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Old 02-02-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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Boot splash


Hi all,

I have slackware 10 and I have installed the bootsplash, it is really nice to have my own bootup sreen. And now I am making a progress on it. However, when I read the doc of bootsplash, a "runlevel script scheduler", i.e. /etc/init.d/rc (pls correct me if I am wrong) is needed. But it is absent in slackware 10. Is there any replacement? Or can i copy an exising /etc/init.d/rc from internet or whatever?

Many thanks,
ET
 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
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I'd like to know how this could be done as well.. as, when I choose silent mode the progress moves about two pixels and xstarts... then if I switch back to terminal 1 it's still there.. until I press F2..

...that is you prob, right?...
 
Old 02-02-2005, 10:10 PM   #3
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mmm I think I am bit more serious as it cant even move a bit...
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:16 PM   #4
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no.. I'm pretty sure it's the same. the movement is neglegible and I'm sure I wouldn't be able to see it on a lower resolution..
 
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Its a shame how its only limited to 1024x768. I would have loved to have it on my 1680x1050 17'' widescreen. =/
 
Old 02-03-2005, 04:42 PM   #6
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its not limited to 1024x768 at all. the default examples go up to 1600x1200, so i'd expect you shouldn't have a problem.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 04:46 PM   #7
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Oh ok, my apologies, i was refering to what they have on their website
"* You need to have a working framebuffer device with 16bit colordepth, preferably vesafb (i.e. vga=0x317 for 1024x768)"

I guess i misunderstood.
 
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mode 0x317 is just the most common. if you want screen modes, the lilo howto is normally what i look for for FB mode numbers.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 05:41 PM   #9
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I think Chris is very rite. the vga setting depends on your framebuffer, most commonly, vesafb (of coz u can have your own fb, which is also mentioned in the bootsplash doc). And you can set what ever u like by lilo or grub. For the list of mode for Vesafb, it is available in forum.

Also you can d/l theme from its sites and there are samples up to 1600x1200 (pls correct me if I am wrong). It also support mng and sound (though I haven't ecplore them yet...)

Lastly, I have solved the progress bar problem. Below is the solution.
bootsplash will read from /proc/splash so to make the progress bar move, you can
1) enable progress bar in config file
2) set a msg to /proc/splash in the end of every rc file/cmd u executed by
adding this `echo "show $(($progress/100))" > /proc/splash
where $progress is yr current progress and it should be a no within 0 and 100.

Hope it can help.
 
  


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