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Old 02-19-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
dimension8300
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Splash Screen


Hi

Can anyone tell me how to get the splash screen working at startup?
After selecting suse9.2 from grub, suse starts to load while displaying all the text info. Which was helpful at when installing, but I would like the splash screen now!

I have tried selecting verbose or silent (however it's spelt) from grub (f3), with no change.
I have entered splash=verbose or silent into the grub edit for suse9.2, with no change.

Your help will again be much appreciated.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #2
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I can't tell you how to solve your problem but I can tell you where it might be:
1) either your video card is low on ram, or
2) you need to supply you kernel with a different vga parameter.

At least these two were a source of a similar problem for me. For 1) you can check your BIOS settings and add more RAM if you have an onboard video card and it shares RAM with your system. Also, if you have an old computer, check for a BIOS upgrade on the manufacturer's website. For 2) do 'man fb' and take a look at the /etc/fb.modes file maybe it will help you.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 10:55 AM   #3
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Try to create a new ramdisk (maybe you have changed the resolution recently and now the splash screen doesn't fit anymore). Login as root and type 'mkinitrd'.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thanks!
I had changed the resolution as linux wouldn't load when first installed.
mkinitrd did the trick! What does it do exactly!

Can you change the splash screen or should I leave well alone now it's working? (Well you have to ask!)

Thanks again!
 
Old 02-20-2005, 08:00 AM   #5
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The ramdisk is loaded at the very beginning of the boot process. It contains modules and scripts that may not be includes into the kernel. This allows to make the kernel smaller (and maybe more flexible). As you see, it also contains the splash picture, so it becomes available even before the filesystem gets mounted.

mkinitrd is the command to create this ramdisk.

You may change the splash screen any time (I have a nice penguin as background of the verbose-screen). Have a look at www.bootsplash.org
 
Old 02-20-2005, 03:40 PM   #6
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To dimension8300:
I am happy to see that you solved your problem.

To abisko00:
In my case, one computer needed a different kernel vga parameter, a table of which is in /usr/src/linux.../Documentation/fb/vesafb.txt (sorry, I mentioned a wrong file in my previous post). However, one computer I own still doesn't have splash screen working. I tried changing vga parameter - no luck. I took your advice and ran mkinitrd on that computer, but the splash still doesn't work. I would really appreciate if you have any advice.
 
  


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