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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I get the same thing, I'm using linux-2.6.0-test9-mm4, I did notice something about an invalid initrd though, but couldn't get a good look because it flashed by too quickly.


I found out what the problem was, my framebuffer was set to 24bpp, but bootsplash only supports 16bpp. I changed vga=792 to vga=791 in my grub.conf and that fixed it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd just like to say that it's working great for me :D this howto combined with the higher refresh rate with vesafb driver howto https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=71570&highlight=framebuffer+refresh has allowed me to get a 1280x1024 console @ 75hz. these are by far the best howtos on this entire forum, improving visual coolness and reducing eye strain :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for your kind words about the how-to noobler. This is what makes it worth it. I'm glad it could help. The screenshot looks stunning. Did you create that image or get it from the web?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Narada wrote:
Many thanks for your kind words

I've had it working here since reading your guide even with 2.6-test9 kernel it really is a good guide :-)
Although I can get 1440x1050 screen for the console on my Fujitsu Lifebook notebook, I can't get the splash screen to work at this res, tried hacking the config files to include 1440x1050 but haven't got there yet.

btw I'm using vga=0x343 to get this res :-)

Oops! should be vga=0x342 for 16bpp, still can't get it working though :-(


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Narada wrote:
Many thanks for your kind words about the how-to noobler. This is what makes it worth it. I'm glad it could help. The screenshot looks stunning. Did you create that image or get it from the web?


hehe np Narada, thank you! :P

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this excellent tutorial!
I just want to correct something which is said in the "Drawbacks" section:
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Reduced or zero scroll back buffer

This is not true! You can actually set the scroll back buffer size using the scrollback video parameter. My grub.conf:
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kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel_2.4.22_vesa root=/dev/hda3 hdd=ide-scsi vga=0x317 video=scrollback:128K,vesa:mtrr,ywrap gentoo=nodevfs
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well does the method remain the same to 2.6 test10 ????????

I saw that the botsplash patch is already present in this build but still i cant get it working !

I dont even get the framebuffer !

i did it the genkernel way ! i did it that way in test9 too and got it workin then.. but this time it seems to be a problem !

Also, there is a new option of --bootsplash to genkernel options.. whats thos for !!

Also, i found out that the patch usd for bootsplash is 3.1.1* its not 3.1.3 and i had patched test9 with 3.1.3*.diff soo cud this be the problem ???

And if i need to patch the 3.1.3*.diff to my kernel, it says that its already patched.. do u need (-R).. man plz help me ! this is weird !

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOH !! never mind guys !

i got the answer and perhaps this post cud help u too !! :D

Ok now the problem in test-10 is that it already comes with a patch i.e 3.1.1*.diff, now thats not very good or to be happy with, cuz atleast in my case it provided me with only more problems !!

So, how do we go about it !!

Well before emerging the gentoo-dev-sources, be sure to MANUALLY open the genpatches-2.6-0.4.tar.bz2 file and EITHER remove the framebuffer patch OR replace it with 3.1.3*.diff and PLEASEEE rename it back to 400_bootsplash-3.1.1*.diff !!

Note if u dont rename it then.. its as good as not having it ! cuz it then wont patch !.. OK after doin these modifications pack it in the same format and replace it in ur distfiles !

Thats about it ! now then if u run emerge gentoo-dev-sources u will see a digest mismatch error !! well its actually very good.. cuz u then cometo know the md5 of ur modifies tar.bz2,

Goto /usr/portage/sys-kernel/gentoo-dev-sources/files and edit the single file there !!!

Then agains the genpatches file enter the md5 of the modified file !!

THATS IT FOLKS !!! u have then sucessfully patched ur test10 kernel !!

HEHEH .. well dont forget to rerun emerge gentoo-dev-sources

then everything else remains the same as described in this guide !

PS :- if someone dont know how to patch file :-
Goto, /usr/src/linux and run
#patch -p1 < (pathtodiff).diff

Whoaaaaaa, i dint mean it to be soo long ! anyways.... just contributing to the forum !!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dohaaaaa !!! man dont worry guys !!

probably someone saw this post and already updated the ebuild to include 3.1.3*.diff !! soo.. everything shud work just fine !

Just emerge folks !

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jassi

I'm using Vanilla 2.6.0-test10, the test9 bootsplash still works for test10 :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea.. it even works for me !

But its 3.1.3-test9 and NOT 3.1.1-test9 ! see the difference ??

The guys earlier had the wrong .diff patched.. thats why they made a gentoo-dev-sources-r1 update !!

Never mind ! it works fine now !

Everything OK ! :twisted:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, glad you got it working.

