High-res 'bootsplash'

Scott James Remnant scott at ubuntu.com
Mon Jul 31 12:41:00 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-07-30 at 15:14 -0400, John Richard Moser wrote:

> Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 30, 2006 at 03:08:20PM +0200, Jonathan Carter wrote:
> > 
> >> I just read this blog entry from Debian planet, would this solve the
> >> suspend problem with a high-res usplash?
> >>
> >> http://hughsient.livejournal.com/2591.html
> > 
> > Unlikely, I'm afraid. There /is/ a potential mechanism for this - rather 
> > than using the kernel framebuffer driver, we could do vesa in userspace. 
> > This has a couple of drawbacks (x86-specific, would probably need 
> > additional code written in order to support amd64) but would allow 
> > higher resolutions without being likely to break suspend/resume.
> > 
> Could use VESA kdrive, but uh.  Okay so kdrive is really lightweight and
> all, but it's still, you know.  An X server.  It's BIG compared to a
> single-function, tiny little program to scribble on the screen!
If we've got an X server, I'm putting a frickin' login screen up -- not
a splash screen.  People can then be typing their username and password
while the machine boots

Scott James Remnant
scott at ubuntu.com
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