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I'm trying to make my Slackware 11 laptop look spiffy. What is the correct way to intall and setup bootsplash? Also, where can I find bootsplash and Lilo splash screens?
On another note, i'm also looking for a light weight display manager. I am not too interested in GDM, KDM, or XDM.
OK, thanks! I'll go try googling some more.
for boot splash u need to recompile the kernel, u can make the lilo graphical (go to shilo,s guide fisrt thread of slackware forum,, sticky) if u want a nice kernel please dont use bootsplash and i think the tux is more good lookin.
i'm also looking for a light weight display manager. I am not too interested in GDM, KDM, or XDM.
did u mean! " gnome and kde " i think the light weight desktop, suited for slack is xfce. GDM, KDM, or XDM. are login managers (login logout, shutdown screen)
Display managers are used to login and select the windows manager, I think. I guess I wont use the bootsplash, but im still looking for some alternative display managers to the ones I have listed above. I remember I found a really nice and simpe one with the FreeBSD ports, but I don't remember the name.
When I've changed by bootsplash all I've had to do was recreate the initrd. Granted this was in SuSE, not Slackware.
Exactly, SuSE has the kernel patched already for bootsplash, Slackware doesn't. AFAIK, you are going to have to use 2.6.15 and patch it yourself. You can get the bootsplash utility from http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_...plash&ver=10.2
A good place to start would be bootsplash.org. They have a lot of stuff there.