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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cpasoft wrote:
tscolari wrote:

but, im getting a problem, it starts OK, but sometime when loading the system the screen come with inverse colors


This is because only works in 256 colors. I have not been able to make work with true color in 2.6.9 kernel...

It was working ok in 2.6.8 kernel tree...

Something is buggy... i guess...

(The progress bar doesn't work too)


:(

ivent tested the progress bar
but its really strage, because if i change from one tty to other and back it restores the normal colors
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:40 am    Post subject: Gensplash with genkernel Reply with quote

I read the "gensplash-in-5-easy-steps". The last step (configuring grub) said to put the
initrd /boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768
command.

With genkernel, we already come with a specific initrd blabla. I really don't what this thing is. So can I safely replace the genkernel one by the one created by splash_geninitramfs, or can I chain two initrd command in grub config file ? Or is the new bootsplash incompatible with the genkernel way of booting linux ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:20 am    Post subject: Gensplash with 2.4 kernel? Reply with quote

I know this has been asked before, but no answer was provided, so...

Can we patch fbsplash against a 2.4 kernel (ie. use gensplash with it)? Did anyone try, does anyone know?

I'd like to avoid moving to a 2.6 kernel just for that feature, if I can avoid it.

Any input would be appreciated!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I've read through all 17 pages (I think), and searched for other topics, but I'm still having trouble getting this to work...
I've managed to get radeonfb to show me a silent splash, and the progress bar works right off the bat, but the palette corrupts halfway through, and snowcrashes once KDE loads. I'm now certain that this is an issue caused by radeonfb and fglrx (the radeon driver) not playing well with each other.
So I switched to vesafb-tng, with the same parameters. It loaded the verbose screen fine (well, high-res text until right near the end of the boot process...I'm assuming that's what it's meant to do) but didn't load the silent screen.

I tried normal vesafb, but that just gave me an 8-bit, 640x480 screen. :(
(and yes, every time I compiled, I did a make, emerge splashutils, then make modules_install)

Here's what I think is relevant:
Code:
$ ~> dmesg|grep vesa
vesafb: ATI Technologies Inc., V350, 01.00 (OEM: ATI RADEON 9600 PRO)
vesafb: VBE version: 2.0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:578f
vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c5823, set palette = c00c586f
vesafb: pmi: ports = b010 b016 b054 b038 b03c b05c b000 b004 b0b0 b0b2 b0b4
vesafb: monitor limits: vf = 0 Hz, hf = 0 kHz, clk = 0 MHz
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xc0000000, mapped to 0xe0880000, size 16384k

(That's from the vesafb-tng kernel, 2.6.9-r2, btw)
Code:
title=<Gentoo> -> Gentoo 2.6.9 (bootsplash)
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/bzImage-2.6.9-r2 root=/dev/hda6 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-32@75 splash=silent,theme:emergence
initrd (hd0,0)/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768


What puzzles me is that I can get the silent splash with radeonfb, and the verbose with vesafb, but not both with either. And all the monitor limits being set to 0 is odd, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:15 am    Post subject: No Progressbar Reply with quote

Try emerging udev (in case you aren't actually running with it). This seemed to make the world of difference for me - instantly the progressbars came up, and so did the text above and below them.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Gensplash-How-to with progressbar!!!!! Reply with quote

yesterday I decided to give gensplash a try after updating to the 2.6.9er kernel from the 2.6.7er about a week ago.
Since both supermount and bootsplash were missing i deciced to emerge ivman and splashutils.
I followed the install instructions. Everything was very easy and worked perfect and opposed to my lexperiences with new technologies under linux (in general I have to fix a dozen of things when switching to a new one...) it worked immediately ... well at least in parts. There is only one problem that needs to be solved! in the middle of the bootprocess it automatically switches from silent to verbose! That is a little annoying. The same goes for the reboot / shutdown process. Does anyone know how to fix this???
please email me at momesana@uni-bremen.de or momesana@yahoo.de

thanx in advance,
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh! Oooh! I'll get this one. :D

It's switching over to verbose because there's an error being reported. Either find & fix the error, or change your setting in /etc/conf.d/splash from:
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SPLASH_VERBOSE_ON_ERRORS="yes"

to
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SPLASH_VERBOSE_ON_ERRORS="no"


Yayy. N00b-handled post. :D
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... I emerged udev, and there's no change.
What would udev have to do with a boot screen, anyhow?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have still the same problem. I can't use themes on truecolor. Only works for me on 8 bits color themes...

