used solar).
3. Still as root in a terminal, type "update-initramfs -u -t"
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I like solar myself, and you can make your own text instead of "Debian" in the Gimp and put it in the theme folder before folding it into the initramfs. I have seen some nice Ubuntu themes, such as "sunrise in space", that look really great. And I do get a shutdown animation, too, just not right after it's installed.

The file to be edited to get rid of the Debian and replace it with whatever you desire is /usr/share/plymouth/debian-logo.png. I have eliminated the Debian by clearing (with GIMP) that file, but I'm not artist enough to replace it with Mepis.

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I am still using legacy grub on all mepis installs still and used simalar commands as burt.
logged in to konsole as super user then ran : plymouth-set-default-theme solar
for solar theme then: update-initramfs -t -u
On one computer I had grub set to "quiet" and had to change back to "quiet splash" but after that had nice splash at start and shutdown. I’m running NVIDIA on all my systems (6100, 6200,8600, and a GTX250). Don't know how easy to get going on other graphics chipsets. Would be a great contribution if someone artistic could redo a mepis specific theme. I really like solar but that fits my taste and blue goes well with mepis theme. :spinning:


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Thanks BurtHulland for those clear, simple instructions. They worked like a charm.

I have one final question concerning Plymouth: If I want to temporarily turn off the splash screen, what command do I enter in the boot menu?

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joany wrote:
Thanks BurtHulland for those clear, simple instructions. They worked like a charm.

I have one final question concerning Plymouth: If I want to temporarily turn off the splash screen, what command do I enter in the boot menu?


Just remove "splash" from the boot line. The Esc key also turns it off on the fly.

As far as I can tell, the logo, the background, and the animated bits are all separate elements. If we wanted the underwater theme, we could just modify the current wallpaper by sticking a brain coral or something where the star is on the solar theme, and pretending the flares are some kind of organism activity.


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Stevo, I think with Plymouth you have to type splash=verbose, or something like that.

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