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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the same thing as Raenk... removed bootsplash, emerged fbpslash and it just gives me a black screen after I select my kernel in grub.conf. It then pops into my boot procedures half way.

I have no clue what I am doing wrong, I followed directions word for word.

Is there any way to see if fbpslash is even working?

here is my grub.conf

Code:
title=Gentoo GNU/Linux 1.4 (+fbplash)
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/bzImage root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr vga-0x317 splash=silent,theme:emergence
initrd=/boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768


How do I even know if fbsplash is running? Should it show up in the dmesg or in the rc-update? I really would like to get this working :)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I've only just got this working myself so I could be wrong,
but I believe you need the

splash=silent,theme:emergence

on the kernel line.

And this:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_fbsplash#What_is_gensplash.3F
doesn't show an = sign after initrd.

And it should be vga=0x317 not vga-0x317

This may work better for you:

title=Gentoo GNU/Linux 1.4 (+fbplash)
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/bzImage root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr vga=0x317 splash=silent,theme:emergence
initrd /boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Siraris wrote:
I did the same thing as Raenk... removed bootsplash, emerged fbpslash and it just gives me a black screen after I select my kernel in grub.conf. It then pops into my boot procedures half way.

I have no clue what I am doing wrong, I followed directions word for word.

Is there any way to see if fbpslash is even working?

here is my grub.conf

Code:
title=Gentoo GNU/Linux 1.4 (+fbplash)
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/bzImage root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr vga-0x317 splash=silent,theme:emergence
initrd=/boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768


How do I even know if fbsplash is running? Should it show up in the dmesg or in the rc-update? I really would like to get this working :)


Read my post carefully, I didnt use fbsplash
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my grub.conf works great with the 1024x768-16@85
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/gentoo.xpm.gz

title=Vmlinuz
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-16@85 splash=verbose,theme:emergence
initrd /boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768

title=Gentoo 2.6.8-r10
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.8-gentoo-r10 root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ypan,1024x768-16@85

title=Gentoo Splash
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.8-gentoo-r10 root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-16@85 splash=verbose,theme:gentoo
initrd /boot/fbsplash-gentoo-1024x768

title=JustNice
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-16@85 splash=verbose,theme:justnice
initrd /boot/fbsplash-justnice-1024x768
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:16 am    Post subject: yay! Reply with quote

So I got fbsplash working! I am very excited, looks very nice. Setting
Code:
splash=verbose
instead of silent seemed to fix it.

The only thing is, I am using emergence, and the only thing that shows up, besides a nice spread out boot, is tux at the top while booting. I thought it would have a background, but it doesn't. I find the gensplash creation tutorial on gentoo-wiki.org confusing. I have a background I want to use, but I don't know how to make the theme. Can anyone help?

Furthermore, I am running at 1024x768 now... I have it compiled in my kernel on vesafb-tng (1024x768-32@60) but my monitor does 1400x1050 (thats what I'm running gnome in). When I try and change it, it won't even boot right. It gets to a certain part of the boot, and just displays this weird text, I can't explain it nor can I show it. It doesn't even look like FB corruption either. I can tell that it still boots through, as the HD goes for a while afterwards. Can it not support 1400x1050? I don't really care, as 1024 is beautiful as is.

I would just like to have some new themes.

Just one more time... my grub.conf to see if I'm doing this right.

Code:

default 0
timeout 15

#With both framebuffer and bootsplash
title=Gentoo GNU/Linux 1.4 (+fb +splash)
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/bzImage root=/dev/hda3
video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-32@60 splash=verbose,theme:emergence
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768


Looks right to me. [/code]
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I followed the guide, and when I rebooted, I got the error after selecting gentoo on grub:
Code:
You passed an unidentified mode number
press RETURN to see a list of available modes or SPACE to continue
Video adapter: Vesa Vga
   Mode:     COLSxROWS
....
6. 0F07       80x60


I can either select number 6 (the highest one...Sorry, i cant remember any of the otheres like 1-5), or I can hit space and both will just boot with framebuffer support working fine, but no bootsplash.

Here is the section of my grub.conf:
Code:
title=Gentoo (+fb +splash)
root=(hd0,0)
kernel=(hd0,0)/boot/kernel-2.6.9-gentoo-r9 root=/dev/sda3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr vga=0x31A
initrd=/boot/initrd-1280x1024
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:10 pm    Post subject: vesafb-tng Reply with quote

Might be worth mentioning that you dont use "vga=.." if you use vesafb-tng.

If you use "vga=***", you would just get "invalid video mode" or something like that,
instead you set your resolution and refresh rate directly using the video option.

From my grub.conf
Code:

title Gentoo framebuffer
root (hd0,5)
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7 gentoo=nodevfs video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1400x1050-16@60



Ps: dont know if this has been mentioned before, but a search through the forum didn't show any post mentioning it.

Pps: I haven't tested this with bootsplash or silentboot.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

puuuh. yeah, thx a lot for that comment - i just invested 1 hour searching.. you did it for me. please mention this in this great howto.

thx a lot again.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bootsplash patch for 2.6.9-RC4 doesn't work for linux-2.6.10.
It fails with these messages:

