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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:11 pm    Post subject: gentoo-sources-2.6.12 borks fbsplash Reply with quote

using vesafb-tng here. fbsplash no longer displaying my splash ramdisk on boot. now just a black background.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not the only one, i'm getting the same problem with radeonfb. Has anybody got it working with the 2.6.12 kernel?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i got the fbsplash working again under 2.6.12. i was using the stable splashutils before and the fix entails unmasking the ~ version. here's what i did in detail:
Code:
# echo media-gfx/splashutils ~x86 >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
# emerge splashutils
now rebuild your ramdisk image. you must do this as the format has changed. i use the emergence theme:
Code:
# splash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/fbsplash-emergence-1280x1024 -r 1280x1024 emergence
and now tweak your grub.conf. my splash line used to be:
Code:
 splash=verbose,theme:emergence
and i changed it to:
Code:
 splash=verbose,fadein,theme:emergence quiet CONSOLE=/dev/vc/1
you may need to use /dev/tty1 instead (my /dev/tty1 is a symlink to /dev/vc/1).

i rebooted and even got the splash image earlier than before, so that's great. seems as if ramdisk images in the older format are not working anymore...hope this is helpful.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:12 am    Post subject: Re: gentoo-sources-2.6.12 borks fbsplash Reply with quote

drphibes wrote:
using vesafb-tng here. fbsplash no longer displaying my splash ramdisk on boot. now just a black background.
You need to use "udev-058 or newer, and splashutils-1.1.9.6 or newer" according to the changelog.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:20 am    Post subject: Re: gentoo-sources-2.6.12 borks fbsplash Reply with quote

codergeek42 wrote:
You need to use "udev-058 or newer, and splashutils-1.1.9.6 or newer" according to the changelog.

ah ha. it seems to work here with udev 056, but maybe i'll unmask 058 as documented.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using ~x86 with 058-udev and newest splashutils but I'm also not getting my background splash, just the text.
Any solutions for this? I also use lilo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

prr56 wrote:
I'm using ~x86 with 058-udev and newest splashutils but I'm also not getting my background splash, just the text.
Any solutions for this? I also use lilo.

Same here. Worked perfectly but the update to
Code:
[ebuild   R   ] sys-fs/udev-058  (-selinux) -static 0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] media-gfx/splashutils-1.1.9.6-r1  -hardened -kdgraphics +png +truetype 0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] media-gfx/fbgrab-1.0  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.12  -build -doc -symlink (-ultra1)

and splash not longer works.

I continually see messages that I don't have a CONSOLE line in my kernel options, but I do.

I no longer have a /dev/fbsplash node either. (maybe related to new udev?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a solution for my problem.

Seems the latest splashutils uses tty16 also. I have applied the config-nr-tty-devices patch to my kernel and only set 12. When I changed to 16, splash screen started to work again.

FYI The quiet and fadein options for passing as kernel options are not a requirement.
The quiet option simply hides the initial kernel messages before the splash screens are started.

And I still have no /dev/fbsplash but splash works fine. I see /etc/init.d/splash checks for it, but it still works for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Headrush wrote:
prr56 wrote:
I'm using ~x86 with 058-udev and newest splashutils but I'm also not getting my background splash, just the text.
Any solutions for this? I also use lilo.

Same here. Worked perfectly but the update to
Code:
[ebuild   R   ] sys-fs/udev-058  (-selinux) -static 0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] media-gfx/splashutils-1.1.9.6-r1  -hardened -kdgraphics +png +truetype 0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] media-gfx/fbgrab-1.0  0 kB
[ebuild   R   ] sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.12  -build -doc -symlink (-ultra1)

and splash not longer works.

I continually see messages that I don't have a CONSOLE line in my kernel options, but I do.

I no longer have a /dev/fbsplash node either. (maybe related to new udev?)


I found out, using splashutils-1.1.9.6 splash is working again. Splashutils-1.1.9.6-r1 does not work on my system either.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried out splashutils-1.1.9.6 still same problem. I'm using Intel 3.0 w/ HT-SMP on Abit IC7-Max. I'm getting @ beginning of boot mtrr errors. Anyone else with this problem?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case it helps, I had splashutils 1.1.9.6 and 2.6.11 running, when I upgraded to 2.6.12 I got black text, I needed to remerge splashutils because it seems it builds off the kernel a little bit.

Except now it seems the verbose mode has no bounds, as the text is running off the normal box and to the bottom fo the screen. Anyone else notice this (theme = livecd-2005.0)?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried following this forum post but to no avail. I still don't have any fbsplash at bootup. Here is what I have come up with so far:

Emerged Latest udev and splashutils
Code:

*  media-gfx/splashutils
      Latest version available: 1.1.9.6-r1
      Latest version installed: 1.1.9.6
      Size of downloaded files: 2,807 kB
      Homepage:    http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/
      Description: Framebuffer splash utilities.
      License:     GPL-2

*  sys-fs/udev
      Latest version available: 058
      Latest version installed: 058
      Size of downloaded files: 412 kB
      Homepage:    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/udev.html
      Description: Linux dynamic and persistent device naming support (aka userspace devfs)      License:     GPL-2


edited the grub.conf file:

