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#76 2018-01-24 06:57:48

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

johnraff wrote:

A user can make the text readable this way by choosing a background colour other than "black", and a contrasting foreground. Maybe we could just keep our pretty grub menu and put a how-to on the forum?

I am wondering if it is possible to make a menuentry that sets the background and foreground.

Something like:

menuentry 'High Contrast' {
    set color_normal=white/dark-grey
}

I will test tonight...


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#77 2018-01-24 07:23:06

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

^That's an interesting idea! I'm eager to hear if it worked out.

Meanwhile, a fudge that ocurred to me is to tweak the background image a bit, so it doesn't go quite so bright at the bottom left of the beam. Instead of trying to redo the colour values in Gimp (leave that stuff to Damo), I snipped out part of the top right section of the regular wallpaper image, where the beam is still a bit subdued, and resized it for a grub background. It doesn't look all that different from what we have now, and even with the current light-cyan colour, text seems to be somewhat readable all over the screen.

What do you think?

Image:
W59NXB8m.png

Grub menu:
whmybvxm.png

Grub "help":
EVHdBuWm.png

The bottom-left is now more-or-less readable? If we went even further into the top-right corner of the wallpaper image for our snippet, the bottom-left would be yet duller - and text more readable - if that was deemed desirable.


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#78 2018-01-24 07:31:46

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

johnraff wrote:

What do you think?

Yes, that looks much better, I will have to try all this for myself later.


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#79 2018-01-24 17:47:36

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

if it is possible to make a menuentry that sets the background and foreground.

Something like:

menuentry 'High Contrast' {
    set color_normal=white/dark-grey
}

^ This works exactly as I had hoped smile

Shall we add it?

EDIT: scrot or it didn't happen:

2018-01-24-175338_1280x800_scrot.th.png

(I added the stanza to the end of the file at /etc/default/40_custom and ran `sudo update-grub` to make the change.)

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#80 2018-01-24 18:38:46

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

^ In the past, I have seen grub use a black background with white text when used over a problematic background, so I think something like that would work.

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#81 2018-01-25 02:50:11

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@HoaS that's excellent!

Editing /etc/default/40_custom is fine for individual sysadmins, but I'm not sure if that's the best way for BL to ship the new menu entry though. Maybe something in /etc/grub.d?


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#82 2018-01-25 04:57:28

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

Yup, adding this to /etc/grub.d/39_bunsen did it:

cat << EOF
menuentry 'High Contrast Text' {
    set color_normal=white/dark-gray
}
EOF

NB grub doesn't understand British spelling, so gray not grey smile
(I took the liberty of tweaking the entry name slightly too.)

So, with that addition to the grub menu, there's no longer any need for the dulled-down grub background image, and we can keep the brighter one?


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#83 2018-01-25 06:47:11

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

johnraff wrote:

gray not grey

Hmmm, best file a bug report on that one — I've got a few of those open over at Arch as well monkey

johnraff wrote:

So, with that addition to the grub menu, there's no longer any need for the dulled-down grub background image, and we can keep the brighter one?

Yes, I think that would be best, consistency is always good smile


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#84 2018-01-25 07:11:01

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
johnraff wrote:

gray not grey

Hmmm, best file a bug report on that one...

Sorry, I don't care enough. There's a list of the accepted colour names here: it's just a question of choosing one from the list, and not "aubergine" or something.

johnraff wrote:

So, with that addition to the grub menu, there's no longer any need for the dulled-down grub background image, and we can keep the brighter one?

Yes, I think that would be best, consistency is always good smile

OK! One more to cross off the TODO list. cool
Implementation in bunsen-configs and bunsen-images coming right up...


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#85 2018-01-25 07:22:59

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

johnraff wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
johnraff wrote:

gray not grey

Hmmm, best file a bug report on that one...

Sorry, I don't care enough.

Oh dear sorry, that was supposed to be a joke! My apologies, I will have to stop doing that.


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#86 2018-01-26 03:18:18

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^no, no please carry on. I can be a bit slow sometimes...


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#87 2018-01-28 07:40:04

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

someone wrote:

Let's just move old Bunsen H artwork into -extra, but into a dediated subfolder (=KISS)?
People tend to like to have old artwork around.

So, as the simplest solution, how about if for now I add a subfolder "archives/hydrogen" to the Helium version of bunsen-images-extra and put the contents of the Hydrogen version of bunsen-images in there?

Easy and quick to do. smile

We could consider a more thorough reorganization at a later date...


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#88 2019-07-13 19:57:13

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#89 2019-07-14 03:02:13

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^Thank you!
I guess we need a "Graphics for Lithium" thread. If I find/make it I'll move your post there. smile


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#90 2019-07-14 04:55:51

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Re: Proposed Graphics for Helium

Awesome work! A personal favorite...

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