Tux bootsplash "BlackTux"

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A bootsplash I've made, with the help of Exdaix, *with* configfile :-)
Last changelog:

16 years ago

25/07/2003: Since everyone seems to want this so much :p You can get the jpegs for every common distribution at
http://www.saltwater.be/_files/blacktux/
(Please mirror them because my bandwidth is limited and I will have to take them offline if I exceed it)


24/07/2003: Added a fully working config file! I took Exdaix (Thanks Exdaix) config file and modified it so the gradient looks exaclty like in the screenshot (with the blue bar). The current screenshots are not made with the gimp but are actual screenshots of my boot process.

If you want to know how to patch and compile your kernel for bootsplash, take a look at http://www.bootsplash.org/ or, for gentoo (and other users) http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=49036

If you have ttf messages enabled, you might want to get the font I used at http://www.dafont.com/dl.php?os=win&fichier=usenet

Gentoo users will probably want this patch to get the progressbar going: http://www.aichler.net/gentoo/bootsplash/
I got a hard time setting up bootsplash under gentoo, especially getting the progress bar to move. This was caused in a what I think is a bug in the splash wrapper. So if the progressbar still doesn't work after applying the patch from aichler.net: edit /sbin/splash (no, it is not a binary) and comment out line 55 (put a # before it), and type below : export res="your_resolution", for example: export res="1024x768"

For debian users, as mentioned by others on this site, there is this tutorial: http://bulmalug.net/impresion.phtml?nIdNoticia=1812

Enjoy!



28/5/2003: I've put a new screen (with a progressbar without block progress) online, this time I think it should be doable to make a bootsplash config file. As I'm having exams in two weaks, I currently don't have the time to make the config file, but within a month or so, I'll make a config file so that you really can boot with this splashscreen!



27/5/2003: The download now contains the GIMP files with text layers for every common distribution.

masch

15 years ago

hi, i like this theme.
because of the problems with bootsplash when using a newer 2.6 kernel, splashutils/fbsplash are commonly used (tell me if i'm wrong).
unfortunatly this theme has some problems with that. i changed the config, so everyone may just copy and use this great theme again:

############# content of 1024x768.cfg: ######

# bgcolor is the text background (i.e. transparent) color.
bgcolor=0

# (tx, ty) are the (x, y) coordinates of the text window in pixels.
# tw/th is the width/height of the text window in pixels.
tx=0
ty=120
tw=1024
th=648

#truetype font text
text_x=420
text_y=630
text_size=18
text_color=0xffffff

# name of the picture file (full path recommended)
jpeg=/etc/splash/BlackTux/images/verbose-1024x768.jpg
silentpic=/etc/splash/BlackTux/images/silent-1024x768.jpg


# background

#blue (#cceeff #023dd9 89c7fc)
box silent inter 431 673 431 676 #cceeff #cceeff #023dd9 #023dd9
box silent 431 673 577 676 #cceeff #cceeff #023dd9 #023dd9

box silent inter 431 677 431 683 #023dd9 #023dd9 #89c7fc #89c7fc
box silent 431 677 577 683 #023dd9 #023dd9 #89c7fc #89c7fc


#green (#c0ffb7 #00c400 #87f683)
#box silent inter 431 673 431 676 #c0ffb7 #c0ffb7 #00c400 #00c400
#box silent 431 673 577 676 #c0ffb7 #c0ffb7 #00c400 #00c400

#box silent inter 431 677 431 683 #00c400 #00c400 #87f683 #87f683
#box silent 431 677 577 683 #00c400 #00c400 #87f683 #87f683

##########################################

you have to rename "bootsplash-1024x768.jpg" -> "verbose-1024x768.jpg"


directory structure:

/etc/splash/BlackTux/images/verbose-1024x768.jpg
/etc/splash/BlackTux/images/silent-1024x768.jpg
/etc/splash/BlackTux/1024x768.cfg

thats it, have fun !

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The-Q

16 years ago

I wonder, isn't slack a common distro?

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saltwater

16 years ago

Look again ;-)

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snakattak3

16 years ago

This is the coolest splash screen i've seen. Your design made me get the scrolbar working on gentoo. Thanks a lot :) You now need to come up with a black tux kde theme to match this awesome bootsplash. Thanks again.

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saltwater

16 years ago

I've tried to design a widget theme but I don't have enough skills/inspiration ... maybe in the future when I know the gimp better

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3kirt

16 years ago

FYI, you can take care of those /dev/rtc errors by making sure you have "Enhanced Real Time Clock Support" compiled into your kernel. It can be found under Character Devices.

l8r,

KIRT

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saltwater

16 years ago

Oh, thanks :)
I was wondering what it meant

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saltwater

16 years ago

I've made JPEG's for every distribution, you can get them at http://www.saltwater.be/files/blacktux/

Regards,
Bruno

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benjamin

16 years ago

hi!

hmm .... unfortunately the BlackTux Silent-Bootsplash doesn't work on my gentoo laptop... :-(

first I emerged the bootsplash-patch, than epm and last I installed the progressbar-patch from aichler.net

after that i had downloaded the BlackTux-Theme and installed it exactly like in the tutorial described:
mkdir -pv /etc/bootsplash/personal/images/
cp -rv /etc/bootsplash/default/config /etc/bootsplash/personal/

rm /etc/bootsplash/default
ln -s /etc/bootsplash/personal /etc/bootsplash/default

in /etc/conf.d/bootsplash.conf i changed: BOOTSPLASH_THEME=personal

then i copied the two images in /etc/bootsplash/personal/images and the bootsplash-1024x768.cfg in /etc/bootsplash/personal/config

mount /boot
/sbin/splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/default/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg > /boot/initrd-1024x768

ok, but after reboot, there only appears the small "gentoo linux" graphic in the top-right corner (and of course the bootmessages (like in screenshot 2))
So how can I get the silent mode ?

