dancing with the daemon

Steve Roome stephen_roome at pepcross.com
Thu May 27 04:09:46 PDT 2004

On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 03:07:06PM +0100, Gao Long wrote:
> There are still some things to do to accomplish it , it there any one who 
> is already doing it ? Or could I get any kind of suggestions ?

I wrote a syscons screensaver before by hacking up a new loadable module
which drew what I wanted on the screen. It's asking for trouble though,
surely this isn't stuff to put in the kernel, or even a module.

A better approach would be to pull the damn modules out of the kernel
and have one module that hands console output (vgl perhaps) 
to a userland program.

If you can put up with a just after boot movie player then that would be
far easier and more sensible than having an in kernel movie player.

You could have a boot splash that says "Loading Movie Player", and then
when everything is up and running go from there in userland.

In my humble opinion etc. etc.

	Steve Roome

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