I am trying to get it on an other distribution, how can I do that?

Asked by marc


I am trying to have xsplash on archlinux. After I built and installed it, what do I need to do? Do I need to add something in grub (menu.lst), do I need to modify mkinitcpio.conf or modprobe.conf (don't really remember if this exists on a debian based distribution).

I have compiled my own kernel, do I need to have something extra in there? Or maybe make a initrd?

Thank you for your help.

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :

Hi Marc,

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu only gives support for Ubuntu

It might be a better idea to ask the question here instead:


or here:


ArchLinux is a very different beast when compared to Ubuntu, even though they both use Linux as kernel.

Kind regards,


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marc (marc-ttux) said :

The way xsplash works has nothing to do with the distribution. A linux is a linux, what differs is where the config files are and what they do, the package manager, the installer and that's pretty much it.

I am asking here because it's here the xsplash development is happening so I guess the people who have developped it know how it works :-)

If someone tells me how it works, I might figure out what I have to do to get it to work on archlinux.

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :
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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Maybe you'll get some answers here.

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