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Old 11-29-2004, 07:38 AM   #1
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Bootsplash nearly working !


hey,
I nearly have my bootsplash working. I mean it works but I cannot change it. When I do dpkg-reconfigure bootsplash and choose another theme, it will change it only for the shutdown sequence, but not the starting sequence... I you have an idea...
Thank you.

djib
 
Old 11-29-2004, 07:47 AM   #2
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the image on boot is not the same image as that which is visible when you're logged in on multiple consoles and doing your thang. the boot image needs to be compressed and converted into an initrd, and loaded with your kernel via lilo or grub:
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# splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/debian-tux/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg >> /boot/initrd.img-2.6.6
http://www.desktop-linux.net/bootsplash.htm
 
Old 11-29-2004, 06:26 PM   #3
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Perfect !!!
Now it works !!!

Thanks you very much !!!


What is your favorite splashboot ?
 
Old 02-28-2005, 09:41 PM   #4
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Re: Bootsplash nearly working !

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Originally posted by djib
hey,
I nearly have my bootsplash working. I mean it works but I cannot change it. When I do dpkg-reconfigure bootsplash and choose another theme, it will change it only for the shutdown sequence, but not the starting sequence... I you have an idea...
Thank you.

djib

so how did you end up getting it to work?
 
Old 02-28-2005, 09:50 PM   #5
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this is a prime example of how some things don't work the debian way.. I'm not saying it can't.. just that it doesn't.... also.. changing bootsplashes on the initrd is a bastard. that said.. I love both debian and bootsplash.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 06:29 AM   #6
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this is a prime example of how some things don't work the debian way.. I'm not saying it can't.. just that it doesn't....
No it isn't.. Bootsplash is not officially a part of debian and unofficial packages and patches were used. Do you expect the debian developers to make sure all official and unofficial packages to work the "debian way"? (note: this is a retorical question)
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:18 PM   #7
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no I don't expect em to I expect the third part developer (the ones writing the non-debian official patches) to make sure they do things the debian way if they are going to write a patch for the debian system. All I'm asking is how to get things working correctly.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:30 PM   #8
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...considering that my point was that it doesn't work and you'll have to read some dull boring crap and edit some files to make it work.
also.. it TRIES to work. but won't under most circumstances.. that's enough to annoy the crap out of me.
third party or not.
it doesn't work. and when it comes down to it. it's really just a set of tools to make yourself a set of files that does work. something like that shouldn't even be configured through post-installation scripts until there is a rock-solid way to do so.


anyway.. to make a working bootsplash you have to make yourself an initrd which you haven't messed with bootsplashing before. and back it up because I know of no way to remove a bootsplash that has been applied to one.
then you use a command like the above to apply the images to the initrd. as long as you used the proper resolution and are loading the correct initrd it should work.

currently I'm having a problem making all of the consoles show with my bootsplash after startup. I know how to do it manually and I'll write a script to do it if necessary. but I'd like to know if the package itself is supposed to do this.

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