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Grub2 splash screen question.

Postby 62chevy » 2011-01-13 04:08

I need to reboot my computer a couple of days ago and noticed that nice new space fun splash screen instead of my B1-B Bomber. I believe the change was made in /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme. I know that recently grub2 was updated during a aptitude full-upgrade. So I'm thinking that file must have been replaced, probably with me saying yes. You know one of those ya sure go for it moments.

I did some searches and everyone is saying that is the place to make the change. This just doesn't seam right because files in /etc get changed all the time so I did some looking around and found this /usr/share/desktop-base/grub_background.sh.

WALLPAPER=/usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-splash
COLOR_NORMAL=light-gray/black
COLOR_HIGHLIGHT=white/black


So I changed WALLPAPER=/usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-splash to /usr/share/images/grub/corsair.tga. Then did an update-grub and rebooted to see my changes. It worked.

My question is would this be the most correct way to change the grub splash screen than in /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme.


The complete change. And of course corsair.tga is a picture I found on the internet and converted using gimp.

WALLPAPER=/usr/share/images/grub/corsair.tga
COLOR_NORMAL=dark-gray/black
COLOR_HIGHLIGHT=white/black


Any comments for or against are welcome.
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Re: Grub2 splash screen question.

Postby fsmithred » 2011-01-13 05:17

Three or four ways to do it are described here:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=58239

A few days ago, I noticed that the rocket ship is gone. It looks better without it.
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Re: Grub2 splash screen question.

Postby nadir » 2011-01-13 11:40

62chevy: I did some looking around and found this /usr/share/desktop-base/grub_background.sh.
...
So I changed WALLPAPER=/usr/share/images/desktop-base/desktop-splash to /usr/share/images/grub/corsair.tga. Then did an update-grub and rebooted to see my changes. It worked.
....
My question is would this be the most correct way to change the grub splash screen than in /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme.

That is how i do it too (after some searching).
It doesn't seem to work always. In that case i follow the advice by fsmithred in the thread:
update-alternatives --config desktop-grub

On a site note:
on my main PC i can't set a grub-png at all (which is ok for me, but still a bit strange it is so "difficult". I checked all possible and impossible files).

Short: i do it the way you do it. In:
/usr/share/desktop-base/grub_background.sh.
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Re: Grub2 splash screen question.

Postby 62chevy » 2011-01-14 16:04

fsmithred wrote:Three or four ways to do it are described here:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=58239

A few days ago, I noticed that the rocket ship is gone. It looks better without it.


One of the things I always liked about linux was being able to set it up the way I wanted to. Thanks for the input guys it was helpful.
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Re: Grub2 splash screen question.

Postby phenest » 2011-01-28 22:30

62chevy wrote:My question is would this be the most correct way to change the grub splash screen than in /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme.


Actually, there's a file there called 40_custom. You make your changes there. This prevents any updating from resetting your changes.
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