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Old 07-24-2003, 09:34 AM   #1
lsakhvoruk
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Question Gentoo-like graphical shell?


Hi everyone! I recently installed Slackware 9 and would like to know if there is a way to create a graphical backround for the shell, something similar to Gentoo.

Thanks!

Leo.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:03 AM   #2
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use aterm.. you can have the shell display a background.

Or are you wanting one for the console?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:14 AM   #3
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Are you asking about framebuffer?

Framebuffer HOWTO
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:32 AM   #4
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oubipaws, when you mean console are you talking about the individual console windows you can start inside an X windowing environment or the thing that comes up if you init to runlevel 3 without X?

I want to be able to init into level 3 and have a 1024x768 resolution with a nice background image. Have you ever tried Gentoo? Thats what I want.

Thanks for your reply!
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:34 AM   #5
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fancypiper, do I have to use framebuffer, can't I just use native graphics card drivers?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 10:53 AM   #6
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I think that depends upon whether you run x or not and your video card..

Here is The Gentoo Framebuffer, Bootsplash (12VT) & Grubsplash How-To if that helps and theconsole, framebuffer, nvidia,1024x768@70Hz forum postings.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 11:32 AM   #7
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fancypiper, thanks! The info in the link looks pretty straight forward I'll take a look at it tonight at home.

Leo.
 
  


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