Any ideas?
thanks!
benjamin

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saltwater

16 years ago

you have to supply a kernel argument in your grub/lilo file:

splash=silent

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benjamin

16 years ago

ok, now i added splash=silent to my grub.conf:
title=Gentoo Linux 1.4 (+fb +splash)
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/bzImage splash=silent root=/dev/hda3 video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=0x317
initrd=/boot/initrd-1024x768

but nothing has changed... :-(

any ideas?
benjamin

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saltwater

16 years ago

This is what I use:

title=Gentoo Linux (2.4.21 splash)
root (hd0,1)
kernel (hd0,1)/bzImage.21.splash root=/dev/hda4 hdc=ide-scsi vga=791 splash=silent
initrd (hd0,1)/initrd.splash

Hope it helps
Bruno

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sevengraff

16 years ago

You should really make one that just says "linux" and not getoo on top. I love how it looks, but it just wouldn't go with my debian system.

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saltwater

16 years ago

Get it at http://www.saltwater.be/files/blacktux/linux/

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saltwater

16 years ago

The gimp files are included, feel free to modify them to your own needs (a text layer for debian is supplied in the gimp files)

Regards,
Bruno

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Exdaix

16 years ago

I've been messing around with bootsplash and I have a working version of the first screenshot.

The only thing it doesn't have is block progress or a nice fancy gradient like in the screenshot. Currently bootsplash can only do a two color gradient, and the one in the screenshot is a 3-4 color (shade) gradient.

It looks close enough, and very snazzy though. It should be ready soon, as I can only get 1024x768 to work, but I should solve this bootloader-resolution problem soon.

I'd say less than a week and I should have it done.

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saltwater

16 years ago

Thanks! I was thinking about drawing every line in the gradient with a seperate box. Would be great though! If you post a link where we can find the config file, I'll put it here for download, together with the GIMP files, so everyone can mess around with it, and ofcourse I would mention your name ;-)

Thanks dude!

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ybouan

17 years ago

Seems you made this for debian. Do you use the Suse kernel patch or the pre-alpha of rhgb or something else?

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saltwater

17 years ago

I currently don't. It is just a mockup. Within a month, I will make a config file so you can really use it. The download contains the GIMP files which contain a text layer for every common distribution, including Suse.

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ybouan

17 years ago

Can't wait...

I tried rhgb from rawhide but boot up just takes hours when it's installed.
For some reason it slows everything down
(as in really really really slow boot)

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anndi

17 years ago

First of all I like this bootsplash, but I didn't get the init-scripts work. Can anyone send a toturial or a URL of a toturial, which describes how to modify the init-scripts of a DEBIAN-System

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saltwater

17 years ago

Hey anndi, I also didn't find any information about the init scripts of Debian. I myself use gentoo, but my brother uses debian, and he recommended to have a peek on the debian website (http://www.debian.org/), if you don't find it there, I have no clue either.

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christopher

17 years ago

looks really great.. i also use suse8.2 an want to change it with your one.. the progressbar still does not work?? theres one also in the suse splash.. so it must be possible..

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Exdaix

17 years ago

Great bootsplash. I have SuSE 8.2 PRo, is it possible to just replace my current bootsplash image with this one?

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secretmethod70

17 years ago

It's a cool idea, but how does one use it? Is it a kernel patch?

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16 years ago

25/07/2003: Since everyone seems to want this so much :p You can get the jpegs for every common distribution at
http://www.saltwater.be/_files/blacktux/
(Please mirror them because my bandwidth is limited and I will have to take them offline if I exceed it)


24/07/2003: Added a fully working config file! I took Exdaix (Thanks Exdaix) config file and modified it so the gradient looks exaclty like in the screenshot (with the blue bar). The current screenshots are not made with the gimp but are actual screenshots of my boot process.

If you want to know how to patch and compile your kernel for bootsplash, take a look at http://www.bootsplash.org/ or, for gentoo (and other users) http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=49036

If you have ttf messages enabled, you might want to get the font I used at http://www.dafont.com/dl.php?os=win&fichier=usenet

Gentoo users will probably want this patch to get the progressbar going: http://www.aichler.net/gentoo/bootsplash/
I got a hard time setting up bootsplash under gentoo, especially getting the progress bar to move. This was caused in a what I think is a bug in the splash wrapper. So if the progressbar still doesn't work after applying the patch from aichler.net: edit /sbin/splash (no, it is not a binary) and comment out line 55 (put a # before it), and type below : export res="your_resolution", for example: export res="1024x768"

For debian users, as mentioned by others on this site, there is this tutorial: http://bulmalug.net/impresion.phtml?nIdNoticia=1812

Enjoy!



28/5/2003: I've put a new screen (with a progressbar without block progress) online, this time I think it should be doable to make a bootsplash config file. As I'm having exams in two weaks, I currently don't have the time to make the config file, but within a month or so, I'll make a config file so that you really can boot with this splashscreen!



27/5/2003: The download now contains the GIMP files with text layers for every common distribution.

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