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Old 05-28-2006, 10:54 PM   #1
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boot up screen change

i made a "tivo" out of my FC5!!! comp and i was wondering if there was a way to make the boot up screen ( the one where it shows all the progress starting up) a different display. so have it like the tivo where the logo is there and like starting up. Then to not get the login screen to appere. Can some one tell me if that is possible and what i need to do to get it to do that.
Old 05-28-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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I don't know about the boot screen - you can change the bootsplash image, but the actual boot process will have to stay since you gotta have an OS. (The graphical boot is an xml file, the hack would be to edit the image this file loads so you still get the boot messages but with your own logo.)

However, if the tivo setup will run without a desktop, and you would otherwise have KDE, it goes something like this...

create /opt/kde3/share/apps/kdm/sessions/TIVO.desktop script
[desktop entry]
Exec=<execution path>
TryExec=<as above>
Comment[en]=GNU/FC5 TIVO Box
... and, of course, you'll want to execute your TIVO stuff in full-screen mode. Just setting to full-screen may not work, in which case you have to set the display size to your screen's dimentions instead.

That should be half your solution anyway.


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