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#51 2008-05-24 14:08:59

stylopath
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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

works like a charm here smile

Thank you!

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#52 2008-05-24 14:19:11

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

SpookyET wrote:

Is it possible to have a fancy progressbar like Ubuntu's? I know you can with fbsplash.

There should be such thing in splashy 0.4.

SpookyET wrote:

I thought that they don't want initscripts patched. They want you to override functions and put them in functions.d.

That's the only patch needed until we find out a workaround for killall5

SpookyET wrote:

I'm using GDM in the daemons array.

Also, I'm having issues with themes. It falls back to default. It might show archlinux-simplyblack at shutdown for the first time when you enable it, but that's it. It falls back to default. It can also drop you in tty1 instead of tty7.

I already fixed gdm/kdm/xdm/slim as daemon (in the DAEMON array in rc.conf)
I will look in the console behavior because splashy is acting weird (i think it's time to backport important fix from git).

luciferin wrote:

I'm having one small problem.  The scripts don't seem to support the inittab method of launching a display manager.  It works fine if I add GDM to my daemons array, but if I try to do this method (run level 5) Splashy just hangs on the last daemon launched and I have to ctrl+alt+del to restart.

Confirmed, the script doesn't work when you set initlevel 5 in /etc/inittab. I will look for a fix.

Thank you everybody for testing my work!

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#53 2008-05-24 15:04:53

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

lexiw wrote:
luciferin wrote:

I'm having one small problem.  The scripts don't seem to support the inittab method of launching a display manager.  It works fine if I add GDM to my daemons array, but if I try to do this method (run level 5) Splashy just hangs on the last daemon launched and I have to ctrl+alt+del to restart.

Confirmed, the script doesn't work when you set initlevel 5 in /etc/inittab. I will look for a fix.

i dont have that behaviour when using inittab 5 although im using kdm so the issue might only relate to gdm


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#54 2008-05-24 15:08:32

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

INCSlayer wrote:
lexiw wrote:
luciferin wrote:

I'm having one small problem.  The scripts don't seem to support the inittab method of launching a display manager.  It works fine if I add GDM to my daemons array, but if I try to do this method (run level 5) Splashy just hangs on the last daemon launched and I have to ctrl+alt+del to restart.

Confirmed, the script doesn't work when you set initlevel 5 in /etc/inittab. I will look for a fix.

i dont have that behaviour when using inittab 5 although im using kdm so the issue might only relate to gdm

I'm using gdm in inittab and runlevel 5 and don't have that problem. But i do have the black blinking squares at the top of the screen, but it doesn't annoy me.

Great work btw wink

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#55 2008-05-24 15:28:35

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

I have problem with splashy. Splash screen is shown for a while and it suddenly disappears (I suppose it happens when the progress bar is to be shown). I fails with:

Couldn't splashy_start_splashy(). Error -10

This message is shown because the function init_font() fails, but I have no idea how to investigate it further.

To make matters worse - it used to work, but I can't reproduce it. I rebooted few times, reinstalled, reran mkinitcpio, rebooted few times again and sometimes it was ok, but I can't tell why.

I have Compaq Evo n800w laptop with ATI Radeon 9000 onboard. I tried release 4, 5 and now 6 of your splashy package and it's the same. I tried it with radeonfb and first time it was fine, but I decided to change, because of low colour depth. Now i use v86d, but still it feels the error is quite random regardless of framebuffer choice.

Here are my configs

/boot/grub/menu.lst

kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda7 ro loglevel=0 splash

/etc/rc.conf

SPLASH="splashy"

/etc/mkinitcpio.conf

HOOKS="base v86d keymap autodetect udev pata splashy"

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#56 2008-05-24 16:29:55

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda7 ro loglevel=0 splash

what about vga=791 and quiet ;-) in that line of your menu.lst (like the tutorial says)

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#57 2008-05-24 16:38:44

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

j.roszk, are you running from the testing repo?  I had some issues until I enabled that (ran -Syu, then reinstalled the splashy packages)

Try changing your hooks to this:

HOOKS="base v86d splashy keymap autodetect udev pata"

Then reinstall your kernel.

