Package repository

I have built some packages of software that I wrote or customizations of already existing software for Ubuntu.
You can access these packages by adding following line(s) to your /etc/apt/sources.list or using synaptic or your favorite package manager:
deb http://gehrignet.de/ubuntu/ edgy/
for access to the source packages:
deb-src http://gehrignet.de/ubuntu/ edgy/

Usplash theme

I recently worked on a usplash theme with an animated ubuntu logo instead of a progress bar. It is based on the gdm ubuntu theme.
Note: Currently the only supported resolution is 1400x1050. But this can change at some point;-).
To install it you first have to add my repository to your package sources (see above for details). Then install the usplash-theme-ubuntu-animated-logo by using your favorite package manager or following line:
apt-get install usplash-theme-ubuntu-animated-logo
If you have multiple usplash themes installed you have to make sure that the correct theme is selected. For ease of use try the usplash switcher which does the following 2 steps within a nice gui. But if you want to do it the basic way do it like that
sudo update-alternatives --config usplash-artwork.so
When you have changed the selection you also have to update your initramfs
sudo update-initramfs -u
Since this theme is currently only supporting a resolution of 1400x1050 you have to make sure that your usplash/system configuration is using that resolution. First make sure that the following lines appear in your /etc/usplash.conf
Afterwards make sure that you pass the correct boot parameters to the kernel:
quiet splash vga=0x343
This can be setup either in /boot/grub/menu.lst, if you use grub, or in /etc/lilo.conf, if you use lilo.
Have fun.
last modified: Wednesday, 12-May-2010 00:37:13 CEST