Ubuntu 9.10 Bootscreens [Plymouth]

Plymouth Themes classic karmic nostalgia plymouth ubuntu

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In case anyone misses them, I ported the cool splash screens that were included with Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) as Plymouth themes! These are pretty customizable too, so you could replace the Ubuntu logo with your distribution's logo, for example.

To get an idea of what it looks like, check this from 0:07 to 0:22.

This package consists of two Plymouth themes:

The "stage" splash screen right before the GDM login in Ubuntu 9.10. This is based on the Xsplash theme.

The "glowing" splash screen before the Xsplash screen. This is known to be the last Ubuntu splash screen that uses Usplash. According to the original source code, this is simply an animated logo with its' throbber disabled since it boots faster.


Known issues:
1. The graphics may look a little ugly due to non-integer scaling - this was done so that customization will be a little easier (you won't have to provide different sizes of your logo)
2. I need to figure out how to test, then implement the dialogs from these. Right now it includes placeholder sample dialogs.



1. Provide a background with a recommended resolution of 2560x1600 pixels, then replace background.png with that.
2. Provide a logo about 500 pixels wide or more, then replace logo.png with that.
3. To install, copy the folder to /usr/share/plymouth/themes , then use plymouth-set-default-theme karmic-xsplash or sudo ln -sf /usr/share/plymouth/themes/karmic-xsplash/karmic-xsplash.plymouth /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth in Ubuntu/Debian, then run sudo update-initramfs -u .

1. Provide a logo with a recommended resolution of 250x250 pixels, then replace logo.png with that.
2. To change the background, you'd have to edit lines 44-45 of karmic-usplash.script . The colors are in RGB format from 0.0-1.0. You can either have a solid color (two lines are the same) or a vertical gradient from top to bottom.
3. To install, copy the folder to /usr/share/plymouth/themes , then use plymouth-set-default-theme karmic-usplash or sudo ln -sf /usr/share/plymouth/themes/karmic-usplash/karmic-usplash.plymouth /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth in Ubuntu/Debian, then run sudo update-initramfs -u .
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