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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MasterSeven wrote:
There is a patch for the 2.4.22 kernel.

Thanks for that very useful information MasterSeven. So it seems that unofficially we already have patches for both 2.4.21 and 2.4.22 (with a bit of work to -ck references). I'll play around with that patch and see how it goes. Since none of these patches for .21 and .22 are coming from bootsplash.org they cannot be called official but if they work then there's no problem I suppose.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a patch for a 2.6 kernel?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kronon wrote:
is there a patch for a 2.6 kernel?

No. I would like to point out to those people who have asked this question that it does not really make sense. The 2.6 kernel is currently under heavy development and is in beta form. Every half a day it gets overhauled and sometimes releases are made almost every day. As a result, even if a patch were made for any particular release it would be invalid by the next version due to changing code. Patches are usually only made for milestone releases and after the 2.6 kernel final release there may well be a patch written for it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thnx for the reaction:)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to the author for this extremely well written and handy Howto :)

My console is now fully bootsplashed and framebuffered :)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the progressbar working!
but not with the splash tool itself.
and not like described on bootsplash.org.
i hacked my rc initscript to acces and control
a program i extracted from the splash source files. : )

[img:f92bc1dc0b]http://www.diechecker.de/M7/progresssmall.png[/img:f92bc1dc0b]

whats the sense in that?
no distribution dependancy...
only file to be hacked is the rc script.
now i am able to display a progressbar anywhere
on the screen and the bar can have any form i want!
my bar looks a little like aqua-gel floating to the flower.
(big screenshot: http://www.diechecker.de/M7/progress21.png )

but you could modify it to go from bottom to upper screen
and so on if you got enough time.

i could write a how-to, if you are really interested in
getting the same functionality.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

write one :D
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mojo wrote:
write one :D


yea, write one
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, another vote for that HOWTO. :D
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe you want to update, since it's posible to use bootsplash on 2.4.22 using ck patch

http://ck.kolivas.org/patches/2.4/2.4.22/2.4.22-ck2/split-out/patch-2.4.22-1050-bs.bz2

good manual :)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

siddhartha wrote:
maybe you want to update, since it's posible to use bootsplash on 2.4.22 using ck patch

http://ck.kolivas.org/patches/2.4/2.4.22/2.4.22-ck2/split-out/patch-2.4.22-1050-bs.bz2

good manual :)


interesting. Do you have to use ck sources for this patch or can you use the vanilla kernel or any other kernel with this patch.

I am using ck-sources 2.4.20. I had problems with the 2.4.22 kernel. and I think it had problems with the bootsplash....or something cuz it would stop booting right at the beginning of boot process.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: ...don't know why... Reply with quote

daisho wrote:
...but it seems that nothing changes.

I've made the symbolic link and all which is in the tutorial.
Then I've wrote my own config and made the

Code:
/sbin/splash -s -f 'config-file' > /boot/initrd-1024x768


command and rebooted (grub was set before), now I've done this several times but I ALWAYS get the standard LiveCD pics!?!? :( :?:

Pictures and paths are correct...what the hell is going on ?


I cheched that in kernel, but at the top of the screen I see now the gentoo logo, and when it tries to load bootsplash images my pc freeze.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i could write a how-to, if you are really interested in
getting the same functionality.

yes please! :)
another vote for that how-to!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit: Wrong forum :/ "This is not a support forum"
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MasterSeven-I would love to read that How-To!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 7:56 pm    Post subject: Custom Bootsplash image Reply with quote

Oops. accidental copy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 7:56 pm    Post subject: Custom Bootsplash image Reply with quote

I've successfully gotten the bootsplash to work with the default themes, but I can't seem to get my own to work. Here's what I've done AFTER I already got the defaults working for a 1024x768 bootsplash theme:

*Created an image
*Changed bit depth to both 24bpp and 8bpp
*Resized the image to 1024x768
*Created a new /etc/bootsplash/teamanomaly/images dir
*Put the 1024x768 pixel pictures in the dir
*Copied the config files from /etc/bootsplash/gentoo/config to /etc/bootsplash/teamanomaly/config
*Edited the config file for the teamanomaly bootsplash-1024x768.cfg to point to the 8bpp image (for safety -- I was assuming that it would be more likely to work with an 8bpp image than a 24bpp image)
*Ran splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/teamanomaly/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg > /boot/teamanomaly-init-rd-1024x768
*Edited my grub config to say "initrd=/boot/teamanomaly-init-rd-1024x768" below the kernel() line
*Rebooted
*Was Disappointed
*Repeated again with the 24bpp image and it still didn't work

