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Old 05-17-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question tty and background image possible?

Can I have a background image on my tty1-tty6 console/terminal screens and on startup? If so, how? Does it require a kernel patch?

Surfing the web I find a lot of outdated things but it looks like it can be done or could be done back with kernel 2.6.x... Ubuntu has a startup/shutdown image with 12.x and Gentoo (used too at least) have a background image on the tty's.

I'm running a pretty fresh install of Slackware64 14 with ATI Radeon graphics or generic VESA is available.

(Even searching LinuxQuestions I've only found the older methods.)

Any advice is appreciated.
Old 05-18-2013, 05:14 AM   #2
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If you like Gentoo's kernel features, you can apply their genpatches ( to your vanilla kernel and recompile it. The patched kernel will work on Slackware, too.
Old 05-18-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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Thanks, This is a good start =D

I'll begin hacking on Gentoo for how they do it.


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