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Ozymandias
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 6:31 pm    Post subject: Boot Splash screen Reply with quote

Hi there,

I want to make a splash boot screen, that displays when the kernel is booting, and stays until the init scrips are done, like mandrake (and suse?) does. What kernel patches do I need? And how do I get init and the gentoo initscripts inside the splash screen? I searched using google, but couldn't really find wat I was looking for. A little teaser:
[img:1c41ff71f8]http://ozy.student.utwente.nl/splash.png[/img:1c41ff71f8]
basically what I wanted to do is boot with framebuffer support, then paint the console background with a picture and make the console use only the insides of the framebuffer instead of the whole thing. I beleve this is how suse does it, but I cannot find anything about this. Any hints?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is a nice idea.. but sadly, i have no idea on how to manage it, but i guess alot of people might be interested getting such stuff up and running, maybe with their custom splash screens, etc.. anyone that knows more maybe?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i found a boot-logo replacement, so that you dont need to watcha all the scrolling of info, etc, from the kernel at bootup, it might be moddable, check it out: http://lpp.freelords.org/

description:

About LPP

The Linux Progress Patch is a kernel patch which displays a
full-screen logo with a progress bar and some informational
text while booting. It hides the normal startup messages
printed by the kernel, and is meant for people that don't
care about complicated and possibly confusing boot messages.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen this one, but with that patch (not for the latest kernels) you see nothing, but a progress bar, not quite what I want, I want a big screen (I have an LCD monitor: 1024x768) with an image, inside I want the boottext to be visible, including the boottext from the gentoo init scripts. What to do with the graphics after booting is unclear, but I would love to change to a bigger font and have some sort of image filling some parts of the screen, because at 1024x768 a terminal is just no fun .. just in case I don't use X or swich back to console ..
but thanks for the help :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2002 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would be nice... any news on the subject?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That one looks pretty sweet.. but who in their right mind would run 2.4.0?
:?

I love the customizability they have for it though.

bidz wrote:
i found a boot-logo replacement, so that you dont need to watcha all the scrolling of info, etc, from the kernel at bootup, it might be moddable, check it out: http://lpp.freelords.org/

description:

About LPP

The Linux Progress Patch is a kernel patch which displays a
full-screen logo with a progress bar and some informational
text while booting. It hides the normal startup messages
printed by the kernel, and is meant for people that don't
care about complicated and possibly confusing boot messages.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2002 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

actualy the lpp will work with vanilla 2.4.18 sources. it dosent apply to the gentoo sources. :(

also I need ta wip out tha gimp and make some purple G splash screens for KDE and lpp.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2002 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK Mandrake uses Aurora - http://aurora.mini.dhs.org

Check it out
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2002 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... Gentooshdoted? :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2002 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iirc, Mandrake used Aurora. In 8.2 it uses the lpp.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2002 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's quite simple when you use lilo as bootmanager (ann framebuffer support):
Click the link below, for help

Even cooler: animated boot-screens :D
http://www.gamers.org/~quinet/lilo/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we could extract the relevant bits from the SuSE kernel patches. Someone on KDE-look has promised to make a gentoo boot-splash screen, it would be nice if we could use it when it's done :-D
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2002 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gentoo boot-splash-screen from kde-look.org is ready
site is: here
download it: here
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2002 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cid Highwind wrote:
Maybe we could extract the relevant bits from the SuSE kernel patches. Someone on KDE-look has promised to make a gentoo boot-splash screen, it would be nice if we could use it when it's done :-D


I'm working on the SuSE patches. Not all plain sailing though, even after applying all those which appear in a grep for the appropriate bits I still get compiler errors and grepping the remaining patches for the problems (looking for ones which make any changes to the problem structures) doesn't yeild anything... :(

edit: Just applied ALL SuSE patches, and it still bails. +it's late. /me is off to bed unsatisfied. :(
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BLASTER_ wrote:
actualy the lpp will work with vanilla 2.4.18 sources. it dosent apply to the gentoo sources. :(


