View Full Version : ".So" to be used as a splash image

February 1st, 2009, 01:34 AM
Hi friends,
I found a beautiful peace of software called"USPLASH MAKER(TUM)",Which converts any image to ".so"(Of any resolution)...So first i created a An image using GIMP(800x600),Saved it as ".png" and later converted it to".so"using Tum.
After this,i selected startup manger to select my newly created splash screen...But Once i start up the computer again,The splash screen does not apper at all,What could the prob...?Can any one help...?

February 2nd, 2009, 05:34 PM
I don't know how "usplash maker" creates .so files, but I just want to warn you that .so are not portable. .so files created on 32 bit systems won't work on 64 bit systems and vice-versa, and .so files created on Intrepid won't work on Ubuntu Hardy Heron.

February 4th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Check whether you are using the newly created .so file

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/lib/usplash/usplash-artwork.so usplash-artwork.so /usr/lib/usplash/newone.so 10

Here newone.so is the newly created one and should be present in /usr/lib/usplash

sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so && sudo update-initramfs -u

It should help!!!!