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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a patch for 2.6.9-rc1 on bootsplash.de now. Is that going to be added to the front page?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

codergeek42 wrote:
There's a patch for 2.6.9-rc1 on bootsplash.de now. Is that going to be added to the front page?


I generally tend to put up links only for milestone releases.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Narada wrote:
codergeek42 wrote:
There's a patch for 2.6.9-rc1 on bootsplash.de now. Is that going to be added to the front page?


I generally tend to put up links only for milestone releases.
Will do. I just wanted to make sure. Thanx very much!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those using 2.6.9-rc1 (vanilla) you have to do the following to add the bootsplash patch:
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# cd /usr/src/linux
# wget http://www.bootsplash.de/files/bootsplash-3.1.4-sp3-2.6.9-rc1.diff
# patch -p1 < bootsplash-3.1.4-sp3-2.6.9-rc1.diff
Ymmv, but it works for me....
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi tested vesafb-tng and gensplash :evil:

good idea, bad howto(s)...the gensplash thread is a whole disaster
is here anybody (english speeching) who want write an "gensplash and vesafb-tng howto"

i think gensplash and vesafb-tng are really good, but the thread destorys the good idea of spock totally.

-here and here and here is a small howto for this, and this and this and this post...
-and look on page six, and there and there...
-ähh, and a example for lilo....ups...

*cry*
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful. Follwed the guide and got it working beautifully.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hoschi wrote:
hi tested vesafb-tng and gensplash :evil:

good idea, bad howto(s)...the gensplash thread is a whole disaster
is here anybody (english speeching) who want write an "gensplash and vesafb-tng howto"

i think gensplash and vesafb-tng are really good, but the thread destorys the good idea of spock totally.

-here and here and here is a small howto for this, and this and this and this post...
-and look on page six, and there and there...
-ähh, and a example for lilo....ups...

*cry*


You could always try this: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_fbsplash . Several people have been working on it, recently someone improved the layout of the table of contents. The downside is that most of it hasn't been written by a native speaker and that it may contain mistakes (the good thing is anyone could correct them).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you, the world is now a bit better (for me)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

narada sez:

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If you are seeing the logo then you must disable the logo in the kernel for the bootsplash to work.


okay. and i set the video mode to 0x0165. now i get no penguin logo, and the text is small. but no picture: just a black background.

whoops! i didn't enable initrd support. duh... i'll letcha know if that fixes it.

EE
PS- later: okay, now there's still no graphic, after enabling initrd.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 1:55 am    Post subject: Kernel compile errors w/bootsplash Reply with quote

Code:
drivers/video/bootsplash.c: In function 'splash_prepare':
drivers/video/bootsplash.c:686: warning: passing arg 2 of 'fb_set_cmap' makes pointer from integer without a cast
drivers/video/bootsplash.c:686: error: too many arguments to function 'fb_set_cmap'
make[3]: *** [drivers/video/bootsplash/bootsplash.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [drivers/video/bootsplash] Error 2
make[1]: *** [drivers/video] Error 2
make: *** [drivers] Error 2


My vanilla kernel 2.6.8.1 doesn't want to compile if I enable bootsplash, but goes fine without it :(. The patch applied fine without any errors, and the option shows up in menuconfig. Does anyone have an idea before I go playing in the source file? (I'm not a very good coder.. :) )

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:40 am    Post subject: vesa driver default Reply with quote

I think you may want to put a note in the howto to change the VESA driver type to vesafb instead of the default vesafb-tng (for 2.6.8 users).

That stumped me for a while when I upgraded to 2.6.8.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would like to know how to get this working with genkernel. i searched the forums with little luck.....

here is my grub.conf:
Code:

title=2.6.5-gentoo-genkernel
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel-2.6.5-gentoo-r1 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/hda5 vga=0x317
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd-2.6.5-gentoo-r1

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

replace the vga=0x317 with video=vesafb:ypan,1024x768-32@85
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Help me please. I cannot seem to get this to work. I think I have followed the directions correctly, but I have no bootsplash and there is nothing when I try cat /proc/splash.

kernel=(hd0,0)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafp:ypan,1024x768@72 vga=0x316 splash=silent
initrd=/boot/initrd-gentoo-1024x768

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lose the vga=0x316 and use 1024x768-32@72 , 1024x768-24@72, 1024x768-16@72. It's the color depth you are missing.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

res0r9lm wrote:
lose the vga=0x316 and use 1024x768-32@72 , 1024x768-24@72, 1024x768-16@72. It's the color depth you are missing.


