Ok, new update. I did a fresh install of VL 5.8 Soho on my gf's computer. I did a search for the bootsplash packages on her computer and found two packages.
Both of these are installed on her computer. On mine on the other hand, I only have the bootsplash-VL package (I uninstalled VL5.
. I tried putting back the cdrom as a repository to install the original bootsplash (the one with no VL after it) package, but I can't seem to find it. It's not listen in gslapt. I think VL5.8 is an experimental replacement to bootsplash, and it completely overwrote it when I updated. Where can I get the original bootsplash package?