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Old 11-03-2004, 01:53 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by Nightfrost
Well; I can't get the bootsplash to work. I have compiled the kernel according to instructions. I have vesafb-tng compiled in the kernel
Still, just to be sure, check this in your .config file:

Code maturity level options --->[*] Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers
Processor type and features --->[*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
Device Drivers --->
Block devices --->
<*> Loopback device support
<*> RAM disk support
(4096) Default RAM disk size[*] Initial RAM disk (initrd) support
Graphics support --->[*] Support for frame buffer devices[*] VESA VGA graphics support
Console display driver support --->[*] Video mode selection support
<*> Framebuffer Console support
Bootsplash configuration --->[*] Bootup splash screen
File systems --->
Miscellaneous filesystems --->
<*> Compressed ROM file system support

make also sure that the next options are unchecked:

Device Drivers --->
Graphics support --->
< > nVidia Riva support
Logo configuration --->
[ ] Bootup logo
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:25 PM   #17
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Thanks for the reply.
Just recompiled the kernel and double checked all those options. I must miss something really obvious casuse this is getting weird...

I'm gonna look around for some more info. If anything else comes to mind that can help, please let me know

Cheers.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 05:57 AM   #18
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Hmm, the new 2.6.9 doesn't seem to have a working kernel-patch yet. I get errors patching the kernel on all verions. I tried rc1, rc2, rc3 and rc4. Anyone did make it with one of these?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 12:39 PM   #19
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Bootsplash.de MIA?

I've been getting 'connection refused' from bootsplash.de since Thursday. Anyone know what's going on there?
 
Old 11-08-2004, 01:28 PM   #20
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It seems that bootsplash.de is off the air since a couple of days now, no idea if and when they 'll be back. Even Google has no answers yet.
So meanwhile you will all have to stick with kernel 2.6.7, that is if you want to be able to burn audio cd's which isn't possible with kernel 2.6.8 or 2.6.8.1
When bootpslash.de was still on the air, I tried the rc4 patch for 2.6.9. Patching goes with no trouble, compiling goes ok to, but alas... it just doesn't work.
But all that is quit ok with me, since 2.6.7 runs flawlessly here. I'm also not sure if the problems with audio cd burning that existed with 2.6.8 kernels are fixed now.
Kernel 2.6 is still pretty much development stuff, immediately upgrading to the latest patch level is bound to introduce one or more problems. So for the time being, I'll stick with 2.6.7, and perhaps you should consider to do the same.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 03:29 PM   #21
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Well, a (the?) patch for 2.6.8 (.1?) vanilla kernel can be found at the Sorceforge page:

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?grou...15&atid=545455

This discussion renewed my interest in bootsplash, and since I recently started using the vanilla kernel, I gave it a try. When I boot (with vga=791) and using the "traditional" Linux theme (penguin), I get an error message saying that the color depth is incorrect and "(15") is shown. The picture in my initrd.img is a 65k 1024x768 picture though. Can I not use another framebuffer, e.g., ATI Radeon, or do I have to use the VESA fb?

/TLV
 
Old 11-08-2004, 04:15 PM   #22
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In the vanilla kernel, frame buffer support is installed as a module. In order for bootsplash to work however, you need to compile this, among other things, in the kernel.
I know of course that there is a fully functional bootsplash patch for kernel 2.6.8.1, but I cannot use this kernel because it won't burn audio cd's at all, while data cd's and dvd's can only be burnt as root. Until this is fixed I will stick with 2.6.7.
So, whether these cd burning problems are repaired or not in 2.6.9, it is now the bootsplash issue that rules this kernel one out for now.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:25 AM   #23
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Quote:
Originally posted by Zambezi
In the vanilla kernel, frame buffer support is installed as a module. In order for bootsplash to work however, you need to compile this, among other things, in the kernel.
It's already in my kernel - I normally don't use inird. I still don't understand why it won't work. Perhaps I should try to only use VESA, though bootsplash claims to be working with any fb.

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I know of course that there is a fully functional bootsplash patch for kernel 2.6.8.1, but I cannot use this kernel because it won't burn audio cd's at all, while data cd's and dvd's can only be burnt as root. Until this is fixed I will stick with 2.6.7.
So, whether these cd burning problems are repaired or not in 2.6.9, it is now the bootsplash issue that rules this kernel one out for now.
Just a clarification here: The kernel devs tighten the security in 2.6.8.1. Prior to 2.6.8.1, regular users could do some stuff that was considered insecure (e.g., update the firmware of a drive). I'm not sure that they will fix this (i.e., loosen security) in later kernels. Perhaps they can add an option in config. However, there is a patch for 2.6.8.1 that "fixes" the CD burning problem (i.e. loosen the security). Sorry, I can't find the link at the moment.

One solution could be to run cdrecord as root from the prompt and not use a fancy frontend like k3b... Annoying: yes. Hopefully, the cdrecord and k3b people will find a convenient solution.

/TLV
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:15 PM   #24
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Well, got it working like it should. Just wondering though..since I got an 21inch screen I'd like to try some 1600x1200 themes I found. What is the vga= option? I can't find anything higher then 794, guess it should be 797?

edit: never mind: found the right settings.....bootsplash.de still down

Last edited by powadha; 11-11-2004 at 05:54 AM.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 03:47 PM   #25
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Finally found a link to a working 2.6.9 patch:

bootsplash patch 2.6.9

Hope it works for you aswell!
 
Old 11-12-2004, 02:37 AM   #26
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BTW: There is work in progress to get another implementation of a bootspalsh in Debian without patching the kernel. Check this thread:

http://lists.debian.org/debian-deskt.../msg00006.html

/TLV
 
Old 11-12-2004, 02:40 AM   #27
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Finally found a link to a working 2.6.9 patch:

bootsplash patch 2.6.9

Hope it works for you aswell!

Thanks a lot

It worked just fine for me as well!
 
  


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