hello, im trying to change the splashy boot theme to one that i created. i downloaded a picture in .jpg format and re-saved it in gimp as a .png. next i ran the command
and filled in all of the fields appropriately without errors. next i ran
splashy_config -s artgeeko
where artgeeko is the name of my theme i created. when i run
it says that my current theme is set to the artgeeko one i created but when i reboot it still uses the openSUSE theme (the default one that openSUSE ships with). im not seeing any errors on boot. does anyone know why this is not working?
i tried out these instructions with a bootsplash theme called Black_SUSE from kde-look.org. the system still boots up with the green openSUSE theme.
i also found this post Getting Splashy To work - openSUSE Forums that says opensuse 11 (which i use) defualts to splashy but the theme section of yast2 still references the bootsplash program
I haven’t worked with it myself, but I’m fairly sure that openSUSE uses bootsplash; splashy I think is installed as a dependency of the suspend package.
Take a look at the /etc/init.d/splash script. It calls bootsplash. So if you haven’t got your alternate theme working, you probably have an error somewhere. I assume you know you must create a new initrd, as the splash image is embedded.
Once you have figured it out, be great if you could post back what you found.
The instructions at Custom splash screen - openSUSE worked out. i had accidentally put the theme inside of a folder inside of the themse directory which is why it did not work for me. after fixing that and running the mkinitrd command everything worked out fine.
In Gnome, gdmsetup does not allow you to change either. You can change the login screen in Yast, but at present there is no way to change the splash screen except by manually editing the files. You can turn the splash screen off using Gconf-Editor. Boots a little faster that way.