Last edited by luciferin (2008-05-24 16:39:25)

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#58 2008-05-24 17:29:36

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

I can't get v86d to work? Does it work on ATI?

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#59 2008-05-24 19:10:45

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

I'm trying to get splashy working, and by so far, it works with arch-black-splashy theme, which comes within the AUR-package. But when changing the theme to anything (even default) it isn't working. I'm seeing "Loading initramfs" text and after that, when splashy is supposed to pop up, i only get blinking cursor for a second, and then normal verbose text boot, without any pictures.
Running splashy test as root works charmly, running it as an user it gives me "Framebuffer is not configured properly" but that's expected, right?

I have SPLASH="splashy" in my rc.conf and splashy in hook-section of mkinitcpio.conf and quiet vga=791 splash in menu.lst

What's wrong? Any ideas highly appreciated, thanks smile

Last edited by Detegr (2008-05-24 19:26:55)

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#60 2008-05-24 19:17:01

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

Detegr wrote:

I'm trying to get splashy working, and by so far, it works with arch-black-splashy theme, which comes within the AUR-package. But when changing the theme to anything (even default) it isn't working. I'm seeing "Starting initramfs" text and after that, when splashy is supposed to pop up, i only get blinking cursor for a second, and then normal verbose text boot, without any pictures.
Running splashy test as root works charmly, running it as an user it gives me "Framebuffer is not configured properly" but that's expected, right?

I have SPLASH="splashy" in my rc.conf and splashy in hook-section of mkinitcpio.conf and quiet vga=791 splash in menu.lst

What's wrong? Any ideas highly appreciated, thanks smile

When you use another theme you have to mkinitcpio -g /boot/kernel26.img (as root) again. Does it give you any errors when you do that?


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#61 2008-05-24 19:29:08

Detegr
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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

Yeah, i have done that but with no luck. I Forgot to mention that, sorry.

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#62 2008-05-24 19:42:14

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

Detegr wrote:

Yeah, i have done that but with no luck. I Forgot to mention that, sorry.

I've never tested any splashy theme not included in the splashy-themes package. Remember that the old splashy package (the one in aur) works a lot different from my version. The same is for initscripts-splash.

Here's a new version: http://slexiw.netsons.org/files/splashy-stuff3.tar.gz
-Fixed gdm/xdm/kdm/slim as daemons
-Fixed initlevel 5
-(should be) Fixed the console switching (but i'm probably wrong)

Edit:
A little note: after you upgrade splashy or change the theme, remember to rebuild your initramfs.

Last edited by lexiw (2008-05-24 19:44:13)

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#63 2008-05-24 19:47:45

Detegr
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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

Yeah, got it working. I needed to edit theme.xml image files for just "boot.png" etc. instead of "/usr/share/splashy/themes/<theme>/boot.png"

Thanks for the help anyway! smile

Just one thing, how can i run the initrc script for shutdown image when shutting my system down? It seems that splashy isn't running when shutting down...

Last edited by Detegr (2008-05-24 19:50:53)

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#64 2008-05-24 19:59:09

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

Repo updated (just i686 for now).

Statix if you can download the splashy-stuff3.tar.gz from lexiw's url and rebuild initscripts-splash and splashy, and then you send me to my e-mail x86_64 will apreciate you :-)

pacman -Syu everyone!

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#65 2008-05-24 20:52:29

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

still have problems with the black pixels


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#66 2008-05-24 23:42:08

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

After the last update, it doesn't show up on boot any more.

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#67 2008-05-24 23:47:29

lexiw
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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

SpookyET wrote:

After the last update, it doesn't show up on boot any more.

Do you get the usual messages and the system boots normally?

