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July 15th, 2010, 08:26 PM

I want to set a different splash screen instead of the one that shows up just before and just after I log in (Ubuntu and the loading bar)

I installed gnome-splashschreen-manager and through that I set the splash screen to another jpg image but this doesnt seem to work. I dint see any difference after rebooting.
Am I doing something wrong in GNOME Splash Screen Preferences? This method seemed really straight forward.

If there is another way to go about it, would love to hear. I hope I can sort this out soon.


July 15th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Which ubuntu version are you running? Must be 9.04 or earlier to have the loading bar showing.

July 15th, 2010, 10:24 PM
The following is based on LinuxMint and what you have may differ.

What you do is to change the default background as root. Open a terminal. Give the terminal this code:

gksudo -u gdm dbus-launch gnome-appearance-properties

Your password will be requested and the Appearance Preferences dialog will appear. Click on Background. The contents of /usr/share/backgrounds will appear. Edit (or substitute) /usr/share/background/Fresh.jpg with Gimp and save it under the same name. If you mess up Fresh.jpg, you can copy it again from under /usr/share/images/xsplash. A Matthew 23:23 version of Mintís Fresh.jpg can be viewed here (http://glebeconnection.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/Fresh.jpg)

July 16th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Note, doing the above will also change your wallpaper. Be prepared to change it back again :D

Did this help you? If so, please mark the thread SOLVED.

July 22nd, 2010, 03:51 PM
I found this thread which was pretty much what I needed:

I'm marking this as solved. Thanks. :)