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Old 06-15-2006, 12:42 PM   #1
jonaster
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SuSE Linux boot logo penguin


Hi,

I recently switched from slackware to SuSE, In slackware there was a penguin in the left corner of the screen, I'd like to replace the SuSE linux logo in the upper left corner with the penguin logo that slackware had. Can it be done?
 
Old 06-16-2006, 03:55 AM   #2
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Are you talking about the bootsplash/console graphics, or the grub boot menu?

To change the bootsplash, check out this site: http://www.bootsplash.org
In "Themeing", you'll find some instructions.

To change the grub boot menu, you'll need to extract the file /boot/message with CPIO and exchange the image files.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 04:50 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonaster
Hi,

I recently switched from slackware to SuSE, In slackware there was a penguin in the left corner of the screen, I'd like to replace the SuSE linux logo in the upper left corner with the penguin logo that slackware had. Can it be done?
(Although I'm posting in SuSE-category forum, bear with me since it's been awhile since I've tried SuSE)

I assume you mean there is a picture in the console-framebuffer when you boot (not talking about GRUB, not talking about X). The `vanilla kernel' has an option for a picture of tux during the boot process. So SuSE must have patched the kernel to replace tux with a picture of SuSE. Another (but more complicated) way involves patching the vanilla kernel with bootsplash. The bootsplash patchset is supposed to enable a lot of flexibility and control over how the boot process should look to the end user. Since it seems that the it is only in the upper left-hand corner, I assume that the SuSE people did it the easy way and just patched the tux logo with a SuSE one (but since I am not a native SuSEan, I may be wrong).

The way to get rid of it is simply to compile your own kernel. If you have never done so before, it may seem scary (it's not). If you want everything else to be exactly the same, you should download a vanilla kernel. Then download all the patches SuSE puts on it. Then find the part of the patch for the logo (should be something in linux/drivers/video/logo) and delete it. You can get the exact same configuration for the exact same kernel with the exact same code, except for the logo.
 
  


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