Install Space-Sunrise Plymouth Splash Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx”

Here is a guide to install Space-Sunrise Plymouth Splash. This theme is made by Andre “Osku” Schmidt and very difficult to find on the internet. Thanks to inameiname you can now download it from the gnome-look website.


Note: The download files have been replaced by a .deb file so all you have to do is download the 129678-space_sunrise_1.0_all.deb file here, double click it and all the files will be installed. You can skip the following lines:

cd Desktop

sudo cp -R splash /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d

sudo cp -R space-sunrise/ /lib/plymouth/themes/

Good luck and have fun 🙂

To install the Space-Sunrise Plymouth Splash:

First download the Plymouth theme here. When downloaded open the 129678-Space-Sunrise-Splash-Theme.tar.gz fille and extract the content to your Desktop. On your Desktop open the Space-Sunrise-Splash-Theme folder and double click the space-sunrise.tar.gz and splash.tar.gz files and extract the contents on your Desktop. To install the Space-Sunrise Plymouth theme open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

cd Desktop

sudo cp -R splash /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d

sudo cp -R space-sunrise/ /lib/plymouth/themes/

sudo update-alternatives –install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/space-sunrise/space-sunrise.plymouth 100

sudo update-alternatives –config default.plymouth

A menu will apear. Type the number that corresponds to the Space Sunrise Plymouth in the list and press Return. In your Terminal window Copy+paste the following line:

sudo update-initramfs -u

To see a preview of the theme copy+paste the following lines in your Terminal window:

sudo plymouthd

sudo plymouth –show-splash

To quit the preview copy+paste the following line:

sudo plymouth quit

Note: The preview window doesn’t show the plymouth theme full size so it’s a bit out of proportions.

2 Responses to Install Space-Sunrise Plymouth Splash Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx”

  • rafi says:

    giving error after the second line

    sudo cp -R splash /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d

    cp: cannot stat `splash’: No such file or directory

  • tinuz says:

    You can download the file here: http://gnome-look.org/content/download.php?content=129678&id=1&tan=33947951
    It’s a .deb file and it can be opened with an application like gdebi or in your terminal with this command line :
    sudo dpkg -i 129678-space_sunrise_1.1_all.deb
    When downloaded open a Terminal window and goto your Downloads folder where the file is saved (cd Downloads) then install it using the line i just gave you. When installed use these lines to enable and set the plymouth theme as default:
    sudo update-alternatives –install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/space-sunrise/space-sunrise.plymouth 100

    sudo update-alternatives –config default.plymouth

    A menu will apear. Type the number that corresponds to the Space Sunrise Plymouth in the list and press Return. In your Terminal window Copy+paste the following line:

    sudo update-initramfs -u

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