How do you change the green splash image and SUSE logo after the GRUB2 boot menu? I managed to change the background by editing /etc/default/grub GRUB_BACKGROUND=. I just cant seem to find the file that points to that green background and SUSE logo.
This is defined by grub2 theme. GRUB_THEME in /etc/defaut/grub. This is just definition file, and you will need to create corresponding graphic if you want to change. Theme format is described relatively complete in “info grub2”.
Tried the theme but gave an error. I tried using desktop-image: to change the pic but I dont think that is correct. Have you actually changed the that splash screen with what seems like lights shining on it from the back on 12.2? That is the background picture Im trying to change.
This is a bug; it should use different background for command window, but picks up default background. This is known and there is suggested fix in bugzilla. In the meantime the easiest is to use different text color. See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=776244
Im almost positive my problem is plymouth. I changed plymouth theme to fade out and it changed the splash on shutdown which is the same one Im trying to change during start up. Anyone know why changing plymouth theme only works to change shutdown splash menu? Or does anyone have a good link with examples of people making there own themes and getting them to work on SUSE?
Did you recreate initrd after changing theme?
No, I did not. In the man page it said plymouth-set-default-theme -R was suppose to do that but it seems to be broken. Gives error “/usr/share/plymouth/themes//.plymouth does not exist”
After changing /usr/share/plymouth/themes/openSUSE/background.png to the picture I wanted and running mkinitrd in /boot now it works. Thanks for your help.
To have “plymouth-set-default-theme” rebuild the initrd, the -R switch comes only after the new theme name, not alone. So you would run: plymouth-set-default-theme spinfinity -R
I made the same error many times before I read the “help” output more carefully.
The problem that I have is that I get a blank screen after the change. The only themes that work are “openSUSE” and “script”.
What I have noticed is that only those two working themes have a “(theme name).script” file within the directory. All others do not. It is apparently a config file that gives the theme pertinent system information in order for it to work correctly.
openSUSE.script is 25K in size and seems quite complex. It is beyond my abilities to write spinfinity.script from scratch and I am not sure about trying to modify openSUSE.script into something that could work with spinfinity.
I run original grub, by the way, but that doesn’t appear to affect plymouth since it works correctly with two of the themes.
It’s a bit off subject, but does anyone know what the plymouth theme used in the 12.3 RC 1 live KDE disc is called? It’s quite attractive. It gives the impression of 3D because of a rotating “wheel” that is tilted away rather than being vertical.
Actually people complained about this wheel and it has been removed since then.
I thought it was really good. It worked well for me. I hope that at least it will be an optional theme in the future.
On 02/21/2013 11:16 AM, purevw wrote:
> arvidjaar;2529080 Wrote:
>> Actually people complained about this wheel and it has been removed
>> since then.
> I thought it was really good. It worked well for me. I hope that at
> least it will be an optional theme in the future.
The wheel was only a stopgap measure so that Beta could be released. It was
never intended to be used later.