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    Re: Disable new splash screen (Karmic)

    i'm curious to know about how to disable it - i used startupmanager to disable up to Jaunty, but it doesn't work on Karmic - it seems we need other tools or edit other configuration files? which are them?

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    Re: xsplash - How to disable it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ranch hand View Post
    xsplash is more than an image. It is when xorg is coming on line. I doubt that the GDM login will com up without it. Might be hard to get in that way.

    The boot order is usplash, xsplash, GDM, xsplash, desktop. I do not think altering that is going to give you a happy time.
    Actually it's as hard as commenting out a total of 8 (eight) lines in two GDM configuration files.

    Xsplash is hooked up for appearance on GDM initization (/etc/gdm/Init/Default) and on new session startup i.e. after login (/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default). The actual code looks like this:

    Code:
    if [ -x '/usr/bin/xsplash' ];
    then
            /usr/bin/xsplash --daemon
    fi
    Commenting out the Init/Default results in black screen instead of the chocolate-brownish xsplash prior to the login screen being shown. Commenting out the PreSession/Default file results in the good old visual behavior I'm used to - Gnome being loaded and bringing my desktop to screen bit by bit.
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    Re: xsplash - How to disable it ?

    I went a different route in getting rid of the "chocolate overdose induced diahria color image. I choose an image for my wallpaper and use it for the menu background and replace the xsplash images with it too. GDM uses the /usr/share/images/xsplash/bg_2560x1600.jpg image.

    I think it looks kind of neat that way.
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    Re: Disable new splash screen (Karmic)

    Is there a method for this yet? There probably should be considering Karmic comes out in 2 days.

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    Unhappy Re: Disable new splash screen (Karmic)

    Since I started testing Karmic, I have switched the boot parameters in /etc/default/grub from "quiet splash" to "noquiet nosplash" (and ran update-grub) but it still doesn't display all messages. Now I only get the very basic usplash messages like this:
    ...
    Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd
    PulseAudio configured for per-user sessions
    ...
    and not all output that any init script sends to stdout or stderr. Since this was not a problem in Jaunty I'm guessing this is a bug/oversight in Karmic. Now do I have to rewrite all my init scripts to output all useful information specifically as usplash/lsb init messages?

    I just don't understand why we should hide all of the boot up messages behind a pretty picture. Seeing a few messages scroll by during boot up certainly won't hurt anyone, and in many cases it makes it easier to debug things if there is a hardware or network problem. In cars they replaced useful gauges with "idiot" lights because they were cheaper, but for a computer this makes no sense.
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    Re: xsplash - How to disable it ?

    I took a peek at the /usr/share/images/xsplash directory.. it looks like there are 7 background images, each optimised for a certain resolution. Plus 4 different sizes of the Ubuntu logo, as well as 4 throbber images.

    Since I have found no xsplash configuration file, I assume these images and the path to them are hardcoded in xsplash...

    Has anyone seen any documentation on xsplash?
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    Re: xsplash - How to disable it ?

    man xsplash
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    Re: xsplash - How to disable it ?

    Thanks! It summarizes it quite well

    Code:
    aivanov@ubuntu:~$ man xsplash
    No manual entry for xsplash
    See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available.
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    Re: xsplash - How to disable it ?

    Gnaaa, sitting at a Win-box.

    'xsplash --help' it is.
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    Re: Disable new splash screen (Karmic)

    for now what i did were renaming /usr/bin/xsplash to /usr/bin/xsplash_ - but i'm affraid this doesn't last after the next update..

    which .sh file calls xsplash on boot? i'm about editing it as soon as i know which file is - anyone knows?

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