Re: usplash or fbsplash?
On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 14:33:10 -0400, Orlando Fiol <email@example.com> wrote:
> The commercial debian based distro XandrOS uses a bootsplash like
> feature called splashfx that works in userspace. The Splashfx supposes
> to be a Gnu project but I couldn't find it. Anyone have more info
> about this?
We have talked about this previously in this list. Just check the archives.
>From what I recall, splashfx does need some kind of kernel help. And
the patch you can get it from googling a bit. I look at that source
before and man it was ugly.
However, don't take my word for it. I look at it for a few hours in a
day, so, I might be wrong. I saw that some people would get Xandros
kernel and diff against a vanilla kernel to get the patch out... We
don't want to mess with the kernel.
"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
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