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Old 07-14-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
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2.6.6 kernel with splash screen option won't compile

I need to achieve this:
I don't want bootup message to be shown on the screen. this linux box is a public display thing, viewers see this black and white messages on the screen as if they were virus or stuff like that, so I need a way to get rid of all these messages , so i enabled splash screen option in the kernel config, but make failed, on compiling src of this option.
anyone can show me another way? the supports only 2.6.0 kernel, so i quess my case doesn't suit.
Old 07-15-2004, 12:52 AM   #2
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It won't compile at all? What error message do you get?
Old 07-15-2004, 08:51 AM   #3
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What distribution are you using?

There are several options that must be correctly configured in the kernel for the bootsplash to work properly-- in fact, iirc, the kernel must be patched to use the bootsplash in the first place. I think that the patch may have been integrated at some point, but sorry to say I don't know at what point, if it has in fact occurred. But you may very well have no need for any application files from the applications needed may be included with your distribution (whatever it may be), and any kernel patch is probably included in the distribution's custom kernel.

After the kernel is correctly configured, then the bootsplash application itself must be correctly configured, and following that, the bootloader must be configured to display it.

I have used the bootsplash on several kernels, ranging from 2.6.3 to my current 2.6.7, and I can confirm that it does work on all of them, so the problem is more likely a configuration one than anything else.

If the box is a public display box, why not just boot before the "public" shows up? That way, they won't see anything to be scared of. It's not like a Linux box needs to be rebooted all that often.


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