How to Customize the Ubuntu Startup
By on August 26th, 2009

Ubuntu users have a huge array of options regarding softwares. That is one thing that i like about Ubuntu, and clearly, as some people say, it is the best thing that happened to Linux.

In one of my previous posts, I had  talked about customizing startup on Ubuntu. So here it is again, but this time with some GUI. For this to work ,you need to install a software which  goes by the name of SUM(Startup Manager).

Install startup manager by entering sudo apt-get install startupmanager into your terminal.

Now, you are all set to go once the installation is complete. Startup manager lets you customize the :

  1. Boot menu timeout.
  2. Boot menu resolution.
  3. Boot menu background.
  4. Bootsplash theme.

This is a list of the customizations we generally like to make. You can start by changing the boot order as against the previous tedious way I had talked about.

The boot menu background does not come off too well ,so try and use an image with some less colour depth.

Author: Chinmoy Kanjilal Google Profile for Chinmoy Kanjilal
Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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  • http://struggleisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com Haresh

    Thanks for the article.

    However, I would have loved if you'd have explained 'Boot menu timeout' in detail as I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu.

    Thanks anyways :-)

  • http://www.techarraz.com chinmoy

    "Boot menu timeout" is the countdown you get when the screen with the list of operating systems waits for you to press 'enter', during booting.

  • http://struggleisthespiceoflife.blogspot.com Haresh

    Thanks for the reply and making me aware of the Ubuntu jargons :-)

 
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