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MaheS
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:32 am    Post subject: HOWTO: custom boot logo (kernel 2.6) Reply with quote

I didn't find any thing like this in the forums or manual, but when I'm reposting, feel free to delete :oops:



Custom boot logo! Tested with 2.6.11-gentoo-r11

This is for the people who aren't using any bootsplash things! But want there own logo at boot!

1: Choose a new logo ;)
For example: http://www.ibiblio.org/web-gentoo/images/powered-small.png
Code:
#wget http://www.ibiblio.org/web-gentoo/images/powered-small.png


2: Convert the image to the desired format:
Code:
#pngtopnm powered-small.png | ppmquant 224 | pnmtoplainpnm > logo_linux_clut224.ppm


if this command doesn't work: emerge netpbm (make sure you set the 'png' use flag)

3: Copy your coverted image into the kernel
Code:
#cp logo_linux_clut224.ppm /usr/src/linux/drivers/video/logo/


4: make sure you have this kernel settings:

Code:
Device Drivers ->
       Graphics Support ->
           [*] Support for frame buffer devices
           [*] VESA VGA graphics support

      Console display driver support ->
      [*] Video mode selection support
      <*> Framebuffer Console support

       Logo configuration->
           [*]Bootup logo
           [*] Standard 224-color Linux logo


5: Recompile your kernel!

6: Reboot and see the miracle!

7: don't forget to copy the ppm file if you update your kernel to a newer version!
Code:
cp linux-2.6.x-gentoo-rx/drivers/video/logo/logo_linux_clut224.ppm /usr/src/linux/drivers/video/logo/
replace the x by the numbers of your old kernel


Edit: Thx to CT magazine ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is honestly very nifty, though I still find it weird there isn't a possibility to add different logo's without having to 'hack' it like this. Anyway, just applied the thing, works nice over here.. Even that logo looks sweet there ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember a few years back in the 2.4 kernel series the gentoo-kernel had various gentoo logos that you could select. They had the gentoo g logo, and larry the cow. Was cool.
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