usplash fingerprint-remix

Usplash Themes

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ubuntu Fingerprint-remix

!!! Note: It appears that there might be problems with this build and my "myinstall.sh" script for versions of ubunto newer than Feisty Fawn distro. I'll try to do uptates soon. Please, please read up on installing new splashes for your distro before installing -although this seems pretty solid so far for Feisty Fawn... !!!


* newest version -check out the Notes in the sources. I'm trying to start a HowTo for this stuff.


RTFM!!!

This project was inspired by and is the combination of the following projects:

1) Fingerprint Bootsplash 1024x768, http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=29662
2) Usplash Theme - Fingerprint, http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=50468
3) lib usplash, http://packages.qa.debian.org/u/usplash.html

Primarily, I wanted slightly different behavior from a version of
Usplash Theme - Fingerprint that didn't work for my computer. This is a remix of
that project from scratch using sources from libusplash-dev, images from
Fingerprint Bootsplash, and the example of Usplash Theme - Fingerprint.

I've also included the gimp .xcf files I used to create this theme for future reference.
The original files can be obtained from the Fingerprint Bootsplash 1024x76 project.

Keep in mind that this works only for 1024x768 mode. I have no plans to add other resolutions.
Also note that I've only tested this on my own Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn installation.

NOTE:
This project was started for my own reasons. I make no guarantees that it will work
correctly or that it will not cause harm to your computer. Use at your own risk.
Furthermore I doubt that I will support this project long term. You are welcome to
contact me if needed however: karl.redman @ gmail.com

Installation:
1) Edit your /boot/menu.lst to look like the following. Note that 'quitet'
is NOT specified here becuse I use the text box for output. vga=791
sets your resolution to 1024x768.

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-16-generic root=UUID=b415c32e-f248-4b49-a225-94340f2cb8f6 ro splash locale=en_US vga=791


2) Please follow the commands in myinstall.sh or read the directions for
Usplash Theme - Fingerprint.

-Karl N. Redman
Last changelog:

11 years ago

.01 - oops! original file was the wrong one. The images are fixed now :D

.02 - heh, new release, I reworked a bunch of things just to make the animation more smooth and cleaner. Also I added Notes about how to make one of these things -write or wrong, it's the start of a basic howto.

mdiaz

11 years ago

For those of us running Gutsy/7.10, try this:

Install startup manager with add/remove programs and change your resolution to 1024x768 and enable 'Show text during boot'.

Then open your terminal and do:

sudo apt-get install libusplash-dev

sudo apt-get install libc6-dev

After you install those two you can run the myinstall script and everything should work. I get the black box tho, so im going to try the fix above me and see what happens.

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monahang

11 years ago

Sorry - you are right. I did a canvas resize which made it crop vice resize.

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monahang

11 years ago

Resized the throbber PNGs to 235x20.

Modified eft-theme.c as so:
.progressbar_x = 212,
.progressbar_y = 447,

Only one progress bar but fits nicely.

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mdiaz

11 years ago

Now that i read this again... was that a typo, or did you really resize the throbber pngs to 235x20?

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monahang

11 years ago

This was a crop vice resize. The x y coordinates placed the loading image directly over the linux text.

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parasyte

11 years ago

sorry for the delay here -work stuff happened. Is this working for everyone now?

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mdiaz

11 years ago

OK, after messing with it I'm pretty sure he meant cropped.

Basically, the black box comes up because it's not able to render transparency, so you need to crop out the last bar and modify the x/y coords accordingly. The coords he put up there ^^ reposition the bar over the text "loading linux", so I need to tweak those until i get it in the bottom part and then the splash will be all g double-o d.

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mdiaz

11 years ago

Here's what ended up working for me:

.progressbar_x = 200,
.progressbar_y = 577,

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arriagga

11 years ago

i have a blackbox too

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penguin673

11 years ago

usplash doesn't work with transparency

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wsgilman

11 years ago

Anyone know how to fix Black Box issue on Fingerprint Usplash? I have tried all versions all installs.
Running Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon 7.10.

Menu.lst config
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=dac1fce6-7c2c-417e-a50f-0bf7a2e5877b ro quiet splash vga=791

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disz

11 years ago

I'm getting the black box on both versions that use this art. No idea why. I've even used a fresh .so compiled from cvs source...still getting the box.

Anyone have a hint?

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czepluch

11 years ago

How do i make the file that i should place on the desktop ?

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radzi

11 years ago

it is seems your add on make it become awesome...
:)
can you make it in *.so image like original usplash package...it is easier to install....can use startup-manager

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radzi

11 years ago

what is difference between this version with http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=50468

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parasyte

11 years ago

frankly, very little.

This version is a complete rework of the original K environment stuff. I started from scratch and worked up to something that is very similar to what you mention. I worked out a text box area that is pretty (for me) but the original other one didn't work for me -this is fixed in his new implimentation.

The original project didn't work for my system so I went on to make my own. I think Embrace did an excellent job overall and I love his documentation (which is why I refer to it in my own notes here).

I added reverse animation for the top bar and a little extra color on the top few lines. Like I said, this was primarily for my own use but I thought I should at least share what I have. Embrace seems to be taking this much more seriously overall.

lol, but I'm still using my version even though the other original version is very cool :P

[Note: I did not start this project to compete with Embrace in the slightest. I only wanted to see how it worked and to make it work for my own system]

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noldrys

11 years ago

nice one,

can you make me one with this wallpaper http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ubuntu+motivation?content=61024

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11 years ago

.01 - oops! original file was the wrong one. The images are fixed now :D

.02 - heh, new release, I reworked a bunch of things just to make the animation more smooth and cleaner. Also I added Notes about how to make one of these things -write or wrong, it's the start of a basic howto.

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