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Old 03-25-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
Meowatilla
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SuSE 9: How to re-activate graphical bootup?


Annoying!

Through my *ahem* "educational process" of learning Linux (SuSE 9), I have managed to disrupt Grub in that it no longer boots graphically- - ugly text now..

Does anyone know how could I re-activate this nice looking feature?

Thanks
 
Old 03-25-2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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"Does anyone know how could I re-activate this nice looking feature?"

I think that you put splash=verbose on the kernel line in grub.conf.

Here is SuSE's explanation:

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2003/0..._bootmenu.html

and here is a handy web page for a SuSE user to know. It is where you can search the SuSE support data base for problems with a particular item. I typed in grub and then chose the second problem entry.

http://portal.suse.com/PM/page/search.pm

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Old 03-25-2004, 09:33 PM   #3
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As long as bootsplash is installed and properly configured, you should be able to do it with "splash=silent" in grub's menu.lst. This was probably mentioned on jailbait's link, but it was taking too long to load for me.

Personally I prefer the "ugly" approach...I like to know what's happening on my machine.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for that link, Jailbait..

Turns out I was missing the Bootsplash package..

 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:13 PM   #5
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But installing Bootsplash alone wasn't enough! Is there some sort of software switch somewhere I need to flip to activate it?

Thanks folks
 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:32 PM   #6
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"Is there some sort of software switch somewhere I need to flip to activate it?"

Yes. You need the "splash=verbose" parameter on the kernel line in grub.conf. Or maybe its "splash=silent" like mikshaw says.

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Old 03-26-2004, 05:40 PM   #7
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verbose shows your boot progress as text messages...silent shows a graphical progress bar.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 10:54 PM   #8
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OK I got the actual Linux boot process working in nice pretty graphical colors.. But Grub is still this ugly DOS thing!

:/

almost there....

Any further help would be mucho appreciated!
M
 
  


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