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Micah 05-17-2013 09:07 PM

tty and background image possible?
Can I have a background image on my tty1-tty6 console/terminal screens and on startup? If so, how? Does it require a kernel patch?

Surfing the web I find a lot of outdated things but it looks like it can be done or could be done back with kernel 2.6.x... Ubuntu has a startup/shutdown image with 12.x and Gentoo (used too at least) have a background image on the tty's.

I'm running a pretty fresh install of Slackware64 14 with ATI Radeon graphics or generic VESA is available.

(Even searching LinuxQuestions I've only found the older methods.)

Any advice is appreciated.

jtsn 05-18-2013 05:14 AM

If you like Gentoo's kernel features, you can apply their genpatches ( to your vanilla kernel and recompile it. The patched kernel will work on Slackware, too.

Micah 05-18-2013 09:00 PM

Thanks, This is a good start =D

I'll begin hacking on Gentoo for how they do it.

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