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[RFC] Solus KDE Splash Screen
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I created a KDE Splash Screen for Solus, using the Solus SVG logo from the branding page on the Solus website. Maybe this could be set as default on the Plasma ISO? Just an idea :-)

(for those who want to use it right away: you can easily install it by unpacking the zip and moving the folder to ~/.local/share/plasma/look-and-feel and selecting the Solus Splash Screen afterwards in System Settings -> Workspace Theme -> Splash Screen)

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clivejo added a subscriber: clivejo.Nov 5 2018, 4:43 PM

nice, if the core team have okayed the use of the logo, you should upload it to https://store.kde.org Whether or not it is included on the iso there are user that would like it.

It would be nice if it could be included/set by default on the ISO, but I will definitely upload it to the KDE Store. Will wait for the Core Team to respond :)

DataDrake triaged this task as Needs More Info priority.Nov 5 2018, 4:47 PM
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Where is this supposed to be used? We don't use plymouth or anything like that

JoshStrobl renamed this task from [Proposal] Solus KDE Splash Screen to [RFC] Solus KDE Splash Screen.Nov 5 2018, 4:47 PM

@DataDrake As the KDE Splash Screen, which pops up when transitioning from SDDM to the desktop.

It is after login via sddm and displayed while plasma loads

What about using None ?
(question from a guy who hasn't tested Plasma yet)

clivejo added a comment.EditedNov 5 2018, 4:52 PM

@DataDrake what licence is the Solus logo released under?

I currently use it on my Application menu

Vistaus added a comment.EditedNov 5 2018, 4:54 PM

@kyrios123 But that's the point: it's currently set to None and I'm proposing to make the transition nicer by using the Solus-branded splash screen by default that I created or, if the Core/Plasma Team rejects it, at least include it as a default option.

But there really isn't a reason to set it to None by default, unless it's for certain aesthetics. 'Cause unlike Plymouth, KSplash never really causes any issues.

@kyrios123 I usually set my own install to none as I dislike the new plasma logo, but would use the Solus one as personal preference.

@DataDrake what licence is the Solus logo released under?
I currently use it on my Application menu

See here

Vistaus updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 5 2018, 4:58 PM

@clivejo If you want to use it right away: you can easily install it by unpacking the zip from my OP and moving the extracted folder to ~/.local/share/plasma/look-and-feel and selecting the Solus Splash Screen afterwards in System Settings -> Workspace Theme -> Splash Screen :-)

My system seems not to like it :) doesn't want to use it and is still using the breeze version

I idiot for got to run usysconf....

Little feedback, the logo doesn't look clear and everything seems to be a bit blurry and I totally don't like the flying up animation, my system has ended starting my desktop by the time the logo reaches the center

Vistaus added a comment.EditedNov 11 2018, 11:51 AM

@Girtablulu Thanks for the feedback! Not sure what's wrong: it doesn't look blurry on my laptop (13.3" 1920x1080). It's a very high quality SVG logo, made by the Solus Team, so it should not be blurry even on bigger screens/higher resolutions. And the logo reaches the center long before my desktop is loaded (and this is a relatively fresh install on a 2018 laptop, so with good specs).

Okay not reaching center is a bit of a strech but here you can see the issue (could be due my mutli monitor setup)

https://gfycat.com/ShrillAnnualCatbird

@Girtablulu Ah, I see. Yeah, could be due to your multi-monitor setup. I don't have such a setup so I can't test that use case.

I have tried this for a few days. It creates more screen transitions/flickers during boot than when it's set to none. That is a bad thing.

Also as I don't use 4K resolution, it has an additional transition where the icon is half off the screen as it adjusts resolution before switching the to the desktop.

I have tried this for a few days. It creates more screen transitions/flickers during boot than when it's set to none. That is a bad thing.
Also as I don't use 4K resolution, it has an additional transition where the icon is half off the screen as it adjusts resolution before switching the to the desktop.

I don't use 4K either (my laptop is 1920x1080) but I don't see that additional transition you're talking about.

Is your monitor native 4k? Mine is so the login screen is 4k. My desktop is not set to 4k (cause scaling sucks) so it has to change the resolution (which happens during splash screen). This isn't noticeable on a black screen. However it causes a pretty poor experience with the splash screen.

@sunnyflunk No, mine is native 1920x1080. But I'm pretty sure most people have a 1920x1080 resolution screen or lower, so this isn't a problem for most people.