My names Rob, 32 year old from northampton UK.
Having used windows for all of my computing life, I moved over to Linux, and deleted windows 7 completely about a year ago.
Hand on heart, the best thing I ever did.
I started with mint, had graphics issues that I could never fully resolve.
Moved to Ubuntu, few issues that I managed to fix, found the OS pretty good, but it seemed bloated (that may have been gnome as opposed to ubuntu itself)
I finally settled with OpenSuse about 4 weeks ago, KDE desktop, and I’m really enjoying the experience, loving the distro!
Ive managed to fix HDMI audio issues by reading about, still got some issues regarding flash (thats for another forum section) but everything else is pretty good, finding it rock solid in general.
I consider myself a complete novice with Linux, I’m getting used to using the console, even if I have to google the commands i need on a regular basis, but I’m not afraid to try things knowing the linux community is really good with supporting each other.
So here’s my problem, and hopefully posted in the correct section, I’m confident its easy to sort for those of you with more epxerience.
I would like to change the theme for the whole boot up process.
please excuse my ignorance with the correct title of each stage of boot up.
I have found a theme that I like, and will be sticking with as soon as I get it working.
So far I have managed to change the “splash” ? section (point after I enter my log in details and the desktop loads.
I would like to change the screen when I shutdown, the log in screen, and the grub screen, basically, so that the whole boot process,m be it starting, or shutting down, has the same theme.
Could somebody please hold my hand with this a bit, as I seem to be failing on most parts.
heres the links to the themes.
[SuSE Eleganter Bootsplash KDE-Look.org](http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/SuSE+Eleganter+Bootsplash?content=148470)
[SuSE-Elegant GfxBoot Screen KDE-Look.org](http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/SuSE-Elegant+GfxBoot+Screen?content=153722)
So far I changed the splash part after login by going to system settings > workspace appearance > splash screen, using the “get new themes” button.
I have tried to change the log in screen by system settings > Login Screen > Theme, even though I downloaed the theme in there, and have selected it, it hasn’t changed it although the preview window shows the one I want.
I also tried to manually changed the grub splash following the guide in the link above, but I got some errors, and had to change eveyrthing back to default
- Download and unpack the file Elegant_SuSE_Grub
- Copy the file as superuser to /boot
- Edit the file menu.lst in /boot/grub and change line “gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/message” to “gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/SuSE_Elegant_Grub”
I’m running 12.2 Suse btw.
This is not an emergency, just some eye candy that would finish off the OS as I would like, andy help much appreciated.