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Hello fellow Slackers, As you might have figured out by now, I am attempting to successfully install and configure splashutils, for the obvious reasons . For me however, I am ...
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    Gensplash/fbsplash for "Slackware-11"???


    Hello fellow Slackers,
    As you might have figured out by now, I am attempting to successfully install and configure splashutils, for the obvious reasons . For me however, I am becoming more accustomed to using the console and little by little, I am straying further from my GUI. This of course is not to say that I'm abandoning my graphical desktop altogether, I just want to strengthen my command line skills as much as possible . With that said, I come to the matter at hand, "Frame Buffer Splash"...

    I reinstalled Slackware-11 over my copy Slackware-Current(11_rc2) a couple of days ago. As ususal, I had no problems installing and seting up my box . I originally opted for the "huge26.s" kernel(linux-2.6.17.13), but shortly after that I decided to update my kernel to version "linux-2.6.18", as I said before, no problems. Then I decided to look into installing ~spock's "gensplash" and "splashutils", after having read that it can be installed on other distro's besides Gentoo.

    So I followed the how-to on j79zlr's web page, and I've run into a couple of problems that I know of . When I shutdown to reboot, my console went black, so I switched consoles and then switched back (i.e. Alt+F2, Alt+F1). After I did that I got my screen back but at the bottom it read...
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    INIT: Sending processes the KILL signal
    Can't open config file /etc/splash/Slackware/640x480.cfg
    No 8bpp silent picture specified in the theme config
    INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
    My first obvious question is "why is this happening?", but a more specific question would be...
    Why is the system looking for a "640x480.cfg" when I set it up to look for "1024x768.cfg"??? (Unless this may be due to a pre-exsisting condition?!?!?) So after I'm forced to do a hard shutdown, the reboot continues on to the Lilo prompt, where upon I hit enter for Slackware. At this point I'm met with yet another issue. After the screen reads "...Bios data check successful", I get a prompt which reads...
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    You passed an undefined mode number
    Press <RETURN> to see video modes available, <SPACE> to continue or wait 30 seconds
    ...Here again I'm a bit confused so in order for you my fellow Slackers to assist me through this obstacle, I will post my /etc/lilo.conf file ...
    Code:
    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    #
    # Start LILO global section
    boot = /dev/hda
    prompt
    timeout = 300
    vga = 790
    # ramdisk = 0    # paranoia setting
    # End LILO global section
    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
      root = /dev/hda2
      label = Slackware
      append="video=vesafb:1024x768-24@60,mtrr,ywrap splash=verbose,theme:Slackware CONSOLE=/dev/tty1"
      read-only
      initrd = /boot/fbsplash-Slackware-1024x768
    # Linux bootable partition config ends
    # Windows bootable partition config begins
    other = /dev/hda1
      label = WinXP
      table = /dev/hda
    # Windows bootable partition config ends
    To my knowledge, everything is where it is supposed to be, I followed the "How-To" to the tee. I even used, as the author recommends, his supplied "splashutils.tar.gz" file as well as his "splash_themes.tar.gz" file. If I've left anything out please let me know, your help is much appreciated, thanx...

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    Unhappy I have the same problem, just a litlle more confusing ^^!

    Hi all users:

    In same form that southpaw do, i follow the instructions from j79zlr's web page. I've compiled the kernel and installed all, and i didn't have any bootsplash. I put my dmesg, messages and lilo.conf.

    Dmesg

    radeonfb: Retrieved PLL infos from BIOS
    radeonfb: Reference=191.86 MHz (RefDiv=426) Memory=160.00 Mhz, System=133.00 MHz
    radeonfb: PLL min 12000 max 35000
    radeonfb: Monitor 1 type LCD found
    radeonfb: Monitor 2 type no found
    radeonfb: panel ID string: 1024x768
    radeonfb: detected LVDS panel size from BIOS: 1024x768
    radeonfb: Dynamic Clock Power Management enabled
    radeonfb (0000:01:05.0): ATI Radeon C6
    vesafb: ATI Technologies Inc., U1 , 01.00 (OEM: ATI CABO )
    vesafb: VBE version: 2.0
    vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:51a9
    vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c523d, set palette = c00c5289
    vesafb: pmi: ports = 9010 9016 9054 9038 903c 905c 9000 9004 90b0 90b2 90b4
    vesafb: no monitor limits have been set
    vesafb: scrolling: redraw
    vesafb: cannot reserve video memory at 0xe0000000
    vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xed900000, using 6144k, total 65472k
    fb1: VESA VGA frame buffer device


