Re: Kernel bootsplash without recompiling
Loïc Minier schreef:
> On Wed, Jun 14, 2006, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
>>I don't like the fact that I need to recompile the kernel to get a
>>bootsplash. I don't ask for a bootsplash by default, but I would like a
>>way to enable it with a standard kernel.
> Ubuntu starts Linux with a framebuffer atop of the VGA16 video driver
> and uses usplash in initrd and during system boot to display a boot
> splash screen.
> This doesn't need any kernel patch, but might require
> CONFIG_VGA16 to be in the kernel and not as a module.
When they use initrd, I think a module is OK.
> In my experience, the VGA16 FB didn't cause any problem, while using
> other drivers was quite risky on configurations running Xorg (garbled
> console when switching from X to tty[1-8]).
Thanks for your info.
Paul van der Vlis.