I use the radeon kernel driver, and it was working very fine on 2.6.8 kernel tree...

No clues about that???
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cpasoft wrote:
I have still the same problem. I can't use themes on truecolor. Only works for me on 8 bits color themes...

I use the radeon kernel driver, and it was working very fine on 2.6.8 kernel tree...

No clues about that???


i was trying with the radeonfb driver, but it only gave me problems...
i toke it off my kernel, and compiled with the vesafb suport only, now its working very well
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I patched my 2.6.8.1 kernel with the patch from spock's page, but when I boot up it doesn't work. The screen tries to change to higher res but goes back to standard lowres mode and there's a lot of white area which quickly scrolls up and out. and at the end of the boot messages, after local (a bit late perhaps?) I get the message "Can't find 8bpp images for framebuffer logo at selected mode (v)" or something like that. and it claims that the 640x480.cfg file doesn't exist (which I have never seen in the splash directory) even though I put 1024x768@70 in lilo.conf. what should I do?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got that message... it gave me that when my framebuffer didn't load up properly, or when I used vesafb, not the tng version. Try switching framebuffers. Maybe that'll work.
Or, post your lilo/grub config, and maybe a "dmesg|grep vesa".

I still haven't gotten mine to work.... (see 4/8 posts up) my console isn't as pretty as it should be. :(
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 5:42 am    Post subject: Almost there Reply with quote

Everything seems to work, except fbsplash/gensplash seems to be quite delayed in starting up.

The system starts booting fine, however the 'silent' splash does not start until after swap is initialized (ie: the kernel finishes booting and udev is brought up, then the silent splash starts).

I'm slightly confused because I have another system where silent splash starts up half way through kernel boot.

Anyone have any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't suppose there are any patches for those few who still use 2.4... :-P

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, just came over here from the bootsplash camp... Upgrading to the 2.6.9 kernel suddenly killed my bootsplash (which was working nicely with progress bar and all.. don't ask me how).

But now... I don't think I have a progress bar either. Hate to sound like a broken record echoing what so many people have already said. But, just wondering if anyone has a pretty solid explanation for all the people missing progress bars? Will probably try another reboot again later on to see if it magically appears (like it did when I was using bootsplash :roll: )

But anyways... so fbsplash/gensplash is better than bootsplash?

edit: nvm, the progress bar is there now..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: Gensplash-How-to with progressbar!!!!! Reply with quote

momesana wrote:
There is only one problem that needs to be solved! in the middle of the bootprocess it automatically switches from silent to verbose! That is a little annoying. The same goes for the reboot / shutdown process. Does anyone know how to fix this???

I've got the same problem here, don't know how to fix it. :(
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said, find the error in your boot process that's making it switch to verbose, or change your /etc/conf.d/splash to not switch over when an error is reported. (It should be reported in the text that scrolls by... or use "dmesg > boot.txt" to view it on it's own.)
If you actually *don't* have an error, then you probably have a different problem than everybody else thinks you do. :wink:


Okay, that's the third post that I've handled. Anyone feel like balancing that out and solving my problem? Slonk's suggestion didn't help. :(
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Almost there Reply with quote

TheKat wrote:
Everything seems to work, except fbsplash/gensplash seems to be quite delayed in starting up.

The system starts booting fine, however the 'silent' splash does not start until after swap is initialized (ie: the kernel finishes booting and udev is brought up, then the silent splash starts).

I'm slightly confused because I have another system where silent splash starts up half way through kernel boot.

