Re: usplash in desktop task?
On Wed, 09 May 2007 02:22:15 +0200, David Härdeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 05:17:55PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Tue, 8 May 2007 18:39:28 +0200, Christian Perrier
>> <email@example.com> said:
>>> It is also perfectly obvious that nice boot environments tend to
>>> hide information (this is indeed why they're nice).
>> This is very subjective. I, for one, do not find hiding information
>> "nice". The information produced is better than nothing; which is
>> what pretty graphics usually are.
> "Hiding information"...I remember when most Linux distros had xconsole
> running in the background in X per default in order not to "hide"
> information, should we readd that as well?
You mean we no longer have xconsole running in the background?
Geez. I am so glad I did not dumb down my environment by running
the new fangled desktop thingies.
> Note that if something goes fatally wrong, usplash will switch back to
> VT1 where the text is available...and usplash will per default show
> all LSB-generated messages...
But there is value in the content even when things do not go
fatally wrong. I still think the default should be to be informative,
with the option of keeping pewople in the dark if the insist.
>> If nothing else, it tells my how much crap I have installed, and has,
>> in the past, induced me to clean up my machine.
> What kind of argument is this? I can write you a usplash init script
> that prints the output of "dpkg -l" during boot if that's what you
I see you have no idea about the kinds of information that is
actually presented during an ordinary boot.
How many retured bricklayers from FLORIDA are out purchasing PENCIL
SHARPENERS right NOW??
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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