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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rush_ad wrote:
i'm running latest nitro-sources and love-sources. do i have to apply any patches to those kernel? in the howto, where do i start?


You have to ask the maintainers/makers of those kernels if they have included the patch or not. If not, then you have to apply the patch.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried to follow this guide on gentoo-dev-sources-r1, and it didnt work.
i'm fairly/very sure that i followed this guide.

i'm running i810 intel onboard, 4MB if its of any use for trouble shoot.

someone help me.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:34 pm    Post subject: gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8 Reply with quote

The patch listed on in this tutorial and the one applied by the latest emerge of bootsplash both failed to patch 2.6.8-r1

However the patch still works on
Code:
emerge gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8


I unmerged and merged 2.6.8-r1 several times to patch it. If anyone else has a fix or a different experiance post it here!

Thanks for the tut!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will not work for me on the 2.6.8-r1 release, looks like there is also 2 differnt fb options also I tried both and still no go.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still not clear if gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8-r1 needs patching?

i have emerge bootsplash but the following is no on my system

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ebuild /var/db/pkg/media-gfx/bootsplash-0.6-r2/bootsplash-0.6-r9.ebuild config



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO I dont think 2.6.8-r1 "Thinks it needs a patch" but it does. If ya no what i mean, Support for Frambuffer splash looks to be in the source already.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if in doubt check the change.log

Code:
  18 Aug 2004; Michal Januszewski <spock@gentoo.org>
  +gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8-r1.ebuild:
  Added fbsplash and vesafb-tng patches.

  17 Aug 2004; Aron Griffis <agriffis@gentoo.org>
  gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8.ebuild:
  add ~alpha keyword #60071

*gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8 (14 Aug 2004)

  14 Aug 2004; Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@gentoo.org>
  +gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8.ebuild:
  initial 2.6.8 release - contains the 2.6.8.1 patch, so don't worry.
  - had to remove the x86-64 patchset, am waiting for an updated one of these to
    mark this stable on x86-64.
  - had to remove some sparc Kconfig patches. If any sparc developer wants to
    add the proper ones back to the release, feel free to.
  - Removed bootsplash patch, am waiting for bootsplash-nextgen release to add
    this back.
  - Removed supermount patch, am told that udev makes this obsolete now. Also,
    it didn't apply to 2.6.8 anymore, so that made for a good reason to drop
    it :)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried patching gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8-r1 with patch in this thread but it failed :(

Any 2.6.8 kernels that come pre-patched as i would like to qingy working again :)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for the newest patches -> www.bootsplash.de
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have to reverse the fbsplash patch first before you can apply the bootsplash patch.

there is a post on getting fbsplash working

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=206778&highlight=
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

remove the vga= line from the lilo.conf / grub.conf file. The screen size is now in the make menuconfig ie (1280x1024@75)

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So hoschi, is that lady in your avitar someone you know? 8O
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarlUman wrote:
remove the vga= line from the lilo.conf / grub.conf file. The screen size is now in the make menuconfig ie (1280x1024@75)


My .config from /usr/src/linux has:
CONFIG_FB_VESA_TNG=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA_DEFAULT_MODE="640x480@60"

Does that mean I have to change
CONFIG_FB_VESA_DEFAULT_MODE="640x480@60" to
CONFIG_FB_VESA_DEFAULT_MODE="1024x768@75"
if I want to use 1024x768 background initrd?

I'm using gentoo-dev-source, which already seems to have vesa-tng and bootsplash patch.
I deleted vga= entry in grub.conf. and changed it into video=vesafb:ypan, 1024x768-16@75 according to http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/#prj-vesafb-tng.
But framebuffer with background image still doesn't work.
Should I recompile the kernel?
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnough, are you using the bootsplash or gensplash because from what i have seen the gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8-r1 is only patched for gensplash as this is the new route for the gentoo kernels and support for the bootsplash is slowly being faded out. If this is the case then check out this thread for some help with gensplash.

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=206778
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric Draven wrote:
gnough, are you using the bootsplash or gensplash

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=206778

Thank you.
I think I have to use gensplash.
I was able to just 'emerge splashutils' without patching my current kernel.
And did this:
Code:

# splash_geninitramfs -g /usr/src/linux/usr/initramfs_data.cpio.gz -r 1024x768 default
# cd /usr/src/linux
# make bzImage
# mount /boot (if not already)
# cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/YOUR-BZIMAGE-NAME

Actually I cp-ed bzImage with different name, so I had to add another entry to grub.conf.
After that, I rebooted. But nothing. I didn't see nice image (just plain 640x480 frame buffer. I know I'm in framebuffer because I can do '# fbset "1024x768 60Hz' and the resolution actually changes. Also dmesg says Console: switching to color frame buffer device 80x30).