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#68 2008-05-25 00:34:37

ict
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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

Great work! Will it work without the testing-repo? I'd really like to try it out but I dont have the time to fix anything that activating testing could break.

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#69 2008-05-25 01:30:42

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

lexiw wrote:
SpookyET wrote:

After the last update, it doesn't show up on boot any more.

Do you get the usual messages and the system boots normally?

Yeah. I got quiet boot though. I should not see them.

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#70 2008-05-25 03:47:24

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

SpookyET wrote:
lexiw wrote:
SpookyET wrote:

After the last update, it doesn't show up on boot any more.

Do you get the usual messages and the system boots normally?

Yeah. I got quiet boot though. I should not see them.

Quiet boot only hides the kernel messages.  You'll still have the regular boot process thrown up on your screen (the list of everything that's being started).

New packages fixed all my problems on boot.  Everything is working perfectly here now.

Last edited by luciferin (2008-05-25 04:16:22)

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#71 2008-05-25 04:33:46

SpookyET
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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

luciferin wrote:
SpookyET wrote:
lexiw wrote:

Do you get the usual messages and the system boots normally?

Yeah. I got quiet boot though. I should not see them.

Quiet boot only hides the kernel messages.  You'll still have the regular boot process thrown up on your screen (the list of everything that's being started).

New packages fixed all my problems on boot.  Everything is working perfectly here now.

That's the thing. It worked with the older packages. It doesn't now.

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#72 2008-05-25 04:51:32

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

SpookyET wrote:
luciferin wrote:
SpookyET wrote:

Yeah. I got quiet boot though. I should not see them.

Quiet boot only hides the kernel messages.  You'll still have the regular boot process thrown up on your screen (the list of everything that's being started).

New packages fixed all my problems on boot.  Everything is working perfectly here now.

That's the thing. It worked with the older packages. It doesn't now.

I've been playing around with theme selection and I think I've got this a little figured out.  My "/etc/splashy/config.xml" has to look just like this to get it to show up on boot.  My "current_theme" selection shows up on shutdown no matter what, but whatever I have selected for the "default_theme" shows up on boot, or splashy fails to launch on certain initramfs.  That's as much as I've been able to figure out.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- Automatically generated by splashy_config. Do not edit -->
<splashy>
    <!-- themes directory: conventional path /etc/splashy/themes -->
    <themes>/usr/share/splashy/themes</themes>
    <!-- current theme could be relative the themes defined above or full path $
    <current_theme>archlinux-simplyblack</current_theme>
    <!-- full path to theme to fall back in case of problems. DO NOT CHANGE -->
    <default_theme>/etc/splashy/themes/archlinux-simplyblack</default_theme>
    <pid>/etc/splashy/splashy.pid</pid>
</splashy>

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#73 2008-05-25 17:48:06

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

Not good:

[root@LTS-Arch ~]# tupac -S splashy-themes
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets: archlinux-wallpaper-1.2-1  splashy-themes-0.3-1

Total Download Size:    0.00 MB
Total Installed Size:   11.60 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
:: Retrieving packages from archlinuxve...
splashy-themes-0.3-...     2.2K  203.9K/s 00:00:00 [#####################] 100%
checking package integrity...
:: File splashy-themes-0.3-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz is corrupted. Do you want to delete it? [Y/n] n
error: failed to commit transaction (corrupted package)
file splashy-themes-0.3-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz was corrupted (bad MD5 checksum)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

:S
I tried to download it again, but still no luck...


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Still an ArchLinux lover though.

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#74 2008-05-25 21:17:57

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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

Seems the repository is down, at least for me.


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#75 2008-05-26 07:26:11

stylopath
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Re: Arch Linux and Splashy, a big update

@luciferin: To me it seems that changing the theme first affects the shutdown screen and only effects the boot screen when creating a new initial ramdisk.
So, after chosing a theme and modifying the splashy-config, run  "mkinitcpio -g /boot/kernel26.img" , that should make splashy use the "new" theme that you chose.

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