Debian Ciel 1.2

Author: Amir Dizdarevińá

Ciel means sky in French, and while my theme has little to do with skies, it is nevertheless very light on the eye. Images for both 4:3, as well as 16:9 are provided. Screenshots will show the 16:9 version. The theme is public domain, so do with it whatever you want. I would kindly ask anyone to contribute, as coding boot splash and similar endeavours are not my kind of thing. Thank you! Get the archive from here: 2.06 MB

A semi-official discussion board can be found here:

Last update: 17th Sep 2010

Sorry to host it on Megaupload, but I have no idea how to use svn. Feel free to redistribute and repackage it!

The file names and folders should be self-explanatory.


1.2. - 2010.09.17

1.1. - 2010.09.17

1.0. - 2010.09.16

grub2 Screen

Included are a simple background for the classic Grub experience, as it is now in Debian:


I made an alternative classic background for those of you who don't like blurry images:


The other one is a slick background for those of you who want to tinker and achieve a more modern look:


Here is a possible mockup:


Boot Splash

There is no bootsplash/plymouth/usplash/splashy code, but feel free to make it from the images provided:


The idea is for the logo to "pulsate" (this could be achieved by making an animation with the dark shadow growing/retreating).

gdm3 Background

A simple, light background for gdm3. I don't think we should use the legacy gdm anymore.


SLiM Theme

Coming soon... I will make an entire SLiM theme. The svg provided in the archive is just a mockup!

GSplash (KSplash?)

A simple splash image for Gnome/KDE. As I only use Openbox, I have no idea how this works, so feel free to tinker.



It is almost the same as the gdm background, except for the logo in the middle. I have provided various sizes and ratios.



I've found that ?MurrinaBlu is a suiting GTK theme and the Unity Metacity theme accompanies it quite nicely. Gnome-brave is a good icon theme. The mouse cursor is the standard dmz white. I further think that we should substitute the standard Gnome notification-daemon for notify-osd. They are all available in vanilla Debian with these dependencies:





CD Cover

This one I don't like particularly, but you can change it anyway you want.


Debian Installer

A nice installer banner