If anyone knows of a good tutorial on how to do this, please refer me there. Also, if bootsplash is very picky about images and whatnot, how can I make sure that I'm doing exactly what I have to in order to get the image in the format bootsplash wants it?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chickpea wrote:
mojo wrote:
write one :D


yea, write one

yeh, write one :twisted:
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the detailed guide. Who needs X now :twisted:
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick note to say that sys-kernel/gentoo-test-sources has been committed to ~arch portage. This is a 2.4.22 based kernel with the entire gentoo linux specific patchset applied to it. You'll be glad to hear that this includes the 2.4.22 bootsplash patch. Please test and report to an already existing thread on the gentoo-dev mailing list.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read all posts so sorry if it's been said, but in my system using vga=0x31A does not work, simple as that, so I used decimal values:

vga=794

This makes my system load smoothly @ 1280x1024 too. I got it from some fb-doc, i believe in the kernel sources, Documentation directory.

What I was wondering about though, is it possible to run 1280x960? 1280x1024 is not 4:3 whilst 1280x960 is.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:06 pm    Post subject: Using other screen resolutions Reply with quote

Moin,

I'm using a laptop screen that has 1400x1050 and didn't find any generic instructions to use other screen resolutions. So here they are, using my configuration as an example:

  1. Find out what modes your graphics card supports. There's a small tool called vbetest in sys-libs/lrmi that will display a list of supported modes. Look for the resolution you want and make sure to select the (5:6:5) one. This is the mode that's using 16 bit, so you avoid the problem with different depths that others on this topic wrote about.
    I will use "[322] 1400x1050 (5:6:5)"
  2. Convert the mode number to hex. For me this will be 0x142.
  3. Add 0x200 to this number. In my case I get 0x342.
    This is the mode number you can use on the kernel command line for the vga= value.


Next you will have to get a theme supporting this mode or modify an existing theme and configure everything as per the howto. Actually, modifying an existing theme is the hardest part.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:23 pm    Post subject: bootsplash with genkernel! Reply with quote

How i got this to work with genkernel...
forgive the sketchiness...
i emerged bootsplash as defined in this topic, then...
i ran...
Code:

mount /boot
splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/default/config/bootsplash-1280x1024.cfg > /boot/splash.dat

then... I opened /etc/kernels/settings using nano and changed #BOOT_SPLASH_INITRD to...
Code:

#uncomment the following line and point to /boot/splash.dat
BOOT_SPLASH_INITRD="/boot/splash.dat"


then, i opened /usr/sbin/genkernel with nano and changed BOOTSPLASH to yes (on or near line 89, for me at least)
Code:

BOOTSPLASH="yes"

then that's about it...
next i ran...
Code:
genkernel --config

and I set my settings to those that were described in this topic, saved my kernel settings, and genkernel took care of the rest...

for my grub entry I used the initrd line as they described in the x86 install manual...
Code:

# Gentoo Linux
title=Gentoo Linux (1280x1024 64k +fb +splash)
root=(hd0,0)
kernel=(hd0,0)/kernel-2.4.20-gentoo-r7 root=/dev/hda3 video=vesa:1280x1024,mtrr vga=0x31A
initrd=(hd0,0)/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r7


hope this helps, if you need any help or just plain want to say "thanks" feel free to drop me a line...
es_anubis <at> cogeco.ca
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got it to work !!!!

Here's some link to my screens :)

http://www.cooptel.qc.ca/~laporte/screen-athlon.png
http://www.cooptel.qc.ca/~laporte/screen-port.png

The first one is on my athlon TB running on the gaming sources 2.4.20-r3 and the other it's on my evil presario 900us running on the 2.4.22-ck2 sources.

I bumped into difficulties regarding resolution of the customs images. All of the default images given by the gentoo team worked except the one I really wanted to use (sorry but a cow doesn't cut it for me hehehe:D). So I made them at the exact resolution of the default one and it worked. I really don't know why but it worked !!!

Oh yeah, here's a sample of my grub.conf on my laptop (it's essentially the same on my desktop except the fact that it runs the fb in 1280x1024 ...)
Code:

default 0
timeout 5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

# With both framebuffer and bootsplash
title=Gentoo 2.4.22-ck2 (+fb +splash)
root=(hd0,0)
kernel=(hd0,0)/boot/2.4.22-ck2 root=/dev/hda11 vga=791 video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr idebus=66
initrd=/boot/initrd-1024x768
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone noticed nvidia drivers and rivafb from kernel-2.6-test7-mm1, works work in tandem. Do we have good news ?
btw, my card is geforce4 440MX (9180SE)
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