Usplash Themes

Disappointed with the pixelized Usplash screen that ships by default with Debian GNU/Linux, I created my own using GIMP, Inkscape, and jedit.

I have only released one, but I plan to release more.

Usplash Debian Swirl

Usplash Debian Swirl features the Debian Swirl Logo prominently and stays true the the color palette. This usplash screen supports the following resolutions:


Usplash Debian Swirl Screen Shot

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The Debian Package

The Debian Source Packages

All these files can also be found at

Installation Instructions

  1. su root
  2. dpkg -i usplash-theme-debian-swirl_1.0.0_i386.deb
  3. update-alternatives –config
  4. select the /usr/lib/usplash/ file
  5. dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-$(uname -r)


The source code is released under the GNU General Public License Version 2