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Re: can we find a Debian solution for Bootsplash?

Christoffer Sawicki wrote:
Matthew P McGuire <gray@shadowglade.net> wrote:

This also doesn't account for grub or lilo if you dual boot and need the
boot selection menu. There are graphical options for lilo, but I do not
know about grub.

GRUB has support for graphics in almost the same way as LILO.

Ross Burton <ross@debian.org> wrote:

Wouldn't a complete init rewrite be a little over the top?  Porting rhbg
from Fedora would be a far easier solution and it does look quite nice.



As this would, at least, involve patching current init scripts (correct me if I'm wrong) I think it's better to redesign the whole init system to get it right. Anyway, RHGB on top of that new init system would be perfect.

(For those who want to use `bootsplash', maybe we could make a bootsplash enabled kernel available? For the time being, that is.)

*/ Christoffer Sawicki <qerub@home.se>

Hmm rhgb is a nice peice of software, it seems they have a list of things that happen built into the software that are announced as they happen. A quick glance over the source reveals a client/server arch in which the rhgb server is started and then starts X, upon which time gtk is used to do pretty stuff. Pretty intresting.

I myself am very intrested in something like this:


For a init rewrite for desktop use to be done properly it must support things like:

 * Alerting the user that new hardware was added to the system *after* boot
   and login.

 * Announcing it's actions and progress as it goes.

 * Handling boot failures gracefully.

 * Looking good, or not.

 * Single userish mode for failure recovery.

RHGB is nice, but it does not fill all of those needs, not that it would be a bad thing to have in debian or anything...

Matthew A. Nicholson

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