Custom TV Boot screen

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In order to personalize our TV system at home I made my own boot screen. All of our mediacenters are running on Ubuntu, so I had to use Plymouth to make this possible. I had no experience whatsoever on how Plymouth is working so I used the mighty Ubuntu Forums and The Ubuntu Geek website to get the information. 

I found out that The Boot screens are in following location: /lib/plymouth/themes/ Next thing I did was download the theme to my desktop to see how it was working. It was pretty simple actually. Using an image editor like The Gimp I made my own images first and then cut them into the correct pieces like you do when creating a website. 

In the source link you will find the Ubuntu Geek Howto if you want to create your own theme!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sdFya5g7FM

Article was posted on Monday 28th of March 2011 @ 19:45 PM CEST   comment(s)