[Bug 24937] Re: please improve the bootsplash artwork

Lionel Dricot ploum at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 5 20:17:30 UTC 2006

I'm not sure this bug must be closed as, indeed, improve the artwork is always a good idea.

The thing I'm dreaming about is a splash theme that would be completely like the gnome splashscreen so, when GDM is in autologin mode, you don't really notice the difference between Boot and Gnome start.

For the pixel issue, I might be wrong but I guess it's purely technical. I guess that Suse use the Linux Frame buffer, wich can have an high resolution but doesn't work everywhere. (for exemple, my graphic card cannot display any framebuffer on any distro).
Ubuntu use a more generic approach that works everywhere so far. The bad point is that we are stuck on a low resolution.

I don't think it's really a problem because it's only a splash screen after all. Most users cannot tell the difference between 800x600 and 1280x1024 on their own screen ! ("ah ? You changed the size of the fonts ? I prefer big fonts !") so having an high-res splash screen seems too geeky to put effort in.
please improve the bootsplash artwork

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