Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I installed Kubuntu 12.04 from scratch and I have successfully changed the login background and used the same pictures for my desktop background. I have 4 screens and for each screen I use a part of a big image (readable for everyone) so that my desktop background appears to be one large image.

However, when starting up and after having completed the login screen, the system shows the (ugly) default background while loading everything and only at the end my desktop background appears. Can I change the background that is shown while Kubuntu loads? I have thought of replacing background.png in /usr/share/kde4/apps/ksplash/Themes/Default/ but this is only one file and since I use 4 different images, I don't think this will work.

Where would I have to look to get rid of the default background?


share|improve this question

Go to Splash Screen – KDE Control Module and select None.

The splash screen that is shown after logging in and before the desktop is ready won't be shown at all, instead the picture from the login screen will be used.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.