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    Hello!

    Have someone an idea of how to change the default theme of openSUSE 13.1? I mean that from GRUB, Plymouth and in general the overall theme koz to be frankly that wallpaper with a chameleon on a leaf looks very unprofessional...

    Thx.

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    Default Re: The ugly theme needs to be changed

    It is in the eye of the beholder. I think it looks great.

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    Default Re: The ugly theme needs to be changed

    My suggestion would be to handle this as a professional. Switch the system on first, then say good morning to your colleages, take your coat off, get some coffee, arrange things on your desk, etc. When you then look at the screen you will see the login screen. You will never ever see boot splashes and the like.
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    Default Re: The ugly theme needs to be changed

    When I look at the definition of the theme
    Code:
    cat /boot/grub2/themes/openSUSE/theme.txt
    ls /boot/grub2/themes/openSUSE
    it looks very simple to define a new customized one.
    There also are some alternative plymouth themes available in the
    repositories.

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    Default Re: The ugly theme needs to be changed

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrrho View Post
    Have someone an idea of how to change the default theme of openSUSE 13.1? I mean that from GRUB, Plymouth and in general the overall theme koz to be frankly that wallpaper with a chameleon on a leaf looks very unprofessional...
    I rather like that theme. It may be the best ever (from my subjective viewpoint).

    Anyway, there is something you can do. You can volunteer for the opensuse art department and see if you can get to design better artwork for 13.2. I'm not sure how to volunteer, but if you are resourceful, you should be able to find a way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    It is in the eye of the beholder. I think it looks great.
    I don't really care about theme. I would prefer the simple one that Fedora has or I would be glad with the text mode like in Debian. The issue here is that if you have in mind to do an awesome theme at least you should strive for that. Do not give me an artwork made like for a child...

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    My suggestion would be to handle this as a professional. Switch the system on first, then say good morning to your colleages, take your coat off, get some coffee, arrange things on your desk, etc. When you then look at the screen you will see the login screen. You will never ever see boot splashes and the like.
    Until the moment to do a presentation... We have electronic boards at uni, so every time I connect my laptop on one of them it appears the default wallpaper, not the one I have it on my desktop...

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    When I look at the definition of the theme
    Code:
    cat /boot/grub2/themes/openSUSE/theme.txt
    ls /boot/grub2/themes/openSUSE
    it looks very simple to define a new customized one.
    There also are some alternative plymouth themes available in the
    repositories.
    I thought about that. On Fedora was simple, but on openSUSE I searched and nothing in the repos (from what I know)...

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I rather like that theme. It may be the best ever (from my subjective viewpoint).

    Anyway, there is something you can do. You can volunteer for the opensuse art department and see if you can get to design better artwork for 13.2. I'm not sure how to volunteer, but if you are resourceful, you should be able to find a way.
    Et tu Rickert? (btw you are writing pretty well on your blogs... )

    I'm not into art or of any kind of design on computer, but you know what, I have great ideas though...

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    Am 12.01.2014 21:36, schrieb Pyrrho:
    > or I would be glad with the text mode like in Debian


    Then switch it to text mode, nothing stops you from doing that -> yast
    bootloader gives you this option even without modifying any config file
    manually.

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    Am 12.01.2014 21:36, schrieb Pyrrho:
    > Until the moment to do a presentation... We have electronic boards at
    > uni, so every time I connect my laptop on one of them it appears the
    > default wallpaper, not the one I have it on my desktop...


    This is a different topic, what desktop environment do you use? So that
    we can tell you how to change the behavior on the second screen.

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    Default Re: The ugly theme needs to be changed

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrrho View Post
    ...a chameleon on a leaf looks very unprofessional...
    Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, and apparently professionalism is
    too. I fell in love with the new theme when I first saw it, and I still marvel
    at it's beauty. Of course my opinion may be somewhat influenced by the fact I
    can always turn my head, look out the window and compare the openSUSE lizard to
    the live ones all around us.

    When I look at the screen that so irritates you I see a clean, uncluttered
    reminder to relax and not take life too seriously. Frankly it never occured to
    me to worry about whether a short-lived splash screen was "Professional" or not.

    Just one beholder's humble opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    My suggestion would be to handle this as a professional. Switch the system on first, then say good morning to your colleages, take your coat off, get some coffee, arrange things on your desk, etc. When you then look at the screen you will see the login screen. You will never ever see boot splashes and the like.
    +1
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    (The first computer I used had a punch card reader)

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    Default Re: The ugly theme needs to be changed

    If you're talking about how the GRUB menu is displayed on boot,

    I created a little script on how to change its appearance.

    Although it was done primarily to widen the displayed text so that you can see the full entry (and know what it is, anyone else frustrated what kernel is loaded if you have multiple?), it also allows you to replace with any background image you wish. Although the script was created for 12.3, it should also work on 13.1.
    http://en.opensuse.org/User:Tsu2/12....fied_GRUB_Menu

    TSU

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