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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:47 am    Post subject: Vt background image without the box Reply with quote

gensplash works fine with me, but I want to use a vt background image withou the annoying semi-transparent text box, I tied to achieve this by editing the my conf files, but I didnt, make it.

I only produced a kernel- panic

Ha someone already a conf file for fullscreen text without semitransparent text- box?

If this ist so, the pl post it (I need the config for 1024x768)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WONDERFUL, emerging splash-utils installed some fucked up version of baselayout and now THERE ARE NO HALT, REBOOT OR SHUTDOWN commands. great!! I'm happy!!!! Now what the ^&$%^% do I do! Emerging back the old version of baselayout didn't solve the problem. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagghhh damn damn damn (I know, this is actually my own fault but I had to scream somewhere)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I copied the missing /sbin/ files from the livecd, now what do I have to emerge to get back the right version of everything? geez this sucks
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bah I just re-emerged system. If anyone's got any idea why this happened pelase let me know. Sorry for the off-topic stuff, I was monumentally pissed.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um...yeah...so how to get the progress bar to work? :-)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lepaca Kliffoth wrote:
WONDERFUL, emerging splash-utils installed some fucked up version of baselayout and now THERE ARE NO HALT, REBOOT OR SHUTDOWN commands. great!! I'm happy!!!! Now what the ^&$%^% do I do! Emerging back the old version of baselayout didn't solve the problem. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagghhh damn damn damn (I know, this is actually my own fault but I had to scream somewhere)



Did you emerge sysvinit ~x86 ?

Code:
echo "sys-apps/sysvinit ~x86">>/etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge sys-apps/sysvinit
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghm... Still no hint or guide on how to get DAMN progress bar to work! :-/ :x :evil:
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone gotten this to work with the Rage 128 driver (aty128fb)? Gensplash works well for me with vesafb-tng, but when I try to use aty128fb, my screen goes all screwy.

I have an old Dell P3 notebook with a Rage Mobility M3 video system.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does gensplash work with 2.4* kernels?
If not, could you please include this info in the howto.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it running!! On a Radeon 9600 Pro with ATI latest binary drivers and vesa-tng for frame-buffer.

NOTE: Using the radeonfb almost worked, but text didn't use all the screen, and colors got corrupted while booting. Also switching from X to framebuffer console hanged my computer.

Those are the steps I followed:

1) Install + compile (via genkernel) the latest gentoo-dev-sources. In my case, 2.6.8-r7.
Code:
emerge gentoo-dev-sources
genkernel --menuconfig --udev kernel


2) Upgrade the baselayout and sysvinit to the required unstable versions.
Code:
echo =sys-apps/baselayout-1.10.4 ~x86 >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
echo =sys-apps/sysvinit-2.84 ~x86 >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge baselayout sysvinit

Remember to do etc-update after emerging.

3) Emerge splashutils
Code:
echo media-gfx/splashutils ~x86 >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
emerge splashutils


4) Create an initramfs image for fbsplash:
Code:
splash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768 -r 1024x768 emergence


5) Configure your bootloader. In my case grub:
Code:
title=Gentoo Linux 2004 (kernel 2.6.8-r7)
root (hd0,5)
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/kernel-2.6.8-gentoo-r7 ro root=/dev/hda6 video=vesafb:ywrap,pmipal,1024x768-32@60 splash=silent,theme:emergence gentoo=nodevfs
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768


6) Reboot :P

BTW I see some problems, like the progressbar being yellow instead of blue (wrong color in default config?) or (pressing F2 for verbose mode) the messages using only part of the screen in the begining, but in some point rendering correctly. Anyone with those problems, too?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no offense to the person who is developing this "new framebuffer" but I have to ask WHY? It seems as if any system that I built after around 2.6.3 or maybe 4 has failed to get the frame buffer goin. oddly enough I have /proc/fbsplash but no /proc/splash. Anyways vesa-tng oops's every kernel I build regardless of how i compile it. Which brings me to another concern this vesa-tng thing seems to only support VBE 3.0 well that excludes that portion of installs which uses throw-away hardware never mind VBE 3.0 has only been around a few years. Sorry for ranting,rambling and being incoherent but I've literally been up all night fightin with this.
So two things I need clarifcation on.
1. Is the original bootsplash NO more and if so what was the last gentoo-dev-kernel which supported it?
2. Has anyone gotten the Via/S3 Unichrome IGP working with bootsplash?
3. What is this /proc/fbsplash and why can't i 'ln' it to /proc/splash? seemed worth a try.
4. How the hell do I get this to work???

