Re: fbsplash: introducing fbplash in debian (howto)
Sure. We need a ton of help.
On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 12:02:19 -0200, André Filipe de Assunção e Brito
> Em Sáb, 2004-10-30 às 19:22 +0200, website escreveu:
> > On Saturday 30 October 2004 17:47, Luis M wrote:
> > > Well, I only care about people who actually have "silent" mode
> > > working. It seems that the reason some computers jump out of silent
> > > mode is because some kernel modules flag some alerts/warnings for
> > > whatever reason (usually not real emergencies; or not something that
> > > regular, mere mortals should care to read). I know power users could
> > > care less about silent mode. For the rest of us, there is a bootlogd
> > > that logs all boot messages to /var/log/boot. In case there are needed
> > > later. So for mere mortals the ideal Debian Desktop should be able to:
> > Yes it's true
> > >
> > > * Go into "super silent" mode where fbsplash/debsplash would NEVER
> > > show messages no matter what. Well, except perhaps when fsck is
> > > checking a drive... who knows (for those who don't use XFS, ext3 or
> > > whatever). In case fsck is going on, then it would be good if we can
> > > add another progress bar to display this only :-) but hey, this can be
> > > put in a TODO for later. And of course the F2 key to dump the whole
> > > thing to verbose should be an option (as sometimes some processes
> > > would stop the whole boot rc waiting for whatever. This happens to me
> > > when some USB drivers are being automatically loaded (cpia-usb) with
> > > the current 184.108.40.206 vanilla kernel and module tools from Sarge).
> > >
> > Please contact the developers before send a message like this to the ml.
> > How you must know, this "super-silent-mode" exists. It is done by a line in
> > the config file.
> > > * Enable bootlogd and make it clear that all messages are being logged
> > > there (perhaps a message that flashes through the screen during early
> > > boot in graphical mode). (it would be cooler if this message fades in
> > > and fades out)
> > >
> > > * And of course, the progress bar has to work. or else you get no
> > > sense of "something" happening.
> > >
> > > These are my own personal goals of course. I'm even putting time to do
> > > my own Debian-based CDs once we have debsplash working (currently in
> > > progress). I'll call this kiskeyix (and even have the domain for it:
> > > kiskeyix.org, which needs a website).
> > >
> > > In any case, for those willing to help out in this process. Be it
> > > debugging, coding, documentation or whatever is needed. You are more
> > > than welcome to jump into #debsplash channel in irc.freenode.net.
> > > Besides me, there are at least 2 other people there. So, we are small
> > > for now :-) (and need a ton of help).
> > And not, it is fake. we are in 4!
> > Me, you, Glyn and Mattew
> Maybe I can help too!
> > >
> > > The goal is to get this working with progressbar and all the initrc
> > > stuff needed. Hopefully we won't need to patch any Debian inirc
> > > scripts (like it used to be the case with buggy bootsplash).
> > >
> > Why do this?
> > fbsplash is designed to work with the newest initramfs images.
> > > Oh, and for those who got bootsplash to work my advise: dump it and
> > > jump into debsplash. I could never see any other GPL'ed project so
> > > buggy and so careless as bootsplash is. Perhaps because there are a
> > > lot of "comercially oriented" people behind it (SuSe et al). So, the
> > > patches work for their distros but are a pain to get to work for
> > > vanilla kernels. Remember that gensplash (gentoo) started as a port of
> > > bootsplash. And we are taking this almost "as-is" and debianizing it;
> > It is fake again. To implements it we need to hack the standard init process
> > > whatever we do to it will be passed on upstream (they are working
> > > closely with us). gensplash code and build system is UGLY.
> > Yes it should be "ugly" but remember that without gensplash, debsplash is
> > nothing
> > > I'm doing
> > > my best to use -dev packages from Debian and clean up the code as much
> > > as possible.
> > >
> > > --
> > > ----)(-----
> > > Luis M
> > > System Administrator
> > > LatinoMixed.com
> > >
> > > "We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and
> > > you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on" --
> > > Steve Jobs in an interview for MacWorld Magazine 2004-Feb
> > >
> > > No .doc: http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.es.html
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"We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and
you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on" --
Steve Jobs in an interview for MacWorld Magazine 2004-Feb
No .doc: http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.es.html