Changing Boot Screen

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  1. Pein

    Pein Registered Member

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    Hello All :)

    I am pretty new to Linux :). I have installed Mint and will try Open suse on live cd.
    Issue i am facing....
    1. I have few small flash exe files which my nephew plays when ever he comes here. So is there a way to play the same in Mint linux?
    2. When Mint linux boot, the boot screen looks kinda boring :) four dots.... :) so is there a way to change the booth screen :)

    Thanks in Advance
    Regards
    Pein
     
  2. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Look here for instructions on how to change both login and plymouth (boot) screens.
    I am not sure about flash exe files as I only have .swf on my system.
     
  3. mack_guy911

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    welcome to forums naruto :D

    the games you send me and talking about

    1st scan your exe with

    http://www.virustotal.com/

    or your own antivirus kis ....etc

    if clean then......

    step 1: install wine

    step 2: right click on file you want to run click on properties

    step 3: now in properties go to permission allow executing bit of that file (ie allow executing file as program)

    step 4: right open with wine

    step 5 it will make your program run :D
     

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  4. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    as for changing theme of plymouth install the theme and change the default one

    Ocky already given a nice link to say all nothing more to tell i guss :p
     
  5. Pein

    Pein Registered Member

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    Hello Ocky

    The link you gave worked perfectly :) had some issues then i changed the permission of the file and i was able to get boot screen with my desktop wallpaper.
    The issue i face now is everytime when login screen appear i get option to select theme. How to stop that from apprearing everytime i login :)

    Thanks :) again
    Regards
    Pein
     
  6. Ocky

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    I don't bother with that eyecandy, but I think it may be step number 6 of the 'tutorial'
    viz. 6. Open a terminal. Type the following command to deactivate the Appearance window upon login.
    sudo unlink /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop
     
  7. Pein

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    Thanks :)

    I tried and it worked perfect :)
     
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