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[opensuse] Plymouth...

In my struggle to get rid of the children drawings during boot-time of my eee pc, in oS 12.2,
i consulted the man:plymouth, and found that the commands given there are incorrect: '-l' should list the available themes, but started a help file.
--get-splash-plug-in-path gives /usr/lib/Plymouth, the location where the themes should be stored.
I became not much wiser, because there is nothing useful there...

I think at least that it might be considered strange, that openSUSE users can not use the applications to change the environment to their likings, because they do not work.
Very simple things, as changing the background during boot-time, becomes a nightmare, that takes days, only to find out that the apps to do it, aren't there, or don't work.
You end up changing scripts that influence nothing, and you wonder why they are there in the first place.

I installed Grub2 editor, and succeeded to replace the ugly green screen; with SUSE-Elegant, a major improvement, but i miss the graphical interface to change the font size. So it will take a lot of time to see the results and adjust them to a nicer, fitting composition.

The screen where you actually boot into the desktop is easy to change, (the way all of this should be able to), which i did, also with SUSE-Elegant.

Now only still an ugly login screen,
(KDM3, which cannot be changed, only for the worst, even from Yast, and this while KDM4 already is available longtime.)
and one splash-screen, controlled by Plymouth remain.... the moving lights are not that bad, but the childishly drawn chameleon is really to ugly to look at. ( the size of an icon would be better)
If only the color could be changed, to black, or something, than it could be better fitting...
..that ugly green color, even the progress bars in yast are poisoned with it....
Why on earth can't this be changed?
Normally when changing a style, one can choose the colors or the progress bar, but this is fixed..

I plead for more flexibility in user make-able changes.
The way KDE works originally, the user can adjust the whole look and feel of 'his/her' desktop environment.
Why openSUSE wants to control what the user should look at, or should feel?
Even the other os improved much in this...

Kind Regards, and hopefully a more user friendly configurable desktop in the future.. ;-)


Have a nice day,

OS: Linux 3.4.11-2.16-desktop i686
Huidige gebruiker: oddball@EeePc-Rob-SFN9
Systeem: openSUSE 12.2 (i586)
KDE: 4.8.5 (4.8.5) "release 2"

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