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Old 03-10-2003, 08:29 AM   #1
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Framebuffer Console & Splash Screen


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)?
 
Old 03-10-2003, 08:48 AM   #2
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you can't really, that's the sort of thing that you need to be a proper developer to set up, it's no mean feat really, and it is actually compiled into your kernel.

but.. that mandrake screen was disgusting, that was about the very first thing i did when i installed that, recompield a standard kernel to get rid of it!
 
Old 03-11-2003, 08:07 AM   #3
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I made a really COOL startup screen before I had to reduce it to a banner. I hated that stupid Mandrake screen too.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 08:25 AM   #4
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heh, try gentoo! installing it today it actually gave me a choise of 5 different logos including Larry the Cow. lovely.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 09:58 AM   #5
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When you use grub you get a bootmenu splashscreen. And yes, Gentoo is great! If you want a splashscreen during the whole boot sequence check this thread.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 10:31 AM   #6
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I have a startup splash, I'm using gentoo.

emerge bootlogo
 
Old 03-11-2003, 10:56 AM   #7
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Not so here. Did emerge sync and:
Code:
blackmetal / # emerge -p bootlogo

These are the packages that I would merge, in order:

Calculating dependencies
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...

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Old 03-12-2003, 07:59 AM   #8
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Cool! I know grub can display a splash screen, but it's limited to 16 colors. Everything I tried to make for it looked like crap.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 08:24 AM   #9
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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...
 
Old 05-03-2003, 11:34 PM   #10
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I'm using redhat 9. I've patched the kernel to support bootsplash.
Please go to http://www.bootsplash.org for more info.
Go to http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/quick_steps.html on instruction on how to compile the kernel.

I'm new to Linux therefore I have a tough time compiling the kernel. Wish you luck.
 
  


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