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Old 07-27-2003, 09:41 AM   #1
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Bootsplash installation


Hi all!

Does anybody succed to install a bootsplash on debian?

I followed the how to on bootsplash.org but didn't succed..

Where may i find the boot log to see what's going on?

thanks a lot in advance..

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Old 07-27-2003, 08:09 PM   #2
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In order to do the fancy bootsplash, you have to have the necessary support in the kernel, which does not come with the Debian kernel source.

So you will have to patch your kernel source as per the instructions at

http://www.bootsplash.org/kernel.html

and then re-compile your kernel.

Have you done this?

Sadly, Debian does not have a boot.log file.

You will have to look at

dmesg | less

The /var/log/syslog files and boot.log even if it did exist would be of no use since these are created by syslogd which is started long after the bootsplash would be started.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 04:16 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks for your answer, I recompile my kernel (2.4.20) and I followed the instructions of www.bootsplash.org. But I can't get any bootsplash....

Do you know how I may troubleshoot this?
 
Old 07-28-2003, 04:17 AM   #4
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Bruxelles? Jette?

Je connais un chouette petit café dans ce coin là..

;-)
 
Old 07-28-2003, 05:00 PM   #5
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Well as I said, did you do a dmesg | less?

It might help to post the output of dmesg here so we can see what is happening.

I have to warn you that this is not an easy one to solve because the boot splash screen is all fired up in the very early stages of booting before anything else happens.

I presume that you have created the necessary boot screen image files
and created an initrd image with the splashscreen module?

Quelle cafe a Jette? :+)
A Miroir ou pres de la Gare de Jette St Piere?
 
Old 07-29-2003, 03:34 AM   #6
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Hey!

I didn't dmesg | less yet, but the how-to on www.boosplash.org tells me how to create the an initrd image with the splashscreen module si I suppose I did it correctly...

Anyway, I'll try to figure this out this evening..

I know Jette really well, my school was not far from there and I spent a lot of time drinking beers in pub like the Geel poraa...
 
Old 07-29-2003, 11:15 PM   #7
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Which frame buffer support option did you select when you recompiled your kernel?

Did you make the bootsplash theme yourself or just download a prebuilt one?

When you boot up do you see any mention of this frame buffer device being
found by the kernel?

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And you meant to write "De Gele Pora" on J Layahestraat, not too far from the Gare de Jette St Pierre.

Which city are you located in now?

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Old 07-29-2003, 11:47 PM   #8
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Old 08-01-2003, 08:37 AM   #9
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Maybe if you told us in detail what you did...
Just "I followed stuff at site X" won't help us troubleshoot the thing, you could've forgotten one or two things....
 
Old 08-01-2003, 10:40 AM   #10
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thanks for your help guys and sorry for the long time before I answer.. I have been working ( too much) for a few days...

Anyway, I had to install the 2.4.21 kernel to enable the support of my kt400 chipset and according to this how-to (french) http://cedric.lignier.free.fr/guide-...ootsplash.html It seems that the bootsplash patch doesn't work on this kernel...

I didn"t try yet because of some problems with my cd-burner that I would like to resolve rapidly...

I'm going to do this in a few hours....

Corin, I'm still living in belgium but I don't go aymore to De Geel poraa... Because it's closed... Today is its reopening! I'm curious...

Anyway, thanks a lot for your patience, I'll keep you posted..

/su
 
Old 08-01-2003, 12:21 PM   #11
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From the site you have referenced above --

A l'heure ou j'écris ces lignes (08-07-2003) je ne suis pas arrivé à patché le dernier noyau en date (2.4.21) avec le patch bootsplash fournit par ma Debian GNU/Linux. Si vous etes arrivé à le faire, merci de me tenir au courant par mail.

That does not sound at all hopeful. Not having looked at the actual bootsplash source patch, I do not know which files it patches other than setting up its own module file. If it messes about with some of the other kernel source files which have been changed in going from 2.4.20 to 2.4.21 then somebody is going to have to hack the code.

The lastest version of SuSE, SuSE 8.2 is only using 2.4.20 so you will not get any help from looking at their patch.

My advice, since kernel 2.6 is just around the corner (holds breath) is maybe to wait until that arrives instead of worrying about trying to get bootsplash working with 2.4.21.1 Apparently 2.6-test2 is already released.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 05:37 PM   #12
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Hi all

I just succed to reinstall everything on my computer, my NTFS partition for Windobe Xp was screwed up and I wanted to have a fresh install of debian...

I finished yesterday and nearly everything is going perfectly... I still have problem with my cd-burner and my printer ( windows xp shared).

I didn't try the bootsplash yet... I'll keep you posted.

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Old 08-04-2003, 04:59 PM   #13
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And the "De Gele Pora" reopened after the summer vacation on August 3rd, 2003.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 06:36 PM   #14
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If you want to get bootsplash in the 2.4.21 kernel you will have to find this patch (patch-1090_BS_0306020027_2.4.21-ck2). If you do a google search for it you will find it. Also make sure you have the initrd option enabled in the kernel and have your image made into the initrd.splash. Also don't forget to change your lilo.conf
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