Any thoughts comments insights would be greatly appreciated... I'm off to the shower I'm smelling pretty ripe... will check back in ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so umm yah it magically started workin
*actually I just remebered.... I HAD TO EDIT /etc/conf.d/splash and set my preferences it was basically commented out!!! meaning that was probably why i for ~10 hours straight couldn't get this crap to work! why didn't it ask me to do etc-update???
i take back every nasty thing i said (sorta). anyway here's my config....
for those who have problems using the vesa driver the kernel line in grub.conf is key to your success
my steps were..
install latest kernel
recompile kernel with suggested options
*note if you have a integrated card or an older card you'll probably need to pass on the vesafb-tng - my kernel wouldn't even boot.*
emerge the splashutils package using the ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~86" routine but add --nodeps because that base layout and sysvinit IMO is nowhere near prime time release. rest assured if you do not use the --nodeps you WILL have atleast 10 cfg files to merge or delete and frankly that's a PITA and left my system all cracked out.
moving on....
once it's done compilling grab one of the initrd images and toss into /boot
issue rc-update add splash default
then edit your grub.conf to reflect mine minus the resoloution stuff... be sure to use the vga= statement and not video= .....


title 2.6.8-r7 1024x768
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.8-athlon-2 root=/dev/hda2 vga=791 splash=verbose,theme:emergence
initrd (hd0,1)/boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768

if it doesn't work post the output of your dmesg and i'll see what i can figure out....

point of interest
if you have /proc/fbsplash you are in good shape your console is ready for a splash image
try issueing /etc/init.d/splash start on an offchance that it didn't fire off at boot

WHICH REMINDS ME!!! I HAD TO EDIT /etc/conf.d/splash and set my preferences it was basically commented out!!! meaning that was probably why i for ~10 hours straight couldn't get this crap to work! why didn't it ask me to do etc-update???

HTH
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have fbsplash working, but for one problem:
If I do a startx from a console and go back to a VT with Ctrl-Alt-F3 (say), my system freezes. Whats going wrong?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentist wrote:
The latest ck-sources (2.6.8.1-r9 and -r8) doesn't seem to have the fbsplash patch, and patching it manually seem to fail. Has anyone got it to work?
Same problem here. You can apply the patch manually, but compilation fails with lots of errors. This is the first one:
Code:
kernel/sysctl.c:417: error: `KERN_FBSPLASH' undeclared here (not in a function)


To reverse the patch, try
Code:
cat <the patch file> | patch -Rp1
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vyper wrote:
Gentist wrote:
The latest ck-sources (2.6.8.1-r9 and -r8) doesn't seem to have the fbsplash patch, and patching it manually seem to fail. Has anyone got it to work?
Same problem here. You can apply the patch manually, but compilation fails with lots of errors. This is the first one:
Code:
kernel/sysctl.c:417: error: `KERN_FBSPLASH' undeclared here (not in a function)


To reverse the patch, try
Code:
cat <the patch file> | patch -Rp1

Thanks. Now I don't have to reemerge the kernel each time I want to clean out all the failing patches. :p

Framebuffer works fine, but the fbsplash doesn't. Does anyone know what causes this? Is it a bug in FBsplash or just a conflict?

Pseud:
Are you sure your graphics card supports framebuffer properly? I find that the S3 unichrome, for example, can't handle it properly and freezes at times when you go back to console, or even during bootup. I'm seriously considering to replace my graphics card in my laptop...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pseud wrote:
I have fbsplash working, but for one problem:
If I do a startx from a console and go back to a VT with Ctrl-Alt-F3 (say), my system freezes. Whats going wrong?

