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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original theme seems to be really cool. Unfortunately one cant resize it :(

d3vlin: Can you please make a 1024x786 version available?

/me wishes to have a 1600 resolution on his laptop ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

d3vlin wrote:
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.


nice theme :)
do you have it in 1280x768?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great work, love the theme!
I need a 1280x1024 version though.

ExZombie, you converted the first one. (I want the revised one)
can you or anyone else tell me how to convert it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Converted to 1280x1024 of that last emergentoo one would rock.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suineg wrote:
great work, love the theme!
I need a 1280x1024 version though.

ExZombie, you converted the first one. (I want the revised one)
can you or anyone else tell me how to convert it?


Well, it's really not a big deal. I'd do it, but I'm not using gensplash anymore.
Resizing the image shouldn't be a problem. Then make a copy of the config file, rename it and edit it. First, correct the path to the image; if you don't, you'll probably forget to do it later ;) .
Almost all decimal numbers in the file are coordinates specifying positions of elements. You will need to recalculate new coordinates. You don't need to know what these coordinates represent; I don't and I seem to have resized gentux successfully. You just compare a coordinate against 1600 for horizontal or 1200 for vertical, and then try to find a number that would compare against 1280 (or 1024) giving the same quotient.

For example, if you have a horizontal coordinate of 675, you would compare it like this:
675/1600 = x/1280, where x is the new coordinate you seek. Thus
x = 1280 * 675/1600 = 540

I have written all this from memory, It's been a while now since I last did it. But it should work.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ExZombie wrote:
suineg wrote:
great work, love the theme!
I need a 1280x1024 version though.

ExZombie, you converted the first one. (I want the revised one)
can you or anyone else tell me how to convert it?


Well, it's really not a big deal. I'd do it, but I'm not using gensplash anymore.
Resizing the image shouldn't be a problem. Then make a copy of the config file, rename it and edit it. First, correct the path to the image; if you don't, you'll probably forget to do it later ;) .
Almost all decimal numbers in the file are coordinates specifying positions of elements. You will need to recalculate new coordinates. You don't need to know what these coordinates represent; I don't and I seem to have resized gentux successfully. You just compare a coordinate against 1600 for horizontal or 1200 for vertical, and then try to find a number that would compare against 1280 (or 1024) giving the same quotient.

For example, if you have a horizontal coordinate of 675, you would compare it like this:
675/1600 = x/1280, where x is the new coordinate you seek. Thus
x = 1280 * 675/1600 = 540

I have written all this from memory, It's been a while now since I last did it. But it should work.


Actually if you do that the progress bar becomes too small, and i think its the same for the text too. Becuase of the way the bigger resolutions are, you want the same proportionality in the lower resolution, it looks out of proportions.

Anyway, splash has a resize command. That does exactly what you just said automaticly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh? I don't understand what you mean. If the screen size gets smaller, so must the elements it displays. With this calculation, they get smaller in proportion with the quotient of the resolutions.

Anyways, I didn't know about the resize option. Seems I could have avoided abusing my calculator :) .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, I managed to get it working.
how come you don't gensplash anymore...using something else?
or did you just get sick of it

just curious if you found something better :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, it's just that I'm not really into all the eyecandy stuff. I try things and use them for a while and then remove them. I even tried all sorts of animated desktop backgrounds (xscreensaver, xdesktopwaves, xine, stuff like that) just to see what kinds of things I could use as a wallpaper, and now I'm back to using solid black :) .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotsta have a wall paper. Other than that, I'm pretty minimal. I use gensplash, but just for console mode backgrounds. I don't have any themes showing while I boot.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Thanks to all who posted their themes in this thread, they look great :D. I was having trouble finding gensplash themes until I found this thread; so keep up the good work :P.

The problem is, the only two gensplash themes that work for me are "emergence" and "gentoo". I have tried converting bootsplash themes (using /usr/bin/bootsplash2fbsplash) and using the themes posted in this thread, but all I get is a normal framebuffer (no splash). I don't understand what the problem could be, since I followed the same steps for each of them. Perhaps someone can point out what I'm doing wrong?

Code:

(untar theme to /etc/splash or use the bootsplash2fbsplash if converting a bootsplash theme)
$ cd /etc/splash
$ mount /boot
$ splash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/splash -r [resolution] [themename]
$ reboot


My grub entry looks like this:
Code:

title=Gentoo Linux Nitro
root (hd0,1)
# currently using the gentoo theme, but I double checked that it had the correct name when I was trying the other themes (ex: gentux2)
kernel /nitro-2.6.11 root=/dev/hda5 gentoo=nodevfs video=vesafb-tng:ywrap,1024x768@85 splash=silent,theme:gentoo
initrd /boot/splash


Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask my question, but since there are some themers in this thread I thought they would be able to help.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I scaled gentux to 1024x768. You will find it here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:13 pm    Post subject: Goto Portage? Reply with quote

Will this go into the portage tree at any point?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres the emergentoo theme scaled to 1024x768.

http://www.philmowatt.com/files/files/Zeppelin/emergentoo.tar.bz2
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can we get a 1280x1024 emergentoo out here somewhere? Or at least instructions on how to create one?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:11 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


I don't seem to be able to reach your server, is there anywhere else to get it (or does anyone else have it conveniently saved and shareable)? *hopeful*

Had it installed but my system died. Now that it is back, I want this theme badly again. :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a new gensplash (its for 1024x768 only)

check it out here: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=27320
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got the gentux working and i love it.

i found a bug where when you use a ncurses style program (i was using ufed) and it prints weird grey bars on the screen. this can be fixed if you simply change to another tty and go back. Also it seems to print stuff on the screen rather slowly.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it me or neither of the two gentux themes is available anymore? Since there seems to be good feedback about it I'd rather like to see it at least :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm, it seems it's still on my server. Funny that - it managed to survive "The Great Cleaning".
Take a look
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the holidays I've been busy designing my own gensplash/framebuffer, but I ran into a problem that I can't seem to fix. The basic things (background picture in verbose and silent mode, progress bar, console text window) are working fine, but the texts I want to display (like the kernel version), are only visible when the progress bar is running, not on the console framebuffer.

See this post for more info, including the config file I've written.

Does anyone have a clue?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a gensplash theme based on a picture of the Khajuraho temple in India: Khajuraho

A bigger screenshoot can be found on Fvwm et gensplash as well as my fvwm-crystal config and screenshoot.
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