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HOWTO Change Saluki 'Loading' image
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steve_s


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2012, 13:25    Post subject:  HOWTO Change Saluki 'Loading' image
Subject description: Where it is and how to customize it
 

Bless Jemimah and Saluki, and of course Barry and Puppy.

This came up in the Saluki thread and it seems like it would be helpful to have a very brief how to on customizing this start up image.

Saluki is a rockin' version of Puppy, but a couple of people expressed the desire to change the 'Loading...' message that is displayed in the start up.

That message is simply an image, saved in /usr/share/pixmaps/loading.xbm.
Gimp opens this image just fine and you can certainly just modify this image and save it and your start up image would change.
(Thanks to Battleshooter for testing this out for us)!

The image is an indexed image (as opposed to RGB mode) and seems to be set as black and white 1 index (easily able to set that in Gimp via image, mode, then set it to indexed rather than RGB).

AND/OR

The file /root/.xinitrc in one of the early lines calls on that image (look for 'loading.xbm' in the file). By editing that line you can have this action call on a different image. I have only tested it with the same type of format image and it will only work in black and white (it seems).

You do all this at your own risk, of course. Cool

So, just a few minutes ago, I added this image to /usr/share/pixmaps and called it loading-salukiblack.xbm, indexed/set up the same way via gimp. I then modified the line in /root/.xinitrc to point to loading-salukiblack.xbm rather than the previous image and it worked like a charm. Cool

Further info about XFCE: you can also modify the splash image by running:
Code:

xfce4-session-settings


then selecting Splash tab. 'None' is selected as default, but if you investigate 'Simple' and then 'Configure' of that one you can see that jemimah has already customized that splash image. Of course, customize and change as needed.

By using these tools you can have your startup image of Saluki look any way you want. Cool
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steve_s


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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2012, 13:35    Post subject:  

And, if you happen to like that image, I went ahead and made a pet that puts the loading-salukiblack.xbm image in /usr/share/pixmaps for you.

You would still have to go in and modify /root/.xinitrc (just run
Code:
 geany /root/.xinitrc
) to point to where you want it (instead of the file 'loading.xbm' you would point it to 'loading-salukiblack.xbm').

Of course, again, you modify .xinitrc at your own risk. I didn't touch anything besides that one line, myself.
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battleshooter


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2012, 03:50    Post subject:  

Nice job Steve. Like the new image too, looks pretty cool, and more options for customizing is always fantastic Smile
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2012, 10:31    Post subject:  

battleshooter wrote:
Nice job Steve. Like the new image too, looks pretty cool, and more options for customizing is always fantastic Smile


Thanks! Yep, I couldn't agree more. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jul 2012, 12:57    Post subject:  

And just 'cause I can, I went ahead and did one that is really artsy.

Let me tell you, on my Presario laptop it looks really good! Cool
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Description  Zip file of loading-artsy.xbm. As stated above, save loading-artsy.xbm to /usr/share/pixmaps, then edit the line in /root/.xinitrc that has 'loading.xbm' and change it to 'loading-artsy.xbm'
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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jul 2012, 21:59    Post subject:  

Thank you very much steve !!
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2012, 16:14    Post subject:  

done77 wrote:
Thank you very much steve !!


You're welcome. Appreciate the 'thank you.' Cool
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