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Ubuntu Usplash Smooth


GNOME Splash Screen

Score 77%
Ubuntu Usplash Smooth

Downloads:  16570
Submitted:  Nov 17 2008
Updated:  Nov 20 2008


This is the original Ubuntu Usplash for Intrepid Ibex with an exciting twist!

Now the progress bar is time-based!

What does it means?

The original Ubuntu Usplash progress bar didn't tell you much information.
It moves in small/huge increments, and sometimes stands still for a few seconds.

This Ubuntu Usplash Smooth does it different!

It remembers the time of your previous boot/shutdown, and will smoothly increase the bar according to this time. Since the boot/shutdown times change very little, you will get a very precise bar with a very smooth animation showing exactly how much time is left!

Check it for yourself!

Modesty aside(!), this is how the usplash progress bar should have been done from the beginning!

Easily packaged in a DEB file, you just have to install it, and boot your computer a couple times. The first boot/shutdown will be quite off the mark, of course, since the Usplash Ubuntu Smooth still don't know how much time it will take to complete. But from the second boot/shutdown onwards, you will simply fall in love!

If you hate it for any reason... just uninstall it, and your system will return to the original configuration.



Now you can also get these packages via Ubuntu PPA:

Please vote for this idea to be included in Jaunty in Ubuntu Brainstorm:



Version 0.4:

This is the version you all have been waiting for!

• Now the progressbar will freeze while ubuntu is performing a filesystem check.
And the status progress will be displayed in text below!

• Usplash-smooth now saves the correct boot time even if a filesystem check happens!
No more wrong boot times in the next boot.

• Fix the problem with the start of the animation during boot, that only appeared after the second block of the bar.
Now the animation is smooth since the beginning.

• Improved the package scripts, installation and description.

• Added the function time_elapsed() in libusplash-smooth, to give even more tools for theme creators to perform smooth animations.
Theme creators, version 0.5 will be dedicated for you.
Be prepared to create a smooth version of your theme!


• The usplash themes for kubuntu, xubuntu and edubuntu will be released in the next version.

• Support for freezing the progressbar during user input is still missing.
This will require a few modifications in usplash source code to be done properly.
I'll submit some patches upstream, and ship a patched usplash for Intrepid bundled in a future version.

Please, use it a lot!
And report bugs here, or in the forums!
Version 0.4 packages for Jaunty Alpha 1 will be created soon.


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 about the reboot

 by yeangigi on: Nov 27 2008
Score 50%

It's really a great idea to add this function.

After installing this,I reboot for about 5 times,I found that it shows accurately in boot time,but it's too slow in reboot.

Do I miss some settings?

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 Re: about the reboot

 by yeangigi on: Nov 28 2008
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I am so sorry for my poor english.

I mean the bar it's too slow when i reboot or shutdown the system.

It run about one third and then the screen is black(ready to reboot or shutdown)

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 Re: Re: about the reboot

 by FuturePilot on: Dec 2 2008
Score 50%

I've noticed this too. It goes too slow on reboot or shutdown.

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 Really cool!

 by gsaw on: Dec 18 2008
Score 50%

I love this!!! Though, could you please add 16:10 resolutions? My screen is 1440x900 and i would love to see it proper size!

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 Re: Really cool!

 by vito45 on: Dec 28 2008
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I have 1680x1050, edited grub to boot into this and looks good for my but it can bee sharper /i have small screen for this resolution /15,4"//

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 640x480 resolution

 by skypa on: Jan 11 2009
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Love Usplash-Smooth! Adds plenty to the overall look and, hell I say it, smoothness of the bootup process. :-)
Could you provide a 640x480 resolution theme so it can be used on netbooks?

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 Usplash-Smooth for Netbooks

 by julesair on: Jan 30 2009
Score 50%

Love this usplash too! But would it be possible to release a version for widescreen displays as on my Samsung NC10 with 1024*600 pixels? The usual usplashes are all stretched horizontally.

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 smooth usplash

 by smwoodruff0908 on: Feb 3 2009
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I love this usplash as well! But like a lot of the others, it would be awesome if you could make a widescreen version - 1280x800 if you'd like ;) Thanks for this great splash!

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 its not working for me

 by xfn on: Feb 6 2009
Score 50%

hi folks

this splash screen looks great but i can't experience it.

I install it on my system but its not working.

I am using Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Is that the issue behind this problem.

you people having any suggestions on it.

thanx in advance

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