changing splash screen in ubuntu


Unlike my previous post if you  want to change the splash screen you can do so with plymouth-manager.

Download it from here and install it with gdebi package manager.

Run it from command line as “plymouth-manager”.

Click on “Themes” and install any theme.

Now choose from the available list

Reboot and watch newly installed theme.

Share it if you liked it.

Removing home directory contents from your desktop


Recently I was trying to install xfce 4.10 on my Ubuntu 12.04 OS but found my desktop filled with my home directory contents.

This is what I do to remove the contents.

Open “~/.config/users-dirs.dirs” file and chnage line with XDG_DESKTOP_DIR as “XDG_DESKTOP_DIR=”$HOME/Desktop””, and log out and come back ( alternatively restart).

And you shall have only desktop icons on your desktop.

Removing splash screen from your Ubuntu


Many a times one may want to get completely rid of boot splash screen. Here’s what one needs to do to get it.

Edit grub defaults file with “sudo vi /etc/default/grub” and change “splash” to “nosplash”

Update grub with “sudo update-grub”” and it shall generate boot menus with new option.