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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: Custom GenSplash theme: Gentux Reply with quote

Howdy all..

(I hope this is the right forum to post this)

Because I was quite unsatisfied with the default gensplash themes gentoo and emergence I decided to create my own. I only created the 1600x1200 version since I run that resolution on all my gentoo boxes and it should be downscalable without too much trouble.

Please have a look at these screenshots to get an idea: verbose and silent. The progress bar on the silent screen is placed under the 'gentoo linux' text, with the same with and colors as the logo, so quite small compared to the usual format. (Does anyone know how to create a screenshot of a silent screen without using a digital camera?)

The tarball is available over here.

To install:

Code:

* untar in /etc/splash

# mount /boot
# splash_gengeninitramfs -v -g /boot/fbsplash-gentux-1600x1200 -r 1600x1200 gentux

* adjust your grub or lilo config to use the newly created ramfs image


please tell me what you think!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why did you specify the -r oprtion twice ?

The theme itself is great but i don't see a progressbar on the silent screenie.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GlooM wrote:
Why did you specify the -r oprtion twice ?

The theme itself is great but i don't see a progressbar on the silent screenie.


oops! fixed the -r thing. There is no progressbar on the screenie because I don't know how to grab a screnshot while the progress bar is running, without a digital cam :P
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I created a gensplash theme some time ago, too. Maybe someone likes it:

Screenshots: verbose silent


It supports 1280x1024 and 1024x768
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AliceDiee wrote:
I created a gensplash theme some time ago, too. Maybe someone likes it:

Screenshots: verbose silent


It supports 1280x1024 and 1024x768
download


Very very cool, thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than making the .cfg files and finding a suitable jpg/png, what else is necessary to make your own themes? How do you get the progress bar in there?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AliceDiee wrote:
I created a gensplash theme some time ago, too. Maybe someone likes it:

Screenshots: verbose silent


It supports 1280x1024 and 1024x768
download


Since I am pretty fond of dragons and love the Matrix u are the ultimate hero of the day :)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, do you think you could make it with a bigger variety of resolutions? 1600x1200 is a wee-bit too large for me! :)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriGuN wrote:
Um, do you think you could make it with a bigger variety of resolutions? 1600x1200 is a wee-bit too large for me! :)


I converted it to 1280x1024. I can post the link here if d3vlin doesn't mind.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ExZombie wrote:
TriGuN wrote:
Um, do you think you could make it with a bigger variety of resolutions? 1600x1200 is a wee-bit too large for me! :)


I converted it to 1280x1024. I can post the link here if d3vlin doesn't mind.


I tried to do that myself. For some reason I would get a kernel panic when trying to boot my converted resolution. WTF?!?! LOL :)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ExZombie wrote:
TriGuN wrote:
Um, do you think you could make it with a bigger variety of resolutions? 1600x1200 is a wee-bit too large for me! :)


I converted it to 1280x1024. I can post the link here if d3vlin doesn't mind.


off course! I would even like you to!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All right, here it is. Mind only that I don't know how big the progressbar is in 1600x1200 so I can't check if I calculated the new size correctly. But it does work perfectly.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d3vlin,

DUDE! imho this is the best Gentoo splash screen I've seen so far. :)

it's clean, professional, and well designed.
Most of the splash screens are a little bit boring or have high geek factor.

Just had to say thanks. ;)

ps. I hope you can post this on www.kde-look.org soon as well, with screens for 1024x768 included. You've got my vote.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tnx for the comments and critics. I have created a small update. Check the screenie while it's steamy. :)

The progress bar is to found right under the logo with the same width as the text, and the 'Booting your system is moved to the bottom left.

I decided to leave the verbose image the same as the silent one, hence removing tux (geez not another tux theme :P ), giving the text area all the room it needs. (see verbose image).

Install procedure is the same, just replace gentux with gentux2. Here's your archive.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

d3vlin wrote:
The progress bar is to found right under the logo with the same width as the text, and the 'Booting your system is moved to the bottom left.

I decided to leave the verbose image the same as the silent one, hence removing tux (geez not another tux theme :P ), giving the text area all the room it needs. (see verbose image).


