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[SOLVED] Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby BostonPeng » 03 May 2013 15:55

I found a Plymouth theme from the same folks that made the icons I use, but looking at the Debian Plymouth Manager doesn't seem to have any way to install it. Am I missing something or do I install it the old school by manually extracting it into /usr/share/plymouth/themes ?
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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 03 May 2013 20:35

Indeed, and if you start Debian Plymouth Manager, it should be listed.
But answer me this: why do you want to replace my blood, sweat, and tears, hmmm?


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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby zerozero » 03 May 2013 21:26

Schoelje wrote:But answer me this: why do you want to replace my blood, sweat, and tears, hmmm?
opsss :mrgreen: you're talking to me :lol: :?:
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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby BostonPeng » 04 May 2013 13:26

Schoelje wrote:Indeed, and if you start Debian Plymouth Manager, it should be listed.
But answer me this: why do you want to replace my blood, sweat, and tears, hmmm?
The main reason I wanted to install it was to check it out, and now that I've remembered how to install a plymouth theme the old school way (I had actually written an article with the info) I've seen it and am going back to the SolydK plymouth theme.

One thing I noticed is that dpm doesn't have any resolutions to select when changing themes. I'm pretty sure I borked something since I don't see anyone else asking about it but I'd love to get it fixed.

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Any thoughts on what I may have done wrong and how to fix it?

ETA: Okay, why didn't my screenshot upload? I had to throw it in my Dropbox to post it.
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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 May 2013 13:42

Could you check if this file exists:
/sys/bus/platform/drivers/uvesafb/uvesafb.0/vbe_modes
If it does, could you attach it here?


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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby BostonPeng » 04 May 2013 13:47

It doesn't exist on my system. Is it something that should be there already or do I need to create it?
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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 May 2013 14:40

We're not there yet!
Check if v86d and hwinfo are installed.


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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby BostonPeng » 04 May 2013 15:06

Schoelje wrote:We're not there yet!
Check if v86d and hwinfo are installed.
Oh, it's that borked, eh? Yikes!

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$ apt policy v86d
v86d:
  Installed: 0.1.10-1
  Candidate: 0.1.10-1
  Version table:
 *** 0.1.10-1 0
        500 http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/ testing/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
$ apt policy hwinfo
hwinfo:
  Installed: 16.0-2.2
  Candidate: 16.0-2.2
  Version table:
 *** 16.0-2.2 0
        500 http://debian.solydxk.com/testing/ testing/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
$ 
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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 May 2013 15:17

We're getting there.

First I want you to return the output of:

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sudo hwinfo --framebuffer 
You probably have v86d running as a process.
If you're running Nouveau, Nvidia, or ATI drivers, you can easily purge v86d.
As a matter of fact, this is done since the last iso by the live-installer when you install SolydXK on your system.
When you've done that, you can reboot, and you should have the resolutions back in DPM.


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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby BostonPeng » 04 May 2013 15:41

I have Intel graphics on the new laptop, so should I hold on to v86d?

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$ sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
02: None 00.0: 11001 VESA Framebuffer                           
  [Created at bios.464]
  Unique ID: rdCR.fRULN9k9OD4
  Hardware Class: framebuffer
  Model: "Intel(r)Cantiga Graphics Controller"
  Vendor: "Intel Corporation"
  Device: "Intel(r)Cantiga Graphics Controller"
  SubVendor: "Intel(r)Cantiga Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS"
  SubDevice: 
  Revision: "Hardware Version 0.0"
  Memory Size: 127 MB + 960 kB
  Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xc7feffff (rw)
  Mode 0x0305: 1024x768 (+1024), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0317: 1024x768 (+2048), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0318: 1024x768 (+4096), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0312: 640x480 (+2560), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0314: 800x600 (+1600), 16 bits
  Mode 0x0315: 800x600 (+3200), 24 bits
  Mode 0x0301: 640x480 (+640), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0303: 800x600 (+832), 8 bits
  Mode 0x0311: 640x480 (+1280), 16 bits
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 May 2013 15:53

You can purge v86d.
It's only used for Plymouth in live mode. So, there's no need for it on a installed system.


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Re: Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby BostonPeng » 04 May 2013 16:12

That did the trick. Thanks for the assistance.
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Re: [SOLVED] Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 May 2013 16:59

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Re: [SOLVED] Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 04 May 2013 17:58

I've updated DPM: it should now list resolutions when you use v86d and hwinfo (tested and OK).


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Re: [SOLVED] Adding new Plymouth themes

Postby BostonPeng » 06 May 2013 14:12

Thanks Schoelje. Not sure why v86d was left behind but I'm glad to see it won't cause problems for others who still have it post-install.
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