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Old 02-25-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.20 with bootsplash in Etch


I know this is possible, I just can seem to get it working. I have no trouble compiling kernels or with configuring before compilation. What I have trouble with is trying to get the 2.6.20 bootsplash patch to work.

I did the same exact thing with 2.6.20 as I did for 2.6.18 and when I do the patch the option doesn't show up when I do 'make menuconfig.'

Here is an example of exactly what I do for a basic compile without bootsplash:
http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/kernel2.6.htm

Here is what I found to follow patching the kernel, while searching google (minus the 'unstable' content):
http://wiki.debianforum.de/Bootsplash

For some reason, the patch doesnt apply, and there is no option in the 'menuconfig' to enable Bootsplash configuration --->[y] Bootup splash screen....

Here is where I am getting my patch:
http://www.stadtwald21.de/mcbeister/...ash/index.html

Any ideas/help?

Alk3
 
Old 02-26-2007, 08:10 AM   #2
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Well, you are probably doing something wrong while patching?

cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.20
fakeroot make-kpkg clean
patch -p1 < ../bootsplash-3.1.6-2.6.20.diff <-- all files should be successful. If not, stop here and redownload linux-2.6.20 complete bz2.
make xconfig and under driver->graphics-> the last option to enable bootsplash
then exit, save
fakeroot make-kpkg clean
fakeroot make-kpkg --revision 1.0.0 --initrd --append_to_version +private+bootsplash kernel_image
 
Old 02-26-2007, 08:23 AM   #3
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xxAlk3XKidXx have you tried to use Splashy? I found it a lot easier than patching my kernel every upgrade.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 01:58 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by knobby67
xxAlk3XKidXx have you tried to use Splashy? I found it a lot easier than patching my kernel every upgrade.
It would be ideal if I wasn't going to be compiling the new 2.6.20 kernel... I would rather have it compiled into my kernel since I am already compiling it. Splashy looks a bit more compilcated than bootsplash. I'm not saying I can't get it working or I haven't used it, I have done both. Not to mention, which looks easier?...

Bootsplash
http://debcentral.org/modules/newbb/...p?topic_id=269

Splashy
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=41709

I would use splashy if I was looking for a workaround in order to not recompile.

@ nx5000: I am going to retry right now. I was working on it around 3am, so you can see, I probably wasn't functioning on 100% brain cells.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:24 PM   #5
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Could be the patch is for a vanilla kernel....Debian kernels are patched and some patches might make it impossible for others to patch without problems....Just a thought. And remember not to get a hart attack over this, it's just a picture showing.....
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:31 PM   #6
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Could be the patch is for a vanilla kernel....Debian kernels are patched and some patches might make it impossible for others to patch without problems....Just a thought. And remember not to get a hart attack over this, it's just a picture showing.....
It patched and it's compiling without any errors so far. I'll post back results.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 02:38 PM   #7
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"Debian kernels are patched and some patches might make it impossible for others to patch without problems"

I do not believe this is still the case. I have been running vanilla kernels on Debian (Sarge and now Etch) for some time now, and there are no issues with them.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 06:41 PM   #8
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I am using the same bootsplash patch you mentioned with the 2.6.20 kernel.

Good luck.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 06:47 PM   #9
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Thanks for the link KidXx, I compiled and the bootsplash is not bad at all.
Splashy or usplash (which I usually use) does not modify the console and can not be enabled so soon.
But patching the kernel is always risky..
Now it would be interesting to have other themes.
 
Old 02-26-2007, 06:58 PM   #10
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Thanks for the link KidXx, I compiled and the bootsplash is not bad at all.
.......
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Now it would be interesting to have other themes.
You're welcome! Here is a link to other bootsplash themes:
http://www.bootsplash.de/
(scroll down)
Click one of the links next to the zipped files
"(Screens: silent, top, mc)"

There are other places online, but you have to search with google since I don't have the links. You can always make your own, though.

Alk3
 
Old 02-26-2007, 11:57 PM   #11
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It boots and I have a splash screen and there are no errors what-so-ever. Went much smoother than I thought- faster too. I slimmed the kernel size down quite a bit too. Had to go watch '24' tv show,

I have a new problem now. I cannot seem to get the bcm43xx module to load the 'ethX' interface when I do a 'modprobe bcm43xx'. I have a thread here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=532728
 
  


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