CFT: Graphics support for /boot/loader

martinko gamato at
Sun May 31 22:24:51 UTC 2009

Antony Mawer wrote:
> Do you know if it would be hard to modify splash(4) to supports 640x480 
> 4-bit images? At the moment, according to the man page:
>   "If the standard VGA video mode is used, the size of the bitmap must
>    be 320x200 or less."
> I would find a 640x480 image with a custom 16 colour palette and 
> appropriate dithering much more attractive than the current 320x200 but 
> with 256 colours offering (ignoring VESA, which seems to have varied 
> levels of support).
> At the moment, a 640x480 4-bit image is just gives me a blank screen 
> unless I load the VESA module (and on a VESA capable machine)

also VESA is unsupported on amd64 :-/

and even with VESA splash(4) limits images to 1024x768 :-(

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