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Old 07-01-2020, 02:33 PM   #46
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If you are willing to build your own kernel, I can attach ppm file (if forum permits).

Just in case enable

CONFIG_X86_SYSFB

and
CONFIG_FB_SIMPLE


I don't know if Slackware kernel has these options enabled (I build my own kernels) but this should fix any feature issues with penguins.

to make it even more fancy apply to lilo.conf
append="vt.color=2"
this would make boot messages green
more colors to play around:
1 blue dark
2 green dark
3 cyan dark
4 red dark
5 magenta dark
6 yellow dark
7 white bright
8 white dark
9 cyan dark
10 bright green
11 bright cyan
12 dark magenta
13 bright magenta
14 bright yellow
15 white
16 black on blue background

you can modify both foreground and background colors.
Unfortunately this does not work in elilo but lilo works as should grub
Neat! Actually yes Slackware does have FB enabled in the kernel - to be fair right now I am too lazy to recompile my kernel though lol.
 
Old 07-05-2020, 04:58 AM   #47
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So I tried the kernel option "fbcon=nodefer". Still no penguins! But I've checked the kernel configuration, and those two options specified by Aeterna are not set in Patrick's default build. So I'll try rebuilding with them set and see what that does. It can't do any harm!
 
Old 07-05-2020, 06:19 AM   #48
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Gee... I have never even seen these penguins, except when I used SuSE (way back when they still had the lowercase 'u' in their name).

I didn't realise that it was a standard feature in the Linux kernel, but I thought it was something specific to SuSE.
 
Old 07-05-2020, 06:29 AM   #49
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No, it's always been a kernel thing. But it needs a framebuffer console because a text console can't show images.
 
Old 07-05-2020, 09:47 AM   #50
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Gee... I have never even seen these penguins, except when I used SuSE (way back when they still had the lowercase 'u' in their name).

I didn't realise that it was a standard feature in the Linux kernel, but I thought it was something specific to SuSE.
Using the lilo.conf as show in post #42, above, this what I see every time the machine boots up,
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:55 AM   #51
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Wow! You've got a lot of cores there!
 
Old 07-05-2020, 10:14 AM   #52
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Virtual cores are also counted.
 
Old 07-05-2020, 12:32 PM   #53
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OK, that's built and installed. I'd forgotten how long it takes to build a full stock kernel with all the drivers! Hours!

We'll see how it boots tomorrow. But I'm less sure now that those two changes will do the trick. I checked the configuration of the old kernel (4.4.199) and that didn't have those two options set either, but it still showed my four penguins, while the series 5 one doesn't.

If it doesn't work, I'll throw in the towel. It's too trivial a problem to waste all this energy on.
 
Old 07-05-2020, 12:54 PM   #54
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How do I find out the correct mode number for my monitor? Remember I am hopeless with hardware!
Put
Code:
vga = ask
in your lilo.conf.

When you next boot, the available screen resolutions & depths for your particular hardware will be listed. With each will be its mode number. After a few reboots, when you have discovered the mode that works best for you, write down its mode number and then edit your lilo.conf again, this time with vga=<your desired mode number>

No idea if this affects penguin-ness or not.

p.s. as already mentioned in this thread, the kernel will probably change the graphic mode to what it wants in a few seconds.

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Old 07-05-2020, 01:19 PM   #55
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Using the lilo.conf as show in post #42, above, this what I see every time the machine boots up
Ah! I get it now! When I install LILO, I typically select the “vga = normal” option. These days, I use a home-built GRUB copy as my bootloader, with a minimalistic hand-written configuration file that does nothing to select any graphics mode.
 
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Old 07-05-2020, 04:24 PM   #56
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Nobody responded with "Antarctica"?
That's because young ones don't remember the story of Taro and Jiro...
 
Old 07-05-2020, 04:58 PM   #57
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That's because young ones don't remember the story of Taro and Jiro...
No, this is the time of year when all the penguins that can leave Antarctica, have done so. The only ones still there are the male emperors, guarding their next generation.
 
Old 07-06-2020, 05:21 AM   #58
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Still no penguins and that's with the new kernel. I give up! It's not all that important anyway. Slide down my back, as my mother used to say.
 
Old 07-06-2020, 10:13 AM   #59
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All my machines always show one per core.. I'm actually kind of curious what would happen if somebody tried it on a 3950x lol. I might find out on my next upgrade to whatever zen 3's analogue to that is.
 
Old 07-06-2020, 03:53 PM   #60
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All my machines always show one per core.. I'm actually kind of curious what would happen if somebody tried it on a 3950x lol. I might find out on my next upgrade to whatever zen 3's analogue to that is.
IIRC someone said on another thread that they would fill that line on top of the screen until they disappear.
I think this makes sense since the screen would be filled with Tuxes (is the plural right?).
Would be nice to see a picture of a boot with that Ryzen and two monitors to see if they propagate
 
  


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