Thursday, September 18, 2008

XBMC USplash theme

Here is my contribution to the awesome XBMC project.

This USplash theme will transform your boot experience into a cleaner media experience, the result will look something like this:


So, how to install this? (Ubuntu only)

  1. Download the usplash-theme-xbmc-v2.zip
  2. Extract that into your home folder.
  3. run sudo apt-get install usplash libbogl0 libbogl-dev libgd2-noxpm libgd2-noxpm-dev usplash-dev build-essential
  4. Change into the usplash-theme-xbmc-v2 folder.
  5. run make.
  6. Copy the resulting usplash-theme-xbmc.so to your home folder.
  7. Run sudo apt-get install startupmanager.
  8. Run the newly install app in the gnome menu System -> Administration -> Start-Up Manager
  9. Select the apperance tab and under Usplas Themes, Click Manage themes, and select the usplash-theme-xbmc.so file.
  10. Select that from the list of themes and click Close.
  11. Enjoy your new boot splash.



2 comments:

gilgongo said...

Cool! Really nice work. Just a question: would it be possible to distribute a pre-compiled version for Ubuntu (Gutsy, Hardy)?

duduke said...

I will try, as I have little to no experience creating packages.