Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Update on my GRUB2 background image changing in Ubuntu

Hello all. A few weeks ago, I posted an article (probably while still panicking) talking about my background image changing for GRUB2 after installing XFCE4 (apt-get install xfce4) from the Ubuntu repos. Well I have finally figured out what happened. It seems that installing the base XFCE install DOES change your GRUB2 background image, and without your consent. There is no install message or nothing in the terminal when you install XFCE4 from the repos, which makes me now pitty the Xubuntu developers.

Now, I have no idea to change it back, because I don't know where the purple background image is located, and I'm not one to mess with config files that much -- especially if you are dealing with your bootloader. I do have a source of light, though. I have heard of the Grub Customizer package, but I'm still not sure if this works with GRUB2.

I summed this up nicely in a nice sentence. This is for when I am booting into Ubuntu. It doesn't make sense, doesn't it?
Power Button >> GRUB2 with "Debian: The Universal Operating System picture" >> Kernel Boot with same image >> Ubuntu splash and so on
Ah well, I know one thing though. I'm never installing XFCE again from the Ubuntu repos, and I might never install it again period if I am still having a sour taste in my mouth when I do feel like installing it again on another machine.

I should mention, though, that this does not really affect my overall opinion of the desktop environment itself, because this has to do with the Xubuntu maintainers of XFCE.