Grub splash theme for Igalia

Igalia Grub splash

Lately, some people at Igalia have been thinking about creating a full theme for the company covering the whole artwork that is shown in a Gnome desktop. With this in mind, I’ve been playing for a while in order to create some sample pictures to place in the Grub splash, at the computer startup. I’ve create my first serie of 3 images and I’ve uploaded them, and the material needed to create them, in a public Git repository which you can download with the following command:

$ git clone

I’ve not created a Debian package to comfortable install them yet but, in the meanwhile, I suggest to make use of the “mini” version, which thumbnail you can see at the top of this post. Just compress the file with gzip (not really needed) and place it in the  your favorite directory for Grub splash images. For example:

$ gzip -c igalia-grub-splash-mini.xpm > /boot/grub/igalia-grub-splash-mini.xpm.gz

Then, you just have to select such splash image in the “menu.lst” grub file. Also, I recommend to modify the preferred background and foreground colors for the booting menu:

$ cat /boot/grub/menu.lst