    messages
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: radeonfb: Retrieved PLL infos from BIOS
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: radeonfb: Monitor 1 type LCD found
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: radeonfb: Monitor 2 type no found
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: vesafb: ATI Technologies Inc., U1 , 01.00 (OEM: ATI CABO )
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: vesafb: VBE version: 2.0
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:51a9
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c523d, set palette = c00c5289
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: vesafb: pmi: ports = 9010 9016 9054 9038 903c 905c 9000 9004 90b0 90b2 90b4
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: vesafb: no monitor limits have been set
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: vesafb: scrolling: redraw
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xed900000, using 6144k, total 65472k
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: fb1: VESA VGA frame buffer device
    Jun 6 23:10:19 localhost kernel: natsemi eth0: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xd0003000 (0000:00:12.0), 00:0b:cd:a5:23:fb, IRQ 11, port TP.
    Jun 6 23:10:46 localhost kernel: fbsplash: console 5 using theme 'SlackwareLinux'
    Jun 6 23:10:46 localhost kernel: fbsplash: switched splash state to 'on' on console 5
    Jun 6 23:10:56 localhost kernel: fbsplash: switched splash state to 'off' on console 5
    Jun 6 23:10:46 localhost kernel: fbsplash: console 5 using theme 'SlackwareLinux'
    Jun 6 23:10:46 localhost kernel: fbsplash: switched splash state to 'on' on console 5
    Jun 6 23:10:56 localhost kernel: fbsplash: switched splash state to 'off' on console 5

    --- lilo.conf ---
    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    #
    # Start LILO global section
    boot = /dev/hda
    message = /boot/boot_message.txt
    prompt
    timeout = 1200
    # Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
    change-rules
    reset
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    # vga = 773
    # Normal VGA console
    # vga = normal
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
    # vga=791
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
    # vga=790
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    # vga=773
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
    # vga=788
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
    # vga=787
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
    # vga=771
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
    # vga=785
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
    # vga=784
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
    # vga=769
    # End LILO global section
    # Windows bootable partition config begins
    other = /dev/hda1
    label = Windows
    table = /dev/hda
    # Windows bootable partition config ends

    # Linux Lilo Configuration (Without BS)
    image = /boot/vmlinuz-2-2
    initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
    root = /dev/sda4
    label = Linux
    read-only
    # End Extra Configuration

    # Linux Extra Lilo Configuration (With BS)
    image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-bs
    label = Linux_BootS
    root = /dev/sda4
    append="video=vesafb-tng:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-32@60 quiet splash=silent,theme:SlackwareLinux CONSOLE=/dev/tty1"
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrdb.splash
    # End Extra Configuration

    My configuration for booting, and other things:

    Kernel Version: 2.6.18
    Patched with vgafb-ntg and GenSplash
    /dev/fbsplash present

    Personalizated initrd (i didnt use initramfs, i don't know if this can do some troubles with Gensplash):
    -- Added the routine for Gensplash in linuxrc
    -- Added some sub-routines for dev recognizing (i use linux in a usb-hdd connected to a pcmcia usb card)
    -- Added the files for Gensplash support (Taked from a initramfs generated, uncompressed and copied into initrd)

    I don't know if my initrd is causing problems, or if i have to do something more... If anyone can guide me, i've very pleased ^^

    Cheers

    Biz

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    i'm using the bootsplash but without any problem my steps are:
    download and install the bootsplash utility from
    LinuxPackages: Results

    download the kernel patch ,and patch the kernel with bootsplash configuration enabled and not the logo !
    ftp://ftp.bootsplash.org/pub/bootsplash/kernel/

    make a initrd image:
    mkinitrd initrd
    splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/slackware/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg >> initrd.gz

    edit the lilo configuration (i think you know how to do it)
    i've done this many times in our computers,so if you need any more information post here please.
    when all these steps are fine you can use the progressbar bash function also to non verbose mode.

    Cheers.
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    Yes, but here we're talking from gensplash. Bootsplash and Gensplash are not the same. I have tried with the two ways (trying using bootsplash and gensplash, obviously not at the same time ^^!). Well, i'm going to try again with bootsplash. Maybe i miss some configuration or something else.

    Well, cheers

    Biz

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    Quote Originally Posted by biz004 View Post
    Yes, but here we're talking from gensplash. Bootsplash and Gensplash are not the same. I have tried with the two ways (trying using bootsplash and gensplash, obviously not at the same time ^^!). Well, i'm going to try again with bootsplash. Maybe i miss some configuration or something else.

    Well, cheers

    Biz
    Yes i know there are not the same,but for me what is the idea to use Gensplash if we can use the bootsplash and for me bootsplash is working perfect with nice graphic and progressbar.
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    Ok, i will try once again with bootsplash, before that, i will change my lilo.conf to this

    append="video=radeonfb:ywrap,mtrr,1024x768-32@60 quiet splash=silent,theme:SlackwareLinux CONSOLE=/dev/tty1"

    I hope this time to be luckly, if not, i'll try again with bootsplash

    Biz

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    Ok good luck, for me i prefer to use Grub instead of Lilo.
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