Well I can't get them to apply to vanilla 2.4.18. Two hunks fail, and it won't compile without them. :(
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2002 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdpye wrote:
BLASTER_ wrote:
actualy the lpp will work with vanilla 2.4.18 sources. it dosent apply to the gentoo sources. :(


Well I can't get them to apply to vanilla 2.4.18. Two hunks fail, and it won't compile without them. :(


I had the same problem with the emerged vanilla sources. I snagged sources from kernel.org and it patched.
Odd, eh?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2002 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arkane wrote:
I had the same problem with the emerged vanilla sources. I snagged sources from kernel.org and it patched.
Odd, eh?


Strange indeed, cos I also tried

Code:
tar -xjf /usr/portage/distfiles/linux-2.4.18.tar.bz2
cd linux
patch -p1 < ../lpp.patch


And it still failed. Looking at the ebuild:

Code:
SRC_URI="http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/linux-${OKV}.tar.bz2"


So... I'm stumped.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so ... 5 months later ... anybody made it work?

i would love to have something like a graphical boot screen/animation for my gentoo-workstation.

any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joshua wrote:
so ... 5 months later ... anybody made it work?
Are you having clock skew problems? :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
joshua wrote:
so ... 5 months later ... anybody made it work?
Are you having clock skew problems? :lol:


argh ... i am sorry, ... hehe ... stupid joshua ... i confused the forum's dates ... forgive me

no, really, i tested my shiny new ldtm ("linux-driven time machine") to see what will be in about half a year ... :D
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've worked with it about 5 times since my last posting. I got the default boot screen up from the LPP guys distribution (some german distro), but I can't seem to get my own booted. That, and for some reason after the patch is applied, the swap space won't activate for me! Odd behavior heheh...

I read the documentation that went along with the theming, and it tells you exactly how to make a logo and includes utilities to convert the logo over to a linux_logo.h file.

As I said, I got their default boot logo going fine. Just the problem with replacing it, along with the swap space activation problem. My machine has grub problems when booting, so rebooting is PAINSTAKING for me. (takes 2 minutes sometimes) That, and my ECS motherboard has some sort of bios issue that makes it take close to 20 to 30 seconds to autodetect my drives. (even if I specify them, it takes the same amount of time.. right jumper settings) Kinda daunting to test a boot logo with :D
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got it kind of working, but i have problems aplying the patches - i tried various i found on the web that belong to various kernelversions. i did not find a patch for 2.4.19, which i actually use, so patching did not work quiet perfectly, i did most of it manually. the results looks useable, but there are two or three ugly init messages left and i cant use any other themes than the default, too.
so i have some questions:

* what kernel do you run, and what lpp-patch did you apply/where did you get it?
* how do i get rid of the init messages that begin with "INIT:" (like "init version 2.84 booting" or "INIT: switching to runlevel default")?


thanks for helping
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the patch for kernel 2.4.18. I couldn't find a patch for 2.4.19, and well.. 2.4.18 is alright in my book.
I got the patch from ftp://oss.gonicus.de/pub/goto which I *thought* I posted on here (I remember posting it) but I can't see it in the thread? hehe...

The themes package has full installation instructions. I snagged it before the LPP project started fragmenting into themes and patch. In order to make the console messages go away like you were talking about with INIT:, as a kernel parameter pass "CONSOLE=/dev/tty2 console=/dev/tty2". That will make all console boot messages (and anything console for that matter) go to /dev/tty2 and not the default /dev/tty1 where you are.

I used the vesa vga framebuffer, in case anyone is wondering.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aha, a topic where i can post something usefull :)
i happen to run 2.4.19 (vanilla) with lpp working nicely (vesa framebuffer)
but i don't know anymore where i just put the patch, but i will search all my machines tomorrow and hopefully i'll find it ... i think i found the 2.4.19 patch somwhere in a debian package (or slack, don't remember) ...
anyway, stay tuned
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2002 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be very cool.
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