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Hi, I've tried to install fbsplash in my gentoo installation (like the one in the gentoo live distribution: very very nice!); I've emerged fbsplash and added the support to the ...
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    framebuffer splash problem


    Hi,
    I've tried to install fbsplash in my gentoo installation (like the one in the gentoo live distribution: very very nice!); I've emerged fbsplash and added the support to the kernel (option CONFIG_FB_SPLASH); but when I recompile the kernel, the message "xxx theme not found" suggest me that something didn't go right. When I reboot with the new kernel no enhanced console seems to be activated.
    Note: I'm using kernel 2.6, so I think I don't need to patch its sources to support fbsplash... Am I wrong?

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    Do you have these options set:

    Code:
    CONFIG_FB=y
    CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS=y
    CONFIG_FB_SPLASH=y
    as well as the driver for your graphics card? (probably vesa...)

    Did you use splashutils to make an initrd? Where are you getting this compile error?
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    where's this "fbsplash"? I tried emerging it, doesn't exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormblazer
    where's this "fbsplash"? I tried emerging it, doesn't exist.
    The tools that you use with fbsplash are called 'splashutils'. fbsplash is enabled in the kernel.
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    might i suggest a 5 step approach to a fully working framebuffer splash?

    http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/project...easy-steps.php

    on a sidenote, make sure you have activated the following options in your kernel

    Code:
      ===> device drivers
          ===> block devices
                  <*> RAM disk support
                  &#40;16&#41;  Default number of RAM disks
                  &#40;4096&#41; Default RAM disk size &#40;kbytes&#41;
                  &#91;*&#93;   Initial RAM disk &#40;initrd&#41; support
    and
    Code:
      ===> device drivers
        ===>  graphics support
                 <*> Support for Frame Buffer Devices
                  .....
                  .....
                  .....
                  <*> VESA VGA Graphics Support
                            VESA driver type &#40;vesafb-tng&#41;
                  &#40;  &#41;  VESA Default Mode <<< make damn sure that is blank &#58;P
    
                       ======> console display driver support
                                    <*> framebuffer console support
                  <*>  support for framebuffer splash

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    From what I understand, it doesn't NEED initrd, you'll just get the splash image a little sooner...
    That said, I can't get it to work at all. No errors, it just doesn't work.
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    i got it working on my first try

    send me a private message and give me access to your box via SSH and i will get your framebuffer splash workin for yaz

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    I think I'll pass on that one...
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