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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Boot Splash Freezes when booting, please help Reply with quote

I set up the booting splash using the livecd 2007.0 theme, but it freezes as soon as the boot splash is launched, any suggestions on what I could have done wrong ?

Code:
 jesse # zcat '/boot/initramfs-bootsplash'  | cpio --list.
etc
etc/splash
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/Vera.ttf
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/640x480.cfg
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/background-640x480.png
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/overlay-480.png
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/verbose-640x480.png
lib64
lib64/splash
lib64/splash/sys
lib64/splash/proc
root
dev
dev/tty0
dev/console
dev/fb
dev/null
dev/vc
dev/misc
sbin
sbin/splash_helper
sbin/fbcondecor_helper
1455 blocks
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jesse,

A couple of questions:

Which kernel are you using, also have you enabled framebuffer console support and support for framebuffer console decorations in the kernel? Which framebuffer driver are you using?

At what point does it freeze?

Could you post your grub.conf?

Also, is it possible to get any log listings from dmesg?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

szensz-siempre wrote:
Hi Jesse,

A couple of questions:

Which kernel are you using, also have you enabled framebuffer console support and support for framebuffer console decorations in the kernel? Which framebuffer driver are you using?

At what point does it freeze?

Could you post your grub.conf?

Also, is it possible to get any log listings from dmesg?


Thanks for replying, I'm using Kernel 3.1.6, and enabled framebuffer console support and support for framebuffer console decorations. It freezes as soon as the Bootsplash is displayed. I don't what you mean framebuffer driver, and I had to delete the bootsplash information from grub.conf to be able boot Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Boot Splash Freezes when booting, please help Reply with quote

JESSEJJ89 wrote:
I set up the booting splash using the livecd 2007.0 theme, but it freezes as soon as the boot splash is launched, any suggestions on what I could have done wrong ?

Code:
 jesse # zcat '/boot/initramfs-bootsplash'  | cpio --list.
etc
etc/splash
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/Vera.ttf
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/640x480.cfg
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/background-640x480.png
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/overlay-480.png
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/verbose-640x480.png
lib64
lib64/splash
lib64/splash/sys
lib64/splash/proc
root
dev
dev/tty0
dev/console
dev/fb
dev/null
dev/vc
dev/misc
sbin
sbin/splash_helper
sbin/fbcondecor_helper
1455 blocks



Did you have you splash framebuffer working in a previous kernel? If so with one? I had a problem with my splash/frambuffer with 3.1.6 kernel as well see post here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-910058.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Boot Splash Freezes when booting, please help Reply with quote

DancesWithWords wrote:
JESSEJJ89 wrote:
I set up the booting splash using the livecd 2007.0 theme, but it freezes as soon as the boot splash is launched, any suggestions on what I could have done wrong ?

Code:
 jesse # zcat '/boot/initramfs-bootsplash'  | cpio --list.
etc
etc/splash
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/Vera.ttf
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/640x480.cfg
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/background-640x480.png
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/overlay-480.png
etc/splash/livecd-2007.0/images/verbose-640x480.png
lib64
lib64/splash
lib64/splash/sys
lib64/splash/proc
root
dev
dev/tty0
dev/console
dev/fb
dev/null
dev/vc
dev/misc
sbin
sbin/splash_helper
sbin/fbcondecor_helper
1455 blocks



Did you have you splash framebuffer working in a previous kernel? If so with one? I had a problem with my splash/frambuffer with 3.1.6 kernel as well see post here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-910058.html


I might be having the same problem, I'm new to Gentoo so I have played with current kernel. Did you ever find a solution ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Boot Splash Freezes when booting, please help Reply with quote

[quote="JESSEJJ89"]
DancesWithWords wrote:
JESSEJJ89 wrote:
I set up the booting splash using the livecd 2007.0 theme, but it freezes as soon as

Did you have you splash framebuffer working in a previous kernel? If so with one? I had a problem with my splash/frambuffer with 3.1.6 kernel as well see post here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-910058.html


I might be having the same problem, I'm new to Gentoo so I have played with current kernel. Did you ever find a solution ?


No not as yet. I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable with look at my .config file and figure it out?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="JESSEJJ89"]
szensz-siempre wrote:
I don't what you mean framebuffer driver


I was referring to the driver you are using to run your frame buffer devices. For example, I use "Userspace VESA VGA graphics support" so that I have support for my preferred resolution. In my case I had to make sure that I also emerged v86d and ensured that I had "Initial RAM filesystem and RAM disk (initramfs/initrd) support" enabled under general setup and also that "Initramfs source file(s)" was set to /usr/share/v86d/initramfs

Have you tried updating to the latest kernel seeing as DancesWithWords also had problems with that kernel?
Is there anything useful in dmesg?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="szensz-siempre"]
JESSEJJ89 wrote:
szensz-siempre wrote:
I don't what you mean framebuffer driver


I was referring to the driver you are using to run your frame buffer devices. For example, I use "Userspace VESA VGA graphics support" so that I have support for my preferred resolution. In my case I had to make sure that I also emerged v86d and ensured that I had "Initial RAM filesystem and RAM disk (initramfs/initrd) support" enabled under general setup and also that "Initramfs source file(s)" was set to /usr/share/v86d/initramfs

Have you tried updating to the latest kernel seeing as DancesWithWords also had problems with that kernel?
Is there anything useful in dmesg?


I used Vesa VGA graphics support, and also emerged v86d and configured the kernel. I'm also using the current kernel as I just installed Gentoo a week ago. Tomorrow I'll record the computer screen so you can exactly see how is it behaving. I apologize for being able to provide many details as I'm still learning this.
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