Ubuntu

no easy way to change debian themes

Reported by Shirish Agarwal on 2008-11-19
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2 (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
grub2 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

There is no easy way to change splash-screens while booting up in grub2.
To change default splash-screen a user needs to do the following :-

a. Know where the splash screen images reside
b. Know the file where the information for splash screen images is
c. Change the information therein.

Hence had to find the file where splash images are

a. The files are at /usr/share/images/grub/
b. Now edit the file /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme
specifically line 16

from

for i in
{/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base}/moreblue-orbit-grub.{png,tga}
; do

to

for i in
{/boot/grub,/usr/share/images/desktop-base,/usr/share/images/grub,/usr/share/pixmaps/splash/}/gnome-splash.{png,tga}
; do

Then do an update-grub

For normal users they should not be expected to know or do invasive
changes like this.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: grub-pc 1.96+20080724-12ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_IN
SourcePackage: grub2
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :
Changed in grub2:
status: Unknown → New
Bernhard (b.a.koenig) on 2009-08-27
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bernhard (b.a.koenig) wrote :

I was wondering if this would be a good additional tab for the Startup Manager: "edit images for splash screen"

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in grub2 (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in grub2 (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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