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Old 01-15-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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Question Can you have an image show during boot up in DSL?

I'd like my DSL box to show a picture instead of the start up info as the system boots. Is there any way I can do this?

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Old 01-15-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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I believe that there are at least two ways to do this.

The kernel has an option to show a bitmap image at the top of the screen, known as a boot logo. Recompile the kernel, and select the option for a VESA VGA graphics console (under “Console drivers” -> “Frame-Buffer support”).

You can also use a full-screen image, but I'm not entirely sure how.

You may also need to patch the kernel for DSL; see



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