Moosplash – a cowsay inspired USplash theme for Ubuntu

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Usplash is a userspace application that uses the Linux framebuffer interface or direct vesa access to draw a splash screen at boot. It has a companion utility that is able to send commands to usplash, allowing information about the bootup sequence to be displayed in a more attractive way.

moosplash, a cowsay inspired USplash theme.If you want to install moosplash in ubuntu follow this instructions.

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

For Intrepid Users

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

For Hardy Users

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

save and exit the file

Now you need to update the source list using the following command

sudo aptitude update

Now you need to install moosplash using the following command

sudo aptitude install moosplash

This will complete the installation.

Now you need to install startupmanager

sudo aptitude install startupmanager

Now you need to open startupmanager from System—>Administration—>Startup-Manager.Once startupmanager opens click on the "Appearance" tab and then select "moosplash" from the Usplash theme selector. Click the "Close" button and reboot.

Now you should be able to see similar to the following USplash screen

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7 Responses

  1. BuffPuff says:

    Now, why would someone want that?



    Did I miss all the howto’s stating how to place a cool motorcycle pic or the image of a (half) naked model, that we are now at pixelated cows?

    I should check the site more often. 🙂

  2. eli says:

    Pretty cool! Simple, yet nicwe, reminds me of the old days.

  3. Greg Vaughan says:

    You used to draw pixel cows in the old days… :0

  4. coffeeman26 says:

    Awesome! Now if I knew where that ascii art was located in the system, I could do my own…..

  5. espcoke says:

    before i instal this, how do i remove it if i dont like it, (yeah, kinda noob)

  6. Danny says:

    editing the splash cant be that hard, #> whereis moosplash

    Perhaps a nekid ascii pic of a chick with big b00bs instead!

  7. Danny says:

    Followed up with the words, “you naughty boy, you’ve turned me on!”

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