[svlug] Re: Penguin at Boot-up

Richard Jennings Richard_Jennings at sandia.gov
Thu May 11 08:51:02 PDT 2000


Greetings,
>>But the fun  part was, about a quarter of the way through, this cute little
>
>I found it, it wasn't the framebuffer. Under console drivers you need to
>enable the VESA-Console driver.
>Of course this leaves you with a post-boot VESA console, meaning less than
>wonderfull colors and text-size. If somebody knows a way to swithc the
>screen back to 80 Character mode (a linux equavilent to the dos command mode
>CO80) then this can become very nice indeed.
>
>Ciao
>A.J. Venter
>
>
I asked this question on the Linux embedded list. Here's a summary of the
responses and related links.

My Question:
>>Does anyone know how to display an image at boot time. I would like
>>to have a splash screen that displayed during the boot process.
>>
>>Caldera and Corel both have a graphical display at boot but I
>>haven't been able to figure out how it is done.
>>
>>Thanks
>>Richard
>>

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>From: Mike McQuade <mmcquade at aa.net>
>Subject: Re: Graphics at boot up
>
>
>
>We do it with the Frame Buffer, it shows up
>right after the BIOS screen.
>
>See: http://linux.com/tuneup/database.phtml/Misc/000680.html
>
>Mike
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>From: shock <shock at dancris.com>
>Subject: Re: Graphics at boot up
>
>
>
>http://www.glue.umd.edu/~weave/vmwprod/linux_logo/
>http://www.hanno.de/linux-bootlogo/
>http://www.stack.nl/~stilgar/lilo/index.html

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>Caldera 2.4 includes their patched up lilo (lacks source and uses a modified
>message file containing a PCX minus headers plus some x86 asm -- ugh).
>
>It also includes their patched up version of GRUB (which is a much nicer).
>
>  -Erik
>
>--
>Erik B. Andersen   Web:    http://www.xmission.com/~andersen/
>                    email:  andersee at debian.org
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>From: Mike Rushford <rushford at wenet.net>
>Reply-To: rushford at wenet.net
>Organization: Eyes on the Skies
>X-Accept-Language: en
>To: Richard Jennings <rjennings at home.com>
>Subject: Redhat 6.0 and Framebuffer devices HOWTO
>
>http://rickrichardson.freeservers.com/linux/rh60vesafb.html
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>>  On Mon, 19 Oct 1998, ari wrote:
>>
>>  > > Does anyone have an extensive HOWTO on boot logos and
>>  > > installing/configuring one?
>>
>>	I thought I remember seeing that the 2.1.x series of kernels had
>>  boot logos built into the kernel. From what I understood, one would get as
>>  many logos as one had processors. According to the Docs, you've got to
>>  enable the extra "VGA" console capability. But, of course, I never did get
>>  a logo to show up. Has anyone else heard about boot logos in 2.1.x?
>>
>>	Either way, I too would be interested in finding out how to get a
>>  boot logo. :)
>
>It's in the 2.1 series and has been for a while now (well, it's been there
>even longer for non-x86 ports, but we've finally got it for Intel too)....
>Just enable vesafb when you compile your new kernel.
>
>Basically, what this does is hook into a VESA 2.0 (linear frame buffer)
>video mode through the BIOS at bootup.  So, your console will now be
>graphical and slower, and you have to have a card supporting VESA 2.0, but
>you get a cool little pic of Tux for every CPU in your system.  If you have
>VESA 2.0 card that doesn't have an X server, you can run X by using the
>XFree86 frame buffer server over this.  It's kinda slow, but slow X is
>better than none....
>
>Some hardware has accelerated versions of the framebuffer (yeah, Linux now
>has graphics drivers in the kernel ;-) which are a lot faster than the
>default vesafb....
>
>There are some docs in Documentation/fb (and, of course, drivers/video) in
>the new kernels, and Alex Beull's written a HOWTO for it, but I don't
>remember the URL off-hand.
>
>ObPoliticalCorrectness:  the Tux used to be pictured with a mug of decidedly
>non-virtual beer in his flipper.  As part of the goal of World Domination
>Now! (including, say, fundamentalist Islamic countries where cultural norms
>might exclude running an OS because of such pictures), that's been
>sanitized....
>
>later,
>chris
>
>--
>Chris Ricker                                            kaboom at gatech.edu
>                                                chris.ricker at m.cc.utah.edu
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>From: Mike Rushford <rushford at wenet.net>
>Reply-To: rushford at wenet.net
>Organization: Eyes on the Skies
>X-Accept-Language: en
>To: Richard Jennings <rjennings at home.com>
>Subject: HOWTO-framebuffer
>
>http://real1.cie.fr/gcu/doc/HOWTO-framebuffer-1.0pre3.html

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HTH
Richard
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