Startup animation and theme for Fedora 12 onwards.

Since the release of Fedora 12, fedora is using plymouth. Plymouth kicks in just after grub and before the Xserver starts.

Description:

Plymouth provides an attractive graphical boot animation in
place of the text messages that normally get shown.  Text
messages are instead redirected to a log file for viewing
after boot.

Plymouth does support themes and there are couple of plymouth themes already in the repos:

plymouth-theme-spinfinity-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-system-theme-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-charge-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-fade-in-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686
plymouth-theme-solar-0.8.2-3.fc13.i686

To use one of these you need to do the following and see the effects after a reboot:

sudo /usr/sbin/plymouth-set-default-theme <theme name>
sudo /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd

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