Changing start up splash screen.

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How do I go about changing the start up splash screen from (logo) ubuntu to (logo) edubuntu to something more more fun or relevant.

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Rodrigo Donado (frezeeer) said :


I found this step:
1. firstly get the available splash screens. Do a

sudo apt-get install usplash*

It will display a list of available splash screens with ubuntu.

2. Next check out the available splash screens in /usr/lib/usplash

ls -lh /usr/lib/usplash

total 12M
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 43K 2006-11-23 17:42
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.3M 2007-03-30 17:33
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 2007-05-17 23:20 -> /etc/alternatives/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.0M 2006-10-17 15:13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.3M 2007-04-07 15:36
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.6M 2007-04-10 18:28
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.0M 2007-03-19 16:17

Here you can see that you have 6 splash screens and one soft link. Check out the softlink.

ls -lh /etc/alternatives/

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 41 2007-06-29 08:38 /etc/alternatives/ -> /usr/lib/usplash/

It points back to one of the screens from the /usr/lib/usplash directory. So to change the screen simply change the soft link

sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/usplash/ /etc/alternatives/

And now check the new link

3. reconfigure the linux image

sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-

Running depmod.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.20-16-generic
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

Thats done...

To check the new screen, no dont reboot simply type in

sudo usplash

And you can see the new screen - bingo. To get back to your xwindows environment press CTRL-ALT-F7

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Ralph (ralph-jerzy) said :

Thank you all for the help, problem solved.