AFAIK, the -xx@yy figure does nothing to the refresh rate or the colour depth. Where are you getting this information from? Maybe I'm wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rmoody:
If you have copied and pasted those grub.conf lines then I think I can see your problem.

kernel=(hd0,0)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr vga=0x316 splash=silent
initrd=/boot/initrd-gentoo-1024x768

You had vesafp as the driver (this should be vesafb), had ypan instead of ywrap and was missing mtrr
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I patched the kernel with
Code:

bootsplash_patch

but when i configure the kernel i dont have
Code:

    Bootsplash configuration  --->
        [*] Bootup splash screen

tired as instructed also
Code:

cd /usr/src/linux/
mv .config ~/kernel.config
make mrproper
mv ~/kernel.config .config
make oldconfig
make menuconfig
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got my framebuffer running
but when issues logout from twm
it gives me a funny screen
or even if i issue shutdown command it gives me
a funny screen but after the machine halts
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

n7down:

To get the Bootsplash option in the kernel you have to enabled the other things first (initrd being pretty crucial).
In the commands you pasted you have got a minus sign (-) instead of a tilde (~) which is meant to be referring to your home directory e.g. (/root/ or /home/username/)

googoo:

Can you give up some details on the "funny screen". If you have bootsplash going at startup but haven't got it configured properly then you may be getting a "funny screen". Until you get it working just do "rc-update del bootsplash default" and only add it when you are testing your config.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Narada wrote:
res0r9lm wrote:
lose the vga=0x316 and use 1024x768-32@72 , 1024x768-24@72, 1024x768-16@72. It's the color depth you are missing.


AFAIK, the -xx@yy figure does nothing to the refresh rate or the colour depth. Where are you getting this information from? Maybe I'm wrong.


seems logical but recently someone told me that the first numbers where bpp and the second was sync rate not sure if that correct...tell me what you think they are?
:lol:
The only thing I know for sure is 1024x768-32@85 works great for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

by 'funny screen' what i meant was that iam getting a disrupted display
just like a TV screen in a voltage fluctuation
iam getting this only when i enable my x and loging out from there
or if i issue shut down from a X (kde or gnome)
I have followed everything in the howto given by NARADAmuni
how can i fix this ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Running dev-sources 2.6.8.1.

unfortunately did bootsplash_patch, and later found out that it does not apply for my kernel so i get errors when i try to compile it with bootsplash enabled in kernel.

Downloaded the patch for 2.6.8.1 and tried:
patch -p1 < bootsplash-3.1.4-sp3-2.6.8.1.diff,

which gave me some errors and saying it is already patched and so on.

Anything i can do about this to get bootsplash working??

cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:11 am    Post subject: Updates Reply with quote

Hello, All:

I've followed the How-To as closely as possible, but found a few omissions in Step 4, "Enter the kernel configuration":
    /etc/X11/XF86Config is no longer present since X.org has supplanted XFree86
    The fifth and sixth code samples are confusing because they does not apply to the 2.4.x code
...and in Step 3 of "Personalising Your Bootsplash Theme":
    /etc/conf.d/bootsplash.conf is now just /etc/conf.d/bootsplash.
All-in-all: A very good How-To! :D

Thanks, Narada!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

I've followed the howto, but it doesn't want to work. I have kernel 2.4.26-r9 (gentoo-sources), and I've read somewhere that it's patched. patch -p1 < bootsplash-3.0.7-2.4.26.diff doesn't work. bootsplash_patch echos my kernel is patched. Where did I take a mistake? Support bootsplash my kernel?

Could sy help me?
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