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Old 04-03-2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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Any way to make console look better


Is there any way to surf the web with pictures and have a background(wallpaper) in the linux console? I don't want to use X but I still want my "desktop" to look good. If so, how would I do that?

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Old 04-03-2006, 02:09 PM   #2
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check out bootsplash.org as well as having bootup iamges, it will also put images acrossyour consoles once loaded. gentoo.org actaully has a very good guide on confifugring it i beleive.
 
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Does this mean that I have to recompile the kernel? Last time I recompiled the kernel (the kernel I'm using right now), I had to wait 7 hours until it was done. My configuration was even as light as possible!
 
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depends how your current kernel is setup, but yeah bootsplash does need a recompile in most situations.
 
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You need to enable framebuffer mode and if your kernel is not configured for that, I'm afraid you need to recompile it.
 
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I already have framebuffer mode I think. I can use vga=791 as a boot option and the resolution gets to 1024x768.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:40 PM   #7
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yes but it's the ability to load a splash image and control the things like how big the input area is and where it is on the screen, what colour fonts to use and such, that's a lot more than a framebuffer and a tux header logo.
 
  


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