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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.  

OK, interesting.

> 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.

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

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