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Thread: Ubuntu 9.10 Gets A New Splash Screen, Not Plymouth

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    Default Ubuntu 9.10 Gets A New Splash Screen, Not Plymouth

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 9.10 Gets A New Splash Screen, Not Plymouth

    Introduced last year with Fedora 10 was Plymouth, a project to replace the aging Red Hat Graphical Boot (RHGB) software. From the start, Plymouth leveraged kernel mode-setting to provide a flicker-free boot process and a splash screen that would run at the panel's native resolution...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzQ4Mw

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    Isn't this basically what Fedora used to do, using rhgb? It used a normal X server if I remember correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    Isn't this basically what Fedora used to do, using rhgb? It used a normal X server if I remember correctly?
    RHGB used an X Server, yes, but did not maintain the same running X Server that's going to be used by the user on the desktop.

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    Aha, thanks for the explanation.

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    Will this be in Kubuntu also? or is this just a Ubuntu thing again?!...

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    And this is why I'll never use any ubuntu junk... rather than collaborating on existing (and usually superior) projects, everything they do is an insistence on reinventing the wheel.... poorly.

    Instead of XSplash, they should use PLYMOUTH.
    Instead of this "store" thing, they should use PACKAGEKIT.
    If those projects are lacking something, they should CONTRIBUTE TO THEM.

    STUPID, STUPID, STUPID.

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    please provide an ogg theora video. this is a *linux* news page.

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    I think the problem is hosting the files, are there any video sites which support Theora for user uploaded content?

    Or I guess Phoronix could host the video using BitTorrent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    I think the problem is hosting the files, are there any video sites which support Theora for user uploaded content?
    http://www.dailymotion.com
    http://tinyvid.tv/
    http://archive.org/
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/

    all host Theora.

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    Oh, great! I didn't know there were so many. No excuses then

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