If you got to http://www.bootsplash.org you will see the only 2.6 patch they have is the 3.1.3 version.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First real nice howtoo, I've it working mm-sources 2.6.0_beta9-r5.

Now I'm going to upgrade too mm-sources-2.6.0_beta10-r1 does anyone got this working?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let everyone know that the guide has not yet been updated for 2.6 kernel. Both the bootsplash patch and 2.6 kernel seem to be undergoing version bumps at this time. When things stabilise a bit more I'll make the update. In the meantime, no doubt forum posts will help out a lot.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just read jassi post;)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just did it yesterday, mm-sources aplyed test9 patch worked without any error. In fact it's working better with test10-mm1 than with test9-mm5 :wink:


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I'm using Vanilla 2.6.0-test10, the test9 bootsplash still works for test10 :-)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 9:33 pm    Post subject: Framebuffer not working with Kernel 2.6.0-test9-mm5 [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I finally decided to give the 2.6 kernel a try. Everything seems to be working fine except framebuffer console. I have framebuffer working perfectly using 2.4.0-gentoo-r8 kernel. Hoping someone can tell me what I am doing wrong with 2.6 kernel. I have a the following setup.

Sections that I believe to be relevent from my config for Kernel 2.6.0-test9-mm5 patched with the bootsplash patch from above:
Code:

#
# Graphics support
#
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_VGA16=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
CONFIG_FB_RIVA=m
CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL=y


Grub.conf:
Code:

default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd1,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo Linux (ACPI) 2.6.0-test9-mm5 (TESTING +fb)
        root (hd1,0)
        kernel (hd1,0)/boot/bzImage-2.6.0-test9-mm5 ro root=/dev/hde2 \
                hdc=ide-scsi mem=nopentium acpi=yes \
                vga=0x317 video=vesa:1024x768-16,ywrap,mtrr \
        initrd=/initrd-1024x768



Hardware Configuration:
AthlonXp 2500+
Asus A7N8X
MSI Nvidia GeForce4 Ti4600 8X with 128MB
1024MB RAM


OK... I finally found what was causing all the problems. In the 2.6.0 kernels I can not enable CONFIG_FB_VGA16 if I want a SVGA console with more than 16 colours. If anyone else has a messed up console when trying to use a SVGA console having CONFIG_FB_VGA16 turned on maybe your problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, I have a little trouble with bootsplash and evms, I need to join this two initrd, but I don't know how to make it. please anybody can help me? thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wondering if the bootsplash patches work with 2.4.23..... (i'm going to try later)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I not able to get bootsplash...

Code:
>>> sys-kernel/mm-sources-2.6.0_beta10-r1 merged.
>>> Recording sys-kernel/mm-sources in "world" favorites file...
 
>>> clean: No packages selected for removal.
 
>>> Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache...
 * Caching service dependencies...
 
>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.
 
 
 * GNU info directory index is up-to-date.
 
root@vikings linux # ls -l
total 232
drwxr-xr-x   22 root     root          536 2003-12-06 08:33 arch
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        18691 2003-12-06 08:32 COPYING
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        84912 2003-12-06 08:32 CREDITS
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          704 2003-12-06 08:33 crypto
drwxr-xr-x   41 root     root         4000 2003-12-06 08:33 Documentation
drwxr-xr-x   43 root     root         1104 2003-12-06 08:33 drivers
drwxr-xr-x   52 root     root         2824 2003-12-06 08:32 fs
drwxr-xr-x   33 root     root          872 2003-12-06 08:33 include
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          392 2003-12-06 08:33 init
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          192 2003-12-06 08:32 ipc
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         1064 2003-12-06 08:33 kernel
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     root          760 2003-12-06 08:32 lib
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        50802 2003-12-06 08:32 MAINTAINERS
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        32284 2003-12-06 08:32 Makefile
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          968 2003-12-06 08:32 mm
drwxr-xr-x   32 root     root          968 2003-12-06 08:32 net
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root           65 2003-12-06 08:32 patches.txt
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        14489 2003-12-06 08:32 README
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         2815 2003-12-06 08:32 REPORTING-BUGS
drwxr-xr-x    6 root     root         1304 2003-12-06 08:33 scripts
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root          272 2003-12-06 08:33 security
drwxr-xr-x   15 root     root          496 2003-12-06 08:33 sound
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root          136 2003-12-06 08:32 usr

