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    Question How to change bootsplash in Backtrack 4 Final?

    Hi
    I've installed BT4 Final & the default bootsplash works fine.
    But , i want to use my custom bootsplash for BT4 Final.
    I tried following things, but it did'nt work for me.

    1-> copied source from the link to splash.c & then compiled it.
    hXXp://bootsplash.sourcearchive.com/documentation/3.3/splash_8c-source.html
    root@bt:~# gcc -o splash splash.c

    2-> backedup original bootsplash
    root@bt:~# mv -i /opt/bootsplash/bootsplash /opt/bootsplash/bootsplashold

    3-> made a link to bootsplash dir in /etc/
    root@bt:~# root@bt:~# ln -s /opt/bootsplash /etc/bootsplash
    4-> made My new bootsplash
    root@bt:~# ./splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/mysplash/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg >> /etc/bootsplash/bootsplash
    root@bt:~# fix-splash
    root@bt:~# reboot

    I still get the default bootsplash, Please help me with this guys.
    Thanks in Advance.

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    Default Re: How to change bootsplash in Backtrack 4 Final?

    Try this:
    Code:
    apt-get install splashy usplash startupmanager
    Then run
    Code:
    startupmanager

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    Default Re: How to change bootsplash in Backtrack 4 Final?

    Hi...

    im trying to install startupmanager but i cant...
    when i type " apt-get install splashy usplash startupmanager" it give mi a errors...

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    startupmanager is already the newest version.
    You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    kdebase-workspace: Depends: kdebase-workspace-bin (>= 4:4.1.4-0ubuntu1~intrepid3.1) but it is not going to be installed
    kscreensaver: Depends: kdebase-workspace-bin but it is not going to be installed
    kscreensaver-xsavers: Depends: kdebase-workspace-bin but it is not going to be installed
    splashy: Depends: libdirectfb-1.0-0 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libsplashy1 but it is not going to be installed
    Conflicts: usplash but 0.5.25 is to be installed
    startupmanager: Depends: python-support (>= 0.90.0) but 0.8.4 is to be installed
    Depends: yelp but it is not going to be installed
    usplash: Depends: libusplash0 (>= 0.5.13) but it is not going to be installed
    Recommends: usplash-theme-ubuntu but it is not going to be installed or
    usplash-theme
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

    so ... what i need to do ? to install and run startup manager? Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to change bootsplash in Backtrack 4 Final?

    Most likely you will render your systems unusable and then NOBODY will help you fix them. Still if you believe you know what you`re doing here are a few hints :

    1. Images must be 640x480
    2. Contain no more than 16 colors
    3. Be in gzipped xpm format
    4. The gimp can be used to resize (image->scale image..), reduce colors (image->mode->indexed..), and can save to .xpm.gz format.

    A. to configure manually:
    when you have created the image add a line like
    Code:
    splashimage=(hd0,4)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    to your menu.lst. Usefull trick is creating a symlink to the actual image named splash.xpm.gz
    Code:
    cd /boot/grub
    sudo ln -s my_favourite_image.xpm.gz splash.xpm.gz
    Grub loads the image from the disk upon boot-it is not stored in the MBR. If you use a symlink, you will not have to edit menu.lst and reinstall grub to change the image, you just have to change the symlink. Make sure any symlink does not point to a file on another partition, for instance if you have /boot on a separate partition.

    B. with update-grub
    update-grub will automatically pick up /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz and configure menu.lst. It will find the correct hdX and partition number (no need to type (hd0,4)).
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install grub-splashimages #collection of splash images
    sudo ln -s /boot/grub/splashimages/my_favourite_image.xpm.gz /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    sudo update-grub
    If anything can go wrong, it will....

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