Ubuntu – How to change Ubuntu 18 name and logo in details


I got an assignment to make another distro based on ubuntu 18. Recently I got stuck at this step. I have no idea how to change Ubuntu 18.04 text and icon logo in details settings (Settings > Details)

I did search on YouTube and many other online forums, but I only found tutorial for Ubuntu 14.04 (unity) which is completely different and can't be done in Ubuntu 18.04(gnome).

Please anyone help me.

Best Answer

  • In Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10, the logo is located at /usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/ubuntu-logo-icon.png

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    and the text under that logo or "Ubuntu version" is from the file /usr/lib/os-release under "PRETTY_NAME"

    VERSION="18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)"
    PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.10"

    After customizing here is the "About" section:

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