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#1 2004-07-02 11:05:21

rensel
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ArchPool bootsplash theme

I made a bootsplash theme for ArchLinux, modifying the original "SwirlPool" theme with the ArchLinux logo and colours.
You can find the theme here:
http://www.bootsplash.de/files/themes/T … ol.tar.bz2
And here is the "silent" screenshot:
Theme-ArchPool-silent.png
The verbose screenshot here:
http://www.bootsplash.de/files/themes/s … se-top.png
Hope you enjoy it  wink


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#2 2004-07-02 13:36:59

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

Quite nice.

Is the middle-part a snipplet, do show us what it looks like during boot-process, or does the splash really look like that?

I would like to see the communities kernel boot-slash-patched, and grub also.


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#3 2004-07-02 16:27:21

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

I think that the screenshot was taken during the boot process using VMWare and its Capture screen command, so yes, it really looks like that (if you enable the progressbar, of course)  big_smile

I made a bootsplash-patched kernel 2.6.7 package, just "wget" it from http://rensel.altervista.org/altro/kern … pkg.tar.gz (following the link won't work)... but I couldn't find a splashimage patch for GRUB 0.95...  sad


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#4 2004-07-04 06:26:56

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

Hi,
I`ve also created a bootsplash-theme for arch which you can find here:
http://www.bootsplash.de/files/themes/s … silent.png
(as screenshot) and  here:
http://www.bootsplash.de
as tarball.
Maybe it`s interesting for you all (or not  ;-) )
Greetings


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#5 2004-07-06 20:47:22

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

I can not seem to get your patched kernel to install. What are the steps i need to take to get it to install properly?


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#6 2004-07-07 12:08:05

rensel
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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

wget http://rensel.altervista.org/altro/kern … pkg.tar.gz
pacman -Uf kernel26-2.6.7-1.pkg.tar.gz

Then install the "splashutils" package from ftp.archlinux.org/incoming
To use my bootsplash, just untar the archive in /etc/bootsplash/themes (after makeing the dir) and give this command:

splash -s -f /etc/bootsplash/themes/ArchPool/config/bootsplash-1024x768.cfg > /boot/initrd.splash

Then edit your lilo.conf

image=/boot/vmlinuz26
label=arch
vga=0x317
root=/dev/discs/discX/partX ## your boot or root partition
append="video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr splash=silent"
initrd=/boot/initrd.splash
read-only

...or your menu.lst

title arch
root (hdX,X) ## your boot or root partition
kernel=(hdX,X)/boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/discs/discX/partX video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr vga=0x317 splash=silent ro
initrd=(hdX,X)/boot/initrd.splash

And it should work!


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#7 2004-07-07 20:41:28

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

nice. thanks for the help man.


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#8 2004-07-07 21:06:07

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

This is what I get when doing pacman -Uf kernel26-2.6.7-1.pkg.tar.gz

pacman -Uf kernel26-2.6.7-1.pkg.tar.gz
loading package data... load_pkg: missing package info file in kernel26-2.6.7-1.pkg.tar.gz


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#9 2004-07-08 06:53:59

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

jsutnoni wrote:

This is what I get when doing pacman -Uf kernel26-2.6.7-1.pkg.tar.gz

pacman -Uf kernel26-2.6.7-1.pkg.tar.gz
loading package data... load_pkg: missing package info file in kernel26-2.6.7-1.pkg.tar.gz

I got exactly the same error, but applying the patch manually to a freshly downloaded vanilla kernel worked fine.

However, when I try to build the splashutils package it just fails on me rather nastily. Might be an issue with nptl gcc maybe?

EDIT: it worked when using "make splash" instead of just "make". Seems like the stuff that failed is extraeneous anyway.

EDIt 2: Oh, and its a great bootsplash theme, thanks  big_smile

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#10 2004-07-08 10:02:02

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

Iv never patched a kernel. I think I may give it a try though. Actully Iv really never patched anything successfully. Wish me luck LOL.


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#11 2004-07-29 18:19:22

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

Does this include a progress bar like in the screenshot?  I have the bootsplash working, but the progress bar doesn't work.  I noticed a progress_bar setting in the cfg file, which looks to be on.  But reading this page, it looks like to me there should be more files for the progress bar.  Thanks for any help in advance.

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#12 2004-07-30 09:24:56

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

@ freakyc

Take a look at this thread:
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … bootsplash

You have tp patch some of your your /etc/-files.
You need bogomipz`s patch from here:
http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~becken/files/b … ipts.patch

With this patch progressbar is working well!

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#13 2004-09-26 21:59:34

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

Isn't it possible to patch a kernel that is installed by using:

pacman -S kernel26

?


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#14 2004-11-17 20:43:48

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

Pink Chick wrote:

Quite nice.

Is the middle-part a snipplet, do show us what it looks like during boot-process, or does the splash really look like that?

I would like to see the communities kernel boot-slash-patched, and grub also.

Recently I made a grub patched package, I will upload it soon.

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#15 2004-11-17 22:14:00

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

Where is the kernel patch, and how do I apply it?
I've only found discussions about making the progressbar work and an outdated guide that doesn't work sad


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#16 2004-11-17 23:29:57

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

I'd like to get this working too... I'll look into some of it - I used to have this running on 2.4 - it's sweet

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#17 2004-11-17 23:38:35

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

http://www.bootsplash.de/

The arch theme is there

I guess I should finally build my own kernel again if I want things to be this pretty.... sigh

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#18 2004-11-18 04:44:35

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

oscar wrote:

Where is the kernel patch, and how do I apply it?
I've only found discussions about making the progressbar work and an outdated guide that doesn't work sad

There are two splash technologies to choose from:
1. bootsplash (8bit, or 16bit, 60Hz) http://www.bootsplash.org. A bit outdated.
2. fbplash (from 8bit upto 32bit, any Hz) http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash Better tech, but there are a lot less info about it, mainly on Gentoo forums.

And any of them requires some steps to acomplish it:
1. Patching the kernel
2. Compiling and/or installing support files (splash or splashutils)
3. Addign your splash theme to the system (usually in /etc)
4. Modyfing your lilo.conf or grub.conf to handle the display mode.
5. Modifying the startup scrips to handle a progress bar in splash silent mode.

Steps 1-4 are easy (patching with the usual patch command, compile), copying files to your /etc/splash??? dir.  The problem is the 5th step.  Without that you will have only a nice background for your boot messages, but the messages will still appear onscreen (known as a verbose mode).  AFAIK those scripts are still not 100% finalized on Arch.

Also in addition to bootsplash.org, if you visit http://www.bootsplash.de you will find some more recent kernel patches in addition to splash images.

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#19 2004-11-18 04:49:42

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Re: ArchPool bootsplash theme

Pink Chick wrote:

Quite nice.

Is the middle-part a snipplet, do show us what it looks like during boot-process, or does the splash really look like that?

I would like to see the communities kernel boot-slash-patched, and grub also.

Jejeje, done and look's beautifull.

Get the info here big_smile

Let's now wait until the kernel/scripts stuff is done.  Or better just give a hand so it could be available sooner  big_smile

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