High everyone. I recently customized my VL59 STD's bootsplash, kdm login screen and xfce splash screen. I thought I'd share these with everyone. Keep in mind this is my first time doing these kind of things. If things dont go as planned, Im not responsible of the outcome.
Report how things went ok if you decide to try.
Starting from bootsplash.
While the silent pic isn't exactly a screenshot, I think it pretty much represents what I made it like. There are boot messages familiar from VL's default bootsplash theme and gradient progress bar where the maccish button is. Tested with 1280x1024, 1024x768 and 800x600 res.
To install the bootsplash theme, download the tarball http://rapidshare.com/files/87673324/VLm-ake.tar.gz.html
and execute the following command in the directory where you downloaded the tarball as root.
mv VLm-ake.tar.gz /etc/bootsplash/themes/ && cd /etc/bootsplash/themes/ && tar -xvzf VLm-ake.tar.gz && VLbsplash-switch
If everything went fine a window should popup asking what theme to use. The rest is easy. When it asks whether to run lilo to update initrd, answer yes. WARNING, this overwrites your existing lilo.conf
You can backup your existing lilo conf if you feel like it (:. The lilo config file is in /etc/lilo.conf.
Next up, KDM login screen
Yup its maccish too... =/ Tested in 1280x1024 and 1024x768 resolution.
To install, download the tarball http://rapidshare.com/files/87675518/VL_kdm_m-ake.tar.gz.html
Execute the following command as root in the directory where you downloaded the tarball to.
mv VL_kdm_m-ake.tar.gz /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/ && cd /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/ && tar -xvzf VL_kdm_m-ake.tar.gz && VLkdm-theme-switch
Once again a window should popup which theme to use. The VL logo on the left is not made by me, it was made someone in here VL community (I apologize I don't remember the author of it
). The theme is a modified version of DEEP kdm theme http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=39575&forumpage=0&PHPSESSID=cae
Xfce splash screen
Vector on a plate lol.
To install download the tarball http://rapidshare.com/files/87677611/balou.tar.gz.html
After that execute the following command as root in the directory where you downloaded the tarball to
mv balou.tar.gz /usr/share/themes/Default/ && cd /usr/share/themes/Default/ && rm -R balou && tar -xvzf balou.tar.gz
You can preview it in xfce directly. Menu - Settings - Splash screen settings - balou - test
And an ordinary wallpaper I made just for fun
Thanks Uelsk8s, testers and the rest for helpin!