Well I figured out hoe to get the bootsplash to work with progressbar and all
. First off, being that I had my /home directory on a seperate partition, I reinstalled Slackware on my / (root) partition. Why, you ask? Because after having messed up my kernel with the whole "aty128fb" patch and such. After that I tried using Spock's Splashutils package which is used with Gentoo, but no luck there
. So, I reinstalled Slackware, did my usual post installation configuration procedure, finally I installed the Bootsplash package from linuxpackages.net
, which btw works beautifully
After, installing the package using "installpkg", I read the well written (IMO) documentation provided. The difference being that when I compiled my kernel, instead of enabling ATI Rage128
directly, I compiled it as a module and Vesa directly. After that I changed the line in my /etc/lilo.conf from this...
append = "video=aty128fb:ywrap,mtrr splash=silent"
append = "video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr splash=silent"
...after that, I configured the rc.S, rc.M, rc.6, and rc.local files as it is recommended for the progressbar to work. I also downloaded a few different splash screens from the bootsplash
website. And after having done this, I am happy to report that the bootsplash screen works
. Thanx again for all of your help..........