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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:13 pm    Post subject: So, FBSplash is broken. Alternatives? Reply with quote

So, it appears that CONFIG_FB_CON_DECOR has left kernel 3.7. You need this option to get FBSplash to work, because otherwise you'll get:

Code:
# splash_manager -c set --theme=natural_gentoo --tty=1
Failed to open the fbcon_decor control device.
Failed to open the fbcon_decor control device.


So, what are the alternatives to getting a shiny boothsplash? Or is FBSplash going to get fixed?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, just found Plymouth. Anyone liking it? Does it work with kernel 3.7? Are there better alternatives?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q-collective wrote:
Ok, just found Plymouth. Anyone liking it? Does it work with kernel 3.7? Are there better alternatives?


Ok, both versions in the tree don't even compile:

Code:
make[2]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/work/plymouth-0.8.4_build/docs'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/work/plymouth-0.8.4_build/docs'
make[1]: Entering directory `/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/work/plymouth-0.8.4_build'
make[2]: Entering directory `/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/work/plymouth-0.8.4_build'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-data-am'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/work/plymouth-0.8.4_build'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/work/plymouth-0.8.4_build'
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/libply-splash-graphics.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/libply-boot-client.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/label.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/script.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/text.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/throbgress.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/renderers/drm.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/renderers/frame-buffer.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/renderers/x11.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/fade-throbber.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/space-flares.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/details.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /usr/lib64/plymouth/two-step.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /lib64/libply-splash-core.la (no static archive)
 * Removing unnecessary /lib64/libply.la (no static archive)
 * Removing left /usr/lib64/plymouth/*.la
rm: cannot remove ‘/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/image//usr/lib64/plymouth/*.la’: No such file or directory
 * ERROR: sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4 failed (install phase):
 *   rm '/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/image//usr/lib64/plymouth/*.la'
 *
 * Call stack:
 *     ebuild.sh, line  93:  Called src_install
 *   environment, line 3104:  Called die
 * The specific snippet of code:
 *               rm "${la}" || die "rm '${la}'";
 *
 * If you need support, post the output of `emerge --info '=sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4'`,
 * the complete build log and the output of `emerge -pqv '=sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4'`.
 * The complete build log is located at '/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/temp/build.log'.
 * The ebuild environment file is located at '/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/temp/environment'.
 * Working directory: '/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/work/plymouth-0.8.4'
 * S: '/var/tmp/portage/sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.4/work/plymouth-0.8.4'


Looks like an ebuild bug, but since there are maybe way better alternatives I'll let this rest for now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fbcondecor is back in 3.7.3 ;-)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swimmer wrote:
fbcondecor is back in 3.7.3 ;-)

Awesome!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where do i find the option now for it ? I only find Framebuffer Console Rotation.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GLS064 wrote:
Where do i find the option now for it ? I only find Framebuffer Console Rotation.

Greetings

Bodo

I can confirm it is in there, on the same location.
Do you have all requirements met? (You can find these by pressing "/" and looking for "FB_CON_DECOR")
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you mean with requirements ? i have emerged the fresh kernel sources from the sys-kernel/gentoo-sources. And the version is 3.7.3. Even in the new created .config file i do not found fb_con_decor.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GLS064 wrote:
What do you mean with requirements ?


Instead of trying to explain with words, I've made screenshots:

- Step 1: Go to make menuconfig as usual.
- Step 2: Press the "/" key and enter FB_CON_DECOR.
- Step 3: Have a look at the requirements at Depends on.

If any of the required options have a "=n" then you need to enable them. Just look for them via "/" againif you don't know where to look for them.

Can't make it clearer then that.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just mention you need !FB_TILEBLITTING [=n] and not [=y] or FB_CON_DECOR won't allow you to select [=y]

I'm also having a major headache with FB_CON_DECOR but I don't quite understand what is wrong. I've been following this guide

http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Fbsplash

I'm running nvidia-drivers-313.26 on an GeForce880 GTS using kernel 3.7.10 and my grub.conf is as follows
Code:

title Gentoo
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kernel-3.7.10-gentoo root=/dev/sda1 video=uvesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap,1920x1200-24@50 splash=silent,fadein,theme=natural_gentoo quiet console=/dev/tty1


I've created the initramfs as follows with no errors
Code:

PhenomIIx6 grub # splash_geninitramfs --verbose --res 1920x1200 --generate /boot/initramfs-bootplash natural_gentoo
o Creating directory structure..
o Copying //sbin/fbcondecor_helper..
o Copying themes..
  - natural_gentoo
o Creating initramfs image..
PhenomIIx6 grub #

and I can test the theme ok by doing the following
Code:

splash_manager -c set --theme=natural_gentoo --tty=1

which results in ctrl + alt + 1 giving me a lovely console display, but for some reason it doesn't work when I boot up, I just get blank screens on the TTYS. My /etc/conf.d consists of nothing more than
Code:

FBCONDECOR_TTYS="1 2 3 4 5 6"

and I get this error if I try to restart the service
Code:

