Hardy-Colors Usplash

Usplash 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 Usplash created to match my Clearlooks/Murrine/Nodoka/Compact-Colors themes. I borrowed some inspiration from the fedora splash, and added clearlooks progressbars.

It's my first Usplash theme. Please report any problems!

As usual, there are brave (blue), human (orange), wise (green), wine (red) and dark color variations!

It's a modification of the default usplash in Ubuntu Hardy. It supports the following resolutions:
640x480 800x480 800x600 1024x600 1024x768 1280x800 1280x1024 1440x900 1680x1050 1920x1200.

Note: Screenshot previews are just pasted together in gimp.

I've included packages for i386, x64 and the sources for those that have other architectures and need to compile it.

I've only tested it in Ubuntu Hardy, but I imagine it should work with other distros.

Instalation
This is the most user-friendly method:

sudo apt-get install startupmanager

Add any of the *-ubuntu.so files under manage usplash themes. Make sure you choose the right one for your pc;s architecture. If you don't use widescreen, select your optimal resolution in startupmanager and you're done. If you do use widescreen, read below:

Widescreen
Startup Manager doesn't support widescreen, so after you have selected the desired theme, do the following:

sudo apt-get install hwinfo
sudo hwinfo --framebuffer

Look for your optimal resolution in 24bits.
Write down the corresponding mode #.

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Look for the following line:
# defoptions=quiet splash

Change the vga parameter like this:
# defoptions=quiet splash vga=0x0369
(0x0369 is for 24-bit 1680x1050 in my laptop)

Save, and run the following command:
sudo update-grub

Edit the following file:
sudo gedit /etc/usplash.conf

Change to your resolution, save, and run the following command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure usplash

For any extra help, please visit:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=622018

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PROFIT!

**If you have a widescreen display, and hwinfo does not output widescreen resolutions, this means your video card does not support widescreen framebuffers at boot. If so, try using a newer video card.

Please:
If you must vote down, or if there is something you dislike about the theme, let me know so I can work harder on improving it!
Last changelog:

12 years ago

1.1:
- Fixed flashing red background and text colors.
- Added x64 packages.
- Included progressbar sources as well.

1.1.1:
- Included SVG source so others can modify further and replace the ubuntu logo. (use inkscape)

2.0:
- Added support for 1920x1200 resolution (enjoy your full HD boot!)
- Added a new sexy dark version.
- Updated colors, better quality for lower resolutions.
- Better sources for easier modifications.
- Smaller logo/rectangle box.

2.1 - Bugfix release:
- Fixed text placement.
- Fixed progressbar placement in 1920x1200.
- Fixed colors in Wine version.
- Added experimental support for EeePC resolutions (800x480, 1024x600)

p2pfire

12 years ago

Hey, I'm using the dark theme and the loading bar seems way off. Almost like the bar is thinking I am using a wide-screen, but I'm not.

I'm using a NVidia GeForce 5200+ Video card and I'm settnig up my usplash through the Startup Manager.

Any ideas?

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jordanwb

11 years ago

I'm having this problem too. I've tried including the nvidiafb module into the initramfs. I've tried modifying the source code (Getting rid of that ugly green box helped a bit). Neither work.

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jordanwb

11 years ago

*Sigh* Nevermind. Setting the xres and yres in /etc/usplash.conf fixed it.

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perfectska04

12 years ago

what resolution are you using? also, what resolution is set in /etc/usplash.conf?

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p2pfire

12 years ago

Nevermind mate, two reboots later it figured itself out. That was kind of awkward, for sure.

Sorry for bothering you.

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Kilz

12 years ago

Every time I install a new version of Ubuntu I change the theme color. I absolutely love the upsplash. I would like to have the background as a wallpaper, would you have happened to have released it without the ubuntu box on it?

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perfectska04

12 years ago

You can use my hardy-simple colors wallpapers, these usplash themes are made to match them. The "simple" version of the wallpapers is the backgrond for the usplashes.

If you want the exact same thing (frame box included), you can use the included source .svg files.

