Spinning Dandelions Linux Mint 18(Ubuntu 16.04) Bootsplash
Plymouth Themes
Score 67%
Description:

YouTube demonstration:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ6x6wBM5YM

- Open terminal and then type:

$ wget dl.opendesktop.org/api/files/download/id/1469177233/1469177233-dandelion.tar.gz
$ tar -xvzf 1469177233-dandelion.tar.gz
$ sudo cp -r dandelion /usr/share/plymouth/themes/
$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/share/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /usr/share/plymouth/themes/dandelion/dandelion.plymouth 100
$ sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth

- Here choose number with dandelion theme and then in terminal type also:

$ sudo update-initramfs -u

- Reboot and that is it! :)

Timeroot

2 months ago

An absolutely gorgeous screen! :)

I had a bug where, about 1/3rd of the way through loading, the background would turn black; it appears that it cleared the graphical buffer, or something, and wasn't redrawing. This can be fixed by adding the lines


Window.SetBackgroundTopColor(0.234, 0.43, 0.705);
Window.SetBackgroundBottomColor(0.16, 0.25, 0.44);

into the refresh() function. Specifically, after the "sudo cp" in the instructions above, type

$ sudo gedit /usr/share/plymouth/themes/dandelion/dandelion.script

Scroll to line 91 and insert the two lines mentioned above, so that the code looks like

fun refresh (){
rand++;
down_draft = Math.Min(down_draft+1, 150);

Window.SetBackgroundTopColor(0.234, 0.43, 0.705);
Window.SetBackgroundBottomColor(0.16, 0.25, 0.44);

if (status == "normal"){
logo.sprite.SetX (Window.GetWidth() / 2 - logo.image.GetWidth() / 2); # Place in the middle of the screen
....

... save the file and continue as normal.

And as with many plymouth themes, you may find that putting

GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX="keep"
GRUB_VIDEO_BACKEND="all_video"

in your /etc/default/grub, and making a file named /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash containing FRAMEBUFFER=y (or appending if the file already exists), followed by running sudo update-grub.

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leipero

11 months ago

Love the theme, I would rpefer gray one, but can't complain :).

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DayDve

11 months ago

Hi!
Great theme!
For install, the first two lines can be replaced by:
curl dl.opendesktop.org/api/files/download/id/1469177233/1469177233-dandelion.tar.gz|tar -xvz

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