Boot splash screens in 5.3

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Wed Dec 15 09:49:10 PST 2004

Paul Robinson wrote:

>On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 01:49:22PM +0000, Simon Burke wrote:
>>Im trying to find out how to add a bootsplash to 5.3. 
>>I've looked at the handbook and only saw details for 3.x.
>>Is it the same process??
>>I have a 320x200 bmp file already for this, i assume that is the
>>corrct size etc, as i read of a how-to for 3.x.
>man 5 loader.conf
>Tells you how to get a BMP or PCX sorted.

This works:

# cat /boot/loader.conf

The trick is, according to splash(4), that
the bitmap must be a 256-color one.  Once
I got that fixed, I have it going now....

Kevin Kinsey

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