Anyone have any ideas?

I too am interested in knowing if its possible to have progressbar/fbsplash immd. after the grub screen. Currently, after grub screen, I see a black screen with large fonts, then a black screen with smaller fonts(my fonts in 1280x1024), then a splash screen with my background and then finally a progressbar. Although these things happen within few seconds, the boot doesn't look "clean".
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:40 pm    Post subject: Gensplash and fbsplash with a 2.4 kernel Reply with quote

MasquedAvenger wrote:
I don't suppose there are any patches for those few who still use 2.4...


I wondered the same thing and went to ask Spock, the developper of gensplash and fbsplash. Here's what he had to say:

"Fbsplash (ie. the kernel part of the gensplash project) is 2.6-only stuff and there are no plans to backport it to 2.4. But, if bootsplash is working fine for you with your 2.4 kernel and you have no real reason to upgrade to 2.6, you can sefely stick with 2.4 for a while. Fbsplash + splashutils won't give you very many new features (apart from support for all bit-depths and PNGs that is). The core gensplash application is not finished and it's not about to change for a few weeks at least."
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:48 pm    Post subject: raen Reply with quote

lilo.conf:
boot="/dev/hda"
default=gentoo
timeout="0"

image="/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1"
label="gentoo"
read-only
root="/dev/hda1"
append="vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768@70 splash=verbose,theme:gentoo"
initrd="/boot/fbsplash

dmesg|grep vesa gives me this output:
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=gentoo ro root=301 vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768@70 splash=verbose,theme:gentoo
vesafb: Matrox, MILLENNIUM II, 00 (OEM: Matrox Graphics Inc.)
vesafb: VBE version: 2.0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:77a0
vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c77db, set palette = c00c7839
vesafb: pmi: ports = 3de 3df
vesafb: monitor limits: vf = 0 Hz, hf = 0 kHz, clk = 0 MHz
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: cannot reserve video memory at 0xa8000000
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xa8000000, mapped to 0xcd806000, size 8192k
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im getting the same problem as devsk and thekat are reporting. I think the initial ram image is not being displayed, ie. i dont get my image and border after leaving grub that I should.

Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about support for suspend/resume cycle? Starting from 2.6.10-rc1 swsusp now displays progress in percent (check http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/4044). All is needed is to switch fbsplash to silent mode upon entering S4 and optionally use different PNG for this (that says, for instance, "Hibernating. Please wait..." and displays progress bar). It would be really nice feature.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well guy's and gal's it works for me, thanks for the help from this thread... BUT... so far only at 800x600@60hz (yes I know that's what I've set it to do), love to get a higher res and some other themes as well.

Here's my grub.conf config...

Code:
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title 2.6.9-gentoo-r4 (+FB +Splash 800x600)
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/bzImage-2.6.9-gentoo-r4 root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr vga=0x314 splash=silent,theme:gentoo
initrd (hd0,0)/fbsplash-gentoo-800x600


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.9-r4.
Splash screens worked perfect for me using the vesafb driver until the latest upgrade.

I don't know if it was the jump to r3 or r4 of the gentoo-dev-sources, but now on startup, I get the splash screen and it locks up solid. If when the splash screen appears if I quickly press F2 to switch to verbose mode, booting continues.

Anyone else have or see this problem?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:20 pm    Post subject: 2.6.9-r4 Reply with quote

Hi, I got it working, after two days of trying to figure out how to pass a proper resolution setting to the monitor. The machine booted no problem, but the monitor displayed a message saying the resolution wsa out of its range. I had to administer the problem through ssh.

I disabled every kernel framebuffer option except the vesa-tng. For example, my motherboard has a cirrus logic ship, and it is supported in framebuffer, but I did not include it as a module or compile it in. As well, I disabled the boot logo thing. I set the resolution I wanted in the default area right below vesa-tng option. The last thing I did was removed any refence to the resolution in the bootloader (grub). My kernel line:

kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-r4 root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr splash=silent,theme:emergence
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