In my case that behaviour was caused by using the radeon framebuffer driver. The vesa driver works better.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaxDamage wrote:
Pseud wrote:
I have fbsplash working, but for one problem:
If I do a startx from a console and go back to a VT with Ctrl-Alt-F3 (say), my system freezes. Whats going wrong?

In my case that behaviour was caused by using the radeon framebuffer driver. The vesa driver works better.


Thanks :) Switching to vesfb-tng fixed it for me too (was using rivafb).
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote from the Con Kolivas Mailinglist:

Quote:
Due to time constraints, stability etc I am sticking to just performance
patches and bugfixes from this release on. It is getting too hard to
maintain the other patches and the bug reports that go with them and
still develop my own patches. There seem to be _many_ people maintaining
trees based on mine and I prefer they maintain the extra features.


(The complete posting is here)

So fbsplash is not and will not be in the ck-sources anymore.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentist,

You can use the Klak Sources. They are the latest CK Sources but with added patches including Gensplash. I am using it right now and I can say that it works great. The thread for Klak-Sources is here. Check my post (second to last) for information on the ebuild that I made for it. I hope this helps with your problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chevelle wrote:
no offense to the person who is developing this "new framebuffer" but I have to ask WHY? (...)

1. Is the original bootsplash NO more and if so what was the last gentoo-dev-kernel which supported it?


I quote from the FAQ at http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/

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Bootsplash worked fine for me. Why create a new project?
Bootsplash has been designed in a way that prevented it from being integrated into the mainstream kernel, made it difficult to add new features to it and made it very difficult to maintain. Frankly speaking, I've grown tired of having to fix the patch every time a new kernel comes out, usually spending a few hours trying to figure out what is breaking it this time.


This was the first hit on google... :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vdboor wrote:
chevelle wrote:
no offense to the person who is developing this "new framebuffer" but I have to ask WHY? (...)

1. Is the original bootsplash NO more and if so what was the last gentoo-dev-kernel which supported it?


I quote from the FAQ at http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/

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Bootsplash worked fine for me. Why create a new project?
Bootsplash has been designed in a way that prevented it from being integrated into the mainstream kernel, made it difficult to add new features to it and made it very difficult to maintain. Frankly speaking, I've grown tired of having to fix the patch every time a new kernel comes out, usually spending a few hours trying to figure out what is breaking it this time.


This was the first hit on google... :roll:


Well :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just noticed that it's quite easy to make fbsplash work with 2.6.8.1-ck9. First patch the kernel as described in this thread. This will give you an error message that include/linux/sysctl.h could not be patched.

Now apply the following patch to include/linux/sysctl.h:
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*** include/linux/sysctl.h.orig Sun Oct 10 12:20:12 2004
--- include/linux/sysctl.h      Tue Oct 19 01:51:59 2004
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*** 135,140 ****
--- 135,141 ----
        KERN_HZ_TIMER=65,       /* int: hz timer on or off */
        KERN_INTERACTIVE=66,    /* interactive tasks can have cpu bursts */
        KERN_COMPUTE=67,        /* adjust timeslices for a compute server */
+       KERN_FBSPLASH=68,
  };
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunatly the pach does not work with my love-sources (2.6.9-rc4-love1) :cry:
is there somebody able and willing to change that?
hints on how to do it my selve are also welcome, but my hacker skills are extremly minimal
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:08 pm    Post subject: Genkernel? Reply with quote

Anyone gotten this to work using Genkernel? Anyone know of a way to combine the two initrd files?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Genkernel? Reply with quote

HeadHolio wrote:
Anyone gotten this to work using Genkernel? Anyone know of a way to combine the two initrd files?


I'm using genkernel and got it working. I suggest you only build the kernel, not he initrd file, via genkernel,
Code:
genkernel --menuconfig --save-config --udev kernel

and then generate the initrd with splashutils.
Code:
splash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/fbsplash-lila-1024x768 -r 1024x768 lila


It works great, and none of the SCSI modules the genkernel initrd probes on boot is needed on my system, so I don't see any difference (in fact now boots faster).
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