root@vikings linux # patch -p1 < /download/breakmygentoo/bootsplash-3.1.3-2.6.0-test9.diff
patching file drivers/char/keyboard.c
Hunk #1 succeeded at 1052 (offset 7 lines).
patching file drivers/char/n_tty.c
patching file drivers/char/vt.c
patching file drivers/video/Kconfig
patching file drivers/video/Makefile
patching file drivers/video/bootsplash/Kconfig
patching file drivers/video/bootsplash/Makefile
patching file drivers/video/bootsplash/bootsplash.c
patching file drivers/video/bootsplash/bootsplash.h
patching file drivers/video/bootsplash/decode-jpg.c
patching file drivers/video/bootsplash/decode-jpg.h
patching file drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c
patching file drivers/video/console/fbcon.c
patching file drivers/video/console/fbcon.h
patching file drivers/video/vesafb.c
patching file include/linux/console_struct.h
patching file include/linux/fb.h
patching file kernel/panic.c

root@vikings linux # make menuconfig
  HOSTCC  scripts/fixdep
  SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.h
  HOSTCC  scripts/kconfig/conf.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/kconfig/mconf.o
  SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.c
  SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/lex.zconf.c
  HOSTCC  -fPIC scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.o
  HOSTLLD -shared scripts/kconfig/libkconfig.so
  HOSTLD  scripts/kconfig/mconf
  HOSTCC  scripts/lxdialog/checklist.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/lxdialog/inputbox.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/lxdialog/lxdialog.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/lxdialog/menubox.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/lxdialog/msgbox.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/lxdialog/textbox.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/lxdialog/util.o
  HOSTCC  scripts/lxdialog/yesno.o
  HOSTLD  scripts/lxdialog/lxdialog
scripts/kconfig/mconf arch/i386/Kconfig
#
# using defaults found in arch/i386/defconfig
#
arch/i386/defconfig:114: trying to assign nonexistent symbol ACPI_HT
arch/i386/defconfig:176: trying to assign nonexistent symbol KCORE_ELF
arch/i386/defconfig:177: trying to assign nonexistent symbol KCORE_AOUT
arch/i386/defconfig:355: trying to assign nonexistent symbol SCSI_SYM53C8XX
 
 
*** End of Linux kernel configuration.
*** Execute 'make' to build the kernel or try 'make help'.

root@vikings linux # make clean bzImage modules modules_install
...

LD      arch/i386/lib/built-in.o
  AS      arch/i386/lib/checksum.o
  CC      arch/i386/lib/dec_and_lock.o
  CC      arch/i386/lib/delay.o
  AS      arch/i386/lib/getuser.o
  CC      arch/i386/lib/memcpy.o
  CC      arch/i386/lib/mmx.o
  CC      arch/i386/lib/strstr.o
  CC      arch/i386/lib/usercopy.o
  AR      arch/i386/lib/lib.a
  GEN     .version
  CHK     include/linux/compile.h
  UPD     include/linux/compile.h
  CC      init/version.o
  LD      init/built-in.o
  LD      .tmp_vmlinux1
drivers/built-in.o(.text+0x88535): dans la fonction « splash_getraw »:
: undefined reference to `vesafb_ops'
make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Erreur 1


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2003 5:06 pm    Post subject: Extract jpeg from initrd Reply with quote

Does anyone already tried to extract the silent and/or the verbose jpeg form an initrd?? I've tried with dd... But couldn't do it :(
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

viperlin wrote:
just wondering if the bootsplash patches work with 2.4.23..... (i'm going to try later)

The 2.4.22 patch works with 2.4.23 I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Narada wrote:
viperlin wrote:
just wondering if the bootsplash patches work with 2.4.23..... (i'm going to try later)

The 2.4.22 patch works with 2.4.23 I think.



i tried it, it works
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent HOWTO Narada. I'm not doing anything fancy - Larry's good enough for me for now.

Great work.
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i get this when trying to merge bootsplash:
Code:
: undefined reference to `jpeg_finish_output'
/usr/lib/libmng.a(libmng_jpeg.o)(.text+0x1470): In function `mngjpeg_decompressdata2':
: undefined reference to `jpeg_finish_output'
/usr/lib/libmng.a(libmng_jpeg.o)(.text+0x14a4): In function `mngjpeg_decompressdata2':
: undefined reference to `jpeg_read_header'
/usr/lib/libmng.a(libmng_jpeg.o)(.text+0x14e9): In function `mngjpeg_decompressdata2':
: undefined reference to `jpeg_has_multiple_scans'
/usr/lib/libmng.a(libmng_jpeg.o)(.text+0x16dd): In function `mngjpeg_decompressfree2':
: undefined reference to `jpeg_destroy_decompress'
/usr/lib/libmng.a(libmng_prop_xs.o)(.text+0xae3): In function `mng_get_refreshpass':
: undefined reference to `jpeg_input_complete'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [fbmngplay] Fehler 1

!!! ERROR: media-gfx/bootsplash-0.6-r2 failed.
!!! Function src_compile, Line 25, Exitcode 2
!!! (no error message)


any suggestions?

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