Too bad, I really liked the big "Gentoo Linux" title below, and the Tux was far more realistic and colorfull then other themes use.
Well, perhaps you could release both themes, and give people the choice :)

I keep hoping you could release a 1024x768 version soon as well! :) (and perhaps post it on kde-look.org, because there are a lot of bootsplash themes over there)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="vdboor"]
d3vlin wrote:


I keep hoping you could release a 1024x768 version soon as well! :) (and perhaps post it on kde-look.org, because there are a lot of bootsplash themes over there)


and i'd love a 1400x1050 version, but i probably gotta do that myself, which then will look crappy.

lovely theme.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I had a little itch to scratch, so I wrote a script to convert the config file coordinates from 1600 to 1024:

Code:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w

$start = 1600;
$to    = 1024;


$div  = $start / $to;
%map  = (1600 => 1200, 1024 => 768);
$res1 = "${start}x$map{$start}";
$res2 = "${to}x$map{$to}";

while(<STDIN>)
{
  if(/^#?box/ || /^#?t[xywh]=/ || /^#?text_[xys]/)
  {
    s/([\ \t=])(\d+)/ ($1 . int($2 \/ $div)) /ge;
  }
  if(/pic=/)
  {
        s/$res1/$res2/g;
  }
  print;
}


save the code as "resize-splash.pl", and run cat 1600x1200.cfg | perl resize-splash.pl > 1024x768.cfg to generate the new splash code. I agree, the script isn't perfect, but it saves me a lot of time :):) If you have some free time, you may try to support different scales (1280x1024) too off course, by extending the pattern matches to detect "x y w h" strings.


Unfortunately, this is not true:

d3vlin wrote:
I only created the 1600x1200 version since I run that resolution on all my gentoo boxes and it should be downscalable without too much trouble.


The background stripes start to interfere, and start to form some annoying patterns. Especially at 1024x768, but I also see it happen with the 1280x1024 image posted in this thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,

I created a new gensplash theme and I posted it onto kde-look.org, here a direct link to it

--> http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=17696

It's my first gensplash theme so don't expect too much :lol: and please if you have any complains about the theme, post them in here or on kde-look.org.

Thx a lot in advance.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my theme.

You can download it from here:
http://www.zone.ee/slim/justnice.tar.bz2

I hope you like it :)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

siim wrote:
Here is my theme.

You can download it from here:
http://www.zone.ee/slim/justnice.tar.bz2

I hope you like it :)


Can say anything about it because I can not download it :(
Can you pls make it available again?

TIA
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swimmer wrote:
siim wrote:
Here is my theme.

You can download it from here:
http://www.zone.ee/slim/justnice.tar.bz2

I hope you like it :)


Can say anything about it because I can not download it :(
Can you pls make it available again?

TIA
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I hope this link works for you:
http://www.hot.ee/sssiimmm/justnice.tar.bz2

I think the first link works too, you just ought to click "On the homepage".
Maybe you tried to get it with wget. zone.ee is using stupid banner system, so wget downloads the banner page...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

siim wrote:
I hope this link works for you:
http://www.hot.ee/sssiimmm/justnice.tar.bz2
I think the first link works too, you just ought to click "On the homepage".
Maybe you tried to get it with wget. zone.ee is using stupid banner system, so wget downloads the banner page...

I tried indeed to fetch it with wget :) So both links work ...

Thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

another custom gensplash theme: labeled this one 'emergentoo'

1600x1200 screenshot

emergentoo silent image
progress bar is right under 'gentoo' with same width.

emergentoo gensplash theme

emergentoo wallpaper

This one is based on a very nice image I found around the web, can't find the author's name anymore. Credits due.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my current splashtheme (first one):

LCARS...

it have verbose & silent.
the boxes @ the silent are not correct but is works.

The UFP-Logo is from Freshmeat - GDM Startrek Theme
and the style is remaked from a "with-google-found" image.

Silent
Verbose

/etc/splash/lcars/1280x1024.cfg
Code:

bgcolor=0
tx=142
ty=276
tw=1000
th=745
text_x=380
text_y=210
text_size=20
text_color=fxeef4ff

box silent noover 482 853 432 884 #50748E #50748E #1C2E51 #1C2E51

box silent inter  482 853 432 884 #50748E #50748E #1C2E51 #1C2E51
box silent        482 853 949 884 #50748E #50748E #1C2E51 #1C2E51
pic=/etc/splash//lcars/images/verbose-1280x1024.png
silentpic=/etc/splash//lcars/images/silent-1280x1024.png


The Progressbar is from the Gentoo-Splash-Theme


@mord - STARTREK!!! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good god why does there always have to be an LCARS theme....... ;)
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