USplash Theme Fingerprint
Usplash Themes
Description:

DEPRECATED
Sorry. This splash screen is based on usplash, which is deprecated. It won't work on Ubuntu 10.04 or newer.


This is another version of the usplash theme fingerprint, working with the resolution of 1024 * 768.

Why another Version?
All the others did not work on my machine, so I customized the code and the pictures a bit and now it works.

How to install?
Just install the .deb package, install via ppa or compile the source code yourself

This Package is available in my ppa:

https://launchpad.net/~phylu/+archive/usplash-theme-fingerprint

Silent or Verbose?
To use the blue text box (screenshot 2) for some booting messages just delete the "quiet" on the boot entry in you menu.lst.

I found a Bug! What now?
Please leave a comment, with a description of the bug. Also post the boot-entry of your menu.lst, which linux distribution you use, and what version. The version of the fingerprint theme is also important.

PPA has changed!

Changelog:

3 years ago

V 0.1-1
* Public release

V 0.11
* Test version with a smoother looking load bar.
* This theme is now working on Intrepid

V 0.12
* Edition of all pictures in order to look good also booting in verbose mode.

V 0.13
* Edition of the background image

V 0.14
* Download via PPA

V 0.15
* Version for Jaunty released.

V 0.16
* Resolution Settings schould be automatic done

Planned
* Support for other resolutions
* Bugfix: textbox too small
* Version for Plymouth

3 years ago

kplanr32

Hi there, I'm still a baby with Ubuntu. I'm running 13.04 with gnome 3.8.3. I ran the ppa in terminal and everything went perfect. What do I do next? I'm lost. Help would be great. Thank you. This looks like a great splash screen.

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3 years ago

Phylu

Sorry to disappoint you.
This splash screen is based on usplash which was replaced in Ubuntu several versions back with plymouth. Therefore it will not work on current versions.

I don't think that I will release a Plymouth version, though.

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5 years ago

DivanSantana

hope a plymouth version can come out to make this complete with the grub and kdm/gdm login.

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6 years ago

clockworktri

would love if there was one for plymouth, too!!

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6 years ago

zx1986

does it work in Ubuntu 10.04 ?

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6 years ago

Phylu

Lucid is using Plymouth to draw splash screens while booting, the fingerprint theme is still based on USplash. Therefore it should not be working.

I hope to have enough time soon, to work on a Plymouth version. But I cannot promise anything. Help would be highly appreciated.

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6 years ago

zx1986

oh ~~ I feel sad :-(

thanks a lot for what you are/were doing !

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6 years ago

Phylu

Stay tuned. I will try my best to work on something soon.

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6 years ago

tadeufilippini

really cool !!!

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6 years ago

BearBorg

Thanks for updating this project, it's been a favorite of mine since I saw it a couple of years ago. I've never been able to get it working until now though. Can't seem to get the text to go into the box. Any ideas please? If I run this command...
sudo usplash -c in terminal I get this error: usplash: can't get console font: Invalid argument
ioctl(TIOCSCTTY): Operation not permitted

I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.10 with grub2, so no editing of the menu.lst (as far as I know anyway)

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6 years ago

BearBorg

I got the no text in the text box mystery figured out now.

You need to sudo gedit /etc/default/grub and change this line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to this GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""

Then run sudo update-grub. Reboot.

Fixed it for me.

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7 years ago

Phylu

I have not optimized this splash screen for grub 2, that might be the reason why it is not working propperly on Ubuntu 9.10.

But if you find the right parameters for grub you should put them into
/etc/default/grub
to get the silent mode working.

The next new version is planned to be based on plymouth.

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7 years ago

Nubstah

My /boot/grub/menu.lst is empty.
So how do I get the blue box to work?

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7 years ago

Cuco3

I like this but two things:

The blue text box is really blue for me (rather than the turquoise in your screenshot), which looks ugly with everything else. I commented out "quiet" from menu.lst to at least see if it'll hide the blue box, but the text never showed up.

Second thing is I really liked the "Most powerful Operating System..." but I see you took it out. :(

I'm using Jaunty.

Other than that, good stuff!

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7 years ago

Cuco3

I like this but two things:

The blue text box is really blue for me (rather than the turquoise in your screenshot), which looks ugly with everything else. I commented out "quiet" from menu.lst to at least see if it'll hide the blue box, but the text never showed up.

Second thing is I really liked the "Most powerful Operating System..." but I see you took it out. :(

I'm using Jaunty.

Other than that, good stuff!

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7 years ago

Looker

Hi, i download it and follow the instruction, but it doesn't work.
When i do:
"sudo usplash -c"
it doesn't work, and tell:
"usplash: can't get console font: Invalid argument










usplash: Setting mode 1152x864 failed






usplash: Using mode 1024x768
usplash: No usable theme found for 1024x768
screen init failed

"

Any idea?
P.S.: Sorry for my bad english :(

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7 years ago

Phylu

Try to set your resolution for usplash to 1024*768.

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7 years ago

Looker

I do it.
I add "vga=971" into the menu.lst file, but it doesnt't work =(

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7 years ago

Phylu

Does the file /etc/usplash.conf cointain the following data?

xres=1024
yres=768

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7 years ago

Looker

No, it contains 1440x900
Oh, if it work... you're great! :D
Now I try, then I ask you the result.
Thanks!

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7 years ago

Looker

Ok, it's work!!
Thanks!!

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7 years ago

Phylu

Normally this value should be set automatically. strange...

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7 years ago

isaacjun16

It seem like there is a problem in hardy, every time it boot or restarts the PC, there is a misplaced black box on the windows where is supposed the verbose appears. I tried another version from here (gnome-looks) and so far is the one that works the best, btw is Fingerprint 0.2 ALPHA 1, with this one only the black box on the boot is misplaced the one on restart (or shutdown) it seems OK

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7 years ago

isaacjun16

"SCREENSHOT"

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1605/1000831w.jpg

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7 years ago

isaacjun16

"SCREENSHOT"

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1605/1000831w.jpg

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