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Kilz

12 years ago

Thanks that was exactly what I was looking for.

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hugoreyes

12 years ago

how about making one with the original colours of the hardy wallpaper?

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perfectska04

12 years ago

I don't think I'll make any more colors for now, since there are already too many. I would have to rework the progressbars, and artwork for a ubuntu-default looking one, and that would practically make this a different theme.

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Vhozard

12 years ago

Using dark theme now as default :D
Very nice, especially the loading area is very good made! Thumbs up!

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era506

12 years ago

I absolutely love the dark version!!! Thanks for taking my sugestion. Thank you very much!!

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dcosner

12 years ago

You really do very nice and complete work! You should be in charge of Ubuntu artwork! (Seriously!)

You have provided variety, quality and most importantly, good taste! Keep up the good work!

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perfectska04

12 years ago

thanks! although I only try to conceptualize my ideas the best I can with the limited knowledge that I have and share it. This way, at the very least, someone with more talent may be able to incorporate these ideas into a more polished design and everybody wins.

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mangkorn

12 years ago

Hi, great work. Can you tell me a HowTo for usplash, i still not found a good HowTo may you can help me or could you make one of my dragon at http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Dragon?content=77813 ? Thank you

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perfectska04

12 years ago

Hi. You're right, there are not that many resources for creating Usplash. I had to learn the hard way over a course of two days. Maybe this can help you in creating a usplash:

1. take the source code of an existing usplash (ubuntu's, mine, or someone else's)

2. open desired background in GIMP and paste desired progressbars anywhere.
- Click image > mode > indexed at 256 colors.
- Crop to the progressbars and save them overwriting existing theme progressbars.
- Click undo to get back to the indexed image. delete the progressbars, and fill the empty space. Save the background.

3. Scale/Crop the resulting indexed background, overwriting the theme's files with the desired resolutions.

4. Open the *.c file, and edit the palette indexes of all resolutions to desired ones (text, background color,etc). Each number corresponds to a color in your indexed background. you can see which color is which # in GIMP's colormap dialog.

5. Once you're done, install build-essential and libusplash-dev. use a terminal to get to the folder (cd Desktop/usplash-theme), type "sudo make". The resulting .so file is your usplash.

6. ????
7. PROFIT!

That's probably the easiest way i can think of.. if you need further help, feel free to contact me.

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perfectska04

12 years ago

P.S. When creating other resolutions, it's better if you scale/crop the original images, and then paste them into the indexed image at the desired resolution. Because you will lose quality if you just scale the already indexed images.

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era506

12 years ago

WOW!!! These are great!!! It would be awesome if you make Debian versions and perhaps one with dark color scheme.

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perfectska04

12 years ago

I'll think about a dark version. Also, when I have the time I'll add the original background separate from the ubuntu logo to the sources. That way anyone can make versions for other distros.

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era506

12 years ago

Thanks!!!

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carlosmolines

12 years ago

Fantastic themes. Thank you by the source code. a lot of thanks

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perfectska04

12 years ago

No problem. I included the source code mainly for people to be able to compile it, although I might have to also include some SVG files and original progressbars in the future so others are also free to modify it further :)

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jynxdaddy

12 years ago

Will this work with 1280x800?

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jynxdaddy

12 years ago

It seems it does. I get a red flash before and after the loading screen. Anyway to get rid of that?

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perfectska04

12 years ago

I fixed this problem with last update!

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12 years ago

1.1:
- Fixed flashing red background and text colors.
- Added x64 packages.
- Included progressbar sources as well.

1.1.1:
- Included SVG source so others can modify further and replace the ubuntu logo. (use inkscape)

2.0:
- Added support for 1920x1200 resolution (enjoy your full HD boot!)
- Added a new sexy dark version.
- Updated colors, better quality for lower resolutions.
- Better sources for easier modifications.
- Smaller logo/rectangle box.

2.1 - Bugfix release:
- Fixed text placement.
- Fixed progressbar placement in 1920x1200.
- Fixed colors in Wine version.
- Added experimental support for EeePC resolutions (800x480, 1024x600)

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