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Old 06-12-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
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kernel bootsplash animation

Hi all, I recently got the wild hair to graphicate my boot up, so I d/led bootsplash and patched, followed some directions and made some simple jpeg and now have a cool looking picture during boot up.

where I need help: I am lost as to how to animate the thing.

the web page talks about using rc.splash, and inserting calls to rc.splash (I think) from the runlevel script (which is rc.M, inittab ? whats the analog to SuSE /etc/init.d/rc )

Has anyone done this with slackware? I have limited experience with runlevel scripts from other distros and I can not find any .cfg files or animation examples on the web.

any help?

my current bootsplash config:
$cat /etc/bootsplash/themes/firsttheme/config/myconfig.cfg 
and my animation.cfg:
inittab start:bootanim start bar.mng
inittab stop:bootanim stop
I tried making a simple .mng animation and following this stuff myself. But I'm fearful of whacking my init scripts too much...

without your expert advice

i did a quick LQ search and found this zero reply thread

many thanks!
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I found this guide which is Slackware specific:
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Thanks for the replies..

twas beginning to think I was the only one interested in this.

@H_TexMex_H: yes I am trying that, and its how I'm confused. It seems the animation process has changed from when that last page was written, I have tried fiddling with their scripts

@rhussey: thanks for the link, I can do that fbmngplay thing no problem, but I want to have a 'real' progress bar type animation - one that increments as services are started and is somewhat correlated to remaining time to my default runlevel.

it seemed to me from the docs it would be as easy as adding the .mng to a directory or enabling the progress bar. I've found a couple of configs since but still haven't had any luck with the progress bar.

I've been thinking about trying the gensplash (Spock's patches) instead. anyone know if that works better? seems like it would be more fully featured, and gentoo typically has lots of documentation too.


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