newcons splash screen

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at
Fri May 20 16:32:23 UTC 2016

I've started my loader / vt hacking again, but it'll all be post-11.0-RELEASE.

I'll tidy up some initial patches to loader and get them into git so
people can review/evaluate/test them.

I'm also hoping to land something vt_vesa'ish too, as I'd like to use
a vesa splash screen for non-EFI boots (for "reasons".)

Just bug me. Gently, but bug me.


On 20 May 2016 at 09:22, Kris Moore <kris at> wrote:
> On 05/20/16 12:06 PM, Juan Ramón Molina Menor wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> is it possible to use a splash screen yet with newcons? I've been
>>> looking at the source code for VT, and it would appear there has been
>>> some work done towards this?
>>> Also the wiki page shows limited support:
>>> I've tried the standard method of enabling a splash screen but it of
>>> course does not work. I don't think I was able to get it to work with
>>> syscons either whereas it used to work.
>>> Is there another way? Or is it still not ready yet?
>>> Joe Maloney
>> Hi!
>> Maybe you are already aware of it, but in 2014 there was a Google
>> Summer of Code project on improving the bootsplash:
>> It worked well with sc(4), but I don’t know wether it applies to vt(4)…
>> Juan
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> That project was done right before/during the conversion to Vt/NewCons.
> It is not vt aware :(
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