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Old 07-06-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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Is there any way to get the penguin logo on boot with Intel KMS? (i915 driver)


In the past, I've rebuilt the kernel with the i915 driver built-in, and that works fine. But is there any way to do this without recompiling your kernel? I read that I shouldn't use vga=XXX with Intel KMS.

I tried adding the i915 module to my initrd, but that gives me an error message on boot. Something like "Unable to initialize the agpgart module"
 
Old 07-06-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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Your only options for getting the intel KMS framebuffer loaded early in the boot process is to compile i915 in or to get it added to your initrd. Unfortunately, I have no experience with the latter option on Slackware.

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Old 07-07-2010, 09:31 AM   #3
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To get the penguin logo on boot, you will need the vga=XXX to select a graphics mode that can support the penguin logo.
On my netbook with a 1024x600 screen that uses the i915 driver, I have the vga=789 line in /etc/lilo.conf as well as "video=inteldrmfb:mode=1024x600" as a kernel option in the "append =" string.
On boot, I see the penguin logo (actually two) and the boot proceeds using the font available in the vga mode.
When the intel framebuffer ls loaded, the font switches.
 
  


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