/a quick question: if I make modules_install with different EXTRAVERSION= in /usr/src/linux/Makefile, that creates another directory tree starting at /lib/modules/kernel_with_different_name.
If I don't like that particular kernel I just compiled with different EXTRAVERSION, can I uninstall the kernel and the modules completely?

I think I have to go to bed. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm having same problems too. i got the framebuffer figured out so im on 1280x1024@60 but no bootsplash image :(. i had this all working fine on gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.7-r11, but the gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.8-r1 doesn't have bootsplash working for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apperantly 2.6.8-r1 have the gensplash patch applied, so you have to reverse that patch and apply the patch for bootsplash or use an old version (2.6.7), im just guessing though...

as there is almost no diff between 2.6.7 and 2.6.8 i think i'll go back to 2.6.7 and use bootsplash to give mr spock more time to code gensplash and let him introduce it into the portage.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using gentoo-dev-source (2.6.8-r1) and I just did 'emerge splashutils' and
'splash_geninitramfs -g /usr/src/linux/usr/initramfs_data.cpio.gz -r 1024x768 default' . Then, I changed:
CONFIG_FB_VESA_DEFAULT_MODE="640x480@60" to
CONFIG_FB_VESA_DEFAULT_MODE="1024x768@75"
Recompiled bzImage (make bzImage). Copied the bzImage to /boot/ and rebooted, and there I could see 'emergence' theme. But no progress bar though.

So, if you use 2.6.8.-r1 or later, probably you have vesa-tng and fbsplash patched already. If that's the case, you'd rather use gensplash, not bootsplash.

EDIT: Actually, splashutils is masked. So, I went to
http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/ and read easy-steps and downloaded latest gentoo portage file (0.9-pre06-gentoo) and followed the easy-steps instruction. After emerging splashutils, I could use the 'emergence theme' by using splash_geninitramfs command and recompiling the kernel.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im confused, I couldn't make to work 2.6.8r1 with gensplash, now I have 2.6.7 with bootsplash and its working, but the silent image is not showing up, after the boot starts it switches to verbose (framebuffer is working fine).

I tried to recompile the bzImage but no help. 8O
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so, i if i do

Code:

emerge gentoo-dev-sources (2.6.8-r1)


i dont have to apply any patches? just do

Code:

emerge splashutils


after compiling the kernel????
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep that's it

pretty much.....
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks. i've already compliled the kernel, now i only have to emerge splashutils and then recompile and edit grub.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:43 pm    Post subject: If you have problems... Reply with quote

Oddly enough even remerging 2.6.8-r1 didn't work the first time around and I had to
Code:

su
emerge unmerge bootsplash
emerge splashutils
cd /usr/src/
rm -rf linux-2.6.7-gentoo-r1
emerge gentoo-dev-sources


Then the option for Framebuffer splash came up...

So if anyone else is having this problem where it just won't work... maybe it was still bootsplash patched. You'll get the warning "Can't open /dev/fbsplash" if you don't.

Now the real question is how do I get this thing to work for multiple consoles alt+f1-6? Did I miss an option somewhere for this or is everyone else just work for the main console?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so, i'm using 2.6.8-r3 (which is the latest gentoo-dev-sources, i think), and there is an option for boot-up splash in the kernel, which i selected. i set the resolution in menuconfig to 1280x1024@75. my grub.conf reads like this:

Code:
title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.8
root (hd1,4)
kernel /kernel-2.6.8-gentoo root=/dev/sdb1 video=mtrr,vesafb:ywrap vga=0x31A splash=verbose
initrd=/boot/initrd-1280x1024


however, two things: when i boot like this, the first thing i get is a "you specified an undefined mode" error. the mode has to be 0165, or something similar. the hex modes don't work. can someone explain why i have a different set of mode numbers? and since they're listed by linesXcolumns, not resolution, can someone tell me what the correct mode would be (like, 130x50?)

second, the initrd line actually has to use a grub path (i'm going to fix it today), so that the correct last line would be
Code:
initrd=(hd1,4)/boot/initrd-1280x1024


now, in my initrd file, as per instructions, i rewrote the path to point to images i've stored on /boot/images/. but does that also have to be a grub-style path? that is, (hd1,4)/images/?

i get the high-res screen on bootup, but there's no jpeg image. i just get the penguin. can anybody explain why this is?

thanks for the help,

EE
EDIT: even when i set vga=0165 in grub.conf, i have to re-enter it at boot-time. and the cfg file i'm passing to initrd-1280x1024 does not have to have grub paths, so nevermind that. still getting the penguin logo...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are seeing the logo then you must disable the logo in the kernel for the bootsplash to work.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ExecutorElassus wrote:

EDIT: even when i set vga=0165 in grub.conf, i have to re-enter it at boot-time. and the cfg file i'm passing to initrd-1280x1024 does not have to have grub paths, so nevermind that. still getting the penguin logo...

That 0165 is in hex, so your line should read: vga=0x165
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