human swarm (XSplash)

XSplash Themes

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 replaces the "cylon eye" animation in the ubuntu startup with a recolored version of the xubuntu "firefly swarm" animation. (you need ubuntu 9.10, or a distro using xsplash to use this theme)

Please note, this is not my original work, I just recolored the xubuntu animation.

For the original work:
Copyright: © 2009, Pasi Lallinaho
Copyright: © 2009, Mads Rosendahl
License: CC-BY-SA-3.0



Installation:
First extract the files in the .tar.gz file to your desktop, open the extracted folder, then hit alt=F2, enter gksu nautilus /usr/share/images/xsplash then hit run, enter your password when prompted, then drag the extracted files into the window that popped up (if you don't want to loose the default boot files make a subfolder and move them into it first), close the window and you are done!
If you prefer to use a GUI theme installer rather than getting your hands dirty in the file browser, check out Epidermis http://epidermis.tuxfamily.org/
Installation instruction credit goes to http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2009/11/change-xplash-karmic-xubuntu.html

As some of you have no doubt already discovered, when ubuntu updates xsplash, the original ubuntu theme will be restored. I recommend that you make a sub-folder in the xsplash folder (for example: /usr/share/images/xsplash/hswarm/ ) and keep a backup copy of the theme there so it will be quicker to fix after ubuntu has updated.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

1.1 added white version

scouser73

10 years ago

I've just installed this and I bloody love it, and you very much.

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d0od

10 years ago

How dare you no longer mention my blog! =P Kidding!

The white version is utterly, utterly gorgeous.

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mjamesrd

10 years ago

I, was just trying to keep the instructions as simple as possible, I'll add it back in there though - you deserve credit and I love your blog!

Glad you are enjoying the splash screen.

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0rAX0

10 years ago

Hello, nice work man, I just want to ask you, do you allow modifications?

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mjamesrd

10 years ago

It's all default ubuntu/kubuntu art, so I couldn't stop you If I wanted to!

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firecad2006

10 years ago

i downloaded and installed Epidermis and i get an error. and i did how you said to puth the files in the xslash file but how do i use your files?


Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/epidermis/epidermis.py", line 39, <module>()
# but it throws off pychecker
import const
from const import DEBUG, MY_CACHE_HOME, MY_DATA_HOME, PIGMENT_TYPES
variables: {'const': (None, None)}
File "/usr/share/pyshared/epidermis/const.py", line 55, <module>()
# is grub2 installed, if yes, don't use themes
__ff = open("/boot/grub/installed-version","r")
__line = __ff.readlines()[0].strip()
variables: {'__ff': (None, None), 'open': ('builtin', <built-in function open>)}
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/boot/grub/installed-version'

debuginfo.debuginfo error, traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/pyshared/epidermis/gtkexcepthook.py", line 176, in _info
import debuginfo
File "/usr/share/pyshared/epidermis/debuginfo.py", line 6, in <module>
import const
File "/usr/share/pyshared/epidermis/const.py", line 55, in <module>
__ff = open("/boot/grub/installed-version","r")
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/boot/grub/installed-version'

--End of debuginfo traceback.

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flimm

10 years ago

Hi, I'm the developer of Epidermis. This bug has been fixed in Epidermis 0.4.1.

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mjamesrd

10 years ago

Yeah, it looks like the latest version of epidermis has a bug - hopefully they get that fixed soon!

Anyway, if you put the files in /usr/share/images/xsplash all you have to do now is restart your computer and enjoy the show!

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firecad2006

10 years ago

thanks that worked and it was so cool

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mjamesrd

10 years ago

Thanks for all the accolades, stay tuned for some more content in a couple weeks - I have a few cool ideas for new xsplash themes!

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cimoc

10 years ago

great!

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DreadKnight

10 years ago

Fucking awesome!

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gnomonkey

10 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I thought I was going to eventually have a seizure if I had to watch that cylon animation much longer. This is much more elegant, IMO.

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10 years ago

1.1 added white version

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