Comptus - Usplash Theme
Usplash Themes
Description:

HOMEPAGE

http://embracesblog.mine.nu/?page_id=124


CREDITS

Original Wallpaper: Ubuntu Night by Rodofr
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ubuntu+Night?content=56435
Original Logo: Glossy Ubuntu by Sneffers
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Glossy+Ubuntu?content=60885


CURRENT VERSION INFORMATIONS

This 0.1 Alpha 1 is the first release of the theme. I'll wait for feedbacks to correct bugs and to improve the graphics.


INTRODUCTION

This is an Usplash theme built on Ubuntu 7.10 but currently tested on 7.04 and 6.10.

Best effects are reached at 1024x768 and non-quiet mode (as explained on ReadMe).


INSTALLATION HOW-TO
In each binary (not in sources) you will find complete instruction on how to make this theme running correctly as you see on Screenshots.

You can also find documentation on the homepage of the project
http://embracesblog.mine.nu/?page_id=124

You can also use an intuitive gui to install this theme called [ustartup manager[/u]. You can find it here:

http://www.getdeb.net/app.php?name=Startup+Manager

thanks to DekuNuts for this method

!!IMPORTANT!!

Do not add the vga=791 string to your grub configuration or you won't see any text!!

TO-DO

- Improve bg graphics
- Improve progressbar 3d Effect
- Change information fonts
- Change information fonts color

Changelog:

8 years ago

0.1 Alpha 2

Correct istructions for vga= bug


0.1 Alpha 1

First Release

9 years ago

noondesertsky

Ok, I looks great and works almost perfect. The only thing is I noticed that when I first boot up there is boot-up info that fills the whole screen for a couple seconds before the comptus screen shows up. Is there any way to get rid of the initial text?
Thanks!

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9 years ago

stickx911

How hard would it be to remove the "now booting linux" and add the ubuntu logo script?
Or would that even look good?

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9 years ago

bletvaska

hello. i tryed your alpha2 version on my 1024x768, but the result was saying, there is no theme/picture for such resolution. then i tryed the alpha1 and everything goes fine (just the problem with vga=791). so - in the alpha2 is not the splashscreen in 1024x768 resolution?

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9 years ago

Embrace

It seems strange to me because from alpha1 to alpha 2 I just changed a line for the text color and nothing about resolution...they are exactly the same theme... Could you please try to reinstall the newer version ? It sounds really strange ... if the alpha 1 works the alpha 2 should work as well. However they are completely the same theme so you can also continue using the alpha 1.

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9 years ago

noondesertsky

Works great- looks great!
Thanks!

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9 years ago

PrivateTucker

It works fine on 7.04 using the Startup Manager.

I had to remove quiet and vga=792 from my kernel line for it to work.

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9 years ago

DekuNuts

An easy way of changing the loading screen is using start up manager to install the .so themes. It offers all the options you'd want through a nice GUI. You can get it at www.getdeb.net

BTW, i did not encounter any bugs, so that's fine!

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9 years ago

skkane

I used that and couldn't boot both ubuntu and vista. It changed locations in the menu.lst out of the blue.

Thank God i had the old menu.lst backed up otherwise i would've been fux0red.

Anyway, restored grub/menu.lst and now screen loads fine on boot up too... no idea why the hell stuff happens so randomly without changing anything.

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9 years ago

Embrace

So it's better to use the manual way I believe :D

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9 years ago

DekuNuts

You know, you're right. It does change the menu file. It's not hard at all to put windows back in the list but the program should not be doing that.

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9 years ago

skkane

Yup.

Manual way is much better since you actually know what you're doing without having to rely on some program doing it for you and not showing you what it's modifying in the process :D

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9 years ago

Kiwa

Nice work, just a problem, I cant see the files loaded on the rectangle like the screenshot

This is the code without modifications:

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/hda2 ro quiet splash locale=es_ES
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot

and this with modification:

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/hda2 ro splash locale=es_ES vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
savedefault
boot

so, what's wrong?

Tank's

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9 years ago

Embrace

You need to keep the quite at the end

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/hda2 ro splash locale=es_ES vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot

it has to be deleted only in the kernel line

Try like this and let me know

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9 years ago

Kiwa

nop, is the same

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9 years ago

Embrace

I'm sorry but I do not know what to suggest you...

These are my own lines

title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.22-7-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-7-generic root=UUID=04cc9cac-58a5-4683-9637-86caa3ec4b63 ro splash noapic locale=it_IT
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-7-generic
quiet
savedefault

As u can see from the default parameters of ubuntu I just cut off the quit and added the vga. Nothing more...i did not any other modify.

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9 years ago

skkane

I've followed your guide and while doing "update-initramfs -u" i get this errors:

update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.21
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory


It finishes it fine after that but i only get your splash screen only when shutting down or rebooting. When i boot i still see the old Ubuntu orange splash image.

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9 years ago

Kiwa

ok, thank you for help me.

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9 years ago

skkane

I've followed your guide and while doing "update-initramfs -u" i get this errors:

update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.21
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory
find: /lib/firmware/2.6.21: No such file or directory


It finishes it fine after that but i only get your splash screen only when shutting down or rebooting. When i boot i still see the old Ubuntu orange splash image.

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9 years ago

Embrace

This is a fault of you system...what are u using? Seems like it can't update its own booting script...perhaps it's better if you ask support to your distro forum...

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9 years ago

Embrace

Ok perhaps i got it...try not adding the vga=791 in your config and let me know if you can see the text...

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9 years ago

Kiwa

yea, is working... thank you

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9 years ago

daimadoshi85

Ok!It's working also for me!!Thanks Embrace, Bye!

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9 years ago

IsKAll

it worked for me too when I removed vga= thing. Thanks for the help! :)

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9 years ago

Embrace

Great so seems solved for everybody...Thank you man.

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9 years ago

daimadoshi85

Sorry I tried it but I can't view the "verbose mode" in the area. How can I do this? I followed all the readme.

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