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Old 11-11-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
tinaldor
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Cool Configuring the way mandrake 9.2 looks/behaves..


Hullo all..

quick question..

Im working on a film project that requires an actor to be using a linux terminal..

The machine we are using is running mandrake 9.2

Does anybody know of a way of removing the hideous ascii 9.2 thats displayed on the bottom right of the shell (the xserver isnt running.. so please dont tell me to change the background.. im not that silly :/ )

Also, having previously used slackware, there was a file that i could edit that would add a funky startup message to a basic shell window.. unfortunatly, i havnt got a clue where that file is..

any thoughts?

Cheers.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 09:21 AM   #2
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Perhaps i should have made the subject a little less n00b...

ahwell

*bounce*
 
Old 11-12-2003, 05:21 PM   #3
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Strange, I've just had a look and I don't get any

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hideous ascii 9.2 thats displayed on the bottom right of the shell
Wouldn't it be easier, to have the system to be filmed, open, with xserver running, some sort of really manic background/wallpaper with a konsole open (make sure you have the desktop configured for transparency so the mad wall paper shows through the konsole), and get the actor to just imput any command that will give a goodly amount of on screen text - or running nmap "a la matrix reloaded" ???

regards

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Old 11-12-2003, 09:57 PM   #4
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I know how to get rid of it. See this post:

http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?showtopic=9477
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:53 PM   #5
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funnily enough, id just found the file myself..

got rid of it with the gimp..

But now... heres a good question..

Slackware boots up solely in the shell.. just displaying the boot output as text..

while mdk.. just shows a silly progress bar.. and yes, i could press esc to goto verbose mode.. but it like for it to be like slack.. any thoughts..

and before someone says... just use slack... i had real trouble running it on my laptops config.. hence the switch to mdk.

Out of interest... nmap?
What is this...

Cheers...

Tinaldor
 
Old 11-13-2003, 05:15 PM   #6
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This is nmap. A security type app, but can be used for "port scanning" (in other words, hunting for systems with open/insecure ports).


regards

John
 
Old 11-13-2003, 05:44 PM   #7
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To get the regular boot messages and assuming your using lilo, I think you can just comment out the line in the boot entry you want to use, probably "linux", that looks like this:

vga=xxxxx

Also, mandrake use to set up a boot entry called "linux-nonfb" or something like that which should give you the same result if you choose it. It's short for non-frame buffer mode, i.e. no graphics. If that's what you want, you can set it as your default boot option in lilo.conf.

Be sure to run:

# lilo -v

After making any changes to lilo.conf to write the canges to the mbr or they won't take effect.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 04:49 AM   #8
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fantastic!

flicking through the boot scripts also revealed color options..

time to go green methinks.

thanks for all your help!

now ive got to create a nice piece of ascii for a logon screen..
yummy
 
  


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