Quote:
{...}
make -f scripts/Makefile.build obj=drivers/video
make -f scripts/Makefile.build obj=drivers/video/bootsplash
gcc -Wp,-MD,drivers/video/bootsplash/.render.o.d -nostdinc -iwithprefix include -D__KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -msoft-float -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -fno-unit-at-a-time -march=i686 -mtune=pentium4 -Iinclude/asm-i386/mach-default -Wdeclaration-after-statement -DKBUILD_BASENAME=render -DKBUILD_MODNAME=render -c -o drivers/video/bootsplash/render.o drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c: In function `splash_cursor':
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:434: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:435: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:438: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:439: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:442: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:445: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:446: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:449: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:451: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:453: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:454: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:455: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:456: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:459: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:464: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:469: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:470: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:470: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:470: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:470: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:470: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
drivers/video/bootsplash/render.c:470: error: structure has no member named `cursor'
make[3]: *** [drivers/video/bootsplash/render.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [drivers/video/bootsplash] Error 2
make[1]: *** [drivers/video] Error 2
make: *** [drivers] Error 2
root@localhost [/usr/src/linux]#


I tried messing a bit with the sources, but I can't get it to function.
Also, while patching it fails to insert two patches (unrelated to these error messages).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about 2.6.9-gentoo-r13? framebuffer seems to run, i got a higher resolution in console, but cant play videos or somethin like this.

also i dont get a pictures by boot time and the resized text field. so all i got is a higher resolution, thats all.

whats wrong?

i ran 2.6.9-gentoo-r13 with the default initrd, built out of the 1024x768 config file. the 2.6.7-gentoo-r11 makes a higher resolution, resize the text field and shows the given picture; he use the same initrd as 2.6.9-gentoo-r13
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recently tried setting up the bootsplash on my PowerBook R40 without much success. I followed the Framebuffer/Bootsplash Howto.
GRUB
title Gentoo Linux w/ Framebuffer
root (hd0,5)
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz video=radeonfb:1024x768-32 splash=verbose
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd-splash
splash=verbose

I'm running linux-2.6.9-gentoo-r12 gentoo-dev-kernel, with all the necessary options.
At boot I get this error:
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (ungzip failed); looks like an initrd
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't have a radeo but your error is none (if you don't have an initramfs image).

use splashutils instead of the old bootsplash. works better

cu Teardrop
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: kernel 2.6.9 r13 doesn't work bootsplash Reply with quote

Hi .
I can't make working bootsplash on kernel 2.6.9 r13. I don't use genkernel for create initrd, just compiled staticaly.
I've follow this HOWTO but still have problem.
Can someone help me ?
This is my grub.conf:
Code:
title=Gentoo Linux (1280x1024)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.9-gentoo-r13-splash root=/dev/hda3 video=mtrr,vesafb:1280x1024 vga=0x317 splash=verbose
initrd=/boot/initrd-1280x1024


and relevant dmess
Code:
..snip
Kernel command line: root=/dev/hda3 video=mtrr,vesafb:1280x1024 vga=0x317 splash=verbose
fbsplash: verbose
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe8000000, mapped to 0xde980000, size 3072k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=20
vesafb: protected mode interface info at 00ff:44f0
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: Truecolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
... snip
# dmesg | grep initrd

...snip
checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (ungzip failed); looks like an initrd
Freeing initrd memory: 157k freed
...


Help me plase.
Tx alberto.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My attempt for bootsplash died rather quickly :(
Code:
# bootsplash_patch
 * Patching the kernel (branch: 2.6) in /usr/src/linux ...
Sorry, this kernel version is not supported.


Running 2.6.10-gentoo-r4 here (gentoo-dev-sources)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine too :( but the splashutils work flawlessly. take them.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teardrop wrote:
mine too :( but the splashutils work flawlessly. take them.

cu Teardrop

So instead of bootsplash, I should use splashutils now?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

give it a try. i had no probs with the new kernel builds

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I just found a nice howto based on the new system, I think this thread is deprecated then :P
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:10 am    Post subject: can't het into bootsplash configuration Reply with quote

Hi all,

I've been struggeling with the bootsplash option for days now, currently switched back from 2.6.10 to 2.6.8.1 because it's the latest supported by this howto :)

but nothing helpes when i enter make menuconfig I do see the following option (after patching the kernel with bootsplash_patch)
Bootsplash configuration --->

But i can't seem to select it to get >>:(

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

any suggestions or somebody that could give me the CONFIG_BLABLA = y
that represents [*] Bootup splash screen in my .config?

thx in advance :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: can't het into bootsplash configuration Reply with quote

sheepz wrote:
Hi all,

I've been struggeling with the bootsplash option for days now, currently switched back from 2.6.10 to 2.6.8.1 because it's the latest supported by this howto :)

but nothing helpes when i enter make menuconfig I do see the following option (after patching the kernel with bootsplash_patch)
Bootsplash configuration --->

But i can't seem to select it to get >>:(

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

any suggestions or somebody that could give me the CONFIG_BLABLA = y
that represents [*] Bootup splash screen in my .config?

thx in advance :)

This howto is deprecated, try splashutils, I got it working just perfectly :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: can't het into bootsplash configuration Reply with quote

[/quote]
This howto is deprecated, try splashutils, I got it working just perfectly :)[/quote]

That did the trick 2 patches on my kernel (fbsplash and vesafb-tng if someone is having the same problems as i did) and it worked without much hazzle :P

thx!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grubsplash, fbsplash, gensplash - bloody confusing!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone used the wiki howto with lilo with any success? :?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:19 pm    Post subject: whats the problem? Reply with quote

My kernel is vmlinuz-2.6.10-gentoo-r6 and I am trying to get splash screen from several days.

I did exactly as written in the http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_fbsplash#Troubleshooting. But when I boot, I dont get anything but total crap spread across the screen (with strange colourful characters, and some statements too). After a minute or so, the whole screen goes blank and I have to restart.

By grub.conf looks like this:
Code:
title=New Gentoo
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.10-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/hda2 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-16@70 splash=verbose,theme:emergence
initrd /fbsplash-emergence-1024x768

Please help....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you screwed up the last line

needs to be

initrd (hd0,0)/fbsplash-emergence-1024x768
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