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Old 03-10-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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How can I replace the Linux scrolling text during boot-up with a splash image?


I need some help in determining how to have a color splash image display in place of the Linux scrolling-text during the boot-up process on an embedded Linux device. The kernel used is a stripped-down version of Linux (kernel 2.6.29), which has been custom configured.

I am using syslinux as the bootloader. I was told that Plymouth might be the way to go with this, but I'm not sure. I'm very new at this and need some guidance.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-10-2011, 03:26 PM   #2
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What distro are you using? That would help a lot.....
 
Old 03-10-2011, 03:33 PM   #3
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We're using Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on our development platform and X-Linux on our embedded device.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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This might be of assistance:

http://splashy.alioth.debian.org/wiki/
 
Old 03-17-2011, 09:10 AM   #5
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Does splashy support VESA driver?

Does splashy support the VESA driver?
 
Old 03-17-2011, 09:51 AM   #6
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Splasy make errors

I have downloaded splashy-0.3.13 and ran ./configure successfully. When I run 'make', I get the following errors:

cc1: warnings being treated as errors
splashy_functions.c: In function 'search_pattern':
splashy_functions.c:217: error: ignoring return value of 'fread_unlocked', declared with attribute warn_unused_result
splashy_functions.c: In function 'cmd_chroot':
splash_functions.c:425: error: ignoring return value of 'chdir', declared with attribute warn_unused_result
splashy_functions.c:426: error: ignoring return value of 'chroot', declared with attribute warn_unused_result
make[2]: *** [splashy-splashy_functions.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ssaputo/splashy/splashy-0.3.13/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `home/ssaputo/splashy-0.3.13'
make: *** [all] Error 2


How is this fixed? Is there a patch?

Thanks!
 
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After looking though a few things, I think the following would be more suitable:
http://www.bootsplash.org/Welcome_to...world_of_Linux

And that is my fault, because I don't think splashy is meant for embedded devices. Can anyone confirm this?
 
Old 03-31-2011, 10:19 PM   #8
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I'd like to do this as well, but that is further down-the-road for me...
The bootsplash.org seems to be 'superceeded' by the splashy tho...
Will wait to see if ARM versions (Debian in particular) will be handled...
 
  


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