Code:


title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.11.7
# Partition where the kernel image (or operating system) is located
root (hd1,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r11.7 root=/dev/sdb3 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr,1600x1200-16@85 splash=verbose,fadein,theme:emergence quiet CONSOLE=/dev/tty1
initrd (hd1,0)/boot/fbsplash-emergence-1600x1200



/boot

Code:

lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       1 Jun 19 12:56 boot -> .
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   28635 Jun 23 00:10 config-2.6.11-gentoo-r11
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   29571 Jun 23 19:55 config-2.6.11-gentoo-r11.5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   29631 Jun 24 07:48 config-2.6.11-gentoo-r11.6
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   29716 Jun 24 15:54 config-2.6.11-gentoo-r11.7
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  607326 Jun 24 15:17 fbsplash-emergence-1024x768
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1273134 Jun 24 15:18 fbsplash-emergence-1600x1200
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     664 Jun 24 22:59 grub
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2102464 Jun 23 00:10 kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r11
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2238496 Jun 23 19:55 kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r11.5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2098863 Jun 24 07:48 kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r11.6
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2161364 Jun 24 15:54 kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r11.7


Hardware is ati9800 pro with an AMD64 3000+

Is there anything obviously wrong or missing?? Do you need any other information?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johoe wrote:
I found out, using splashutils-1.1.9.6 splash is working again. Splashutils-1.1.9.6-r1 does not work on my system either.

If r1 doesn't work check your /usr/src/linux link.

As far as I know the only difference with r1 is that it uses KERNEL_DIR instead of /usr/src/linux.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you try rebuilding the ramdisk with something like this:
Code:
splash_geninitramfs -v -g /boot/fbsplash-emergence-1280x1024 -r 1280x1024 emergence
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK fellas, this finally worked for me. Some one has updated the splash wiki and I added the lines "quiet" and "CONSOLE=/dev/tty1" like some of you have said to do and it now WORKS:D I really though would like to find out what borked it originally. Is it because of no /dev/fbsplash in newer splashutils or what is the significance of CONSOLE=/dev/tty1?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

prr56 wrote:
OK fellas, this finally worked for me. Some one has updated the splash wiki and I added the lines "quiet" and "CONSOLE=/dev/tty1" like some of you have said to do and it now WORKS:D I really though would like to find out what borked it originally. Is it because of no /dev/fbsplash in newer splashutils or what is the significance of CONSOLE=/dev/tty1?

CONSOLE=/dev/tty1

I have no /dev/fbsplash and it works fine.
Take away CONSOLE=/dev/tty1 from the kernel options line and silent splash screen no longer works.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, thanks for the information. It's been helpful.

I've been following this thread and I get the initial livecd-2005.0 splash screen with the progress bar. But, I don't have a background image on the console.
Here's some background:
Quote:

uname -a
Linux tux 2.6.12-gentoo-r1 #2 Sun Jun 26 08:27:41 CDT 2005 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux


My grub.conf looks like this:
Quote:
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.12-gentoo-r1
root (hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.12-gentoo-r1 root=/dev/hda3 video=vesafb:1024x768-32@85 splash=silent,theme:livecd-2005.0 quiet acpi=force CONSOLE=/dev/tty1
initrd /boot/splash-livecd-2005.0-1024x768


My kernel is compiled manually using the genkernel config defaults, vesafb-tng and such. I've also followed the Wiki howto.

Anyone know why there is no background image on my consoles? Also, don't know if this is related, I used to be able to use my left and right Windows keys to cycle through the consoles. Anyone know where this functionality comes from?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks to this post my upgrade to kernel 2.12-gentoo-r1 went flawlessly

- upgraded udev and splashutils
- recreated my initrd

everything ok :D

thanks, guys
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got gensplash working too but i use vga=xxx instead of video=vesafb:xxx
i got udev 058 and latest splashutils
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone said, splashutils uses something from the kernel source directory. I tried the other tips in this thread + wiki without any luck until I reemerged splashutils. Now it works fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works great for me!

Only one problem: I can't halt anymore :?

When I halt, I see the splashscreen comming up with the progressbar and everything works ok. But when it reaches 100% it just goes to the console and refuses to halt the machine. When I type halt a second time it says: "System halted"

EDIT:
Mmm... I tried to halt it again and now it works. I don't know why it went wrong in the first place.
A second problem, which also doesn't happen always, is that when X starts my screen gets all crazy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bassvandijk wrote:
Only one problem: I can't halt anymore :?

You are using gentoo-sources-2.6.12-r1 or r2 with mounted NTFS drives?
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97219
This problem is solved in 2.6.12-r3
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I tried the other tips in this thread + wiki without any luck until I reemerged splashutils. Now it works fine.


That worked for me Thank You. I would like to add "with a lot of frustration" before that sentence.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works fine, except .. splash images are not set on all defined consoles, i defined "0 1 2 3 4 5 11" but only on "0 1 2 3 4" it is set, anyone know how to fix it.

Using 2.6.12-r4 kernel and up to date splashutils.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After updating to gentoo-sources-2.6.12-r4 and splashutils-1.1.9.6-r1 today, I added "CONSOLE=/dev/tty1" to my kernel boot options. But now it hangs with the last message "Setting framebuffer console images" and a lot of errors in /sbin/splash in line 66 ("/sbin/splash: line 66: +5*: syntax error: operand expected (error token is "*")".

I have rebuild the ram-disk, too.

Any ideas?
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