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    Impala SS custom nGhost background

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    How do I put a custom nghost background image to my LinuxICE install????????

    I want to use this image...
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    I will check tonite but, this will get you close.


    Shooting from the hip here as I haven't done this particular task, but I have been playing a little with the "skinning".

    You will need to cd to "usr/share/nghost/vistique/screens" folder. If you added a skin and are using it then the above link will change to "usr/share/nghost/newskin/screens".

    The vistique skin is the default skin.

    There is a file called xml.main that controls specifically the main page that Kev is showing.

    This is where I am less confident as I havent done it and I dont have a copy of the file here.
    Edit (sudo) the file at the area near the top of the file that calls out backround with the file name of your image.

    Your image file has to be placed in the folder that is already defined in the exiting skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by govee View Post
    I will check tonite but, this will get you close.


    Shooting from the hip here as I haven't done this particular task, but I have been playing a little with the "skinning".

    You will need to cd to "usr/share/nghost/vistique/screens" folder. If you added a skin and are using it then the above link will change to "usr/share/nghost/newskin/screens".

    The vistique skin is the default skin.

    There is a file called xml.main that controls specifically the main page that Kev is showing.

    This is where I am less confident as I havent done it and I dont have a copy of the file here.
    Edit (sudo) the file at the area near the top of the file that calls out backround with the file name of your image.

    Your image file has to be placed in the folder that is already defined in the exiting skin.
    What size does my image need to be? What image file format(assuming xml...right?). How do I put it into the file?...Don't want to break anything!!!


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    Here is a snapshot of the properties of the current backround in the vistique skin at "usr/share/nghost/newskin/screens/images".
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    yeah, if you want your own custom background, just replace the background.png file. Other screens may use their own image background so you'll have to play around a bit. The worst that can happen is the background won't show up and thus nothing will redraw properly (hehe).
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    Had to edit the image just a little so the bottom part of "vistique" would still have the bar part. Problem is when I go to save I get "permission denied". How do I enable root privileges so I can save it, but I want to still be in a GUI environment so I can visually see what I'm doing(terminals can sometimes be tricky if you save and it doesn't go exactly where you think its going...causing either no effect...or breaking something). As many times as I had to reinstall to get this thing to play nice with my other operating systems and work properly...and without messing up the other systems, I shiver every time I'm forced to use the terminal to get something done!! Which is why it took me so long to migrate to Linux in the 1st place(too much working in terminal). If it wasn't for the fact that this distro was so perfect for what I wanted to accomplish with my CarPC, I'd still be avoiding Linux like the plague. In Windows I can get most anything done in a few clicks(only had to edit any kind of script a handful of times in all the years I've used it). Every time I look to fix or change something in Linux....to the terminal I must go, and I hate that! LinuxICE can pat its self on the back(if it had one...lol) for even getting me to try Linux at all. Even though I am learning as I go(reluctantly), once I get the basic stuff set to my liking(GPS, Audio, Internet) I doubt I will advance much further in Linux(cause I hate the terminal)!!!!!

    Back to the subject:
    I need to save the image to the file. I need a babyfied list of steps to get it done right the 1st time( like the way I did when I explained how to make a Grubsplash)! Thanks in advance for the directions from anyone!!....Special thanks to Kev000(he always comes to the rescue), and lately Govee has been very helpful as well!!! Will be glad when I get done with the software, so I can redirect my focus on the fabrication. Got it all done except for the bezel(saving the easy part for last...I'm crafty with the tools). Not much of a project there making the LCD frame and a power button spot in it(the tedious part will be the sanding....not a problem...already moved the stuff around that I needed to).
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    I used to feel the same way, but the reality is the more I mussed around with the CLI the more I liked it. I am still not good at using it but I am getting better...

    What app are you using to edit the .png?

    1. Launch the app from term with "sudo name of app" (this would launch the app with root permissions)

    or

    2. Select the "APP" button on the main page
    then select "applications"
    then select "Root Terminal" (this launches the terminal with root prilivages by default)
    Use the file open option in the gui of the app, apply your change and save/replace it.

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    Thank you so very much Govee. As many times as I have already opened gimp from the terminal you would think I would have thought of that(Gonna be a while before I get used to and comfortable in the terminal). As for the image...It is ready to go already.!
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    Glad I could help. I think KEV already suggested but I find trying things like this out much easier on a VM. It keeps your production machine clean and makes the transition to the changes safer.

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