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Re: Bootsplash doesn't work

To: Thomas Schlesinger <schlesinger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Sascha Wildner <saw@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 02:19:08 +0200

Thomas Schlesinger wrote:
It *appears* to me, that DragonFly switches for a split of a second into graphic mode (a ultra-short flickering on the screen), but then switches back to text output.

No, the flickering is probably due to VESA initialization or the VGA adapter loading a font.

I think the problem with the splash is that the decoders for the splash image (splash_{bmp,pcx}.ko) are not yet initialized when the splash is supposed to open. The splash is supposed to open when scinit() is called the first time from init386() (machdep.c) via cninit(). The splash_init() call in scinit() (syscons.c) then fails because the splash_{bmp,pcx}.ko hasn't been initialized yet.

Someone (I think it was Emiel Kollof) told me that the splash stopped working when the loader from FreeBSD 5 was imported.

I've looked into this several times and always ended up being frustrated.



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