Caledonia Tux
Plymouth Themes
Score 61%
Description:

Based on the work of Alfred Kretschmer (Breathing Tux plymouth) and Malcer Quaid (Caledonia Themes), as well as Ivan Cizik's PAW-OSX Plymouth theme.

All credit to the authors of the original works.

Remember to modify paths in caledonia_tux.plymouth script to whatever correct path is for your distro.


INSTALL

1. Decompress the archive to your plymouth theme directory, e.g /lib/plymouth/themes
2. Install the plymouth theme
~$ sudo update-alternatives --install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/caledonia_tux/caledonia_tux.plymouth 100
3. Run update-alternatives to choose new plymouth
~$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
Choose caledonia_tux theme
4. Edit /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/functions to log messages to plymouth. Note, This is optional. If you don't want any output
logged during boot, you can skip this step.

Your _log_msg() function should look like this

_log_msg()
{
if [ -x /bin/plymouth ]; then
/bin/plymouth update --status="$@"
fi
if [ "$quiet" = "y" ]; then return; fi
echo "$@"
}


5. Update your initramfs
~$ sudo update-initramfs -u

6. Reboot
Last changelog:

6 years ago

- Added spinning loading indicator
- Added password support
- Changed text color to a darker shade of gray

Montblanc

5 years ago

This is a great bootsplash and I'm using it for a very long time, but I've never managed to get the correct resolution (1440x900). I get a big Tux, longer than normal, which I guess is a scaled 4:3 resolution. I used to have gfx payload and that kind of stuff but that didn't help. I'm using nvidia-current, can you help me, please?

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AlfK

6 years ago

Very nice theme, but text colour seems a little bit pale to me

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rhblind

6 years ago

Thanks for feedback.

Well, yeah, you could be right. The idea was to make it unintrusive, but it could probably be a bit more polished. This was really just a quick "copy-paste" job done in 30 min or so, but I liked the idea. Will try to make some improvements when I got some time on my hands.

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rhblind

6 years ago

Seems like there was some magic during upload of installation instructions. All the \\\\ is of course not supposed to be there. Please see INSTALL file in tar.bz2 file for proper formatting.

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6 years ago

- Added spinning loading indicator
- Added password support
- Changed text color to a darker shade of gray

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