Re: bootsplash as kernel binary module
On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 10:22, Christoffer Sawicki wrote:
> > I'm glad someone's working on this. This would clean up the boot
> > appearance immensely :)
> We need a better init system too...
We certainly do need something more flexible. So that we don't have to
patch rc/rcS or whatever other essential init scripts to make things
> > > I see that the license does say "GPL" I wonder where does Xandros
> > > has the code for that in their site :-) The essence of the GPL license,
> > > got it love it... In any case documentation for how to actually use it
> > > would be better, then doing a kernel-patch-* for Debian couldn't be that
> > > hard. Now let's see how to get this to work on 2.6.x...
> Hmm, I'm not sure if I get you but they don't *have to* have the code on their
> homepage. You could probably ask the guy who hosted the patch and ask him to
> send you all splashFX related stuff he can find in Xandros.
> */ Christoffer Sawicki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Well, since Xandros obviously modifies the stuff they use for their
Desktop, they must have the code published somewhere because it's
GPL'ed. That's what I meant to say. Now, if they didn't modify splashFX
at all, then they don't need to have it posted in their site, and you
Now about the documentation for it, I tried to contact the people doing
the bootsplash patches when I started playing with that and I never ever
ever got an answer, and I was very polite when I asked. I sent more than
one emails, and I waited for months. I came to the conclusion that the
project is just stale (or dead). I got a faster response from a kernel
developer who modifies the patch for the 2.6.x when it wasn't considered
Anyway, bootsplash is bad for many reasons: done kernel space, patching
the kernel needed (no modules), initrd, no way to make 100% silent,
I want to start playing with splashFX and see what can be done since
this code seems to be so clean and so simple.
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