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Old 01-23-2004, 07:15 AM   #1
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Splash screen during boot


I am trying to figure out how to display a splash screen instead of the kernel messages that are printed out (I am running RH7.3). I don't want anything complicated, just a logo of some sort. Is there any way to do this?
Old 01-23-2004, 07:26 AM   #2
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Get the penguin logo: 'vga=769' boot option. If you want more than that you'll have to recompile your kernel.
Old 01-23-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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One thing that wasn't obvious, at least not with SuSE configuration, is that after bootsplash is set up, if you want to change the theme you'll need to run mk_initrd before the new settings will take effect. The output of mk_initrd will also verify whether the resolution you've chosen will work with the theme.
I spent a whole day trying to figure out why my new theme wouldn't work.....
Old 01-23-2004, 02:11 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I was fooling around with the stuff from, but couldn't get it to work. I did not run mk_initrd though, so perhaps that was the problem. I will give it another go shortly.


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