sudo apt-get install startupmanager
Be sure to set the resolution to 1024×768.
Add the ***.so file under Manage usplash themes (Downloaded from GNOME Look)
Startupmanager doesn’t support those resolutions so you have to do something else.
Start by adding the .so file as previous described. Don’t mind the resolution.
sudo apt-get install hwinfo sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
Look for your optimal resolution 24bit.
Remember the mode number of that resolution. (On my system 1440×900 24 bit is mode 0x365)
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
Look for your kernel, a line like this
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-12-generic xxx ro splash vga=0x365
Change the vga parameter to your framebuffer mode.
sudo gedit /etc/usplash.conf
Change to your resolution
Hope you enjoy it.