Hi, how do I customise the ubiquity slideshow installer?

Asked by Mat Ogh

I have no idea how to customise the ubiquity. How do I?

Also, P.S Can you tell me how to set a customised splash screen for when a user boots in?

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Cubic PPA (cubic-wizard) said (last edit ):

The ubiquity and ubiquity-slideshow packages are available in the Live Environment, but they removed once the system has been installed. (On Cubic's Packages page, you should see Ubiquity flagged for removal).

If you want to modify aspects of the installer, you can modify files related to ubiquity and ubiquity-slideshow.

Files for the slideshow are located in the /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/ directory.

There are lots of HTML files here that can easily be modified if you want to display something different during the installation process.

Note that /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/slideshow.conf sets the window size for the installer.

The actual screenshots you see are stored in /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/slides/screenshots.

In Cubic, you can use nano to edit any of the HTML files. However, you can always list the contents of a file (using cat <file name>, then select-and-copy the text to edit it outside of Cubic. When you are done editing, save the file on your host machine, and then drag it onto the Cubic Terminal window to overwrite the old file.

Likewise, to change the images in the /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/slides/screenshots, simply drag your new image files on to the Terminal page to copy them. (Use the same names as the original image files, to avoid having to change code).

Before copying, remember to cd to the directory first, because Cubic will copy files to your current location. So, to change the screenshots, use cd /usr/share/ubiquity-slideshow/slides/screenshots before dragging the new files onto the window.

If you want to work with the ubiquity-slideshow files on your host machine, you can download the entire deb package for from https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/all/ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu/download for Ubuntu 20.04. Use Archive Manager to extract the deb file (don't install it!) to a temporary directory so you can make changes to the HTML or image files. Then copy only the changed files into Cubic.

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Mat Ogh (ogham33) said :

Thanks Cubic PPA, that solved my question.

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Mat Ogh (ogham33) said :

Ok, the plymouth error still doesnt seem to be working.

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Mat Ogh (ogham33) said :

When I boot into the live system for the 1st time, it still shows Xubuntu boot logo

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Mat Ogh (ogham33) said :

And the UBiquituy doesn't change

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