dark-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 is a theme for ubuntu's xsplash boot-screen - it should be a welcome change for those who don't use a brown color scheme! (you need ubuntu 9.10, or a distro using xsplash to use this theme)

None of this art is my original work - the animation is from xubuntu, and the ubuntu logo from ubuntu's xsplash theme (actually I did make the black background...).

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/dark/ ) and keep a backup copy of the theme there so it will be quicker to fix after ubuntu has updated.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

1.1 increased swarm glow/brightness to match ubuntu logo better

wacmemphis

9 years ago

hi. great xsplash!!
but sadly it doesn't work on linux mint 8 helena...the animation just looks awful.
does anybody have an idea on how to make it work??
currently it looks like this:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/498403/out.ogv

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mjamesrd

9 years ago

I'll look into it - I just installed mint 8 on a netbook!

My guess is that mint's xsplash is configured for a different number of animation frames for the throbber, if that is the case is shouldn't be to hard to change - I'll post instructions.

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wacmemphis

9 years ago

ok, i found out, how to do it, but i do not recommend this to anyone. but for those of you, who know what they are doing:
edit /etc/gdm/Init/Default:
if [ -x '/usr/bin/xsplash' ];
then
/usr/bin/xsplash --gdm-session --daemon
fi

add "-t /usr/share/images/xsplash/throbber_baz.png -f 50" after daemon, if the image you want to use is the one stated and the framecount is 50.

Do the same in the file /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default

i did a video for better understanding:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/498403/throbber.ogv

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mjamesrd

9 years ago

Excellent, thanks for posting that!

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daas88

9 years ago

I mixed your theme with qdark xsplash background, and it looks great!

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scouser73

9 years ago

I really like the Xsplashs that you have uploaded so far. I've just installed Dark Swarm, and it looks really great. Thanks once again.

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flimm

9 years ago

I found the copyright file from xubuntu-artwork. Here's the relevant bit to the xsplash theme:
Copyright: © 2009, Pasi Lallinaho <open AT knome.fi>
Copyright: © 2009, Mads Rosendahl <madsrh AT gmail.com>
License: CC-BY-SA-3.0

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mjamesrd

9 years ago

Thanks a ton! License info updated.

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mudrain911

9 years ago

does this also make the background of the login black? sorry if this is a dumb question im still learning about Xsplash...

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mjamesrd

9 years ago

Yes this will make the background black, but if you don't want it to, all you have to do is not coby the black backgrounds into the xsplash folder.

On the other hand you could just copy the black backgrounds, but not the swarm animation. Then you would get the ubuntu logo with the "cylon eye" animation and a black bakground.

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mudrain911

9 years ago

well i know how all of that is interchangeable, i just didnt know how the login screen actually interacted with xsplash. i didnt know if there was another folder with the login screen's background image in it. thanks alot, downloading now :)

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mjamesrd

9 years ago

I'm an idiot! I guess I shouldn't have spoken before I actually tested this out (I have autologin enabled).

Ok, so the final word on this is that the xsplash background is in fact the same as the login background. In other words, if you install this xsplash theme the background of the login screen will be black.

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mjamesrd

9 years ago

Oops, I misread your comment! To further clarify, the xsplash screen and any modifications to it are completely independent of the login screen. Sorry if I caused further confusion.

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LuxieRayku

9 years ago

It's what I need for my black desktop

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sakasa

9 years ago

Another Master work!

Best Regards,

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boufonman35

9 years ago

I realy like the animation !
Great work, this work perfectly !

Ps: You should write command to be root (for the newbies...) Its not easy the first time !

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mjamesrd

9 years ago

Thanks for all the positive comments, I added a beginner friendly installation guide. What do you think, is it understandable?

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nicolaide

9 years ago

Dude! This is really nice! I think i love you! jajaja...

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RobL

9 years ago

Ties in much nicer with the solitary usplash logo at the start and creates a unified look.

If only I could get 9.10 to install outside of VirtualBox... sigh...

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9 years ago

1.1 increased swarm glow/brightness to match ubuntu logo better

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