PhenomIIx6 conf.d # /etc/init.d/fbcondecor restart
 * Setting framebuffer console images ...
Requested theme does not exist.
 * Failed to set background image on tty2                                                                                                                                                        [ !! ]
 * ERROR: fbcondecor failed to start
PhenomIIx6 conf.d #


Am I missing something out? Do I need to do something else after creating /boot/initramfs-bootsplash or is something wrong with my kernel settings? Here's how I've set it up

Code:

# Console display driver support
#
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_VGACON_SOFT_SCROLLBACK=y
CONFIG_VGACON_SOFT_SCROLLBACK_SIZE=64
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE_DETECT_PRIMARY=y
# CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE_ROTATION is not set
CONFIG_FB_CON_DECOR=y
# CONFIG_FONTS is not set
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y
# CONFIG_LOGO is not set


I'm using the binary nvidia drivers rather than nouveau for the system when booted, could this cause a problem? I'd appreciate any help, I've spent hours on it and got totally confused by conflicting docs, I don't really understand what a frame buffer actually is and what purpose v86d serves.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you forgot to add the initrd line to your grub config:

Code:

initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initramfs-bootsplash

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, your right I did forget that bit! Sadly though I still get exactly the same result, no splash screen and still the 'Requested theme does not exist' error. Any other ideas?
Does this look ok to you?

Code:

PhenomIIx6 boot # zcat /boot/initramfs-bootsplash | cpio --list
.
lib64
lib64/splash
lib64/splash/sys
lib64/splash/proc
etc
etc/splash
etc/splash/natural_gentoo
etc/splash/natural_gentoo/images
etc/splash/natural_gentoo/images/silent-1920x1200.jpg
etc/splash/natural_gentoo/images/verbose-1920x1200.jpg
etc/splash/natural_gentoo/1920x1200.cfg
etc/splash/luxisri.ttf
dev
dev/null
dev/fb
dev/vc
dev/console
dev/misc
dev/tty0
sbin
sbin/splash_helper
sbin/fbcondecor_helper
root
1458 blocks                                                                                                                                                                                           
PhenomIIx6 boot #
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be a typo in your earlier post but the splash part of the kernel line should use ":" instead of "=" after theme i.e.:
Code:

splash=silent,fadein,theme:natural_gentoo


Also note there is a difference between "console" and "CONSOLE" usage (from /usr/share/doc/splashutils*/kernel-parameters):

Quote:

To make sure that the silent mode works correctly with this version of
splashutils, it is required that you add either
'quiet CONSOLE=/dev/tty1' or 'console=tty1' to your kernel command line.

'CONSOLE=/dev/tty1' will redirect all initscript messages to tty1.
'console=tty1' will redirect both kernel and initscript messages to tty1.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It same problem: I have a kernel 3.7.10
Code:
splash_manager -c set --theme=powered_by_gentoo --tty=1
Failed to open the fbcon_decor control device.
Failed to open the fbcon_decor control device.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you enable the fbcondecor use flag when merging splashutils?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI, my steps in merging fbsplash:
I
*add use flag fbcondecor and emerge splashutils
*download theme powered_by_gentoo and unzip and paste to /etc/splash/powered_by_gentoo
*add fbcondecor to rc-update default:
Code:
localhost ~ # rc-update show
       NetworkManager |      default                 
                acpid |      default                 
            bluetooth |      default                 
             bootmisc | boot                         
           consolekit |      default                 
                cupsd |      default                 
                 dbus |      default                 
                devfs |                       sysinit
                dmesg |                       sysinit
           fbcondecor |      default                 
                 fsck | boot                         
             hostname | boot                         
              hwclock | boot                         
              keymaps | boot                         
            killprocs |              shutdown       
          laptop_mode |      default                 
                local |      default                 
           localmount | boot                         
              modules | boot                         
             mount-ro |              shutdown       
                 mtab | boot                         
             net.eth0 |      default                 
             netmount |      default                 
               procfs | boot                         
                 root | boot                         
            savecache |              shutdown       
                 swap | boot                         
            swapfiles | boot                         
               sysctl | boot                         
                sysfs |                       sysinit
         termencoding | boot                         
       tmpfiles.setup | boot                         
                 udev |                       sysinit
           udev-mount |                       sysinit
              urandom | boot                         
           vixie-cron |      default                 
                  xdm |      default   


*edited /etc/conf.d/fbcondecor, enabling the FBCONDECOR_TTYS 1-6
*my grub.conf is:
Code:
default 1
timeout 10
splashimage=(hd0,4)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title Gentoo Linux 2.6.24-r5
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/kernel6 root=/dev/sda7 video=uvesafb:mtrr:3,ywrap,1280x800-24@50
splash=verbose,fadein,theme=powered_by_gentoo quiet console=tty1


My sreen kernel setting.
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http://i33.tinypic.com/b7x3qe.png

But not function.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps you have to install v86d. Then compile in the initramfs option in your kernel and point it to /usr/v86d/initramfs. Maybe you have to do that first and then emerge v86d. Then add your initram line to the kernel line. If you use grub2 be sure to name the you're initram containing initramfs for instance initramfs-natural_gentoo.
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