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How to Install Usplash on debian lenny

Boring with your lenny cause print text mode on kernel message ? . You must try this application called usplash. it’s cool splash screen to change your text message. Many various installation usplash on linux distribution linux. On debian based u’ve just type apt-get to install it. Easy ??? yeah…. let’s go to prepare installation.

open your favourite konsole, then type:

sudo apt-get install usplash usplash-theme-debian

edit configuration u need on /etc/usplash.conf . also add parameter vga=791 splash=verbose on your grub like this:

title        Debian GNU/Linux lenny
root         hd0,9)
kernel	     /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.26-1-686 root=/dev/sda10 rw ramdisk_size=10000 init=/etc/init lang=us vga=791 splash=verbose
initrd	     /boot/initrd.img-2.6.26-1-686

after configure it, u must build your new initram with command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure usplash

and reboot 😉


To change theme usplash you just change symbolic link on /etc/alternatives/usplash-artwork.so to your theme_name.so .

sudo ln -s /path/your/directory/theme_name.so  /etc/alternatives/usplash-artwork.so

you can try change your theme with MacX Usplash Theme 1.2 .

gudlak 😉

MacX Usplash Theme 1.2

  1. poisonbit
    April 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Debian rocks !

    For grub modifications the “debian way” is to add them in the following line of /boot/grub/menu.lst:

    # defoptions=

    so becomes:

    # defoptions=vga=791 splash=verbose

    and then the magic command:

    root# update-grub

    this way is better, because in every kernel (and other packages) upgrade, update-grub is launched and using this way, changes area autoMagically added to grub. If not, they are overwrited.


  2. April 18, 2009 at 3:39 am

    @poisonbit thanks for tips 🙂

  3. Mr Neelix
    April 19, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for the # defoptions tip, poisonbit. I knew there had to be a way of perpetuating my Splashy settings.

  4. poisonbit
    April 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    you’re welcome

    I’m happy if helped someone. Anyway I prefer bootsplash 🙂

    Also there is a pretty theme for usplash (debian):


  5. michael
    April 27, 2009 at 4:14 am

    Actually, the “vga=791 splash=verbose” isn’t require with usplash. My GRUB settings are:

    # defoptions=quiet splash

    Usplash works perfectly. “vga=791” is for 4:3 screens while the verbose setting will allow the text to scroll past while the system boots. Not everyone likes to see the system boot messages, so I keep mine switched off unless I need them.

  6. May 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    @all thx for tips …. lenny cool mann …. 😎

  7. May 6, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Hi, good post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will certainly be coming back to your posts. Keep up the good work

    • June 17, 2009 at 2:20 am

      Uh, spambot much?

      Anyway, thanks! I’m switching to Debian on my home computer, and displaying boot text would freak my mom/dad/sister out. 😛

      • June 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

        hi xuCGC002 .. i;m just respect the people .. 🙂 .. oh yeah… kk 😎

  8. May 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    i prefer “splashy” if all we wanted is to hide all those init.
    very simple config,

    good post anyway

    • May 28, 2009 at 10:39 am

      hi rustam .. thanks for tips another bootsplash.. matur nuwun 🙂

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