global_wallpaper.sh

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This script will modify GDM and Plymouth backgrounds so they will match your current GNOME background.

You can also change the Plymouth logo by running global_wallpaper.sh --logo

*** This has only been tested in Lucid Lynx.

CruelAngel

9 years ago

I'm sorry... but how can you reset your plymouth theme to default one? This seem to make my monitor flicker more. Thanks.

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clemmy

9 years ago

run the following command in a terminal
sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth
and select the theme ubuntu-logo

then run this other command
sudo update-initramfs -u

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inameiname

9 years ago

I tried your latest version of this script and it seems to work just fine. Thanks for it!

Oh, and just for fun, I added:

tty -s; if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then gnome-terminal -e "$0"; exit; fi

at the top of your script so I can simply put it into my nautilus-scripts folder instead of installing it. Seems to work fine as well.

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inameiname

9 years ago

Sorry about the triple postings. Didn't mean to. Shame I can't erase. Eek!

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inameiname

9 years ago

I tried your latest version of this script and it seems to work just fine. Thanks for it!

Oh, and just for fun, I added:

tty -s; if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then gnome-terminal -e "$0"; exit; fi

at the top of your script so I can simply put it into my nautilus-scripts folder instead of installing it. Seems to work fine as well.

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inameiname

9 years ago

I tried your latest version of this script and it seems to work just fine. Thanks for it!

Oh, and just for fun, I added:

tty -s; if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then gnome-terminal -e "$0"; exit; fi

at the top of your script so I can simply put it into my nautilus-scripts folder instead of installing it. Seems to work fine as well.

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clemmy

9 years ago

thank you for this script boy!

I have not tested it, because I already changed GDM and Plymouth wallpapers by hand a couple of days ago... but I have installed your script because it will be easier to change them again in the future! very useful!

There are a couple of suggestions that just came into my mind. Maybe you will not agree with my opinion, but you can at least have a look at them.

1) I would remove the line "update-alternative --config default.plymouth" from the install.sh script, and I will put it in the global_wallpaper.script

For example I have installed the program, but I don't want to change the plymouth theme NOW.. I want to have the program installed because maybe I will need it in the future..



2) I wouldn't ask the user to select the wallpaper image.. I will get the current desktop wallpaper (gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename) and I will use the same image for GDM and Plymouth.

In my opinion it is more user-friendly to change the GNOME background in the classical way, and then launch the script to update GDM and Plymouth..


Best regards!

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clemmy

9 years ago

I have prepared a modified version of your script, implementing the features I wrote in my previous post...

it seems that if work. You can download it from
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1281499/global_wallpaper_mod.tar.gz

Tell me what do you think about it ;-)

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gargantuo

9 years ago

Cool. Thanks.

I fixed some typos and uploaded a new version with your changes.

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clemmy

9 years ago

I have made a new version with some more improvements:

* the whole gnome theme is exported to gdm (not only the background)
* the plymouth theme is the like the ubuntu one, but with the selected background image
* the application is completely executable from the gnome menu (a launcher is automatically added by the install script, and every interaction with the user is graphical)

I started a new artwork called global appearance ( http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=125729 ) because the final result is very different from your initial version... but of course you contribution have been the crucial input allowing for
the development of global appearance!

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