Wokay.. now here’s an easy way to change the active bootsplash theme in Debian. Most of you might have figured this out already.. but still. Here goes..
NOTE: In case you haven’t enabled bootsplash screen support in Debian, check out this article:
Follow these steps:
1. First download a bootsplash theme you like. From kde-look.org for example..
2. Extract the downloaded archive to
sudo tar -C /etc/bootsplash/themes/ -xvzf [Archive name].tar.gz
3. Make sure the theme folder contains the following directories:
Inside the config folder, make sure there’s a file named bootsplash-[Your resolution].cfg. For eg, bootsplash-1024×768.cfg or bootsplash-1280-1024.cfg
4. Now type in the following commands (root permission required. Use sudo/su):
mv current cur_old
ln -s '/etc/bootsplash/themes/[Ur-Theme-Folder]' current
5. Almost done. We need to update the initramfs now:
sudo update-initramfs -u -k $(uname -r)