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When I was using Mandrake, it had a full-screen splash on startup. I got Redhat to use a framebuffer console, but I cannot figure out how to create a splash screen. It only supports a banner across the top.
Is there a way to do this in Redhat (kernel patch maybe)?
blackmetal / # emerge -p bootlogo
These are the packages that I would merge, in order:
emerge: there are no masked or unmasked ebuilds to satisfy "bootlogo".
!!! Error calculating dependancies. Please correct.
edit: found it, it's emerge bootsplash and it will patch the kernel...
Well, I tried the bootsplash patch+initrd, but it doesn't work for me. I think it has to do with the framebuffer, because I get the default black screen with huge letters. I tried it both with vesafb and matroxfb, but no go. So I'm back to matroxfb without splash, to get a normal resolution with nicely sized letters, headed by Tux. It doesn't matter too much, because it's only a matter of seconds before gdm kicks in...