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Old 02-19-2008, 08:17 AM   #1
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Hiding all boot messages


Before spending hours googling, I wanted to ask here first...
Anyone tried setting up a booting screen or animation?
I'm building a small surfing desktop, it boots fastly to Xorg + XFCE4 + Firefox in kiosk mode.
I didin't think of this, before I set up the machine for "beta" testing and started getting help requests from people freaking out of a simple Linux booting screen with lot of text.
I didn't realize that some people may get scary seeing text running fast, even if afterwards everything works nicely.

So, what would be the best way to hide all boot messages after Grub until Xorg loads? Should I hide everything, or maybe add a "Please wait" text? Is there any easy way to add an animation?
Should I just leave you alone and start Googling?
 
Old 02-19-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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Have you tried passing the kernel option quiet to your kernel's boot line in your bootloader ?
There's also bootsplash http://www.bootsplash.org/Welcome_to...world_of_Linux

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Old 02-19-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:17 PM   #4
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TheBeli -- was the link any use to you?
 
Old 02-21-2008, 02:04 AM   #5
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TheBeli -- was the link any use to you?
I tried compiling and installing Splashy and it slows the booting of my machine a lot!

Also, I can't patch the latest Kernel (2.6.24.2) the boot splash menu appears on the menuconfig, but it's empty and prints "@" if I try to enable it...

Also tried the older 2.6.24 after adding some patches to it, however, the same happens there...
 
Old 02-21-2008, 07:06 AM   #6
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Unfortunately Linux is full of people who deliberately stuff things up for you.

It is possible that the http://fatcat.ftj.agh.edu.pl/~przybo...er/bootsplash/ patches fall into this category.

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Old 02-22-2008, 07:16 AM   #7
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TheBeli: Have you found any patches that work for you?
 
Old 02-28-2008, 01:37 AM   #8
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Oh, sorry, haven't had much time to try them out.

But, I tried the other patches from the other site ( bootsplash-3.1.6-2.6.24.diff ) and it seems that it won't work with 2.6.24.2. But the weird thing is, that it didin't work with 2.6.24 either, after I modified the access_ok() call to copy_from_user_mmap_sem().

Any idea, if theres a newer patch somewhere or if someone could modify that a bit to make it work with 2.6.24.2 or 2.6.24.3?

Thanks.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 06:38 AM   #9
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Any idea, if theres a newer patch somewhere or if someone could modify that a bit to make it work with 2.6.24.2 or 2.6.24.3?

Thanks.
No. I plan to get the patches up to date at some point but I'm very busy at the moment.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 01:52 AM   #10
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No. I plan to get the patches up to date at some point but I'm very busy at the moment.
Not that big of a deal... But if and when you update them, could you then please email me if you remember? Or post here...
Would appreciate that very much
 
Old 03-12-2008, 10:07 AM   #11
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Not that big of a deal... But if and when you update them, could you then please email me if you remember? Or post here...
Would appreciate that very much
Of course, but it doesn't look like it is going to be any time soon.
 
  


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