Boot splash

Mark A. Nicolosi markan at penguinmail.com
Thu Nov 7 16:08:03 PST 2002



Paul Sprakes wrote:

> I've just found/made quite a neat solution. I came across a program called fbv
> - a framebuffer image viewer. So I run it early in my init process to view a
> large boot image (1280*1024). A problem with this is that it waits for user
> input before it continues the boot, so I modified the code to just display
> the image and exit. Now the image is displayed until it is overwritten (when
> X starts up).
>
> A minor problem with this is that the image doesn't display until the kernel
> has been unpacked and starts the init process, so there is a blank screen +
> penguin for a couple of seconds. However it has the added bonus of not being
> constrained by bit depth and doesn't bloat the kernel. You can also change
> the boot image at any time without recompiling the kernel. I could also call
> it several times during boot to display different images to emulate an
> interactive splash, but that's probably overkill :)

I tried this program a few months ago, but it displayed images wrong. I figured it

was, because I was running my fb in 24 bpp. What bit depth are you using?

--
Mark A. Nicolosi


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