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    A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    Update: At the suggestion of morgenstond, I'm working on styling the theme in a similar manner to the Unity greeter for LightDM. You can see the progress of that in post 16.

    After installing openSUSE a while back and seeing the default GRUB2 theme, I thought that my favorite distribution, Ubuntu, needed it's own. So this is my attempt at theme that lives up to the high standard of the artwork for Ubuntu. It's not finished, but it's getting there. You can find the theme here on GitHub. I hope to get this theme into the final release of 13.04.

    Todo List:
    • Add a drop shodow to the menu and the terminal window.

    How To Use:
    1) Clone the GitHub repository:
    Code:
    git clone git://github.com/dniMretsaM/Ubuntu-GRUB2-Theme.git
    2) Move the theme file:
    Code:
    cd Ubuntu-GRUB2-Theme/
    sudo mkdir /usr/share/grub/themes
    sudo cp --recursive ubuntu/ /usr/share/grub/themes/
    3) Add this line to /etc/default/grub:
    Code:
    GRUB_THEME=/usr/share/grub/themes/ubuntu/theme.txt
    4) Update GRUB's configuration:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Notes:
    • Although I'm making this theme for 13.04, it will work on other versions. I have included a .xcf of the logo (13.04.xcf), so you can easily change it to be 12.10, or what ever other version you want.
    • The background image (background.png) is currently the default wallpaper from 12.10. The theme will use Raring's default when it's available later in the development cycle.
    • The resolution in the screen shot is 1024x768 (I can't get my VinrtualBox install to use 1366x768), but the theme is not resolution dependant. Also, ignore the grey line at the bottom, as that's from VB.

    So yeah, feel free to try it out. Make suggestions, contribute graphics, whatever.


    Enjoy,
    dniMretsaM
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    Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    Thanks for the nice theme, just installed it...

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    Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    please can u post the logo xcf please
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    Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

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    Looking good. Could you spare a thought for those with slow connections remove the screenshot from the body of your post, keeping the attachment? Cheers.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; November 6th, 2012 at 12:07 PM.

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    Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by elliotn View Post
    please can u post the logo xcf please
    There is a '13.04.xcf' file in the zip file, if that is what your lokking for.

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    Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    Good initiative! I'd definitely like to say goodbye to the old-school look we have now.

    I'd just like to suggest styling it in a similar fashion as the lightdm greeter is now. That way, there would be more consistency throughout.

    (If so, then we could start to use the default wallpaper throughout the entire boot, which will look quite professional, especially when Wayland lands and there are no more mode switches during boot).

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    Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by morgenstond View Post
    Good initiative! I'd definitely like to say goodbye to the old-school look we have now.

    I'd just like to suggest styling it in a similar fashion as the lightdm greeter is now. That way, there would be more consistency throughout.

    (If so, then we could start to use the default wallpaper throughout the entire boot, which will look quite professional, especially when Wayland lands and there are no more mode switches during boot).
    Big +1...

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    Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by elliotn View Post
    please can u post the logo xcf please
    I'll add that as an attachment to the first post.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Thread moved to Ubuntu +1 (Raring Ringtail)
    Thanks. I wasn't sure exactly where it belonged, so I went the safe route and put it in the Cafe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Looking good. Could you spare a thought for those with slow connections remove the screenshot from the body of your post, keeping the attachment? Cheers.
    Done. Didn't think of that, my bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by morgenstond View Post
    I'd just like to suggest styling it in a similar fashion as the lightdm greeter is now. That way, there would be more consistency throughout.
    Excellent idea. I guess I never thought of that because I just have the VM set to auto-login and I never see the DM screen. I'll see what I can do.
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    Talking Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    I'll add that as an attachment to the first post.



    Thanks. I wasn't sure exactly where it belonged, so I went the safe route and put it in the Cafe.



    Done. Didn't think of that, my bad.



    Excellent idea. I guess I never thought of that because I just have the VM set to auto-login and I never see the DM screen. I'll see what I can do.
    That would be very cool indeed! Thanks!

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    Re: A GRUB2 Theme For Ubuntu 13.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Ball View Post
    Thread moved to Ubuntu +1 (Raring Ringtail)


    Looking good. Could you spare a thought for those with slow connections remove the screenshot from the body of your post, keeping the attachment? Cheers.
    You could merge it with the GRUB Theme thread.

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