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Old 08-19-2005, 01:33 PM   #1
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I want a bootsplash, but vesafb isn't working...


Ok, so I've decided that I want a bootsplash so that the startup sequence would look nicer. I'm using Debian Testing with a 2.6.8-2 kernel. I've found that vesafb is not working for me, as shown in my startup log:

Code:
vesafb: probe of vesafb0 failed with error -6
And I have this in my config file:

Code:
#
# Graphics support
#
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_CIRRUS=m
CONFIG_FB_PM2=m
CONFIG_FB_PM2_FIFO_DISCONNECT=y
CONFIG_FB_CYBER2000=m
# CONFIG_FB_ASILIANT is not set
# CONFIG_FB_IMSTT is not set
CONFIG_FB_VGA16=m
CONFIG_FB_VESA=m
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
CONFIG_FB_HGA=m
# CONFIG_FB_HGA_ACCEL is not set
CONFIG_FB_RIVA=m
CONFIG_FB_RIVA_I2C=y
CONFIG_FB_RIVA_DEBUG=y
CONFIG_FB_I810=m
# CONFIG_FB_I810_GTF is not set
CONFIG_FB_MATROX=m
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_MILLENIUM=y
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_MYSTIQUE=y
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_G450=y
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_G100=y
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_I2C=m
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_MAVEN=m
CONFIG_FB_MATROX_MULTIHEAD=y
CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD=m
CONFIG_FB_RADEON=m
CONFIG_FB_RADEON_I2C=y
# CONFIG_FB_RADEON_DEBUG is not set
CONFIG_FB_ATY128=m
CONFIG_FB_ATY=m
CONFIG_FB_ATY_CT=y
CONFIG_FB_ATY_GX=y
CONFIG_FB_ATY_XL_INIT=y
CONFIG_FB_SIS=m
CONFIG_FB_SIS_300=y
CONFIG_FB_SIS_315=y
CONFIG_FB_NEOMAGIC=m
CONFIG_FB_KYRO=m
CONFIG_FB_3DFX=m
# CONFIG_FB_3DFX_ACCEL is not set
CONFIG_FB_VOODOO1=m
CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT=m
# CONFIG_FB_TRIDENT_ACCEL is not set
# CONFIG_FB_PM3 is not set
CONFIG_FB_VIRTU
I haven't a clue on what I should do. Please help me!
 
Old 08-19-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
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Perhaps the problem is because you've got the vesa fb driver compiled as a module. (CONFIG_FB_VESA=m) try setting this line to y instead of m, recompile your kernel and try it again. With vesa fb hard compiled into the kernel, bootsplash works for me.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 06:47 PM   #3
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Hey, I was able to recompile the kernel and now have no errors running vesafb. However, I still don't have any bootsplash. Did I configure lilo.conf right?
Code:
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
compact
prompt
timeout=50
default=Debian
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-custom
        label=Debian
        root=/dev/hda1
        initrd= /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-custom
        read-only
        append="video=vesafb:mtrr,ywrap,1024x768-32@85
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-2-686
        label=DebianOld
        root=/dev/hda1
        initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-2-686
        read-only
Or is something else the problem?
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:14 PM   #4
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Add splash=silent to your append line, and then it should work. Also, you have to make sure the splash picture is in your initrd.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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Ok, so I now have a splash screen for both lilo and the boot process. However, the bootsplash is one with a Debian logo at the top, and not the ThinkLinux one that should of been added when I did this:
Code:
/usr/local/bin/splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/ThinkLinux/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg >> /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-custom
I think this might of happened because I selected Logo Configuration --->[*] Debian GNU/Linux Open Use logo (NEW) while I was compiling the kernel. Is there any other way to fix this other than recompiling the kernel again without the option?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:29 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, no You'll have to get rid of the Debian logo and recompile. But other than that, your setup looks good.

HTH
 
  


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