dancing with the daemon

Nicolas Souchu nsouch at free.fr
Fri May 28 13:04:00 PDT 2004

On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 12:09:07PM +0100, Steve Roome wrote:
> 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.

No keep it in the kernel for the very early boot!

Look the screenshots at http://www.freebsd.org/~nsouch/kgi4BSD and be sure
I'll do something with your code ;)

Nicholas Souchu - nsouch at free.fr - nsouch at FreeBSD.org

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