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vellowax

Joined: 19 Nov 2009
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Location: still playing in the backyard

PostPosted: Fri 25 Dec 2009, 10:31    Post subject:  

All the pictures i used in that message were taken from various sites.
and I gathered them all in 1 picture or more and do some little editing. only the glass effect that i've made it myself. Very Happy

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There is this link: HOWTO add splash image to grub

Personally i think in comparison to gfxmenu, splashimages are rather lame. (but i would, wouldn't i)

i'm afraid it isn't what i meant. as you said, it was the comparison of gfxmenu.

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If you are referring to GRUB splahimages,
unfortunately neither of my packages offer splashimage support.

i do this with my menu.lst

# Linux bootable partition config begins
title NOP 431
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel /puppy431/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy431 acpi=force
initrd /puppy431/initrd.gz quiet (splashimages)
# Linux bootable partition config ends

where the splashimages is the message file of the gfxmenu message and i did try other possibility (it was my dumb experiment) but still nothing is happen. Laughing

Is that what you mean by "neither of my packages offer splashimage support"?
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Dec 2009, 10:51    Post subject:  

vellowax wrote:

i do this with my menu.lst

# Linux bootable partition config begins
title NOP 431
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel /puppy431/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=puppy431 acpi=force
initrd /puppy431/initrd.gz quiet (splashimages)
# Linux bootable partition config ends

where the splashimages is the message file of the gfxmenu message and i did try other possibility (it was my dumb experiment) but still nothing is happen. Laughing

Is that what you mean by "neither of my packages offer splashimage support"?

Not exactly, i have never seen that way of doing things before Rolling Eyes
what i thought you intended to do was point to a splashimage insted of a message file in your menu.lst
but as i said, my packages do not support splashimages, ONLY gfxmenu message files.

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vellowax

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Dec 2009, 11:25    Post subject:  

I saw that method in jaunty.
But, Very Happy never mind, because the time required to load module in puppy isn't that long.
So, I can left this thing behind and maybe work with other gfxmenu message.

thanks for all your support
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vellowax

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec 2009, 22:14    Post subject:  

OK...I just could not leave it... it's because my curiosity about splash image during boot in puppy.
After a lot of read, there are several ways to do it. I only try bootsplash and splashy.

On bootsplash, it should need to recompile the kernel, since i messed up with .config, after several times trying to figure it out. I gave up.

But there's a simple way to have bootsplash in your box , and i almost there to play with it. With splashy, there's no need to recompile the kernel. Now, i don't have a text running during booting, but neither the splash image too, i think it's because the themes for bootscreen or the lib for jpeg and/or png. I wish i have a lot of time to fix this.
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Feb 2010, 12:39    Post subject:  

Hi

Thought it was about time that i posted a new message file, so here it is.

Basically i took the default wallpapers from Puppy versions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 4.31 (left to right)
put them into the GIMP, gave it a good shake and ended up with this. Rolling Eyes

CatDude
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vellowax

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Feb 2010, 14:12    Post subject:  

Nice picture CatDude.

Here is another message files from me - unedited picture. Play in 1024 x 768.
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vellowax

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb 2010, 12:21    Post subject:  

Experiments: Animated message grub.
Trying with .gif animated wallpaper and change the config with the appropriate file name and extension.
Failed. Very Happy
The file size is 1 MB.
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Eyes-Only


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Location: La Confederation Abenaquaise

PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb 2010, 13:38    Post subject:  

Hi CatDude & All, Smile

Okie-dokie now... I must assuredly be missing something here I'm almost sure of it, or there's something this one failing grey cell of mine I call a "brain" can't seem to understand somewhere - so perhaps CatDude et al might help me out?

How do I go about opening up these .gz files so as to get the images out like Trap did that I, too, can use them as wallpapers? Both the "Metal-Nipper" and "Pup-pup" would look awesome on some of my frugally-installed Puppy desktops here - and that "Forest Road" would just plain look fantastic in any distro for a wallpaper! Shocked Truly a breath-taking photo vellowax... reminds me of lazy summer afternoons walking in the deep Maine forests with my Grandfather - the most special person in my life. Smile

Thanks for any pointers in opening these .gz files guys.

( Sidenote: BTW, I tried using the "cpio -iv <" command in CLI since ROX told me they were cpio files once the .gz was removed but nothing worked. sorry! )

Eyes-Only
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seaside

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb 2010, 14:18    Post subject:  

Eyes-Only wrote:
Hi CatDude & All, Smile


How do I go about opening up these .gz files
Eyes-Only
"L'Peau-Rouge"


Eyes-only,

Have you tried "p7zip" here

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=391318&sid=075b6327af3bfecd81d43c1af08a1e54

Cheers,
s
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Thu 11 Feb 2010, 15:35    Post subject:  

Hello Eyes-Only

Eyes-Only wrote:

( Sidenote: BTW, I tried using the "cpio -iv <" command in CLI since ROX told me they were cpio files once the .gz was removed but nothing worked. sorry! )

That should work, it does for me
for example:
Code:
cpio -iv < forestroad

or
Code:
cpio -iv < metal-nipper_1024x768

I usually put the file in a temporary directory to open it up, as it consists of eight files.

I have attached both the images you are interested in below, to save you the trouble of opening the files up.
( save that grey cell mate Laughing )

CatDude
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EDIT:

Added pup-pup.jpg, as at first i did not see that you mentioned it.

P.S
Would you like to swap a couple of grey cells for a pair of spectacles Laughing
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Eyes-Only


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Feb 2010, 19:27    Post subject:  

OH!! Thank you so very much CatDude!! You've really made my day mate! -dancing!- Very Happy

I've taken "Pup-Pup" and used that on my default Puppy ( HDD install 4.2.1 ) and with the "Azenis-Red" theme all the way around it looks nothing short of spectacular! In fact, when my nurse was here today she couldn't take her eyes off the computer's desktop, nor could she stop commenting upon how truly fantastic it looked! And my "Best Buddy" ( grandson ) is just wild over it of course! Very Happy

...But wait until he sees "Nipper" on yet another Puppy desktop later on this evening!

Now as for the "glasses/specs": I've got seven or eight pairs kicking around here in the desk drawer. May as well send two or three your way as none of them work for me mate! - not even the pair sitting on my nose now! LOL!

Thank you so much once again my friend! May Blessings rain upon you and never cease!

Amicalement/Cheers!

Eyes-Only
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 09:24    Post subject:  

Hello Eyes-Only

Eyes-Only wrote:
OH!! Thank you so very much CatDude!! You've really made my day mate! -dancing!- Very Happy

No problem mate.

Eyes-Only wrote:

Now as for the "glasses/specs": I've got seven or eight pairs kicking around here in the desk drawer. May as well send two or three your way as none of them work for me mate! - not even the pair sitting on my nose now! LOL!

I think i may need to tape them on my head, as my ears are in the wrong place. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Feb 2010, 15:37    Post subject:
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Any chance that "wesuckmore" could be posted as a Wall Paper file in its normal size of 1024 by768. It would be great for my computer at work. It would help the management to understand the issue.

I read CatDude post on using cpio. It did worked. Thanks for the great pictures. Now, to hear that some one wants to talk to me.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2010, 09:02    Post subject:  

http://www.wallpaperpimper.com/wallpaper/Computer/Linux/Penguin-Windows-XP-Tetrapac-1-05IY6DTAQ8-1024x768.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2010, 09:05    Post subject:  

dp...damn lag
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