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    Default Backtrack splash gone after update?

    hi, im running backtrack 4 r1 Black Hat edition, and after i did an apt-get upgrade, i no longer have the kde splash screen that says backtrack, now it uses the default kde 3.5 splash. can someone who still has the backtrack splash upload it so i can install it and get it back? thanks...

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    Default Re: Backtrack splash gone after update?

    ok, so i figured this one out after a few hours.

    the issue is that in backtrack the themes are located under /opt/kde3/share/apps/ksplash/Themes, instead of the typical /usr/share/kde3/apps/ksplash/Themes directory where most distributions put theirs. after i figured this out, i booted to the live cd and dumped that folder to my /home/ folder and overwrote the default installed theme. i am uploading the backtrack theme in case anyone else encounters this issue and doesn't want to take all of those steps.

    download here:
    Backtrack-theme.tar.gz

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    Default Re: Backtrack splash gone after update?

    I'm just spit ballin' here ... are you referring to the eye candy splash screen that uses a diagonal gradient from black to green as the background?

    If so you should be able to type fix-splash from the terminal to recover your splash screen. The other option is fix-splash800 which is for the lower resolution if needed.

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    Default Re: Backtrack splash gone after update?

    no thats not what i am referring to. i am referring to the loading screen for kde, when you issue the startx command and kde starts up. that is part of a program called ksplash which the kde uses to manage its splash screens, what you are referring to is the splash screen for the cli, which is managed through a program known as splashy.

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